Regional Briefs- Aug. 29 2018

Road Rage Results in
Tractor-Trailer Flipping Over

MAHWAH, N.J. – Road rage caused a tractor-trailer to flip over on Tuesday, The Associated Press reported. The driver of an SUV thought the trucker was recklessly changing lanes so he pulled in front of the truck and slowed down. The truck driver lost control and hit the median. Both drivers were ticketed.

Shopper Shocked by Surprise Snake on Cart

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – A shocked shopper found a snake on her cart while picking out produce at a Wegmans supermarket Monday night, the Democrat & Chronicle reported. Laura Walitsky walked the cart outside and two employees removed the milk snake and placed it in a nearby wooded area.

Principal Bans Fast Food Deliveries for Students

NIAGARA FALLS – The principal of Niagara Falls High banned fast food deliveries to students during school hours, WGRZ reported. Cynthia Jones said the decision was near the top of her list of priorities after she noticed teachers constantly interrupted to write passes for students picking up lunch.

Long Island Getting Grants To Fight MS-13 Violence

ALBANY – Long Island will receive a $8.35 million state grant to help deter young people from joining the MS-13 gang, which has been blamed for at least 25 killings in Long Island, Newsday reported.

Drive Organized in Memory Of Woman Killed by Gator

ENDWELL, N.Y. – The family and friends of a teacher from upstate killed while protecting her dog from an attacking alligator last week are fundraising to buy school supplies for needy children, WBNG reported. Cassandra Cline, 45, was dragged by the gator into a lagoon while walking in South Carolina.

People Thrown From Jet Ski In Crash on Niagara River

TONAWANDA, N.Y. – The operator of a Jet Ski who fell out after it collided Sunday with a boat on the Niagara River has drowned, WIVB reported. Ahmed Umar, 51, was operating the watercraft with an 8-year-old female relative when they were thrown from it. Only the girl was rescued.