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Adult Film Actor From NY Accused Of Distributing Child Pornography Adult Film Actor From NY Accused Of Distributing Child Pornography
Adult Film Actor From NY Accused Of Distributing Child Pornography An adult film actor who resides in New York has been accused of sending and receiving hundreds of videos of child pornography, federal authorities announced. Justin Heath Smith, who uses the stage name “Austin Wolf.” sent images depicting children as young as infants, "including a ghastly video showing a young child bound, beaten, and raped," said Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. In addition to sharing child pornography via the Telegram app, the 43-year-old Smith was also charged with possessing hundreds of additional videos conta…
Cure For Loneliness? Robotic Pets Going Out To Thousands Of Socially Isolated NYers Cure For Loneliness? Robotic Pets Going Out To Thousands Of Socially Isolated NYers
Cure For Loneliness? Robotic Pets Going Out To Thousands Of Socially Isolated NYers Call it four-legged companionship without the need for potty training. Thousands of animatronic pets are on their way to older, socially isolated New Yorkers in an effort to combat what experts describe as a crisis of loneliness. The state’s Office for the Aging (OFA) announced Sunday, June 3, that Rhode Island-based Ageless Innovation is delivering another 4,725 robotic pets and games to elderly adults through New York State’s aging network. Since 2018, OFA has distributed more than 31,500 of the plush, lifelike pets, which are designed to make realistic sounds and movements, to those ass…
Look Who's Coming Back: Dan Hurley Spurns Lucrative LA Lakers' Offer To Stay With UConn Look Who's Coming Back: Dan Hurley Spurns Lucrative LA Lakers' Offer To Stay With UConn
Look Who's Coming Back: Dan Hurley Spurns Lucrative LA Lakers' Offer To Stay With UConn UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley has turned down a jaw-dropping offer from the Los Angeles Lakers and will stay to pursue a third straight national title, according to multiple news reports. Related: UConn's Dan Hurley Could Be LA Lakers' Next Coach The Lakers had dangled a $70 million offer in front of the 51-year-old Hurley, which sent him to Los Angeles last week to meet with team brass, news sources reported. The offer would have made Hurley one of the NBA's highest-paid coaches, said Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN on X.  It would have also allowed him to work with the …
Northern Westchester's Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To Area Theaters Northern Westchester's Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To Area Theaters
Northern Westchester's Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To Area Theaters Beloved actor Chazz Palminteri is again bringing his acclaimed one-man show, "A Bronx Tale," to theaters in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.  Palminteri, age 72, originally premiered "A Bronx Tale" as a one-man play in Los Angeles in 1989. Since then, the show has been turned into a feature film with the help of famed actor Robert DeNiro, as well as a musical that opened in 2016.  Now, Palminteri, a lifelong New York and Bronx native who currently lives in Northern Westchester County in the town of Bedford, is once again bringing the original one-man show to the…
How Sweet: NY Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl How Sweet: NY Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl
How Sweet: NY Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl Forget the apple; this distinguished New York teacher is getting a cookie party. Just in time for National Teacher Appreciation Day, cookie chain Crumbl announced the winners of its “Teacher of the Year” awards, given to educators “for their extraordinary commitment to their classrooms.” In New York, the honor went to Monroe County teacher Dan Graf at State Road Elementary School in Webster. Recipients were selected from a pool of over 6,000 nominations that included testimonials from parents, students, colleagues, and friends. They were chosen from each state, the District of Columbi…
Former Hudson Valley Resident Rosie O'Donnell Lists Penthouse With Private Rooftop For $7.5M Former Hudson Valley Resident Rosie O'Donnell Lists Penthouse With Private Rooftop For $7.5M
Former Hudson Valley Resident Rosie O'Donnell Lists Penthouse With Private Rooftop For $7.5M This urban hideaway is in a league of its own. New York native Rosie O’Donnell has listed her Manhattan penthouse condo – located in Midtown East at 255 East 49th Street – for a cool $7.5 million. The 62-year-old “Sleepless in Seattle” and “Flintstones” star is again trying to unload the swanky four bedroom, three bathroom abode after originally listing it for $8.3 million in the spring of 2023, according to People. Inside, new buyers will enjoy 3,381-square-feet of “meticulously designed space” spread across three floors offering an “unparalleled living experience,” reads the listing from…
CBS To Re-Air Billy Joel MSG Concert After Snafu Cut Off Final Minutes In Middle Of 'Piano Man' CBS To Re-Air Billy Joel MSG Concert After Snafu Cut Off Final Minutes In Middle Of 'Piano Man'
CBS To Re-Air Billy Joel MSG Concert After Snafu Cut Off Final Minutes In Middle Of 'Piano Man' After a programming error cut off the final two minutes of Billy Joel’s televised concert at Madison Square Garden, CBS announced it would re-air the show. “Billy Joel: The 100th — Live at Madison Square Garden,” which originally aired on Sunday, April 14, will now be rebroadcast on Friday night, April 19 due to a programming snafu that cut the program off early, according to a statement released by CBS. The show, which was recorded in March to celebrate Joel’s 100th consecutive performance at Madison Square Garden, was partway through the singer’s iconic “Piano Man” when the program abru…
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…
Noncitizen Nabbed For Drug Trafficking In Westchester: Feds Noncitizen Nabbed For Drug Trafficking In Westchester: Feds
Noncitizen Nabbed For Drug Trafficking In Westchester: Feds Thirteen unlawfully present noncitizens caught in New York face drug trafficking and possession charges, including several who were apprehended in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island, officials said. The thirteen criminal noncitizens were apprehended following an effort by Enforcement and Removal Operations New York City Fugitive Operations officers conducted from Monday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 26, US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement announced on Friday, March 29.  The defendants all face charges related to the trafficking or possession of methamphetamines, fent…
New Details Released About Pair Nabbed In PA For Brutal Killing Of NY Mom New Details Released About Pair Nabbed In PA For Brutal Killing Of NY Mom
New Details Released About Pair Nabbed In PA For Brutal Killing Of NY Mom Details have been released about the duo arrested in Pennsylvania in connection with the brutal killing of a New York mom, US Marshal Service told Daily Voice on Monday, March 25.  Nadia Vitels was violently attacked in a NYC apartment, stuffed into a duffle bag, and shoved into a small closet by squatters, according to the NYPD.  The US Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force of the Middle District of Pennsylvania believes those squatters are, Halley Tejada, age 19, and Kensly Alston, age 16, who crashed her Lexus in the 5000 block of Jonestown Road in Lower Paxt…
Hospital In Westchester Named One Of World's Best By New Report Hospital In Westchester Named One Of World's Best By New Report
Hospital In Westchester Named One Of World's Best By New Report A hospital in Westchester has been named as one of the best in the world in a new report by Newsweek. White Plains Hospital was named as a 2024 "World's Best Hospital" in a new report released by Newsweek, officials announced on Monday, March 11.  The hospital is the only one in Westchester to appear on the new list, which lists the top 2,400 hospitals across the world and includes 15 hospitals in New York. White Plains Hospital took rank No. 359 in the United States.  The list bases each hospital's score on an online survey of over 85,000 medical experts, as well as public data …
Pot-Smoking NY Rioter Who Donned Fake Beard In Capitol Breach Gets 3 Years In Prison Pot-Smoking NY Rioter Who Donned Fake Beard In Capitol Breach Gets 3 Years In Prison
Pot-Smoking NY Rioter Who Donned Fake Beard In Capitol Breach Gets 3 Years In Prison A New York man who was photographed smoking marijuana inside a Senate office during the US Capitol breach on Jan. 6, 2021 will spend years in prison. Brandon Fellows, age 29, of Schenectady, was sentenced to 3 ½ years in federal lockup on Thursday, Feb. 29 after a Washington, DC jury found him guilty of obstructing an official proceeding, a felony. “His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the US Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election,” the US Attorney’s Office said. Earlier Report: Capitol Rioter F…
Westchester Native Sean Combs Accused Of Sexually Harassing, Drugging Male Producer: Reports Westchester Native Sean Combs Accused Of Sexually Harassing, Drugging Male Producer: Reports
Westchester Native Sean Combs Accused Of Sexually Harassing, Drugging Male Producer: Reports Successful hip-hop artist and New York native Sean Combs, who is also known as "Puff Daddy," "P. Diddy," and "Diddy," is being sued by a producer on his latest album who is accusing him of sexual harassment, according to numerous reports.  The lawsuit against Combs, a Westchester County native from Mount Vernon, was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday, Feb. 26, and accuses the artist and producer of sexually harassing, threatening, and drugging producer Rodney "Lil Rod" Jones, according to a report by NBC News.  According to the outlet, J…
NY Personal Pilot To Billionaire Investor Admits Role In Insider Trading Scheme NY Personal Pilot To Billionaire Investor Admits Role In Insider Trading Scheme
NY Personal Pilot To Billionaire Investor Admits Role In Insider Trading Scheme A private pilot from New York has admitted to taking part in an insider trading scheme involving his billionaire boss. Albany County resident Patrick O’Connor, age 67, of Preston-Potter Hollow, pleaded guilty to securities fraud in Albany federal court on Monday, Feb. 26. O’Connor worked as a personal pilot to billionaire Joseph Lewis, a British businessman and investor who is the principal owner of the Tavistock Group, an international private investment organization. According to prosecutors, Lewis, age 87, was regularly given material, non-public information about various companies for …
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 …
First Look: NY's Lindsay Lohan To Star In 'Irish Wish' On Netflix First Look: NY's Lindsay Lohan To Star In 'Irish Wish' On Netflix
First Look: NY's Lindsay Lohan To Star In 'Irish Wish' On Netflix Netflix has released the first image from its new romcom “Irish Wish,” starring actress, native New Yorker, and new mom Lindsay Lohan. Posted on the platform X (formerly Twitter) on Thursday, Feb. 1, the streaming service shared an image of Lohan, the star of the film, sitting on the floor of what looks like a ruined wedding ceremony. The film will follow Lohan, who plays Maddie, who travels to Ireland to be a bridesmaid for her best friend. One little catch? Her friend is engaged to the love of Maddie’s life. “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride — unless, of course, your best friend get…
JetBlue Cuts Certain Flights From Westchester County Airport, Report Says: Here's Which Ones JetBlue Cuts Certain Flights From Westchester County Airport, Report Says: Here's Which Ones
JetBlue Cuts Certain Flights From Westchester County Airport, Report Says: Here's Which Ones As part of an adjustment process to increase profits, JetBlue Airways will be cutting certain flights from Westchester County Airport, according to a report by CNBC. The airline announced that it would be cutting flights between Westchester Airport and Martha's Vineyard in an internal memo that also detailed similar adjustments regarding other airports, according to a CNBC report from Friday, Jan. 19.  The cuts were made as part of the airline's effort to return to profitability following its failed plan to buy Spirit Airlines, which was blocked by a court decision on antitrust grounds…
How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm
How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that swept through the Northeast overnight Monday, Jan. 15 into Tuesday, Jan. 16. Totals are from the National Weather Service: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County New Rochelle 1.7 inches 0730 AM 01/16 Public Peekskill 1.3 inches 0630 AM 01/16 Public Armonk 1.3 inches 0800 AM 01/16 COCORAHS Peekskill 2.8 NNE 1.0 inches 0800 AM 01/16 COCORAHS South Salem 0.8 inches 0715 AM 01/16 COCORAHS Nassau County Levittown 3.0 inches…
'It Was Magical': Billy Crystal, NY Native, Receives Kennedy Center Honors 'It Was Magical': Billy Crystal, NY Native, Receives Kennedy Center Honors
'It Was Magical': Billy Crystal, NY Native, Receives Kennedy Center Honors Comedian, actor, and filmmaker Billy Crystal, who is from New York, was one of five other iconic figures celebrated at the 46th Kennedy Center Honors. Billy Crystal, known for his roles in movies such as “When Harry Met Sally...” and “City Slickers,” received his honors at the John F. Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, DC in a pre-recorded show that was broadcast on Wednesday, Dec. 27. The 75-year-old Crystal, who was born in the Bronx and later moved to Long Beach on Long Island, was honored alongside Renée Fleming, Queen Latifah, Barry Gibb, and Dionne Warwick. “It was magical, …
NY Companies Sold Adulterated, Misbranded Dietary Supplements, Feds Say NY Companies Sold Adulterated, Misbranded Dietary Supplements, Feds Say
NY Companies Sold Adulterated, Misbranded Dietary Supplements, Feds Say Federal regulators stepped in when a New York business owner allegedly sold dietary supplements that weren’t all they were cracked up to be. Mohammed Islam agreed to settle a civil complaint from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Brooklyn federal court on Monday, Dec. 18. The complaint, filed in October 2023, alleged that Islam’s Long Island-based companies – Total Body Nutrition, TBN Labs, and Loud Muscle Science – violated federal law by manufacturing and distributing adulterated and misbranded dietary supplements. Specifically, an investigation found that the companies failed…
NY's Own Billy Joel Named Among Best Investors 2023: Report NY's Own Billy Joel Named Among Best Investors 2023: Report
NY's Own Billy Joel Named Among Best Investors 2023: Report The Piano Man himself has made it to the top of the list when it comes to diversifying his wealth, a new report claimed. Finance and trading experts with FOREX.com, an online foreign exchange broker, recently commissioned a list of the best celebrity investors in the game – and New York's own Billy Joel comes in at spot number three, according to findings. Sitting right behind iconic musician Babyface and TikTok star Chase Hudson, Joel, age 74, was dubbed a “savvy investor” by the broker for netting a more than 52 percent return on his $230 million net worth. The “New York State of Mind”…
'Nipple Freakout' Solution Lands NY Sisters On 'Shark Tank' 'Nipple Freakout' Solution Lands NY Sisters On 'Shark Tank'
'Nipple Freakout' Solution Lands NY Sisters On 'Shark Tank' These twin sisters are looking to make a deal. New York natives Taylor Capuano and Casey Capuano Sarai will pitch their business, CAKES Body, on an episode of “Shark Tank” set to air Friday, Dec. 15. The Albany County natives, who graduated from Bethlehem High School, first got the idea for their no-adhesive nipple covers following an admitted “nipple freakout.” “I used to go to the gym with my coworkers in my workout top and I’d throw the pads out and it was super embarrassing working out with ‘nipple freakout’ with my boss right next to me on the treadmill,” Taylor told the “Startup to S…
Man's Brother Pretended To Be NY Mobster As Part Of $4M Embezzlement Scheme Man's Brother Pretended To Be NY Mobster As Part Of $4M Embezzlement Scheme
Man's Brother Pretended To Be NY Mobster As Part Of $4M Embezzlement Scheme Henry Hill immortalized the line "as far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster."  That mantra didn't work out well for a pair of brothers - one of whom pretended to be a New York mobster - to get a Maryland man to embezzle more than $4 million from his employer in Washington, DC.  New York native Corry Blue Evans, 31, has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in an elaborate fraud, extortion, and money laundering scheme that involved several other close-knit co-conspirators who worked to exploit the multi-million dollar scheme. The sentence comes y…
RSV Cases Spike Past COVID-19, Flu In NY RSV Cases Spike Past COVID-19, Flu In NY
RSV Cases Spike Past Covid-19, Flu In NY Health officials are urging New Yorkers to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations as cases of RSV have skyrocketed past cases of the flu and COVID-19. On Wednesday, Nov. 29, the New York State Department of Health urged eligible New Yorkers to get vaccinated against the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The recommendation was published alongside data comparing the number of RSV cases alongside COVID-19 and flu cases across the state. From Saturday, Oct. 21 to Saturday, Nov. 25, COVID-19 cases dropped from around 200 cases to just over 150, while the flu increased from under 50 to around…
8 NYers Among 16 Gambino Crime Family Members Nabbed In Coordinated US-Italian Takedown: Feds 8 NYers Among 16 Gambino Crime Family Members Nabbed In Coordinated US-Italian Takedown: Feds
8 NYers Among 16 Gambino Crime Family Members Nabbed In Coordinated Us-italian Takedown: Feds A total of 16 people in the United States and Italy have been charged after a two-year investigation that targeted members of New York's notorious Gambino crime family and some of its Sicilian associates. A 16-count indictment was unsealed on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in federal court in Brooklyn detailing the alleged involvement of the 10 Americans -- eight New Yorkers and two New Jersey residents -- in an attempt to dominate the New York carting and demolition industries. The 10 Americans have been charged with racketeering conspiracy, extortion, witness retaliation, and union-related crimes comm…
'Bright Fireball' Seen From New York Confirmed To Be Meteor: NASA 'Bright Fireball' Seen From New York Confirmed To Be Meteor: NASA
'Bright Fireball' Seen From New York Confirmed To Be Meteor: NASA A fireball that appeared in the skies off the coast of Long Island has been confirmed to have been a meteor that was seen in several states, including New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.  The meteor was seen in several East Coast states on Thursday, Nov. 2 just after 7 p.m., according to an announcement by NASA.  According to the agency, the meteor first appeared 65 miles above a point in the Atlantic Ocean 81 miles off the coast of Smith Point County Park on Fire Island in Suffolk County, New York. Fire Island is part of the towns of Babylon, Islip, and Brookhaven.  The "bright fir…
'Special Kind Of Evil': Child Sex Trafficker Who Recruited NY Victims Gets 40 Years In Prison 'Special Kind Of Evil': Child Sex Trafficker Who Recruited NY Victims Gets 40 Years In Prison
'Special Kind Of Evil': Child Sex Trafficker Who Recruited NY Victims Gets 40 Years In Prison A convicted sex trafficker will spend decades in prison for forcing underage girls into prostitution. New York resident Christopher Thomas, age 40, of Colonie in Albany County, was sentenced to 40 years behind bars Monday, Oct. 30, in Albany federal court. According to prosecutors, Thomas coerced numerous vulnerable children and young women, some as young as 16, to engage in sex work for his financial benefit between 2018 and 2020. His crimes spanned New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont. In March 2023, following a 5-day trial, jurors convicted Thomas of 16 counts, including s…
$760K Check Scheme: Westchester Man Nabbed For 'Malicious Fraud,' Feds Say $760K Check Scheme: Westchester Man Nabbed For 'Malicious Fraud,' Feds Say
$760K Check Scheme: Westchester Man Nabbed For 'Malicious Fraud,' Feds Say A 26-year-old Westchester man who was arrested while hiding under his co-conspirator’s couch now faces charges in connection to a $760,000 check fraud scheme that victimized several people and their businesses, officials announced.  Mount Vernon resident Ishmael Benreuben, age 26, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Oct. 10 to participating in a scheme involving the deposit of around $760,000 in fraudulent checks into bank accounts in several states, the US Attorney's Office for Southern District of New York announced. According to federal officials, between September 2021 and March 2…
Support Rushes In For Westchester 11-Year-Old With Rare, Aggressive Form Of Cancer Support Rushes In For Westchester 11-Year-Old With Rare, Aggressive Form Of Cancer
Support Rushes In For Westchester 11-Year-Old With Rare, Aggressive Form Of Cancer A community in Westchester is doing everything it can to support the family of an 11-year-old boy who was diagnosed with an extremely rare, aggressive form of cancer.  Hamish Fenton, age 11, is currently undergoing a grueling treatment process in New York after being diagnosed with a form of cancer so rare that only 200 cases have been identified across the globe.  As Fenton prepares to face the greatest challenge of his life, Rye resident Lindsay McKiernan has begun a GoFundMe page in order to collect donations for Fenton's parents, Cassie and Gus, who will likely have to pay for experime…
Target To Close Stores In 4 States, Including NY, Citing Theft, Organized Retail Crime Target To Close Stores In 4 States, Including NY, Citing Theft, Organized Retail Crime
Target To Close Stores In 4 States, Including NY, Citing Theft, Organized Retail Crime Citing incidents involving violence and theft, Target announced it is closing nine stores in four states, including one in New York. The New York store is in Manhattan, at 517 E 117th St. Three other stores are in California, in the San Francisco/Oakland market, and three in Oregon, in Portland. The other two stores are in Seattle, Washington. "We cannot continue operating these stores because theft and organized retail crime are threatening the safety of our team and guests, and contributing to unsustainable business performance," the company said in a statement released Tuesday afternoo…
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Westchester Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Westchester
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Westchester With a new round of storms moving from west to east, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for much of the region. The watch is in effect until 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 for southeastern New York and areas in western as well as coastal Connecticut.  Potentially damaging wind gusts are the primary threat, with potentially damaging hail also possible, according to the National Weather Service. Localized heavy rainfall and lightning are also possible. In New York, the following counties are covered by the watch: New York City: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan…