WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The following is a round-up of the top stories of the week for Westchester County.
- A Westchester woman is facing more than a decade in prison after pleading guilty to stealing nearly $1 million from her victim while serving as a part-time personal assistant over the span of five years.
- Tony Planakis, aka "Tony Bees," a former NYPD detective who used to scoop up wayward bees for the police department, was busy in Pelham Thursday trying to wrangle 750 pounds of tree and bees into submission.
- Columbia University has been chosen as the best college in New York state by niche.com, an internet ranking and review site.
- For fans of Showtime's "Billions," watching the struggle between Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis in the world of New York high finance is like "old home week" for Westchester and Rockland county residents with tons of scenes filmed in familiar spots.
- One of the nation's largest and most anticipated restaurant weeks, The Valley Table’s Spring 2017 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week , is taking place March 6-19.
- Robert Blue, a track and field star at Harrison High School, is the nation's top-ranked junior in the triple jump.
- On the heels of a nationwide sweep by U.S. Immigration and Customs that led to the arrest of five Hudson Valley residents, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is cautioning residents to be wary of a scam involving unauthorized agents asking for money.
- The Hudson Vally Film Commission (HVFC) has been flooded with requests since a casting call went out to area women who have three free days and would love to be in a major movie -- and, oh yeah, spend time in jail.