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  1. Ex-Area Resident Scott Kiernan, Syracuse University, NFL Player, Dies At 43

    Ex-Area Resident Scott Kiernan, Syracuse University, NFL Player, Dies At 43

    A former NFL player from the area who was a team captain at Syracuse University has died at age 43.Scott Weston Kiernan, who grew up in Greenwich, died suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 4 in Clermont, Florida. A cause of death was not released.A former Syracuse football offensive lineman, Kiernan, was well known as the player who co-captained the 1998 Big East champions, before moving on to ...

  2. 'Kayak Killer' Could Get Nearly $500K In Late Fiancé's Life Insurance

    'Kayak Killer' Could Get Nearly $500K In Late Fiancé's Life Insurance

    Angelika Graswald, aka the "Hudson River Kayak Killer," could walk away with more than $490,000 in life insurance benefits from the man whose death she pleaded guilty to helping cause, according to a court ruling made in Dutchess Surrogate's Court.But the fight for the money could be brutal if the family of her late fiancé, Vincent Viafore, can't convince Graswald to forfeit ...

  3. Girl Stabs Fellow Teen, Injures Adult In Westchester, Police Say

    Girl Stabs Fellow Teen, Injures Adult In Westchester, Police Say

    A 13-year-old girl staying at the Graham Windham residential center in Hastings-on-Hudson stabbed a fellow teenager there and injured a staff member.The event took place Friday, Jan. 12, when the teen attacked a staff member with a weapon, said Hastings-on-Hudson Police Lt. David Dosin.During the altercation, another student tried to intervene and suffered a "superficial" stab ...

  4. Crash Involving NYSTA Truck Ties Up Traffic At I-287/I-87

    Crash Involving NYSTA Truck Ties Up Traffic At I-287/I-87

    This story has been updated.Motorists experienced delays on both I-287 and I-87 in Tarrytown due to a crash involving a New York State Thruway Authority truck. The crash, which occurred around 12:15 p.m. Thursday, initially resulted in one lane being closed where the two roadways meet, according to the New York State Police.Injuries were said to be minor, but traffic was congested due ...

  5. Production Crew/Casting Call For Movie Being Shot In Hudson Valley

    Production Crew/Casting Call For Movie Being Shot In Hudson Valley

    For those looking to break into the movie business, now's your chance to work for free on a short horror film filming in the Hudson Valley next month. Kaleidoscope Productions is working on a "no budget" short film in Newburgh on Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25 to be entered into film festivals. The film is about a sheriff in small town in upstate New York who uncovers a ...

  6. Police Locate Missing 12-Year-Old Hudson Valley Boy

    Police Locate Missing 12-Year-Old Hudson Valley Boy

    A Hudson Valley boy who was missing for a day has been located by police in a hospital waiting room.Jordan Acres, 12, of Kingston went missing about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday when he was last seen near the Boys & Girls Club, said Kingston Police.Police found the boy about 24 hours later at the Kingston Hospital waiting room trying to stay warm, said Det. Lt. Thierry Croizer."He wanted ...

  7. Passenger Nabbed With Heroin In Putnam Valley Stop

    Passenger Nabbed With Heroin In Putnam Valley Stop

    A 28-year-old Putnam man was nabbed with heroin after deputies received a report of a suspicious vehicle, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.Deputies discovered Maher I. Jamal of Putnam Valley after receiving the call around 11:01 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, for a suspicious vehicle in the area of Bonie Wood Drive in the Town of Putnam Valley, said Capt. Lisa Ortolano.Deputies ...

  8. Carmel Man, 22, Nabbed For Selling Illegal Prescription Drugs In Putnam

    Carmel Man, 22, Nabbed For Selling Illegal Prescription Drugs In Putnam

    A 22-year-old Carmel man was arrested in Putnam County after selling pills to an undercover deputy, according to Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr.Jamie J. Mclean was arrested Thursday, Jan. 11, by a deputy with the Narcotics Enforcement Unit after he developed information that Mclean was involved in the sale of prescription drugs, said Capt. Lisa Ortolano.The deputy was able ...

  9. Oh, Deer! Firefighters Make Quite A Rescue On Frozen Westchester Lake

    Oh, Deer! Firefighters Make Quite A Rescue On Frozen Westchester Lake

    It was quite the afternoon for Sleepy Hollow Fire Chief John Korzelius when he crawled out onto a lake to rescue a deer stranded on a frozen lake in Pocantico Hills.The department received the call about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday about a wobbly deer who was slipping and sliding on the ice trying to get to back to land. Sleepy Hollow firefighters, along with Pocantico Hills firefighters were ...

  10. Cashless Tolling Amnesty Program To Launch On New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Cashless Tolling Amnesty Program To Launch On New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Motorists with outstanding toll violations will have a chance to wipe the slate clean under a cashless toll amnesty program for customers using the new Tappan Zee Bridge unveiled by the Thruway Authority on Wednesday.The program, which runs for three weeks in February, allows motorists with violations to avoid fees and penalties, even if they have gone to collections, said Thruway ...

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