Regional Briefs – September 3, 2018

5 Rescued After Powerboat Overturns; Operator Arrested

EAST ISLIP, N.Y. – The operator of a powerboat and his four passengers were rescued from the waters off Long Island late Sunday after the boat overturned, The Associated Press reported. Two of the five were wearing life jackets. The 35-year-old boat operator was arrested for drunk boating.

Bicycle-ATV Crash on Street Kills Bike Rider

QUEENS – A collision between an ATV and a bicycle on a Ridgewood street last week inflicted injuries on the 65-year-old cyclist as the ATV rider fled the scene, The Associated Press reported. Eucario Xelo died Saturday of his injuries.

Officer Hurt When Motorcycle Collides With Cruiser

FREEHOLD, N.J. – A police officer and motorcyclist were injured Sunday afternoon when the cruiser collided with the motorcycle at an intersection, NJ.com reported. Both drivers were taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center.

Upstate Sheriff Joins Those Putting Substations in School

CLYMER, N.Y. – A rural school is joining a growing number of schools that house a police substation, The Associated Press reported. Deputies will use their office at the Clymer Central School to do paperwork and interviews. The substations are increasing around the country to improve security.

West Point Honors Famed Buffalo Soldiers

WEST POINT, N.Y. – West Point on Sunday honored African-American Buffalo Soldiers, who were famous for their service in conflicts including the Spanish-American War and World Wars, The Associated Press reported. The 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments were assigned to West Point in the first half of the 1900s.

Radioactive Soil Removed From Niagara Falls Plaza

NIAGARA FALLS – Radioactive soil that was discovered near the entrance of Niagara Falls State Park was removed on Friday after being exposed during construction earlier this summer, The Associated Press reported. Officials said that the estimated 3 million pounds of decades-old industrial waste was never accessible to the public.