WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The following is a roundup of the week's top stories for Westchester County.
- Five people, including one from White Plains and one from Yonkers, have been indicted in a $33 million mortgage fraud conspiracy in Westchester and Putnam counties, according to Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
- An 18-year-old man is set to be arraigned after stabbing a Mount Vernon student in the back on Wednesday.
- Twenty-six Westchester County school districts are among the 100 best in New York , according to brand-new 2017 rankings just released by the education website Niche.
- A coyote that attacked several people in Ossining this week did have rabies, tests by the Westchester County Department of Health confirmed Friday.
- A state trooper from the Hawthorne barracks was struck by an impaired driver while investigating a motor-vehicle crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway on Thursday at approximately 4:40 p.m. in Mount Pleasant.
- The Mount Vernon firefighter that found himself in hot water earlier this year for a fiery social media post is back on the job following a lengthy suspension.
- A New York Department of Environmental Conservation officer is in stable condition at a local hospital after he was shot by a hunter who mistook him for a deer in Pine Plains on Tuesday while new details have emerged regarding the incident.
- Commuters should be prepared for lane closures and slow downs on Interstate 684 southbound on Monday, Dec. 5 and Tuesday, Dec. 6, for road maintenance, according to the New York Department of Transportation.
- A teenager was arrested at a Scarsdale bank late last week after being caught with a forged check following a bizarre joyride from the Bronx with her “Facebook friend’s cousins.”
- Harrison Central School District's new director of physical education, health and athletics is bringing years of experience as a New York City gym teacher, coach and athletic director to Harrison schools.
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