WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Here are some of the stories that topped the news in White Plains last week:
- A superseding indictment unsealed Wednesday charged 13 members and associates of a Yonkers-based street gang with racketeering, violent crimes, narcotics conspiracy and firearms offenses, according a press release by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York.
- Andrew McMurray, co-owner of Scarsdale's Zachy's and the national wine consultant for Zipz, landed the biggest deal in the history of ABC-TV's "Shark Tank" show in an episode that aired Friday.
- After more than three years of discussion and debate, the City of White Plains is accepting its last public comments on the proposed French-American School of New York through Thursday, Dec. 18.
- Following a recall by Elevation Foods, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company announced it removed Ian’s All Natural Italian Style Panko Breadcrumbs from its shelves in Westchester County due to a misleading label.
- Howard Mickens, a 40-year-old homeless man , pleaded guilty to attempted murder after he pushed a Hunter College student in front of an oncoming train last year. Mickens will serve 25 years in prison, according to a report by LoHud.com.
- Members of Archbishop Stepinac High School’s 1970-‘71 Varsity Basketball team were inducted recently into the school’s Hardwood Club at a ceremony held in the school gymnasium.
- Eighty-two seniors from Archbishop Stepinac High School recently braved the frigid waters of Long Island Sound and raised more than $12,000 to support the New York state Special Olympics .
- The College of Westchester board of trustees has appointed Mary Beth Del Balzo as president and CEO . She replaces Karen Smith, president of the college since 1997, who recently stepped into the position of vice chairman of the board of trustees.
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