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  1. 'It Was Horrible,' Says Eyewitness Of Electrocution Of Man On Top Of Train In Westchester

    'It Was Horrible,' Says Eyewitness Of Electrocution Of Man On Top Of Train In Westchester

    A Fairfield County man who was a passenger on a Metro-North train in Westchester when a passenger was electrocuted after climbing on the roof of a train said the event was a "horrible" experience.Michael Pellicci, a Stamford resident,  was with a friend after attending the Boston Red Sox/Yankees game at Yankee Stadium when a 24-year-old man jumped on top of the New Haven-bound ...

  2. School District Issues Alert After Luring Incident SUV Driver, Two Girls

    School District Issues Alert After Luring Incident SUV Driver, Two Girls

    An alert was sent to parents of students after a man approached two students at a bus stop in the area.According to the alert from the Wappinger Central School District, the incident took place around 7:57 a.m. Friday when the two female Sheafe Road Elementary School students walking to the bus stop noticed a dark gray Subaru Outback parked in a local business, on Route 9 near Wenliss ...

  3. Off-Duty Police Officer From Westchester Seriously Injured In NYC Shooting That Leaves Two Dead

    Off-Duty Police Officer From Westchester Seriously Injured In NYC Shooting That Leaves Two Dead

    A 43-year-old off-duty Yonkers police officer is in surgery after being shot at least once and injured twice in the back during a New York City domestic dispute that ended with two dead.The incident took place around 6:52 a.m. Friday in a second-floor apartment on 77th Street in Queens, said New York City Police Department Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea.According to Shea, one of ...

  4. Eyewitness Gives Details After Man Killed Climbing On Top Of Metro-North Train

    Eyewitness Gives Details After Man Killed Climbing On Top Of Metro-North Train

    An eyewitness said it was a "horrible" experience that will stay with him forever after a man was killed after climbing on top of a Metro-North train Wednesday night.MTA officials said Michael Vigeant, 24, of Hudson, New Hampshire, was killed about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday after climbing on top of a Stamford-bound train between Larchmont and Mamaroneck and hitting overhead ...

  5. Crash Involving Overturned Vehicle Causes Gridlock New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Crash Involving Overturned Vehicle Causes Gridlock New Tappan Zee Bridge

    This story has been updated.There was gridlock on the Rockland-bound lanes of the new Tappan Zee Bridge after a crash that blocked two lanes for more than an hour.The crash took place around 1 p.m. Thursday when a car overturned on its side, said New York State Police Trooper Michael Cassella.One person received minor injuries in the crash, but traffic traveling northbound was backed up ...

  6. $10 Million Richer: Westchester Man Wins On Lottery Scratch-Off Ticket

    $10 Million Richer: Westchester Man Wins On Lottery Scratch-Off Ticket

    One lucky Westchester man is $10 million richer after purchasing a scratch-off lottery ticket. The man will be identified at 1 p.m. Friday when he picks up his giant check from the New York Lottery’s Yolanda Vega at the store where he purchased his ticket, lottery officials said.The Westchester County resident won his prize on a $10,000 a Week for Life scratch-off ticket that he ...

  7. ID Released Of Man Killed Climbing On Top Of Train In Westchester

    ID Released Of Man Killed Climbing On Top Of Train In Westchester

    As MTA officials release the name of the man killed after climbing on top of a Metro-North train Wednesday night, one witness to the event said it was a "horrible" experience that will stay with him forever.MTA officials said Michael Vigeant, 24, of Hudson, New Hampshire, was killed about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday after climbing on top of a Stamford-bound train between Larchmont ...

  8. Man Dies After Climbing On Top Of Metro-North Train In Westchester

    Man Dies After Climbing On Top Of Metro-North Train In Westchester

    Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Man Killed After Climbing On Top Of Train In WestchesterA man was killed overnight after climbing on top of a Metro-North train and coming into contact with live wires.The incident took place around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday after the man tried to get on top of a train headed to New Haven, Metro-North officials said.The train stopped between ...

  9. Nearly 200 Handguns, Rifles Now Off The Streets After Buyback In Peekskill

    Nearly 200 Handguns, Rifles Now Off The Streets After Buyback In Peekskill

    A total of 185 guns are off the streets thanks to the efforts of the Peekskill Police Department during their annual Gun Buyback Event.The event, held Saturday, Sept. 15 at the United Methodist Church, was designed to get unwanted and/or unsecured guns off the street and out of people’s homes, according to Peekskill Chief of Police Donald Halmy.Out of the 185 guns turned in, 97 were ...

  10. Sexual Assault Suspect From Northern Westchester Caught After Police Search

    Sexual Assault Suspect From Northern Westchester Caught After Police Search

    Police apprehended a man described as armed and dangerous who was wanted for a sexual assault and had managed to escape during a pursuit.Andre Sims, 35, of the City of Peekskill was arrested Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. at St. Vincent Hospital in Westchester County in Harrison by the New York State Police B.C.I. and City of Newburgh detectives, City of Newburgh Police Det. Lt. Joseph Burns ...

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