Regional Briefs – May 12, 2019

New Jersey Homeowner Finds 2 Bears Battling In His Yard

FRANKFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Spring was in the air when a New Jersey homeowner found two black bears battling in his yard.

Corey Bale tells NJ.com he went outside to investigate last week after a neighbor told him there was a bear behind his Frankford Township home. But when he stepped outside, he heard a commotion out front and that’s when he saw two bruins engaged in a fight.

Bale videotaped the bears as he said he could hear their jaws hitting together as they wrestled. Chunks of hair were left behind after they stopped tussling.

Tenants To Rally For Rental Protections At NY Capitol

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tenants from around New York state are heading to Albany to encourage legislators to strengthen rental protections.

Tuesday’s rally comes as lawmakers are poised to renew the state laws governing rent control and stabilization rules in and around the city.

The rules periodically come up for renewal and would expire in June if lawmakers don’t act.

Lawmakers have held multiple hearings on the rent rules, with another planned for Thursday in Brooklyn.

Driver Blames Spider After Car Flips Over In Upstate NY

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Blame the spider.

That’s what a driver did after his car landed upside down off a road in upstate Batavia.

According to the Genesee County sheriff’s office, no one was injured Friday when Richard Amico Jr. hit an embankment with his Buick, flipping over and ending up in a driveway.

Amico told the sheriff’s office that a spider had jumped on his leg and startled him. He said he lost control of the car while trying to get the creature off.