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Vegetables, Bagged Salads Sold In 18 States, Including NY, Recalled Due To Listeria Concerns Vegetables, Bagged Salads Sold In 18 States, Including NY, Recalled Due To Listeria Concerns
Vegetables, Bagged Salads Sold In 18 States, Including NY, Recalled Due To Listeria Concerns A recall for a brand of vegetables and bagged salads has been expanded to 18 states due to possible Listeria contamination. Ohio-based Wiers Farm began its investigation in response to the Michigan Department of Agriculture's original findings, which led to the expansion.  Products in the expanded recall were packed between Friday, July through Friday, July 12. Vegetables that are part of the recall include cucumbers, green bell and jalapeno peppers, green beans, and cilantro. They were sold in a variety of different stores, including Walmart. For a full list of products, click…
Big Lots To Close Pair Of NY Stores Big Lots To Close Pair Of NY Stores
Big Lots To Close Pair Of NY Stores Discount retail chain Big Lots plans to close around 40 stores this year, according to a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). It currently has around 1,425 stores nationwide. Six stores in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts are slated to close, with both New York stores on Long Island. No store closures are scheduled for New Jersey. The company cited rising costs and inflation as reasons for the move and said a bankruptcy filing could be coming. Stores in the Northeast slated for closure are as follows: New York 260 Voice Road, Carle Place 231 Centere…
Rachel Minaya, Wife Of Yankees Exec Omar Minaya, Found Dead In Harrington Park Home: Prosecutor Rachel Minaya, Wife Of Yankees Exec Omar Minaya, Found Dead In Harrington Park Home: Prosecutor
Rachel Minaya, Wife Of Yankees Exec Omar Minaya, Found Dead In Harrington Park Home: Prosecutor Rachel Minaya, who is married to former Mets general manager and current Yankees executive Omar Minaya, was found dead in their New Jersey home over the weekend, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office confirmed on Monday afternoon. Minaya, 55, was found in the bathroom of a Harrington Park home unconscious and unresponsive, bringing local police officers to the scene just after 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Minaya was rushed to the Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood after they failed to resuscitate her.…
2 Dead, 28 Sickened In Multistate Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak, CDC Says 2 Dead, 28 Sickened In Multistate Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak, CDC Says
2 Dead, 28 Sickened In Multistate Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak, CDC Says Two people died, and dozens of others sickened in a Listeria outbreak tied to deli meats in several states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-eight people across 12 states had been sickened between late May and mid-July, the CDC says. The deaths occurred in New Jersey and Illinois, health officials said. All 28 individuals had been hospitalized as of Friday, July 19. According to the CDC map, seven illnesses were reported in New York; six in Maryland; two in New Jersey; two in Virginia; two in Massachusetts; and one in Pennsylvania. Click here for the…
Westchester Man Sells Opioid Three Times Stronger Than Fentanyl, Feds Say Westchester Man Sells Opioid Three Times Stronger Than Fentanyl, Feds Say
Westchester Man Sells Opioid Three Times Stronger Than Fentanyl, Feds Say Two men, including one from Westchester County, face federal charges for allegedly selling a narcotic up to three times stronger than fentanyl, officials announced.  Yonkers resident Miguel de Jesus Reyes Medina, age 49, and Camden, NJ resident Erik Alberto Lopez Valdez, age 38, were arrested on Thursday, July 18 on drug distribution charges, the US Attorney's Office for Southern District of New York announced.  According to federal officials, in April 2024, Reyes Medina agreed to sell fentanyl to an undercover agent working with law enforcement, reportedly asking f…
NJ Sen. Bob Menendez Convicted Of Corruption NJ Sen. Bob Menendez Convicted Of Corruption
NJ Sen. Bob Menendez Convicted Of Corruption New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez was convicted on corruption charges Tuesday, July 16. The jury found Menendez, a Democrat, guilty on all 16 counts after prosecutors accused him of giving secret information and military aid to Egypt in exchange for various favors, according to a release by the US Department of Justice. Menendez, a power broker in Hudson County and former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee had professed his innocence. The senator, first appointed in 2006, had already ruled out running as a Democrat in this year's election but said he was considering an independen…
Fireball Traveling 34,000 MPH Over NYC Caused Loud Boom Heard Across Tristate: NASA Fireball Traveling 34,000 MPH Over NYC Caused Loud Boom Heard Across Tristate: NASA
Fireball Traveling 34,000 MPH Over NYC Caused Loud Boom Heard Across Tristate: NASA The mysterious boom heard and felt across the tristate area may have been caused by a meteor passing through the area, NASA says. Locals reported hearing thunder-like booms and rattling just after 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 16.  The USGS ruled out earthquakes, and residents across the tri-state reported witnessing fireballs to the American Meteor Society. After hours of anticipating, NASA confirmed a "daylight fireball" over New York City at 11:17 a.m. Reports filed on the American Meteor Society website permitted "a very crude determination of the trajectory of the meteor," …
Bob's Stores To Close All Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy; Retailer Liquidating Inventory Bob's Stores To Close All Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy; Retailer Liquidating Inventory
Bob's Stores To Close All Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy; Retailer Liquidating Inventory Bob's Stores, the family apparel and shoe retailer, will close all of its 21 locations throughout the Northeast after the company said it is bankrupt. The stores will remain open through July 14 as the company sells its remaining items at greatly reduced prices. Some things were marked down as much as 70 percent, according to a news release. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late last month, is $29.4 million in debt, according to the court filing.  Bob's President Dave Barton apologized to the communities affected by the closures.  We regret that our financ…
Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination A Florida-based company is recalling whole cucumbers that were shipped to 14 states, but may be contaminated with Salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. According to the FDA, the cucumbers subject to recall are dark green, between 1.5 inches and two inches thick and between five to nine inches long. Officials made note that mini cucumbers and English cucumbers are not included in the recall. FDA The recalled cucumbers were shipped in bulk cartons between Friday, May 17 and Tuesday, May 21 to retail distribution centers, wholesalers, and food service distributor…
Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast
Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast The future is grim for Stop & Shop's underperforming stores in the Northeast. The grocery giant — which operates 400 stores across Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts (where the company is headquartered) — announced plans to close a number of its underperformers in the interest of company longevity, officials confirmed with Daily Voice. Nearly half of the company's stores have been remodeled, and a Stop & Shop spokesperson said those stores continue to perform well. "We're committed to continuing to invest in our stores - as well in our prices - to deliver a great…
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…
Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Due To Salmonella Outbreak Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Due To Salmonella Outbreak
Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Due To Salmonella Outbreak Trader Joe's is recalling Infinite Herbs-brand organic basil that was sold across the country in 2.5-ounce clamshell packaging due to concerns of Salmonella contamination. This week, the supermarket giant issued an alert cautioning shoppers in 29 states, as well as Washington, DC, not to consume the product as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigates a reported outbreak of Salmonella. Trader Joes is recalling Infinite Herbs Organic Basil FDA According to the FDA, "Trader Joe’s has already voluntarily removed all Infinite Herbs-brand organic basil packed in 2.5-oz clamshell pa…
Botched Botox Causes Illness For 19 People In 9 States Including New Jersey, New York: CDC Botched Botox Causes Illness For 19 People In 9 States Including New Jersey, New York: CDC
Botched Botox Causes Illness For 19 People In 9 States Including New Jersey, New York: CDC Nineteen people in nine states, including New Jersey and New York, reported illness after injections from a "counterfeit or mishandled" injection of botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. As of April 15, a total of 19 people from 9 states reported harmful reactions after receiving botulinum toxin injections from unlicensed or untrained individuals or in non-healthcare settings, such as homes and spas, the CDC said.  Counterfeit Botox packages. FDA States reporting these reactions include Colorado, Florida, Illinois, K…
Measles Outbreak: Cases Surpass 2023 Numbers, NY Among Dozens Of States Reporting Sickness Measles Outbreak: Cases Surpass 2023 Numbers, NY Among Dozens Of States Reporting Sickness
Measles Outbreak: Cases Surpass 2023 Numbers, NY Among Dozens Of States Reporting Sickness Less than a month since a case of measles showed up outside of New York City, the number of cases has more than doubled across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On Friday, April 12, the CDC announced that the total number of measles cases in the US in 2024 has reached 121 — far surpassing last year’s number of 58 — with cases being reported in 18 states and jurisdictions, including New York State. The update comes after a Nassau County child under the age of 5 was announced as the state’s first measles case to be reported outside of New York C…
Over 40 Aftershocks Keep NY Rockin' Days After Rare 4.8 Quake Over 40 Aftershocks Keep NY Rockin' Days After Rare 4.8 Quake
Over 40 Aftershocks Keep NY Rockin' Days After Rare 4.8 Quake Call it jealousy over the total solar eclipse? As millions geared up to watch the sun and moon’s rare celestial spectacle, Mother Earth continued to put on a show of her own in the days after a rare 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook much of the Northeast on Friday, April 5. Since then, at least 44 aftershocks have been recorded in Hunterdon and Somerset counties in New Jersey, according to data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). Earlier Report: New York Feels 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock The tremors, ranging in magnitude from 1.3 to 2.6, were felt across New Jersey, New York…
Here's How Northeast 4.8 Magnitude Quake Stacks Up Against Prior Tremors To Rattle NY Here's How Northeast 4.8 Magnitude Quake Stacks Up Against Prior Tremors To Rattle NY
Here's How Northeast 4.8 Magnitude Quake Stacks Up Against Prior Tremors To Rattle NY As nerves were still settling following an earthquake that rattled much of the Northeast late Friday morning, April 5, social media was flooded with lifelong residents proclaiming the tremor was the strongest they’d ever felt. “That might’ve been the biggest earthquake I’ve ever felt because the whole house was actually shaking. Pretty crazy,” one user posted on X. Though Friday’s magnitude 4.8 quake was among the largest to hit the Northeast in the last century, it is classified as a "light" quake on the Richter scale, which runs from a 1.0 magnitude (micro) to 9.9 (extreme). Original R…
23 Small Aftershocks Reported By USGS In 23 Hours After New Jersey Earthquake 23 Small Aftershocks Reported By USGS In 23 Hours After New Jersey Earthquake
23 Small Aftershocks Reported By USGS In 23 Hours After New Jersey Earthquake The USGS is reporting 23 aftershocks in the 23 hours since the New Jersey earthquake that rattled the Northeast. The initial earthquake had a magnitude of 4.8 and was reported in Whitehouse Station at 10:23 a.m. Friday, April 5. Tremors were felt by more than four million people from Maryland to New Hampshire. The first aftershock was reported just under an hour later at 11:20 a.m. 6 km NNE of Whitehouse Station with a magnitude of 2.0. The largest aftershock had a 4.0 magnitude and happened just before 6 p.m. Friday, April 5. Most of the aftershocks were not notable, with magnitudes …
4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock: NY Feels Additional Tremors 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock: NY Feels Additional Tremors
4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock: NY Feels Additional Tremors Hours after a 4.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the northeast, several states are once again feeling the earth move in what appears to be an aftershock. Just after 6 p.m. on Friday, April 5, the tremors of a 4.0 magnitude earthquake — an aftershock from an earlier 4.8 quake originating in New Jersey — could be felt across the Northeast. Similar to its earlier counterpart, the quake shook buildings across New York City, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut, with some reporting feeling it in Pennsylvania and western Massachusetts. Original Story: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northeast T…
4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Northeast 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Northeast
4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Northeast An earthquake was felt in several states along the East Coast, including New York and Connecticut, late Friday morning, April 5. Click here for a new, updated story - 4.0 Magnitude Aftershock: NY Feels Additional Tremors The US Geological Survey said the quake, which occurred at 10:23 a.m. measured a 4.8 on the Richter scale, and had a depth of 0.62 miles. It reportedly originated in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in the borough of Lebanon, about 60 miles west of midtown Manhattan. It shook buildings across New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and was even felt as far away as Boston…
Duo Nabbed After Burglarizing Westchester Residence: Police Duo Nabbed After Burglarizing Westchester Residence: Police
Duo Nabbed After Burglarizing Westchester Residence: Police A man and woman were both extradited to New York after breaking into a home in Westchester and stealing property, police announced.  Stefania Gonzalez-Munoz, age 35, and Nicolas Sanchez-Diaz, age 22, were both arrested in connection to a burglary that occurred in Harrison in December 2023, Harrison Police announced on Friday, March 22.  According to the department, at the time of the burglary, a downtown Harrison resident told police that their home had been broken into and that their property had been stolen. Authorities then began an investigation and eventually filed arres…
Former Westchester Cop Claims He Was Fired For Ticketing Woman With PBA Card: Lawsuit Former Westchester Cop Claims He Was Fired For Ticketing Woman With PBA Card: Lawsuit
Former Westchester Cop Claims He Was Fired For Ticketing Woman With PBA Card: Lawsuit A former Westchester police officer from the Hudson Valley is suing county officials and claiming that he was unlawfully fired for ticketing a woman who flashed a PBA card.  Rockland County resident Joseph Saetta, a former Westchester County Police officer, filed a lawsuit in federal court against the county's Department of Public Safety, its commissioner, Terrance Raynor, and County Executive George Latimer, on Friday, March 8.  According to the lawsuit complaint, Saetta, who previously spent time as an officer in Mount Vernon and Pleasantville, joined the Westchester County…
FDA Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak FDA Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak
FDA Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak The US Food and Drug Administration has recalled oysters grown and harvested in Connecticut following an outbreak of norovirus. In a notice on Thursday, March 14, the FDA said the outbreak was caused by oysters sold by Norwalk-based Norm Bloom and Son harvested in February. Although the FDA did not give many how many people were sickened, they did reveal the contaminated batch was associated with an outbreak in Minnesota. In the notice, the FDA warned consumers that the oysters were also sold to restaurants and retailers throughout Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryl…
Westchester Eatery Permanently Closes Westchester Eatery Permanently Closes
Westchester Eatery Permanently Closes A restaurant in Westchester has just gone out of business. Mamajuana Cafe Prime, located in Hartsdale at 215 East Hartsdale Ave., announced on its website that it was permanently closed as of Friday, March 15.   The eatery, which opened in March 2023, had served Latin fashion cuisine and had been known for its tropical ambiance.  No reason for the closure was given on the restaurant's website.  Those who loved visiting the eatery can still enjoy three other Mamajuana Cafe locations in New York City, as well as two in New Jersey. 
Fugitive Caught With Meth After Lengthy Pursuit That Began In Westchester: Police Fugitive Caught With Meth After Lengthy Pursuit That Began In Westchester: Police
Fugitive Caught With Meth After Lengthy Pursuit That Began In Westchester: Police A fugitive wanted in another state was caught with methamphetamine after leading authorities on a long chase throughout the Hudson Valley in an unregistered vehicle with switched plates, police said. New Jersey resident Sean McDermott, age 34, of Hoboken, was arrested on Wednesday, March 6 following a pursuit that began in Westchester and ended in Putnam County, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday, March 11.  According to authorities, at around 12:15 p.m. on the day of McDermott's arrest, a vehicle that fled a traffic stop in Elmsford traveled into Putnam County…
Fugitive From Justice Caught During Welfare Check In Northern Westchester: Police Fugitive From Justice Caught During Welfare Check In Northern Westchester: Police
Fugitive From Justice Caught During Welfare Check In Northern Westchester: Police A 24-year-old woman was taken into custody as a fugitive from justice after authorities conducted a welfare check on her in Northern Westchester, police said. Queens resident Nicole Aguirre Leon was arrested by Yorktown Police on Tuesday, Feb. 20 after she was found to be a fugitive with an active warrant out of New Jersey, the department announced on Friday, Feb. 23.  According to the department, at around 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Yorktown officers conducted a welfare check on Aguirre Leon. Because there was a language barrier, once they met with her, she was taken to Yorktown Polic…
Update: Police Still Searching For Vehicle With Dog Inside Stolen In Westchester Update: Police Still Searching For Vehicle With Dog Inside Stolen In Westchester
Update: Police Still Searching For Vehicle With Dog Inside Stolen In Westchester Authorities in Westchester are continuing their search for an unattended vehicle that was stolen while it had the owner's dog inside.  In an announcement on Tuesday, Feb. 20, the Mount Vernon Police Department said they are still on the lookout for a 2004 Honda Pilot with New Jersey license plate K47SSE that was taken from the 200 block of West 1st Street on Sunday, Jan. 7.  On the night of the theft, an unknown person entered the Honda while it was left running and unattended and drove off. The vehicle has not been seen since the theft and no license plate recognition system…
Peekskill Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $11K In Beauty Products From Store: Police Peekskill Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $11K In Beauty Products From Store: Police
Peekskill Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $11K In Beauty Products From Store: Police A 22-year-old New York man faces charges after stealing more than $11,000 worth of merchandise from a Connecticut store and leading authorities on pursuits in two states, police announced. Northern Westchester resident Jebocka Perkins of Peekskill was picked up from the Westchester County Correctional Facility in Valhalla and taken to the New Haven County city of Meriden on Wednesday, Feb. 14, where he was charged in connection to an August 2023 larceny, Meriden Police announced.  According to Meriden Police, on Sunday, Aug. 27, around 6 p.m., Perkins and three other women entered the …
'Life-Threatening' Allergy Prompts Recall Of Wegmans Hummus In 8 States 'Life-Threatening' Allergy Prompts Recall Of Wegmans Hummus In 8 States
'Life-Threatening' Allergy Prompts Recall Of Wegmans Hummus In 8 States A popular hummus sold at Wegmans in eight states and the District of Columbia has been recalled by the company, the FDA announced on Feb. 3.  A producer for Wegmans, Summer Fresh Salads Inc. of Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada has recalled Wegmans Harissa Hummus Topped With Harissa, according to the FDA.  The recall was prompted due to undeclared sesame in the produce. The company explained that people with sesame allergies "run the risk of [a] serious or life-threatening allergic reaction[s] if they consume [this] product." Notably, "No illnesses have been reported to date in connect…
Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall
Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall Two types of Robitussin cough syrup products sold nationwide are being recalled due to potential microbial contamination, federal authorities announced. This week, New Jersey-based Haleon announced a recall of several lots of Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult and Robitussin Honey CF Max Nighttime Adult that could be contaminated, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Recalled items include:  Four- and eight-ounce Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult with these lot numbers/expiration dates:  T18010 with an expiration date of Oct. 31, 2025; T08730 with an…
Vehicle With Dog Inside Stolen In Westchester: Suspect At Large, Police Say Vehicle With Dog Inside Stolen In Westchester: Suspect At Large, Police Say
Vehicle With Dog Inside Stolen In Westchester: Suspect At Large, Police Say Authorities are asking the public to be on the lookout for a vehicle that was stolen from a Westchester street while it was unattended and had the owner's dog inside, police announced.  The vehicle, a 2004 Honda Pilot with New Jersey license plate K47SSE, was stolen on Sunday, Jan. 7 from the 200 block of West 1st Street in Mount Vernon, the city's police department announced on Saturday, Jan. 20.  On the night of the theft, an unidentified suspect entered the vehicle while it was unattended and still running and drove away. The vehicle has not been seen since the theft …
'His Loving Nature Shined': Northern Westchester Native Dies At Age 26 'His Loving Nature Shined': Northern Westchester Native Dies At Age 26
'His Loving Nature Shined': Northern Westchester Native Dies At Age 26 A lifelong Hudson Valley resident who demonstrated raw talent for playing guitar and could always be found out in nature is being remembered for his kindness and warmth.  Jake Collins of the town of Wallkill in Orange County died on Friday, Jan. 19 at the age of 26, according to his obituary.  Born in Westchester County in 1997 in the town of Mount Pleasant, Collins had started a career as a truck driver for Schneider Trucking in New Jersey.  Collins was known for "being like an angel" and could always be found hiking or reading. He was also talented at guitar and was …