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Already-Convicted Man Caught With Ghost Gun At Westchester Residence, Police Say Already-Convicted Man Caught With Ghost Gun At Westchester Residence, Police Say
Already-Convicted Man Caught With Ghost Gun At Westchester Residence, Police Say A man faces several weapons-related charges after he was caught with a loaded ghost gun and ammunition at his Westchester residence, police announced. Following an investigation, Gregg Lacey was arrested at his Mount Vernon home on West 3rd Street on Wednesday, May 22 in connection with his alleged possession of a loaded ghost gun, the Westchester County Police Department announced.  According to the department, Lacey, a two-time convicted felon whose age was not released, was also found to be in possession of several rounds of ammunition and major firearm components.  Lacey…
Top-Prize-Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $17K Sold At Westchester Store: Here's Where Top-Prize-Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $17K Sold At Westchester Store: Here's Where
Top-Prize-Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $17K Sold At Westchester Store: Here's Where One lucky customer of a Westchester gas station is now the winner of a top-prize lottery ticket worth several thousand dollars.  A top-prize-winning Take 5 ticket worth $17,666 was sold for the midday drawing on Sunday, May 19 at a Mount Vernon business, New York Lottery announced.  Officials added that the ticket was bought at the A-Mart gas station at 140 West Sandford Blvd.  Those looking to try their own luck can watch the televised Take 5 drawings twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Winners have up to a year to claim their prize. 
Croton Point Beach Beach To Open Soon: Here's When Croton Point Beach Beach To Open Soon: Here's When
Croton Point Beach Beach To Open Soon: Here's When As the temperatures get warmer, Westchester residents will soon be able to cool off at several county-owned beaches and pools that will soon open. Beginning on Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, Croton Point Beach in Croton-on-Hudson and Glen Island Beach in New Rochelle will open on a pre-season basis, Westchester County Parks announced.  Following this, both beaches will open on weekends and holidays only until Sunday, June 23. Glen Island Beach will then open daily and Croton Point Beach will open Wednesday through Sundays beginning on Saturday, June 29 through Monday, Sept. 2…
Westchester Postal Carrier Took Credit Cards, Checks From Mail, Stole Identities: Feds Westchester Postal Carrier Took Credit Cards, Checks From Mail, Stole Identities: Feds
Westchester Postal Carrier Took Credit Cards, Checks From Mail, Stole Identities: Feds A Westchester County postal carrier from Long Island faces federal charges after taking credit cards, checks, and identities from the mail to steal money from those along her route, officials announced.  Nassau County resident Tameka Babulal of Hempstead, age 36, was arrested in connection with the alleged identity theft scheme on Wednesday, May 22, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced. Babulal, a mail carrier who worked in the Westchester County city of Mount Vernon, was arrested along with her husband, Hempstead resident 36-year-old Joel Babul…
Westchester's Sean 'Diddy' Combs Faces New Sexual Abuse Allegation: Report Westchester's Sean 'Diddy' Combs Faces New Sexual Abuse Allegation: Report
Westchester's Sean 'Diddy' Combs Faces New Sexual Abuse Allegation: Report Following several previous accusations, well-known hip-hop artist and longtime New Yorker Sean "Diddy" Combs is facing a new lawsuit filed by a former model who claims the producer sexually assaulted her, according to reports.  CNN reports that former model Crystal McKinney, the winner of MTV's 1998 Model Mission competition show, filed the latest lawsuit against Combs, a 54-year-old New York City native who grew up in Westchester County in Mount Vernon, on Tuesday, May 21. McKinney alleges that Combs drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2003 following a Men's Fashion Week event in Ne…
Bowman, Latimer Blame Each Other After Person Thrown To Ground Outside NY-16 Debate Bowman, Latimer Blame Each Other After Person Thrown To Ground Outside NY-16 Debate
Bowman, Latimer Blame Each Other After Person Thrown To Ground Outside NY-16 Debate The campaigns of both Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Rep. Jamaal Bowman are blaming each other for an incident involving a supporter being thrown to the ground outside their first primary debate for New York's 16th District seat.  The incident happened before the candidates' debate on Monday, May 13 in White Plains, when a Bowman supporter approached Latimer, age 70, as he was walking into the building where the event was held. According to the Bowman campaign, the supporter was "violently thrown to the ground" while trying to ask Latimer a question.&nbs…
Man Carjacks Woman In Westchester, Fires Weapon Near Group: Here's His Sentence Man Carjacks Woman In Westchester, Fires Weapon Near Group: Here's His Sentence
Man Carjacks Woman In Westchester, Fires Weapon Near Group: Here's His Sentence A 28-year-old man will spend years in prison for committing several violent incidents in Westchester, including an armed carjacking during a police pursuit, officials announced. Mount Vernon resident Christopher Smith, also known as "Christopher Johnson," "Mad Max," "Max," and "Trouble," was sentenced on Thursday, May 9 to eight years in prison for two shootings and an armed carjacking that took place in Westchester and the Bronx, according to the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.  According to federal officials, the first of these incidents happened in Septem…
13-Year-Old Boy Hospitalized After Stabbing In Westchester: Young Suspect At Large 13-Year-Old Boy Hospitalized After Stabbing In Westchester: Young Suspect At Large
13-Year-Old Boy Hospitalized After Stabbing In Westchester: Young Suspect At Large Authorities are searching for a 14-year-old suspect believed to have been involved in a stabbing that left a young boy hospitalized in Westchester. The incident happened on Tuesday, May 9, just before 4:40 p.m. in Mount Vernon, when a 13-year-old boy was stabbed in his left hip at 210 Gramatan Ave., city officials announced on Friday, May 10. The boy was soon taken to Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities are now looking for the boy who they believe injured the victim. He has not yet been caught, city officials said. The incident comes…
New Update: More Details Emerge About Stabbing At High School In Westchester New Update: More Details Emerge About Stabbing At High School In Westchester
New Update: More Details Emerge About Stabbing At High School In Westchester Authorities have released more information about those involved in a stabbing at a Westchester County high school, including details about the young suspect.  The incident happened on Thursday, May 9 around 2:45 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School, when a fight broke out among several students, according to city officials. Earlier Report - Young Person Stabbed At High School In Westchester: Suspect In Custody The fight eventually resulted in a 15-year-old boy sustaining several stab wounds. Mount Vernon Police soon arrived at the school and found the victim before he was taken to Ja…
Young Person Stabbed At High School In Westchester: Suspect In Custody Young Person Stabbed At High School In Westchester: Suspect In Custody
Young Person Stabbed At High School In Westchester: Suspect In Custody A suspect is in custody following a stabbing at a Westchester high school that left one person hospitalized.  New, updated report - New Update: More Details Emerge About Stabbing At High School In Westchester The incident happened on Thursday, May 9 around 2:45 p.m., when a stabbing was reported at Mount Vernon High School, according to city officials. Arriving police found a youth victim with multiple stab wounds who was soon taken to Jacobi Medical Center.  They are now in stable condition, officials said. One suspect was apprehended at the scene by police. The Mount Ver…
Update: Man Reported Missing In Westchester Arrested Out Of State On Drug Charges Update: Man Reported Missing In Westchester Arrested Out Of State On Drug Charges
Update: Man Reported Missing In Westchester Arrested Out Of State On Drug Charges A 45-year-old man who was reported missing from Westchester several months ago was arrested in another state and found in possession of drugs, police said. Norman Allen-Meyer Shaw, age 45, was reported missing from Mount Vernon by his wife, Veronica Shaw, on Thursday, Dec. 28. He had last been seen in Mount Vernon and the New Haven County city of West Haven, Connecticut.  Earlier Report - 44-Year-Old Man Goes Missing: Last Seen In Mount Vernon Months after he went missing, Shaw was arrested in Polk County, Florida on Tuesday, April 30, according to the Polk County …
Woman Stabs Herself In Chest In Westchester: Police Investigating Woman Stabs Herself In Chest In Westchester: Police Investigating
Woman Stabs Herself In Chest In Westchester: Police Investigating A 75-year-old woman was hospitalized after stabbing herself in the chest in Westchester, prompting a police investigation.  The incident happened on Tuesday, May 7 just before 1 a.m., when a woman stabbed herself in her abdominal area on Beechwood Avenue in Mount Vernon, according to the city's Director of Communications Timothy Allen.  Arriving police and first responders found the woman bleeding from her injuries and took her to Jacobi Medical Center for treatment.  Mount Vernon Police are now investigating the circumstances around the self-inflicted stabbing, Allen said.&…
'High School Types' Wanted For Television Series Filming In Westchester 'High School Types' Wanted For Television Series Filming In Westchester
'High School Types' Wanted For Television Series Filming In Westchester Young people looking to advance their acting careers may want to check out a casting call for a television show filming in Westchester.  An upcoming Apple+ series called "Swipe" is looking for non-union background actors for high school scenes, according to a casting call posted on Backstage.  The series will be filmed in New Rochelle. Scenes were also filmed in Rye at the Highland parking lot in the area of Purchase Street and Purdy Avenue.  Earlier Report - All-Day Filming To Close Highland Parking Lot In Rye The production is seeking out nonunion actors ages 18…
Shots Fired Near Westchester Shopping Plaza: Police Now Investigating Shots Fired Near Westchester Shopping Plaza: Police Now Investigating
Shots Fired Near Westchester Shopping Plaza: Police Now Investigating Authorities are investigating a shooting incident near a Westchester shopping plaza.  The incident happened on Thursday, May 2 just after 12:45 p.m., when shots were fired in front of 137 South 4th Ave. in Mount Vernon near the Bogopa Plaza, according to city officials. No victims were hit by the shots, officials said, adding that the Mount Vernon Police Department is now investigating the incident.  Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 914-665-2510 or to submit an anonymous tip by texting “MVPD” and your tip to 847411.  This is a developing story…
Water Main Break Shuts Down Busy Westchester Intersection: Here's Where Water Main Break Shuts Down Busy Westchester Intersection: Here's Where
Water Main Break Shuts Down Busy Westchester Intersection: Here's Where A water main break has blocked traffic at a busy intersection in Westchester. The break happened on Wednesday morning, May 1, at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and First Street in Mount Vernon, according to city officials. As a result of the water main break, residents and motorists in the area are being warned of traffic disruptions in the area as the city works to make repairs. Motorists are asked to plan alternate routes to avoid the intersection.  "Your safety is our priority, and we appreciate your cooperation during this time," officials said. This is a developing story. Ch…
24-Year-Old Caught With Ghost Gun After Pursuit, Struggle In Westchester: Police 24-Year-Old Caught With Ghost Gun After Pursuit, Struggle In Westchester: Police
24-Year-Old Caught With Ghost Gun After Pursuit, Struggle In Westchester: Police A 24-year-old man was caught with a ghost gun following a brief chase that ended in a struggle with officers in Westchester, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident on Thursday, April 25 at around 4:30 p.m., when a 2021 Nissan Altima was pulled over on South Fourth Avenue in Mount Vernon after it was seen violating vehicle and traffic laws, New York State Police announced on Friday, April 26.   While talking with the driver, the passenger, 24-year-old Jarrod Harris of Mount Vernon, got out and ran away. He was soon taken into custody after a brief struggle that ende…
$1.7M COVID-19 Fraud Scheme: Westchester Daughter, Mom Who Worked For Police Sentenced $1.7M COVID-19 Fraud Scheme: Westchester Daughter, Mom Who Worked For Police Sentenced
$1.7M Covid-19 Fraud Scheme: Westchester Daughter, Mom Who Worked For Police Sentenced A mother-daughter duo has been sentenced to prison for defrauding the government of approximately $1.7 million.  Westchester County residents Alicia Ayers and her mother, Andrea Ayers, both of Mount Vernon, were found guilty of submitting more than 300 fraudulent applications for US Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans.  Andrea Ayers was a former Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Mount Vernon Police Department. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress expanded the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program to provide low-interest …
Duo Wanted For Out-Of-State Stabbing Nabbed In Westchester: Police Duo Wanted For Out-Of-State Stabbing Nabbed In Westchester: Police
Duo Wanted For Out-Of-State Stabbing Nabbed In Westchester: Police Two suspects wanted in connection with a stabbing in another state were apprehended at a building in Westchester following a narcotics arrest that alerted investigators to their trail, police said.  The arrests of Dion Johnson, age 38, and Yolanda Lower, age 46, who were both wanted in connection with a stabbing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, were announced by the Westchester County Police Department on Monday, April 22. According to the department, the events leading up to the arrests began when authorities learned of a stolen vehicle being driven near the Mount Vernon/Bronx border…
New Poll Shows Latimer With Lead Over Bowman In Westchester Democratic Primary New Poll Shows Latimer With Lead Over Bowman In Westchester Democratic Primary
New Poll Shows Latimer With Lead Over Bowman In Westchester Democratic Primary A new poll is shining light on who may come out on top in the closely-watched race between Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Rep. Jamaal Bowman for New York's 16th District seat. According to new findings from a poll conducted by The Mellman Group, Latimer, age 70, currently holds a 17-point lead over his opponent, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, age 48, the pro-Israel group DMFI PAC announced on Thursday, April 4. Related Report - Bowman/Latimer Westchester Primary Draws National Attention The new analysis was conducted by surveying 400 voters in the 16th District who represe…
Nor'easter: Storm Causes These Road Closures In Westchester Nor'easter: Storm Causes These Road Closures In Westchester
Nor'easter: Storm Causes These Road Closures In Westchester Several heavily traveled roads in Westchester are blocked to traffic thanks to a powerful Nor'easter that battered the area.  Busy routes in municipalities such as Greenburgh, White Plains, and Mount Vernon experienced closures following a powerful storm that rocked the region with heavy rainfall and gusty winds, knocking down trees and power lines. One of the areas that experienced the most damage was South Central Avenue in Greenburgh, which was still closed between Mt. Joy Avenue and Old Army Road as of Thursday morning, April 4 as a result of a telephone pole that fell across …
Westchester Democratic Congressional Primary Draws National Attention Westchester Democratic Congressional Primary Draws National Attention
Westchester Democratic Congressional Primary Draws National Attention As the New York Democratic primary election draws closer, the race for the state's 16th District seat between Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Jamaal Bowman is attracting nationwide attention and exposing divisions within the party.  The race between Latimer, age 70, and Bowman, age 48, is exposing tensions within the Democratic Party that will likely come to a head as residents within the 16th District cast their votes in the primary election on Tuesday, June 25, primarily centered on the ongoing conflict between Gaza and Israel.  Earlier …
Man Hospitalized After Easter Stabbing In Westchester Man Hospitalized After Easter Stabbing In Westchester
Man Hospitalized After Easter Stabbing In Westchester A man was hospitalized following an early morning stabbing near an intersection in Westchester, officials said. The incident happened on Sunday, March 31 just after 2:45 a.m., when a male victim was stabbed multiple times in Mount Vernon near the area of South 4th Avenue and East Sandford Boulevard, according to Mount Vernon city officials.  Arriving first responders found the victim with several stab wounds and quickly rushed him to Jacobi Medical Center, where he is now in stable condition. Mount Vernon Police detectives are now conducting interviews and gathering evidence as they s…
Victim Critically Injured In Stabbing On Street In Westchester: Suspect In Custody Victim Critically Injured In Stabbing On Street In Westchester: Suspect In Custody
Victim Critically Injured In Stabbing On Street In Westchester: Suspect In Custody A man was hospitalized in critical condition following a stabbing that happened on a street in Westchester, officials announced. The incident happened in Mount Vernon on Lorraine Avenue, where a male victim was found with multiple stab wounds, Mount Vernon city officials announced on Friday, March 29.  The man was taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.  A suspect was later taken into custody in connection with the stabbing. Their name and charges have not been released.  The investigation into the incident is still ongoing, officials said. A…
19-Year-Old Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot On Street In Westchester: Officials 19-Year-Old Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot On Street In Westchester: Officials
19-Year-Old Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot On Street In Westchester: Officials A 19-year-old man died by suicide after shooting himself on a street in Westchester, officials announced.  The incident happened on Friday, March 29, when shots were fired on Fulton Lane in Mount Vernon, according to city officials.  Responding officers found that a 19-year-old man had suffered a gunshot wound and had died from his injuries, officials added.  A preliminary investigation into the death determined that the man took his own life, according to officials.  "The Mount Vernon Police Department extends its deepest condolences to the family and loved ones affec…
Latest Update: $15K Reward Offered For Info On Suspect In Double-Fatal Shooting In Westchester Latest Update: $15K Reward Offered For Info On Suspect In Double-Fatal Shooting In Westchester
Latest Update: $15K Reward Offered For Info On Suspect In Double-Fatal Shooting In Westchester Federal officials are offering a $15,000 reward for any information on the whereabouts of a suspect wanted in connection with a violent shootout at a Westchester warehouse that left both an employee and a member of a robbery crew dead.  In an announcement on Sunday, March 24, the New York division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said they are offering a $15,000 reward for any information on the whereabouts of Marco Tulio Fernandez-Rodriguez, who is wanted in connection with an attempted gunpoint robbery of a warehouse in Mount Vernon in the area of 137 South Fifth Ave. …
15-Year-Old Boy Stabbed At Elementary School Playground In Westchester 15-Year-Old Boy Stabbed At Elementary School Playground In Westchester
15-Year-Old Boy Stabbed At Elementary School Playground In Westchester A 15-year-old boy was hospitalized after being stabbed in the playground of an elementary school in Westchester.  The incident happened on Tuesday, March 26 just before 4 p.m., when a teenage boy was stabbed in the playground of Rebecca Turner Elementary School in Mount Vernon at 625 South 4th Ave., according to city officials. The boy was then taken to Jacobi Medical Center for treatment, where he is now in stable condition.  More information about the incident has not been released.  The investigation into the stabbing is now ongoing. Anyone with information about the inc…
Former Congressional Candidate From Westchester Nabbed On Fraud Charges, Feds Say Former Congressional Candidate From Westchester Nabbed On Fraud Charges, Feds Say
Former Congressional Candidate From Westchester Nabbed On Fraud Charges, Feds Say A former congressional candidate from Westchester who held several leadership positions in county and city government has been convicted of federal fraud charges, officials announced.  Mount Vernon resident Derickson Lawrence, age 67, was convicted of fraud charges after defrauding his payroll company's client and a COVID-19 relief program, the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced on Friday, March 22.  According to federal officials, Lawrence, who unsuccessfully ran as a Democrat to represent New York's 16th Congressional District in 2…
Winning $50K Powerball Ticket Sold In Westchester: Here's Where Winning $50K Powerball Ticket Sold In Westchester: Here's Where
Winning $50K Powerball Ticket Sold In Westchester: Here's Where A lucky Powerball player is $50,000 richer after purchasing a winning ticket at a store in Westchester.  The third-prize-winning ticket was sold in Mount Vernon for the Powerball drawing on Saturday, March 23, according to New York Lottery officials. The store where the ticket was sold was identified as Fleetwood Stationery located at 556 Gramatan Ave., officials added. The name of the lucky winner was not revealed. 
Westchester Birthplace Of 'Charlotte's Web' Author E.B. White Listed For $2.8M Westchester Birthplace Of 'Charlotte's Web' Author E.B. White Listed For $2.8M
Westchester Birthplace Of 'Charlotte's Web' Author E.B. White Listed For $2.8M An elegant Westchester mansion entrenched in American history as the former home of author E.B. White is now on sale to those with over $2 million to spare.  The birthplace of "Charlotte's Web" author E.B. White, located in Mount Vernon at 101 Summit Ave., is currently on sale for $2.8 million, according to its Zillow listing.  The 6-bed 5-bath residence, built in 1905, is not just a nugget of history; the home also offers luxurious living and plenty of entertainment space.  Upon first walking into the home, prospective buyers will see white marble-like floors and "extravaga…
Trio Nabbed In Car With Over $3K Of Stolen Products On Taconic Parkway In Yorktown: Police Trio Nabbed In Car With Over $3K Of Stolen Products On Taconic Parkway In Yorktown: Police
Trio Nabbed In Car With Over $3K Of Stolen Products On Taconic Parkway In Yorktown: Police Three women face criminal charges after authorities caught them in a vehicle containing over $3,000 worth of stolen merchandise during a traffic stop on a Northern Westchester parkway, police said. The arrests stemmed from an incident on Wednesday, March 13 just before 7:30 p.m., when an officer pulled over a vehicle on the Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown, the town's police department said on Monday, March 18. While investigating, the officer found stolen merchandise inside the car with a value of more than $3,000. Police then contained the merchandise's owner, who confirmed to officers t…
Shots Fired At Intersection In Westchester: Police Investigating Shots Fired At Intersection In Westchester: Police Investigating
Shots Fired At Intersection In Westchester: Police Investigating Authorities are investigating a shots fired incident that happened at an intersection in Westchester.  The incident happened on Thursday, March 21 around 11:30 a.m. in Mount Vernon, when a single shot was fired at the intersection of 10th Avenue and West Third Street, according to city officials.  No injuries or property damage were reported following the gunshot, officials said. Mount Vernon Police are now investigating the incident to determine the circumstances behind the gunshot.  Anyone with information is asked to call Mount Vernon Police at 914-665-2510.  This …