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Body Recovered After Person Jumps From Bear Mountain Bridge Body Recovered After Person Jumps From Bear Mountain Bridge
Body Recovered After Person Jumps From Bear Mountain Bridge A body was recovered after a person jumped from the Bear Mountain Bridge. The incident happened around 1 p.m. Friday, May 17. The body of the victim was recovered from the Hudson River near Stony Point, according to Trooper A.J. Hicks of the New York State Police. The identity of the person has not yet been released. The investigation into the incident is ongoing. The bridge carries Route 6/202 over the river between Orange County and Northern Westchester. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
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…
New Update: Human Remains Found In Hudson Valley Are Of Young Woman New Update: Human Remains Found In Hudson Valley Are Of Young Woman
New Update: Human Remains Found In Hudson Valley Are Of Young Woman Authorities have confirmed that human remains unearthed on a Hudson Valley construction site are of a young woman who may have been dead for over a decade.  The remains were found in Putnam County on Tuesday, April 16, during excavation work at the property of a new home built in Patterson in the area of Ice Pond Road, according to New York State Police. Earlier Report - Human Remains Found Near Ice Pond Road In Patterson The investigation into identifying the remains is still in its early stages, but so far, police have confirmed they are of a white female between 16 and 28 year…
Update: Police ID Couple In Hudson Valley Murder-Suicide Update: Police ID Couple In Hudson Valley Murder-Suicide
Update: Police ID Couple In Hudson Valley Murder-Suicide Police have identified a Hudson Valley couple who were found dead in their home in what is now being called an alleged murder-suicide. Related: Man, Woman Found Shot Dead In Stony Point Home Fundraiser For Victim's 2 Little Girls The incident occurred in Rockland County around 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 on Rosetown Road in Stony Point. According to Lt. Greg Becker of the Stony Point Police, when officers responded to the home after a man called and said "his friends shot themselves," they found 35-year-old Colleen Williston and 38-year-old Sean Kelly, both shot dead …
Couple Found Shot Dead In Hudson Valley Home Couple Found Shot Dead In Hudson Valley Home
Couple Found Shot Dead In Hudson Valley Home A man and a woman were found shot dead in a Hudson Valley home after police received a call for help. Click here for a new, updated story: Police ID Couple In Hudson Valley Murder-Suicide The incident occurred in Rockland County around 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 on Rosetown Road in Stony Point. According to Lt. Greg Becker of the Stony Point Police, when officers arrived they found a 35-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man, both shot dead from a single gunshot wound. Stony Point detectives began an investigation with help from the Rockland Sheriff's Office and the Rockland County Me…
Beloved Man Known As 'Santa Claus' Killed In New Rochelle Apartment Blaze: Report Beloved Man Known As 'Santa Claus' Killed In New Rochelle Apartment Blaze: Report
Beloved Man Known As 'Santa Claus' Killed In New Rochelle Apartment Blaze: Report This story has been updated. An early-morning fire at a Westchester apartment building resulted in the death of a 45-year-old man who was well-known by his neighbors, according to reports.  The fire broke out on Friday, Feb. 2 just after 3:15 a.m. at the six-floor Parkside Place apartment complex at 590 Fifth Ave. in New Rochelle, according to the New Rochelle Fire Department. Arriving firefighters soon found smoke coming from the third floor on the southeast corner of the building and entered the building, eventually arriving at the apartment where the blaze began.  Inside, th…
Fatal House Fire Breaks Out In Hudson Valley Fatal House Fire Breaks Out In Hudson Valley
Fatal House Fire Breaks Out In Hudson Valley An investigation is underway after one person was killed in a house fire in the Hudson Valley. The blaze in Rockland County broke out at around 4:50 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30 at 49 Laurel Rd. in Central Nyack. As responders arrived, they observed a single-family home with fire engulfing the first floor. The Central Nyack Fire Department was on the scene along with several other volunteer fire companies from throughout the county.  The firefighters conducted an interior search of the residence, which resulted in them locating an unconscious man in an upstairs bedroom. The man,…
Body Of Missing 22-Year-Old Man Pulled From River In Westchester Body Of Missing 22-Year-Old Man Pulled From River In Westchester
Body Of Missing 22-Year-Old Man Pulled From River In Westchester Authorities in Westchester are investigating the death of a 22-year-old man whose body was found in a river days after he had been reported missing, police said. New, updated report: West Harrison Man Pulled From River Remembered As 'Loving Son, Brother, Friend' Jan Carlos Yepes-Perafan, age 22, was found dead in the Byram River in Port Chester on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 26, Port Chester Police announced.  Before his body was found, Yepes-Perafan had been reported missing by the department on Saturday, Nov. 25 after he had last been seen on Thursday, Nov. 23 around 3:45 a.m. …
Sacred Heart University Student In Medically Inducted Coma After Fairfield Crash Sacred Heart University Student In Medically Inducted Coma After Fairfield Crash
Sacred Heart University Student In Medically Inducted Coma After Fairfield Crash One of five Sacred Heart University students involved in a horrific two-car crash in Fairfield County that injured six is in a medically induced coma, according to a GoFundMe. The collision took place in the town of Fairfield around 12:05 a.m., Friday, Sept. 29 on Jefferson Street near Sacred Heart's Martire Building. When police arrived on the scene, they found a 2021 Toyota Corolla and a 2018 Audi on its roof, Fairfield Police Lt. Edward Nook Jr. said. The Toyota was operated by an Uber driver carrying four female passengers who are also SHU students  There were two admitted to Saint Vi…
Man's Body Found At Shopping Plaza In Westchester Man's Body Found At Shopping Plaza In Westchester
Man's Body Found At Shopping Plaza In Westchester Authorities are investigating after a man's body was found at a shopping plaza in Northern Westchester.  The body was found on Tuesday, Aug. 29 just before 10 a.m., when authorities responded to the Crossroads Plaza located at 1101 Main St. (Route 6) in Peekskill, according to Peekskill Police Lt. Adam Renwick.  There, police found a deceased man on the property of the plaza, who has not yet been identified, Renwick said. The circumstances of the man's death are still under investigation by police.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Off-Duty Officer Involved In Shooting: 3 Injured In Westchester, Police Say Off-Duty Officer Involved In Shooting: 3 Injured In Westchester, Police Say
Off-Duty Officer Involved In Shooting: 3 Injured In Westchester, Police Say Authorities are investigating a shooting incident that involved an off-duty officer and left three people injured in Westchester, police said.  The incident happened on Saturday night, Aug. 19, when two people were shot in Mount Vernon on the 300 block of South 4th Avenue, according to the city's police department.  A total of three people were hospitalized as a result of the incident, authorities added.  The off-duty officer was involved in the incident, State Police Trooper Aaron J. Hicks later confirmed.  No fatalities resulted from the shooting, Hick…
Fatal Shooting: Victim Found In Parking Garage In Westchester, Suspect At Large Fatal Shooting: Victim Found In Parking Garage In Westchester, Suspect At Large
Fatal Shooting: Victim Found In Parking Garage In Westchester, Suspect At Large New update: Underage Duo Charged In Fatal Shooting At Yonkers Parking Garage, Police Say Authorities are searching for the suspect involved in an incident that left a man shot in a parking garage in Westchester County.  The victim was found on Friday, July 28 around 6:30 p.m., when Yonkers Police discovered an unconscious man lying on the ground of a parking garage behind an apartment building at 73 Highland Ave.  When first responders began giving medical aid to the man, they found that he had suffered a gunshot wound to his side and rushed him to a local area hospital, whe…
New Update: Prisoner Caught After Escaping Custody In Westchester New Update: Prisoner Caught After Escaping Custody In Westchester
New Update: Prisoner Caught After Escaping Custody In Westchester This story has been updated.  Authorities have caught a prisoner who escaped custody while he was being held at a medical center in Westchester.  The prisoner, identified as 24-year-old Geraldo Rojas, was located in the Bronx on Monday, July 24 after 29 hours of "intensive search efforts," Yonkers Police announced  Rojas had escaped from a prisoner detail at St. Joseph’s Hospital on South Broadway (Route 9) in Yonkers during the early morning hours of Sunday, July 23, police said. Earlier Report - Search On For Prisoner Who Escapes From Custody In Yonkers Rojas, who was taken back into …
New Long Island Serial Murders Update: Suspect's Wife Reportedly Files For Divorce New Long Island Serial Murders Update: Suspect's Wife Reportedly Files For Divorce
New Long Island Serial Murders Update: Suspect's Wife Reportedly Files For Divorce The wife of Rex Heuermann, the suspected Long Island Gilgo Beach killer, has reportedly filed for divorce less than a week after his arrest. Heuermann, of the village of Massapequa Park in Nassau County, is charged with killing Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, and Amber Costello and burying their bodies in a grassy area of Gilgo Beach, located in the town of Babylon in Suffolk County. He's also a suspect in the murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes. His wife, Asa Ellerup, who, like her husband is age 59, filed for divorce on Wednesday, July 18, after 27 years of marriage, Long Island A…
Long Island Serial Murders: New Reports Shed Light On How Suspect's Wife Became Key To Case Long Island Serial Murders: New Reports Shed Light On How Suspect's Wife Became Key To Case
Long Island Serial Murders: New Reports Shed Light On How Suspect's Wife Became Key To Case The wife of Rex Heuermann, the suspected Long Island Gilgo Beach killer, unknowingly helped investigators zero in on her husband when two of her hairs were found on the bodies of two of the victims, according to new reports. Heuermann, of the village of Massapequa Park in Nassau County, is charged with killing Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, and Amber Costello and burying their bodies in a grassy area of Gilgo Beach, located in the town of Babylon in Suffolk County. He's also a suspect in the murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes. Investigators said, those hairs helped link Heuermann but d…
String Of Vehicle Arsons: Early Morning Incidents Under Investigation In Port Chester String Of Vehicle Arsons: Early Morning Incidents Under Investigation In Port Chester
String Of Vehicle Arsons: Early Morning Incidents Under Investigation In Port Chester Authorities have begun an investigation after multiple suspicious vehicle fires erupted in the same area in a village in Westchester.  The investigation stemmed from two vehicle fires on Sunday morning, June 11 around 4 a.m. that occurred in Port Chester in the area of Spring Street, according to Port Chester Police.  The fires have since been deemed "very concerning" by the department, which is currently in the early stages of "aggressively" investigating them, they announced on Sunday.  Any residents in the area who may have seen any suspicious activity or have any videos …
Fatal Crash: Sedan Strikes Woman, Then Slams Into House In Westchester Fatal Crash: Sedan Strikes Woman, Then Slams Into House In Westchester
Fatal Crash: Sedan Strikes Woman, Then Slams Into House In Westchester New update - Well-Known Member Of Community ID'd As Woman Struck, Killed By Sedan In Yonkers Police are investigating an overnight crash that left a woman dead in Westchester County. It happened around 9 p.m. Sunday, June 9 in Yonkers in the area of 693 North Broadway (Route 9).  A preliminary investigation revealed that a sedan traveling northbound on Route 9 struck a 70-year-old female pedestrian on the sidewalk, killing her, Yonkers Police said.  The vehicle then jumped a retaining wall and struck an occupied home; with the occupants inside suffering minor inju…
Blaze Destroys Commercial Building, Displaces 9 Families In Westchester: Road Still Closed Blaze Destroys Commercial Building, Displaces 9 Families In Westchester: Road Still Closed
Blaze Destroys Commercial Building, Displaces 9 Families In Westchester: Road Still Closed Authorities are warning residents to stay away from the area of a fire in Westchester that left a commercial building destroyed and nine families displaced.  The fire erupted early on Tuesday morning, May 9 just after midnight, when firefighters in Mount Vernon were alerted of a structural fire at 24 Mount Vernon Ave., according to Director of Communications Timothy Allen.  Within four minutes, firefighters were at the scene and saw that all of the building's occupants had evacuated before their arrival. Emergency services were then immediately dispatched to the scene to contain the fire a…
County Finance Commissioner In Hudson Valley Accused Of Stealing Funds County Finance Commissioner In Hudson Valley Accused Of Stealing Funds
County Finance Commissioner In Hudson Valley Accused Of Stealing Funds An investigation is underway after a former commissioner of finance in the Hudson Valley was accused of allegedly stealing funds from a recreation association he oversaw. Ulster County Commissioner of Finance Burt Gulnick,  who also served as treasurer of the Hurley Recreation Association, was removed immediately, according to association officials. "We are deeply saddened by these recent events and we will continue to keep the interests of our members and families first during this transitional time," they added. The association offers recreational opportunities of all kinds for children…
Triple-Fatal Fire: Victims Found Inside Hudson Valley Home After Blaze Breaks Out Triple-Fatal Fire: Victims Found Inside Hudson Valley Home After Blaze Breaks Out
Triple-Fatal Fire: Victims Found Inside Hudson Valley Home After Blaze Breaks Out Updated story - Triple-Fatal Fire IDs: Victims Were All Members Of Young Family In Hudson Valley Three people were found dead inside a Hudson Valley home following a blaze that destroyed the residence. The fire took place in Orange County around 12:55 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 at 44 Highland Ave., in the village of Monroe. According to Monore Police Chief Darwin Guzman, members of the Monroe Police Department, along with members from the district responded to a reported house fire. When they arrived on the scene they found a fully engulfed house fire, Guzman said. Neighbors informed of…
Woman Dies, Son 'Unlikely To Recover' After Apartment Fire In Westchester Woman Dies, Son 'Unlikely To Recover' After Apartment Fire In Westchester
Woman Dies, Son 'Unlikely To Recover' After Apartment Fire In Westchester An elderly woman is dead and her son remains in critical condition following a fire that ravaged an apartment building in Westchester County.  Earlier Report - Update: Man In 'Grave' Condition After Apartment Blaze In Yonkers The fire happened on Thursday, Jan. 19 around 4:20 p.m. in Yonkers at a four-story residential apartment building at 21 Mulberry St., according to Yonkers Police.  An 85-year-old woman and her 68-year-old son were injured as a result of the blaze and were taken to a local hospital, where the woman later died from her injuries. Her son remains in "g…
New Details: Body Of Missing 59-Year-Old NY Woman Was Found In Gorge, DEC Reports New Details: Body Of Missing 59-Year-Old NY Woman Was Found In Gorge, DEC Reports
New Details: Body Of Missing 59-Year-Old NY Woman Was Found In Gorge, DEC Reports The body of a 59-year-old New York woman who went missing for days was located in a gorge after her car was found parked at a trailhead, officials reported. Onondaga County resident Susan Mills' body was located in the area of Carpenter Falls, a waterfall located in the Cayuga County town of Niles, police reported on Sunday, Dec. 18. Earlier report - New York Woman Found Dead Days After Reported Missing, Police Say Mills was reported missing on Wednesday, Dec. 14, after she had last been seen leaving her home in Elbridge, a village located about 20 miles from Syracuse, on Monday, Dec.…
Suspect Throws Objects, Breaks Windows Of Businesses In Westchester County: Police Suspect Throws Objects, Breaks Windows Of Businesses In Westchester County: Police
Suspect Throws Objects, Breaks Windows Of Businesses In Westchester County: Police Police are investigating after a suspect threw objects and broke the windows of numerous businesses in the downtown business area of a Westchester County village.  During the early morning of Sunday, Nov. 6, the suspect damaged multiple stores in Port Chester and may have entered them before they were apprehended by police, according to a release from the Port Chester Police Department from around 8:40 a.m. on the same day.  Authorities are investigating if any burglaries happened, or if it was just someone causing damage, police said. The investigation is still in "the early sta…
Fatal Stabbing Under Investigation In Hudson Valley Fatal Stabbing Under Investigation In Hudson Valley
Fatal Stabbing Under Investigation In Hudson Valley Police are searching for a suspect in a fatal stabbing in the Hudson Valley. The incident took place in Orange County around 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30 in the town of Wallkill. Members of the town of Wallkill Police responded to a home at 33 Brookline Ave., for a report of an unconscious male, said Lt. Robert McLymore, of the Wallkill Police. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 52-year-old man in a detached garage of the residence suffering from apparent stab wounds, McLymore said. The victim is identified as Jeffrey Harris, a resident of the home at 33 Brookline Ave., he adde…
Details Emerge After 2 Shot In Broad Daylight Outside NY Gubernatorial Candidate's Home Details Emerge After 2 Shot In Broad Daylight Outside NY Gubernatorial Candidate's Home
Details Emerge After 2 Shot In Broad Daylight Outside NY Gubernatorial Candidate's Home New details have emerged after two teenagers were injured in a broad-daylight shooting outside the home of New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin, a US Congressman representing parts of Long Island. The incident happened around 2:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 in Suffolk County in the hamlet of Shirley. Three teenagers were walking on Saint George Drive West when a dark-colored vehicle went by and an occupant fired multiple gunshots through the vehicle’s window, Suffolk County Police said. Two 17-year-old boys were struck and attempted to hide in the yard of a residence on the str…
Severed Deer Head Found In Driveway Of Home Of Town Official In Fairfield County Severed Deer Head Found In Driveway Of Home Of Town Official In Fairfield County
Severed Deer Head Found In Driveway Of Home Of Town Official In Fairfield County Police in Fairfield County are investigating after a severed deer head was left in a town official’s driveway. New Canaan Police confirmed that the head was found just before 3 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 27, but have released few other details, including the town official's identity.  “At this time, we are investigating this incident,” New Canaan Police Lt. Jason Ferraro said. “No further information will be released at this time.” This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
3-Year-Old Dies After Being Found Unresponsive At Home In Hudson Valley 3-Year-Old Dies After Being Found Unresponsive At Home In Hudson Valley
3-Year-Old Dies After Being Found Unresponsive At Home In Hudson Valley Police in the Hudson Valley are investigating after a 3-year-old child was found unresponsive in a home and later died. The incident took place in Orange County in the town of Wallkill on Thursday, June 2 at 82 Edward Diana Way. Wallkill police responded to the home for a report to assist a citizen, said Lt. Robert McLymore, of the town of Wallkill Police. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive child in the living room, McLymore said.  The 3-year-old child was transported to Garnet Health Medical Center by the Town of Wallkill Emergency Medical Services where he&…
'Very Serious Matter' Causes Closure Of School District In Hudson Valley 'Very Serious Matter' Causes Closure Of School District In Hudson Valley
'Very Serious Matter' Causes Closure Of School District In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley school district has canceled classes for the day as police investigate what officials describe as a "very serious matter." Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District Acting Superintendent Michael McElduff announced on the evening of Monday, June 6, that all schools in the district would be closed on Tuesday, June 7. McElduff said the district, located in Orange County, was made aware of a "concerning matter" at about 8:15 p.m. on Monday.  "The local police departments as well as the State Police are looking into this very serious matter," he said. "In …
IDs Released For Two Killed In Long Island Sound Boating Accident IDs Released For Two Killed In Long Island Sound Boating Accident
IDs Released For Two Killed In Long Island Sound Boating Accident State officials have released the identities of two men killed in a boating accident off the coast of Fairfield County. The men have been identified as Cristofer Cifuentes, age 26, and Ludyn Cifuentes, age 41, both of New York City, said Will Healy, spokesman for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The men were found with two other boaters who were pulled from the cold waters of Long Island Sound off of West Beach in Stamford, following a boating accident on Sunday, April 17, Healy said. The two other men remain in critical condition. See Earlier Story: Secon…
NY AG Asks Judge To Hold Donald Trump In Contempt Of Court NY AG Asks Judge To Hold Donald Trump In Contempt Of Court
NY AG Asks Judge To Hold Donald Trump In Contempt Of Court New York Attorney General Letitia James is taking another swing at Donald Trump and his organization, asking a judge to hold the former president in contempt of court for failing to comply with her probe into his family's business. James announced on Thursday, April 7 that she is asking Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron to hold Trump in contempt of court for refusing to comply with an order to turn over documents as she investigates his Organization’s business dealings. In addition, James also asked the judge to fine Trump $10,000 for each day he fails to surrender the documents to her inv…
Three-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Multi-Family Home In Westchester Three-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Multi-Family Home In Westchester
Three-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Multi-Family Home In Westchester More than two dozen residents were displaced in Westchester after a fast-moving three-alarm fire tore through a multi-family home, authorities announced. Upwards of 100 firefighters from 14 departments responded in Sleepy Hollow to a North Washington Street home at approximately 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, in Sleepy Hollow when a fire broke out and flames tore through the three-story residence. Video of the fire can be found here. Crews worked through the night to knock down the flames, as the fire was declared under control at around midnight. Officials said that no residents suffered a…