Regional Briefs – November 27, 2018

Remains of NY Marine Killed in Korean War Identified

NIAGARA FALLS – The remains of a Marine from Niagara Falls killed during the Korean War was identified, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. Meredith Keirn, 24, was a light machinegun section leader when he was killed on Nov. 30, 1950. In 2015, a South Korean turned over his remains.

School Boycotts Chick-fil-A for Moral Reputation

LAWRENCE, N.J. – Rider University removed Chick-fil-A from a survey asking students what restaurants they would like on campus, “based on the company’s record widely perceived” to have moral values. Chick-fil-A says it has “no policy of discrimination” and that its purpose is “to glorify G-d.”

Man Sentenced to Prison for Courthouse Grenade Scare

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. – An upstate man who sent an inert hand grenade to a judge was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison, the Post-Star reported. Joseph Schutta, 49, was angry at John Hall for convicting him in 2005 on gun charges.

Mayor Calls Those Who Vote Democrat ‘Retarded’

FORT ANN, N.Y. – A mayor called people who vote for Democrats “retarded” in an interview with the Post-Star on Monday. Fort Ann Mayor Denis Langlois said he used a poor choice of words, but he believes people should vote Republican and “keep America great.”

Police Officer Rescues Chicken From Fire

OSSINING, N.Y. – A police officer who saved a chicken from becoming a roaster is taking a ribbing from fellow officers, The Associated Press reported. The Ossining officer rescued the chicken from a shed fire on Saturday. The department says if you want ribbing from co-workers, “be a hero … to a chicken.”