Regional Briefs – June 28, 2018

Long Island Politician’s Retrial Set for Oct. 9

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – The federal corruption retrial of former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his wife, Linda, will begin Oct. 9, Judge Joan Azrack said Thursday, The Associated Press reported. Their first trial ended in a mistrial in May. They’re accused of accepting lavish gifts from a businessman in exchange for getting him loans.

Woman, Baby Narrowly Survive Run-Over by Train

BRONX – A woman and her 2-month-old son on Wednesday narrowly survived being run over by a train when they fell on the gulley between tracks and the train passed over them, The Associated Press reported. The conductor was so shaken up he was hospitalized.

Police Serving Warrant Find 3 Kids Home Alone

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – Police officers serving an immigration warrant Wednesday morning found three young children home alone in “unclean” conditions, The Associated Press reported. The parents, both of whom worked overnight shifts, were caught and charged with child neglect.

Pilot Who Landed on Coast Guard Beach Surrenders

CAPE MAY, N.J. – The pilot who stole the single-engine plane that illegally landed on a Coast Guard beach and then fled turned himself in on Wednesday, The Associated Press reported. Jimmy Dahlen, 50, a mechanic for Paramount Air Services, is a stepson of its president.

Program Aims to Help Inmates Reenter Society

ROCHESTER – Monroe County has a new pilot program to help former inmates more successfully reenter society, WHEC reported. It provides them with regular ID cards that allows them access to health services, jobs and traveling. In the past, they kept their jail photo IDs.