Regional Briefs – December 10, 2018

Culinary Exhibit Depicts Post-WWII Food Culture

HYDE PARK, N.Y. – The Culinary Institute of America is opening a new exhibit on food culture in the post-World War II era, The Associated Press reported. The exhibit running through July explores how technology, economics and politics influenced cooking and eating habits from 1945 to 1970.

Off-Duty Firefighter Dead in Suspected Road-Rage Attack

BROOKLYN – An off-duty firefighter assigned to a Coney Island firehouse was killed in a road-rage incident following an early Sunday morning collision on the Belt Parkway, The Associated Press reported. Faizal Coto, 33, was found lying next to his damaged Ford Mustang after he and another driver collided. The other driver fled.

Deadly Weekend for Snowmobilers Leaves 3 Dead

OLD FORGE, N.Y. – Three snowmobilers have died in separate crashes upstate since Friday, The Associated Press reported. Thomas Hetherington, 46, and Jonathon Black, 23, separately crashed into trees, while Luke Tyrrell, 18, lost control of his snowmobile.

Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Golf Course; 3 Hurt

PARAMUS, N.J. – A small plane made an emergency landing on a golf course Sunday where some people were playing, The Associated Press reported. The three adults and child aboard the single-engine plane suffered minor injuries. They landed on the ninth hole.

New Jersey Fugitive Caught After 16 Years on Lam

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – A fugitive who fled New Jersey 16 years ago after he was convicted of assault was captured by the FBI at his job in Queens, The Associated Press reported. Rayed Bukhari, 42, didn’t show up in 2002 for his sentencing.

Court to Hear Appeal of $6M Defective Brakes Lawsuit

TRENTON – New Jersey’s Supreme Court will hear an appeal of a $6.3 million damage against auto maker Kia over defective brakes, in a lawsuit that dates back to 2002, The Associated Press reported. The class action suit claimed defective pads forced them to replace their brakes every six months.