Beware Of 'Pig Butchering' Online Romance Schemes In NY: Attorney General Beware Of 'Pig Butchering' Online Romance Schemes In NY: Attorney General
Beware Of 'Pig Butchering' Online Romance Schemes In NY: Attorney General New York Attorney General Letitia James urged New Yorkers to be on high alert for increasingly common online romance scams that lead to the victims making fraudulent investments. Also referred to as “pig butchering” schemes, the perpetrators of such crimes will work to gain trust with their victims, “fattening” them up so they willingly provide the scammer money, James said in a Thursday, June 6 press release. Victims are usually targeted via dating websites and apps, social media, and unsolicited text messages. Earlier report - NY Resident Loses $341K In 'Pig Butchering' Scheme: …
Ready For Island Living For $25 Million In Greenwich? Ready For Island Living For $25 Million In Greenwich?
Ready For Island Living For $25 Million In Greenwich? Ah, island life: Soaring views of the Connecticut waterway, a private bridge for access, and a kitchen with total water views are just a few of the amenities found on an island estate for sale for $25 million in Fairfield County. Located on Game Cock Road in Greenwich, the 1.1-acre property has been a multi-generational family compound for years, according to Zillow.  It's also one of a few left in Greenwich with a private bridge. Zillow According to Zillow, the property includes a seven-bedroom, five-bath, 6,000-square-foot main house, three en-suite bedrooms, a guest house, a boat…
2024 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Announced By High School In Westchester 2024 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Announced By High School In Westchester
2024 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Announced By High School In Westchester Two high-achieving seniors at a Northern Westchester high school are being recognized for landing at the top of their class.  In an announcement on Wednesday, June 12, Byram Hills High School revealed its valedictorian and salutatorian for the class of 2024 are Grace Lin and Daniel Ndocaj, respectively.  The school's administration and faculty celebrated both students' accomplishments. "The achievement is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and excellence throughout their four years at BHHS," said Principal Christopher Walsh, who revealed the top-ranked stu…
Tag Sale Fight: Man Charged After Confronting Visitor At Westchester Home, Police Say Tag Sale Fight: Man Charged After Confronting Visitor At Westchester Home, Police Say
Tag Sale Fight: Man Charged After Confronting Visitor At Westchester Home, Police Say A 53-year-old Northern Westchester man faces a felony charge following an altercation at his tag sale that led to the victim pepper spraying him in self-defense, police said.  The incident happened on Saturday afternoon, June 8, when the victim saw an advertisement for a tag sale and decided to visit the Yorktown residence where it was being held. According to Yorktown Police, when the victim arrived at the home, the resident, identified as Ari Michaels of Yorktown, became upset that he was at his residence and began yelling at him to leave, as they had a past history and "do not get a…
After The Storm: Here's Timing For First Potential Heat Wave Of Year After The Storm: Here's Timing For First Potential Heat Wave Of Year
After The Storm: Here's Timing For First Potential Heat Wave Of Year A powerful storm system that swept through the region has now pushed off the coast, leading to a dry and pleasant Father's Day weekend before the first potential heat wave of the year. Temperatures will soar into the 90s in much of the Northeast starting on Tuesday, June 18. The mercury is expected to hit 90 degrees or higher each day, possibly through the end of the workweek.  A heat wave is defined as three or more consecutive days in which the temperature is 90 degrees or higher. "The first heat wave of the season may start on Tuesday with peak heat index values above 95 possi…
New Superintendent Named At Westchester School District New Superintendent Named At Westchester School District
New Superintendent Named At Westchester School District A Northern Westchester superintendent will soon transition to leading another nearby district in the county. In an announcement on Friday, June 14, the Katonah-Lewisboro School District revealed its next superintendent would be Raymond Blanch, who will be formally appointed in the role by the Board of Education on Thursday, June 20.  Blanch, who has served as superintendent of the Somers Central School District since July 2010, will officially begin in his new role on Monday, July 15.  Blanch's selection follows multiple rounds of interviews conducted by the school board in an ef…
Alert Issued For 19-Year-Old Missing Westchester Woman Alert Issued For 19-Year-Old Missing Westchester Woman
Alert Issued For 19-Year-Old Missing Westchester Woman Authorities are searching for a woman with autism who has been missing from Westchester for several days.  Michelle Higgs, age 19, was last seen on South Central Avenue in Hartsdale at around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, according to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.  Higgs, who has autism, was last seen wearing a burgundy sweater, a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and tan moccasins.  She is described as 5-foot-5 and 150 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.  According to authorities, Higgs is believed to be in the local area and is attracted to…
‘Sad Day’: SCOTUS Bump Stock Ruling Sparks Bipartisan Condemnation From NY Politicians ‘Sad Day’: SCOTUS Bump Stock Ruling Sparks Bipartisan Condemnation From NY Politicians
‘Sad Day’: SCOTUS Bump Stock Ruling Sparks Bipartisan Condemnation From NY Politicians New York politicians wasted no time reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision striking down a federal ban on bump stocks, which allow semiautomatic rifles to fire more quickly. In their 6-3 ruling Friday, June 14, with conservatives in the majority, the high court sided with a Texas gun store owner who surrendered his bump stocks after the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) reclassified the devices as machine guns in 2018. He later sued to get them back. The ATF’s regulation, issued under the Trump administration with his full support, came about after the 2017 Las Veg…
Electronics, Cash Stolen From Parked Cars In Hudson Valley Neighborhoods Electronics, Cash Stolen From Parked Cars In Hudson Valley Neighborhoods
Electronics, Cash Stolen From Parked Cars In Hudson Valley Neighborhoods Authorities are warning residents to lock their cars after electronics and cash were stolen from several vehicles in multiple Hudson Valley neighborhoods.  The thefts were reported in Putnam County on Friday morning, June 14, when Carmel Police learned that unlocked vehicles had been entered in the South Lake and North Lake Boulevard neighborhoods in Mahopac.  According to the department, small electronics and cash, reported as $20 and some loose change, were taken from some of the cars.  The suspect carried only a flashlight and a backpack and was not armed, police said als…
Man Found Shot At Hospital After Incident Near Westchester Intersection: Suspect At Large Man Found Shot At Hospital After Incident Near Westchester Intersection: Suspect At Large
Man Found Shot At Hospital After Incident Near Westchester Intersection: Suspect At Large Authorities are investigating a shooting near a Westchester intersection that left a man hospitalized.  The incident happened on Thursday, June 13, when a shooting was reported near the intersection of 1st Avenue and 3rd Street in Mount Vernon, according to the city's police department.  Arriving officers soon found two 9mm shell casings and also received a phone call from a nearby emergency room reporting a gunshot victim. According to the department, the male victim was stabilized at Mount Vernon Hospital and then taken to Jacobi Hospital for further treatment.  The inves…
Update: 18-Year-Old Charged With Attempted Murder After Shooting Near Westchester Rec Center Update: 18-Year-Old Charged With Attempted Murder After Shooting Near Westchester Rec Center
Update: 18-Year-Old Charged With Attempted Murder After Shooting Near Westchester Rec Center An 18-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge following a shooting that happened behind a recreation center in Westchester, officials announced. On Tuesday, June 11, just after 7 p.m., 18-year-old Jayden Campbell of Mount Vernon was arrested in connection with a shooting that happened on Friday, June 7, according to Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard. Earlier Report - Shots Fired At Mount Vernon Intersection: Suspect Eludes Police After Chase On the day of the shooting, around 4:45 p.m. at 42 West 4th St. near the Doles Recreation Center rear yard, Mount Vernon…
Powerful Storms, Then Sweltering Heat Coming To NY, Hochul Warns: 'Take Every Precaution' Powerful Storms, Then Sweltering Heat Coming To NY, Hochul Warns: 'Take Every Precaution'
Powerful Storms, Then Sweltering Heat Coming To NY, Hochul Warns: 'Take Every Precaution' New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is warning residents to take precautions ahead of a barrage of threatening weather, including severe storms followed by a dangerous heat wave. Hochul's announcement comes as predictions call for a cold front to arrive in the state on Friday, June 14, which is expected to produce thunderstorms with heavy downpours and damaging wind gusts. According to Hochul's office, the storm system could bring several hazards along with it, including flash flooding, dangerous traveling conditions, and power outages.  Related Report - Timing Shifts For Severe Storms W…