July 9: 5 non-coronavirus stories from across the tri-state region
Looking for stories that are not about the coronavirus? Here's a selection from across our regions.
Connecticut officials stress importance of water safety this summer: Elected officials and community members are trying to get the word out about water safety. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is praising the work of the Stew Leonard III Water Safety Foundation. It was created by Stew and Kim Leonard following the accidental drowning of their son back in 1989.
Action Park documentary ‘Class Action Park’ coming to HBO Max in August: “Class Action Park,” a documentary about the infamous New Jersey amusement park Action Park, will be streaming on HBO Max in August. The Vernon amusement park is known to many New Jerseyans as having dangerous attractions. The park featured a 360-degree water slide and a wild wave pool dubbed by guests as the “Grave Pool.”
Bicyclist sought for groping young woman outside Eisenhower Park: The 18-year-old told police it happened Sunday evening while she was running along the bike path outside Eisenhower Park at Pilgrim Lane and Salisbury Park Drive. The 18-year-old told police it happened Sunday evening while she was running along the bike path outside Eisenhower Park at Pilgrim Lane and Salisbury Park Drive in Westbury. Police say the man passed by her on a dark-colored mountain bike and grabbed her inappropriately.
New oversight committee would restore faith in NYPD, AG says:New York Attorney General Letitia James proposed sweeping changes Wednesday to boost oversight of the New York City Police Department, including forming an independent commission that would approve the department’s budget and have the final say on officer discipline. Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked James to investigate whether NYPD officers used excessive force to quell unrest and enforce a citywide curfew in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.
29-year-old man stabbed to death in Poughkeepsie: Investigators says they received multiple 911 calls yesterday morning about a stabbing in the area of Pershing Avenue Park. Investigators says they received multiple 911 calls yesterday morning about a stabbing in the area of Pershing Avenue Park. When officers arrived, they found the victim on the ground with a knife wound. He was taken to the hospital where he died in surgery.