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  1. Westchester Alert Issued For Missing Man Canceled

    Westchester Alert Issued For Missing Man Canceled

    This story has been updated.Update, 5 p.m.WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The missing person alert for Leo Shamburger, a 77-year-old Bronx man with Alzheimer's disease, has been canceled.No further information was immediately released.Original report, 10 a.m.WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Leo Shamburger, a 77-year-old Bronx man with Alzheimer's disease, has been reported missing.He was last ...

  2. Joaquin Strengthens, Effects In Westchester Should Start Friday

    Joaquin Strengthens, Effects In Westchester Should Start Friday

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Hurricane Joaquin has been upgraded to a Category 4, and seems to be veering east to the sea, bringing much uncertainty to the impact it will have along the East Coast., according to The Weather Channel.Meteorologists are stressing that even if the hurricane goes out to the east, they can't rule out any direct impacts to the East Coast, and all residents ...

  3. State Provides Hurricane Safety Tips, Urging Families To 'Have A Plan'

    State Provides Hurricane Safety Tips, Urging Families To 'Have A Plan'

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- With the threat of Hurricane Joaquin looming over the East Coast, the New York State Emergency Management is urging residents to be prepared and have a plan.Know the hurricane risks in your area – learn the storm surge history and elevation of your area.Learn about local community's sheltering plans, including the location of official shelters.Pay attention ...

  4. Date Reminders Issued For New York's Hunting Season

    Date Reminders Issued For New York's Hunting Season

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- This hunting season is expected see more than 800,000 hunters, who create millions of dollars in revenue for New York State, according to lohudblogs.com.The following are important upcoming dates listed on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website:Bowhunting season: began on Sept. 27 in northern New York and will begin on Oct. 1 for ...

  5. White Plains Pool Hall Cabaret License Is Denied

    White Plains Pool Hall Cabaret License Is Denied

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- An application by Executive Billiards in White Plains for a cabaret license, needed to add karaoke to its establishment, was denied by the city's Common Council, according to lohud.com.According to a memo by the White Plains Commissioner of Building, a cabaret license is issued to businesses with a kitchen, which Executive Billiards does not have, reported ...

  6. Cuomo Signs Legislation To Increase Protection For Sexual Assault Victims

    Cuomo Signs Legislation To Increase Protection For Sexual Assault Victims

    WESTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation today, that will better protect sexual assault victims by strengthening the current laws.The new legislation extends the order of protection for a victim through the end of the defendant's probation term. Previously, orders of protection often expired while an offender was out of jail but remained on probation.This bill requires ...

  7. Hudson Dredging For Tappan Zee Concludes One Month Early

    Hudson Dredging For Tappan Zee Concludes One Month Early

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- The builder for the new Tappan Zee Bridge has completed the dredging process a month ahead of schedule, reported lohud.com.The dredging removed 188,000 cubic yards of sand making a channel in the Hudson River to allow for the old bridge to come down and the new bridge to go up. The deadline for the dredging was Oct. 31 to avoid the spawning and migration of the ...

  8. Trump, Pataki Spar Tops Last Week's News From Around Southern Westchester

    Trump, Pataki Spar Tops Last Week's News From Around Southern Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Here's a look at the top stories last week from around Southern Westchester County. Peekskill's George Pataki and Donald Trump, who has property in Bedford, continued their war of words at two Republican presidential debates on Wednesday.Kevin Bacon was seen celebrating in Yonkers. The Village of Scarsdale has established a textile recycling program at the ...

  9. New York State Plans To Shorten Spring Common Core Tests

    New York State Plans To Shorten Spring Common Core Tests

    The New York state education commissioner announced on Wednesday that the state's spring Common Core Tests will be shorter after many complaints from parents, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.Last April, about 20 percent of the students opted out of the test in a protest of the time they consume, said the Poughkeepsie Journal.Click here to read the full article. 

  10. Cuomo Issues Alert To Online Car Buyers

    Cuomo Issues Alert To Online Car Buyers

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued an alert to consumers when buying a vehicle online due to an increase in the number of complaints about online used car scams received by the state Department of Motor Vehicles, according to a statement released by Cuomo.Each year, investigators recover as much as $1.5 million in stolen vehicles and parts purchased online.“If it ...

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