Stolen Ambulette Found Drives Wrong Way, Crashes Into Cop Cruisers In Mount Pleasant: Police Stolen Ambulette Found Drives Wrong Way, Crashes Into Cop Cruisers In Mount Pleasant: Police
Stolen Ambulette Found Drives Wrong Way, Crashes Into Cop Cruisers In Mount Pleasant: Police Two people face charges after driving a stolen ambulette the wrong way on several parkways in Northern Westchester before eventually crashing into police cars, authorities said. The incident began on Wednesday morning, Nov. 22 when a stolen ambulette was found in Ossining on Route 9 near Snowden Avenue, according to Ossining Police.  Authorities then tried to pull the vehicle over, but it kept driving and eventually entered the Taconic State Parkway where it began traveling in the wrong direction, police said.  Because an Ossining Police sergeant decided that too many people woul…
Ramp Between I-87, Parkway To Close For 3 Weeks In Westchester Ramp Between I-87, Parkway To Close For 3 Weeks In Westchester
Ramp Between I-87, Parkway To Close For 3 Weeks In Westchester Motorists in Westchester are being warned of a closure that will block access to a ramp between Interstate 87 and a busy parkway for three weeks.  The ramp between I-87 to Exit 8A (northbound Saw Mill River Parkway) in the village of Elmsford will be closed beginning on Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m., the New York State Department of Transportation announced.  The ramp will not reopen until Friday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m., officials said. The closure is to allow for ramp maintenance. Affected travelers should use the posted detour to Route 119 as an alternate route. 
Alert Issued For Missing 21-Year-Old NY Woman: 'We Are Concerned For Her Safety,' Police Say Alert Issued For Missing 21-Year-Old NY Woman: 'We Are Concerned For Her Safety,' Police Say
Alert Issued For Missing 21-Year-Old NY Woman: 'We Are Concerned For Her Safety,' Police Say A 21-year-old New York woman has been missing for three days and authorities are asking the public's help in locating her. Police announced on Saturday, Nov. 25 that it is currently attempting to locate Azalea Gardner who was last seen on Wednesday, Nov. 22 in Albany at around 4 p.m. in the area of Morton Avenue and South Pearl Street. Gardner 5-foot-2, 125 pounds with blue eyes and currently has pink hair. She was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black boots, the the Albany Police Department said.  "At this time we are concerned for her safety," the department sai…
COVID-19: Symptoms Now Number 11; Here's Latest Rundown From CDC COVID-19: Symptoms Now Number 11; Here's Latest Rundown From CDC
Covid-19: Symptoms Now Number 11; Here's Latest Rundown From CDC When COVID-19 cases first were identified in the United States in March 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed just three symptoms for the novel coronavirus: Fever Cough Shortness of breath Now, nearly five years later, the virus remains an everyday part of American life, with about 1,000 deaths from the disease nationwide each week. As COVID has evolved, mainly from the highly contagious Omicron strain and several of its subvariants, the CDC's updated list of symptoms for the virus now numbers 11. They are: Fever or chills Cough Shortness of breath or difficu…
K9 Helps Sniff Out Kilogram Of Cocaine During Northern Westchester Traffic Stop: Police K9 Helps Sniff Out Kilogram Of Cocaine During Northern Westchester Traffic Stop: Police
K9 Helps Sniff Out Kilogram Of Cocaine During Northern Westchester Traffic Stop: Police A 25-year-old Connecticut man faces drug charges after authorities found him in possession of a kilogram of cocaine during a Northern Westchester traffic stop, police announced. The arrest resulted from an incident on Monday, Nov. 13, when a New York State Police trooper pulled over a 2014 Toyota Corolla on Interstate 684 in North Castle just after 3 p.m. for a vehicle and traffic law violation, authorities said. According to state police, the trooper and his K9 partner, Fortini, determined that the driver, 25-year-old New Haven County resident John Carlos Javier of Waterbury, had…
Westchester Man Arrested While In Jail For Violating Order Of Protection Westchester Man Arrested While In Jail For Violating Order Of Protection
Westchester Man Arrested While In Jail For Violating Order Of Protection A 38-year-old inmate from Westchester was arrested inside a Hudson Valley jail after placing phone calls to someone he shouldn't have, police announced.  Yonkers resident Isaiah Walker was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 21 while incarcerated at the Dutchess County Jail, the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office announced. According to authorities, Walker allegedly violated an order of protection by placing phone calls with the protected party while in jail. After his arrest, he was charged with:  Aggravated family offense; Second-degree criminal contempt.  He was later arraigned in t…
Post-Thanksgiving Storm Strengthens As It Heads Toward Northeast Post-Thanksgiving Storm Strengthens As It Heads Toward Northeast
Post-Thanksgiving Storm Strengthens As It Heads Toward Northeast A coastal storm intensifying in the mid-Atlantic will bring widespread rain with sleet and snow in some interior locations in the Northeast at the tail end of Thanksgiving weekend, affecting travel. The time frame for the system is late Sunday afternoon, Nov. 26 into the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 27, according to the National Weather Service. "On Sunday, rain will mainly be confined to eastern Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware before spreading into New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York by Sunday night," according to AccuWeather.com. "By Monday, rain will primarily focus acros…
IDs Released For Couple Killed In Fiery Crash On Bridge Linking NY, Canada Caught On Video IDs Released For Couple Killed In Fiery Crash On Bridge Linking NY, Canada Caught On Video
IDs Released For Couple Killed In Fiery Crash On Bridge Linking NY, Canada Caught On Video The identities have now been released of a couple killed after crashing near a bridge connecting the United States and Canada on one of the year's busiest travel days. The Thanksgiving Eve incident happened early Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 22 on the Rainbow Bridge at Niagara Falls, New York. Niagara Falls Police say  Kurt Villani, and his wife, Monica Villani, both age 53, died in the vehicle explosion which led to a federal investigation. The two were residents of Grand Island, New York, located about 10 miles southeast of Niagara Falls. Authorities say the couple had originally been…
Theft Of Israeli Flag: 15-Year-Old Nabbed After Incident At Town Hall In Hudson Valley Theft Of Israeli Flag: 15-Year-Old Nabbed After Incident At Town Hall In Hudson Valley
Theft Of Israeli Flag: 15-Year-Old Nabbed After Incident At Town Hall In Hudson Valley A boy was apprehended shortly after he allegedly stole an Israeli flag in broad daylight from in front of a town hall in the Hudson Valley on Thanksgiving Day. Officers in Rockland County responded to Clarkstown Town Hall at around 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23 for reports that the Israeli flag was stolen from the pole on which it was flying. A witness stated to police dispatchers that an unknown male wearing dark clothing was observed ripping the flag from its pole and was running toward Route 304.  A responding officer located him on Congers Road just east of Route 304…
Gas Range Recall Expanded Due To Risk Of Injury, Death From Carbon Monoxide Gas Range Recall Expanded Due To Risk Of Injury, Death From Carbon Monoxide
Gas Range Recall Expanded Due To Risk Of Injury, Death From Carbon Monoxide A company has expanded a recall for gas kitchen ranges because its ovens can emit dangerous levels of carbon monoxide while in use, potentially causing serious injury or death, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). ZLINE announced this week that after two earlier recalls within the last year of around 58,000 ovens it received 131 reports that the repair was not completed successfully and that the ranges were still emitting dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. As a result, a new recall of around 30,000 ranges has been issued. Earlier recalls were announced on Thursday,…
New Eatery Celebrates Soft Launch In Pleasantville: Come 'Bask In Moody Decor' New Eatery Celebrates Soft Launch In Pleasantville: Come 'Bask In Moody Decor'
New Eatery Celebrates Soft Launch In Pleasantville: Come 'Bask In Moody Decor' An all-new restaurant that just held a soft launch is bringing a taste of New Orleans to Northern Westchester.  Crawdaddy's Creole Kitchen, located in Pleasantville at 68 Wheeler Ave., opened to customers on Tuesday, Nov. 21, the eatery's owners announced. Although the restaurant is still finalizing its menu, visitors who stop by will be able to enjoy plenty of New Orleans-inspired menu items such as Po' Boy sandwiches, crawfish mac & cheese, fried oysters, shrimp jambalaya, and seafood gumbo.  What would Crawdaddy’s be without some crawdaddys? Crawfish Mac’n Cheese makes the best…
2 Westchester Zip Codes Among Most Expensive In US: Here's Where They Rank 2 Westchester Zip Codes Among Most Expensive In US: Here's Where They Rank
2 Westchester Zip Codes Among Most Expensive In US: Here's Where They Rank The Northeast is well-represented in new rankings of the 100 most expensive zip codes in the nation. Two of the top 10 zip codes according to Property Shark Real Estate Reports are in New York, with both on Long Island, in the Hamptons: No. 2 Sagaponack (zip code 11962) with a median home sale price in 2023 of $8,075,000, No. 6 (tie) Water Mill (11976) with a median home sale price in 2023 of $4,500,000. Six of the Top 10 zip codes are in California, including No. 1 Atherton (94027), located near San Francisco, ($8,300,000 median sales price). California has 79 of the 100 p…