Regional Briefs – November 24, 2019

Body Camera Video: NYPD Killed Suspect After He Fired Gun

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have released body camera video from September showing a Staten Island domestic violence suspect firing a gun twice before officers fatally shoot him.

The New York Police Department released the video Friday as part of what it says is an effort to let the public see body camera footage more quickly.

A new department policy calls for footage to be released within 30 days of a major incident in most cases.

Subway ‘Surfer’ Dies Riding A Train In Queens

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City transit officials say a person surfing a subway train — meaning lying on top — was found dead in a Queens station.

The victim was struck at about 9 p.m. Saturday at Queensboro Plaza on an elevated No. 7 train.

The person’s age and identity were not immediately released.

“Surfing” subway trains is illegal, and authorities consider it a common but dangerous activity that often involves youthful daredevils.

Overnight Attendance At State Campgrounds Hits New High

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Overnight stays at the campgrounds in New York state’s parks are continuing to surge. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says there were 680,533 overnight stays at state campgrounds through mid-October.

That’s up from 663,953 overnight stays in 2018.

There are 8,555 campsites available around the state, and some offer cabins, cottages and even yurts.

New Jersey Eyes $20M For Sandy Recovery In Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is considering spending $20 million on Superstorm Sandy recovery projects in Atlantic City.

The state Department of Community Affairs is proposing spending money from its Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program to repair and replace infrastructure and public facilities in Atlantic City that sustained damage in the 2012 storm.

The work would be jointly overseen by the state and city and should be completed by the end of 2022.

A public hearing on redirecting the funds, which originally came from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, is scheduled for Tuesday.