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  1. 'To Catch a Predator' Host Charged With Bouncing Numerous Checks

    'To Catch a Predator' Host Charged With Bouncing Numerous Checks

    Television crime sleuth Chris Hansen of “To Catch a Predator" fame has been arrested for allegedly bouncing several checks for money owed to a promotional company.The former Stamford resident, was arrested Monday for failing to pay for $13,000 worth of promotional materials he ordered to promote his show from a local vendor, said Stamford Police Sgt. Sean Scanlan.According to police, ...

  2. Murder-Suicide Involving Ex-Police Officer In Westchester, Wife Under Investigation

    Murder-Suicide Involving Ex-Police Officer In Westchester, Wife Under Investigation

    Police are investigating the murder-suicide of a former police in Westchester and his wife that took place in Orange County on Tuesday, Jan. 15.The incident was uncovered around 8:06 p.m. Tuesday when the Middletown Police Department was notified through 911 of a potential death investigation in the city, said City of Middletown Police Lt. Jeffry R. Thoelen.Police personnel ...

  3. Body Of First Pygmy Sperm Whale On Long Island Sound Found

    Body Of First Pygmy Sperm Whale On Long Island Sound Found

    One week after a request for the person who had taken the carcass of a rare pygmy sperm whale from a beach in FairfieldCounty to return it, the whale has been recovered.The Town of Stratford said the whale, the first spotted on Long Island Sound, that washed up on Russian Beach before disappearing last month has been found.The statement was issued by officials with the town, the ...

  4. Westchester Man Sentenced For Setting Fire To Own Business

    Westchester Man Sentenced For Setting Fire To Own Business

    A Northern Westchester business owner was sentenced to 17 years in prison for setting fire to his own market, endangering a resident who lived above the store.Jesus Cruz, 44, of Peekskill, was sentenced Tuesday to the prison time along with five years post-release supervision for intentionally setting fire to a building where he had operated a market in the City of Newburgh, said ...

  5. Suspended Northern Westchester Teacher Cries Foul To District Claims

    Suspended Northern Westchester Teacher Cries Foul To District Claims

    A high school teacher whose one-month suspension without pay for showing seniors a video with what the district is calling “inappropriate material” has sparked a large debate throughout the community in Northern Westchester.Hundreds of Facebook posts, commentaries and emails, and even a GoFundMe page have flown across the district regarding the suspension of Michael Poplardo who wants ...

  6. 26 Dogs Seized In Raid Of Puppy Mill In Area

    26 Dogs Seized In Raid Of Puppy Mill In Area

    An alleged puppy mill was busted over the weekend after a person who adopted a dog tipped off officials that the puppies were kept in horrible conditions.The Hudson Valley SPCA Law Enforcement, along with state police, raided a Pine Bush home with a warrant following a months-long investigation into the suspected puppy mill, according to Gene Hecht, the SPCA’s humane law ...

  7. Gone But Not Forgotten: Old TZB Demolished As Planned

    Gone But Not Forgotten: Old TZB Demolished As Planned

    Video: Down Goes The Old Tappan Zee Bridge Now, there's only one Tappan Zee Bridge once again.The new bridge.The explosives went off around 10:52 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, bringing down the 64-year-old Tappan Zee Bridge in less than a minute.With thousands watching live and on TVs and phones, a large flash of smoke and a flash of fire brought down the east anchor span of the ...

  8. Three Nabbed For Mob Gambling Ring In Area, DA Says

    Three Nabbed For Mob Gambling Ring In Area, DA Says

    Three area men have been nabbed for running an illegal gambling ring and money laundering operation in Rockland County that took in more a $1 million.The three men, John Andriello, 66, of Pearl River; Marco Minuto, 60, of Old Tappan, New Jersey, and Brian Levine, 49, of Garnerville, were arrested Friday, Jan. 11, according to Acting Rockland County District Attorney Kevin ...

  9. Man Attempts Fraudulent $3K Purchase At Apple Store, Greenwich Police Say

    Man Attempts Fraudulent $3K Purchase At Apple Store, Greenwich Police Say

    A man was busted for allegedly attempting to purchase two iPhone X devices valued at $3,000 by using another person's identity. Brandon Presna, 25, of the Bronx, was arrested on Tuesday after Greenwich Police were notified of possible fraudulent activity at the Apple Store located on Greenwich Avenue, police said.Officers were able to gather enough information to determine ...

  10. I-95 Fatal Crash: Details Emerge After Tractor-Trailer Crashes Down Embankment

    I-95 Fatal Crash: Details Emerge After Tractor-Trailer Crashes Down Embankment

    The driver of a tractor-trailer carrying bottled water has died after the truck crashed off the road and down an embankment on I-95 in Milford. The incident occurred at 6:37 a.m. Friday on the southbound side of the highway between the rest stop and Exit 40, said Capt. Stephen Rabel with the Milford Fire Department.Milford Firefighters arrived on scene and found the ...

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