Thousands Without Power In Westchester, Putnam After Intense Storm With Damaging Winds Thousands Without Power In Westchester, Putnam After Intense Storm With Damaging Winds
Thousands Without Power In Westchester, Putnam After Intense Storm With Damaging Winds In the aftermath of a storm that brought howling gusty winds to Westchester and Putnam counties, thousands are waiting for their electricity to be restored.  The power outages were caused by a storm that arrived on Wednesday, Feb. 28, and continued into Thursday, Feb. 29, bringing widespread 40- to 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts and a deluge of rain.  Earlier Report - 72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region As of Thursday at around 11:45 a.m., NYSEG reported 559 outages in Westchester, with the most outages in Somers at 166. Meanwhile, Con Edison repo…
Top-Prize Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $12K Sold At Eastchester Grocery Store: Here's Where Top-Prize Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $12K Sold At Eastchester Grocery Store: Here's Where
Top-Prize Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $12K Sold At Eastchester Grocery Store: Here's Where A regular trip to a grocery store in Westchester turned lucrative for one lucky lottery player thanks to a top-prize-winning ticket sold at the business.  The winning Take 5 ticket, worth $11,979.50, was sold in Eastchester for the evening drawing on Saturday, Feb. 24, New York Lottery officials announced.  The lucky ticket was sold at the Country Markets grocery store at 344 White Plains Rd. (Route 22), officials added.  If you want to try your luck, Take 5 drawings are televised twice a day at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Prizes can be claimed up to one year after the date of …
Fallen Trees, Power Lines Block Bus Routes In Westchester School District Fallen Trees, Power Lines Block Bus Routes In Westchester School District
Fallen Trees, Power Lines Block Bus Routes In Westchester School District An overnight storm that slammed the region with powerful wind gusts forced a Northern Westchester school district to implement a two-hour delay after buses were unable to reach some students. The Valhalla Union Free School District was forced to operate on a two-hour delay on Thursday, Feb. 29 as a result of downed trees and power lines that blocked several bus routes in the hamlet, officials announced.  The damage was caused by a powerful overnight storm on Wednesday night, Feb. 28 into Thursday that brought gusts as high as 59 miles per hour to Westchester.  Earlier Report -&n…
Poisoning Hazard Leads To Recall Of 102,000 Bottles Of Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash Poisoning Hazard Leads To Recall Of 102,000 Bottles Of Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash
Poisoning Hazard Leads To Recall Of 102,000 Bottles Of Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash More than 100,000 bottles of hydrogen peroxide mouthwash are being recalled due to a poisoning hazard. Heritage Store issued the recall for two of its products sold at health food stores and online from October 2010 to December 2023  The recalled mouthwash contains ethanol in a concentration that must be in child-resistant packaging, as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA), according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The packaging of the products is not child-resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children, t…
Championship-Winning Cheerleading Team From Hudson Valley Celebrated By Lawmakers Championship-Winning Cheerleading Team From Hudson Valley Celebrated By Lawmakers
Championship-Winning Cheerleading Team From Hudson Valley Celebrated By Lawmakers A championship-winning cheerleading team from a Hudson Valley high school got the chance to celebrate their impressive accomplishment with local lawmakers at the New York State Capitol.  The Putnam County cheerleading team, the Putnam Valley Tigers, was invited to Albany by Assemblyman Matt Slater, Rep. Mike Lawler, and Sen. Rob Rolison on Tuesday, Feb. 27 to celebrate their first-ever state championship win.  The Tigers, who won the 2023 New York State Cheerleading Championship on Sunday, Nov. 5, received much praise from elected officials. "As a community, we are inspired by th…
Man Gets Prison Time For Operating Cocaine Delivery Service: Caused Death Of Westchester Man Man Gets Prison Time For Operating Cocaine Delivery Service: Caused Death Of Westchester Man
Man Gets Prison Time For Operating Cocaine Delivery Service: Caused Death Of Westchester Man A 41-year-old man will spend more than a decade in prison for operating a cocaine courier service that delivered fentanyl-tainted cocaine to a Westchester man, causing his death.  Florida resident Jose Luis Tejada Aybar of Miami was sentenced on Tuesday, Feb. 27 to 12 and a half years in prison for operating the Cab Louie Delivery Service, which brought cocaine to customers in the Bronx and Westchester, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced.  According to federal officials, Tejada Aybar began the delivery service in March 2018. To order…
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region 72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region Did you hear it howling overnight? You're not alone. Widespread 40 to 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts were reported across the region as a powerful storm accompanying a frontal system swept through the Northeast. The highest reported gust -- at 72 miles per hour -- happened on Long Island just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 29 on top of a building in Stony Brook at 159 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Here are more wind-gust reports from locations in New York and Connecticut. Location Speed Time/Date Provider New York Nassau County …
Flames Shoot Out Of Chimney At Westchester Home Flames Shoot Out Of Chimney At Westchester Home
Flames Shoot Out Of Chimney At 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…
Threat Made To Middle School In Westchester Causes Lockdowns Threat Made To Middle School In Westchester Causes Lockdowns
Threat Made To Middle School In Westchester Causes Lockdowns Several schools in a Westchester village were put into lockdown after one of them received a threat, officials said. New, updated report - New Update: Threat To Port Chester Middle School Came From Student Inside Building The threat was made to Port Chester Middle School on Wednesday, Feb. 28, the school district announced.  After the threat was received, all Port Chester schools were immediately put into lockdowns, which were eventually lifted later in the day.  Police are continuing to investigate the incident, school officials said, adding that students and staff would r…
19-Year-Old Leads Officers On Pursuit, Almost Hits Cop Cruiser In Westchester: Police 19-Year-Old Leads Officers On Pursuit, Almost Hits Cop Cruiser In Westchester: Police
19-Year-Old Leads Officers On Pursuit, Almost Hits Cop Cruiser In Westchester: Police A 19-year-old man was jailed after leading officers on a high-speed chase in Northern Westchester, almost hitting a police cruiser head-on in the process, authorities announced.  Katonah resident Max Lupinacci was arrested on Monday, Feb. 26 in connection with an incident that happened in Yorktown on Thursday, Jan. 18, Yorktown Police announced on Wednesday, Feb. 28.  According to the department, at around 1 a.m. on the night of the incident, a Yorktown Police officer saw a vehicle speeding through a stop sign at the intersection of Commerce Street and Hanover Street. Authorities …
Driver Hospitalized After Car Rollover In Westchester Driver Hospitalized After Car Rollover In Westchester
Driver Hospitalized After Car Rollover In Westchester A person was taken to the hospital following a vehicle rollover crash in Northern Westchester.  The crash happened on Tuesday, Feb. 27 around 8:30 a.m., when a vehicle flipped onto its side on Scenic Drive West in Croton-on-Hudson, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department. The driver was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, firefighters said. The cause of the crash was not released. 
Recall Issued For Multiple Eye Ointment Brands Due To Possible Risk Of Infection Recall Issued For Multiple Eye Ointment Brands Due To Possible Risk Of Infection
Recall Issued For Multiple Eye Ointment Brands Due To Possible Risk Of Infection A recall has been issued for multiple brands of eye ointment products due to the "lack of sterility assurance at the facility" of the manufacturer during an inspection conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "For those patients who use these products, there is a potential risk of eye infections or related harm," the FDA said. "These products are intended to be sterile. Ophthalmic drug products pose a potentially heightened risk of harm to users because drugs applied to the eyes bypass some of the body’s natural defenses."  Brassica Pharma Pvt. Ltd. is voluntarily recalling…