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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3 Found Stabbed After Disorderly Group Disbands In New Rochelle: Suspect At Large 3 Found Stabbed After Disorderly Group Disbands In New Rochelle: Suspect At Large
3 Found Stabbed After Disorderly Group Disbands In New Rochelle: Suspect At Large Authorities are searching for a suspect who stabbed three people in Westchester, including two now in critical condition.  The stabbing happened in New Rochelle on Sunday, July 21 just after 4:15 a.m., when the city's police department was clearing a large disorderly group on the 200 block of North Avenue.  According to the department, as officers worked to disband the group, they found three men with stab wounds, including one stabbed in the leg; one stabbed in the back; and another with wounds in his back and chest.  The suspect was already gone when the victims were found…
Driver Crashes Into Bear On Busy CT Highway Driver Crashes Into Bear On Busy CT Highway
Driver Crashes Into Bear On Busy CT Highway Although a driver emerged without injuries after colliding with a bear on a busy Connecticut highway, the animal did not fare the same. The crash happened in Litchfield County on Sunday, July 21 just before 9 p.m., when a 2015 MINI Cooper struck a bear on Route 8 South near Exit 45 in Torrington, according to Connecticut State Police. Arriving troopers began an investigation and determined that the bear ran into the road in front of the car, which was unable to avoid hitting it.  The driver of the MINI Cooper was not injured in the crash. However, the bear was killed and was found blo…
Lane Closure To Impact Stretch Of Route 139 Lane Closure To Impact Stretch Of Route 139
Lane Closure To Impact Stretch Of Route 139 A busy roadway in Northern Westchester is being impacted by a lane closure and alternating traffic. Route 139 between Plum Brook Road and Van Rensselaer Road in Somers will be reduced to one lane on Monday, July 22 between 2:30 p.m. and 11 p.m., the New York State Department of Transportation announced.  During the closure, the affected stretch of road will have alternating traffic controlled by flaggers.  The lane reduction will allow for utility work. 
Retired Officer, Former Athletics Director From Eastchester Dies: 'Will Be Sorely Missed' Retired Officer, Former Athletics Director From Eastchester Dies: 'Will Be Sorely Missed'
Retired Officer, Former Athletics Director From Eastchester Dies: 'Will Be Sorely Missed' A police department in Westchester is mourning the loss of one of its retired officers who committed himself to helping young athletes for decades.  The Eastchester Police Department announced the death of retired Officer Alex Bonci on Monday, July 22. His age was not released.  An over 40-year veteran of the department, Bonci served from 1979 until his retirement in 2020.  In addition to his career as a police officer, Bonci was also known as an important figure to student-athletes in Eastchester, Tuckahoe, and Edgemont, where he served as an athletic directo…
New Chick-fil-A In Yonkers Announces Opening Date: Here's When New Chick-fil-A In Yonkers Announces Opening Date: Here's When
New Chick-fil-A In Yonkers Announces Opening Date: Here's When The second Chick-fil-A location in Westchester County has announced its opening date.   The fast-food eatery will open in Yonkers at 2205 Central Park Ave. (Route 100) on Thursday, July 25.  The restaurant, known for its chicken sandwiches, will have a drive-thru and outdoor seating and will be the second to open in the county. The first opened at the Ardsley Travel Plaza on Interstate 87 North in June 2023.  Related Report - Rest Stop: New Service Area With Eateries Opens On NY Thruway In Ardsley The new Yonkers location is owned by Israel Allmand, who will celeb…
Raging Car Fire Caught On Video By New Police Drone In Yonkers Raging Car Fire Caught On Video By New Police Drone In Yonkers
Raging Car Fire Caught On Video By New Police Drone In Yonkers Police and firefighters had eyes in the sky while extinguishing a vehicle blaze in Westchester.  The blaze happened alongside a busy street in Yonkers over the weekend of Saturday, July 20, the Yonkers Police Department announced on Monday, July 22. According to police, after the fire was reported in the city's 3rd Precinct, the department's new drone, Air1, took off from its launching location from the roof of St. Joseph's Medical Center and flew to the scene of the blaze. There, it was able to catch the incident on camera and give first responders an idea of the situation before they…
2-Car Crash Shuts Down Busy Mahopac Intersection, Sends Person To Hospital 2-Car Crash Shuts Down Busy Mahopac Intersection, Sends Person To Hospital
2-Car Crash Shuts Down Busy Mahopac Intersection, Sends Person To Hospital A two-vehicle crash caused a busy Hudson Valley intersection to close for almost an hour and caused injuries.  The collision happened in Putnam County on Sunday, July 21 just after 5:30 p.m., when two cars crashed at the intersection of Route 6 and Croton Falls Road (Route 34) in Mahopac.  According to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department, one person received medical transport while another was taken to a hospital.  The intersection was closed for around 40 minutes until the cars involved were removed. 
Driver Hospitalized After Striking Fire Hydrant On Road In Millwood Driver Hospitalized After Striking Fire Hydrant On Road In Millwood
Driver Hospitalized After Striking Fire Hydrant On Road In Millwood Several water mains had to be turned off after a driver hit a Northern Westchester fire hydrant while experiencing a medical emergency. The crash happened in Millwood on Saturday, July 13 just before 10:30 a.m., when a vehicle struck a hydrant near the intersection of Seven Bridges Road and Millwood Road (Route 133), according to the Millwood Fire Department. Arriving first responders and police found that the driver was suffering from a medical emergency and removed them from the vehicle before performing life-saving measures. The driver was later taken to a nearby hospital in a "conscious…
Shelter Founder from Bedford Charged With Animal Cruelty After Death Of 5 Dogs Shelter Founder from Bedford Charged With Animal Cruelty After Death Of 5 Dogs
Shelter Founder from Bedford Charged With Animal Cruelty After Death Of 5 Dogs The founder of a Northern Westchester animal shelter faces criminal charges following the euthanization of five dogs found suffering from a serious virus due to an alleged lack of proper care, officials announced.  Bedford resident Penny Berk, the founder and owner of the Rescue Right animal shelter at Northwind Kennels in Bedford at 402 Old Post Rd. (Route 172), was arrested on Thursday, July 18 following the deaths of sick Bernese Mountain Dogs, SPCA Westchester announced.  According to authorities, on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, several witnesses told the SPCA that four sick&nb…
New Development With Over 100 Affordable Apartments Completed In Yonkers New Development With Over 100 Affordable Apartments Completed In Yonkers
New Development With Over 100 Affordable Apartments Completed In Yonkers Construction of an all-new six-story apartment building in Westchester with more than 100 affordable units has been completed with help from New York state officials.  The grand opening of Summit on Hudson, located in Yonkers just a half-mile from the city's Metro-North train station, was celebrated by city and state officials on Tuesday, July 16.  The new building, developed by Wethab and built as part of New York Gov. Kathy Hochul's $25 billion comprehensive Housing Plan to create and preserve 100,000 affordable homes throughout the state, contains 113 affordable apartments…
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