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Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including CT Store, After 100 Years In Business Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including CT Store, After 100 Years In Business
Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including CT Store, After 100 Years In Business The largest family-owned chain of musical instrument stores in the nation has announced it will be closing all its locations. Sam Ash Music was founded in 1924, has locations in more than a dozen states, and is headquartered on Long Island, in Hicksville. It currently has 27 stores, including five in New York (White Plains, Carle Place, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Forest Hills), two in New Jersey (in Springfield and Cherry Hill), two in Pennsylvania (in Philadelphia and King of Prussia), one in Connecticut (in New Haven), and one in Virginia (in Richmond). The Ash family made the announcemen…
'High School Types' From Fairfield County Wanted For Television Series Filming Near CT Border 'High School Types' From Fairfield County Wanted For Television Series Filming Near CT Border
'High School Types' From Fairfield County Wanted For Television Series Filming Near CT Border Young people looking to advance their acting careers may want to check out a casting call for a television show filming in Westchester.  An upcoming Apple+ series called "Swipe" is looking for non-union background actors for high school scenes, according to a casting call posted on Backstage.  The series will be filmed in New Rochelle. Scenes were also filmed in Rye at the Highland parking lot in the area of Purchase Street and Purdy Avenue.  Earlier Report - All-Day Filming To Close Highland Parking Lot In Rye The production is seeking out nonunion actors ages 18…
Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd After Being Struck By Vehicle On CT Highway Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd After Being Struck By Vehicle On CT Highway
Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd After Being Struck By Vehicle On CT Highway Connecticut State Police are seeking witnesses after a man was struck on killed while in the HOV of I-84 The incident occurred in Hartford County around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday,  April 16, on I-84 westbound in East Hartford. According to Connecticut State Police, New York City resident Randy Casado, age 28, of Brooklyn, was walking in the HOV travel lane when he was struck by a 2007 Toyota Prius traveling west in the same lane. State police said that after the strike, the Prius came to a stop in the swale between the HOV lane and the left lane. Casado was located in the HOV directl…
Man Nabbed In Westport For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs, Police Say Man Nabbed In Westport For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs, Police Say
Man Nabbed In Westport For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs, Police Say A 27-year-old man has been charged with allegedly stealing pro-Israel yard signs in Fairfield County in front of a police officer. New York City resident William Banks, of Brooklyn, was charged with larceny on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Westport. Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police said on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, an investigation was launched after receiving complaints from residents of the theft of Israel Flag yard signs in the Colony Road neighborhood. While the investigating officer was speaking with a homeowner, the officer saw Banks driving a white vehicle, stealing another yard sign…
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region 72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region Did you hear it howling overnight? You're not alone. Widespread 40 to 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts were reported across the region as a powerful storm accompanying a frontal system swept through the Northeast. The highest reported gust -- at 72 miles per hour -- happened on Long Island just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 29 on top of a building in Stony Brook at 159 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Here are more wind-gust reports from locations in New York and Connecticut. Location Speed Time/Date Provider New York Nassau County …
$479K Scheme: Man Admits Helping To Steal From Retired Victim's Bank Account In CT $479K Scheme: Man Admits Helping To Steal From Retired Victim's Bank Account In CT
$479K Scheme: Man Admits Helping To Steal From Retired Victim's Bank Account In CT A 44-year-old man has admitted to his role in a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from a retired woman his accomplice had been working for in Connecticut, federal officials announced. New York resident Mavani Coleman of Brooklyn, age 44, pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court on Wednesday, Feb. 14 to one count of bank fraud, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced. According to federal officials, the scheme began in 2018, when Coleman's accomplice, New Haven resident Gregory Ivy, began working odd jobs for a retired woman in Connecticut. In Octobe…
Boston Man Recruited Teen Foster Child For Sex Work In Mass, NY, CT: Feds Boston Man Recruited Teen Foster Child For Sex Work In Mass, NY, CT: Feds
Boston Man Recruited Teen Foster Child For Sex Work In Mass, NY, CT: Feds A 31-year-old man from Boston admitted to trafficking a 17-year-old girl for sex at hotels in Hartford, Connecticut, and New York City, officials said. Leon Blount III met the girl, identified as Jane Doe 2, while she was living at a Massachusetts group home for adolescents, according to the US Attorney's Office for Massachusetts.  He pleaded guilty to three counts of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and is set for sentencing on April 24. Related: Carlos Casillas Gets 18 Years For Sex Trafficking Teen Girl Blount has been in custody sin…
How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm
How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that swept through the Northeast overnight Monday, Jan. 15 into Tuesday, Jan. 16. Totals are from the National Weather Service: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County New Rochelle 1.7 inches 0730 AM 01/16 Public Peekskill 1.3 inches 0630 AM 01/16 Public Armonk 1.3 inches 0800 AM 01/16 COCORAHS Peekskill 2.8 NNE 1.0 inches 0800 AM 01/16 COCORAHS South Salem 0.8 inches 0715 AM 01/16 COCORAHS Nassau County Levittown 3.0 inches…
Fatal Christmas Morning Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In 2-Vehicle Collision On CT Roadway Fatal Christmas Morning Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In 2-Vehicle Collision On CT Roadway
Fatal Christmas Morning Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In 2-Vehicle Collision On CT Roadway A New York woman was killed in a Christmas morning crash in Connecticut. It happened around 9:05 a.m. in Middlesex County on the I-91 northbound Exit 20 onramp in Middletown. A 2007 Toyota Corolla veered into the center lane and hit a 2019 Chrysler 300, according to state police. Both vehicles rolled into the grassy median. A 2019 Chrysler 300 was traveling near on-ramp in the center lane of three and a 2007 Toyota Corolla was traveling in the right lane to the right of the Chrysler.  For an unknown reason, the Corolla veered into the center lane and collided with the Chrysler,&…
Trio Who Passed Counterfeit $100 Bills Throughout CT Nabbed In Greenwich, Police Say Trio Who Passed Counterfeit $100 Bills Throughout CT Nabbed In Greenwich, Police Say
Trio Who Passed Counterfeit $100 Bills Throughout CT Nabbed In Greenwich, Police Say Three men accused of passing counterfeit money throughout Connecticut were allegedly caught in the act. Greenwich Police said plainclothes officers were patrolling the downtown business district on Thursday, Dec. 14, when they spotted a vehicle believed to be tied to counterfeiting crimes. Shortly after, a Mason Street business owner contacted police saying that two men were passing counterfeit bills at their business. Officers arrested the three suspects without incident. An investigation found that they had a history of using counterfeit $100 bills to buy $25 worth of merchandise in ord…
Suspect In Stamford Near-Fatal Bus Stabbing Nabbed Suspect In Stamford Near-Fatal Bus Stabbing Nabbed
Suspect In Stamford Near-Fatal Bus Stabbing Nabbed A suspect has been charged in the alleged near-fatal stabbing of a man at a Fairfield County bus stop. Olajuwon Raheem Clarke, age 29, homeless, was taken into custody in Brooklyn for the Monday, Nov. 20 stabbing of a Stamford man on a CT Transit bus, said Capt. Tom Scanlon of the Stamford Police. Witnesses reported that the CT Transit bus stopped at the bus stop and a man got on the bus and engaged the victim in an argument. The argument turned physical, and the suspect pulled out an unknown object from his coat pocket and stabbed the victim in the chest, Scanlon said. The …
8 NYers Among 16 Gambino Crime Family Members Nabbed In Coordinated US-Italian Takedown: Feds 8 NYers Among 16 Gambino Crime Family Members Nabbed In Coordinated US-Italian Takedown: Feds
8 NYers Among 16 Gambino Crime Family Members Nabbed In Coordinated Us-italian Takedown: Feds A total of 16 people in the United States and Italy have been charged after a two-year investigation that targeted members of New York's notorious Gambino crime family and some of its Sicilian associates. A 16-count indictment was unsealed on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in federal court in Brooklyn detailing the alleged involvement of the 10 Americans -- eight New Yorkers and two New Jersey residents -- in an attempt to dominate the New York carting and demolition industries. The 10 Americans have been charged with racketeering conspiracy, extortion, witness retaliation, and union-related crimes comm…
New Update: Band Director, Retired Teacher ID'd As Victims In Horrific I-84 Bus Crash New Update: Band Director, Retired Teacher ID'd As Victims In Horrific I-84 Bus Crash
New Update: Band Director, Retired Teacher ID'd As Victims In Horrific I-84 Bus Crash Tributes have begun pouring in for the victims of a deadly high school bus crash in New York that claimed the lives of two educators, including a beloved band director, and left several students hospitalized. Latest update - Double-Fatal Update: 5 Students In Critical Condition After Bus Crashes Down Embankment On I-84 The Orange County crash happened at around 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, on I-84 in the town of Wawayanda, near Exit 15. A charter bus carrying marching band members from Farmingdale High School, in Nassau County on Long Island, was heading to Greeley, Pennsylvania for ba…
Ice Cream Company Recalls All 91 Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination Ice Cream Company Recalls All 91 Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination
Ice Cream Company Recalls All 91 Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination A popular New York-based ice cream company has recalled nearly all 100 of its products due to possible Listeria contamination. Click here for a related story - New Ice Cream Recall Issued Due To Undeclared Ingredient The Ice Cream House, located in Brooklyn, is voluntarily recalling all 91 of its dairy ice cream products and non-dairy (parve) frozen dessert products, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recall is related to the Soft Serve on the go cups which had been previously recalled by Real Kosher Ice Cream, Inc. where two cases of illnesses have been r…
Hospitalizations Lead To Ice Cream Recall In 19 States, Including CT: FDA Hospitalizations Lead To Ice Cream Recall In 19 States, Including CT: FDA
Hospitalizations Lead To Ice Cream Recall In 19 States, Including CT: FDA Hospitalizations have led a New York-based company to recall its packages of soft-serve ice cream — in 19 states, according to the Food and Drug Administration.  Two people have reported becoming ill in New York and Pennsylvania after consuming Soft Serve On The Go by Real Kosher Ice Cream of Brooklyn, according to the FDA recall notice issued on Wednesday, Aug. 9.  "Both individuals were hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported to date," the FDA said. After the first patient in Pennsylvania became ill, the state's Department of Agriculture tested samples of the product and found Li…
'Something Is Biting Me': Shark Attack Survivor Recounts Harrowing Injury At NY Beach 'Something Is Biting Me': Shark Attack Survivor Recounts Harrowing Injury At NY Beach
'Something Is Biting Me': Shark Attack Survivor Recounts Harrowing Injury At NY Beach It's a tale not many people can tell: surviving a real-life shark attack, but that’s exactly what happened to New Yorker Lyudmila Emag. The 47-year-old  Brooklyn resident was swimming with friends on Long Island coast about 20 yards off Fire Island on Tuesday, July 4, when she felt something bite into her upper left thigh. “I screamed to my friends, ‘something is biting me.’ I felt like I was in a trap, it was holding onto me,” Emag said at a press conference at South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore on Thursday, July 20. Fortunately, she managed to get her hands inside the shark’s …
Get-Away Driver During Murder Of Stamford Jeweler Sentenced Get-Away Driver During Murder Of Stamford Jeweler Sentenced
Get-Away Driver During Murder Of Stamford Jeweler Sentenced A man who acted as the get-away driver during a Fairfield County jewelry store heist that ended in the murder of the owner has been sentenced to prison. Paul Prosano, aka "Tony Pro,"  age 63, of Brooklyn, was sentenced to 30 years in prison followed by supervised release for the March 2020 murder of Mark Vuono, age 69, the owner of Marco Jewelers in Stamford, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut,  According to court documents,  and statements made in court, on Saturday, March 28, 2020, around 2:50 p.m., Stamford Police officers responded to …
Danbury Man Charged In Fatal Shooting Of 19-Year-Old: Police Danbury Man Charged In Fatal Shooting Of 19-Year-Old: Police
Danbury Man Charged In Fatal Shooting Of 19-Year-Old: Police A total of five suspects, including four adolescent juveniles and a Fairfield County man, face charges in connection with a string of shooting incidents in Westchester, one of which left a 19-year-old victim dead.  The four shootings, which authorities believe to be gang-related, happened in Yonkers over the months of March, May, and June, and resulted in the arrests of four teenagers and a 20-year-old man, according to Yonkers Police.  The arrests stemmed from an investigation prompted by a fatal shooting on Wednesday, May 31 around 8:20 p.m., when police responded to the area of…
Credit Card Fraud: Man Ordering Large Amounts Of Liquor Nabbed In Westport, Police Say Credit Card Fraud: Man Ordering Large Amounts Of Liquor Nabbed In Westport, Police Say
Credit Card Fraud: Man Ordering Large Amounts Of Liquor Nabbed In Westport, Police Say A man repeatedly ordering a large amount of liquor from BevMax in Fairfield County was nabbed for larceny and credit card fraud, The incident took place in Westport on Wednesday, May 31. According to Lt. Eric Woods, with the Westport Police, officers spoke with a delivery person from Instacart who reported he became increasingly suspicious of orders he was receiving for delivery to a person in a car in front of a home under construction on George Street. The delivery person reported they had made several high-dollar deliveries of liquor to this person in their car, Woods said. Office…
Cold Front Will Bring Shift In Temperatures After Warm, Bright Memorial Day: 5-Day Forecast Cold Front Will Bring Shift In Temperatures After Warm, Bright Memorial Day: 5-Day Forecast
Cold Front Will Bring Shift In Temperatures After Warm, Bright Memorial Day: 5-Day Forecast An approaching cold front will lead to a change in temperatures after a bright and warm Memorial Day. Temperatures will be warmest on Monday, May 29 late in the morning and early afternoon, with highs in the upper 70s, according to the National Weather Service.  Temperatures will begin to cool in the late afternoon to evening as the backdoor cold front ushering in cooler air takes hold, the weather service said. Wind speeds will also pick up in the afternoon, with gusts up to around 20 miles per hour in some spots. For those at or heading to beaches along the coast, a Rip Current…
Van Leeuwen Recalls 4,000 Ice Cream Pints Due To Undeclared Ingredient Van Leeuwen Recalls 4,000 Ice Cream Pints Due To Undeclared Ingredient
Van Leeuwen Recalls 4,000 Ice Cream Pints Due To Undeclared Ingredient More than 4,000 pints of ice cream are being recalled by a New York-based manufacturer due to an undeclared ingredient. Van Leeuwen Ice Cream of Brooklyn says frozen 14-ounce pints of its French Ice Cream product "Brown Sugar Chunk” may contain an undeclared allergen, walnuts.  "People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products," according to the FDA. The recalled products are distributed nationally in retail stores.  The product comes in a reddish-brown package with black le…
NY Rep. George Santos Criminally Charged By Federal Prosecutors, Report Says NY Rep. George Santos Criminally Charged By Federal Prosecutors, Report Says
NY Rep. George Santos Criminally Charged By Federal Prosecutors, Report Says Updated story: George Santos Now In Custody, Facing 13 Federal Counts Embattled New York Congressman George Santos has been charged with at least one federal crime, CNN reports. The Republican lawmaker, whose 3rd District represents parts of Nassau County and Queens, is expected to be arraigned on the sealed charge or charges in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday, May 10, according to the outlet, which cited three sources familiar with the matter. It was not immediately clear what crime or crimes Santos, age 34, is being accused of, but the federal probe is believed to center around ca…
Man Charged In Pharmacy Robbery In Monroe, Police Say Man Charged In Pharmacy Robbery In Monroe, Police Say
Man Charged In Pharmacy Robbery In Monroe, Police Say A 25-year-old man has been charged in connection with an alleged drugstore robbery in Fairfield County in which multiple men entered and robbed the pharmacy of drugs.  New York City resident Ishmael Henry, of Brooklyn, was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 21 by the Monroe Police Department for the crime which took place on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Monroe. According to Lt. Michael Sweeney, of the Monrore Police, witnesses reported multiple men wearing face coverings entered the store and walked to the pharmacy area.  Once they gained access to the p…
Wilton Man ID'd As One Of Victims In Quadruple-Fatal Head-On Crash Wilton Man ID'd As One Of Victims In Quadruple-Fatal Head-On Crash
Wilton Man ID'd As One Of Victims In Quadruple-Fatal Head-On Crash The identities have been released of the four people who were killed in a head-on crash on Long Island's North Fork. It happened at 11:33 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 on Route 25 in the hamlet of East Marion in the town of Southold. According to the Southold Town Police Department, the victims are: Long Island resident Heath Miller, age 47, of Greenport in Suffolk County Connecticut resident William Price, age 55, of Wilton in Fairfield County New York City resident Peter R. Smith, age 80, of Brooklyn New York City resident Patricia A. O'Neill, age 66, of Brooklyn The two Brooklyn resid…
Recall Issued For Brand Of Mushrooms Due To Possible Health Risk Recall Issued For Brand Of Mushrooms Due To Possible Health Risk
Recall Issued For Brand Of Mushrooms Due To Possible Health Risk A Brooklyn-based company is recalling Enoki mushrooms that were imported from Korea which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The FDA announced that H&C Food Inc. is recalling 7.05-ounce Enoki mushrooms that were important from Green Co. and distributed to supermarkets in New York, Maryland, and Virginia. The mushrooms subject to recall were distributed between Saturday, Feb. 15 and Thursday, March 5. According to the FDA, the mushrooms were sold in a clear plastic packaging with a green label, UPC code of 831211204181, and “H&C Food Inc.” on the back of the package. …
Westchester Man Plotted To Assassinate Journalist For Criticizing Iranian Government, Feds Say Westchester Man Plotted To Assassinate Journalist For Criticizing Iranian Government, Feds Say
Westchester Man Plotted To Assassinate Journalist For Criticizing Iranian Government, Feds Say A New York man is among three people implicated in an alleged plot to assassinate an Iranian-American journalist on US soil over her criticism of the Iranian government, authorities said. Westchester County resident Khalid Mehdiyev, age 24, of Yonkers, is named in a superseding indictment that was unsealed in the Southern District of New York on Friday, Jan. 27, against three people for murder-for-hire and money-laundering charges. Federal prosecutors allege that Mehdiyev is a member of a violent Eastern European criminal organization that has ties to Iran and has engaged in murders, kidna…
Woman Charged With Stealing $13K In Goods From Stamford Victoria's Secret Woman Charged With Stealing $13K In Goods From Stamford Victoria's Secret
Woman Charged With Stealing $13K In Goods From Stamford Victoria's Secret A woman who was allegedly part of a well-organized shoplifting ring working with three other women was busted for stealing more than $13,000 in merchandise from a Fairfield County Victoria's Secret. The incident took place in Stamford in May of 2022 when a group of four women who were well organized and equipped with bags to defeat loss prevention detectors went into Victoria's Secret and took $13,000 worth of merchandise, said Sgt. Sean Scanlan, of the Stamford Police. Property Crime officers took the case and with the help of Victoria’s Secret regional loss prevention people and ot…
Duo Found Guilty In Connection To Fatal Stamford Jewelry Store Robbery Duo Found Guilty In Connection To Fatal Stamford Jewelry Store Robbery
Duo Found Guilty In Connection To Fatal Stamford Jewelry Store Robbery Two people, including one man from Westchester County, have been found guilty in connection with a jewelry store robbery in Fairfield County that left the business's owner dead. Earlier Report - Westchester Man Charged In Fatal Jewelry Store Robbery In Stamford White Plains resident Thomas Liberatore, age 65, and Brooklyn resident Paul Prosano, age 62, were both found guilty by a jury for their roles in the March 28, 2020 robbery of Marco Jewelers in Stamford, US Attorney Vanessa Avery announced on Monday, Dec. 19.  On the day of the robbery, around 2:50 p.m., police in Stamford …
College Students In NY Driving Home For Thanksgiving Killed In Head-On Crash College Students In NY Driving Home For Thanksgiving Killed In Head-On Crash
College Students In NY Driving Home For Thanksgiving Killed In Head-On Crash Two New York college students who were heading home for Thanksgiving were killed in a fiery crash that left a third person with life-threatening injuries. Emergency crews in Columbia County were called at around 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, with reports of a serious crash on State Route 9H in the town Ghent, near the Columbia County Airport. When deputies arrived, they found one of the vehicles fully engulfed in flames, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said. The 19-year-old driver of the burning car, Michael Shepherd, of Brooklyn, was pulled out by deputies with the help of another drive…
Man, 17-Year-Old Girl Accused Of Stealing $600 Worth Of Items From Store In Fairfield County Man, 17-Year-Old Girl Accused Of Stealing $600 Worth Of Items From Store In Fairfield County
Man, 17-Year-Old Girl Accused Of Stealing $600 Worth Of Items From Store In Fairfield County A man and a 17-year-old girl have been charged with allegedly stealing $600 worth of merchandise from a Fairfield County CVS store. The incident took place in New Canaan around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the store at 94 Park St. According to Lt. Jason Ferraro of the Canaan Police, store officials reported several individuals had taken a total of $600 worth of goods. An investigation found that Richardo Armani Sterling, age 22, of Brooklyn had taken the items along with a 17-year-old girl, also from Brooklyn, Ferraro said. Sterling was charged with larceny and conspiracy to com…
21-Year-Old ‘All Around Great Guy’ From NY Charged For Alleged Role In Jan. 6 Riots 21-Year-Old ‘All Around Great Guy’ From NY Charged For Alleged Role In Jan. 6 Riots
21-Year-Old ‘All Around Great Guy’ From NY Charged For Alleged Role In Jan. 6 Riots A 21-year-old New York man is among the latest group of suspects facing charges for their alleged roles in breaching the US Capitol building on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Long Island’s Jon Lizak, of Cold Spring Harbor in Suffolk County, was arrested by federal investigators on Thursday, Sept. 15. Lizak and four other defendants illegally entered the Capitol as a group before moving through multiple corridors and rooms, including the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the US Attorney’s Office said. The group reportedly exited the building a half hour later. That’s when a 23-year-old ma…