Ben Crnic

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Ben Crnic graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Geoscience in 2021. He has previously worked as a reporter with the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Connecticut, and has also contributed work to the Connecticut Mirror. Ben joined the Daily Voice team in October of 2022.

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Brush Fire Reaches Car In Costco Parking Lot In Westchester Brush Fire Reaches Car In Costco Parking Lot In Westchester
Brush Fire Reaches Car In Costco Parking Lot In Westchester Firefighters responded to a Costco parking lot in Westchester after a brush fire ignited next to a vehicle.  The incident happened on Tuesday, April 16 around 3:30 p.m., when a brush fire went up in the Costco Wholesale parking lot in Port Chester at 1 Westchester Ave., according to the Port Chester Fire Department.  The blaze extended to a vehicle in the parking lot before being put out, the fire department said.  The department did not detail the cause of the fire. 
Update: Police Still Investigating Loud Booming Noise In Hudson Valley Update: Police Still Investigating Loud Booming Noise In Hudson Valley
Update: Police Still Investigating Loud Booming Noise In Hudson Valley Authorities have offered more possible explanations for a loud booming noise heard in the Hudson Valley. The possible explosion was heard by several Putnam County residents on Saturday, April 14 just before 9 p.m. when the Carmel and Kent Police Departments received several reports of a loud booming noise in the Lake Carmel area.  Earlier Report - 'Loud Boom' Heard In Carmel, Kent: Police Investigating After the noise was reported, both departments were unable to pinpoint the cause or find any damage related to it.   Days later, on Tuesday, April 16, Carmel Police agai…
Lane Closures: Long Stretch Of Busy Parkway In Westchester To Be Affected Lane Closures: Long Stretch Of Busy Parkway In Westchester To Be Affected
Lane Closures: Long Stretch Of Busy Parkway In Westchester To Be Affected A long stretch of a busy parkway in Westchester will be affected by upcoming lane closures, officials announced.  A series of single and double-lane closures will affect both directions of the Sprain Brook Parkway between the Bronx River Parkway in Yonkers and the Taconic State Parkway in Mount Pleasant beginning on Wednesday, April 17, and lasting through Friday, April 19, the New York State Department of Transportation announced.  The closures will last between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day and will allow crews to perform roadway work, officials said.
19-Year-Old Attacked By Over 15 People, Hospitalized In Westchester 19-Year-Old Attacked By Over 15 People, Hospitalized In Westchester
19-Year-Old Attacked By Over 15 People, Hospitalized In Westchester Authorities are investigating an assault against a teenager carried out by around 15 suspects in Westchester.  The incident happened on Monday, April 15 just before 8 p.m. at 361 Main St. (Route 1) in New Rochelle, where officers found a 19-year-old victim on the ground with multiple contusions to his face, according to New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne.  The victim was then taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  According to witnesses, the victim had become involved in an altercation with another man before around 15 others joined in to a…
$100M Scheme: Westchester Man Known As 'Magician' Nabbed In One Of Largest Ever Frauds $100M Scheme: Westchester Man Known As 'Magician' Nabbed In One Of Largest Ever Frauds
$100M Scheme: Westchester Man Known As 'Magician' Nabbed In One Of Largest Ever Frauds A New York man known as "the Magician" has been charged in connection with one of the largest-ever tax fraud schemes by a tax preparer, federal officials announced. Northern Westchester County resident Rafael Alvarez, of Cortlandt Manor, has been charged in connection with a $100 million tax fraud scheme involving tens of thousands of federal individual income tax returns with false information, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Monday, April 15.  According to federal officials, from 2010 to 2020, Alvarez, also known as "the Magi…
Lanes Reopen After Dislodged Container Blocks Parkway In Westchester Lanes Reopen After Dislodged Container Blocks Parkway In Westchester
Lanes Reopen After Dislodged Container Blocks Parkway In Westchester This story has been updated. All lanes of a busy parkway in Westchester have reopened after a dislodged container temporarily blocked it off.  The incident happened on the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway in Rye Brook, where the container blocked the left lane near Exit 27 (King Street), Westchester County Police announced on Tuesday, April 16, adding that the lane was open again as of 4 p.m.  No information on how the container became dislodged was released. 
Beloved Former Owner Of Bronxville Deli Dies Beloved Former Owner Of Bronxville Deli Dies
Beloved Former Owner Of Bronxville Deli Dies A well-known business owner from Northern Westchester is being remembered for constantly dropping what he was doing to help others with no questions asked.  Chappaqua resident Richard Lange died peacefully at White Plains Hospital on Tuesday, April 9 at the age of 87, according to his obituary.  Lange, who owned Lange's Little Store and Deli at 382 King St. in Chappaqua for several decades, was a familiar face to many in the hamlet.  Born in 1936 in Wanna, Germany, Lange grew up on his grandparents' farm and immigrated to the US in 1956.  A few years later, in April 19…
Update: Person Dies After Hitting Tree On I-684 In Westchester Update: Person Dies After Hitting Tree On I-684 In Westchester
Update: Person Dies After Hitting Tree On I-684 In Westchester A person was killed in an afternoon crash on a busy highway in Northern Westchester after striking a tree, police said. The crash happened on Sunday, April 14 around 3:15 p.m. on Interstate 684 North in Bedford, when a vehicle left the roadway near mile marker 13.9 north of Exit 4 (Route 172) and collided with a tree, Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police said on Tuesday, April 16. Earlier Report - Serious Crash Causes Delays On I-684 In Bedford The driver, whose name has not yet been released pending notification of their family, was killed in the crash.  The incident c…
'Threat Environment' Prompts Proactive Measures In Place In Hudson Valley, Sheriff Says 'Threat Environment' Prompts Proactive Measures In Place In Hudson Valley, Sheriff Says
'Threat Environment' Prompts Proactive Measures In Place In Hudson Valley, Sheriff Says As tensions in the Middle East rise following Iran's attack against Israel, authorities in the Hudson Valley are taking precautionary measures to look out for suspicious activity and to keep residents safe. As a result of "heightened threat environments," the Putnam County Sheriff's Office will enact "proactive measures" to keep the county safe, including extra visibility at several pre-determined locations, authorities said.  These measures follow an aerial attack conducted by Iran against Israel on Saturday, April 13, which the country said was made in response to an Israeli strike a…
Man Stabbed Outside Sports Bar In Westchester: Police Investigating Man Stabbed Outside Sports Bar In Westchester: Police Investigating
Man Stabbed Outside Sports Bar In Westchester: Police Investigating Authorities are investigating a stabbing that happened outside a sports bar in Westchester and left a man seriously injured.  The investigation into the incident began on Sunday, April 14 around 5:45 a.m., when the New York City Police Department told New Rochelle officers that a 41-year-old stabbing victim at a Bronx hospital had reported being stabbed at Lit Sports Lounge and Grill at 234 North Ave. in New Rochelle, according to New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne.  The man's injuries were serious but non-life-threatening, according to Coyne. New Rochelle detectives so…
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