Regional Briefs – March 13, 2019

Buffalo Plans Crackdown on Speeding Near Schools

BUFFALO – Buffalo leaders are planning to crack down on drivers speeding through school zones, WGRZ reported. The city speed limit is 30 mph, while near schools there are 15 mph signs, but there is no actual current law enforcing the limits. Legislation would let police pull over anyone going over 15 mph outside schools.

Three Fatal Accidents in 2 Months at Popular Ski Area

HUNTER, N.Y. – Three skiers have died in less than two months while using new trails at New York’s popular Hunter Mountain ski area, the Times Union reported. Officials at the Catskills resort said they are “completely devastated.” The deaths occurred on Jan. 19, Feb. 2 and last Saturday. Hunter Mountain had no fatalities last season.

Newark City Council Votes to Increase Their Salaries

NEWARK – The Newark City Council voted Tuesday to increase their salaries by $31,000, NJ.com reported. Their current salary will go from $64,000 to $95,000, while Council President Mildred Crump will earn $105,000. Not one of the five councilmen disagreed.

Man Arrested for Stealing Dead Roommate’s Food Stamps

LOWER, N.J. – A man was arrested Wednesday for using his dead roommate’s government benefits card to collect more than $300 worth of food stamps, The Associated Press. Richard Montgomery, 66, faces a theft by deception charge for using the EBT card after his roommate died in July.