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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Star-Studded Lineup Will Soon Be Unveiled For Woodstock 50th Anniversary Concert

    Star-Studded Lineup Will Soon Be Unveiled For Woodstock 50th Anniversary Concert

    The wait is almost over for the lineup of performers who will perform at the official Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration in Watkins Glen.Co-founder Michael Lang, who worked with the first Woodstock, said this week that organizers are putting the finishing touches on the lineup, but feel they owe it to fans to have everything in order before making any announcements.Rumors ...

  10. Vineyard Vines, Target Team Up For Summer Line

    Vineyard Vines, Target Team Up For Summer Line

    Just when you are sick of the cold and ready for something bright and happy to toss on, Target and Vineyard Vines are teaming up to offer a limited-edition collection.The collection of more than 300 items will include home and outdoor goods, apparel, accessories, swim, and pets, yep, pets. The best part? Prices start at just $2 with most items under $35.Vineyard Vines, based in ...

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