2 Firefighters Injured In Blaze At White Plains Residence 2 Firefighters Injured In Blaze At White Plains Residence
2 Firefighters Injured In Blaze At White Plains Residence Two firefighters were injured while battling a blaze at a residence in Westchester.  The fire happened in White Plains on Thursday, Feb. 29 at a residence on South Broadway, according to the city's fire department.  The blaze began in the attic and walls of the structure but was quickly knocked out before it could spread and cause more damage to the home, firefighters said.  No occupants in the home were harmed, but two firefighters suffered minor injuries during the effort to put out the blaze, the department said. 
New Update: 2 Girls Found After Being Abducted In New England Following Mom's Suspicious Death New Update: 2 Girls Found After Being Abducted In New England Following Mom's Suspicious Death
New Update: 2 Girls Found After Being Abducted In New England Following Mom's Suspicious Death This story has been updated. An Amber Alert has been canceled after two young children who were abducted have been found safe and their father was taken into custody after the suspicious death of their mother. The New Hampshire State Police authorized the activation of the alert system on Friday morning, March 1 after their 31-year-old mother, Caitlyn Niffziger, was found dead in connection with the children's disappearance, according to the state's attorney general's office. The girls, ages 4 and 1, were found in Keene, New Hampshire on Friday, March 1 about 160 miles south of Berlin…
New Update: Threat To Port Chester Middle School Came From Student Inside Building New Update: Threat To Port Chester Middle School Came From Student Inside Building
New Update: Threat To Port Chester Middle School Came From Student Inside Building A threat called in to a middle school in Westchester that resulted in several school lockdowns was revealed to have come from a student inside the building, officials said. The threat was received by Port Chester Middle School on Wednesday, Feb. 28, prompting all of the district's schools to go into lockdown out of an abundance of caution. Earlier Report - Threat Made To Port Chester Middle School Causes Lockdowns Following an investigation into the threat, it was determined to have come from a phone call placed inside the building. As part of this investigation, police went to every …
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A announced it is recalling one of its most popular dipping sauce cups and advising customers to toss them in the trash due to the possible presence of undeclared allergens.  According to a notification posted on the eatery's website, anyone who took home Polynesian Sauce cups between Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Tuesday, Feb. 27 should discard them because they may, in fact, contain a different product that contains wheat and soy. The eatery did not disclose whether there have been any reports of adverse reactions from customers consuming the mixed-up product. Any…
2-Car Crash Blocks Traffic At Busy Hudson Valley Intersection 2-Car Crash Blocks Traffic At Busy Hudson Valley Intersection
2-Car Crash Blocks Traffic At Busy Hudson Valley Intersection A two-vehicle crash held up traffic at a busy Hudson Valley intersection, firefighters said. The crash happened in Putnam County on Wednesday, Feb. 28 around 6:10 p.m., when two cars collided in Carmel at the intersection of Route 6 and Crane Road (Route 32), according to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department.  The collision sent one car off the road into some brush, according to photos of the crash released by the department.  The cause of the crash was not released. 
Lifelong Firefighter, School Bus Driver From Westchester Dies At 69 Lifelong Firefighter, School Bus Driver From Westchester Dies At 69
Lifelong Firefighter, School Bus Driver From Westchester Dies At 69 A beloved lifelong firefighter from Northern Westchester who worked as a school bus driver for over 40 years is being remembered for his dedication to his community.  Edward Faughnan of Cortlandt Manor died on Monday, Feb. 26 at the age of 69, according to his obituary.  A life member of the Lake Mohegan Volunteer Fire Association and Ambulance Corps, Faughnan was a staple of the department and was affectionally known as "Speedy."  In addition to his other roles with the department, Faughnan was known for his iconic role of driving a 1941 Mack Antique to local para…
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 Westchester Grocery Store: Here's Where Top-Prize Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $12K Sold At Westchester Grocery Store: Here's Where
Top-Prize Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $12K Sold At Westchester 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…