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  1. Two City Of Poughkeepsie Men Charged With Murder

    Two City Of Poughkeepsie Men Charged With Murder

    This story has been updated.DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. --  Two City of Poughkeepsie men have been charged with the murder of a city man after police received reports of a person being tied up and beaten.The murdered man was found around 1:11 a.m. Monday when responding City of Poughkeepsie police officers found an unidentified man bound and dead in a first-floor apartment at 48 Marshall St., ...

  2. Cold Case Of Girl Found Dead In Northern Westchester Remains Mystery

    Cold Case Of Girl Found Dead In Northern Westchester Remains Mystery

    It might have taken place 47 years ago, but Troop K of the New York State Police, have not forgotten the murder of a 15-year-old girl whose body was found in Northern Westchester and still remains unsolved.The case goes back to Nov. 15, 1970, when the body of Alice Lezan of Franklin Township, N.J., was found bound with a rope inside a red sleeping bag at the bottom of a 60-foot drop ...

  3. Patterson Family Donates Two K-9 Dogs To Putnam Sheriff's Office

    Patterson Family Donates Two K-9 Dogs To Putnam Sheriff's Office

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. --  The Putnam County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit has two new pure-bred German shepherds along with two new vehicles, thanks to a donation from a Patterson family, said Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith.Joseph Stilwell and Monika Stilwell also paid to have the dogs—a male named “Lex” and a male named “Kato”—flown from Holland to the U.S., along with an obedience trainer, ...

  4. Latimer 'Trump'-ing Astorino, Upsets In Northern Westchester Races Top News

    Latimer 'Trump'-ing Astorino, Upsets In Northern Westchester Races Top News

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. --  Two election stories topped the news in Northern Westchester for the week. State Sen. George Latimer upset two-term incumbent Rob Astorino on Tuesday in the race for Westchester County Executive. Click here to read the story.Longtime Mount Kisco Mayor Michael Cindrich is out. Click here to read the story.Here are some of the other top stories of the week ...

  5. New Hepatitis Exposure Reported In Westchester

    New Hepatitis Exposure Reported In Westchester

    Westchester Health Departments officials are warning that another possible Hepatitis A exposure has taken place in the county.The latest, at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Briarcliff Manor, is connected to the earlier exposure at bartaco restaurant in Port Chester which infected five people.In a statement, the department said that an employee of the club was infected by one of the ...

  6. Warning Issued After Sex Assault Near Metro-North Station In Westchester

    Warning Issued After Sex Assault Near Metro-North Station In Westchester

    Following the sexual assault of a young woman near the Metro-North station, the police chief in White Plains warned residents to be "be careful and aware of their surroundings.""I always tell residents to be thoughtful of where they are walking, and if possible to make sure they are with someone," said Police Chief Anne FitzSimmons. "It's important to always be ...

  7. 6-Year-Old Girl Hit, Killed By Bus In Orange County

    6-Year-Old Girl Hit, Killed By Bus In Orange County

    This story has been updated.A 6-year-old girl was hit and killed by a school bus in the village of Kiryas Joel in the town of Monroe in Orange County, according to the New York State Police.The child was hit around 11:15 a.m., Friday by the bus near Acres Road, said Trooper Steve Nevel, spokesman for the New York State Police.After the bus stopped to let several children off, Leah Mezzi ...

  8. Central, Northern Westchester YMCAs Join Global #GivingTuesday

    Central, Northern Westchester YMCAs Join Global #GivingTuesday

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. --  Westchester residents interested in helping a kid attend a summer camp or take swimming lessons, will want to take part in the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester #GivingTuesday effort, on Nov. 28.#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to ...

  9. Alleged Bed Bug Infestation Prompts Hudson Valley Couple To Sue Disney

    Alleged Bed Bug Infestation Prompts Hudson Valley Couple To Sue Disney

    A Hudson Valley couple who were bitten by bed bugs at a Vero Beach, Fla., Disney Vacation resort is suing the company for a ruined vacation and physical and emotional distress, said the Poughkeepsie Journal.According to a lawsuit, filed in June, Allyson L. Masciotti-Hamedl and Kevin Hamedl, of Poughquag in Dutchess County, claim Disney failed to “exercise reasonable care and breached ...

  10. Creepy Crickets: Spider-Like 'Sprickets' Crawling Around Westchester Homes

    Creepy Crickets: Spider-Like 'Sprickets' Crawling Around Westchester Homes

    They have long legs and can look like a large wolf spider, and if you get close enough to one, they will jump right in your face.We are talking about spider or camel crickets who love to multiply in mass in dark, damp places like basements and bathrooms and attic areas. Bug experts say they also love caves, which is more their natural habitat. But over the past few years, these creepy ...

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