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  1. Astorino Gets Close Look At Active-Shooter Training For Westchester Police

    Astorino Gets Close Look At Active-Shooter Training For Westchester Police

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino addressed a group of Westchester County police officers and observed the active-shooter tactical training they received Wednesday at the Westchester County Police Academy in Valhalla.“The horrific events that occurred in Orlando are a stark reminder of the need for patrol officers to have the best training, equipment ...

  2. Paulin's Bill To Help ID Human Trafficking Victims Passes State Senate

    Paulin's Bill To Help ID Human Trafficking Victims Passes State Senate

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Legislation written by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) to help physicians and health care workers better identify human trafficking victims was passed by the New York State Senate on Tuesday, and will be sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be signed into law. Paulin’s bill would require every general hospital, public health center, diagnostic center, treatment ...

  3. Police Dish Out 36 Tickets In Sprain Brook Parkway Detail

    Police Dish Out 36 Tickets In Sprain Brook Parkway Detail

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- New York State Police doled out 36 tickets during a speed enforcement detail on Wednesday.The assignment took place on the Sprain Brook Parkway in the city of Yonkers between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., according to officials.The vast majority of the tickets – 32 of them – were for speeding violations, police report. The rest of the traffic stops resulted in two ...

  4. Report Of Downed Hot Air Balloon In Hudson Turns Out To Be False Alarm

    Report Of Downed Hot Air Balloon In Hudson Turns Out To Be False Alarm

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department leapt into action this weekend for a call that turned out to be a false alarm. The department was summoned to the Hudson River for the report of a hot air balloon down north of Sing Sing Prison in Ossining and south of Croton Point Park at 8:21 p.m. Friday. Croton firefighters, along with Westchester County Department of ...

  5. White Plains Fire Bureau Gets Federal Grant For Breathing Gear

    White Plains Fire Bureau Gets Federal Grant For Breathing Gear

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- U.S. Rep. Nita M. Lowey, D-Westchester/Rockland, has announced that two Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grants have been awarded to the White Plains Fire Bureau and the Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps.Through the grants, the White Plains Fire Bureau received $361,646 to replace outdated breathing equipment, while the Ossining ...

  6. Westchester County Launches Plan To Combat Zika Virus

    Westchester County Launches Plan To Combat Zika Virus

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- County Executive Rob Astorino presented Westchester’s plan to protect residents from the potential threat of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases on Thursday.Joined by Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler and Assistant Commissioner for Environmental Health Peter DeLucia at the Kensico Dam playground in Valhalla, Astorino described the county’s strategies ...

  7. Railroad Crossing Safety Bill Awaits Governor's Approval

    Railroad Crossing Safety Bill Awaits Governor's Approval

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- The state Senate has passed bill S.3458B, which would require the Department of Transportation to conduct a comprehensive statewide study of level grade rail crossings, Sen. David Carlucci, D-Westchester/Rockland, has announced.The bill, which the state Assembly passed in March, stems from the collision of a Metro-North commuter train with an SUV at a highway-railroad ...

  8. Westchester Celebrating Jewish History, Heritage In White Plains

    Westchester Celebrating Jewish History, Heritage In White Plains

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Westchester's Jewish History and Heritage Month Celebration will be held on Monday, May 16, at 6 p.m. at the Michaelian Office Building, 148 Martine Ave. The event will be hosted by The Westchester County Board of Legislators and the Westchester Jewish Council. A meet-and-greet with the Board of Legislators, a light reception and a commemorative ceremony will be ...

  9. White Plains Man Allegedly Breaks Fish Tank During Domestic Dispute

    White Plains Man Allegedly Breaks Fish Tank During Domestic Dispute

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Yorktown police have charged a 40-year-old resident of White Plains with criminal mischief and menacing, following an alleged domestic altercation.The arrest stemmed from the report of a past domestic incident made by a female at Police Headquarters on Wednesday, April 27, at approximately 9:37 a.m., according to officials.An officer was assigned and conducted ...

  10. 14 Hospitalized After Carbon Monoxide Scare In Westchester

    14 Hospitalized After Carbon Monoxide Scare In Westchester

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Fourteen people staying at a North Avenue residence for Passover were taken to area hospitals to have their blood-oxygen levels checked after a carbon monoxide alarm went off on Saturday morning at about 4:30 a.m., according to multiple reports.EMTs and firefighters came to the scene; the residents were conscious and are expected to be okay, according to lohud.com. ...

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