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Biden Visit: These Westchester School Districts Announce Early Dismissals Biden Visit: These Westchester School Districts Announce Early Dismissals
Biden Visit: These Westchester School Districts Announce Early Dismissals As Westchester prepares for a visit from President Joe Biden, several school districts have announced early dismissals to account for expected traffic impacts.  Biden will be in the county on Thursday, April 25, when he is scheduled to appear at a fundraising event in the village of Irvington-on-Hudson hosted by actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Earlier Report - Biden's Irvington Visit To Impact Traffic, Cause Closures Because of expected traffic gridlock and closures during the visit, the following school districts announced that they will hold early dismiss…
New Update: President Biden's Westchester Visit To Cause 'Significant' Traffic Impacts New Update: President Biden's Westchester Visit To Cause 'Significant' Traffic Impacts
New Update: President Biden's Westchester Visit To Cause 'Significant' Traffic Impacts Before President Joe Biden's visit to Westchester, authorities are warning motorists of expected impacts to rush hour traffic. New, updated report - Biden Visit: These Westchester School Districts Announce Early Dismissals Biden will be in the county on Thursday, April 25, when he is scheduled to appear at a fundraising event in the village of Irvington-on-Hudson hosted by actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.  Earlier Report - President Biden To Visit Irvington: Here's When According to an announcement from the Irvington Police Department on Tuesday, April …
Latest Update: Man Killed In I-684 Crash In Northern Westchester Had False ID, Police Say Latest Update: Man Killed In I-684 Crash In Northern Westchester Had False ID, Police Say
Latest Update: Man Killed In I-684 Crash In Northern Westchester Had False ID, Police Say Authorities have released the identity of a man killed in a one-car crash on I-684. New York City resident Mario Goris, age 53, of the Bronx, was killed in a crash that happened on Sunday, April 14, around 3:15 p.m. on the northbound side near Exit 4 in Bedford, according to New York State Police. Earlier Report - Update: Person Killed In Crash On I-684 In Bedford At the time of the crash, Goris had been driving a 2006 Honda CRV when it veered to the left, entered the median at high speed, and hit a tree. He was found dead at the scene of the crash and was the only person in the …
Westchester's Film Industry Generates $2B In Economic Impact In 2 Years: Officials Westchester's Film Industry Generates $2B In Economic Impact In 2 Years: Officials
Westchester's Film Industry Generates $2B In Economic Impact In 2 Years: Officials Westchester's bustling film industry is continuing to generate billions of dollars in economic activity as it grows more and more successful, officials announced. According to a new report detailed by county officials, film production in Westchester generated $2 billion in economic activity in both 2022 and 2023.  The industry also created 6,796 jobs and $656 million in wages during the two-year period, officials added. This success came despite several factors that threatened to interrupt film production, including the pandemic as well as the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFT…
19-Year-Old Woman Found Safe After Going Missing From Westchester 19-Year-Old Woman Found Safe After Going Missing From Westchester
19-Year-Old Woman Found Safe After Going Missing From Westchester New, updated report:  A 19-year-old woman who went missing from Westchester has been safely found, police said. Jacklyn Kauffo, age 19, was found safe after going missing in Yonkers on Saturday, April 20, Yonkers Police announced on Tuesday, April 23.  Police did not say where Kauffo was found.  Original Report:  Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 19-year-old woman who has been missing from Westchester for several days. In an alert issued on Sunday, April 21, Yonkers Police announced they are searching for 19-year-old Jacklyn Kauff…
Popular Westchester Corrections Officer Dies At Age 40 Popular Westchester Corrections Officer Dies At Age 40
Popular Westchester Corrections Officer Dies At Age 40 Shock and sadness are spreading following the sudden death of Eleanor Birrittella, a well-known corrections officer in Westchester. Birrittella died on Saturday, April 20, according to Hector Lopez, the president of the New York Hispanic American Law Enforcement Organization. A cause of death had not yet been released. Online records show Birrittella was 40 years old and lived in Yonkers. "Officer Birrittella had a smile that lit up the place," Lopez said in announcing her death. "She loved her job. I will miss her, we will all miss her." The entire WCOBA family is mourning the t…
Tarrytown's Stone Barns Center Dogs Attack Woman: Report Tarrytown's Stone Barns Center Dogs Attack Woman: Report
Tarrytown's Stone Barns Center Dogs Attack Woman: Report Two guardian dogs from a nonprofit farm in Westchester may be euthanized after escaping the property and attacking a woman and her leashed poodle on a trail, according to a New York Times report.  The attack happened on Tuesday, February 6, when two guardian dogs escaped the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Tarrytown at 630 Bedford Rd. and ran into a woman and her 10-pound miniature poodle on a public trail. They then attacked the woman and killed the poodle, according to a new report by The New York Times. The two dogs, a Great Pyrenees named Luna and an Akbash na…
Former NYPD Officer Admits Selling Heroin, Fentanyl In Westchester Former NYPD Officer Admits Selling Heroin, Fentanyl In Westchester
Former Nypd Officer Admits Selling Heroin, Fentanyl In Westchester A former New York City Police officer has admitted to selling packages containing heroin and fentanyl in Westchester, federal officials announced. Bronx resident Grace Rosa Baez, age 38, pleaded guilty to drug distribution charges on Tuesday, April 16, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced.  Earlier Report- Police Officer, Westchester Man Nabbed For Planning To Distribute Fentanyl, Heroin: Feds According to federal officials, Baez, who joined the NYPD in 2012, was placed on modified duty in 2020 after alleged misconduct and was soon subject…
President Biden To Visit Westchester: Here's When President Biden To Visit Westchester: Here's When
President Biden To Visit Westchester: Here's When President Joe Biden will soon be making a stop in the region as part of a celebrity fundraising event. New, updated report: Biden's Irvington Visit To Impact Traffic, Cause Closures Biden will make his visit on Thursday, April 25 in Westchester County to a fundraising event in the village of Irvington-on-Hudson hosted by actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, according to the event's webpage.  The exact location of the event has not yet been announced. The cheapest tickets for the fundraising events will cost $3,300, while the most expensive will cost as much…
Brush Fire Reaches Car In Costco Parking Lot In Westchester Brush Fire Reaches Car In Costco Parking Lot In Westchester
Brush Fire Reaches Car In Costco Parking Lot In Westchester Firefighters responded to a Costco parking lot in Westchester after a brush fire ignited next to a vehicle.  The incident happened on Tuesday, April 16 around 3:30 p.m., when a brush fire went up in the Costco Wholesale parking lot in Port Chester at 1 Westchester Ave., according to the Port Chester Fire Department.  The blaze extended to a vehicle in the parking lot before being put out, the fire department said.  The department did not detail the cause of the fire. 
Westchester School District Earns Best Community For Music Education Award Westchester School District Earns Best Community For Music Education Award
Westchester School District Earns Best Community For Music Education Award A school district in Westchester has been recognized as one of the best in the country for its dedication to music education, officials announced. The Irvington Union Free School District has been named a winner of the Best Communities for Music Education Award for 2024 by the NAMM Foundation, district officials announced on Tuesday, April 9.  The district is one of only 975 school districts nationwide to receive the award and one of six in Westchester, officials added.  The award recognizes "outstanding" efforts from teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community lea…
Man Caught With Hunting Knife At Train Station In Westchester Man Caught With Hunting Knife At Train Station In Westchester
Man Caught With Hunting Knife At Train Station In Westchester Train service was briefly delayed at a station in Westchester while a man was detained after being caught with a weapon in his backpack, authorities said. The arrest happened on Thursday, April 4 just before 1:15 p.m., when the MTA Police learned of a possibly armed man on Train No. 858 at Yonkers Station, according to an MTA spokesperson.  Officers met the 11:45 Hudson Line train, which had departed from Poughkeepsie, at Yonkers Station after it made an unscheduled stop and identified the 52-year-old suspect. Police then removed the man from the train and detained him, soon discoverin…
Students Assaulted, Caught With Weapon At Westchester School District Students Assaulted, Caught With Weapon At Westchester School District
Students Assaulted, Caught With Weapon At Westchester School District A school district in Westchester reported the assault of a student and the discovery of a weapon in another child's possession on the same day.  In separate announcements, Mount Vernon City School District Acting Superintendent K. Veronica Smith said the city's police department is investigating two separate incidents that happened on Tuesday, April 2. The first of the incidents to be detailed happened during the morning hours when a BB gun was found in a student's possession at the Nelson Mandela/Hosea Zollicoffer Elementary School, Smith said.  The weapon was found th…
School District Taps New Superintendent In Westchester: 'I Am Very Excited' School District Taps New Superintendent In Westchester: 'I Am Very Excited'
School District Taps New Superintendent In Westchester: 'I Am Very Excited' A school district in Westchester has announced who will succeed its outgoing superintendent after his upcoming retirement.  In an announcement on Monday, April 1, the Ardsley Union Free School District revealed that Matthew Block would take over as superintendent effective on Monday, July 1. Block will succeed Ryan Schoenfeld, who will retire at the end of the 2023-2024 school year after serving in the position for six years.  In their announcement, the Ardsley Board of Education, which will formalize Block's appointment during a meeting on Tuesday, April 2,  said …
Bridge Work To Cause Lane Shifts, Closures Along I-95, I-287 In Westchester For 5 Months Bridge Work To Cause Lane Shifts, Closures Along I-95, I-287 In Westchester For 5 Months
Bridge Work To Cause Lane Shifts, Closures Along I-95, I-287 In Westchester For 5 Months An ongoing bridge replacement project is set to cause several lane shifts and reductions on Interstate 95 and 287 in Westchester for more than five months, officials announced.  The new lane configurations, which will affect Interstate 95 and Interstate 287 in Rye and Port Chester, will go into effect on Monday, April 1 at 8 p.m. and are expected to continue through Sunday, Sept. 15, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.  The lane shifts and reductions will allow crews to work on the ongoing project to replace the bridges carrying I-287 over Midland Avenue.…
Alert Issued For Missing 55-Year-Old Last Seen In Westchester Alert Issued For Missing 55-Year-Old Last Seen In Westchester
Alert Issued For Missing 55-Year-Old Last Seen In Westchester Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a man who has been missing for nearly a month and was last seen in Westchester.  Darin O'Rourke, age 55, was last seen in Yonkers on Saturday, March 2 in the area of 117 Mansion Ave., Yonkers Police announced on Friday, March 29. O'Rourke, described as 5-foot-7 and 180 pounds, may need medical attention, police said. His last known clothing is not known.  Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call Yonkers Police at 914-377-7900.  Click the Facebook icon below to share this story.  Thi…
New Upscale Rental Development Now Seeking Tenants In Westchester: Here's Where New Upscale Rental Development Now Seeking Tenants In Westchester: Here's Where
New Upscale Rental Development Now Seeking Tenants In Westchester: Here's Where The first upscale rental development to be built in a Westchester village in decades is now available for occupancy.  Elk Homes' 15 Parkview Avenue in Bronxville is now seeking tenants, the rental developer announced on Wednesday, March 27.  The new 80,000-square-foot building, which is the first upscale rental development in Bronxville and the neighborhood of Garrett Park in decades, offers 60 "meticulously designed and spacious apartments," according to the developer. This includes 20 one-bedroom units; 35 two-bedrooms; and five three-bedrooms.  Twenty of these units have …
Officer Put On Restricted Duty After Investigation Into Use Of Force In Westchester: Police Officer Put On Restricted Duty After Investigation Into Use Of Force In Westchester: Police
Officer Put On Restricted Duty After Investigation Into Use Of Force In Westchester: Police A police officer in Westchester was put on restricted duty following an investigation into his use of force while apprehending a suspect who led authorities on a pursuit.  In an announcement on Friday, March 29, the Yonkers Police Department revealed that one of their officers was placed on restricted duty in connection with their conduct during an incident on Thursday, March 14. According to the department, just after 9:45 p.m. on the day of the incident, a victim went up to Yonkers officers in the area of McLean and Van Cortlandt Park Avenues and told them his vehicle had just b…
21-Year-Old Man Killed In Westchester Hit-Run: Police Investigating 21-Year-Old Man Killed In Westchester Hit-Run: Police Investigating
21-Year-Old Man Killed In Westchester Hit-Run: Police Investigating Authorities are investigating after a 21-year-old man was killed in a Westchester hit-run, police announced. New, updated report - New Update: Teen Nabbed After Fatally Striking Victim In Yonkers Hit-Run, Police Say The incident happened on Monday, March 25 around 4 p.m., when a pedestrian was struck in Yonkers in the area of 632 Van Cortlandt Park Ave. Arriving first responders found a severely injured 21-year-old man and began providing him medical attention before taking him to a nearby hospital, where he later died, according to Yonkers Police. The identity of the victim ha…
Gas Leak Damages Westchester Home, Compromises Foundation Gas Leak Damages Westchester Home, Compromises Foundation
Gas Leak Damages Westchester Home, Compromises Foundation A home in Westchester was evacuated after firefighters discovered damage caused by a gas leak, officials said. The incident happened on Saturday, March 23, when damage was found at a home in Pelham Manor on Shore View Circle, according to village officials.  Firefighters soon responded to the residence and evacuated the home after detecting a strong gas odor. Crews also discovered that the residence's chimney was pulled away from the structure and that the foundation was compromised, officials said.   After the damage was found, Con Edison crews arrived to make repairs. …
Iconic 71-Year-Old Deli Opens All-New Westchester Location Iconic 71-Year-Old Deli Opens All-New Westchester Location
Iconic 71-Year-Old Deli Opens All-New Westchester Location A beloved deli with more than seven decades of history has already met success after opening a new location in Westchester.  Liebman's Kosher Delicatessen & Restaurant, which originally opened in the Bronx in 1953, opened a new location in Ardsley at 472 Ashford Ave. on Monday, March 18.  According to the new eatery's owner, the grand opening was a "great success."  "The first day at the new location in Westchester is now in the past and let me tell you that was completely insane!" owner Yuval Dekel wrote on social media on Tuesday, March 19, adding, "Thank you so much t…
Seen Him? Man Wanted In Connection To Double-Fatal Shooting In Westchester: FBI Seen Him? Man Wanted In Connection To Double-Fatal Shooting In Westchester: FBI
Seen Him? Man Wanted In Connection To Double-Fatal Shooting In Westchester: FBI Authorities are searching for a man wanted in connection with a shooting in Westchester that left two people dead.  New, updated report - New Update: 5 Charged In Double-Fatal Armed Robbery Of Mount Vernon Warehouse, Feds Say The manhunt for an individual possibly known as "Marcos" wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting in Mount Vernon on Tuesday, March 19 was announced by FBI New York on Tuesday night.  Earlier Report - 2 Killed In Early Morning Shooting Near School In Mount Vernon At the time of the shooting, around 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday, shots wer…
Lane Closures To Affect I-684, Route 120 In Westchester For Over Month Lane Closures To Affect I-684, Route 120 In Westchester For Over Month
Lane Closures To Affect I-684, Route 120 In Westchester For Over Month A series of lane closures are set to affect traffic along busy interstates and a state route in the Hudson Valley for more than a month, officials announced.  The lane reductions will affect I-84 in Dutchess County, as well as I-684 and Route 120 in Westchester, through Tuesday, April 30, the New York State Department of Transportation announced this week. The following lane closures are planned: One lane along both directions of I-84 between Exit 44 (Route 52) in East Fishkill and Exit 46 (Route 9) in Fishkill will close between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays; Tw…
Hospital In Westchester Named One Of World's Best By New Report Hospital In Westchester Named One Of World's Best By New Report
Hospital In Westchester Named One Of World's Best By New Report A hospital in Westchester has been named as one of the best in the world in a new report by Newsweek. White Plains Hospital was named as a 2024 "World's Best Hospital" in a new report released by Newsweek, officials announced on Monday, March 11.  The hospital is the only one in Westchester to appear on the new list, which lists the top 2,400 hospitals across the world and includes 15 hospitals in New York. White Plains Hospital took rank No. 359 in the United States.  The list bases each hospital's score on an online survey of over 85,000 medical experts, as well as public data …
Civil Air Patrol Cadet From Westchester, Age 15, Youngest To Earn Highest Achievement Award Civil Air Patrol Cadet From Westchester, Age 15, Youngest To Earn Highest Achievement Award
Civil Air Patrol Cadet From Westchester, Age 15, Youngest To Earn Highest Achievement Award A 15-year-old Civil Air Patrol cadet from Westchester is now the youngest in New York to earn the program's highest achievement honor. Cadet Colonel Arielle Nickerson of Mamaroneck, who serves with Westchester Cadet Squadron 1, is the youngest cadet to receive the General Carl A. Spaatz Award in the New York Wing, the Civil Air Patrol announced on Wednesday, March 13.  Nickerson earned the honor based on her leadership skills, moral reasoning, and physical abilities, according to Lt. Col. Thomas Vreeland, who said he has never seen a candidate with "more focus, confidence, en…
ID Released Of Man Killed After Speeding, Hitting Parked Truck On I-684 In Westchester ID Released Of Man Killed After Speeding, Hitting Parked Truck On I-684 In Westchester
ID Released Of Man Killed After Speeding, Hitting Parked Truck On I-684 In Westchester A 59-year-old man was killed after his vehicle left a highway in Westchester and crashed into a parked truck, police said.  Bronx resident Kevin Smith was killed in an incident on Saturday, March 2 that happened on Interstate 684 in Harrison just before 3 p.m., Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police said on Wednesday, March 13. According to Hicks, an investigation into the crash determined that a 2024 Lucid Air sedan had been speeding when it left the northbound highway near mile marker 0.4 and hit a parked 2019 Freightliner truck with a trailer.  Smith was declared dead a…
2 HS Students From Westchester Place In Top 10 Of Prestigious Regeneron Competition 2 HS Students From Westchester Place In Top 10 Of Prestigious Regeneron Competition
2 HS Students From Westchester Place In Top 10 Of Prestigious Regeneron Competition Two high school students from Westchester won top awards and took home tens of thousands of dollars in the country’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.  The two 17-year-old students, Ossining resident Thomas Cong and Irvington resident Christopher Zorn, placed No. 2 and No. 6 in the 2024 Regeneron Science Talent Search, respectively, the Society for Science announced on Tuesday, March 12.  In addition to placing in the top 10 in the prestigious competition, Cong took home $175,000, while Zorn took home $80,000 as part of their awards.…
9 Get Prison Time For Stealing Vehicles In Westchester As Part Of Car Theft Ring 9 Get Prison Time For Stealing Vehicles In Westchester As Part Of Car Theft Ring
9 Get Prison Time For Stealing Vehicles In Westchester As Part Of Car Theft Ring Nine members of a car theft ring have been sentenced after stealing 45 vehicles from Westchester and New York City during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced.  The nine defendants were sentenced to prison in connection with a car theft ring that operated over six months in 2020 and targeted vehicles in New York City and Westchester, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on Monday, March 11.  According to James's office, the nine sentencings were the result of a two-year investigation into the scheme that began in September 2019 and eventual…
9 Nabbed In Outlet Mall Parking Lot After Kidnapping Man In Westchester: Police 9 Nabbed In Outlet Mall Parking Lot After Kidnapping Man In Westchester: Police
9 Nabbed In Outlet Mall Parking Lot After Kidnapping Man In Westchester: Police This story has been updated. Nine people, including three minors, face charges after they were apprehended at a Connecticut outlet mall following a kidnapping that occurred in New York, according to police. The arrests resulted from an incident in Middlesex County on Monday night, March 4, when police responded to the Clinton Outlets at 20 Killingworth Turnpike (Route 81) for a noise complaint and found a group of people in the mall's parking lot, according to a Clinton Police arrest report.  One of the men told officers that he had been kidnapped in Westchester while in New Rochelle,…
Missing Man From Westchester, Age 46, Found Safe Missing Man From Westchester, Age 46, Found Safe
Missing Man From Westchester, Age 46, Found Safe New Update:  Police in Westchester have safely located a 46-year-old man who went missing. Jean Tria, who went missing on Monday, Jan. 1, was found safe, Yonkers Police announced on Monday, March 11. More information about where he was found was not released.  Original Report: Authorities in Westchester are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 46-year-old man.  An alert was issued by the Yonkers Police Department on Wednesday, March 6 for Jean Tria, who has been missing since Monday, Jan. 1.  According to the department, Tria was last seen in the area of…
Duo Caught In Car Full Of Card Skimming Devices In Westchester: Police Duo Caught In Car Full Of Card Skimming Devices In Westchester: Police
Duo Caught In Car Full Of Card Skimming Devices In Westchester: Police Two men wanted out of Long Island were apprehended in Westchester after authorities found them in a car with several card-skimming devices inside, police announced.  The arrests stemmed from an incident on Thursday, Feb. 29, when New Rochelle Police were told around 8:15 p.m. that a car wanted in connection to a felony case in the Nassau County village of Garden City was possibly in the city. According to New Rochelle Police, officers found this vehicle parked and unoccupied on Huguenot Street near the city's post office at around 9 p.m. Soon after, two men were seen getting into the c…