Afternoon News Update

I’m Patrick Flood with your WRCR News, It’s Monday July 25th.

This past weekend redefined the call to action, “click it, or ticket.” New York State Police issued over 50 tickets on Sunday in Yorktown. The crackdown happened between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm near FDR State Park. Of the 50 plus tickets issued, roughly 27 were for children who did not have their seat belts on.

As of Sunday, all lanes on the Tappan Zee Bridge are open. Six of the seven lanes were reopened on the day of the crane collapse, while the final lane remained closed due to structural damage. The crane collapse was blamed, on what workers are calling a sling shot effect that occurred when the hammer on the crane became stuck to the pile. The crane operator, who has nearly 30 years of experience, then attempted to pull the crane back up. Union officials say the crane operator was rattled by the accident.

In Totowa, New Jersey an off duty police officer was part of a group that saved an elderly man from drowning. The accident occurred around 2:45 pm at the town pool, when off duty officer Gary Bierach and a group of good Samaritans sprang into action. According to, Bierach was quoted saying he didn’t want to take all the credit for the save, and that he was only doing his job.

Over the weekend, the Rockland Boulders were able to take the two of three from the Ottawa Champions during the weekend series. The Boulders lost on Friday 10-4, but were able to take Saturday and Sunday’s contests 11-0 and 4-3, respectfully. The Boulders are off today, but will look to make it three in a row when they play the Sussex County Miners on Tuesday in Cooperstown, New York; Game time is scheduled for 1:00 pm.

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