Afternoon News Update 9/22

Legislators in New Jersey want the state to do further testing on a cancer causing metal that has been found in all 25 water providers in Bergen and Passaic counties. Senators Raymond Lesniak and Kevin O’Toole are calling for a legislative hearing to determine what needs to be done to ensure the safety of New Jersey residents. It isn’t clear how much of the cancer causing metal, which is known as hexavalent chromium, needs to be consumed before health effects are noticed. (Source: NewJersey)

Police are in the process of identifying a woman, from an M&T Bank surveillance video, that shows her attempting to use a stolen check and driver’s license. The incident occurred back in August at Mohegan Lake bank in the Cortlandt Town Center. The woman was seen driving a black Hyundai Santa Fe with a stolen license plate from Linden, New Jersey. Anyone with information on the woman in question can call investigators at 914-788-8044. (Source: LoHud)

On Wednesday, a 70-year-old Rye man was seen throwing guns he didn’t want into the Long Island Sound. The man was seen at the Playland boardwalk when police were called to the scene. The man told police that he didn’t want the guns in his house and didn’t have any other way to get rid of them. Police did not charge the man with any crimes and were able to recover the guns that were thrown into the water. (Source: LoHud)

The Mets and Yankees were both back in action last night; The New York Mets lost to the Atlanta Braves last night 4-3, after a late inning comeback fell short. The New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-5 to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Mets and Yankees are both scheduled to play at 7:10 tonight.

-Patrick Flood

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