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  1. 6-Year-Old Fairfield County Girl Dies Of The Flu

    6-Year-Old Fairfield County Girl Dies Of The Flu

    Norwalk school officials said that a 6-year-old first-grade student at Columbus Magnet School has died of flu-related complications, making her the second child in the state to die of the flu this year.Emma Splan died Saturday, after a short bout with the flu, said school Principal Medard Thomas in a letter to parents and students on Sunday."It is with heavy hearts that we share ...

  2. Bus Driver Charged With Making Terroristic Threat In Hudson Valley

    Bus Driver Charged With Making Terroristic Threat In Hudson Valley

     A school bus driver with the Minisink Valley School District has been arrested for making threats of violence against other employees at the district's bus garage, according to the New York State Police.Albert DiPaola, 71, of the Town of Greenville, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of making a terroristic threat, said Trooper Steven Nevel.Minisink Valley Superintendent ...

  3. Two Westchester Towns Named Among Top 100 Safest In Nation

    Two Westchester Towns Named Among Top 100 Safest In Nation

    For those looking for a safe place to live and have fun without worrying about crime, there are towns in Westchester and Fairfield counties that are just right for you.Including one rated the safest in the nation.That would be Ridgefield in Fairfield County, which placed first from sea to shining sea.Three other towns in Fairfield made the Top 100: Greenwich at 21st, Westport in 61st ...

  4. First TV Interview With 'Kayak Killer' Graswald Since Prison Release To Air

    First TV Interview With 'Kayak Killer' Graswald Since Prison Release To Air

    Angelika Graswald, the "Kayak Killer," who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the drowning death of her fiancé, will sit down with Elizabeth Vargas on "20/20" on Friday at 10 p.m. for her first interview since she was released from prison.According to ABC-TV, the show revisits the case with Vargas and Graswald, talking about the death of her fiancé, Vince ...

  5. Hudson Valley Woman Gets $2.5M For Winning Scratch-Off Ticket

    Hudson Valley Woman Gets $2.5M For Winning Scratch-Off Ticket

    A lucky Hudson Valley woman, who scratched her way to millions on a winning $2,500 a Week For Life scratch-off ticket, will receive her giant check for $2.5 million on Friday from Yolanda Vega and Kyle McDaniel of the New York Lottery, said lottery officials, The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at Stewart’s Shops on Route 32 in Modena, where she purchased the $5 ticket, officials ...

  6. Hudson Valley Man Charged With Child Porn

    Hudson Valley Man Charged With Child Porn

    A Hudson Valley man is behind bars after being charged with soliciting child porn from a child less than 17 years old, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.Felipe M. Ramon, 30, of Pawling, was arrested on Tuesday following an investigation by the Sheriff's Office along with the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center, said Capt. John Watterson.Ramon is accused of soliciting ...

  7. Two Indian Point Sirens Fail To Sound During Test

    Two Indian Point Sirens Fail To Sound During Test

    This story has been updated.Entergy officials said technicians will investigate the cause of two siren failures and make any needed repairs after they failed to work during a siren sound test at the Indian Point Power Plant.Of 172 sirens throughout the Hudson Valley, 170 performed as required for four full minutes between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Wednesday in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, and ...

  8. Wrong Way Driver On Merritt Parkway Causes Three-Car Crash

    Wrong Way Driver On Merritt Parkway Causes Three-Car Crash

    A 59-year-old woman driving the wrong way on the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield caused a three-car crash, sending three people to the hospital, according to Connecticut State Troopers.Ashley W. Cooper, of Bridgeport, was driving southbound in the left lane of the northbound side of the parkway in a Nissan Altima around 10:55 p.m. Tuesday when she ran head-on into a GMC Acadia, driven by ...

  9. Walkway Race Series In Hudson Valley Canceled For This Year

    Walkway Race Series In Hudson Valley Canceled For This Year

    To the dismay of many, the Walkway Over the Hudson nonprofit organization and Dutchess Tourism, Inc. announced they have canceled the 2018 Walkway Race Series originally slated for Saturday, June 9. The organizations said race partners were up against a number of scheduling and logistics difficulties that impacted this year’s race planning and execution.Trying to put a good face on the ...

  10. First Girls' Den Added By Westchester-Putnam Council Boy Scouts Of America

    First Girls' Den Added By Westchester-Putnam Council Boy Scouts Of America

    The Westchester-Putnam Council Boy Scouts of America has its first official girl den. Six girls, ages 9 and 10, have been registered and will form a single gender den of “Webelos” as part of Pack 164, Yorktown Heights.The girls, many of whom have been unofficially participating in Cub Scouting with their families for years, will now be able to officially earn rank advancement, the ...

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