Afternoon News Update 10/13

Verizon announced today that they will cut 250 jobs at their Orangeburg facility and a third of the workforce at their Rockland facility. The company plans to move some sales employees to existing Verizon facilities in other states. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office criticized the move, citing that the company notified the state only 20 minutes before making the news public. The State Department of Labor plans on working to reverse the decision. (Source: LoHud)

More information has been discovered about the small plane that crashed in East Hartford, Connecticut on Tuesday. The lone survivor, who is a flying instructor, is claiming that the pilot in training intentionally crashed the plane in a suicide attempt. 43-year-old Arian Prevalla told authorities that he and the man flying got into an altercation before the plane crashed. Prevalla escaped the crash but was badly burned in the process. (Source: NorthJersey)

Orangeburg police are searching for the person who drove a white pickup truck through the Rockland Gaelic Athletic Association’s football field. The damage that was done to the field is threatening the remainder of the football season for both adult leagues and children’s leagues. A surveillance video shows the truck doing donut turns and ruining the turf on the field. Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call 845-359-2121. (Source: LoHud)

In national baseball news, there were no playoff baseball games last night. However, the Dodgers and Nationals will play a deciding game 5 tonight in Washington. Bryce Harper and the Nats take on Adrian Gonzalez and Dodgers tonight at 8 p.m.

-Patrick Flood

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