Police continue to investigate the death of a worker at a wastewater treatment plant in Coney Island who fell into one of the tanks. 31-year-old Michael Buffamante was installing de-chlorination equipment on Wednesday afternoon when he fell in. He was submerged for a total of 8 minutes before workers were able to get him out and rush him to Coney Island Hospital; he was unfortunately pronounced dead upon arrival. (Source: LoHud)
On Tuesday, two Connecticut bank robbers were taken into custody when police caught them sleeping in a stolen car near the Putnam County reservoir. Police say 50-year-old Vance A. Coffin and 50-year-old Vincent T Rollins have been on the run since September 23rd when they robbed a bank in Canterbury. Authorities expanded their search when they suspected the two were in the Brewster area. Putnam County Police were able to arrest them without issue; the two were charged with criminal possession of stolen property and are awaiting extradition to Connecticut. (Source: LoHud)
The Mamaroneck School District continues to test water outlets throughout its school district after recent tests have shown high levels of lead. District officials say they have shut off 29 different fixtures and have labeled an additional 25 sinks as “only for hand washing.” The Mamaroneck School District has been testing water for the last few months and has tested over 800 samples in that time frame. (Source: LoHud)
In national sports news, the World Series is even at 1 game apiece as the Indians took game 1 on Tuesday and the Cubs took game 2 last night; game 3 starts at 8 p.m. on Friday as the series moves to Chicago. In NBA news, the Brooklyn Nets lost a close one to the Boston Celtics last night by a score of 122-117. Brooklyn continues its season against the Indiana Pacers tomorrow night at home. The Knicks meanwhile play the Memphis Grizzlies at home on Saturday night as they look for their first win of the season.