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  1. Suspect Apprehended In Pair Of Westchester Bank Robberies

    Suspect Apprehended In Pair Of Westchester Bank Robberies

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers police have charged a 48-year-old resident of Brooklyn in connection with a pair of bank robberies that were committed during the past two weeks, authorities said. The suspect, Victor Gaza, was placed under arrest by Yonkers detectives and charged with two counts of robbery in the first degree on Wednesday, according to officials. The arrest came about following ...

  2. Westchester Man Sentenced For Selling Heroin That Killed 23-Year-Old

    Westchester Man Sentenced For Selling Heroin That Killed 23-Year-Old

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A Peekskill man was sentenced Thursday to 186 months in prison for conspiring to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin in and around Westchester County during 2014, and distributing the heroin and fentanyl that resulted in the overdose death of a 23-year-old man, according to Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.The defendant, ...

  3. College Student, 21, Who Saves Man From TZB Jump 'Humbled' By Experience

    College Student, 21, Who Saves Man From TZB Jump 'Humbled' By Experience

    Even now, more than a week after pulling a would-be jumper to safety from the edge of the Tappan Zee Bridge, Nicholas Doddo, a 21-year-old college student, is still trying to come to terms with what happened. “I’m still struggling to find words for it,” said Doddo, who is from South Orange, N.J. “The whole thing was tragic. I’ve been absolutely humbled by the experience.”Doddo, a ...

  4. Gov. Cuomo Signs Legislation Expanding New York’s 'Move Over' Law

    Gov. Cuomo Signs Legislation Expanding New York’s 'Move Over' Law

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation expanding New York State's "Move Over” law to include volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers. The measure requires drivers to slow down and move over a lane when approaching a vehicle with flashing blue or green lights being operated by volunteer firefighters or ambulance workers involved in a roadside emergency. "Our first ...

  5. Teen Stabbed In Leg, Yonkers Police Say

    Teen Stabbed In Leg, Yonkers Police Say

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- A teenager was stabbed in the leg near 111 Beech St. about 10:30 p.m. Friday, according to lohud.com.A group of teenage boys is thought to have been responsible for attacking the teen, who was taken to Westchester Medical Center for treatment, according to lohud.com.To read the lohud.com story, click here.

  6. Police Investigating Double Shooting In Yonkers

    Police Investigating Double Shooting In Yonkers

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers police detectives are investigating an incident that left two men shot and another with facial injuries Saturday morning.Numerous patrol units responded to 31 School St. to a report of a male who had been shot at approximately 3 a.m., according to officials. Upon arrival, officers observed a large group of people in the street, and subsequently located a ...

  7. Police Investigate Four-Car Crash On Sprain Brook Parkway

    Police Investigate Four-Car Crash On Sprain Brook Parkway

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- New York State Police from the Hawthorne barracks are investigating a four-car personal injury auto collision that took place on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh Wednesday night.The crash occurred in the area of Mile Post Marker 5.0. Police were dispatched to the site of the crash at approximately 8:30 p.m., according to officials. A preliminary investigation ...

  8. Camp Counselor Charged In White Plains With Sexually Exploiting Minor

    Camp Counselor Charged In White Plains With Sexually Exploiting Minor

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A Port Chester teen who is a camp counselor in Connecticut has been arrested and charged with communicating with an underage victim online and convincing her to take and send sexually explicit photographs and videos online, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, and the New York Field Division of the FBI. The suspect, ...

  9. Con Edison Begins Gas Main Replacements On Crane Road In Scarsdale

    Con Edison Begins Gas Main Replacements On Crane Road In Scarsdale

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Con Edison began replacing approximately 1,800 linear feet of aging gas mains on Crane Road Monday. The work has resulted in road closings on Crane Road between Post Road/Route 22 and Stonehouse Road. The construction is expected to be completed within eight to 10 weeks, weather permitting. Police officers will be on site for traffic control, but vehicles and ...

  10. Burke Rehab Hospital Opens Outpatient Clinic In Armonk

    Burke Rehab Hospital Opens Outpatient Clinic In Armonk

    ARMONK, N.Y. -- Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, a nonprofit rehabilitation center based in White Plains, opened its newest outpatient rehabilitation clinic in Armonk on Monday, June 13. Located at 99 Business Park Drive, the venue is in the same building that houses the White Plains Hospital Medical & Wellness outpatient center.Situated just off Route 684, the new facility is ...

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