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Update: Man Gets New Charges After Trying To Kill Officer In Armonk, DA Says Update: Man Gets New Charges After Trying To Kill Officer In Armonk, DA Says
Update: Man Gets New Charges After Trying To Kill Officer In Armonk, DA Says A 38-year-old man faces more charges after allegedly trying to stab an officer in the back at a Northern Westchester residence, police announced. Armonk resident Joseph Spennato was arraigned in Westchester County Court on Tuesday, July 16. This was in connection to an incident on Monday, May 20, during which he allegedly attacked an officer at his home.  The Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced the indictment. On the day of the attack at around 12:30 p.m., two North Castle Police officers responded to a 911 emergency call at an Armonk residence on Hallock Pla…
Scooter's Lithium-Ion Battery Prompts Hazmat Response At Northern Westchester Home Scooter's Lithium-Ion Battery Prompts Hazmat Response At Northern Westchester Home
Scooter's Lithium-Ion Battery Prompts Hazmat Response At Northern Westchester Home A set of lithium-ion batteries inside an electric scooter sparked a flash fire that broke windows and blew garage doors off their tracks at a Northern Westchester home. The blaze happened on Monday, July 8 just before 9 p.m. at a residence in Somers on Weeks Court, the Somers Volunteer Fire Department announced on Thursday, July 11.  According to the fire department, arriving crews found a scooter on fire in the home's garage and took it outside. They then evacuated the residence and began to cool down the scooter's lithium-ion batteries.  Firefighters soon went back inside and f…
Car Fire Extends To Surrounding Woods In Hudson Valley Car Fire Extends To Surrounding Woods In Hudson Valley
Car Fire Extends To Surrounding Woods In Hudson Valley A blaze that consumed a vehicle in the Hudson Valley became even worse after it extended to the surrounding woods. The incident happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, July 10 just after 9:30 p.m., when a car caught on fire in Carmel in the area of Gipsy Trail Road, according to the Lake Carmel Fire Department. Arriving crews soon discovered that the blaze had extended to the surrounding woods. Despite the complication, firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames with help from the Frozen Fun Ice Cream Truck, which helped crews at the scene by providing them with frozen treats.…
Roller Coaster Derails At Park In Westchester On July 4th Roller Coaster Derails At Park In Westchester On July 4th
Roller Coaster Derails At Park In Westchester On July 4th A young child was assessed for injuries after a ride derailed at a park in Westchester during Independence Day celebrations.  The incident happened on Thursday, July 4 just after 4 p.m., when the rollercoaster at Waterfront Park in Dobbs Ferry derailed, according to the Dobbs Ferry Volunteer Ambulance Corp.  First responders soon arrived at the park and assessed a five-year-old patient. Luckily though, they were not injured.  The ride was then stabilized. No other injuries were reported.  The cause of the derailment was not released. 
Firework Explosion Severs Fingers Of 21-Year-Old From Westchester On July 4th Firework Explosion Severs Fingers Of 21-Year-Old From Westchester On July 4th
Firework Explosion Severs Fingers Of 21-Year-Old From Westchester On July 4th A Westchester County man suffered serious injuries after lighting a firework on Independence Day evening on Long Island. According to Suffolk County Police, the incident happened in Copiague around 9:10 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. The man, a 21-year-old resident of the town of Eastchester, was lighting a firework at a party in front of a house on the 200 block of Trouville Road when it exploded in his hand.  The explosion severed three fingers on his left hand and damaged the other two. He also suffered a burn to one leg. Responding First Precinct Patrol officers applied…
4 Killed, 9 Injured After Vehicle Crashes Into NY Store 4 Killed, 9 Injured After Vehicle Crashes Into NY Store
4 Killed, 9 Injured After Vehicle Crashes Into NY Store Four people were killed and nine others injured after an SUV crashed into a store in New York. Click here for a new, updated story: Man Charged With DWI After SUV Crashes Into Long Island Store, Killing 4, Injuring 9  The Long Island incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, in Suffolk County in the hamlet of Deer Park. The business, Hawaii Nail and Spa, is located in a strip mall at 796 Grand Blvd. All four killed were inside the salon, according to ABC 7, which is reporting that the driver was partially conscious and rushed to the hospital. The vehicle nearly came…
Car Damaged By Fire On Taconic Parkway In Millwood Car Damaged By Fire On Taconic Parkway In Millwood
Car Damaged By Fire On Taconic Parkway In Millwood A car fire prompted a large response from firefighters on a busy parkway in Northern Westchester. The blaze happened on Tuesday, June 25 around 5 p.m., when a car caught on fire on the southbound Taconic State Parkway in Millwood, according to the Millwood Fire Department. Fire crews soon arrived at the scene and found the burning car on the parkway's shoulder. The blaze was put out after around 45 minutes, the department said. No injuries were reported. The department did not give details on the cause of the fire. 
New Update: Building To Be Demolished After Partially Collapsing In Westchester New Update: Building To Be Demolished After Partially Collapsing In Westchester
New Update: Building To Be Demolished After Partially Collapsing In Westchester Following a partial building collapse in Westchester that sent two to the hospital, a stretch of a busy roadway will remain closed for several days as crews demolish the structure. New, updated report - Latest Update: Road Closure Extended As Partially-Collapsed Building Demolished In Yonkers The collapse happened in Yonkers on Friday, June 21 just before 11 a.m. at 9 North Broadway, when a floor and wall on the building's first floor collapsed into the basement below, according to Yonkers Police. Earlier Report - Building Partially Collapses In Yonkers With People Inside…
Car Goes Up In Flames On Taconic Parkway In Briarcliff Car Goes Up In Flames On Taconic Parkway In Briarcliff
Car Goes Up In Flames On Taconic Parkway In Briarcliff Firefighters raced into action after a car was consumed by flames on a busy parkway in Northern Westchester.  The blaze happened on Thursday, June 12 just after 8 p.m., when a vehicle caught on fire on the Taconic State Parkway in Briarcliff Manor, according to the village's fire department.  Arriving crews found the car engulfed in flames and were able to successfully put it out with no reported injuries.  A video of the blaze was later released by the department on Thursday, June 20.  At 2038 hours on Thursday, June 13th, the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department was …
Discovery Of Mortar Shell Prompts Evacuation At Hudson Valley Construction Site Discovery Of Mortar Shell Prompts Evacuation At Hudson Valley Construction Site
Discovery Of Mortar Shell Prompts Evacuation At Hudson Valley Construction Site A hazardous device team was called to a Hudson Valley property after a mortar shell was found during excavation work.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Monday, June 17, when a caller performing excavation work at a Philipstown property on Juniper Hill Road reported the discovery of an unexploded mortar shell under some rocks, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday, June 19. A responding sheriff's deputy then removed all workers from the area and called for the Westchester County Police Hazardous Devices Unit to help remove the mortar.  Eventually, the …
Traffic Nightmare: Damaged Bridge To Be Demolished After I-95 Crash, Causing Days-Long Closure Traffic Nightmare: Damaged Bridge To Be Demolished After I-95 Crash, Causing Days-Long Closure
Traffic Nightmare: Damaged Bridge To Be Demolished After I-95 Crash, Causing Days-Long Closure This story has been updated. A closure in both directions on I-95 in Connecticut caused by an early morning crash and fire involving a tanker with thousands of gallons of gas will last for several days as a damaged overpass is removed, authorities have now announced. New Update - Watch Live - Work In Progress: Crews Repair Fire-Damaged I-95 Stretch The incident happened at the outset of the morning commute on Thursday, May 2 in Norwalk near exits 14 and 15. "Extensive damage occurred to the Fairfield Avenue overpass bridge," according to the Norwalk Fire Department. The Connecticut Dep…
Active Shooter Drill Held At Monastery In Hudson Valley Active Shooter Drill Held At Monastery In Hudson Valley
Active Shooter Drill Held At Monastery In Hudson Valley Although it looked like a real response, an influx of emergency agencies and police at a Hudson Valley monastery was only a drill to prepare for an active shooter scenario.  The exercise was held in Putnam County on Sunday, April 21 at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel at 2020 Route 301, according to the Carmel Fire Department.  During the drill, which was hosted by the Kent Fire Department, several local, county, and regional agencies acted as if there were an active shooter with "victims" played by volunteers.  After the exercise was complete, the agencies then gathe…
Northern Westchester Man Flown To Hospital After Being Ejected From Vehicle Northern Westchester Man Flown To Hospital After Being Ejected From Vehicle
Northern Westchester Man Flown To Hospital After Being Ejected From Vehicle A Northern Westchester man was flown to a hospital after being ejected from his vehicle in a Hudson Valley crash.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Saturday, April 13 just before 10:30 a.m., when a 67-year-old Yorktown Heights man was ejected from his motorcycle on Barger Street near Florence Road in Putnam Valley, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said on Monday, April 15.  Arriving deputies soon found the man lying on the roadway and spoke with eyewitnesses, who said he had taken a left out of Florence Road and had headed south before losing control of his motorcycle f…
Fire Prompts Evacuation At School In Westchester Fire Prompts Evacuation At School In Westchester
Fire Prompts Evacuation At School In Westchester An elementary school in Westchester was evacuated after a blaze broke out in the building's kitchen. The fire began in the kitchen of the Corpus Christi School in Port Chester at 136 South Regent St. around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, according to the Port Chester Fire Department.  Students were evacuated before firefighters arrived at the scene. Once crews got to the school, they quickly knocked the blaze out in just under an hour, the department said. No injuries were reported in connection to the fire. The cause of the blaze was not released. 
Crash Shuts Down Busy Roadway In Northern Westchester Crash Shuts Down Busy Roadway In Northern Westchester
Crash Shuts Down Busy Roadway In Northern Westchester A crash caused a busy main route in Northern Westchester to close as emergency crews responded to the scene.  The incident happened on Monday, March 4 at around 6:30 p.m., when a motor vehicle crash occurred on Route 9A (Saw Mill River Road) in Hawthorne near the Amazon warehouse, according to the Hawthorne Fire Department.  According to reports, a pedestrian was struck at the scene, but police have not yet confirmed the extent of the injuries.  The incident caused the road to close between Skyline Drive and Route 141 for an extended amount of time on Monday.  This is …
Flames Shoot Out Of Chimney At Northern Westchester Home Flames Shoot Out Of Chimney At Northern Westchester Home
Flames Shoot Out Of Chimney At Northern Westchester Home Firefighters raced to a Northern Westchester home after a blaze broke out in the residence's chimney.  The blaze happened on Sunday evening, Feb. 25, when a chimney fire broke out at a residence in Bedford on Mary's Lane, the Bedford Fire Department said on Wednesday, Feb. 28.  The resident told firefighters that flames were extending several feet from the top of the chimney. However, the blaze died down a bit by the time crews arrived and became contained within the flue between the fireplace and the chimney top.  Crews soon began working to clean out the firebox and climbe…
Man Rushed To Hospital By Helicopter After Being Pinned Between Car, Building In Hudson Valley Man Rushed To Hospital By Helicopter After Being Pinned Between Car, Building In Hudson Valley
Man Rushed To Hospital By Helicopter After Being Pinned Between Car, Building In Hudson Valley A man was critically injured after becoming pinned between a car and a building in the Hudson Valley, firefighters said. The incident happened in Putnam County on Friday, Feb. 2 around 12:30 p.m., when a vehicle that had been put on a mechanical lift suddenly accelerated forward, pinning a man against a building in Carmel, according to the Lake Carmel Fire Department.  The exact location of the incident was not released.  Arriving first responders found the man with severe traumatic injuries and used mechanical systems to move the car and free him. He was then taken by Lake Carme…
Hudson Valley Home Destroyed In Early Morning Blaze: Occupants, Firefighters Escape Unharmed Hudson Valley Home Destroyed In Early Morning Blaze: Occupants, Firefighters Escape Unharmed
Hudson Valley Home Destroyed In Early Morning Blaze: Occupants, Firefighters Escape Unharmed A raging house fire in the Hudson Valley required firefighters to quickly improvise and utilize a water source a mile away to extinguish the blaze.  New, updated report - Update: Support Rises For Mahopac Family Who Lost 'Dream Home' In Blaze The incident happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, Jan. 24, when a residence in Mahopac on Old Bullet Hole Road caught on fire just before 2 a.m., according to Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department Public Information Officer Ellen Sacher.  Crews soon arrived at the single-family home and found it fully engulfed by flames. They …
Winter Storm - Hochul Warns NYers To Prepare For Snow, Possible Power Outages: 'Be Vigilant' Winter Storm - Hochul Warns NYers To Prepare For Snow, Possible Power Outages: 'Be Vigilant'
Winter Storm - Hochul Warns NYers To Prepare For Snow, Possible Power Outages: 'Be Vigilant' As a powerful Nor'easter threatens to dump inches of snow and a wintry mix on much of New York State, Gov. Kathy Hochul is urging residents to prepare for power outages and travel hazards posed by the white stuff.  According to Hochul, the large coastal weather system is predicted to hit New York late Saturday, Jan. 6, and continue into Sunday, Jan. 7, bringing anywhere from 3 to 12 inches of snow to parts of the Hudson Valley, Capital Region, and Central New York, and a mix of snow and rain to New York City and Long Island. Winter storm watches are in effect throughout New York S…
3 Injured In Crash At Busy Hudson Valley Intersection 3 Injured In Crash At Busy Hudson Valley Intersection
3 Injured In Crash At Busy Hudson Valley Intersection A busy intersection in the Hudson Valley was shut down for nearly an hour following a two-car crash that left three people injured.  It happened in Putnam County on Saturday, Dec. 2 around 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of West Lovell Street and Union Valley Road in Carmel. Police and first responders soon arrived at the scene of the incident and found that three people had been injured. The patients were later taken to a hospital with minor injuries, according to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department. After around 40 minutes, the roadway was reopened to traffic. In addition to t…
Power Outage Measure: New Law Forces NY Companies To Prioritize Fixing Downed Wires Power Outage Measure: New Law Forces NY Companies To Prioritize Fixing Downed Wires
Power Outage Measure: New Law Forces NY Companies To Prioritize Fixing Downed Wires A new law signed by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul will force utility companies in the state to quickly respond to downed wires reported by members of the public.  The legislation, which was announced on Wednesday, Nov. 22, will protect residents during storms by requiring utility companies to respond to reports of downed wires no later than 72 hours after the response to the emergency event ends, according to Hochul.  Before the new law was signed, power companies were only required to have a plan to secure a wire on a schedule if it was reported by a municipal emergency official.&nb…
State Of Emergency: Flooding Closes Roads, Prompts Evacuations In Westchester State Of Emergency: Flooding Closes Roads, Prompts Evacuations In Westchester
State Of Emergency: Flooding Closes Roads, Prompts Evacuations In Westchester A barrage of heavy rain has already caused much flooding in Westchester, resulting in closures on several busy parkways, evacuation warnings, and even state of emergency declarations.  The rain arrived in the region late Thursday night, Sept. 28, and is expected to continue into Friday evening, Sept. 29, bringing as much as three to five inches of rain and flash flooding along with it. Related Story - New Update: Flood Rescue Teams Staged In Westchester Amid Heavy Rain, Hochul Says The weather event prompted New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to declare a state of emergency in the Hudson Valley, …
Tricky Rescue: Person Saved From 20-Foot Embankment In Northern Westchester Tricky Rescue: Person Saved From 20-Foot Embankment In Northern Westchester
Tricky Rescue: Person Saved From 20-Foot Embankment In Northern Westchester A person was hospitalized after falling down a 20-foot steep embankment in Northern Westchester, which required them to be rescued with the help of rope lines.  The incident happened on Saturday, Sept. 9 around 3:15 p.m., when Somers Fire and EMS responded to the Lake Lincolndale area on a report of a person falling down a steep wooded embankment.  According to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department, arriving crews quickly found the person and began working to establish rope lines and belay lines down into the wooded drop-off. This eventually allowed for first responders and their e…
Car Hits Tree On Saw Mill Parkway In Chappaqua: Victim Suffers Seizures During Crash Response Car Hits Tree On Saw Mill Parkway In Chappaqua: Victim Suffers Seizures During Crash Response
Car Hits Tree On Saw Mill Parkway In Chappaqua: Victim Suffers Seizures During Crash Response Three people were critically injured when the vehicle they were in slammed into a tree on a parkway in Northern Westchester, police said.  The incident happened on Wednesday, Sept. 6 around 10 p.m., when a Toyota Corolla traveling north on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Chappaqua between Route 120 and Reader's Digest Road swerved off the road and into a tree, according to Westchester County Police Public Information Officer Kieran O'Leary.  Minutes after the crash, a Westchester County Police sergeant also traveling on the parkway noticed the car and surmised that the wreck had jus…
Vehicle Rollover Traps Driver In Westchester, Leaves Car Stuck On Side Vehicle Rollover Traps Driver In Westchester, Leaves Car Stuck On Side
Vehicle Rollover Traps Driver In Westchester, Leaves Car Stuck On Side A vehicle rollover crash in Westchester left a driver stuck inside until crews could remove the roof of the car.  The crash happened on Wednesday, Aug. 2 just before 11:45 p.m., when firefighters were sent to a rollover crash in Harrison at the intersection of Purchase Street and Cottage Avenue.  According to the Purchase Fire Department, as soon as firefighters arrived at the crash scene, they began efforts to extricate the driver and stabilize the car, which had ended up on its side between a guardrail and trees.  After crews were able to remove the roof to get access to t…
Car Crashes Into Residence, Causes Structural Damage In Westchester Car Crashes Into Residence, Causes Structural Damage In Westchester
Car Crashes Into Residence, Causes Structural Damage In Westchester A residence in Westchester suffered structural damage after a car jumped a curb and crashed into it, fire officials said.  The incident happened on Friday, June 23 around 1 p.m., when firefighters from both the Port Chester and Rye Brook fire departments were sent to 43 Avon Circle in Rye Brook on a report of a car crashing into a building.  Once crews arrived at the scene, they determined that a vehicle had jumped the curb and crashed into the two-story residence, which had been occupied at the time.  Soon, firefighters found structural damage in the building's basement and…
Injured Worker Rescued From Roof Of Metro-North Facility In Northern Westchester Injured Worker Rescued From Roof Of Metro-North Facility In Northern Westchester
Injured Worker Rescued From Roof Of Metro-North Facility In Northern Westchester Emergency responders were called to a Metro-North yard in Northern Westchester to rescue an injured worker from a roof.  The incident happened on Tuesday, June 13 just before noon, when firefighters and first responders were sent to the Metro-North Croton-Harmon Yard in Croton-on-Hudson on a report of an injured worker on top of a building.  According to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department, the worker, who suffered a shoulder injury, was evaluated on the roof before they were lowered to the ground by a ladder.  The quick rescue was completed within a half-hour, fire officia…
Car Crashes Down Embankment In Hudson Valley, Causes Road Closure Car Crashes Down Embankment In Hudson Valley, Causes Road Closure
Car Crashes Down Embankment In Hudson Valley, Causes Road Closure A Hudson Valley road had to be temporarily closed after a car with two people inside crashed down an embankment and hit a tree.  The crash happened in Putnam County on Sunday, May 7 around 2:30 p.m., when first responders were sent to Hill Street in Mahopac on a report of a vehicle crashing into an embankment, according to the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department.  Once emergency responders arrived at the scene, they discovered that the two occupants had been able to get out of the car on their own and had suffered minor injuries.  Both occupants were evaluated at the sce…
Wrong Turn Case: Suspect In Death Of 20-Year-Old 'Uncooperative,' Sheriff In Upstate NY Says Wrong Turn Case: Suspect In Death Of 20-Year-Old 'Uncooperative,' Sheriff In Upstate NY Says
Wrong Turn Case: Suspect In Death Of 20-Year-Old 'Uncooperative,' Sheriff In Upstate NY Says A New York man accused of opening fire on a group of people who accidentally turned down his driveway, killing a 20-year-old woman, is not cooperating with police, authorities said. The shooting happened Saturday night, April 15, in Washington County, in the town of Hebron, located southeast of Glens Falls. Speaking at a press conference on Monday, April 17, Washington County Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy said the suspect, 65-year-old Kevin Monahan, has refused to speak to investigators about the shooting. Earlier Report: Deadly Wrong Turn: Schuylerville 20-Year-Old Shot, Killed While Looking F…
Massive Brush Fire: Busy Roadway In Hudson Valley To Remain Closed At Least 24 Hours Massive Brush Fire: Busy Roadway In Hudson Valley To Remain Closed At Least 24 Hours
Massive Brush Fire: Busy Roadway In Hudson Valley To Remain Closed At Least 24 Hours A busy roadway in the region will be closed for at least 24 more hours after a massive brush fire that drew responders from departments in four counties. In Rockland County, a stretch of Route 9W in Clarkstown will be closed until at least Sunday afternoon, April 16 "due to trees still falling and some rocks," the Clarkstown Police Department said late Saturday morning, April 15.  It is closed at the Route 304 interchange in Congers and on the Haverstraw side at Route 9W by the rock cut. Just after 2 p.m. on Friday, April 14, responders rushed to Old Haverstraw Road in Congers fo…
Nor'easter: State Of Emergency Declared In These NY Counties Nor'easter: State Of Emergency Declared In These NY Counties
Nor'easter: State Of Emergency Declared In These NY Counties New story - Nor'easter: Potent Storm With Gusty Winds Brings Mix Of Snow, Rain, Causes School Closures New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency ahead of a late winter Nor'easter that’s expected to bring heavy, wet snow and other challenging conditions to the region. Hochul urged New Yorkers to prepare for a multi-day event that could bring more than a foot of snow to portions of the Hudson Valley and Capital Region, according to the National Weather Service. Earlier Report: Storm Watch: These Areas Expected To See Extreme, Major Impacts From Nor'easter "State agencie…