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  1. Murder Arrest, ID Theft Ring Targeting Northern Westchester Top News

    Murder Arrest, ID Theft Ring Targeting Northern Westchester Top News

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The arrest of the killer of a North Salem socialite and a second arrest in a Pound Ridge identity theft ring topped the news for the week. The former day laborer charged in the bludgeoning death of an 83-year-old socialite on a sprawling 300-acre estate that shocked the bucolic town of North Salem and the area returned to court on Tuesday. Click here to read ...

  2. Driving On NY State Thruway? There's An App For That, Westchester

    Driving On NY State Thruway? There's An App For That, Westchester

    Commuters and those just out for a drive on one of the state's thruways can now navigate their path or check on road conditions with a new mobile app from the New York State Thruway Authority.The app, announced Friday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, provides motorists direct access to real-time traffic and navigation assistance while on the go, along with detailed Thruway services information for ...

  3. Former Employee Sues Banana Republic For $1M Over Ban On Braids

    Former Employee Sues Banana Republic For $1M Over Ban On Braids

    This story has been updated.A former Banana Republic employee at The Westchester Mall who was told her braids were "too urban" has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the company for racial discrimination.The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Destiny Tompkins in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Monday by New York City Attorney John Horowitz, names the Banana Republic, it's parent ...

  4. Thruway Closures Scheduled During Dismantling Of Old Tappan Zee Bridge

    Thruway Closures Scheduled During Dismantling Of Old Tappan Zee Bridge

    As work continues on dismantling the old Tappan Zee Bridge, with a large section of steel above the Metro-North Hudson Line removed last weekend, commuters can expect additional lane closures The closures will take place on the New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) northbound/westbound traffic lanes from exit 9 (Tarrytown – Sleepy Hollow – US Route 9) to exit 10 (Nyack – South Nyack – US ...

  5. Cardinal Dolan To Visit Green Haven Correctional Facility In Stormville

    Cardinal Dolan To Visit Green Haven Correctional Facility In Stormville

    Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of St. Paul’s Catholic Chapel at Green Haven Correctional Facility in Stormville with a mass for inmates and staff.The mass will take place at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 20, at the maximum-security correctional facility for men. The prison houses some 1,960 inmates, with about 18 percent ...

  6. Two Teens Arrested May Be Involved In Other Westchester Vehicle Larcenies

    Two Teens Arrested May Be Involved In Other Westchester Vehicle Larcenies

    Two teens nabbed Friday for breaking into a vehicle may be involved in other vehicle larcenies in the area, according to Greenburgh Police.The teens, a 16-year-old and 17-year-old, both from Mount Vernon, were arrested after Greenburgh police received a 911 call from a resident of Ridge Road in Hartsdale reporting two men breaking into his vehicle, said Sgt. Robert Whiting.The resident ...

  7. FDNY Lieutenant From Hudson Valley Dies At 49 From 9/11 Related Cancer

    FDNY Lieutenant From Hudson Valley Dies At 49 From 9/11 Related Cancer

    Just two days before he died from Stage 4 colon cancer on Sunday, Nov. 12, Lt. Edward (Eddie) McDonagh, a retired Rockland County FDNY lieutenant, gave a speech during the Irish Echo’s First Responders Awards Dinner."He was larger than life and such a good man," said his wife, Kimberly McDonagh on Friday. "He was the love of my life and the consummate New Yorker."The ...

  8. Residents' Complaints Lead To Ossining Massage Parlor Arrests

    Residents' Complaints Lead To Ossining Massage Parlor Arrests

    Several people running an illegal massage parlor in Ossining quickly learned not to mess with a group of local moms and other interested residents. Over the past several weeks, the Ossining Police Department heard from dozens of residents who were concerned about a "spa" located at 141 Croton Ave., said Chief Kevin Sylvester."Online reviews and whispers around our ...

  9. Petition Launched Protesting Change In Marist Mascot's Name

    Petition Launched Protesting Change In Marist Mascot's Name

    After more than 38 years of romping across basketball courts and football fields, Marist College in Poughkeepsie has quietly changed the name of its school mascot from "Shooter," to "Frankie the Fox," prompting some not happy about the change to post an online petition."We felt this was the right time to make a change: Marist wants its athletics program to be ...

  10. Putnam DA Tendy Named Special Prosecutor In Murder Case

    Putnam DA Tendy Named Special Prosecutor In Murder Case

    Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy has been appointed as the special prosecutor in a Poughkeepsie homicide case because a Dutchess County assistant district attorney will serve as a witness in the case, according to Dutchess County District Attorney William Grady.The assistant district attorney will testify as a witness in the case against Nicole Addimando, 28, who is accused ...

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