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Jay Waitkus

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  1. Motorcyclist Sentenced In Fatal Sprain Brook Parkway Crash Near I-287

    Motorcyclist Sentenced In Fatal Sprain Brook Parkway Crash Near I-287

    A 27-year-old resident of New City has been given a sentence of 16 months to four years in state prison after pleading guilty  to criminally negligent homicide in a traffic death that occurred in 2014, according to Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty. The defendant, Clifford Perkins, pleaded guilty to the charge in relation to the  death of New Jersey resident ...

  2. Headed West? Last Girder Toward Rockland On New NY Bridge Now In Place

    Headed West? Last Girder Toward Rockland On New NY Bridge Now In Place

    The New NY Bridge project reached a major milestone this week with the installation of the final steel-blue girder assembly for the new westbound approach span.The 290-foot structural steel assembly was given a ceremonial sendoff by Tappan Zee Constructors workers at their Port of Coeymans staging yard before being barged down to the project site and installed by the I Lift NY ...

  3. Suspicious Vehicles Approach Kids In Greenburgh

    Suspicious Vehicles Approach Kids In Greenburgh

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Greenburgh police are investigating a series of incidents involving two suspicious vehicles, possibly with the same driver, that approached local kids during the week, police said.The latest incident was reported to patrol units by three juveniles in Stonewall Circle in the Orchard Hill section of town on Friday, according to police.The juveniles stated that they ...

  4. Sunday Road Closure Announced In North Castle

    Sunday Road Closure Announced In North Castle

    NORTH CASTLE, N.Y. -- North Castle police are informing the public that Virginia Road will be closed to all traffic between Lafayette Avenue and the Bronx River Parkway on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 6 p.m. to around midnight.The closure is being implemented to accommodate Metro North Railroad’s ongoing construction efforts on Virginia Road in the area of the railroad crossing. Traffic control ...

  5. Police Talk Man Out Of Jumping Off Yonkers Building

    Police Talk Man Out Of Jumping Off Yonkers Building

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers police persuaded a man who was considering leaping off a building on Walsh Road to change his mind on Friday, according to News 12.The effort to talk the man out of jumping from the roof took over 30 minutes, News 12 reports.Police responded to the scene when they were called by the man's sister, according to News 12.To read the News 12 article, click here.

  6. 10 Westchester Students Will Be Honored For Outstanding Service

    10 Westchester Students Will Be Honored For Outstanding Service

    County Executive Rob Astorino and the Westchester County Youth Board will honor 10 Westchester students with the 2016 Milly Kibrick Youth Service Award for outstanding contributions to their communities at a dinner event on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. at Beckwith Pointe, 700 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle.The awards are given in memory of Milly Kibrick, a prominent county social worker, ...

  7. Passenger In I-684 Crash In North Salem Dies From Injuries

    Passenger In I-684 Crash In North Salem Dies From Injuries

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- A taxi passenger who was critically injured in a two-car crash near Exit 8 on Interstate 684 Friday afternoon has died, according to lohud.com.As reported in Daily Voice on Friday, troopers on the scene said an SUV taxi was stopped on the shoulder of the roadway, occupied by the driver and one passenger, when a white Nissan Pathfinder, occupied by the driver only, ...

  8. Passenger On I-684 Suffers Critical Injury

    Passenger On I-684 Suffers Critical Injury

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- New York State Police from Somers are investigating a two-car collision with a critical injury on Interstate 684.The crash reportedly occurred in the area of Hardscrabble Road on Friday at approximately 3:15 p.m., according to officials. Troopers on the scene are reporting that an SUV taxi was stopped on the shoulder of the roadway, occupied by the driver and one ...

  9. Police Step Up DWI Patrols Over Labor Day Weekend

    Police Step Up DWI Patrols Over Labor Day Weekend

    New York State Police from Troop K will increase patrols this Labor Day weekend to combat impaired and intoxicated driving, authorities said. The “Drunk Driving, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” National crackdown, which commenced on Aug. 19, runs through Labor Day weekend and will conclude on Sept. 5. State troopers will be highly visible this weekend, and will have zero tolerance for ...

  10. I-87 Lane Closed For Bridge Work Through December

    I-87 Lane Closed For Bridge Work Through December

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Repair work on the Ashford Avenue Bridge will require the extended closure of the northbound left lane on the New York State Thruway (I-87) between exit 7 (Ardsley – Route 9A) and exit 7A (Saw Mill River Parkway – Taconic State Parkway) in White Plains, according to the Thruway Authority. Two northbound lanes will remain open while the work is being ...

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