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Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination A Florida-based company is recalling whole cucumbers that were shipped to 14 states, but may be contaminated with Salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. According to the FDA, the cucumbers subject to recall are dark green, between 1.5 inches and two inches thick and between five to nine inches long. Officials made note that mini cucumbers and English cucumbers are not included in the recall. FDA The recalled cucumbers were shipped in bulk cartons between Friday, May 17 and Tuesday, May 21 to retail distribution centers, wholesalers, and food service distributor…
Hudson Valley 12-Year-Old Advances To National Spelling Bee Finals Hudson Valley 12-Year-Old Advances To National Spelling Bee Finals
Hudson Valley 12-Year-Old Advances To National Spelling Bee Finals A young Hudson Valley student could soon be a national champion. Orange County resident YY Liang, age 12, of New Windsor, is one of eight kids who made it through five rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals, advancing to the Thursday, May 30 finals, which will be shown live on iON television at 8 p.m. Four of the Elite 8 are from California and Texas (two from each state), and the others are from California, Colorado, North Carolina, and Florida. Liange is a nationally-ranked junior tennis player who enjoys video games and has a talent for drawing. A seventh-grader, …
Planters Nuts Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns Planters Nuts Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns
Planters Nuts Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns A pair of Planters nuts products are being recalled due to possible contamination with the bacteria that causes listeria. Hormel Foods Sales, LLC is voluntarily recalling the two Planters products that were produced at one of its facilities in April, according to an announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, sti…
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…
Retired Detective Who Served In Westchester For 25 Years Dies Retired Detective Who Served In Westchester For 25 Years Dies
Retired Detective Who Served In Westchester For 25 Years Dies A community in Westchester is mourning the loss of a retired police detective who served with dignity for decades.  Keith Dooley of Little River, South Carolina, who served as a detective with the Port Chester Police Department for 25 years, died on Monday, Feb. 5 at the age of 71, according to his obituary.  Born in 1952, Dooley graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains in 1970 and joined the Air Force before eventually beginning a career in law enforcement with Port Chester Police.  He remained with the department for 25 years and was recogni…
'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…
Fugitive Wanted In Shooting Tracked Down, Arrested In Northern Westchester: Police Fugitive Wanted In Shooting Tracked Down, Arrested In Northern Westchester: Police
Fugitive Wanted In Shooting Tracked Down, Arrested In Northern Westchester: Police A 26-year-old fugitive wanted in connection with a shooting was tracked down and taken into custody after attempting to hide in Northern Westchester, police said. North Carolina resident Giovanni Wilson of Greenville was arrested in Peekskill on Friday, Jan. 12 after being tracked to a residence in the city, Westchester County Police announced on Wednesday, Jan. 17.  Wilson had been wanted in connection with a shooting that happened in Greenville in December. Following this incident, he fled North Carolina and attempted to hunker down in Peekskill.  However, an investigation…
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…
Yowza! Winning $1M Mega Millions Ticket Sold At Hudson Valley Convenience Store Yowza! Winning $1M Mega Millions Ticket Sold At Hudson Valley Convenience Store
Yowza! Winning $1M Mega Millions Ticket Sold At Hudson Valley Convenience Store Just in time for the holidays, a lucky lottery player’s bank account is about to receive a major boost. A Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million was sold in Orange County at the Smokes 4 Less in Newburgh, located at 59 North Plank Road. The second prize-winning ticket was sold for the drawing held on Friday, Nov. 17, New York Lottery announced. Two other million-dollar winners were announced in North Carolina and South Carolina. Winners have one year from the drawing date to claim their prize money. Players can check their numbers on the New York Lottery website.
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…
Super Soaker: Here's How Much Rainfall To Expect During Stormy First Weekend Of Fall Super Soaker: Here's How Much Rainfall To Expect During Stormy First Weekend Of Fall
Super Soaker: Here's How Much Rainfall To Expect During Stormy First Weekend Of Fall The first weekend of fall will be a washout as Ophelia, which made landfall in North Carolina as a tropical storm just over 24 hours ago, moves north-northeast. Additional rainfall amounts Sunday, Sept. 24 will be between an inch and two inches, bringing the total amount of precipitation for the weekend to around 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts. (See the first image above from AccuWeather.com.) It will remain mostly cloudy Sunday, Sept. 24 with rain at times during the day and again at night, and possible thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. Some of the storm…
Tropical Storm Ophelia Makes Landfall, Heads North Packed With Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Tropical Storm Ophelia Makes Landfall, Heads North Packed With Heavy Rain, Strong Winds
Tropical Storm Ophelia Makes Landfall, Heads North Packed With Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Tropical Storm Ophelia is heading inland and northward, bringing heavy rainfall, coastal flooding, and strong winds that extend well beyond its center. Ophelia made landfall near Emerald Isle, North Carolina, on Saturday morning, Sept. 23.  It's packed with 65-mile-per-hour winds and is moving at around 13 mph. Isolated tornadoes are possible from the system. "Ophelia will spread drenching downpours, strong gusts, pounding surf, and ocean, sound, and bay flooding northward along the Atlantic coast from North Carolina to New Jersey, southeastern New York, and southern New England…
Update: New Tropical Storm To Bring Drenching Rain, Strong Winds To Region; Tornadoes Possible Update: New Tropical Storm To Bring Drenching Rain, Strong Winds To Region; Tornadoes Possible
Update: New Tropical Storm To Bring Drenching Rain, Strong Winds To Region; Tornadoes Possible A newly named tropical storm that has formed off the coast of North Carolina will bring heavy rain that could cause flooding along with strong wind gusts to much of the Northeast this weekend. New update - Tropical Storm Ophelia Makes Landfall, Moves North, Will Bring Heavy Rain, Strong Winds To Region Tropical Storm Ophelia is packed with winds of about 60 miles per hour and was about 185 miles south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, shortly after it strengthened in the middle of the afternoon Friday, Sept. 22, according to the National Hurricane Center. Isolated tornadoes are poss…
Tropical System With Drenching Downpours, Dangerous Winds Takes Aim At Region: Here's Timing Tropical System With Drenching Downpours, Dangerous Winds Takes Aim At Region: Here's Timing
Tropical System With Drenching Downpours, Dangerous Winds Takes Aim At Region: Here's Timing A potent storm system currently identified as Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 is headed to the Northeast packed with heavy rain and strong wind gusts. Click here for a new, updated story - Tropical Storm Ophelia Forms Off Atlantic Coast: Will Bring Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds To Region The system, which will move into this region overnight Friday, Sept. 22 into Saturday, Sept. 23, and continue well into Saturday evening, "is expected to become a tropical storm and come onshore over North Carolina, then weaken as it makes its way toward our area," according to the National Weather Service. A t…
NASCAR Driver From Region Flips Multiple Times In Crash: Now On His Way Home NASCAR Driver From Region Flips Multiple Times In Crash: Now On His Way Home
NASCAR Driver From Region Flips Multiple Times In Crash: Now On His Way Home A NASCAR driver from Connecticut is recovering after losing control of his car during a race and flipping several times.  NASCAR driver Ryan Preece, who is originally from the Hartford County town of Berlin, was hospitalized on Saturday night, Aug. 26 following a violent crash at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida, according to multiple reports.  A video of the crash released by NASCAR shows Preece's vehicle flipping numerous times after being hit from behind by Erik Jones before finally coming to a rest, at which point flames can be seen coming from the wreck.  A look at wh…
Alert Issued For Hudson Valley Woman Who Went Missing Visiting Daughter Alert Issued For Hudson Valley Woman Who Went Missing Visiting Daughter
Alert Issued For Hudson Valley Woman Who Went Missing Visiting Daughter A Hudson Valley woman has gone missing and authorities are asking the public's help in locating her. New York State Police say detectives have been investigating the disappearance of Orange County resident Jennifer Jones, age 43, from Chester.  The investigation began on Wednesday, Aug. 2. The 4-foot-11 Jones, who weighs between 110 and 120 pounds, was last seen in the Chester area on or about Wednesday, July 26. She reportedly was going to see her daughter in North Carolina.  Jennifer’s last contact was on Sunday, July 30, where she stated she was in North Carolina. State…
Beloved Knights Of Columbus Member, Musician From Hudson Valley Dies At 34 Beloved Knights Of Columbus Member, Musician From Hudson Valley Dies At 34
Beloved Knights Of Columbus Member, Musician From Hudson Valley Dies At 34 A 34-year-old with ties to the Hudson Valley is being remembered for his dedicated Knights of Columbus membership and his love of music.  North Carolina resident Michael James Clement died on Thursday, July 20 at the age of 34, according to his obituary.  Born in Poughkeepsie in 1988, Clement graduated from Carmel High School in Putnam County before going on to attend both American University in Washington, DC and SUNY Plattsburgh, from which he received a bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance.  During his time in college, he participated in a studen…
50,000-Plus Bottles Of Popular Brand Of Buffalo Wing Sauce Recalled 50,000-Plus Bottles Of Popular Brand Of Buffalo Wing Sauce Recalled
50,000-Plus Bottles Of Popular Brand Of Buffalo Wing Sauce Recalled A recall has been issued for a popular brand of buffalo wing sauce due to an undeclared ingredient. T.W. Garner Food Company is voluntarily recalling 50,688 12-ounce bottles of Texas Pete Buffalo Wing Sauce because some of the bottles may contain Texas Pete® Extra Mild Wing Sauce which contains soy, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product, the FDA noted The product can be identified as a 12 oz. glass bottle with…
Eye Drops Tainted With Bacteria Now Linked To 4 Deaths, Dozens Of Infections, CDC Says Eye Drops Tainted With Bacteria Now Linked To 4 Deaths, Dozens Of Infections, CDC Says
Eye Drops Tainted With Bacteria Now Linked To 4 Deaths, Dozens Of Infections, CDC Says The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says four deaths and dozens of infections have now been linked to eye drops tainted with bacteria. Patients who have used EzriCare or Delsam Pharma’s artificial tears and Delsam Pharma artificial ointment and who have signs or symptoms of an eye infection should seek medical care immediately, the CDC said.  A total of 81 patients have been identified in 18 states as of Monday, May 15. At this time, there is no recommendation for testing of those who have used those products and who are not experiencing any signs or symptoms of infec…
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,…
Lawyer From Westchester Dies At 37: 'Made Instant Impression On Everyone' Lawyer From Westchester Dies At 37: 'Made Instant Impression On Everyone'
Lawyer From Westchester Dies At 37: 'Made Instant Impression On Everyone' A lawyer who grew up in Westchester is being remembered for his outgoing personality and ability to make a lasting impression on anyone he met. Charles Michael Kunz, a native of Rye, died on Friday, April 21 at the age of 37, according to his obituary.  Born in Rye in 1985, Kunz graduated from Rye High School in 2003 and went on to earn his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in 2006. After stints of living in Nevada and Arizona, he eventually moved to North Carolina in 2011 to be closer to his family.  There, he found his calling and graduated from North Carolina …
Eye Drops Tainted With Bacteria Linked To Deaths, Infections, CDC Says Eye Drops Tainted With Bacteria Linked To Deaths, Infections, CDC Says
Eye Drops Tainted With Bacteria Linked To Deaths, Infections, CDC Says The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning about eye drops tainted with bacteria that are now being linked to three deaths and dozens of infections. In addition, eight people have reported vision loss and there have been four reports of eyes being removed after the drops were used. A total of 68 people in 16 states have been identified as having infections of a rare strain of drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa never before reported in the United States before this outbreak, according to the CDC. The outbreak is associated with multiple types of infections, including…
Kenneth L. LaCour, 82, Was A Beloved Ossining High Guidance Counselor Kenneth L. LaCour, 82, Was A Beloved Ossining High Guidance Counselor
Kenneth L. LaCour, 82, Was A Beloved Ossining High Guidance Counselor Kenneth L. LaCour, 82 of Ossining, died peacefully in his sleep December 22, 2022. He was born in Dallas, TX on December 24, 1939 to Leon LaCour, Sr., and Esther LaCour (nee Severin). A beloved Ossining resident and guidance counselor at Ossining High School, Mr. LaCour is survived by his wife, Sarah LaCour, of Rhode Island and his children Samuel LaCour and Emma LaCour of Arizona, Antoinette Meares of Maryland, Jean-Pierre LaCour of New York, and Monique LaCour of Maryland. He is also survived by his grandchildren Alycia Covelly of Maryland, Alexis Meares of Virginia, Julian Meares of North…
Viral Photo Shows 'Gem' Flight Attendant Comforting Nervous Flier On Trip To JFK Viral Photo Shows 'Gem' Flight Attendant Comforting Nervous Flier On Trip To JFK
Viral Photo Shows 'Gem' Flight Attendant Comforting Nervous Flier On Trip To JFK Blocking a plane’s aisle is usually frowned upon, but passengers on a recent flight to New York made an exception for a heroic Delta flight attendant seen in a viral photo comforting a very nervous flier. The photo, captured by North Carolina resident Molly Simonson Lee and shared on Facebook, shows flight attendant Floyd Dean-Shannon sitting on the floor and holding a woman’s hand on a flight from Charlotte to JFK. “Check out this gem of a flight attendant,” Lee said. “This woman was so nervous about flying, so he explained every sound and bump and even sat here holding her hand when it s…
Sex Cult Leader At College In Westchester Draws 60-Year Sentence Sex Cult Leader At College In Westchester Draws 60-Year Sentence
Sex Cult Leader At College In Westchester Draws 60-Year Sentence A man who put a group of college students through sexual, psychological, and physical abuse after moving into his daughter's dorm room in Westchester County will spend the rest of his life in prison.  Earlier Report - Sarah Lawrence Sex Cult Leader In Bronxville Found Guilty On All Charges Larry Ray, also known as Lawrence Grecco, was sentenced to 60 years in prison on Friday, Jan. 20 for leading a sex cult out of Sarah Lawrence College located near the border of Bronxville and Yonkers, according to Damian Williams, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York. …
Wegmans Recalls Some Vegetable Products Due To Salmonella Concerns Wegmans Recalls Some Vegetable Products Due To Salmonella Concerns
Wegmans Recalls Some Vegetable Products Due To Salmonella Concerns Check your refrigerator. Wegmans has issued a voluntary recall on its products containing micro greens, sweet pea leaves, and cat grass due to concerns they may be contaminated with salmonella. The recall involves the following products: Wegmans Organic Baby Kale & Baby Spinach with Sweet Pea Leaves 5 oz (UPC: 0-77890-52377-3) with a best by date of 12/20/22 Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Micro Greens 1.75 oz (UPC: 0-77890-25036-5) with best by dates 12/17/22 and 12/24/22 Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Cat Grass (UPC: 0-77890-50938-8 The recalled productsFDA The recall…
Fox News Parts Ways With Westchester's Lara Trump, Report Says Fox News Parts Ways With Westchester's Lara Trump, Report Says
Fox News Parts Ways With Westchester's Lara Trump, Report Says Fox News is cutting ties with network contributor and daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump, Lara Trump, The Washington Post reports.  The 40-year-old former television producer, who shares three children with the former president’s son, Eric, will no longer be paid to offer commentary for Fox News due to the network’s ban on political activity, a source told the outlet. The move comes weeks after former President Trump announced that he was running for the Republican nomination in the 2024 presidential election. “We appreciate Lara’s valuable contributions to Fox News Medi…
'False, Misleading': Woman Sues Kraft Over Mac & Cheese Preparation Time Claim 'False, Misleading': Woman Sues Kraft Over Mac & Cheese Preparation Time Claim
'False, Misleading': Woman Sues Kraft Over Mac & Cheese Preparation Time Claim Kraft Heinz is being accused of false advertising when it comes to its single-serving cups of macaroni and cheese. In a federal class action lawsuit filed in Florida, Amanda Ramirez claims the company’s statement that its Velveeta Shells and Cheese cups are “ready in 3 ½ minutes” is "false and misleading" because the product actually takes longer than that to prepare. Ramirez said those 3 ½ minutes do not include the time it takes to remove the lid and cheese sauce pouch, add in the correct amount of water, stir, and then mix in the cheese sauce after the cup has been microwaved before wa…
Arrest Made In Hudson Valley Murder That Also Injured 5-Year-Old, Police Say Arrest Made In Hudson Valley Murder That Also Injured 5-Year-Old, Police Say
Arrest Made In Hudson Valley Murder That Also Injured 5-Year-Old, Police Say Police in the Hudson Valley have nabbed a man wanted in connection with the murder of an area man and also injured a 5-year-old. The murder took place in Orange County on Thursday, Sept. 29, in the City of Newburgh. City of Newburgh Police Commissioner Jose Gomerez announced Tuesday, Nov. 22 that Lamont Williams, age 29, no known address, was arrested in North Carolina following a months-long investigation. Williams was found hiding in the closet of a mobile home and apprehended by US Marshals, said Gomerez.  The fugitive, who has connections to the city, allegedly shot and killed Da…
'Infectious Smile': Northern Westchester Native Dies At 54 After 5-Year ALS Battle 'Infectious Smile': Northern Westchester Native Dies At 54 After 5-Year ALS Battle
'Infectious Smile': Northern Westchester Native Dies At 54 After 5-Year ALS Battle A man who grew up in Northern Westchester known for his intellectual curiosity and love of his family has died after a battle with ALS.  Doug DeSalvo, who grew up in Peekskill and Chappaqua, died on Friday, Nov. 11 at the age of 54, according to his obituary.  Born in Tarrytown in 1968, DeSalvo attended Horace Greenley High School in Chappaqua before transferring to the Frederick Gunn School in Washington, Connecticut., his obituary said. DeSalvo then earned his Bachelor's Degree at Radford University in Virginia before relocating to North Carolina in 2010, where he met his wife,…