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  1. All I-95 Lanes Reopen After Person On Bridge Safely Removed

    All I-95 Lanes Reopen After Person On Bridge Safely Removed

     Interstate 95 has reopened in both directions in Westchester after a man on a bridge overpass was pulled to safety.The incident began around noon on Friday, March 15, when the man was spotted on the overpass at North Avenue in New Rochelle, said New Rochelle Police.State police closed the highway in both directions for at least two hours before the man was pulled to safety by ...

  2. Man Suffers Burn Wounds In Northern Westchester House Fire

    Man Suffers Burn Wounds In Northern Westchester House Fire

    Police are investigating a Northern Westchester fire in which a man was found suffering from burns in nearby woods.The fire took place 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at 250 Smith Ridge Road in Lewisboro, said New York State Police spokesman Trooper AJ Hicks.According to Hicks, the Lewisboro Police Department and state police responded to the area for a report of a man running ...

  3. All Lanes Open Following Four-Vehicle Crash On I-287 In Westchester

    All Lanes Open Following Four-Vehicle Crash On I-287 In Westchester

    This story has been updated.A multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 287 in Westchester that closed all but one lane of traffic has been cleared, state police said.The crash, which included two passenger vehicles and two tractor-trailers, took place around 10 a.m. Friday, March 15, on the Thruway in Port Chester between exit 10 and 11, said Trooper Tara McCormick, spokeswoman for the ...

  4. Westchester Man Attempting To Cross Service Road Killed In Hit-Run Crash, Police Say

    Westchester Man Attempting To Cross Service Road Killed In Hit-Run Crash, Police Say

    A 52-year-old man from Westchester was hit and killed while attempting to cross a roadway in the Bronx.Raymond Baffuto, of Church St. in New Rochelle, was found around 5 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, when New York City Police responded to a 911 call regarding a crash involving a pedestrian struck, said the NYPD.Arriving officers found Baffuto unconscious and unresponsive, lying along the ...

  5. Not Over Yet: Westchester Four-Alarm Apartment Blaze Caused By Welding Plumbers Still Burning

    Not Over Yet: Westchester Four-Alarm Apartment Blaze Caused By Welding Plumbers Still Burning

    Yonkers firefighters are still on the scene putting out hot spots and flare-ups at the apartment house where 150 residents were left homeless when a four-alarm fire ripped through the building.The fire, which began around 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at 15 Parkview Ave. in Yonkers, was started by plumbers doing welding work on the top floor of the building, said Yonkers Fire Department ...

  6. Suspects On Run After Multi-Vehicle Crash Injures State Trooper

    Suspects On Run After Multi-Vehicle Crash Injures State Trooper

    A New York State trooper was transported to Westchester Medical Center following a wild chase on I-87 that ended with the trooper's vehicle being rear-ended by an unmarked NYPD officer taking part in the chase. The event began around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, when the unidentified trooper attempted to pull over a suspect vehicle on I-87 in Woodbury in Orange County, said ...

  7. Sacred Heart Denies Wrongdoing In Student's Choking Death During Pancake Eating Contest

    Sacred Heart Denies Wrongdoing In Student's Choking Death During Pancake Eating Contest

    Sacred Heart University is denying any wrongdoing in a student's choking death during a pancake eating contest in 2017.In court documents filed Tuesday in Superior Court in Bridgeport, the college's attorney's blamed Caitlin Nelson’s own actions in her death in response to a lawsuit brought by Nelson’s mother.Nelson, 20, who was studying social work and was a member of Kappa ...

  8. Parking Enforcement Officer Hit By Vehicle In Westchester

    Parking Enforcement Officer Hit By Vehicle In Westchester

    A parking enforcement officer struck by a vehicle while he was waiting to cross a roadway in Tarrytown received minor injuries.The incident took place around 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Broadway (Route 9) and Main St., when the officer was "clipped" by a vehicle, said Tarrytown Police Lt. Greg Budnar. The officer, who received leg injuries, was transported to Westchester ...

  9. Man Killed After Jumping From Top Of Westchester Building

    Man Killed After Jumping From Top Of Westchester Building

    White Plains Police are investigating a possible suicide of a man who jumped from the top of the building that is home to Pizza Uno.The incident took place just before noon on Tuesday, March 12 at 4 Martine St., in White Plains, said White Plains Police Assistant Chief Joseph Castelli.Described as a white male in his late 20s, the man jumped from the top of the tall building which ...

  10. Two-Alarm Fire Severely Damages Home In Westchester

    Two-Alarm Fire Severely Damages Home In Westchester

    A chimney fire severely damaged a home in Irvington on Sunday.The fire was reported to the Irvington Fire Department around 2:59 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at a home on Blueberry Hill Road, said Fire Chief Anthony Tarricone.Arriving firefighters found the flames and smoke contained to the living room and master bedroom he said.Firefighters had to stretch a hose up a long hill to attack ...

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