Ben Crnic

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bcrnic@dailyvoice.com

Ben Crnic graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Geoscience in 2021. He has previously worked as a reporter with the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Connecticut, and has also contributed work to the Connecticut Mirror. Ben joined the Daily Voice team in October of 2022.

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Injured Construction Worker Rescued From 6th Floor Of Building Under Demolition In Port Chester Injured Construction Worker Rescued From 6th Floor Of Building Under Demolition In Port Chester
Injured Construction Worker Rescued From 6th Floor Of Building Under Demolition In Port Chester A construction worker was rescued from the sixth floor of a vacant building under demolition in Westchester after suffering an injury and becoming stuck.  The rescue happened on Wednesday, June 19 around 11:15 a.m., when a construction worker suffered a leg injury on the sixth floor of the old United Hospital property at 999 High St. in Port Chester, according to the village's fire department.  Crews soon arrived at the vacant 12-story building and were able to place the worker in a stokes basket and lower them safely to the ground. The worker was then taken to a nearby hospital w…
Petition Calls For Renaming Of Westchester Community College Entrance After Former President Petition Calls For Renaming Of Westchester Community College Entrance After Former President
Petition Calls For Renaming Of Westchester Community College Entrance After Former President A retired professor is leading an effort to rename the entrance of Westchester Community College after the institution's beloved former president in honor of his extensive work for the school.  Following a proposal from retired professor Sheldon Malev, a petition spearheaded by the office of Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner calls for renaming the college's entrance on Knollwood Road to its Valhalla campus after former President Joseph Hankin.  Hankin, who served as president for more than 40 years between 1971 and 2013, died in January 2019 at the age of 78.  Over…
Free For All: Bee-Line Bus Fares To Be Lifted During Summer Months In Westchester Free For All: Bee-Line Bus Fares To Be Lifted During Summer Months In Westchester
Free For All: Bee-Line Bus Fares To Be Lifted During Summer Months In Westchester Those who utilize Westchester's Bee-Line bus system to get around can take advantage of lifted fares throughout the dog days of summer.  Free rides will be offered by the county's Bee-Line bus system beginning on Monday, July 1, and continuing through Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2, according to Westchester County Executive George Latimer.  The initiative is part of the county's ongoing effort to support local communities, ease transportation costs for families, and encourage residents to use public transit.  "We are excited to bring back free rides on the Bee-Line buses this …
Former Employee Caught Trying To Steal Copper From New Rochelle Business, Police Say Former Employee Caught Trying To Steal Copper From New Rochelle Business, Police Say
Former Employee Caught Trying To Steal Copper From New Rochelle Business, Police Say A 43-year-old man faces a felony burglary charge after allegedly trying to steal copper from his former employer in Westchester, police said. New Rochelle resident James Hoch, age 43, was arrested on Wednesday, June 19 in connection with a burglary at a New Rochelle business earlier in the same day, New Rochelle Police announced. According to the department, at around 1:10 a.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a burglary report at Richie Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning at 91 Plain Ave. after the owner saw a suspect trying to steal copper from the property on their Ring camera. …
Westchester Correction Officers, Employees Smuggled Contraband Into County Jail In Valhalla: DA Westchester Correction Officers, Employees Smuggled Contraband Into County Jail In Valhalla: DA
Westchester Correction Officers, Employees Smuggled Contraband Into County Jail In Valhalla: DA Six correction officers and civilian employees face charges after allegedly accepting bribes and smuggling contraband to inmates at two jails in Westchester, officials announced.  Five of the defendants, including three Westchester County corrections officers and two civilian employees, were arrested on Tuesday, June 11, and arraigned in Mount Pleasant Justice Court on Thursday, June 20, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, the five defendants allegedly smuggled contraband to inmates at the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla.…
New Goodwill Store To Open In Larchmont: Here's Where New Goodwill Store To Open In Larchmont: Here's Where
New Goodwill Store To Open In Larchmont: Here's Where An all-new store and donation center is about to open in Westchester.  The first day of business for the Goodwill store, located next to Walgreens at 1333 West Boston Post Rd. (Route 1) in Larchmont, will be on Tuesday, June 25.  The 4,976-square-foot store will offer a selection of used and new women's, men's, and kids' clothing in addition to household wares.  The store will open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Because Goodwill is a nonprofit, anyone who donates used items to the store will receive a tax receipt upon request. 
24-Year-Old Man Nabbed With Stolen, Car, Debit Card After Stealing Bike In Mamaroneck: Police 24-Year-Old Man Nabbed With Stolen, Car, Debit Card After Stealing Bike In Mamaroneck: Police
24-Year-Old Man Nabbed With Stolen, Car, Debit Card After Stealing Bike In Mamaroneck: Police A 24-year-old man faces a long list of charges after allegedly stealing a bicycle from a Westchester home, leading to officers catching him with a stolen vehicle and debit card, police announced.  The events leading up to the arrest began on Monday, June 10 just before 8 a.m., when a victim reported a man entering his Mamaroneck home on South Barry Avenue and stealing a bicycle, according to the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department.  The victim then gave officers a description of the suspect, which they used to find and arrest him. The man, identified as Bronx resident Yaser Ga…
19-Year-Old Nabbed After Assaulting Young Teen At CT Park, Police Say 19-Year-Old Nabbed After Assaulting Young Teen At CT Park, Police Say
19-Year-Old Nabbed After Assaulting Young Teen At CT Park, Police Say A 19-year-old man faces assault charges after allegedly confronting and punching a 14-year-old victim at a Connecticut park, police announced. The events leading up to the arrest began in Tolland County on Saturday, June 15, just after 4:30 p.m., when a disturbance and assault was reported at Olympic Park in Stafford, Connecticut State Police announced on Monday, June 17.  According to authorities, responding troopers found an uninjured 14-year-old victim who said they were not injured and that the suspect had run into the woods before police arrived.  An adult witness at the sce…
Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $35K Sold At Mount Vernon Deli Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $35K Sold At Mount Vernon Deli
Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $35K Sold At Mount Vernon Deli Instead of just a sandwich, one visitor to a Westchester County deli walked away with a winning lottery ticket worth tens of thousands of dollars.  A top-prize winning Take 5 lottery ticket worth $34,782 was sold in Mount Vernon for the evening drawing on Thursday, June 13, New York Lottery officials announced.  According to officials, the winning ticket was bought at 114 Plaza Deli at 114 East Prospect Ave.  If you want to try your own luck, Take 5 drawings are televised twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Prizes can be claimed up to a year from the date of the drawing.…
Duo Caught At Train Station After Robbing Bank In Ardsley Duo Caught At Train Station After Robbing Bank In Ardsley
Duo Caught At Train Station After Robbing Bank In Ardsley A man and a woman were apprehended at a train station in connection with a robbery at a bank in Westchester, police announced.  The robbery happened on Thursday, June 20 just before 9:30 a.m., when the Chase Bank at 875 Saw Mill River Rd. (Route 9A) in Ardsley set off a hold-up alarm. After receiving a call from Chase Security, officers from the Village of Ardsley Police Department were at the scene in less than a minute, the department said. Responding officers confirmed that a robbery happened and got a description of the suspect, who was reported to be a Hispanic man with a firearm.…
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