Regional Briefs – February 28. 2019

Officer Fleeing Rabid Fox Shoots Himself in the Chest

ELLENVILLE, N.Y. – A bulletproof vest saved a police officer’s life. Ellenville Officer Harold Nunuvero, 24, was running away when charged by a rabid fox Thursday when he tripped trying to jump over a fence. His gun went off as he landed and struck his chest. The fox was killed.

Leading GOP Senator to Step Down for Cornell Job

ALBANY – State Sen. Catharine Young, a leading voice for Republicans and upstate communities, announced Thursday she is resigning her seat for a job with Cornell University, The Associated Press reported. A former chair of the finance committee, last fall she lost a bid to lead the GOP minority.

American, Delta Fined for Long Delays on the Tarmac

NEW YORK – American and Delta were fined Thursday for a combined 24 instances of leaving passengers stuck on planes that spent over three hours on airport tarmacs, The Associated Press reported. American got a $1 million fine and Delta $750,000.

Man, 3 Children Attacked By Dog in Parking Lot

NEWARK – A dog bit three children and a man Thursday in a restaurant parking lot, The Associated Press reported. The German shepherd dashed out of a gate and spied the children — ages 9, 11 and 12 — who were walking to school. A bystander who intervened was also bitten.

Mayor of Atlantic City Cleared in Parking Lot Brawl

NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. – Atlantic City’s mayor was cleared of criminal charges Thursday over a fight at a parking lot last year, The Associated Press reported. Frank Gilliam was caught on video brawling with several people, including councilman Jeffree Fauntleroy, who was fined $500. Both are Democrats.

Students Charged for Trying to Hack Grades

JERSEY CITY – Four students were charged with trying to change the grades of 10 students by using keylogging software to hack into the school district’s system, the Jersey Journal reported. Keystroke logging covertly tracks which keys are struck on a keyboard and it is most often used to steal passwords.