Regional Briefs – November 8, 2019

‘Reprehensible’ Anti-Semitic Flyers Found at University

ROCHESTER – Dozens of anti-Semitic flyers were found on a printer at the University of Rochester campus, WHAM reported. A university spokeswoman called the messages “reprehensible and cowardly.”

Thief Arrested for $400K Heist of Rolex Watches

BUFFALO – A Detroit man was arrested for a February robbery of a jewelry store, in which he smashed a display case and made off with several Rolex watches worth $400,000, The Associated Press reported. Davonta Hill, 23, is charged with the Hobbs Act, which prohibits robbery across state lines.

Injured Elevator Technician Settles Lawsuit for $2 Million

CLIFTON, N.J. – An elevator technician who was injured while working on the roof of a six-story building in 2014 has settled his lawsuit against the building’s owner for $2 million, reported. Brett Riccio had stepped onto a metal grating that collapsed; he hyper-extended his shoulders and sprained his knee trying to steady himself.

141 Businesses Cited for Selling Alcohol to Minors

ALBANY – Officials cited 141 businesses for selling alcohol to minors in a sting operation by the State Liquor Authority. The agency sent underage “decoys” to 500 businesses. Penalties start from $2,500 to $3,000 for a first-time offense.

Google Planning Big NYC Expansion, to Hire 12k Workers

NEW YORK – Google is planning a major expansion in New York City, adding space for the hiring of more than 12,000 additional workers, the Wall Street Journal reported. The expansion would almost match the 25,000 employees Amazon is reportedly considering for Queens.

2 State Workers Sentenced for Woman’s Group Home Death

ROCHESTER – Two employees of a state agency that operates group homes for people with disabilities were sentenced Wednesday for the 2017 death of a client who was being restrained, AP reported. Sarah DiLallo, 26, got one to three years in prison while Sandra Abdo, 61, was sentenced to five years of probation.

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