WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Here's a look a last week's top stories from around Southern Westchester County.
- Julius Reich, the man who is accused of committing the first homicide in Scarsdale in nearly 40 years, pleaded not guilty when he was formally arraigned in Westchester County Court.
- Overtime spending by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority rose 11 percent in 2015, making it possible for hundreds of employees to double their pay, according to payroll records added Wednesday to SeeThroughNY, the Empire Center’s government transparency website.
- The Yonkers City Council has voted on a $67,500 payment to the family of a man killed during a 2005 confrontation with police, city officials confirmed Wednesday.
- Scarsdale native and “King of Wall Street” John Gutfreund died Wednesday at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City at the age of 86.
- A man from Texas with a warrant in New Jersey was arrested in New Rochelle on Friday when he was allegedly found with a stolen handgun and drugs in his car following a routine traffic stop.
- As part of a $108 million referendum for Mount Vernon schools, about $4.5 million would go toward renovations to bring the Joseph S. Wood auditorium at Thornton High School back to its former glory.
- A New City man pleaded guilty Friday to criminally negligent homicide charges stemming from a May 2014 motorcycle accident on the Sprain Brook Parkway, according to acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty.
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