Regional Briefs – November 15, 2016

Parents Arrested for Using Kids’ IDs to Rack Up Debt

BATH, N.Y. – A couple was arrested Thursday for racking up $10,000 in utility bills and credit card debts using the names of their three minor children, destroying their credit rating, The Associated Press reported. The scheme by Thomas, 44, and Alisha Cash, 39, was discovered when a child applied for a loan.

Police Arrest Mayor of Upstate City for Second Time

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. – The mayor of Gloversville was arrested for a second time, this time for using city hall postage for personal reasons, the Times Union reported. Dayton King, 40, was charged in September for revealing on live radio the personnel records of a firefighter who was running against him.

White Plains Unveils Fleet Of Electric School Buses

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The city of White Plains unveiled the state’s first all-electric school buses, WCBS reported. The five buses get 66 miles on a full battery charge, and drivers can keep track of battery life by a display on their phone. The otherwise quiet buses emit a melody to alert pedestrians.

Cornell Student Arrested for Massing Weapons Cache

ITHACA, N.Y. – A Cornell University student was arrested Tuesday for having a homemade bomb and cache of illegal weapons, The Associated Press reported. Maximilien Reynolds, 21, was detained following a search of his home.

 

Some Upstate Towns Brace For Higher Road Salt Costs

BUFFALO – The nearly 50 cities, towns and villages that pool together in Erie County to buy road salt are bracing for sharply higher prices this winter, WGRZ reported. The price increased $20 a ton to $56, which industry officials blame on rising overtime and shortfalls.