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  1. With No Big Winner, Powerball Jackpot Hits $625 Million

    With No Big Winner, Powerball Jackpot Hits $625 Million

    With no winner in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, everyone has another chance at hitting it big, this time with a new jackpot at an estimated $625 million. The hefty jackpot is the fourth largest in the game’s history and the seventh largest in U.S. lottery history. In real money, the cash value if taken in a lump sum works out to $380,600,000 ...

  2. Arrest Made In Suspicious Westchester Death

    Arrest Made In Suspicious Westchester Death

    A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the suspicious death of another man last week.Richard Vincent of Mount Vernon has been charged in connection to the death of Randy Street, 39, who was found in his basement apartment on South Sixth Street around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, by his girlfriend, said  Mount Vernon Police.Vincent surrendered himself to ...

  3. Worker Demoted For Taking Photos Of Murder Victim From Westchester, Crime Scene

    Worker Demoted For Taking Photos Of Murder Victim From Westchester, Crime Scene

    A Town of Greenwich employee who admitted to taking photos of murder victim Valerie Reyes of Westchester and of the crime scene has been demoted. Reyes body was found stuffed inside a red suitcase around 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, in a wood area of Greenwich by Public Works employees. The employee who took the photos and circulated them to some will be demoted from his ...

  4. Latimer Takes 'Wait And See' Stance On Legalization Of Marijuana

    Latimer Takes 'Wait And See' Stance On Legalization Of Marijuana

    While many lawmakers and law enforcement officials are making public statements against Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to legalize marijuana for adult use, Westchester County's leader is taking a "wait and see," stance.County Executive George Latimer said while he respects their decision to draw a line early on, he prefers to wait in Westchester. “While opting out may be a ...

  5. Area Man Nabbed For Alleged $20K Medicaid Fraud

    Area Man Nabbed For Alleged $20K Medicaid Fraud

    A 32-year-old Dutchess County man has been arrested for allegedly ripping off more than $20,000 in Medicaid benefits.Ahmad A. Khatib, of Hopewell Junction, was arrested on Thursday, March 21, for welfare fraud stemming from a recent investigation, said Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office.The investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Detective Division, in ...

  6. Teen Pedestrian Suffers Serious Head Injuries After Being Hit By Minivan

    Teen Pedestrian Suffers Serious Head Injuries After Being Hit By Minivan

    A 13-year-old teen received serious head injuries after being hit by a minivan on Route 44 in Pleasant Valley.The incident took place around 5:10 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, on Route 44, near Clark Heights, said Capt. John Watterson with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.An investigation into the crash found that a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country driven by William Plaza, 35, of ...

  7. Woman Calls Police After Allegedly Shooting Her Husband In Westchester

    Woman Calls Police After Allegedly Shooting Her Husband In Westchester

    A 44-year-old woman has been arrested after shooting her husband and then calling the police to them know.Sloane Fleckman-Finn called the Yonkers Police Department around 5:03 a.m., Wednesday, March 20, telling police she had just shot her husband, 46-year-old Eric Finn, at their apartment located at 14 Bronxville Glen Drive, said Yonkers Police Det. Sgt. Dean ...

  8. Threat Leads To Extra Security At Walter Panas High School

    Threat Leads To Extra Security At Walter Panas High School

    This story has been updated.Extra security is on campus at Walter Panas High School in Cortlandt Manor following a reported threat by a student.School officials said in a letter to parents that there were a number of rumors circulating regarding an incident at the school on Monday, March 18. "This matter has been fully investigated and handled by the administration and the ...

  9. Busy Area Street Reopens After Report Of Shots Fired

    Busy Area Street Reopens After Report Of Shots Fired

    A busy area roadway has reopened following a report of shots fired in the area, police said.The incident took place around 11:19 a.m., Wednesday, March 20, when City of Poughkeepsie police received several 911 reports of shots fired in the area of 82 Washington St., said Det. Lt. Matt Clark.Responding officers located several shell casings in the middle of the road, as of this ...

  10. Woman Charged With Stealing Police Car From Area Hotel, Police Say

    Woman Charged With Stealing Police Car From Area Hotel, Police Say

    A 29-year-woman was arrested after allegedly stealing a police cruiser while officers were responding to a call in New Windsor.The incident took place around 6 a.m., Tuesday, March 19, when New Windsor Police were responding to the EconoLodge on Route 32 for reported disorderly adults in the hotel, said New Windsor Police Deputy Chief Mike Farbent.During the investigation, Nicole ...

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