Regional Briefs – August 7, 2019

Faulty Electrical Wiring Caused Bronx Blaze That Injured 6

NEW YORK (AP) — Fire officials say faulty electrical wiring caused a fire in a Bronx building that injured a baby and five firefighters.

The Red Cross offered shelter and food to dozens of families displaced after Monday’s blaze in the five-story building in the Concourse Village neighborhood.

None of the injuries was life-threatening.

NYC Pledges $9M To Aid Area After Brooklyn Festival Shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City plans to spend $9 million to enhance anti-violence efforts, crisis response, security and other programs in the Brooklyn neighborhood where gunfire killed one person and wounded 11 others at a community festival.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials announced the new funding Tuesday for the Brownsville neighborhood.

Boy Escapes Serious Injury In Fall From 2nd-Floor Window

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy escaped serious injury when he fell from a second-floor window at his home because an awning broke his fall before he rolled onto the grass.

Edison police say the boy was in a bedroom playing a game when he fell around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday.

His older brothers were talking in the room when they noticed that the screen and the toddler were gone. When they looked out the window, they saw him on the grass crying and called 911.

The child was treated at a hospital for a swollen leg and ankle, bruised ribs and a lump on his head. His name has not been released.

NY Man Gets 27 Years For Stolen Car Crash That Killed 5

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A man who sparked a chain-reaction crash that killed five people as he drove a stolen car 154 mph on a Long Island road has been sentenced to 27 years in prison.

During the sentencing, Turner apologized to the victims’ families.