Regional Briefs – March 11, 2019

Chemical Spill in Upstate Building Sends 3 to Hospital

ROCHESTER – A chemical spill in a factory Monday hospitalized three people with serious injuries, the Democrat and Chronicle reported. MDI, which can cause breathing and skin irritation, spilled while workers were moving equipment.

Brooklyn Chief Looks to Rename Building for Ginsburg

BROOKLYN – Brooklyn’s borough president wants the city to mark the 86th birthday of liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this Friday by renaming Brooklyn Municipal Building for her, the Daily News reported. The mayor is studying the measure.

Firefighters Rescue Man From Roof of Burning Home

ASBURY PARK, N.J. – Firefighters rescued a man trapped on the roof of a burning New Jersey shore home, the Asbury Park Press reported. The man was spotted and he was taken to safety using a ladder. It took firefighters four hours to bring the fire under control.

National Guard Honors Civil War’s Irish Brigade

MENANDS, N.Y. – Members of the New York Army National Guard paid tribute Sunday to New Yorkers who fought in the Union Army’s Irish Brigade during the Civil War, The Associated Press reported. Soldiers laid a wreath at the Grand Army of the Republic monument in the Soldier’s Lot in Albany. The Irish Brigade fought in some of the war’s bloodiest battles.

Mail Loader Arrested for Stealing Cash, Gift Cards

ROCHESTER – A man responsible for loading mail onto cargo airplanes pleaded guilty to stealing cash and gift cards from the mail, The Associated Press reported. Cordell James, 28, faces up to five years in prison. Another two men have already been convicted and are awaiting sentencing.