Regional Briefs – April 18, 2018

Train Conductor Suspended For Closing Door on de Blasio

BROOKLYN – An MTA conductor was suspended after he was accused of closing a train door on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the Atlantic Ave. station last week as he announced a new policing plan, the Daily News reported. Controlling the doors is a key responsibility of conductors.

NY Attorney General Launches Inquiry Into Virtual Currencies

ALBANY – With the rise of virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, New York’s attorney general launched an inquiry Tuesday into the operations of its trading platforms, The Associated Press reported. The office wants details from 13 exchanges about ownership, operations, internal controls and fee structure.

Old Tappan Zee Being Turned Into Six Artificial Reefs

KINGS PARK, N.Y. – Recycled sections of the demolished Tappan Zee Bridge will be converted into six new artificial reefs off Long Island’s North Shore, The Associated Press reported. Steel pipe and jetty rock will also be submerged to build the reefs, which will be the largest in New York history.

Camping Newbies Can Get Free Sites at NY Campgrounds

ALBANY – A first-time camper program at New York parks is being expanded for its second year. The state will provide all gear necessary for 65 families, including a six-person tent, sleeping bags, chairs, lanterns, firewood and guides. Applications will be taken May 10-13.

Get This: Morgan Stanley Leaves Morgan Stanley

NEW YORK – Morgan Stanley just left Morgan Stanley. No, really. The fixed-income trader, who just happens to share a name with the 82-year-old Wall Street firm, has left the bank, Bloomberg reported. Stanley, whose middle name is Adam, joined in 2012 after graduating from Boston College.

Truck Carrying Dozens of Cattle Overturns, 4 Cows Dead

CHENANGO, N.Y. – A tractor-trailer loaded with 33 cattle overturned on a highway Tuesday, killing at least four cows, The Associated Press reported. The driver made a too-fast turn, causing the weight of the cattle to shift and topple the trailer.