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Man Steals Tractor-Trailer Carrying $32K Worth Of Alcohol In Yonkers: Here's His Sentence Man Steals Tractor-Trailer Carrying $32K Worth Of Alcohol In Yonkers: Here's His Sentence
Man Steals Tractor-Trailer Carrying $32K Worth Of Alcohol In Yonkers: 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…
Man Gets Prison Time For Operating Cocaine Delivery Service: Caused Death Of Yonkers Man Man Gets Prison Time For Operating Cocaine Delivery Service: Caused Death Of Yonkers Man
Man Gets Prison Time For Operating Cocaine Delivery Service: Caused Death Of Yonkers Man A 41-year-old man will spend more than a decade in prison for operating a cocaine courier service that delivered fentanyl-tainted cocaine to a Westchester man, causing his death.  Florida resident Jose Luis Tejada Aybar of Miami was sentenced on Tuesday, Feb. 27 to 12 and a half years in prison for operating the Cab Louie Delivery Service, which brought cocaine to customers in the Bronx and Westchester, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced.  According to federal officials, Tejada Aybar began the delivery service in March 2018. To order…
New Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Yonkers, Police Say New Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Yonkers, Police Say
New Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Yonkers, Police Say After discovering a victim with a gunshot wound to his head inside a pickup truck in Westchester, authorities have charged an 18-year-old man with his murder, police announced.  Yonkers resident Ludvin Ramos-Cervantes was arrested on Monday, Feb. 26 in connection with the murder of 51-year-old Francisco Gordillo, who was found dead earlier in the day, Yonkers Police announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27.  Earlier Report - Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Yonkers: Police According to the department, just before 5 a.m. on Monday, officers found Gordillo insi…
Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Yonkers: Police Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Yonkers: Police
Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Yonkers: Police Authorities are investigating after a man was found shot in the head inside a vehicle in Westchester.  New, updated report - Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Yonkers, Police Say The gruesome discovery was made on Monday, Feb. 26 around 5 a.m., when authorities found a victim with an apparent gunshot wound to his head inside a parked vehicle in the area of Willow Street and Mount Carmel Place in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  Although officers tried saving his life, the man was pronounced dead. H…
Man Killed In Assault At Intersection In Yonkers: Suspect At Large Man Killed In Assault At Intersection In Yonkers: Suspect At Large
Man Killed In Assault At Intersection In Yonkers: Suspect At Large Authorities are searching for those involved in the homicide of a 30-year-old man at a Westchester intersection, police announced.  The incident happened in Yonkers on Friday, Feb. 23 just after 6:30 p.m., when authorities found an injured man on the street in the area of Woodbine Street and Blackford Avenue, according to Yonkers Police.  Despite the best efforts of first responders, the man died from his injuries at a nearby hospital. The victim, a 30-year-old Bronx man, has not yet been identified by the department pending notification of his family.  The incident is now b…
Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Yonkers Investigation, Police Say Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Yonkers Investigation, Police Say
Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Yonkers Investigation, Police Say A suspected catalytic converter thief from New York has been nabbed over five years later following an investigation that began in Connecticut and spanned two states and three counties. Jeraud Anthony, age 38, of the Bronx, was arrested on multiple charges Monday, Feb. 12, in connection with a stolen catalytic converter outside a business in Fairfield County. According to Darien Police, a woman contacted officers in September 2018 saying that someone had cut the catalytic converter off of her vehicle outside Darien Sport Shop on Post Road (Route 1). A witness told police they saw a vehicle…
Man Gets Prison Time After Killing Victim In Yonkers, Then Avoiding Police For Year Man Gets Prison Time After Killing Victim In Yonkers, Then Avoiding Police For Year
Man Gets Prison Time After Killing Victim In Yonkers, Then Avoiding Police For Year A 34-year-old man who spent a year eluding authorities will spend decades in prison for fatally shooting a 20-year-old victim in Westchester.  Yonkers resident Jonathan Planas was sentenced to 22 years in state prison for the October 2020 fatal shooting of Alvaro Vigueras Medina, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced on Thursday, Feb. 22.  At around 1:30 a.m. on the day of the shooting, Oct. 10, 2020, Planas got out of a Mercedes Benz and fired several shots at Medina while he was walking on Lawrence Street in Yonkers. Medina was hit once …
Drunk Driver Charged After Causing 6-Car Crash In Yonkers: Police Drunk Driver Charged After Causing 6-Car Crash In Yonkers: Police
Drunk Driver Charged After Causing 6-Car Crash In Yonkers: Police A man faces drunk driving charges after causing a six-vehicle crash in Westchester that left one person hospitalized, police said. New, updated report - Update: Driver Nabbed In 6-Car Wreck In Yonkers Was Nearly 3 Times Over Legal Limit: Police The crash happened in Yonkers on Saturday evening, Feb. 17, when six vehicles collided at the intersection of Caryl Avenue and South Broadway, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  Responding officers discovered one person with minor injuries who was later taken to a nearby hospital. An investigation into t…
New 'Evocative' Mural To Adorn Yonkers Waterfront, Feature Augmented Reality Component New 'Evocative' Mural To Adorn Yonkers Waterfront, Feature Augmented Reality Component
New 'Evocative' Mural To Adorn Yonkers Waterfront, Feature Augmented Reality Component A busy waterfront in Westchester will soon be beautified by a new mural that will bring both vibrant color and an augmented reality component brought to life by smartphones.  A new mural titled "We The People" by artist CJ Priester will be installed at the Yonkers Waterfront on the MTA retaining wall directly in front of the Yonkers Riverfront Library, Yonkers Arts announced. The art installation will showcase Yonkers as a community that features a "diverse melting pot," according to the organization.  "This evocative piece reflects the unique spirit and diverse cultural tapestry…
Yonkers Public Schools Name New Superintendent Yonkers Public Schools Name New Superintendent
Yonkers Public Schools Name New Superintendent A school district in Westchester has named its next leader after an extensive nationwide search.  The Yonkers Board of Education unanimously voted to confirm Anibal Soler Jr. as the city's next superintendent of schools, Yonkers school officials announced on Friday, Feb. 9.  Soler, who was selected as part of a "rigorous national search process" that began in July 2023, will begin serving in the role on Wednesday, May 1.  Yonkers school officials said that Soler will bring plenty of experience to the role, as he has served as Superintendent of Schenectady City Scho…
Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $30K Sold At Yonkers Gas Station: Here's Where Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $30K Sold At Yonkers Gas Station: Here's Where
Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $30K Sold At Yonkers Gas Station: Here's Where Someone out there is nearly $30,000 richer after buying a winning lottery ticket at a Westchester gas station, officials announced. The top-prize-winning Take 5 ticket, worth $29,796.50, was sold at a Yonkers gas station for the drawing on Sunday, Feb. 11, New York Lottery officials announced. The ticket was revealed to have been bought at a Sunoco gas station at 931 McLean Ave., officials added. Information about who bought the ticket was not released.  If you hope to repeat this stroke of luck, Take 5 drawings are televised twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Winners can cl…
Update: Mother Caught After Abandoning Baby In Yonkers Apartment Building, Police Say Update: Mother Caught After Abandoning Baby In Yonkers Apartment Building, Police Say
Update: Mother Caught After Abandoning Baby In Yonkers Apartment Building, Police Say A 21-year-old woman faces felony charges after allegedly abandoning her newborn infant in the hallway of an apartment building in Westchester, police said.  Yonkers resident Jaqueline Marleni Perez was arrested after allegedly leaving her newborn girl in the hallway of an apartment building at 32 Chestnut St. in Yonkers, the city's police department announced on Thursday, Feb. 8. Earlier Report - Abandoned Baby Girl Found In Hallway At Yonkers Apartment Building: Developing The baby was discovered on Tuesday, Feb. 6 around 8:30 p.m., when officers found the girl wrapped in a…
Westchester Sets Aside $5.7M For Land To Build Affordable Housing In Yonkers, Ossining Westchester Sets Aside $5.7M For Land To Build Affordable Housing In Yonkers, Ossining
Westchester Sets Aside $5.7M For Land To Build Affordable Housing In Yonkers, Ossining Westchester County officials have allocated $5.7 million to purchase land that will be used for planned affordable housing construction projects.  The allocations were made official by Land Acquisition Acts signed by Westchester County Executive George Latimer, county officials announced on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Under the acts, $2.7 million was set aside for the purchase of land in Yonkers, while $3 million was allocated for the purchase of land in the Village of Ossining. Both properties will be used for the construction of affordable housing that will be marketed and leased to…
Popular Yonkers Pizzeria Celebrates Grand Re-Opening Under New Owners Popular Yonkers Pizzeria Celebrates Grand Re-Opening Under New Owners
Popular Yonkers Pizzeria Celebrates Grand Re-Opening Under New Owners A well-liked pizzeria in Westchester celebrated its grand reopening after being taken over by new owners.  Bella Rosa Pizzeria, located in Yonkers at 1455 Nepperhan Ave., celebrated its grand reopening between Thursday, Feb. 1, and Sunday, Feb. 4 after being purchased by new owners Danielle and Manuel Peppers.  The celebrations included a ribbon-cutting ceremony joined by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano in addition to several specials.  The pizzeria, which prides itself as "Hastings & Yonkers' Best Kept Secret" on its website, uses locally sourced ingredients for…
Car Becomes Entangled In Power Lines After Crash In Yonkers, Causes Multi-Day Repair Car Becomes Entangled In Power Lines After Crash In Yonkers, Causes Multi-Day Repair
Car Becomes Entangled In Power Lines After Crash In Yonkers, Causes Multi-Day Repair A crash caused quite a complex scene at a Westchester intersection after a vehicle became entangled in utility poles and power lines, police said. The crash happened on Friday, Feb. 2 around 10:30 p.m., when a vehicle lost control at the intersection of Cook, Mile Square, and Homewood Avenues in Yonkers, according to Yonkers Police.  Arriving officers and first responders found that the car had struck a pair of utility poles before landing on its side in the intersection, causing wires and one of the poles to fall on the vehicle.  The driver was able to get out of the car be…
New Multi-Millionaire: Yonkers Man Wins $5M NY Lottery Scratch-Off Prize New Multi-Millionaire: Yonkers Man Wins $5M NY Lottery Scratch-Off Prize
New Multi-Millionaire: Yonkers Man Wins $5M NY Lottery Scratch-Off Prize A man is rolling in it after purchasing a winning New York Lottery scratch-off ticket worth several million dollars, lottery officials announced.  Westchester County resident Raymond Yancey, of Yonkers, claimed a $5 million top prize from the Cash Royale scratch-off game, lottery officials just announced.  The winning ticket was bought in White Plains at the ShopRite supermarket located at 29 Mamaroneck Ave., officials added.  Instead of going for a lump sum payment, Yancey instead decided to receive his prize in the form of 20 annuitized payments of $158…
Alarm System At Hillview Reservoir In Yonkers To Be Tested: Here's Where, When Alarm System At Hillview Reservoir In Yonkers To Be Tested: Here's Where, When
Alarm System At Hillview Reservoir In Yonkers To Be Tested: Here's Where, When Officials have announced when residents can expect to hear the sound of sirens near a reservoir in Westchester. The next quarterly test of the sitewide alarm system at Hillview Reservoir in Yonkers is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m., according to Yonkers Councilman John Rubbo.  During the drill, the alarms will sound for around five minutes. A notification throughout the system that says "This is just a test" will be given just before the alarms sound, Rubbo said. The test is a regularly scheduled drill. 
Well-Respected Judge, Yonkers Native Dies Well-Respected Judge, Yonkers Native Dies
Well-Respected Judge, Yonkers Native Dies A popular and well-respected Hudson Valley judge has died. Dutchess County Judge Gerald V. Hayes of Poughkeepsie, age 82,  had been battling lymphocytic leukemia for three years. Hayes, who died on Saturday, Jan. 27, was a man of deep faith, hard work, great sacrifice, profound wisdom, remarkable accomplishments, and the highest character, his obituary said. Hayes originally studied to become a priest but changed his mind and received his juris doctorate from Fordham Law School in 1968. Shortly after he went to work as Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan.  In 1971, his obit…
Police Officer From Yonkers Nabbed For Sexually Exploiting Child, Feds Say Police Officer From Yonkers Nabbed For Sexually Exploiting Child, Feds Say
Police Officer From Yonkers Nabbed For Sexually Exploiting Child, Feds Say A police officer from Westchester and his accomplice face criminal charges for sexually exploiting a child and having them send explicit videos and photos over the internet, federal officials announced.  Angad Beharry, a 46-year-old New York City Police Officer from Yonkers, and Gisainet Cristina Chirinos Viloria, a 23-year-old Venezuelan citizen from Goshen, Indiana, were both arrested on Thursday, Jan 25 on sexual exploitation charges, the US Attorney's Office for Southern District of New York announced.  According to federal officials, between Aug. 31, 2022, and Sept.…
Yonkers To Celebrate Annual Downtown Restaurant Week: These Eateries Participating Yonkers To Celebrate Annual Downtown Restaurant Week: These Eateries Participating
Yonkers To Celebrate Annual Downtown Restaurant Week: These Eateries Participating Foodies who are always on the lookout for new restaurants and dishes to try may want to take advantage of an upcoming annual downtown restaurant week to be held by a city in Westchester.  The 2024 Yonkers Downtown Restaurant Week, organized by the Yonkers Downtown/Waterfront Business Improvement District (YDWBID), will be held from Monday, Feb. 19 to Sunday, March 10, officials announced.  During the week-long event, the 15 participating restaurants will offer a $20 2-course Lunch; a $45 3-course Dinner; and a $55 3-course second dinner tier for either dine-in or takeout.&nbs…
Officials In Westchester Call For Direct Access To Penn Station Via Hudson Line Officials In Westchester Call For Direct Access To Penn Station Via Hudson Line
Officials In Westchester Call For Direct Access To Penn Station Via Hudson Line Officials in the Hudson Valley are calling on the MTA to undertake a study on the feasibility of providing direct access to Penn Station from the Hudson Line.  In a letter addressed to MTA Chief Executive Officer Janno Lieber, Westchester County Executive George Latimer called on the transportation agency to conduct a study on having direct one-seat access to Manhattan's Penn Station from the Hudson Line, Latimer announced on Wednesday, Jan. 17.  "The advantages of such a connection are abundant," Latimer wrote in the latter, adding, "Improved transportation links would …
Video: Woman Rescued From Submerged Vehicle On Flooded Bronx River Parkway In Yonkers Video: Woman Rescued From Submerged Vehicle On Flooded Bronx River Parkway In Yonkers
Video: Woman Rescued From Submerged Vehicle On Flooded Bronx River Parkway In Yonkers Authorities have shared a nail-biting video depicting a dramatic rescue of a woman from a flooded parkway in Westchester during a powerful storm event.  The rescue happened on Tuesday night, Jan. 9, when the Yonkers and Westchester County Police Police Department learned that a woman had become trapped inside her vehicle in rapidly rising floodwaters on the Bronx River Parkway in Yonkers during a severe storm on the same night. According to Yonkers Police, the department's Emergency Service Unit then put on their water rescue suits and deployed their rescue boat to reach the trapp…
Video: DPW Worker Knocks Fleeing Porch Pirate To Ground In Yonkers, Police Say Video: DPW Worker Knocks Fleeing Porch Pirate To Ground In Yonkers, Police Say
Video: DPW Worker Knocks Fleeing Porch Pirate To Ground In Yonkers, Police Say A 27-year-old man faces grand larceny charges after stealing packages from a porch in Westchester and leading police on a brief chase, authorities said. Bronx resident Francisco Jose Eder Mateo was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 3 on grand larceny charges in connection with an incident that happened in Yonkers, Yonkers Police announced on Monday, Jan. 8.  According to the department, on the day of the incident, Eder Mateo allegedly stole packages from the porch of a Yonkers residence. Shortly after this, he was quickly spotted by Yonkers Police officers and ordered to stop.  However…
Yonkers Native Miriam Toohey-Garabrant, 93 Yonkers Native Miriam Toohey-Garabrant, 93
Yonkers Native Miriam Toohey-Garabrant, 93 Miriam Toohey-Garabrant, age 93, passed on November 30, 2023. She was born and raised in Yonkers, and, when she married, she moved to Northern New Jersey to raise a family. She was predeceased by long-time partner James Fanning and her sister Maureen Conte Stark of Sarasota, FL. She was also predeceased by her mother, Miriam, and father, James Christopher Toohey, and brother, Brendan Toohey—all of Yonkers. Survivors include her brother, Brian of Rye, daughters, Joyce “JT” Garabrant of Wesley Chapel, FL and Dale Zale (Terry) of Palm Harbor, FL and two granddaugh…
Powerball Ticket Worth $50K Sold At This Yonkers Deli Powerball Ticket Worth $50K Sold At This Yonkers Deli
Powerball Ticket Worth $50K Sold At This Yonkers Deli Someone out there is enjoying their $50,000 winnings after buying a third-prize Powerball ticket at a Westchester deli, lottery officials announced.  The third-prize-winning Powerball ticket was bought in Yonkers for the drawing on Saturday, Jan. 6, according to the New York Lottery.  The location where the ticket was purchased was revealed to be Palmer Rd. Lizzie's deli at 468 Palmer Rd., officials said. Information about the winner was not released.  The winning numbers for Saturday's drawing were 04 31 34 38 61 with a Powerball number of 13. 
Prominent Yonkers Anti-Gun Director Sentenced To Prison Prominent Yonkers Anti-Gun Director Sentenced To Prison
Prominent Yonkers Anti-Gun Director Sentenced To Prison A prominent Hudson Valley anti-gun leader has been sentenced to prison for drug trafficking in the region. Westchester County resident Michael Rodrigues, age 49, of Yonkers, was sentenced Thursday, Jan. 4, in Orange County Court to 10 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision. He pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy, said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler.  Rodriguez is the director of Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence (B.R.A.G.), which is a prominent anti-violence program that receives government mon…
Suspect At Large After Shots Fired In Broad Daylight At Car Parked On South Broadway In Yonkers Suspect At Large After Shots Fired In Broad Daylight At Car Parked On South Broadway In Yonkers
Suspect At Large After Shots Fired In Broad Daylight At Car Parked On South Broadway In Yonkers A suspect is at large after shots were fired in broad daylight at a vehicle on a busy roadway in Westchester. The incident happened 11:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8 in Yonkers in front of 104 S. Broadway (Route 9). That's when a male suspect fired two shots at the vehicle parked at the location, Yonkers Police Department Sgt. Robert Spink said. A vehicle passenger who is believed to be the intended target then exited the vehicle and fled into the Yonkers City Court.  Members of the Yonkers Police Department and New York State Court Officers immediately responded and secured t…
Beloved Retired Yonkers Firefighter, Union President Dies: 'Already Deeply Missed' Beloved Retired Yonkers Firefighter, Union President Dies: 'Already Deeply Missed'
Beloved Retired Yonkers Firefighter, Union President Dies: 'Already Deeply Missed' A Westchester fire department is mourning the loss of a beloved retired member from the Hudson Valley who was always the biggest presence in the room.  Dutchess County resident John Garbowski of Hopewell Junction, who served with the Yonkers Fire Department for two decades, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 3 at the age of 66, according to his obituary.  Born in Yonkers in 1957, Garbowski originally joined the Yonkers Fire Department in 1989, when he was assigned to Engine 304 before later being assigned to Station 13.  A few years later in 1992, he moved back t…
New Update: 50 Cent Makes Stop At Yonkers Stew Leonard's, Meets With Fans, Officials New Update: 50 Cent Makes Stop At Yonkers Stew Leonard's, Meets With Fans, Officials
New Update: 50 Cent Makes Stop At Yonkers Stew Leonard's, Meets With Fans, Officials Elected officials, police, and fans had their chance to be star-struck when famous rapper 50 Cent made a stop at a Stew Leonard's location in Westchester to hold a signing event.  The 48-year-old acclaimed rapper stopped by Stew Leonard's Wines & Spirits of Yonkers, located at 1 Stew Leonard Dr., on Thursday night, Dec. 28 to promote his cognac brand, Branson, and his champagne, Le Chemin du Roi.  Earlier Report - 50 Cent Holds Signing Event At Stew Leonard's In Yonkers While there, 50 Cent met with Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Westchester County Legislator Jam…
Powerball Tickets Worth $100K Sold At Yonkers, Hudson Valley Store Powerball Tickets Worth $100K Sold At Yonkers, Hudson Valley Store
Powerball Tickets Worth $100K Sold At Yonkers, Hudson Valley Store Rather than silver and gold, two lucky lottery players received large sums of cash for Christmas after purchasing winning Powerball tickets at stores in the Hudson Valley.  The third-prize-winning Powerball Powerplay tickets were sold for the Christmas drawing on Monday, Dec. 25 at locations in Westchester and Orange counties, New York Lottery officials announced.  The winning tickets included: A ticket worth $100,000 sold in Yonkers at Le-Mac Pharmacy located at 623 McLean Ave.; A ticket worth $100,000 sold in Newburgh at Smokes 4 Less located at 59 North Plank Rd. The winning …
2 Injured After Moped Strikes Person At Yonkers Intersection 2 Injured After Moped Strikes Person At Yonkers Intersection
2 Injured After Moped Strikes Person At Yonkers Intersection Two people suffered injuries after a moped crashed into a person at a Westchester intersection, police said.  The incident happened on Monday, Dec. 25 around 1 p.m. in Yonkers at the intersection of Warburton and Ashburton Avenues, when a moped driven by one person struck a pedestrian, according to Yonkers Police Detective Sergeant Frank DiDomizio.  Both the pedestrian and driver were injured in the incident and are now in stable condition, DiDomizio said.  The incident caused Warburton Avenue to briefly close between Ashburton Avenue and Wells Avenue.  …