Regional Briefs – May 22, 2018

Barber Throws Angry Customer Out the Window, Then Flees

CROWN HEIGHTS – A Crown Heights barber threw a client through the front window on Thursday afternoon after he complained about his haircut and threatened to withhold payment, the Daily News reported. The 33-year-old victim was hospitalized and the barber has fled.

NYC Bill Would Require Sensors to Ensure Tenants Get Heat

NEW YORK – The New York City Council will consider a bill Wednesday that would force the worst 150 landlords known for depriving their tenants of heat to install temperature sensors, the Daily News reported. Once a landlord is on the list they would have to keep the sensors in place for at least four years.

Video Captures Bus Driver Counting Cash While Driving

SECAUCUS, N.J. – A NJ Transit bus driver caught on video Saturday night counting cash while driving will be investigated, The Associated Press reported. A passenger captured the incident and posted it on Twitter. The name of the driver has not been released.

New Goethals Bridge Open on Both Sides After $1.5B Overhaul

NEW YORK – The new Goethals Bridge connecting Staten Island and New Jersey opened in both directions Sunday night after a five-year, $1.5 billion overhaul, the Staten Island Advance reported. The span has three 12-foot lanes in each direction, compared with two narrower lanes each way on the old one. The new bridge also now has shoulders for emergency vehicles.

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