PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Two stories topped the news in Putnam County last week including the hospitalization of the sheriff and the death of a hiker.
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith, who is in the cardiac intensive care unit at Yale-New Haven Hospital, is expected to make a full recovery, according to Captain William McNamara. Click here to read the story.
The Putnam County Coroner's Office is determining a cause of death for a hiker found dead on Breakneck Ridge on July 17, according to the Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Click here to read the story.Some others top stories of the week include (Click on the link to read the entire story):
- In a surprise move, Angelika Graswald, charged with murdering her fiancé during a kayaking trip along the Hudson River in 2015, pleaded guilty to felony criminally negligent homicide on Monday in a case that has been the subject of national media attention.
- The fatal Metro-North train crash that killed six people and injured 15 people in Valhalla was caused by Ellen Brody driving her SUV onto the train tracks while the warning system was activated, the National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday.
- Two Yorktown teens were arrested after police say they drove over a lawn at Lakeland High School, causing $2,000 in damage.
- When Brett Cappelli heard a woman calling for help on Monday in Somers, all he could do was think of his son who had recently drowned and how he had to help the person to prevent another death.
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