Regional Briefs – September 5, 2018

Syracuse Police Will Alert Schools About Kids’ Trauma

SYRACUSE – Police in Syracuse will now notify the school district when students have witnessed or experienced something traumatic since it may lead to bad behavior, the Post-Standard reported. Officers will be trained to collect the names of children in the area of a serious crime like a homicide.

Historic Carousel Back in Action With Free Rides

ROCHESTER – An historic carousel is back in operation, with free weekend rides being offered through Columbus Day, The Associated Press reported. The 113-year-old Dentzel Carousel has reopened after being closed for the past year to repair mechanical problems. The 1905 carousel features dozens of hand-carved horses, tigers, lions and other rideable animals.

Judge Sanctioned Drunk Driving Appeals Loss of Job

ROCHESTER – New York’s highest court on Wednesday heard the case of a Rochester judge who was removed from the bench because of bad behavior that include an arrest for drunk driving and skipping a court date, the Democrat and Chronicle reported. Leticia Astacio called the ruling out of step with the panel’s precedent.