Regional Briefs – June 17, 2018

Amish Boy, 7, Critically Injured in Buggy Crash

LISBON, N.Y. – A 7-year-old Amish boy was critically injured Wednesday night when a pickup truck crashed into his buggy on an upstate road, ejecting him, The Associated Press reported. Levi Miller suffered head trauma. Trucker James Crobar, 38, said he hadn’t seen the buggy approach.

Haunted History Trail Wins 2018 PRism Award

BATAVIA, N.Y. – The Haunted History Trail of New York was recognized Thursday for excellence in marketing at the Rochester PRism Awards ceremony, The Associated Press reported. Social channels promoting the trail saw growth across the board, with events selling out and new visitors traveling the trail.

Bear Mt. Bridge Renamed for ‘Purple Hearts Veterans’

ALBANY – The Bear Mountain Bridge over the Hudson River was renamed Thursday “The Purple Hearts Veterans Memorial Bridge” by the Legislature, The Associated Press reported. The legislation was sponsored by WWII veteran Sen. Bill Larkin, and it goes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a signature.

Last Steel Girder Set on New Tappan Zee Bridge

ALBANY – The final steel girder on the new Tappan Zee Bridge spanning the Hudson River was set in place Friday, The Associated Press reported. The span linking Westchester and Rockland is now fully connected with structural steel after five years of construction.

Orphaned Mountain Lion Brothers Find New Home

PARAMUS, N.J. – Two mountain lions orphaned when their mother was killed by a hunter nine months ago are now at the Bergen County Zoo, The Record reported. Tacoma and Chinook were only three weeks old when they were taken in.