Ben Crnic

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Ben Crnic graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Geoscience in 2021. He has previously worked as a reporter with the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Connecticut, and has also contributed work to the Connecticut Mirror. Ben joined the Daily Voice team in October of 2022.

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Filming For TV Show To Shut Down Busy Parking Lot In Westchester: Here's When Filming For TV Show To Shut Down Busy Parking Lot In Westchester: Here's When
Filming For TV Show To Shut Down Busy Parking Lot In Westchester: Here's When A busy parking lot in Westchester will be shut down for most of a day to make room for a film shoot, police announced. On Monday, April 29, the Highland parking lot in Rye in the area of Purchase Street and Purdy Avenue will close between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. to allow crews to shoot scenes for an episode of a television show called "Swipe," according to the City of Rye Police Department. On the day of the shoot, all cars must be moved from the lot before 6 a.m. Permit holders will be able to move their vehicles to any MTA parking lot free of charge beginning on Sunday, April 28.  As for …
Former Manager Takes Plea Deal After Stealing Over $44K From Library In Westchester Former Manager Takes Plea Deal After Stealing Over $44K From Library In Westchester
Former Manager Takes Plea Deal After Stealing Over $44K From Library In Westchester The former business manager of a public library in Westchester has taken a plea deal after stealing tens of thousands of dollars from her workplace.  Mamaroneck resident Mary Soto, age 62, pleaded guilty to defrauding the Mamaroneck Public Library on Wednesday, April 24, according to library officials. Earlier Report - Update: Former Business Manager Steals Over $44K From Mamaroneck Library, DA Says Her plea bargain includes a $43,900 fine and 3 years probation, officials added. According to the Westchester County District Attorney's Office, between May 2016 and February 20…
Key Witness In Trump Trial Has Strong Ties To Westchester Key Witness In Trump Trial Has Strong Ties To Westchester
Key Witness In Trump Trial Has Strong Ties To Westchester A key witness in former President Donald Trump's criminal trial who allegedly helped bury negative stories involving him has close ties to Westchester, including a university in the county from which he graduated.  Former media executive David Pecker, the former publisher of the National Enquirer, became the first witness to testify in Trump's criminal trial on Monday, April 22, and Tuesday, April 23, according to a CBS News report.  Pecker, the former CEO of the Enquirer's parent company, American Media, Inc, testified that he had used "catch and kill" tactics to buy rights to st…
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…
Unidentified Human Remains Found Near Road In Patterson: Developing Unidentified Human Remains Found Near Road In Patterson: Developing
Unidentified Human Remains Found Near Road In Patterson: Developing Authorities are working to identify human remains that were discovered near a Hudson Valley road.  The body was found in Putnam County on Tuesday, April 16 in the area of Ice Pond Road in Patterson, Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police said on Wednesday, April 24.  The investigation to identify the remains is still in its "infancy," Hicks said, adding that no official connections to any missing persons cases have yet been made.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Swindling Victim Out Of $28K In Northern Westchester, Police Say Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Swindling Victim Out Of $28K In Northern Westchester, Police Say
Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Swindling Victim Out Of $28K In Northern Westchester, Police Say A 48-year-old man was hit with a grand larceny charge after posing as a Microsoft employee and scamming a victim out of $28,000 in Northern Westchester, police announced. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Thursday, April 18, when a victim told Bedford Police that he had been swindled out of tens of thousands of dollars, the department announced on Wednesday, April 24.  According to Bedford Police, the victim had received a pop-up security alert appearing to be from "Microsoft" on their home computer that included a phone number to call for support. Upon calling the number, the vic…
New Restaurant Opens For Business In Westchester New Restaurant Opens For Business In Westchester
New Restaurant Opens For Business In Westchester A franchise that serves up sushi on a revolving conveyor belt is set to celebrate the grand opening of a new location in Westchester.  A new Kura Revolving Sushi Bar location at the Midway Shopping Center in Scarsdale at 913A Central Park Ave. held a grand opening celebration on Wednesday, April 24.  The eatery, which held a soft opening on Sunday, April 21, serves sushi, soup, noodles, dumplings, fries, desserts, and more on a conveyor belt that extends throughout the business next to each booth. To order, customers can either select what they would like to eat on a touchpad and …
Duo Wanted For Out-Of-State Stabbing Nabbed In Westchester: Police Duo Wanted For Out-Of-State Stabbing Nabbed In Westchester: Police
Duo Wanted For Out-Of-State Stabbing Nabbed In Westchester: Police Two suspects wanted in connection with a stabbing in another state were apprehended at a building in Westchester following a narcotics arrest that alerted investigators to their trail, police said.  The arrests of Dion Johnson, age 38, and Yolanda Lower, age 46, who were both wanted in connection with a stabbing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, were announced by the Westchester County Police Department on Monday, April 22. According to the department, the events leading up to the arrests began when authorities learned of a stolen vehicle being driven near the Mount Vernon/Bronx border…
Police Search Yorktown BOCES Campus For Boy With Water Gun Police Search Yorktown BOCES Campus For Boy With Water Gun
Police Search Yorktown Boces Campus For Boy With Water Gun Police conducted an extensive investigation after a student was seen sitting in the parking lot of a Hudson Valley high school holding what appeared to be a gun, authorities said. The incident began in Putnam County on Friday, April 19 around 12:15 p.m., when a Putnam Valley High School student reported that she had seen a boy sitting inside a car in the parking lot while holding what looked like a gun, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. By the time the school resource officer was told, the suspect had already left the campus.  The Sheriff's Office then began an investig…
Northern Westchester Cab Driver Sexually Abuses Child For Year: Here's His Sentence Northern Westchester Cab Driver Sexually Abuses Child For Year: Here's His Sentence
Northern Westchester Cab Driver Sexually Abuses Child For Year: Here's His Sentence A 46-year-old cab driver from Northern Westchester will spend more than a decade in prison for grooming and sexually abusing a young girl for nearly a year, officials announced.  Peekskill resident Luis Urgiles was sentenced to 16 years in state prison for engaging in sexual conduct with a young girl, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday, April 23.  According to the DA's Office, Urgiles, a cab driver in Peekskill, met the victim's family when they were passengers in his cab. He then befriended them and began grooming the then-10-year-old…
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