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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. 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 as $100,000.  Biden last visited Westchester in May 2023 during a stop at SUNY…
Worker Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center After Falling 7 Stories Worker Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center After Falling 7 Stories
Worker Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center After Falling 7 Stories An employee of a Hudson Valley power plant is in critical condition after falling seven stories into the hopper in ductwork.  The incident took place in Rockland County around 5 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Bowline Power Plant in West Haverstraw. According to Chief Bob LaGrow of the West Haverstraw Fire Department, the worker fell into the shaft of the hopper of the ductwork and fell seven stories, landing on a base platform.  Firefighters searched for the employee, finding him on the second floor of the hopper, LaGrow said. Thinking they may need a technical rescue, a cal…
Victim Stabbed By Co-Worker In Westchester Victim Stabbed By Co-Worker In Westchester
Victim Stabbed By Co-Worker In Westchester A 33-year-old man is being held on felony charges after stabbing his co-worker in the stomach during a dispute in Westchester, police said. Mamaroneck resident Gener Perez-Ramirez was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 6 in connection with a stabbing incident that happened in the area of 657 Mamaroneck Ave., according to the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department.  Around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the department received a 911 call that a man had been stabbed in the stomach in that location. Detectives and officers then rushed to the area and found a 52-year-old White Plains man with a stab wound,…
Nanny Gets Jail Time For Shaking Baby, Causing Seizure, Head Trauma In Northern Westchester Nanny Gets Jail Time For Shaking Baby, Causing Seizure, Head Trauma In Northern Westchester
Nanny Gets Jail Time For Shaking Baby, Causing Seizure, Head Trauma In Northern Westchester A Westchester woman will spend time in prison for shaking and bouncing a 3-month-old baby while employed as a nanny, causing him to suffer a seizure. White Plains resident Nija Woodbury, age 23, was sentenced to six months in prison on Monday, Feb. 5 for assaulting a baby in her care while employed as a nanny, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, at around 5 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2023, Woodbury had been employed as a nanny for a family from Mount Pleasant.  While working, she aggressively shook and bounced the 3-month-ol…
Westchester School District Mourns Fourth-Grade Student 'Taken Far Too Soon' Westchester School District Mourns Fourth-Grade Student 'Taken Far Too Soon'
Westchester School District Mourns Fourth-Grade Student 'Taken Far Too Soon' A school district in Westchester is mourning the untimely loss of a young boy.  The Mount Vernon City School District announced the death of fourth-grade student Ayman Yahaya Luwaa on Thursday, Feb. 1.  According to district officials, Luwaa died on Tuesday morning, Jan. 30. He had previously received care at Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla until August 2023.  "He is in the thoughts and hearts of everyone throughout the District as we grieve his passing," the district said in a statement, adding that Luwaa was "taken far too soon."  More detai…
COVID-19: Westchester Medical Center Reinstates Mask Mandate COVID-19: Westchester Medical Center Reinstates Mask Mandate
Covid-19: Westchester Medical Center Reinstates Mask Mandate Amid a steady increase in positive COVID-19 cases, Westchester Medical Center has reinstated mask requirements for visitors of hospitals within its network.  Effective on Tuesday, Jan. 16, visitors to Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, both located in Valhalla, will be required to wear masks while in patient rooms in the inpatient hospital or in any clinical areas of the Emergency Department where patients may be encountered.  Additionally, visitors will be screened for COVID and flu-like symptoms once they arrive. Any visitors who show symptoms …
Police Use Vehicle Pieces To Catch Suspect In Fatal NYE Hit-Run In Northern Westchester Police Use Vehicle Pieces To Catch Suspect In Fatal NYE Hit-Run In Northern Westchester
Police Use Vehicle Pieces To Catch Suspect In Fatal NYE Hit-Run In Northern Westchester A suspect has been apprehended in connection with a Northern Westchester hit-run that left a man dead, police announced.  The suspect, a resident of Newark, New Jersey whose name was not released, was arrested on Sunday, Dec. 31, and charged in connection with a fatal hit-run that happened in Croton-on-Hudson earlier in the day, Croton-on-Hudson Police announced on Tuesday, Jan, 2.  According to the department, around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, authorities found an unresponsive, unidentified male pedestrian lying on the road on Route 9 North just south of the Croton Point Avenue exit.&n…
Man's Body Found In Wooded Area In Yorktown Man's Body Found In Wooded Area In Yorktown
Man's Body Found In Wooded Area In Yorktown Authorities are investigating the death of a man known for living off the grid after his body was discovered in a wooded area in Northern Westchester.  The body was found on Friday, Dec. 29 around 2 p.m. in a wooded region in the Crompond area near the Yorktown and Cortlandt border, Yorktown Police announced.  The department made the discovery after the elderly man's friends reported that he had missed several lunch gatherings, police said. The man, whose name was not released but is believed to be from the area, was known for living "off the grid." His body was later taken to th…
16-Month-Old Child Severely Burned Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center 16-Month-Old Child Severely Burned Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center
16-Month-Old Child Severely Burned Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center A 16-month-old Hudson Valley boy was severely burned during an accident at his home. The incident took place in Orange County around 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4 in New Windsor. According to Chief of New Windsor Police Daniel Valeri, the toddler was burned after pulling on the cord of a vegetable steamer that was on and it spilled onto his head, chest, and back. The mother took the child to an urgent care center in Newburgh who immediately called for a helicopter to fly the child to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, the chief said. The condition of the child was not known on Tuesday, Dec.…
Teen Gets Nearly 20 Years For Killing 16-Year-Old With Ghost Gun In Westchester Teen Gets Nearly 20 Years For Killing 16-Year-Old With Ghost Gun In Westchester
Teen Gets Nearly 20 Years For Killing 16-Year-Old With Ghost Gun In Westchester An 18-year-old will spend almost two decades in prison for fatally shooting a 16-year-old victim with an untraceable ghost gun in Westchester, officials announced. New Rochelle resident Tommy Rivera, age 18, was sentenced to 19 years in prison for fatally shooting 16-year-old Julian Oliveros in New Rochelle in January 2022, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, Nov. 29.  Earlier Report - Westchester Teen Indicted For Murder Of 16-Year-Old, DA Announces According to the DA's Office, on Jan. 25, 2022, just after 3:30 p.m., Rivera u…
Man Rushed To Westchester Medical Center After Jumping From Overpass Man Rushed To Westchester Medical Center After Jumping From Overpass
Man Rushed To Westchester Medical Center After Jumping From Overpass A man is in critical condition after jumping from an overpass bridge in the Hudson Valley. The incident took place in Rockland County around 11:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16 at Route 59 and Dutch Lane in Spring Valley. According to the Spring Hill Community Ambulance Corps, who administered emergency medical care to the man, he was safely extricated from the ground using specialized equipment and transported to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla in critical condition. Emergency workers working to save the man.  Spring Hill Community Ambulance Corp Spring Valley Police have not respo…
These Westchester Hospitals Get 'A' Grade For Patient Safety: Report These Westchester Hospitals Get 'A' Grade For Patient Safety: Report
These Westchester Hospitals Get 'A' Grade For Patient Safety: Report Two hospitals in Westchester are at the top of their class when it comes to patient safety, according to a new report.  Both Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco and White Plains Hospital were given an "A" grade for patient safety in a new Fall 2023 report by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog organization that advocates for safety in hospitals.  The new report grades nearly 3,000 hospitals across the country based on how well they protect patients from preventable medical errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, according to the group. The report i…
Rise In Car Break-Ins: Town In Northern Westchester To Increase Police Patrols In Response Rise In Car Break-Ins: Town In Northern Westchester To Increase Police Patrols In Response
Rise In Car Break-Ins: Town In Northern Westchester To Increase Police Patrols In Response A town in Northern Westchester will be stepping up police patrols in an effort to curb an increase in vehicle theft incidents, officials announced. The town of Mount Pleasant will soon have an increased police presence in residential neighborhoods and commercial areas, Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi announced on Friday, Oct. 13.  The patrols will cover areas across the town's approximately 30 square miles, including Hawthorne, Thornwood, Valhalla, Pocantico Hills, and surrounding areas.  "We are being proactive in terms of assuring our police patrols are visible and actively …
Double-Fatal I-84 Crash: Update Released On 5 Students' Conditions, Bus Driver ID'd Double-Fatal I-84 Crash: Update Released On 5 Students' Conditions, Bus Driver ID'd
Double-Fatal I-84 Crash: Update Released On 5 Students' Conditions, Bus Driver ID'd An update has just been released on the conditions of five students who suffered critical injuries after a charter bus crashed down a 50-foot ravine, killing two adults on board, late last week in the Hudson Valley. The crash happened on westbound I-84 in Orange County at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the town of Wawayanda, near Exit 15. The bus, which was heading to a band camp in northeastern Pennsylvania, went through a wire barrier and down the embankment. It was one of six buses carrying marching band members from Farmingdale High School on Long Island. Around 43 people …
Crews Cut Off Door To Free Crash Victim Near Parkway In Northern Westchester Crews Cut Off Door To Free Crash Victim Near Parkway In Northern Westchester
Crews Cut Off Door To Free Crash Victim Near Parkway In Northern Westchester A driver had to be freed from their vehicle following a crash near a parkway in Northern Westchester.  The incident happened on Wednesday, Sept. 20 around 6 a.m., when emergency crews in Valhalla responded to a crash on Grasslands Road near the Sprain Brook Parkway off-ramp.  According to the Valhalla Fire Department, arriving crews found that the vehicle's driver was stuck inside and needed to be extricated.  The vehicle's doors and center post were then cut off to free the occupant, who was then transferred to EMS personnel, fire officials said.  The Valhalla Fi…
12-Year-Old Boy Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center After Serious Crash Injures 6 12-Year-Old Boy Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center After Serious Crash Injures 6
12-Year-Old Boy Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center After Serious Crash Injures 6 The New York State Police are investigating a serious vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley that injured six people and ejected two occupants, including a 12-year-old boy who had to be airlifted to a hospital.  The incident took place in Orange County on Route 17 near Exit 119 in the town of Wallkill around 8:15 a.m., Friday, Sept. 1. A preliminary investigation found that a Honda Pilot vehicle traveling with six occupants exited the roadway and flipped several times, causing two of the occupants to be ejected from the vehicle, said Trooper Steven Nevel. The scene of the crash.New York St…
Crash Sends Car Into Woods, Shuts Down Traffic On Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester Crash Sends Car Into Woods, Shuts Down Traffic On Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester
Crash Sends Car Into Woods, Shuts Down Traffic On Taconic State Parkway In Northern Westchester Traffic on the Taconic State Parkway in Northern Westchester was temporarily shut down following a collision that sent one car crashing into the woods and left a driver trapped inside their vehicle. The incident happened on Wednesday, Aug. 23, when members of the Valhalla and North White Plains Fire Departments as well as Valhalla VAC responded to the northbound Taconic State Parkway in the area of the Legion Drive bridge in Valhalla for a reported crash.  Upon arriving at the scene, crews found that one damaged vehicle was in the middle of the roadway while a second car had veere…
Beloved Mother From Northern Westchester Dies At 51 Beloved Mother From Northern Westchester Dies At 51
Beloved Mother From Northern Westchester Dies At 51 A beloved home health care aide and mother from Northern Westchester is being remembered for her willingness to care for those most in need in addition to her joyful nature.  Ossining native Annette Perez died on Wednesday, July 19 at the age of 51 after a battle with cancer, according to her obituary.  Born in Valhalla in 1971, Perez graduated from Ossining High School and went on to work with Atria Senior Assisted Living, where she helped those who needed assistance most.  She also eventually became a home health care aide, which is what she loved to do most of all, h…
14-Year-Old Steals Victim's Car, Hits Her With Her Own Cane In Yorktown: Police 14-Year-Old Steals Victim's Car, Hits Her With Her Own Cane In Yorktown: Police
14-Year-Old Steals Victim's Car, Hits Her With Her Own Cane In Yorktown: Police A 14-year-old boy was sent to a juvenile detention center after stealing a victim's vehicle and then beating her with her own walking cane in Northern Westchester, police said.  The incident happened on Saturday, July 15 just after 2 a.m., when Yorktown police responded to a residence in town for a reported domestic dispute.  According to authorities, an investigation into the incident determined that the 14-year-old suspect took the victim's vehicle without her permission.  After this, the suspect then forcibly grabbed the victim's walking cane and struck her with it, injur…
Man Stabs Victim In Chest, Back After Argument Turns Violent In Westchester: Police Man Stabs Victim In Chest, Back After Argument Turns Violent In Westchester: Police
Man Stabs Victim In Chest, Back After Argument Turns Violent In Westchester: Police A 45-year-old man faces assault charges after allegedly stabbing a 55-year-old victim after a violent argument in a Westchester apartment, police said.  The incident happened on Sunday, July 16 just after 10:45 p.m., when officers from the Greenburgh Police Department were sent to an apartment at 100 Manhattan Ave. in White Plains, where an active fight was in progress.  According to the department, officers found a 55-year-old man with multiple stab wounds when they arrived at the apartment and provided medical aid to him until Greenburgh EMS arrived and took him to a local hospi…
Popular Eatery Now Reopened For Business In Northern Westchester: 'Unforgettable Experience' Popular Eatery Now Reopened For Business In Northern Westchester: 'Unforgettable Experience'
Popular Eatery Now Reopened For Business In Northern Westchester: 'Unforgettable Experience' A popular Northern Westchester eatery is once again serving up delicious sandwiches after closing temporarily for renovations.  The Sandwich Spot, located in Valhalla at 160 Legion Dr., resumed serving its signature deli sandwiches and Nutella-flavored treats on Monday, June 1 after closing for renovations, the eatery's owners announced on social media.  Earlier Report - Popular Eatery To Reopen In Valhalla In their announcement, the owners wrote that they are ready to serve an "unforgettable experience!"  The eatery is well-known for filling sandwiches to the brim with deli meats like th…
New Principal Named At School In Northern Westchester New Principal Named At School In Northern Westchester
New Principal Named At School In Northern Westchester An elementary school in Northern Westchester will soon have a new principal who says he is dedicated to making sure families are involved in their children's education.  Rob Schliessman has been named the new principal of the Kensico School located in Valhalla, according to Valhalla Union Free School District officials.  Schliessman will be officially appointed by the district's school board during their meeting on Tuesday, June 6, and will start on Saturday, July 1. He will be taking over the position from the longtime principal Matt Curran, who will be retiring at the end o…
Northern Westchester Hospital Gets 'A' Grade For Patient Safety, Report Says Northern Westchester Hospital Gets 'A' Grade For Patient Safety, Report Says
Northern Westchester Hospital Gets 'A' Grade For Patient Safety, Report Says Two hospitals in Westchester have earned top marks for keeping patients safe, according to a new report.  Both White Plains Hospital and Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco were assigned an "A" grade for patient safety in a new Spring 2023 report by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog organization that advocates for safety in hospitals.  The new report grades nearly 3,000 hospitals across the country based on how well they protect patients from preventable medical errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, according to the group. Northern Westch…
Popular Eatery To Reopen In Northern Westchester Popular Eatery To Reopen In Northern Westchester
Popular Eatery To Reopen In Northern Westchester Northern Westchester residents with a hankering for tasty sandwiches and Nutella-flavored sweets should look out for a beloved eatery's reopening date.  The Sandwich Spot, located in Valhalla at 160 Legion Dr., has not yet set an official reopening date after closing temporarily for renovations but is very close to once again serving up sandwiches, according to the restaurant's owners.  The restaurant serves up a variety of sandwiches filled to the brim with deli meats like thin-sliced beef, salami, turkey, and prosciutto di Parma.  Other delicious options include cheesesteaks, sausage su…
Trio Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Northern Westchester Man Trio Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Northern Westchester Man
Trio Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Northern Westchester Man Three men have been indicted by a grand jury in connection to the fatal shooting of a Northern Westchester man.  Earlier Report - Fatal Peekskill Shooting Update: 3 Suspects Now In Custody The three men were arraigned in Westchester County Court on Thursday, Feb. 23 for the murder of 35-year-old Peekskill resident Ricky Brickhouse on Sunday, Jan. 29, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced.  They are identified as:  Arnold Fernandez, age 19, of Peekskill; Errick Lowe, age 26, of Cortlandt Manor; Omar Williams, age 20, of Peekskill.  On the day…
'Pray For Him': Young Dispatcher For Westchester County Hospitalized 'Pray For Him': Young Dispatcher For Westchester County Hospitalized
'Pray For Him': Young Dispatcher For Westchester County Hospitalized A beloved dispatcher for Westchester County's Emergency Communications Center has been hospitalized, prompting support from colleagues and friends from throughout the area.  Dispatcher JT Camp, who serves the county's dispatch center "60 Control" in Valhalla, was announced to be hospitalized for an unknown condition by the communications center on Wednesday, Jan. 4.  Known to be a source of knowledge about all things fire-related, Camp's colleagues described him as "one of the nicest guys on Earth" in a post.  "He’s all about the job, he can tell you what siren a specif…
'Never Forget The Tragedies': Schumer Calls For Safer Train Crossings In Hudson Valley 'Never Forget The Tragedies': Schumer Calls For Safer Train Crossings In Hudson Valley
'Never Forget The Tragedies': Schumer Calls For Safer Train Crossings In Hudson Valley Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling for safer train crossings across the Hudson Valley to prevent more people from being injured or killed in accidents.  To help accomplish this, Schumer announced a two-part plan on Friday, Dec. 9 to increase safety at these crossings and prevent tragedies such as the 2015 train crash in the Westchester County hamlet of Valhalla, which killed six people when a Metro-North train struck an SUV stopped on the tracks.  Schumer also cited the 2013 Spuyten Duyvil train derailment in New York City, which killed four people and injured more …
Northern Westchester Homeless Shelter To Be Run By New Operator, Officials Report Northern Westchester Homeless Shelter To Be Run By New Operator, Officials Report
Northern Westchester Homeless Shelter To Be Run By New Operator, Officials Report Officials shared plans to change the operator of a Northern Westchester homeless shelter. According to a WARN Notice posted on Wednesday, Nov. 23, the Westchester County Department of Social Services has not renewed its contract with Volunteers of America-Greater New York to operate the Grasslands Homeless Shelter in Valhalla. County officials said the facility, located at 25 Operations Drive, will remain open under a new operator. Thirty-five employees are set to be impacted by the decision, according to the WARN Notice. Volunteers for America said in a statement that it was in…
Former Police Detective, Air Force Vet From Northern Westchester Dies Former Police Detective, Air Force Vet From Northern Westchester Dies
Former Police Detective, Air Force Vet From Northern Westchester Dies A Northern Westchester man remembered for his readiness to help others and his service to his community and country has died.  Yorktown Heights resident Allen See died on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at the age of 91, according to his obituary.  Born in Valhalla in 1931, See served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954 and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant before later joining the Yorktown Police Department, serving as a detective for 23 years until his retirement in 1981, his obituary said.  Along with his service to Yorktown, See was also passionate about hunting and fishing, where h…
This Westchester County Hospital Receives 'A' Grade For Patient Safety, Report Says This Westchester County Hospital Receives 'A' Grade For Patient Safety, Report Says
This Westchester County Hospital Receives 'A' Grade For Patient Safety, Report Says One hospital in the Hudson Valley is at the top of its class for keeping patients safe, according to a new report.  Westchester County's White Plains Hospital, located at 41 East Post Rd, has been assigned an "A" grade for patient safety in a new Fall 2022 report by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog organization that advocates for safety in hospitals.  The report gives letter grades to nearly 3,000 hospitals across the country based on how well they protect patients from preventable medical errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, according to the gr…
Man Admits To Hate Crime After Hitting Asian Woman 125 Times In Westchester Attack, DA Says Man Admits To Hate Crime After Hitting Asian Woman 125 Times In Westchester Attack, DA Says
Man Admits To Hate Crime After Hitting Asian Woman 125 Times In Westchester Attack, DA Says A Westchester man has pleaded guilty to committing a violent hate crime against a 67-year-old Asian woman who was entering her home. District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced that Yonkers resident Tammel Esco, age 42, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, to committing a violent hate crime on Friday, March 11 against the woman who was entering her apartment building.  According to court documents, Esco cursed at the victim, punched her around 125 times in and around her head, repeatedly stomped on her upper body, and spit on her. “Today’s agreement secures j…