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  1. Woman Killed After Crashing Into Rock Wall In Westchester

    Woman Killed After Crashing Into Rock Wall In Westchester

    A 74-year-old Northern Westchester woman was killed after her car hit a rock wall on Sunday.The crash occurred around 2 p.m. Sunday on Springvale Road in Cortlandt, said New York State Police Trooper AJ Hicks.Marianne Grauert of Cortlandt was traveling north in her 2002 Dodge Neon when she veered off the shoulder of the roadway and into the rock wall near Spring Place, said Hicks.She ...

  2. Man Sentenced For Fatally Shooting Brother In Hudson Valley

    Man Sentenced For Fatally Shooting Brother In Hudson Valley

    A man who admitted intentionally killing his brother in the Hudson Valley has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the crime.George Bawn, 38, of Blooming Grove, was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Craig Stephen Brown in connection with the shooting death of his brother, James Bawn, 35, on Feb. 6, at Mountain Lodge Park, in the Town of Blooming Grove, according to the ...

  3. NY Takes Action Against Invasive Insect

    NY Takes Action Against Invasive Insect

    After the discovery of the spotted lanternfly was found in New York for the first time in September, the state is taking new steps to stop the spread of the invasive insect.In a news release, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced it has issued a quarantine that will restrict the movement of certain goods brought into the state from Delaware, New Jersey, ...

  4. Westchester Man Accused Of Stealing Produce From Popular Upstate Pick-Your-Own Farm

    Westchester Man Accused Of Stealing Produce From Popular Upstate Pick-Your-Own Farm

    A 60-year-old Westchester man was arrested for stealing produce from a popular pick-your-own farm in Ulster County.Louis Balbona of Scarsdale was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 9, and charged with petit larceny after allegedly stealing more than $130 in produce from Dubois Farms in Highland, said Town of Lloyd Police Lt. James Janso.Balbona was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled ...

  5. Fire Causes Evacuation At Irvington High School

    Fire Causes Evacuation At Irvington High School

    This story has been updated.Students were evacuated from Irvington High School following a fire from an extension cord.The incident happened around 8 a.m. Monday when the extension cord shorted out and caught fire in the area of the high school office at 40 N. Broadway, Irvington Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kristopher Harrison said."Due to the fast actions of our school staff, ...

  6. Venomous Snake Found In Hudson Valley

    Venomous Snake Found In Hudson Valley

    A Hudson Valley resident wasn't sure what type of snake he stumbled upon that was close to his home earlier this month.Concerned the snake might be venomous and a danger to his family, the resident of Woodstock in Ulster County called the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the ECO reported.ECO Officer Jason Smith met the man at his home and found the snake in a small rock ...

  7. Two Injured As Flammable Materials In Car Explode Near Metro-North Station

    Two Injured As Flammable Materials In Car Explode Near Metro-North Station

    Two Metro-North employees were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after flammable materials being stored in an employee’s personal, private vehicle exploded.The incident took place around 1 p.m.Friday in the parking lot of Metro-North’s North White Plains Yard, said Aaron Donovan, spokesman for the MTA.  MTA Police are investigating the cause. There was no train involved ...

  8. High-Speed Chase, Crash Injures Officer, Shuts Down Route 9A In Westchester

    High-Speed Chase, Crash Injures Officer, Shuts Down Route 9A In Westchester

    This story has been updated.A high-speed police chase that ended with a crash has closed a major Westchester County roadway in two towns and injured a police officer, according to the Westchester County Police.The chase began around 11:30 a.m. Friday when a Westchester County Police officer received a notice that a car passing him on the Sawmill River Road in Mount Pleasant was wanted ...

  9. Former Middletown Mayor Gertrude Mokotoff Dies At 100

    Former Middletown Mayor Gertrude Mokotoff Dies At 100

    Former Middletown Mayor Gertrude F. Mokotoff, a 66-year area resident, died at the Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill on Wednesday, Oct.17. She was 100 years old.The daughter of the late Abraham and Anna Fox, she was born on August 20, 1918, in Brooklyn. She later married her first husband, Reuben Mokotoff, a cardiologist from Manhattan, where they lived until she ...

  10. School Bus Crashes With Car In Scarsdale

    School Bus Crashes With Car In Scarsdale

    This story has been updated.Emergency responders rushed to the scene of a crash between a school bus and a car late Thursday afternoon in Westchester.The crash took place around 3:30 p.m. at Olmsted Road and Brewster Road in Scarsdale, according to the Scarsdale Police.No injuries were reported.The fire department, as well as EMS, responded along with police officers, police said.Police ...

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