June 19: 5 non-COVID stories from around the tri-state region
Looking for stories that are not about the coronavirus? Here's a selection from across our regions.
Justice delayed as 2-year anniversary of Junior's murder approaches: Saturday marks the two years since Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz was killed by a gang in the Bronx. This time last year there was a celebration outside Bronx Supreme Court after five members of the Trinitarios gang were found guilty of murder in the first-degree almost a year to the day Junior was stabbed to death.
Demolition crew finds human remains believed to be missing NJ woman: A demolition crew has discovered human remains believed to be that of an Ocean Township woman who went missing last year.
Protesters ask state senators to stop accepting campaign contributions from police unions: As protests against racism and police brutality continue, demonstrators are targeting lawmakers with a challenge. Members from several activist groups aligned with the Black Lives Matter movement called on all six of Long Island's Democratic state senators to stop accepting campaign contributions from police unions.
Beloved Connecticut woman loses battle with cancer: A well-known Fairfield woman has lost her battle with cancer, but her spirit lives on. Deanna Herlihy was known to everyone as Miss Dee. She ran a popular preschool called Curiosity Corner in Fairfield that was forced to close last March.
DA Scarpino, primary challenger in war of words over handling of Mount Vernon PD corruption probe: The gloves are off in the district attorney's race in Westchester, with five days to go before the primary. Former federal prosecutor Mimi Rocah and incumbent DA Anthony Scarpino are engaged in a war of words over his handling of an investigation into possible corruption inside the Mount Vernon Police Department.