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  1. Traffic Still Being Diverted On Saw Mill River Following Fatal Crash

    Traffic Still Being Diverted On Saw Mill River Following Fatal Crash

    Westchester County Police are still investigating a fatal crash that occurred on the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway in Bedford Hills.Both northbound lanes near the Bedford-Mount Kisco border remain closed at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 and are expected to remain so through the evening commute.The crash occurred when a vehicle left the road and struck a tree about 11:25 a.m. Thursday, ...

  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. White Plains Hospital Exec From Northern Westchester Dies During Retirement Party

    White Plains Hospital Exec From Northern Westchester 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. Second Woodstock 50th Anniversary Celebration Scheduled, This One At Watkins Glen

    Second Woodstock 50th Anniversary Celebration Scheduled, This One At Watkins Glen

    Music lovers will have two ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary 3-day 1969 Woodstock festival on the same weekend.Bethel Woods announced last month that they will host a 50th-anniversary celebration at the original site of the renowned groove fest Aug. 16-18, 2019, at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a concert venue built on the original Woodstock site in ...

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

    Man Sent Indecent Photos, Videos To 14-Year-Old In Area, 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. '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, ...

  7. Murder-Suicide Involving Ex-Police Officer In Westchester, Wife Under Investigation

    Murder-Suicide Involving Ex-Police Officer In Westchester, Wife Under Investigation

    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 ...

  8. Body Of First Pygmy Sperm Whale On Long Island Sound Found

    Body Of First Pygmy Sperm Whale On Long Island Sound Found

    One week after a request for the person who had taken the carcass of a rare pygmy sperm whale from a beach in FairfieldCounty to return it, the whale has been recovered.The Town of Stratford said the whale, the first spotted on Long Island Sound, that washed up on Russian Beach before disappearing last month has been found.The statement was issued by officials with the town, the ...

  9. Northern Westchester Man Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison For Setting Fire To Own Business

    Northern Westchester Man Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison For Setting Fire To Own 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 ...

  10. Suspended Northern Westchester Teacher Cries Foul To District Claims

    Suspended Northern Westchester Teacher Cries Foul To District Claims

    A high school teacher whose one-month suspension without pay for showing seniors a video with what the district is calling “inappropriate material” has sparked a large debate throughout the community in Northern Westchester.Hundreds of Facebook posts, commentaries and emails, and even a GoFundMe page have flown across the district regarding the suspension of Michael Poplardo who wants ...

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