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  1. Alleged Bed Bug Infestation Prompts Hudson Valley Couple To Sue Disney

    Alleged Bed Bug Infestation Prompts Hudson Valley Couple To Sue Disney

    A Hudson Valley couple who were bitten by bed bugs at a Vero Beach, Fla., Disney Vacation resort is suing the company for a ruined vacation and physical and emotional distress, said the Poughkeepsie Journal.According to a lawsuit, filed in June, Allyson L. Masciotti-Hamedl and Kevin Hamedl, of Poughquag in Dutchess County, claim Disney failed to “exercise reasonable care and breached ...

  2. Creepy Crickets: Spider-Like 'Sprickets' Crawling Around Westchester Homes

    Creepy Crickets: Spider-Like 'Sprickets' Crawling Around Westchester Homes

    They have long legs and can look like a large wolf spider, and if you get close enough to one, they will jump right in your face.We are talking about spider or camel crickets who love to multiply in mass in dark, damp places like basements and bathrooms and attic areas. Bug experts say they also love caves, which is more their natural habitat. But over the past few years, these creepy ...

  3. Rosie O'Donnell Selling Properties In South Nyack For $11M

    Rosie O'Donnell Selling Properties In South Nyack For $11M

    Rosie O'Donnell is downsizing and that includes selling her five properties on one compound in Nyack for right around $11 million.The comedian, who also has homes for sale in Florida and New Jersey, has owned the spread since 2013, but is now looking to downsize, said her realtor Hamid Moghadam, of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty."With her new Showtime show, she needs to be in ...

  4. Joe Davis, First African-American White Plains Firefighter, Dies At 96

    Joe Davis, First African-American White Plains Firefighter, Dies At 96

    Joseph "Joe" Davis, 96, a longtime White Plains resident and the first African-American fireman in the City of White Plains died on Sunday, Nov. 5.Born in Sheldon, S.C., on Aug. 30, 1921, Davis was the eldest of five siblings. The family moved to White Plains when he was 8-years-old where he attended school in the White Plains school district, graduating from White Plains High ...

  5. Hudson River 'Kayak Killer' Receives Maximum Sentence Under Plea Deal

    Hudson River 'Kayak Killer' Receives Maximum Sentence Under Plea Deal

    Angelika Graswald, who claimed until the very end that she was "not a murderer," received the maximum sentence allowed under her plea agreement of 1⅓ to 4 years in the death Vincent Viafore in Orange County Court Wednesday.She was accused of killing her 46-year-old Poughkeepsie financé during a Hudson River kayaking trip the couple took to Bannerman Island on April 19, ...

  6. Ramp Closures Scheduled On I-684, I-84

    Ramp Closures Scheduled On I-684, I-84

    Motorist should be prepared for overnight ramp closures for both I-684 and I-84 for road construction beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 8 and running through Saturday, Nov. 11.Detours will be posted for drivers to follow at each ramp during the anticipated work hours of 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., state Department of Transportation officials said.The scheduled ramp closures are anticipated as ...

  7. Female Hiker Rescued Near Bear Mountain Bridge

    Female Hiker Rescued Near Bear Mountain Bridge

    Firefighters worked for more than an hour to rescue a female hiker from the Blue Trail near Anthony's Nose at Bear Mountain Bridge after she fell and twisted her ankle.The incident took place around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday when the woman injured herself preventing her from hiking back down the trail, said Continental Village Fire Chief Tom Radocaj.Working with Peekskill EMS, New York State ...

  8. 16-Year-Old Wants To Become Next Mayor Of Ardsley, Then Go From There

    16-Year-Old Wants To Become Next Mayor Of Ardsley, Then Go From There

    Win or lose during Tuesday's election, 16-year-old David Oks has an eye toward Washington and maybe even the White House.Oks, who is running as an Independent write-in candidate for the office of Mayor in Ardsley, isn't holding his breath about coming out on top. But he is enjoying the ride and all that he is learning about maneuvering the political waters at the grassroots level.Born ...

  9. Hudson River 'Kayak Killer' Angelika Graswald Set To Be Sentenced

    Hudson River 'Kayak Killer' Angelika Graswald Set To Be Sentenced

    After months in jail, Angelika Graswald will be sentenced Wednesday for the 2015 death of her financé who drowned after she tampered with his kayak and then left him in the cold and choppy waters of the Hudson River.Her attorney, Richard A. Portale, said that she will appear before the judge at 10 a.m. for sentencing on a lesser charge of criminally negligent homicide under an agreement ...

  10. Teen Stabbed During Fight With Brother In Westchester

    Teen Stabbed During Fight With Brother In Westchester

    A fight between two brothers ended with one in the hospital with stab wounds and the other in the lock-up at the New Rochelle Police Department.The unidentified teen brothers got into an argument around 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ellenton Ave. in New Rochelle, said Police Capt. Robert Gazzola. One of the teens stabbed the other in the chest/torso area causing serious injuries, he said.The teen ...

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