WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Here are the top stories in White Plains this week.
- A Burger and Beer Bash kicked off the third-annual Wine & Food Weekend in White Plains. Throughout the weekend, attendees sampled selections from 100 Westchester restaurants during grand tastings Saturday and Sunday. Other events included wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and, new this year, a Bartender Shake Off at 42 the Restaurant.
- A decomposed corpse was found in the basement of an abandoned White Plains home set to have its interior demolished Wednesday. The asbestos abatement crew stumbled upon the body, which they first thought to be a pile of clothes. They smelled an odor when they removed the windows, but didn't pay it any mind because they had found a homeless man and dead raccoons and other animals inside.
- A White Plains man pleaded to taking more than $2.3 million in federal grants for tutoring services that were never provided . From 2005 to 2012, Michael Logan, 48, forced employees to forge student signatures for attendance sheets required to receive grant funding from the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). Logan pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to defraud the federal government and the U.S. Department of Education. He faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
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