Regional Briefs – July 9, 2018

De Blasio Vacationed at Bernie Sanders’ Home

LAKE CHAMPLAIN, Vt. – Mayor Bill de Blasio vacationed for two days last week at socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders’ summer home along with his wife and two children, the New York Post reported. The report sparked a wave of speculation that Sanders may run for president with the mayor as his running mate.

Plane Built to Rescue Iran Hostages Comes to NY

GLENVILLE, N.Y. – A highly modified military transport plane built to rescue 52 American hostages in Iran will be exhibited at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum, The Associated Press reported. The rescue was aborted when the hostages were released in 1981.

Stolen Tomahawk Given by Washington to Indian Leader Is Returned

ALBANY – A tomahawk and pipe combo given to Seneca leader Cornplanter by President George Washington in 1792 and stolen in the 1940s was returned by an anonymous collector, the Times-Union reported. The meeting led to a treaty that established peace with the Iroquois Confederacy.

Man Arrested for Driving With Friend on Roof

HOBOKEN, N.J. – A driver was arrested early Saturday for speeding down a roadway with a passenger riding on the roof, The Associated Press reported. Khaled Makhlouf, 37, failed a field sobriety test. The roof rider, Hassan Ali, 27, was arrested for disorderly conduct.

School Founder Retires After Barring Black Valedictorian

ROCHESTER – A charter school president who wouldn’t allow a black valedictorian to give the graduation speech announced his retirement Monday, The Associated Press reported. School founder Joseph Munno never explained why he barred Jaisaan Lovett last month.

Toddler Reunites With Family After Getting Out Alone

BRONX – A toddler who made his way out of his home and wandered the streets in the middle of the night early Sunday was reunited with his family, The Associated Press reported. Police were alerted at 2 a.m. about an unattended 1-year-old boy wearing a T-shirt and diaper. No charges were filed.