Morning Minute: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Local News

Trooper Nicholas Clark was honored by the state of New York May 7 when his name was added to the the New York State memorial honoring fallen officers. His name was added along with more than 60 other law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. It was the largest single group of names to be added to the granite memorial since it was dedicated in 1989.

Worn and tattered flags are being collected statewide for proper retirement. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the office of general services will collect flags across New York to be properly disposed. Drop-off locations are set up across the state and will be collecting donations today through May 22. 

Surveillance video shows a fire suddenly igniting after a restaurant worker puts a can of Pam cooking spray on a shelf in front of a grill in Texas. The victim is just one of six who filed a lawsuit against Pam-owner and distributor, Conagra Brands inc. 

The plaintiffs in these six cases have alleged that the design of the cans is faulty, dangerous and prone to explosion, even when used properly.

Pam responded saying they have stopped making the design that’s being blamed for the explosions and remind users of a warning label that tells consumers the product is flammable and should not be left on or near a stove or heat source. 

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