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  1. ID Released For Man Killed In Crash That Caused Hours-Long Saw Mill Parkway Closure

    ID Released For Man Killed In Crash That Caused Hours-Long Saw Mill Parkway Closure

    The driver who died in a crash on the Saw Mill River Parkway that closed the northbound lanes in Bedford Hills for hours has been identified.Robert Leff, 51, of the Baldwin Place section of Somers, died around 11:25 a.m. Thursday after crashing into a tree, said Kieran O'Leary, spokesman for the Westchester County Police.Leff was traveling northbound in the vicinity of Green Lane ...

  2. Photo Gallery: The Last Day Of The Old Tappan Zee Bridge

    Photo Gallery: The Last Day Of The Old Tappan Zee Bridge

    There's only one Tappan Zee Bridge now -- the new bridge -- following Tuesday morning’s demolition of the old bridge.Thousands were on hand or watching live streams, including on the New York New Bridge website, on Tuesday morning, when the explosives at the 64-year-old bridge went off at approximately 10:52 a.m. on Jan. 15, marking the end of an era.It might be ...

  3. Hospital Exec From Area Dies During Retirement Party

    Hospital Exec From Area Dies During Retirement Party

    A former vice president of facilities at White Plains Hospital and a longtime Cortlandt Manor resident died suddenly last week while celebrating during his retirement party.Ossie Dahl, 64, died while celebrating his career with family, friends, and colleagues during a party at the White Plains Woman's Club on Friday, Jan. 11.According to his obituary, Dahl, who was known ...

  4. ID Released For 20-Year-Old Killed In Route 17 Crash

    ID Released For 20-Year-Old Killed In Route 17 Crash

    New York State Police have identified the person killed in a single-vehicle crash on Route 17 on Wednesday.Devon Persaud, 20, of Queens Village, died around 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 on Route 17 near Exit 129 in Blooming Grove, said New York State Trooper Steve Nevel.Troopers found Persaud's 2007 Dodge Caliber down an embankment, state police said.There were no passengers in the ...

  5. Man Sent Indecent Photos, Videos To 14-Year-Old, Police Say

    Man Sent Indecent Photos, Videos To 14-Year-Old, Police Say

    A man who allegedly sent indecent photos and videos of himself to a 14-year-old in the Hudson Valley was arrested by police, with help from the U.S. Marshals Service.Waldemar Gonzalez, 41, of the Bronx, was charged in Rockland County on Wednesday following an investigation that found he sent several indecent photographs and videos of himself to the victim, as well as offering to meet ...

  6. Alleged Wappinger Dealer Nabbed By Drug Task Force

    Alleged Wappinger Dealer Nabbed By Drug Task Force

    An investigation into the sale of drugs in the town of Wappinger led to the arrest of a local man for alleged possession of drugs.On Wednesday, Jan, 16, the Dutchess County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on Scarborough Lane in the Town of Wappinger, said Frank Tasciotti, assistant coordinator of the task force.The search warrant was a result of an ...

  7. '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, ...

  8. Police Investigating Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash In Area

    Police Investigating Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash In Area

    Click here for an updated story: ID Released For 20-Year-Old Killed In Route 17 Crash In Orange CountyNew York State Police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle fatal crash in Orange County.The crash took place around 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 on Route 17 near Exit 129 in Chester, said New York State Trooper Steve Nevel.An investigation is currently underway. Expect ...

  9. Ex-Police Officer Kills Wife, Self In Area

    Ex-Police Officer Kills Wife, Self In Area

    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 ...

  10. Man Sentenced For Setting Fire To His Own Area Business

    Man Sentenced For Setting Fire To His Own Area 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 ...

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