State news in brief

SUV crashes into home, injuring three

CHEEKTOWAGA (AP) — Authorities in western New York say three people were injured when their SUV crashed into a home.

WGRZ-TV reports the crash happened Tuesday night in Cheektowaga. U-Crest Fire Chief Brian Chapman says the “medical condition” of someone in the car caused the vehicle to drive through a parking lot and into the home’s living room.

Three people inside the SUV were taken to the hospital. A man sleeping inside the room at the time of the crash was not injured.

Schumer wants a shuttle memorial

MOHAWK (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is pursuing a memorial in New York to honor an astronaut who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion.

Gregory Jarvis was raised in the Herkimer County town of Mohawk. He lost his life in 1986 when the shuttle exploded shortly after launch.

Schumer is asking NASA to work with county officials to establish a permanent memorial honoring the payload specialist.

Jarvis graduated from Mohawk High School in 1962 and later served in the U. S. Air Force.

Dog bites woman on NYC subway

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are searching for the owner of a dog that attacked a woman during an argument on the subway.

Police say the attack happened last week on the No. 4 train in Manhattan. Witnesses say the woman asked the owner to move his dog when it bumped her on a seat. Onlookers say the woman pushed the dog off the seat repeatedly before the man hit her.

Witnesses say the dog bit the woman’s foot when she hit the man back.

Video shows the woman struggle as the dog clamps down and the surrounding crowd yells.

The dog released the sneaker and was taken off the train by its owner.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says non-service animals should be contained on the subway.

By Kerry Minor

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