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Man Falls Asleep Behind Wheel While Holding Open Beer In Wilton Town Hall Parking Lot: Police Man Falls Asleep Behind Wheel While Holding Open Beer In Wilton Town Hall Parking Lot: Police
Man Falls Asleep Behind Wheel While Holding Open Beer In Wilton Town Hall Parking Lot: Police A man has been accused of operating under the influence after officers allegedly found him asleep behind the wheel with a bottle of beer in his hand in a town hall parking lot in Fairfield County. The Fairfield County incident occurred on Wednesday, May 15 in the town of Wilton. Ruben Williams, age 54, of Manhattan, was discovered in his car in the Town Hall parking lot, located at 238 Danbury Road. According to Wilton Police, Williams’ car was parked but still running. He had allegedly fallen asleep behind the wheel and was holding an open bottle of beer in his hand. Williams was arre…
Ex-Westport Resident Martha Stewart Reportedly Buys $12M Condo: Here's Where Ex-Westport Resident Martha Stewart Reportedly Buys $12M Condo: Here's Where
Ex-Westport Resident Martha Stewart Reportedly Buys $12M Condo: Here's Where Beloved Northern Westchester resident and iconic homemaker Martha Stewart has purchased a multi-million dollar residence inside a building that plays a key role in a popular television series, according to a brand-new report. Stewart has landed on a $12.3 million Manhattan apartment inside the esteemed Belnord building on West 86th Street, Mansion Global reported.  The 82-year-old Stewart bought the six-bedroom condo with her daughter, Alexis, the report said. According to the real estate outlet, the more than 100-year-old building containing Stewart's residence is the filming lo…
Family Killed In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash On Way Home From Hospital Family Killed In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash On Way Home From Hospital
Family Killed In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash On Way Home From Hospital Three members of a Connecticut family killed in a wrong-way driver crash were on their way home from the hospital when killed. Related: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities In Stratford ID Released For Driver In Stratford Crash That Killed 4 Fairfield County resident Steven P. Rowland, age 65, of Easton, was driving his aunt and uncle, Thomas and Olga Vitale, ages 80 and 81, also of Easton, home from Yale New Haven Hospital when all three were killed in the crash in Stratford, according to their obituaries. "While his death was abrupt and he…
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…
New Update: ID Released For Man Who Set Self On Fire Outside Trump Trial In NY Court New Update: ID Released For Man Who Set Self On Fire Outside Trump Trial In NY Court
New Update: ID Released For Man Who Set Self On Fire Outside Trump Trial In NY Court This story has been updated. A man survived after lighting himself on fire just steps away from the Manhattan courthouse where former President Trump’s alleged hush money trial was underway. The incident, which was broadcast live to a national audience on CNN, happened at around 1:40 p.m. Friday, April 19, right outside the New York Supreme Court near Foley Square. NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maddrey said the man walked into the park before reaching into a backpack and throwing several pamphlets onto the ground. He then doused himself with an accelerant and lit himself on fire. Flames could be s…
$3M Fraud: NY Theme Park Owner Stole COVID-19 Federal Aid $3M Fraud: NY Theme Park Owner Stole COVID-19 Federal Aid
$3M Fraud: NY Theme Park Owner Stole Covid-19 Federal Aid A man who owns a now-defunct Manhattan restaurant and a local theme park will spend time behind bars for stealing COVID-19 funds and putting it towards, among other things, a home in Nantucket. Long Island resident Donald Finley, age 61 of Locust Valley, faced his 24-month sentence on Tuesday, April 16, according to the United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District of New York. Original Story - COVID-19: Bayville Adventure Park Owner Admits To Stealing $3.2M In Federal Aid Finley, who owns Bayville Adventure Park and used to own a now-shuttered Jekyll & Hyde-themed restaura…
Whole Foods To Open New, Small-Format Stores: Look Inside Whole Foods To Open New, Small-Format Stores: Look Inside
Whole Foods To Open New, Small-Format Stores: Look Inside Whole Foods says it will be launching new small-format stores aimed at providing customers with a quick, convenient shopping experience. The company says the stores, targeting urban areas, will provide "easier access to the fresh, high-quality offerings." The new stores will be called Whole Foods Market Daily Shop. The first location to open will be in the Upper East Side in Manhattan with additional locations in New York City to follow.  The first store, located at 1175 Third Ave., is expected to open later this year.  Following the New York City launch, Whole Foods Market pla…
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 …
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that is sweeping through the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County Peekskill 10.3 inches 1000 AM 02/13 Public Croton-on-Hudso 10.5 inches 12:45 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission North Salem/Peach Lake 10.0 inches 0430 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission Croton-on-Hudson …
Trump Defamation Case: Westchester Juror Among Those Awarding E. Jean Carroll $83.3M In Damages Trump Defamation Case: Westchester Juror Among Those Awarding E. Jean Carroll $83.3M In Damages
Trump Defamation Case: Westchester Juror Among Those Awarding E. Jean Carroll $83.3M In Damages For the second time in less than a year, a Manhattan federal jury has ordered former President Donald Trump to pay columnist E. Jean Carroll, a longtime Hudson Valley resident, millions of dollars in damages for repeatedly defaming her. The seven men and two women – including Hudson Valley residents from Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland counties – awarded Carroll a combined $83.3 million after deliberating for three hours on Friday, Jan. 26. The other jurors were from New York County (Manhattan) and the Bronx. Specifically, jurors decided that Trump should pay Carroll $11 million to fund a…
'The Hunted': New Documentary Follows Gilgo Beach Serial Murder Case 'The Hunted': New Documentary Follows Gilgo Beach Serial Murder Case
'The Hunted': New Documentary Follows Gilgo Beach Serial Murder Case The series premiere of an ABC News documentary series will go into the details about the decade-long quest to catch Rex Heuermann – and how new technology did just that. "Truth and Lies: The Hunted," slated to premiere at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 on ABC, will be a two-hour episode following the timeline of the Gilgo Beach serial murder case, from Shannan Gilbert’s 2010 disappearance to Heuermann’s July 2023 arrest. Earlier Report: Gilgo Beach Serial Murder Suspect To Be Charged In Connection To Fourth Case, Report Says According to ABC News, the documentary will go in-depth chronicling t…
New Update: Here Are Details On Fourth Murder Charge For Gilgo Beach Serial Killings Suspect New Update: Here Are Details On Fourth Murder Charge For Gilgo Beach Serial Killings Suspect
New Update: Here Are Details On Fourth Murder Charge For Gilgo Beach Serial Killings Suspect Gilgo Beach serial murders suspect Rex Heuermann, who sits behind bars charged with the killings of three women on Long Island, has been formally charged with murdering a fourth victim. Heuermann, age 60, was arraigned on a second-degree murder charge in Suffolk County Court on Tuesday, Jan. 16, in the killing of Maureen Brainard-Barnes. The then-25-year-old disappeared in July 2007 while working as a sex worker. Her remains were discovered along a grassy area of the South Shore in 2010 near those of Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, and Amber Lynn Costello. Earlier Report: Gilgo …
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…
This Fairfield County Zip Code Among Most Expensive In US: Here's Where It Ranks This Fairfield County Zip Code Among Most Expensive In US: Here's Where It Ranks
This Fairfield County Zip Code Among Most Expensive In US: Here's Where It Ranks The Northeast is well-represented in new rankings of the 100 most expensive zip codes in the nation. Two of the top 10 zip codes according to Property Shark Real Estate Reports are in New York, with both on Long Island, in the Hamptons: No. 2 Sagaponack (zip code 11962) with a median home sale price in 2023 of $8,075,000, No. 6 (tie) Water Mill (11976) with a median home sale price in 2023 of $4,500,000. Six of the Top 10 zip codes are in California, including No. 1 Atherton (94027), located near San Francisco, ($8,300,000 median sales price). California has 79 of the 100 p…
New Update: Missing Westport 15-Year-Old Located In Manhattan New Update: Missing Westport 15-Year-Old Located In Manhattan
New Update: Missing Westport 15-Year-Old Located In Manhattan Latest update: A 15-year-old Connecticut boy who went missing has been located in New York. Fairfield County resident Maxwell David Yeater had last been seen at the Newman’s Preservatory Trail off Bayberry Lane in Westport at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Early Sunday evening, Nov. 19, Westport Police announced he had been located in Manhattan in the afternoon. "Through the use of law enforcement sharing and social media platforms, the Westport Police Department was able to track Maxwell Yeater to a New York City Library in the vicinity of Grand Central Station," according to Wes…
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…
Sea Lion Briefly Escapes From Central Park Zoo During Rainstorm Sea Lion Briefly Escapes From Central Park Zoo During Rainstorm
Sea Lion Briefly Escapes From Central Park Zoo During Rainstorm Record-breaking rainfall from a slow-moving coastal storm system resulted in dangerous flooding and travel nightmares in and around New York City on Friday, Sept. 29. But it proved to be an opportunity for a rogue sea lion named Sally, who was able to briefly escape from her enclosure at the 6.5-acre Central Park Zoo in midtown Manhattan, where around 6 inches of rain fell in less than 24 hours. "A female sea lion at Central Park Zoo was able to swim out of her pool due to flooding of the plaza caused by severe rains in New York City today," Jim Breheny, director of the Bronx Zoo …
Target To Close Stores In 4 States, Citing Theft, Organized Retail Crime Target To Close Stores In 4 States, Citing Theft, Organized Retail Crime
Target To Close Stores In 4 States, Citing Theft, Organized Retail Crime Citing incidents involving violence and theft, Target announced it is closing nine stores in four states, including one in New York. The New York store is in Manhattan, at 517 E 117th St. Three other stores are in California, in the San Francisco/Oakland market, and three in Oregon, in Portland. The other two stores are in Seattle, Washington. "We cannot continue operating these stores because theft and organized retail crime are threatening the safety of our team and guests, and contributing to unsustainable business performance," the company said in a statement released Tuesday afternoo…
Gilgo Beach Murders: New 20/20 Episode Spotlights 'Biggest True Crime Story Of Summer' Gilgo Beach Murders: New 20/20 Episode Spotlights 'Biggest True Crime Story Of Summer'
Gilgo Beach Murders: New 20/20 Episode Spotlights 'Biggest True Crime Story Of Summer' A new episode of ABC-TV's 20/20 focuses on the Gilgo Beach serial murder case, calling it the "biggest true crime story of the summer."The episode, "Long Island Serial Killer," begins at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, and lasts until 11 p.m.  New Update -  Serial Murder Case: Suspect's Family Wants Police To Pay For Leaving NY Home 'In Shambles' The suspect in the case, Rex Heuermann, age 59, resided with his wife and two children at the Massapequa Park home where he grew up at the time of his arrest in late July. He's been charged with the killings of three women and is the prime sus…
Drew Barrymore's Alleged Stalker Spotted, Detained Near Her Hamptons Home: Police Drew Barrymore's Alleged Stalker Spotted, Detained Near Her Hamptons Home: Police
Drew Barrymore's Alleged Stalker Spotted, Detained Near Her Hamptons Home: Police A man who rushed up to Drew Barrymore during an event, causing her to be rushed offstage, was nabbed after he attempted to find her again at her Long Island home, police reported. On Wednesday, Aug. 23, a man identified as Chad Michael Busto was temporarily detained and questioned outside of the “Charlie’s Angels” star’s house in the Hamptons, the town’s police department confirmed. Read the updated story: New Details: Drew Barrymore's Alleged Stalker Charged After Appearing At Her Southhampton Home Lieutenant Todd Spencer confirmed that Busto allegedly went in search of Barrymore’s h…
See Inside Diane Sawyer's Martha's Vineyard Estate Hitting Market For $24M See Inside Diane Sawyer's Martha's Vineyard Estate Hitting Market For $24M
See Inside Diane Sawyer's Martha's Vineyard Estate Hitting Market For $24M TV newscaster Diane Sawyer sat across from world leaders and celebrities in their lavish mansions overlooking some of the world's most beautiful landscapes. But few of them rivaled her Martha's Vineyard estate, which she recently put on the market for $24 million.  Known as "Chip Chop," the estate includes four homes sitting on 20 acres and a mile of private, pristine shoreline on the Vineyard Sound. The main three-bedroom home and caretaker's cottage in Vineyard Haven were built in 1937 for Katharine Cornell, a Broadway star, the listing reads.  Sawyer bought the property in 1995 with her…
New Update: 34-Year-Old Who Went Missing In 1996 ID'd As Jane Doe No. 7 In Gilgo Beach Case New Update: 34-Year-Old Who Went Missing In 1996 ID'd As Jane Doe No. 7 In Gilgo Beach Case
New Update: 34-Year-Old Who Went Missing In 1996 ID'd As Jane Doe No. 7 In Gilgo Beach Case This story has been updated. Police investigators have identified another victim in the Long Island Gilgo Beach murder investigation. The name for a victim who had been known as Fire Island Jane Doe No. 7 was revealed to be Karen Vergata, age 34, Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney and the Gilgo Beach Investigative Taskforce announced in a news conference late Friday morning, Aug. 4. Vergata went missing on Feb. 14, 1996 and had been living in Manattan where she was believed to be working as an escort, Tierney said. It's unknown if Vergata is connected to suspected serial…
'You Had To Be Very Careful': Ex-Schoolmates Speak Out About Accused Long Island Serial Killer 'You Had To Be Very Careful': Ex-Schoolmates Speak Out About Accused Long Island Serial Killer
'You Had To Be Very Careful': Ex-Schoolmates Speak Out About Accused Long Island Serial Killer New update - Gilgo Beach Murders: Rex Heuermann Appears In Court For First Time Since Arrest Rex Heuermann, who sits behind bars charged with the serial killings of three women on Long Island and is the prime suspect in a fourth murder, is being described as a loner and a target by those who knew him in high school, according to a new report. The 59-year-old who resided with his wife and two children at the Massapequa Park home where he grew up at the time of his arrest graduated from Berner High School in Massapequa in 1981. Actor Billy Baldwin, who was a Berner HS classmate of Heu…
Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For Fairfield County Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For Fairfield County
Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For Fairfield County With a new round of storms heading eastward, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for much of the region. It covers all eight counties in Connecticut, and in New York, the following counties: Nassau Suffolk Westchester Putnam Dutchess Rockland Bronx Kings (Brooklyn) Manhattan Queens Richmond (Staten Island) The watch was issued just after noontime on Tuesday, July 25, and is in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday for areas in yellow throughout the Northeast in the image above from the National Weather Service. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds, frequent lightning, heavy rai…
Gilgo Four: Connecticut Resident Among Women At Heart Of Serial Murder Case Gilgo Four: Connecticut Resident Among Women At Heart Of Serial Murder Case
Gilgo Four: Connecticut Resident Among Women At Heart Of Serial Murder Case They're known as the Gilgo Four. The women, all in their 20s, are at the heart of the Long Island serial murder case that has captured national and global attention following the arrest of suspect Rex Heuermann just over a week ago. The 59-year-old married father of two, an architect who worked on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and resided in Nassau County in the village of Massapequa Park just miles north of the site where their bodies were found -- in a grassy area of Gilgo Beach, a barrier island off Long Island's south shore in the Suffolk County town of Babylon. Heuermann was arraigned on…
Long Island Serial Murders: New Reports Shed Light On How Suspect's Wife Became Key To Case Long Island Serial Murders: New Reports Shed Light On How Suspect's Wife Became Key To Case
Long Island Serial Murders: New Reports Shed Light On How Suspect's Wife Became Key To Case The wife of Rex Heuermann, the suspected Long Island Gilgo Beach killer, unknowingly helped investigators zero in on her husband when two of her hairs were found on the bodies of two of the victims, according to new reports. Heuermann, of the village of Massapequa Park in Nassau County, is charged with killing Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, and Amber Costello and burying their bodies in a grassy area of Gilgo Beach, located in the town of Babylon in Suffolk County. He's also a suspect in the murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes. Investigators said, those hairs helped link Heuermann but d…
Former HS Teacher From Bethel Enticed Student To Engage In Sexual Activity: Feds Former HS Teacher From Bethel Enticed Student To Engage In Sexual Activity: Feds
Former HS Teacher From Bethel Enticed Student To Engage In Sexual Activity: Feds A former Westchester County high school teacher from Fairfield County faces more than a decade in prison after allegedly enticing one of her 16-year-old students to engage in sexual activity while making her believe they were in a romantic relationship, federal officials said. Bethel resident Sandy Carazas-Pinez, age 34, has been indicted on charges related to her alleged sexual exploitation of one of her students while she was employed at a school in Yonkers, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Wednesday, July 12.  According to federal officials…
COVID-19: Businessman Admits Stealing $3.2M For Personal Use, Including Buying Nantucket Home COVID-19: Businessman Admits Stealing $3.2M For Personal Use, Including Buying Nantucket Home
Covid-19: Businessman Admits Stealing $3.2M For Personal Use, Including Buying Nantucket Home A man who owns a theme park and restaurant in New York has admitted to stealing over $3 million through federal COVID-19 aid with some of those funds used to buy a home on Nantucket. Long Island resident Donald Finley, age 61, of Roslyn, the owner of Jekyll & Hyde Restaurant in Manhattan and the Bayville Adventure Park in Nassau County, pleaded guilty to disaster relief fraud and wire fraud on Thursday, May 25. As stated in court filings by the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Breon Peace: Between March 2020 and March 2021, amid the COVID pandemic, Finley fra…
E. Jean Carroll Wants New Damages From Trump After His Comments At CNN Town Hall, Report Says E. Jean Carroll Wants New Damages From Trump After His Comments At CNN Town Hall, Report Says
E. Jean Carroll Wants New Damages From Trump After His Comments At CNN Town Hall, Report Says Former President Donald Trump’s words at a televised town hall may come back to bite him if writer E. Jean Carroll gets her way. On Monday, May 22, Carroll asked a Manhattan federal court to award her a “very substantial” additional amount of damages in her civil sexual abuse and defamation case against Trump, CNN reports. According to the outlet, the move is in direct response to Trump’s appearance at a CNN town hall on May 10, in which he continued to deny Carroll’s claims that he sexually abused her in a Manhattan department store dressing room in the 1990s, calling the allegation “fake”…
Jordan Neely Death: Ex-Marine, NY HS Athlete Charged In Chokehold Killing Sparking Protests Jordan Neely Death: Ex-Marine, NY HS Athlete Charged In Chokehold Killing Sparking Protests
Jordan Neely Death: Ex-Marine, NY HS Athlete Charged In Chokehold Killing Sparking Protests A Marine Corps veteran from New York who was seen in a viral video choking a 30-year-old street artist to death on a Manhattan subway will be criminally charged. Daniel Penny, a Long Island resident from West Islip, will be arrested Friday, May 12, on a charge of second-degree manslaughter in the death of Jordan Neely, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office confirmed to Daily Voice. “We cannot provide any additional information until he has been arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court, which we expect to take place tomorrow,” the agency said in a statement. Neely, a well-known Michael Jack…
Donald Trump Sexually Abused, Defamed E. Jean Carroll, Jury Finds; Awards $5M In Damages Donald Trump Sexually Abused, Defamed E. Jean Carroll, Jury Finds; Awards $5M In Damages
Donald Trump Sexually Abused, Defamed E. Jean Carroll, Jury Finds; Awards $5M In Damages Former President Donald Trump sexually abused writer E. Jean Carroll in a department store in the 1990s and then defamed her when he claimed she was lying about the allegation, a New York jury found in a unanimous verdict. The Manhattan federal jury read its verdict shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 after deliberating for approximately 2.5 hours. Jurors found Trump liable for battery based on Carroll’s sexual assault claim, as well as defamation. The jury did not, however, find Trump liable for the alleged rape. Carroll was awarded total damages of nearly $5 million, which includes $2.7…