Regional Briefs – February 24, 2019

Man Shoots Down Drone Searching for Missing Dog

Long island – A man was arrested Saturday for shooting down a drone flying over his house in search of a missing dog, The Associated Press reported. Gerard Chasteen, 26, used his shotgun to fire three bullets from his yard in the hamlet of St. James.

Man Dies From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Home

MELVILLE, N.Y. – A man died and his wife was injured Thursday from carbon monoxide poisoning, The Associated Press reported. Police found the couple ill at home. Stephen Yancofski, 55, was pronounced dead. At fault was a PVC pipe on a basement water heater that became loose.

4 Injured When Sanitation Truck Overturns in Queens

QUEENS – Four people were injured Saturday night when a sanitation truck hit an overpass and overturned in Queens, WABC reported. One person is in serious condition.

Manhattan Condo Owners Vote to Strip Trump’s Name

NEW YORK – Big, brassy letters spelling “Trump” will be ripped off the last of six Manhattan luxury condominiums that once displayed the president’s name, The Associated Press reported. Owners got an email Friday that “Trump Place” will disappear from the facade after a vote. The Trump Organization still manages the condo.

Man Walks Free After 2001 Murder Conviction Vacated

BROOKLYN – A suspected murderer was freed from prison on Friday after 17 years when prosecutors determined he did not get a fair trial, The Associated Press reported. Bladimil Arroyo, 39, had confessed to a stabbing on Sept. 16, 2001. Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez said the victim was shot, not stabbed.