WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The following is a round-up of the top stories of the week for Westchester County.
- The fact that suspect in the Christmas morning Mount Vernon nightclub shooting that killed owner O'Neil Bandoo and left five other men injured is considered a "career criminal," is sparking outrage in the city.
- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced Tuesday that more than 750 affordable housing units have been developed , a major milestone in the county's federal agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- A tow-truck driver who died from injuries he suffered when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver on I-95 in Harrison on Thursday morning as been identified as a Yonkers resident by state police.
- A 3-year-old died from wounds he suffered after being struck by a car in a busy Yonkers intersection on Thursday afternoon.
- “The Girl on the Train,” “Homeland,” “The Americans,” and “Madam Secretary” were j ust a few hot films and television shows that chose Westchester County as a favorite spot to film during 2016 , according to Westchester County Tourism & Film.
- Most business owners just like to talk about their successes and not their failures, says White Plains’ Danilo Vicioso.
- Southside Johnnies left its beach front restaurant in Rye after 17 years and the town is now looking for a new eatery to take its place.
- Ryan Coleman, 24, of Pelham Manor, a former Iona Prep football player, died on Sunday, Dec. 25.
- In a scathing statement, Democratic Assemblyman Gary Pretlow said Gov. Andrew Cuomo is using "bribery" tactics in order to pass his agenda in exchange for lawmaker pay raises, according to the New York Post.
- As several Democratic members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators called for a continued ban on gun shows at government facilities, County Executive Rob Astorino defended next month's planned show at the County Center.
- Former Republican nominee for governor Carl Paladino, who served as President-elect Donald Trump's New York campaign co-chair, is under fire after stating the death of President Obama from mad-cow disease and “return” of First Lady Michelle Obama to Africa are tops on his wish list for 2017.
- Carrie Fisher, who died Tuesday at the age of 60, after suffering a heart attack on Friday, was briefly enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in Southern Westchester.
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