Afternoon News Update 9/15

This morning, a 44-year-old woman riding a scooter lost control and ended up on the Metro-North Hudson Line train tracks. The woman, whose name was not released, fell on the tracks at around 7:40 a.m. and caused minor delays. She was taken to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla with non-life threatening injuries. (Source: LoHud)

The State University of New York school system will no longer require applicants to disclose whether or not they have any felony convictions. The SUNY board of trustees voted on the issue on Wednesday and expects the rule change to go into effect during the 2018 admissions cycle. Despite the new rule, students who wish to live on-campus, study abroad, or work in an internship, will still have disclose prior felony convictions. (Source: LoHud)

On Wednesday, a Port Authority police officer managed to save a 17-year-old girl who was attempting to jump off the George Washington Bridge. At around 10:30 a.m. Officer Theresa Jeffrey heard the girl crying and was able to tackle her as she scaled the fencing on the bridge. The girl, who is from Pennsylvania, was taken to Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck. (Source: NorthJersey)

The Rockland Boulders beat the Ottawa Champions 5-4 last night in game two of the championship series. The Boulders scored in the top of the tenth to edge the Champions. Hector Nelo earned the win for Rockland, while Laetten Galbraith took the loss for Ottawa. The series heads back to Palisades Credit Union Park for game three tonight; game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

-Patrick Flood

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