Regional Briefs – June 21, 2017

Nazi Flag Discovered Spread Across School Floor

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. – A Nazi-themed flag was discovered in a storage building of a school, the second such incident in Washington County in recent days, the Post-Star reported. The black and white flag bearing a swastika was spread on the floor of a barn.

Just-Restored $12M Ceiling Damaged by Electrician

NEW YORK – The ceiling at the New York Public Library’s iconic Rose Reading Room whose $12 million restoration was just completed after two years was accidentally damaged by an electrician on Tuesday, the New York Post reported. The electrician lost his footing and punctured the ceiling.

NY Senate Confirms Liberal Judge for Highest Court

ALBANY – New York’s highest court got a new member on Wednesday, when the Senate confirmed Paul Feinman to the Court of Appeals, The Associated Press reported. He fills a vacancy left when Sheila Abdus-Salaam was found dead in the Hudson River in April.

Christie Pardons Vets Who Brought Legal Guns Into NJ

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie pardoned two veterans Tuesday night who had been convicted of bringing legally-owned firearms into New Jersey, The Associated Press reported. Michael Golden of New Mexico and James Pedersen of North Carolina had been sentenced to one year of probation and fined.

Parolee Trying to Avoid Arrest Jumps 11 Stories to Death

SYRACUSE – A parolee being taken into custody for violating conditions broke away from officers late Tuesday and jumped to his death from an 11th-floor apartment building, The Associated Press reported. He had been speaking on the phone to a family member.