Regional Briefs – December 11, 2018

Concord Grape Growers Get Help From NY State

ITHACA, N.Y. – New York’s $340 million Concord grape industry is getting $1.3 million in state aid to help renovate vineyards, plant new vines or diversify operations, The Associated Press reported. The industry has had to endure lower prices tied to a drop in juice consumption and oversupply.

Nazi-Themed Posters Found At SUNY Purchase Campus

HARRISON, N.Y. – Police have identified a suspect who spread Nazi posters at the SUNY Purchase College campus in Westchester, the Journal News reported. The posters had images of Hitler and a swastika. The college’s counseling center is offering support.

Remains of NY Sailor Killed At Pearl Harbor Identified

NEW YORK – The remains of a Long Island sailor killed in the Pearl Harbor attack 77 years ago were identified through DNA analysis, The Associated Press reported. Kenneth Jayne, 26, was on the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was torpedoed by Japanese planes.

Man, 73, Tragically Killed In Hunting Incident

BARTON, N.Y. – An elderly man was tragically shot and killed on Sunday morning by his hunting partner, the Press & Sun-Bulletin reported. Dean Brockoff, 53, was charged Tuesday on a charge of second-degree manslaughter in the death of the 73-year-old victim.

Immigration Agents Arrest 105 in Massive NJ Sweep

TRENTON, N.J. – A massive five-day federal immigration sweep netted 105 illegals in New Jersey, including several who were wanted by Interpol for crimes in their home countries, The Associated Press reported. Some detainees belonged to violent gangs and others re-entered after being deported.

Garbage Truck Driver Charged In Deadly Hit-and-Run

NEWARK – A garbage-truck driver on Friday afternoon fatally struck a man who was crossing a street. Then the driver fled the scene, The Associated Press reported. Napoleon Tolbert, 53, was later arrested in the death of a 72-year-old Newark man.