Too Traumatic? School Lockdown Drills Would Be Reduced Under NY Bill Too Traumatic? School Lockdown Drills Would Be Reduced Under NY Bill
Too Traumatic? School Lockdown Drills Would Be Reduced Under NY Bill Some New York state lawmakers want to reduce the number of school lockdown drills that are held each year over concerns they could be harmful to students’ mental health. A bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Andrew Gounardes and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon would cut back the number of required lockdown drills from four per year to two. Schools would still have the option of conducting more drills if they chose to. The legislation would also mandate that school drills be conducted in a “trauma-informed, developmentally age-appropriate manner,” and would permit parents to opt their children ou…
Hudson Valley Child Sex Abuser Who Fled Police, Crashed Car Into River Pleads Guilty Hudson Valley Child Sex Abuser Who Fled Police, Crashed Car Into River Pleads Guilty
Hudson Valley Child Sex Abuser Who Fled Police, Crashed Car Into River Pleads Guilty A Hudson Valley man who crashed his car into a river while attempting to flee from police formally confessed to sexually abusing a child. Orange County resident Craig Merlock, age 45, of Goshen, pleaded guilty to predatory sexual assault against a child in Orange County Court on Wednesday, May 15. According to prosecutors, he admitted that he engaged in oral sex with a child who was under the age of 13 in July 2023. Earlier Report: Hudson Valley Man Wanted For Child Sex Assault, Flees, Drives Car Into River Months later, on Sunday, Feb. 25, troopers spotted Merlock driving around G…
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.
Capitol Riot: MTA Worker, Wife From NY Participated In Jan. 6 Breach, Feds Say Capitol Riot: MTA Worker, Wife From NY Participated In Jan. 6 Breach, Feds Say
Capitol Riot: MTA Worker, Wife From NY Participated In Jan. 6 Breach, Feds Say A husband and wife from New York are the latest to be charged in connection with the breach of the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Long Island residents Kevin Moore, age 61, and Carol Moore, age 57, of Massapequa, are named in a four-count criminal complaint that was filed in US District Court in Washington, DC on Monday, May 13. According to investigators, the couple attended then-President Donald Trump’s speech at the Ellipse that morning before making their way to the Capitol building. Along the way, Carol Moore was seen draped in a blue Trump flag. Earlier Report: Pot-Smoking NY Rioter …
Construction Scam: Westchester County Man Steals Over $70K From Homeowner, Police Say Construction Scam: Westchester County Man Steals Over $70K From Homeowner, Police Say
Construction Scam: Westchester County Man Steals Over $70K From Homeowner, Police Say A man allegedly posed as a construction worker, conning a Long Island homeowner out of tens of thousands. Westchester County resident Martin Ward, age 27 of Yonkers, was arrested on Tuesday, May 14 for the scam, which occurred on Long Island months prior. In March, a Levittown homeowner reached out to Ward after searching Google for someone to fix the cracks in their home’s foundation. The victim, whose identity has not been released, set up an appointment for the next day with Maichel Woods of Empire Foundation and Masonry (authorities allegedly discovered that Ward had been using “Mai…
New Affordable Health Center Opens In Hudson Valley Shopping Plaza: Here's Where New Affordable Health Center Opens In Hudson Valley Shopping Plaza: Here's Where
New Affordable Health Center Opens In Hudson Valley Shopping Plaza: Here's Where A new urgent care center in a Hudson Valley shopping center is now open to provide treatment. An all-new Nuvance Health-GoHealth Urgent Care center in Putnam County at 186 Route 52 in the Carmel ShopRite Plaza celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Nuvance Health announced on Monday, May 13.  Located around four miles from Putnam Hospital, patients who visit the new center will be able to quickly see an urgent care provider for diagnosis and treatment of non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Additionally, they can receive referrals to Nuvance Health primary and sp…
NY Resident Loses $341K In 'Pig Butchering' Scheme: Here's What It Is NY Resident Loses $341K In 'Pig Butchering' Scheme: Here's What It Is
NY Resident Loses $341K In 'Pig Butchering' Scheme: Here's What It Is The US Secret Service has seized a web domain used in a cryptocurrency confidence crime scheme known as “pig butchering” after a New York resident was swindled out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to federal authorities, scammers in pig butchering schemes encounter victims in various ways, including on dating applications, social media websites, and even random text messages masquerading as the wrong number. Scammers initiate relationships with victims and slowly gain their trust, eventually introducing the idea of making a business investment using cryptocurrency.  Vict…
Westchester's Martha Stewart Reportedly Buys $12M Condo: Here's Where Westchester's Martha Stewart Reportedly Buys $12M Condo: Here's Where
Westchester's Martha Stewart Reportedly Buys $12M Condo: Here's Where Beloved Northern Westchester resident and iconic homemaker Martha Stewart has purchased a multi-million dollar residence inside a building that plays a key role in a popular television series, according to a brand-new report. Stewart has landed on a $12.3 million Manhattan apartment inside the esteemed Belnord building on West 86th Street, Mansion Global reported.  The 82-year-old Stewart bought the six-bedroom condo with her daughter, Alexis, the report said. According to the real estate outlet, the more than 100-year-old building containing Stewart's residence is the filming lo…
How Sweet: NY Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl How Sweet: NY Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl
How Sweet: NY Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl Forget the apple; this distinguished New York teacher is getting a cookie party. Just in time for National Teacher Appreciation Day, cookie chain Crumbl announced the winners of its “Teacher of the Year” awards, given to educators “for their extraordinary commitment to their classrooms.” In New York, the honor went to Monroe County teacher Dan Graf at State Road Elementary School in Webster. Recipients were selected from a pool of over 6,000 nominations that included testimonials from parents, students, colleagues, and friends. They were chosen from each state, the District of Columbi…
Mosquito Prevention: Officials Handing Out Free Dunks To Kill Larvae In Westchester Mosquito Prevention: Officials Handing Out Free Dunks To Kill Larvae In Westchester
Mosquito Prevention: Officials Handing Out Free Dunks To Kill Larvae In Westchester To help combat the spread of mosquitos in Westchester, officials will give out free dunks to residents meant to kill off larvae. On Friday, May 17 between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., the Westchester County Health Department will hand out free mosquito dunks for placing in bird baths, rain barrels, unused pools, lined ornamental ponds, and other areas with standing water. The dunks will be available at the Westchester County Department of Public Works in White Plains at 198 Lake St.  To kill mosquito, blackfly, and fungus gnat larvae, the dunks contain a bacterium called Bacillus Thu…
McDonald's To Launch Value Meal Deal: Here's When It Starts McDonald's To Launch Value Meal Deal: Here's When It Starts
McDonald's To Launch Value Meal Deal: Here's When It Starts McDonald's plans to offer a $5 value meal to lure back dollar-conscious customers. The one-month promotion starts on Tuesday, June 25, according to CNBC, which first reported the news. It will include a McChicken or McDouble sandwich, four-piece chicken nuggets, fries, and a drink, the outlet reports. "We know how much it means to our customers when McDonald's offers meaningful value and communicates it through national advertising," McDonald's said in a statement to CNBC.  "That's been true since our very beginning and never more important than it is today." Click here to read …
Man Attacks Woman At Westchester Apartment, Leaves Her Severely Injured: Police Man Attacks Woman At Westchester Apartment, Leaves Her Severely Injured: Police
Man Attacks Woman At Westchester Apartment, Leaves Her Severely Injured: Police A 31-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge after attacking a woman at a Northern Westchester apartment, leaving her severely injured, police said. The incident happened on Tuesday, May 14 around 3:10 p.m., when a woman was assaulted inside a Peekskill apartment at 900 South St., according to Peekskill Police. Arriving officers found a 56-year-old victim with severe injuries who was soon taken to Westchester Medical Center.  The suspect, identified as Haseem Jenkins, was found at the scene and taken into custody by responding officers. He is now charged with: Second-degree at…