Ben Crnic

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bcrnic@dailyvoice.com

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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Top-Prize-Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $17K Sold At Westchester Store: Here's Where Top-Prize-Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $17K Sold At Westchester Store: Here's Where
Top-Prize-Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $17K Sold At Westchester Store: Here's Where One lucky customer of a Westchester gas station is now the winner of a top-prize lottery ticket worth several thousand dollars.  A top-prize-winning Take 5 ticket worth $17,666 was sold for the midday drawing on Sunday, May 19 at a Mount Vernon business, New York Lottery announced.  Officials added that the ticket was bought at the A-Mart gas station at 140 West Sandford Blvd.  Those looking to try their own luck can watch the televised Take 5 drawings twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Winners have up to a year to claim their prize. 
Westchester Postal Carrier Took Credit Cards, Checks From Mail, Stole Identities: Feds Westchester Postal Carrier Took Credit Cards, Checks From Mail, Stole Identities: Feds
Westchester Postal Carrier Took Credit Cards, Checks From Mail, Stole Identities: Feds A Westchester County postal carrier from Long Island faces federal charges after taking credit cards, checks, and identities from the mail to steal money from those along her route, officials announced.  Nassau County resident Tameka Babulal of Hempstead, age 36, was arrested in connection with the alleged identity theft scheme on Wednesday, May 22, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced. Babulal, a mail carrier who worked in the Westchester County city of Mount Vernon, was arrested along with her husband, Hempstead resident 36-year-old Joel Babul…
Adored Army Vet, Nonprofit Founder From Hudson Valley Dies At 38: 'Larger-Than-Life' Adored Army Vet, Nonprofit Founder From Hudson Valley Dies At 38: 'Larger-Than-Life'
Adored Army Vet, Nonprofit Founder From Hudson Valley Dies At 38: 'Larger-Than-Life' A beloved US Army veteran from the Hudson Valley who dedicated much of his time and effort toward helping his fellow troops is being remembered for his large personality and ability to form a lasting bond with anyone.  Putnam County resident Luke Rathschmidt of Mahopac died unexpectedly in South Carolina on Saturday, May 18 at the age of 38, according to his obituary.  Born in 1986, Rathschmidt was a proud US Army veteran who served in Iraq in the 82nd Airborne Division.  His time in the military left a lasting impression on him that shaped much of the rest of…
Police Cracking Down On Impaired, Reckless Drivers In NY During Memorial Day Weekend Police Cracking Down On Impaired, Reckless Drivers In NY During Memorial Day Weekend
Police Cracking Down On Impaired, Reckless Drivers In NY During Memorial Day Weekend New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is warning residents that authorities are increasing patrols statewide to catch impaired and reckless drivers throughout the long holiday weekend. The enforcement crackdown began at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 24, and continue through 11 p.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, Hochul announced.  The increased patrols are being conducted by New York State Police and local and county law enforcement agencies throughout the state to combat alcohol and drug-impaired driving during the holiday weekend.  "Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the summer driving…
Shuttle Service For New Tappan Zee Bridge Path To Resume Between Westchester, Rockland Shuttle Service For New Tappan Zee Bridge Path To Resume Between Westchester, Rockland
Shuttle Service For New Tappan Zee Bridge Path To Resume Between Westchester, Rockland A free weekend shuttle bus servicing a popular pedestrian and cycling path on the new Tappan Zee Bridge between Westchester and Rockland counties is set to resume operation. The Hudson Link free weekend shuttle bus for the shared-use path on the new Tappan Zee Bridge will restart service on Saturday, May 25, and continue each weekend through Sunday, Oct. 27, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Friday, May 24.  The buses will run every 20 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. and allow easy access to both sides of the path, which countless pedestrians and cyclists use. Stops …
Pair Of Bobcats Sighted In Yard Of Westchester Home: Here's Where Pair Of Bobcats Sighted In Yard Of Westchester Home: Here's Where
Pair Of Bobcats Sighted In Yard Of Westchester Home: Here's Where A Westchester resident got quite a surprise after seeing two bobcats taking a stroll in his yard.  The sighting occurred on Thursday night, May 23 at a home on Wilmoth Avenue in Ardsley, according to a resident of the village.  In surveillance footage of the sighting contributed to Daily Voice, the two bobcats are seen walking through the home's driveway and yard before approaching the residence's porch, eventually going right up to the door.  According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, bobcats can be found in 13,500 square miles of the sta…
Smoking Lithium Ion Battery Prompts Hazmat Response At Residence In Northern Westchester Smoking Lithium Ion Battery Prompts Hazmat Response At Residence In Northern Westchester
Smoking Lithium Ion Battery Prompts Hazmat Response At Residence In Northern Westchester Emergency crews raced to a Northern Westchester residence after a smoking lithium-ion battery was found inside.  The incident happened on Thursday, May 23 around 6:30 p.m., when a smoking lithium-ion battery was found at a Somers home on Loomis Drive. According to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department, crews responded within minutes and called the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services Hazardous Materials Team to help deal with the battery.  Once the hazmat team arrived, they suited up and were able to successfully dispose of the battery, fire officials said.&nbs…
Deputy Village Manager In Westchester Dies Suddenly: Was 'Highly Respected' Deputy Village Manager In Westchester Dies Suddenly: Was 'Highly Respected'
Deputy Village Manager In Westchester Dies Suddenly: Was 'Highly Respected' A deputy village manager in Westchester is being remembered as a well-respected figure who devoted himself to leading a community for more than a decade.  North Salem resident Daniel Sarnoff, who served the Village of Mamaroneck for 14 years, died suddenly on Thursday, May 23, village officials announced. More details about Sarnoff's death, as well as his age, were not released. A graduate of SUNY Brockport who earned a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in public administration, Sarnoff was hired as the Assistant Village Manager in January 201…
Power Line Lands On Car, Causes It To Catch On Fire Near Westchester Homes Power Line Lands On Car, Causes It To Catch On Fire Near Westchester Homes
Power Line Lands On Car, Causes It To Catch On Fire Near Westchester Homes A downed power line caused a car to go up in flames while parked dangerously close to homes and other parked vehicles in Westchester, fire officials said. The incident happened on Wednesday, May 22 just after 1:30 p.m., when a power line fell on top of a parked car in the area of Magnolia Avenue and Prospect Avenue in Larchmont, the Larchmont Fire Department announced on Thursday, May 23.  Arriving fire crews found that the vehicle had gone up in flames, endangering another parked car and a home close by.  Because the blaze was caused by an active electrical line, firefighters ha…
Man Sets Westchester Apartment On Fire With Resident Still Inside: Here's His Sentence Man Sets Westchester Apartment On Fire With Resident Still Inside: Here's His Sentence
Man Sets Westchester Apartment On Fire With Resident Still Inside: Here's His Sentence A 51-year-old man will spend more than a decade in prison for lighting a Westchester apartment on fire while its resident was sleeping inside, officials announced.  Yonkers resident Angel Rivera was sentenced to 12 years in state prison for setting a Yonkers apartment on fire with a resident inside in June 2021, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, May 23.  According to the DA's Office, on June 7, 2021, around 2 a.m., Rivera walked up to a Yonkers residential building on Elm Street, lit an object on fire, and threw it through the open …
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