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  1. Two School Buses Involved In Carmel Crash

    Two School Buses Involved In Carmel Crash

    About 20 students and a couple of adults are being evaluated following a crash between two school buses at the intersection of Route 311 and North Terry Hill Road in the Hamlet of Lake Carmel in the Town of Kent.No injuries were reported in the crash that occurred around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, officials said.Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 

  2. Coyote Killed After Attacking Girl In Westchester Was Rabid

    Coyote Killed After Attacking Girl In Westchester Was Rabid

    The coyote that lunged at, and bit a 5-year-old girl at Carroll Park in Thornwood Sunday has tested positive for rabies.The incident took place around 4 p.m. Sunday at the park on Kensico Road when police said the coyote attacked the girl who was playing on the playground.The child, who was at the park with her parents, was "just playing with other children when the coyote ...

  3. Officers Hospitalized After State Police Cruiser Collides With Town PD Car

    Officers Hospitalized After State Police Cruiser Collides With Town PD Car

    An investigation is underway after a crash between a New York State Police cruiser and a Town of Newburgh Police vehicle.The crash occurred around 9:34 p.m. Sunday, on Route 300 in the town of Newburgh, said Trooper Steven Nevel.When the crash occurred, both vehicles were traveling southbound, the state police vehicle was traveling in the driving lane and the Town of Newburgh Police ...

  4. Teacher Accused Of Exposing Himself At Library In Northern Westchester

    Teacher Accused Of Exposing Himself At Library In Northern Westchester

    A 60-year-old school teacher in Westchester has been charged with public lewdness after exposing himself to an adult female at Ossining Public Library.The incident took place Thursday evening at the library at 53 Croton Ave, said Ossining Police Chief Kevin Sylvester.The woman called police right away and officers were able to arrest Jeffrey Wrightman of White Plains. Wrightman, a ...

  5. Mother Refused Court Order To Hand Over Child Day Before Death, Lawyer Says

    Mother Refused Court Order To Hand Over Child Day Before Death, Lawyer Says

    A knife-wielding mother, who was later shot by police after they found her toddler severely injured, refused to turn over the child under a court order a day before the child died, officials said.But the attorney for the devasted father of the 2 1/2-year-old Mamaroneck girl who died Saturday in a domestic incident said village police "refused to execute" the signed temporary ...

  6. Off-Duty Officer Rescues 5-Year-Old After Coyote Attack At Westchester Park

    Off-Duty Officer Rescues 5-Year-Old After Coyote Attack At Westchester Park

    An off-duty Irvington police officer saved a 5-year-old girl from a coyote who had attacked and bitten her at a Thornwood park.The incident took place around 4 p.m. Sunday at James M. Carroll Park on Kensico Road when police said a coyote attacked a 5-year-old girl who was playing on the playground.The child, who was at the park with her parents, was "just playing with other ...

  7. Wanted Yorktown Man Arrested After Putnam Traffic Stop

    Wanted Yorktown Man Arrested After Putnam Traffic Stop

    A wanted Westchester County man was scooped up during a traffic stop by the Putnam County Sheriff Office.Kevin A. Valenzuela, 29, of Yorktown Heights, was stopped around 2 a.m. Saturday, April 14, by Deputy Sheriff Ronald Yeager after he observed the vehicle, which he knew the owner was wanted while patrolling the Lake Peekskill area of Putnam Valley.Valenzuela was charged with driving ...

  8. Six First-Graders Injured, 18 Examined After Ceiling Collapses

    Six First-Graders Injured, 18 Examined After Ceiling Collapses

    Click here for an updated story: All First-Graders Released From Hospital After Ceiling CollapsesTwenty-four first-grade students were hospitalized after a portion of the ceiling in a teaching station at the Madden Outdoor Education Center in Putnam County collapsed.The incident took place around 11:30 a.m. Friday while the students from the Mahopac-based Fulmar Road Elementary School ...

  9. I-684 Closure Update: State Police Vehicle Rear-Ended By Tractor-Trailer

    I-684 Closure Update: State Police Vehicle Rear-Ended By Tractor-Trailer

    Click here for an updated story: Tractor-Trailer Driver Faces Charges After Rear-Ending Cruiser On I-684A New York State trooper conducting a traffic stopped was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer, closing all lanes on a stretch of northbound I-684 late Friday morning in Northern Westchester.All lanes reopened at around 3 p.m.According to Trooper AJ Hicks, the tractor-trailer spun out of ...

  10. Two-Vehicle Crash Involving Tractor-Trailer Causes I-84 Delays

    Two-Vehicle Crash Involving Tractor-Trailer Causes I-84 Delays

    Traffic on I-84 is now moving freely following an early morning crash between a tractor-trailer and a car that caused delays during the commute, according to state police.The incident occurred around 7:23 a.m. Friday near the Maybrook exit, just east of Exit 5, police said.Trooper Steven Nevel said there were no injuries reported and that the crash has been cleared as of 9 a.m. 

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