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Hudson Valley Woman Is One Of Newly ID'd Victims In Long Island Serial Murder Case Hudson Valley Woman Is One Of Newly ID'd Victims In Long Island Serial Murder Case
Hudson Valley Woman Is One Of Newly ID'd Victims In Long Island Serial Murder Case A woman who grew up in the Hudson Valley and is remembered by her family as a loving daughter has been identified as one of the newly identified victims of suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann. Related: Heuermann Used 'Planning Doc' For Gilgo Beach Murders: DA Heuermann was officially charged with the murder of Jessica Taylor, age 20, who grew up in Dutchess County in Poughkeepsie, on Thursday, June 6, on Long Island by Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney.  Suffolk County Police He was also charged with murdering a Brooklyn woman, Sandra Costil…
Westchester Parking Garage To Be Named After Beloved Community Leader Killed In Hit-Run Westchester Parking Garage To Be Named After Beloved Community Leader Killed In Hit-Run
Westchester Parking Garage To Be Named After Beloved Community Leader Killed In Hit-Run To celebrate the life of a beloved community leader who was killed in a hit-run, a Westchester parking garage will be dedicated in her memory. In a ceremony on Tuesday, June 11 at 11:30 a.m., a Hartsdale parking garage at 234 East Hartsdale Ave. will be dedicated in memory of Stephanie Kavourias, who was killed in a hit-run crash on East Hartsdale Avenue on Aug. 26, 2023, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner announced on Wednesday, May 29.  During the ceremony, which will be held at the site A garage level 1, the Hartsdale Public Parking District Board of Commissioners…
'Melanie's Law' Closing Loophole That Led To Hudson Valley Mom's Killing Passes Assembly 'Melanie's Law' Closing Loophole That Led To Hudson Valley Mom's Killing Passes Assembly
'Melanie's Law' Closing Loophole That Led To Hudson Valley Mom's Killing Passes Assembly Two years after a young mother from New York was stabbed to death by her mother’s ex-boyfriend, state lawmakers have passed legislation aimed at closing the dangerous loophole that led to her killing. On Tuesday, May 21, the New York Assembly passed “Melanie’s Law,” allowing judges to expand orders of protection for immediate family members or household members of named victims of domestic violence, regardless of their age. The legislation is named after Melanie Chianese, who was stabbed to death on May 29, 2022, inside the Dutchess County residence in Wappingers Falls that she shared with …
These 10 New York Pizzerias Among Nation's Top 100, New Rankings Say These 10 New York Pizzerias Among Nation's Top 100, New Rankings Say
These 10 New York Pizzerias Among Nation's Top 100, New Rankings Say The popularity of pizza now makes it possible to find delicious pies in almost any place, from sea to shining sea. Having said that, few could argue that New York stands alone from anywhere else. Yelp's Top 100 rankings of the best pizza spots for 2024 attest to just that. One-tenth of the places are in New York, and more specifically, New York City. Even more specifically still, Manhattan, where eat of the pizzerias are located. How did Yelp determine the rankings? "We identified businesses in the pizza category on Yelp, then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the …
Beloved Life Member Of Bedford Fire Department Dies: 'Will Be Greatly Missed' Beloved Life Member Of Bedford Fire Department Dies: 'Will Be Greatly Missed'
Beloved Life Member Of Bedford Fire Department Dies: 'Will Be Greatly Missed' A Northern Westchester fire department is mourning the loss of a beloved life member who is remembered for his dedicated service and sardonic sense of humor.  Longtime Bedford resident and Bedford Fire Department life member Peter Perez died on Sunday, May 5 at the age of 90, according to his obituary. Born in Brooklyn in 1933, Perez spent three decades working with the US Postal Service.  He was also a Benevolent Founder of the Bedford Fire Department, where he was a longtime member and former secretary.  In his role as secretary, Perez often wrote up the departm…
Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including Westchester Store, After 100 Years In Business Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including Westchester Store, After 100 Years In Business
Sam Ash To Close All Locations, Including Westchester Store, After 100 Years In Business The largest family-owned chain of musical instrument stores in the nation has announced it will be closing all its locations. Sam Ash Music was founded in 1924, has locations in more than a dozen states, and is headquartered on Long Island, in Hicksville. It currently has 27 stores, including five in New York (White Plains, Carle Place, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Forest Hills), two in New Jersey (in Springfield and Cherry Hill), two in Pennsylvania (in Philadelphia and King of Prussia), one in Connecticut (in New Haven), and one in Virginia (in Richmond). The Ash family made the announcemen…
'High School Types' Wanted For Television Series Filming In Westchester 'High School Types' Wanted For Television Series Filming In Westchester
'High School Types' Wanted For Television Series Filming In Westchester Young people looking to advance their acting careers may want to check out a casting call for a television show filming in Westchester.  An upcoming Apple+ series called "Swipe" is looking for non-union background actors for high school scenes, according to a casting call posted on Backstage.  The series will be filmed in New Rochelle. Scenes were also filmed in Rye at the Highland parking lot in the area of Purchase Street and Purdy Avenue.  Earlier Report - All-Day Filming To Close Highland Parking Lot In Rye The production is seeking out nonunion actors ages 18…
Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Swindling Victim Out Of $28K In Bedford, Police Say Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Swindling Victim Out Of $28K In Bedford, Police Say
Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Swindling Victim Out Of $28K In Bedford, Police Say A 48-year-old man was hit with a grand larceny charge after posing as a Microsoft employee and scamming a victim out of $28,000 in Northern Westchester, police announced. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Thursday, April 18, when a victim told Bedford Police that he had been swindled out of tens of thousands of dollars, the department announced on Wednesday, April 24.  According to Bedford Police, the victim had received a pop-up security alert appearing to be from "Microsoft" on their home computer that included a phone number to call for support. Upon calling the number, the vic…
Man Shoots, Kills Cab Driver Moments After End Of Shift In Westchester: Here's His Sentence Man Shoots, Kills Cab Driver Moments After End Of Shift In Westchester: Here's His Sentence
Man Shoots, Kills Cab Driver Moments After End Of Shift In Westchester: Here's His Sentence A man will spend decades in prison for fatally shooting a cab driver in Westchester during a robbery right after the victim's work shift ended, officials announced.  Covington, Virginia resident Percell Ross Blakely, age 54, was sentenced to 20 years to life in state prison for the October 2021 murder of 62-year-old Andres Valenzuela in New Rochelle, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, April 18.  Earlier Report - Man Indicted For Murder In Westchester For Fatal Shooting, Robbery According to the DA's Office, on Oct. 14…
NY Man Known As 'Sal The Shoemaker' Admits Running Illegal Gambling Operation For Mafia NY Man Known As 'Sal The Shoemaker' Admits Running Illegal Gambling Operation For Mafia
NY Man Known As 'Sal The Shoemaker' Admits Running Illegal Gambling Operation For Mafia An associate of the Genovese organized crime family known as “Sal the Shoemaker” admitted to operating an illegal gambling business associated with La Cosa Nostra. Long Island resident Salvatore Rubino, age 60, of Bethpage, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, April 16, at federal court in Brooklyn to operating the business. Earlier this month, four co-defendant members and associates of the Genovese crime family admitted to various felony charges stemming from their long-running operation of several lucrative gambling operations in New York City. Of the five charged, four are from Long Isl…
Rite Aid Announces Additional NY Store Closures After Declaring Bankruptcy Rite Aid Announces Additional NY Store Closures After Declaring Bankruptcy
Rite Aid Announces Additional NY Store Closures After Declaring Bankruptcy Rite Aid has announced new store closures after the struggling pharmacy chain filed for bankruptcy in the fourth quarter of 2023. Shortly after declaring bankruptcy, Rite Aid announced 154 store closures, with 20 in New York, and 14 on Long Island. In a filing on Tuesday, April 9, the company said 17 more stores, including three in New York (with two on Long Island) are now slated for closure. Rite Aid currently has 2,000 stores and about 44,000 employees. The Long Island stores slated for closure (with the newly announced closures in bold) are: 283 West Jericho Turnpike, Huntingto…
NY Men 'Poisoned' Prominent Transgender Activist, 'Pose' Star Who OD'd: Feds NY Men 'Poisoned' Prominent Transgender Activist, 'Pose' Star Who OD'd: Feds
NY Men 'Poisoned' Prominent Transgender Activist, 'Pose' Star Who OD'd: Feds Two New York men are facing federal charges in the death of a prominent transgender activist, performer, and author. Long Island resident Antonio Venti, age 52, of West Babylon and Michael Kuilan, age 44, of Brooklyn, were arraigned on a four-count indictment in Brooklyn federal court on Monday, April 1. Prosecutors said Venti and Kuilan sold heroin laced with fentanyl to Cecilia Gentili. NYPD officers responded to the 52-year-old’s Brooklyn home on Feb. 6 following a 911 call from her partner. Gentili was found dead in her bedroom. An autopsy determined that she died from the combined eff…
Woman Dies In Fiery Crash On Parkway In Westchester Woman Dies In Fiery Crash On Parkway In Westchester
Woman Dies In Fiery Crash On Parkway In Westchester A woman was killed when her car went up in flames after crashing into a tree on a busy parkway in Westchester.  The incident happened on Sunday, March 17 just before 4:30 a.m., when a Ford SUV driving south on the Bronx River Parkway in Yonkers went off the road near Exit 11W and hit a tree, bursting into flames soon after, according to Westchester County Police Public Information Officer Kieran O'Leary. First responders and police soon arrived at the scene and pronounced the driver, a Brooklyn woman in her 30s, dead at the scene.  Police are now working to confirm the woman…
Man Steals Tractor-Trailer Carrying $32K Worth Of Alcohol In Westchester: Here's His Sentence Man Steals Tractor-Trailer Carrying $32K Worth Of Alcohol In Westchester: Here's His Sentence
Man Steals Tractor-Trailer Carrying $32K Worth Of Alcohol In Westchester: Here's His Sentence A 28-year-old man will spend time in prison for stealing a semi-tractor trailer truck with more than $32,000 worth of hard lemonade inside from a parking lot in Westchester.  New Rochelle resident Kelvin Liriano was sentenced to six months in prison for stealing the truck from a lot off Interstate 87 in Yonkers in March 2023, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, Feb. 29.  According to the DA's Office, on March 21, 2023, at around 1:15 a.m., Liriano stole a $45,000 semi-tractor trailer truck containing 1,560 cases of Mike's Hard Lemonad…
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region 72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region Did you hear it howling overnight? You're not alone. Widespread 40 to 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts were reported across the region as a powerful storm accompanying a frontal system swept through the Northeast. The highest reported gust -- at 72 miles per hour -- happened on Long Island just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 29 on top of a building in Stony Brook at 159 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Here are more wind-gust reports from locations in New York and Connecticut. Location Speed Time/Date Provider New York Nassau County …
These NY Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation These NY Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation
These NY Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation It's hard not to think of New York when discussing the most delicious pizza. More precisely, New York City. So it should come as no surprise that in brand-new rankings of the Top 100 pizza spots in the US for 2024, all 10 of the selections from NY are from within the five boroughs. And even more precisely yet, Manhattan, where nine of the 10 are located. (The other is in Brooklyn.) The top-ranked pizzeria in New York, and third overall nationally, is Lombardi's in Manhattan's Little Italy, which opened in 1905 and is recognized by the Pizza Hall of Fame as “America’s first pizzeria." Lom…
Update: Man Faces New Charges In Hit-Run Death Of Beloved Community Leader In Westchester Update: Man Faces New Charges In Hit-Run Death Of Beloved Community Leader In Westchester
Update: Man Faces New Charges In Hit-Run Death Of Beloved Community Leader In Westchester A 42-year-old man has been hit with new charges in connection with the hit-run death of a beloved community leader in Westchester.  Brooklyn resident Antonio Robles-Sanchez was indicted for the hit-run death of 65-year-old Stephanie Kavourias that happened in Hartsdale in August 2023, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, Feb. 15.  Earlier Report - Woman Killed In Hit-Run Hartsdale Crash Was Beloved Community Leader According to the DA's Office, around 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, Robles-Sanchez drove his Dodge Ram t…
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…
Successful Executive, Educator From South Salem Dies Suddenly At 61 Successful Executive, Educator From South Salem Dies Suddenly At 61
Successful Executive, Educator From South Salem Dies Suddenly At 61 A beloved former media executive from Northern Westchester who cofounded an educational consultant company is being remembered for his deep desire to help others.  South Salem and Brooklyn resident Frank Joseph Hardart III died suddenly on Monday, Jan. 8 at the age of 61 following a brief illness, according to his obituary.  Born in New York City in 1962, Hardart graduated from Bronxville High School and went on to earn degrees at the University of Notre Dame and Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.  After his schooling, he went on to enjoy a …
Duo In Stolen Car Leads Troopers On Chase, Crashes Into Cruiser In Hudson Valley: Police Duo In Stolen Car Leads Troopers On Chase, Crashes Into Cruiser In Hudson Valley: Police
Duo In Stolen Car Leads Troopers On Chase, Crashes Into Cruiser In Hudson Valley: Police Two people face a long list of charges after leading troopers on a chase in a stolen car on a busy parkway in the Hudson Valley and crashing into a police vehicle in the process, authorities said. Brooklyn resident Justin Bumpers, age 28, and Dutchess County resident Jada Joseph of Poughkeepsie, age 23, were arrested on Saturday, Dec. 30 in connection with an incident that happened in Putnam County earlier on the same day, New York State Police announced on Wednesday, Jan. 3.  The events leading up to the arrests began around 12:15 a.m. when troopers patrolling the Taconic State Parkwa…
Fatal Christmas Morning Crash: NY Woman ID'd As Victim In 2-Vehicle Connecticut Collision Fatal Christmas Morning Crash: NY Woman ID'd As Victim In 2-Vehicle Connecticut Collision
Fatal Christmas Morning Crash: NY Woman ID'd As Victim In 2-Vehicle Connecticut Collision A New York woman was killed in a Christmas morning crash in Connecticut. It happened around 9:05 a.m. in Middlesex County on the I-91 northbound Exit 20 onramp in Middletown. A 2007 Toyota Corolla veered into the center lane and hit a 2019 Chrysler 300, according to state police. Both vehicles rolled into the grassy median. A 2019 Chrysler 300 was traveling near on-ramp in the center lane of three and a 2007 Toyota Corolla was traveling in the right lane to the right of the Chrysler.  For an unknown reason, the Corolla veered into the center lane and collided with the Chrysler,&…
Seen Him? Missing 16-Year-Old Could Be In Hudson Valley Seen Him? Missing 16-Year-Old Could Be In Hudson Valley
Seen Him? Missing 16-Year-Old Could Be In Hudson Valley A missing 16-year-old boy who hasn't been seen in a week may be in the Hudson Valley. The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in locating Kinje Mann who was last seen leaving his Brooklyn home on Thursday, Nov. 30 around 11 a.m., said the NYPD. Mann is described as having a light complexion and curly blonde hair. He is approximately 5-foot-8 and 147 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white sweater and dark-colored jacket and was carrying two black backpacks.  His mother, Bristol Fahran, said on Facebook the teen may be camping in the Hudson Valley or elsewhere in the NYC…
Hochul Signs Controversial ‘Clean Slate’ Law Sealing Most Criminal Convictions Hochul Signs Controversial ‘Clean Slate’ Law Sealing Most Criminal Convictions
Hochul Signs Controversial ‘Clean Slate’ Law Sealing Most Criminal Convictions Millions of New Yorkers will soon have their criminal convictions sealed under new legislation meant to better help them find jobs and housing. Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the “Clean Slate Act” into law during a ceremony in Brooklyn on Thursday, Nov. 16. Under the new law, those with misdemeanor convictions will have their records sealed three years after their release from incarceration, while felony convictions will be sealed after eight years. Earlier Report: Suffolk County DA Accuses Lawmakers Of 'Protecting Criminals' With Proposed 'Clean Slate' Bill Class A felonies, which include m…
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…
Real Latino Families Wanted For Paid Holiday Ad Filming In NYC Real Latino Families Wanted For Paid Holiday Ad Filming In NYC
Real Latino Families Wanted For Paid Holiday Ad Filming In NYC Are you a family that goes all out for Feliz Navidad? Situation Marketing is looking for a real family that is "fun, energetic and attractive" for a photo and video marketing campaign for a historic New York City landmark.  The family should be a mom, dad, a son and daughter, with the children being school age (middle and high school) and able to engage with exhibits at the location. "The family will be featured as a local family living in Brooklyn," according to the posting. "They’ve come into the city for a fun weekend together." All children must have valid work permits and famili…
Fugitive Accused Of Murdering Judge Over Custody Ruling Has Ties To New York, Police Say Fugitive Accused Of Murdering Judge Over Custody Ruling Has Ties To New York, Police Say
Fugitive Accused Of Murdering Judge Over Custody Ruling Has Ties To New York, Police Say A wanted fugitive suspected of gunning down a Maryland judge in his own driveway has ties to New York. Pedro Manuel Argote, age 49, is the primary suspect in the killing of Washington County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Wilkinson, who was shot multiple times outside his Hagerstown, Maryland home on Thursday night, Oct. 19. Wilkinson was rushed to a hospital where he later died, according to Washington County Sheriff’s officials. Earlier Report: Suspected Judge Killer's Mercedes Found In Williamsport, Sheriff Says (DEVELOPING) On Friday, Oct. 20, investigators announced that Argote was th…
Trio Nabbed For Trafficking Cocaine Into Westchester: 1 Caught With Child Porn, DA Says Trio Nabbed For Trafficking Cocaine Into Westchester: 1 Caught With Child Porn, DA Says
Trio Nabbed For Trafficking Cocaine Into Westchester: 1 Caught With Child Porn, DA Says Three men will spend years in prison for trafficking narcotics into Westchester from another state, including one who was caught with child pornography on his cell phone, officials announced. The trio's sentences were announced on Friday, Oct. 20 by the Westchester County District Attorney's Office, which helped prosecute the three men.  The sentencings followed a six-month investigation beginning in February 2022 that centered on the defendants' illegal possession and trafficking of cocaine from Philadelphia to Yonkers. A forensic analysis of the trio's cell phones had revealed text m…
Rite Aid Announces 20 NY Stores Slated For Closure After Declaring Bankruptcy Rite Aid Announces 20 NY Stores Slated For Closure After Declaring Bankruptcy
Rite Aid Announces 20 NY Stores Slated For Closure After Declaring Bankruptcy Rite Aid has announced specific store closures just days after the struggling pharmacy chain filed for bankruptcy. Of the 154 closures nationwide announced on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 20 are in New York, 14 of which are on Long Island. Rite Aid currently has 2,100 stores and about 45,000 employees. The Long Island stores slated for closure are: 2 Whitney Ave., Floral Park 3131 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown 3199 Long Beach Road, Oceanside 198 West Merrick Road, Valley Stream 836 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore 2784 Sunrise Highway, Bellmore 901 Merrick Road, Copiague 577 Larkfield Road, East Nor…
New Update: Band Director, Retired Teacher ID'd As Victims In Horrific Hudson Valley Bus Crash New Update: Band Director, Retired Teacher ID'd As Victims In Horrific Hudson Valley Bus Crash
New Update: Band Director, Retired Teacher ID'd As Victims In Horrific Hudson Valley Bus Crash Tributes have begun pouring in for the victims of a deadly high school bus crash in New York that claimed the lives of two educators, including a beloved band director, and left several students hospitalized. Latest update - Double-Fatal Update: 5 Students In Critical Condition After Bus Crashes Down Embankment On I-84 The Orange County crash happened at around 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, on I-84 in the town of Wawayanda, near Exit 15. A charter bus carrying marching band members from Farmingdale High School, in Nassau County on Long Island, was heading to Greeley, Pennsylvania for ba…
Near-Crash Leads To Discovery Of Forged License Plates, Cocaine In Northern Westchester: Police Near-Crash Leads To Discovery Of Forged License Plates, Cocaine In Northern Westchester: Police
Near-Crash Leads To Discovery Of Forged License Plates, Cocaine In Northern Westchester: Police Two men face felony charges after authorities found them in possession of several forged license plates and cocaine following a near-crash in Northern Westchester, police said.  The arrests resulted from an incident on Monday, Aug. 21 just after 5 p.m., when a Yorktown Police officer patrolling Route 6 saw a vehicle allegedly unsafely move from its lane and almost side-swipe another car, according to the department.  The officer then pulled the vehicle over and identified the driver as 33-year-old Staten Island resident Dun Wei Chen, and the passenger as 29-year-old Brooklyn resid…
Vigil To Be Held For Beloved Westchester Community Leader Killed In Hit-Run Crash Vigil To Be Held For Beloved Westchester Community Leader Killed In Hit-Run Crash
Vigil To Be Held For Beloved Westchester Community Leader Killed In Hit-Run Crash A vigil is planned to honor a much-loved Westchester community leader who was killed by a hit-and-driver. Stephanie Kavourias, age 65, of the hamlet of Hartsdale, was struck by a driver allegedly high on drugs or alcohol around 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 in the area of 177 Hartsdale Ave., in Hartsdale. Kavourias, who was highly respected in the community for her service as the former manager of the Hartsdale Parking Authority, was struck by a vehicle driven by Antonio Sanchez Robles, age 42, of Brooklyn, who fled the scene, said the Town of Greenburgh Police Department. "Many residents o…