Regional Briefs – December 31, 2018

Driver Dies in 30-foot Fall Off Ledge Near Train Station

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – The driver of a car that fell about 30 feet off a ledge near a suburban train station Saturday afternoon died, the Journal News reported. Mount Vernon mayor’s is calling on the MTA to fortify the fence along the tracks to prevent another tragic accident.

Hundreds Mourn Firefighter Killed in Car Crash

MAYS LANDING, N.J. – Services were held Sunday for a volunteer firefighter who was killed in a car crash as she responded to a call, The Associated Press reported. Hundreds of mourners — including firefighters from across the country — mourned Natalie Dempsey, 21.

Police Seek Teens Who Took A Joyride in City Bus

BROOKLYN – Police are seeking three teenagers who took a joyride in an empty city bus early Sunday, The Associated Press reported. The theft in Brooklyn happened the same day someone stole a different bus in the Bronx and drove it to Queens and back, but police say the incidents are unrelated.

Wrongfully Convicted Man Freed After 22 Years Sues

NEW YORK – A man who was freed last year after spending 22 years in prison for a double murder he didn’t commit sued New York City, The Associated Press reported. Calvin Buari was released after new witnesses came forward.