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$1M Scam: NY Man Sentenced For Stealing Federal Funds $1M Scam: NY Man Sentenced For Stealing Federal Funds
$1M Scam: NY Man Sentenced For Stealing Federal Funds A New York man who admitted to turning federal aid into a personal treasure chest of around $1 million has been sentenced. In previously pleading guilty, Asjid Parvez, age 38, of Albany, admitted that in May 2023, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) sent him a US Treasury check for $972,564.61.  In 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act authorized the FSA to financially assist certain distressed borrowers who had fallen behind on repaying their federally guaranteed farm loans.  The US Attorney's Office of the Northern District of…
School District In Westchester Taps New Superintendent: 'Honored, Humbled' School District In Westchester Taps New Superintendent: 'Honored, Humbled'
School District In Westchester Taps New Superintendent: 'Honored, Humbled' A current assistant superintendent in Westchester has accepted the top post at a nearby district, officials announced.  In an announcement on Monday, May 13, the Irvington Union Free School District revealed it has selected Mara Ratesic as its new superintendent.  Ratesic, who will begin in the position on Monday, July 1, will be formally appointed to the role during a special Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.  The current Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction at the Bronxville Union Free School District, Ratesic was chosen …
Popular Apple Juice Brand Recalled Due To High Arsenic Levels Popular Apple Juice Brand Recalled Due To High Arsenic Levels
Popular Apple Juice Brand Recalled Due To High Arsenic Levels A recall has been issued for a popular brand of apple juice due to high levels of arsenic. S. Martinelli & Co. said the recall is for a single lot of Martinelli’s Apple Juice, one-liter (33.8-ounce) bottles.  The recalled product has a “Best By” date of “09MAR2026” or “10MAR2026” on the front of the bottle above the label.  The product was shipped between March 13, 2023, and September 27, 2023, with the majority of the product shipped before July 28, 2023. This recall results from a sampling by the State of Maryland that found samples from one produc…
Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Due To Salmonella Outbreak Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Due To Salmonella Outbreak
Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Due To Salmonella Outbreak Trader Joe's is recalling Infinite Herbs-brand organic basil that was sold across the country in 2.5-ounce clamshell packaging due to concerns of Salmonella contamination. This week, the supermarket giant issued an alert cautioning shoppers in 29 states, as well as Washington, DC, not to consume the product as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigates a reported outbreak of Salmonella. Trader Joes is recalling Infinite Herbs Organic Basil FDA According to the FDA, "Trader Joe’s has already voluntarily removed all Infinite Herbs-brand organic basil packed in 2.5-oz clamshell pa…
23 Small Aftershocks Reported By USGS In 23 Hours After New Jersey Earthquake 23 Small Aftershocks Reported By USGS In 23 Hours After New Jersey Earthquake
23 Small Aftershocks Reported By USGS In 23 Hours After New Jersey Earthquake The USGS is reporting 23 aftershocks in the 23 hours since the New Jersey earthquake that rattled the Northeast. The initial earthquake had a magnitude of 4.8 and was reported in Whitehouse Station at 10:23 a.m. Friday, April 5. Tremors were felt by more than four million people from Maryland to New Hampshire. The first aftershock was reported just under an hour later at 11:20 a.m. 6 km NNE of Whitehouse Station with a magnitude of 2.0. The largest aftershock had a 4.0 magnitude and happened just before 6 p.m. Friday, April 5. Most of the aftershocks were not notable, with magnitudes …
FDA Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak FDA Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak
FDA Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak The US Food and Drug Administration has recalled oysters grown and harvested in Connecticut following an outbreak of norovirus. In a notice on Thursday, March 14, the FDA said the outbreak was caused by oysters sold by Norwalk-based Norm Bloom and Son harvested in February. Although the FDA did not give many how many people were sickened, they did reveal the contaminated batch was associated with an outbreak in Minnesota. In the notice, the FDA warned consumers that the oysters were also sold to restaurants and retailers throughout Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryl…
Dole Recalls Salads Sold In 25 States, Including NY, Due To Possible Listeria Contamination Dole Recalls Salads Sold In 25 States, Including NY, Due To Possible Listeria Contamination
Dole Recalls Salads Sold In 25 States, Including NY, Due To Possible Listeria Contamination A recall has been issued for several Dole Fresh Vegetables salad kits due to possible Listeria contamination. Dole says the kits were processed on the same line as cheeses produced by Rizo-López Foods, which recalled a line of its dairy products, including cheeses. Related story - Deadly Cheeses Prompt Massive Recall Nationwide: CDC, FDA, USDA "This recall notification is being issued due to the potential for cross-contamination of cheese contained in certain master packs by cheese potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes from our packaged cheese supplier," Dole sai…
'Life-Threatening' Allergy Prompts Recall Of Wegmans Hummus In 8 States 'Life-Threatening' Allergy Prompts Recall Of Wegmans Hummus In 8 States
'Life-Threatening' Allergy Prompts Recall Of Wegmans Hummus In 8 States A popular hummus sold at Wegmans in eight states and the District of Columbia has been recalled by the company, the FDA announced on Feb. 3.  A producer for Wegmans, Summer Fresh Salads Inc. of Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada has recalled Wegmans Harissa Hummus Topped With Harissa, according to the FDA.  The recall was prompted due to undeclared sesame in the produce. The company explained that people with sesame allergies "run the risk of [a] serious or life-threatening allergic reaction[s] if they consume [this] product." Notably, "No illnesses have been reported to date in connect…
Nationwide Recall: Charcuterie Trays Sold At Costco, Sam's Club Linked To Salmonella Outbreak Nationwide Recall: Charcuterie Trays Sold At Costco, Sam's Club Linked To Salmonella Outbreak
Nationwide Recall: Charcuterie Trays Sold At Costco, Sam's Club Linked To Salmonella Outbreak The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ordered a recall of two different charcuterie meat trays after they were linked to a salmonella outbreak. Forty-seven people across 22 states have gotten sick with salmonella after eating the potentially contaminated meats, which are sold at Costco and Sam’s Club locations across the country, the CDC announced on Thursday, Jan. 18. Of those who are sick, four are from New York and three are from Pennsylvania. Connecticut, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland each have seen one case of illness.  As of publication, the CDC has…
TGI Fridays Closing These 'Underperforming' Northeast Restaurants TGI Fridays Closing These 'Underperforming' Northeast Restaurants
TGI Fridays Closing These 'Underperforming' Northeast Restaurants TGI Fridays is closing nearly 30 "underperforming" locations across the northeast and will sell eight restaurants to the chain's former CEO, the chain said in a news release. The 27 closures include restaurants in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In total, 36 TGI Fridays locations are shutting down nationwide. The company says about 1,000 employees, which represent more than 80% of those impacted, will be offered transfer opportunities. "As we continue along our path of transformation to revitalize the Fridays brand and …
First Projected Snowfall Totals Released For Major Storm Headed To Northeast First Projected Snowfall Totals Released For Major Storm Headed To Northeast
First Projected Snowfall Totals Released For Major Storm Headed To Northeast The first projected snowfall totals have been released for a potent coast-to-coast winter storm expected to hit the Northeast midway through the weekend. Click here for a new, updated story - Projected Snowfall Totals Increase As Nor'easter Nears: These Spots Could See 18 Inches Snowfall is expected to begin overnight Saturday, Jan. 6 into Sunday, Jan. 7, according to the National Weather Service. Areas in the darker shade in the image above from AccuWeather.com are expected to see between 6 and 12 inches of snowfall, including parts of upstate New York, northern Connecticut and areas…
Raw Dog, Cat Food Sold In NY Being Recalled Due To Contamination Concerns Raw Dog, Cat Food Sold In NY Being Recalled Due To Contamination Concerns
Raw Dog, Cat Food Sold In NY Being Recalled Due To Contamination Concerns The FDA is expanding a recall on a popular raw pet food product that could possibly be contaminated by Salmonella or Listeria monocytogenes, authorities announced. Earlier this month, Blue Ridge Beef began recalling certain lots of their "Kitten Grind," "Puppy Mix," and "Kitten Mix," after the company notified the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services that a sample had tested positive. The products subject to the recall were distributed between Nov. 14 and Dec. 20 packaged in clear plastic sold primarily at stores in these states:  Connecticut; Massachus…
NYers Most Likely To Suffer From Sleep Disorders, Report Finds NYers Most Likely To Suffer From Sleep Disorders, Report Finds
NYers Most Likely To Suffer From Sleep Disorders, Report Finds If you find yourself struggling to get a good night’s sleep, you’re in good company, according to a new report. New Yorkers are the most likely to suffer from sleep disorders, according to a study from Eachnight. The website looked at Google search data for the most common sleep-related issues like “insomnia,” “sleep apnea,” and “restless leg syndrome” per 100,000 people. In 2023, New York residents averaged a monthly search volume of 569.86 for every 100,000 people, the most of any state, the report found. “Insomnia” was the most searched disorder with 28,600 monthly queries. The disor…
Post-Thanksgiving Storm Strengthens As It Heads Toward Northeast Post-Thanksgiving Storm Strengthens As It Heads Toward Northeast
Post-Thanksgiving Storm Strengthens As It Heads Toward Northeast A coastal storm intensifying in the mid-Atlantic will bring widespread rain with sleet and snow in some interior locations in the Northeast at the tail end of Thanksgiving weekend, affecting travel. The time frame for the system is late Sunday afternoon, Nov. 26 into the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 27, according to the National Weather Service. "On Sunday, rain will mainly be confined to eastern Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware before spreading into New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York by Sunday night," according to AccuWeather.com. "By Monday, rain will primarily focus acros…
5 NY ShopRite Stores Permanently Close 5 NY ShopRite Stores Permanently Close
5 NY ShopRite Stores Permanently Close Supermarket chain ShopRite has permanently closed five of its New York stores. The closures are all in the Capital Region, WRGB CBS 6 reports: Albany County: Albany, Colonie, and Slingerlands Rensselaer County: North Greenbush Schenectady County: Niskayuna The locations were initially slated to close in early December 2023, but the company told WRGB it didn’t have the inventory to keep the doors open any longer. Affected employees will be paid through January 2024, one worker told the outlet. Earlier Report: ShopRite To Close 5 Capital Region Locations: Here's Rundown ShopRite, which…
'Bright Fireball' Seen From New York Confirmed To Be Meteor: NASA 'Bright Fireball' Seen From New York Confirmed To Be Meteor: NASA
'Bright Fireball' Seen From New York Confirmed To Be Meteor: NASA A fireball that appeared in the skies off the coast of Long Island has been confirmed to have been a meteor that was seen in several states, including New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.  The meteor was seen in several East Coast states on Thursday, Nov. 2 just after 7 p.m., according to an announcement by NASA.  According to the agency, the meteor first appeared 65 miles above a point in the Atlantic Ocean 81 miles off the coast of Smith Point County Park on Fire Island in Suffolk County, New York. Fire Island is part of the towns of Babylon, Islip, and Brookhaven.  The "bright fir…
NY AG James Joins Lawsuit Against Meta With 32 Other States: 'They Must Be Held Accountable' NY AG James Joins Lawsuit Against Meta With 32 Other States: 'They Must Be Held Accountable'
NY AG James Joins Lawsuit Against Meta With 32 Other States: 'They Must Be Held Accountable' New York Attorney General Letitia James and a group of attorneys general from 32 other states have filed a federal lawsuit against Meta for contributing to a mental health crisis among young people, officials announced. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that the social media company knowingly designed and implemented features on Instagram, Facebook, and other platforms that purposefully take advantage of children and teens, James' office announced on Tuesday, Oct. 24.  Additionally, the lawsuit also charges Meta with collecting…
Fugitive Accused Of Murdering Judge Over Custody Ruling Has Ties To New York, Police Say Fugitive Accused Of Murdering Judge Over Custody Ruling Has Ties To New York, Police Say
Fugitive Accused Of Murdering Judge Over Custody Ruling Has Ties To New York, Police Say A wanted fugitive suspected of gunning down a Maryland judge in his own driveway has ties to New York. Pedro Manuel Argote, age 49, is the primary suspect in the killing of Washington County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Wilkinson, who was shot multiple times outside his Hagerstown, Maryland home on Thursday night, Oct. 19. Wilkinson was rushed to a hospital where he later died, according to Washington County Sheriff’s officials. Earlier Report: Suspected Judge Killer's Mercedes Found In Williamsport, Sheriff Says (DEVELOPING) On Friday, Oct. 20, investigators announced that Argote was th…
ShopRite To Close 5 NY Locations: Here's Rundown ShopRite To Close 5 NY Locations: Here's Rundown
ShopRite To Close 5 NY Locations: Here's Rundown Supermarket chain ShopRite is closing five stores in New York. The closures, scheduled for early December, are all in the Capital Region, according to a report by Winsight Grocery Business: Albany, Colonie, Niskayuna, Slingerlands, and North Greenbush. The closures are due to underperforming sales, the report said. ShopRite, which launched in the mid-1940s, has stores in six states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.  Earlier report - Rite Aid Announces 20 NY Stores Slated For Closure After Declaring Bankruptcy Click here to rea…
New Ice Cream Recall Issued Due To Listeria Fears New Ice Cream Recall Issued Due To Listeria Fears
New Ice Cream Recall Issued Due To Listeria Fears A new ice cream recall has been issued because of Listeria concerns. The Life Raft Treats products were shipped by GoldBelly.com to 40 states, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. The recall covered these products: "Not Fried Chicken" - 64-ounce bucket (No UPC) and 2.5 oz. bar (UPC 8 60006 18210 6) "Life is Peachy"- 6-count box (No UPC) To view product packaging photos from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), click here and scroll down. The company was notified last week by the South Carolina Department of Health and …
COVID-19: Highly Mutated Pirola Variant Now Identified In 10 States COVID-19: Highly Mutated Pirola Variant Now Identified In 10 States
Covid-19: Highly Mutated Pirola Variant Now Identified In 10 States A newly identified COVID-19 strain with around 30 mutations has now been identified in 10 states. Cases of the BA.2.86 strain, known as Pirola, have been confirmed in:  Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, New York,  Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington. The Michigan case, the first in the US, was an older woman who had recently returned from Japan who reportedly had mild symptoms. Related story - COVID-19: These Are Most Likely Symptoms Of New Pirola Variant Spreading In US At a World Health Organization (WHO) news briefing late last month, authorities said …
Hudson Valley-Based Company Issues Recall For Potato Product Hudson Valley-Based Company Issues Recall For Potato Product
Hudson Valley-Based Company Issues Recall For Potato Product A New York company has issued a recall for one of its food products. Hudson Valley-baed MilMar Food Group LLC, located in Orange County in the village of Goshen, is recalling 1200 units of Spring Valley Potato Blintzes, because they may contain undeclared milk.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergis reaction if they consume these products, the FDA said in announcing the recall. Spring Valley Potato Blintzes were shipped to distributors and retailers in New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Florida, and were shipped b…
Deadly Avalanche: Body Of NY Climber Recovered Months After 3 Killed In Washington State Deadly Avalanche: Body Of NY Climber Recovered Months After 3 Killed In Washington State
Deadly Avalanche: Body Of NY Climber Recovered Months After 3 Killed In Washington State The body of a New York woman has finally been recovered months after she and two other climbers were killed in an avalanche in Washington State. The incident happened on Feb. 19, in the central Cascade Mountains near Colchuck Lake, located 70 miles east of Seattle. On Tuesday, May 30, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office announced that the body of 60-year-old Jeannie Lee, of Bayside, Queens, had been recovered. Earlier Report: NY Woman Among 3 Killed In Avalanche In Washington State Authorities identified the two others killed as Connecticut resident Seong Cho, age 54, a Korean nationa…
Pasta Sauce Recall: 24-Ounce Bottles Were Sold At Wegmans Pasta Sauce Recall: 24-Ounce Bottles Were Sold At Wegmans
Pasta Sauce Recall: 24-Ounce Bottles Were Sold At Wegmans A recall has been issued for a popular brand of tomato sauce sold at Wegmans supermarkets. The manufacturer, LiDestri Foods, said 24-ounce jars of Wegmans Italian Classics Diavolo pasta sauce may contain undeclared fish (anchovy).  "People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to anchovy run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.," the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. The sauce was sold at Wegman’s grocery stores in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Virginia,…
New Item Added To Recall Of Spinach, Kale, Collard Green Products Due To Listeria Risk New Item Added To Recall Of Spinach, Kale, Collard Green Products Due To Listeria Risk
New Item Added To Recall Of Spinach, Kale, Collard Green Products Due To Listeria Risk A new item has just been added to a recall announced late last week for brands of vegetable products due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Lancaster Foods announced the recall of Robinson Fresh, Lancaster, and Giant brand Kale, Spinach, and Collard Green products produced at the company’s Jessup, Maryland facility and distributed through retailers and distributors in the states of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia.  The recall was initiated after notification that a random sample of a single bag of Chopped Kale Gree…
Recall Issued For 3 Brands Of Spinach, Kale, Collard Green Products Due To Listeria Risk Recall Issued For 3 Brands Of Spinach, Kale, Collard Green Products Due To Listeria Risk
Recall Issued For 3 Brands Of Spinach, Kale, Collard Green Products Due To Listeria Risk New Update Issued On Recall Of Spinach, Kale, Collard Green Products Due To Listeria Risk A recall has been issued for three brands of vegetable products due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Lancaster Foods announced the recall of Robinson Fresh, Lancaster, and Giant brand Kale, Spinach, and Collard Green products produced at the company’s Jessup, Maryland facility and distributed through retailers and distributors in the states of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia.  The recall was initiated after notification that a r…
White Shark Pings Off Long Island Coast White Shark Pings Off Long Island Coast
White Shark Pings Off Long Island Coast A 9-foot white shark pinged off the Long Island coast Tuesday morning, May 2. According to shark research center OCEARCH, the dorsal fin of Simon — who weighs 434 pounds and measures 9 feet, 6 inches in length — surfaced very close to the Bay Shore coast around 10:30 a.m. A "Ping" happens when an animal tag breaks the surface of the water, sending data, OCEARCH says. The juvenile shark was tagged in December 2022, in St. Simon's Island, GA. You can now track white shark Simon on the OCEARCH Global Shark Tracker! He’s currently hanging out near where we first met him a few days ago.htt…
COVID-19: Highly-Infectious 'Arcturus' Variant First Detected In NY Now Identified In 27 States COVID-19: Highly-Infectious 'Arcturus' Variant First Detected In NY Now Identified In 27 States
Covid-19: Highly-Infectious 'Arcturus' Variant First Detected In NY Now Identified In 27 States Click here for a new, updated story - COVID-19: New ‘Arcturus' Variant Causing Symptom Not Typically Seen A new COVID-19 variant first detected in New York in January has now been identified in 27 states. The so-called Arcturus strain — officially known as XBB.1.16 — is believed to be one of the most infectious versions of Omicron to date.  Shortly after the World Health Organization began monitoring the variant in late March, cases had been reported in about two dozen countries. Arcturus has been sparking a surge of cases in India, prompting  Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s…
Honda Recalls 564K Vehicles Due To Rust Risk Concern Honda Recalls 564K Vehicles Due To Rust Risk Concern
Honda Recalls 564K Vehicles Due To Rust Risk Concern Hundreds of thousands of Honda SUVs are being recalled due to concerns that road salt could cause the frame of the vehicle to rust and unintentionally detach parts of the rear suspension. Officials announced this week that Honda is recalling nearly 564,000 CR-V models that were produced between 2007 and 2011 that were sold in states where salt and other de-icing chemicals are used to clear roads during winter storms. According to Honda, “in salt-belt states where de-icing agents are used to maintain the roadway, the de-icing agents, along with mud and water, could enter the rear frame throu…
3.4K Pounds Of Beef Chuck Product Recalled Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination 3.4K Pounds Of Beef Chuck Product Recalled Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination
3.4K Pounds Of Beef Chuck Product Recalled Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination Thousands of pounds of a beef chuck product are being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination. Approximately 3,436 pounds of various weights of boneless items labeled "Elkhorn Valley Pride Angus Beef 61226 BEEF CHUCK 2PC BNLS" were packed on Thursday, Feb. 16,  the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Friday, March 24. View the product label here. The complete list of serial numbers and box count numbers can be found here. The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “EST. M-19549” inside the USDA mark of inspect…
Daily Voice Goes Hollywood: Award-Winning Movie 'Tar' Features DV As Trusted News Source Daily Voice Goes Hollywood: Award-Winning Movie 'Tar' Features DV As Trusted News Source
Daily Voice Goes Hollywood: Award-Winning Movie 'Tar' Features DV As Trusted News Source Producers of the 2022 movie "Tar" clearly agree that Daily Voice is the best-trusted source for news in the region. Watch the award-winning film and you'll know why. About an hour and 30 minutes into the movie, the main character, Lydia Tar (played by actress Cate Blanchett) visits one of Daily Voice's 47 separate websites in New York, covering the Northern Westchester County village of Mount Kisco, looking for information on a student she's accused of abusing. It appears the film used the Daily Voice template to draft the news report that informed Tar of her victim's sudden and unexpected…