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  1. Westchester Assemblyman Sponsors Law To Help ID Dead, Missing Persons

    Westchester Assemblyman Sponsors Law To Help ID Dead, Missing Persons

    RYE, N.Y. – Law enforcement agencies seeking to resolve cold cases and family members dealing with the heartbreak of a missing loved one got an important boost from legislation signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The new law, which was sponsored by Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) and State Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island), promotes a more comprehensive sharing of fingerprints and ...

  2. Kids, Hot Cars Are Deadly Combination, NY Health Department Warns

    Kids, Hot Cars Are Deadly Combination, NY Health Department Warns

    Kids and hot cars are a deadly combination, according to an advisory by the New York State Department of Health.In 2014, more than 30 children in the U.S., including a baby in New York, died from heatstroke after being left alone in hot cars. The New York State Department of Health reminds all caretakers of the following tips to keep children safe this summer:There is no safe amount of ...

  3. Pokemon Go Stops Come To Local Supermarkets

    Pokemon Go Stops Come To Local Supermarkets

    The Pokemon Go craze has taken over the U.S., and now supermarkets are joining the fun, reports Supermarket News. Chains such as Stew Leonard’s are drawing customers in with Pokestops and contests for gift cards, according to Supermarket News. Stew Leonard’s, with stores in Yonkers and several in Connecticut, is a Pokestop and reminded customers in a Facebook post that, “Clover is so ...

  4. Research Shows Dinosaurs May Have Mumbled, Not Roared

    Research Shows Dinosaurs May Have Mumbled, Not Roared

    A new report suggests that dinosaurs never emitted the loud, frightening roar so many believe they did, but instead, may have mumbled with their mouths closed, according to Futurity. Research published in the journal “Evolution” looks at how some birds make sound through closed-mouth vocalization, which are sounds produced through the skin around the neck when the beak remains closed, ...

  5. James O'Neill, Co-Founder Of 9/11 Memorial In Carmel, Dies At 59

    James O'Neill, Co-Founder Of 9/11 Memorial In Carmel, Dies At 59

    EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. – James J. O’Neill, of East Fishkill, died suddenly on Sunday, July 17. He was 59. Born March 28, 1957, and raised in the Bronx, he was a graduate of Visitation School and Cardinal Hayes High School. He joined the N.Y. Police Department on Nov. 17, 1979, and rose to the rank of sergeant supervisor, detective squad, before retiring on Nov. 30, 1999. He was a member of ...

  6. I-684 Lane Closures Will Last Through September

    I-684 Lane Closures Will Last Through September

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Overnight single- and double-lane closures are planned for northbound and southbound Interstate 684, between Exit 6 (Route 35) and Exit 8 (Hardscrabble Road) from Sundays through Thursdays starting Saturday, July 16 and will last through Sept. 30, officials said.The closures are so crews can perform construction activities, weather permitting. Single-lane ...

  7. Yorktown Town Board Sets Hearing To Ban Sale Of Puppy Mill Dogs

    Yorktown Town Board Sets Hearing To Ban Sale Of Puppy Mill Dogs

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Town of Yorktown could soon take a stand against puppy mills.The Yorktown Town Board scheduled an Aug. 2 public hearing at Tuesday's work session to discuss a local law that would ban pet stores from selling dogs and cats bred in puppy mills, according to Citizens For An Informed Yorktown.Other agenda items included: Tree law: The discussion was taken off the agenda ...

  8. Coldwell Banker Finds Homes For Pets In Somers

    Coldwell Banker Finds Homes For Pets In Somers

    SOMERS, N.Y. – Coldwell Banker finds homes not only for humans, but for pets as well, by hosting the Westchester SPCA at the Coldwell Banker Somers office on Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for an Adopt A Pet event.In addition to inviting the public to consider adopting a pet, Coldwell Banker will collect donations for the SPCA, such as cat food, dog food, leashes, collars and other ...

  9. Months-Long I-684 Lane Closures Start Saturday

    Months-Long I-684 Lane Closures Start Saturday

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Overnight single- and double-lane closures are planned for northbound and southbound Interstate 684, between Exit 6 (Route 35) and Exit 8 (Hardscrabble Road) from Sundays through Thursdays starting Saturday, July 16 and will last through Sept. 30, officials said.The closures are so crews can perform construction activities, weather permitting. Single-lane ...

  10. Route 35 Closing For Maintenance In Somers

    Route 35 Closing For Maintenance In Somers

    SOMERS, N.Y. – Route 35 between Route 118 and Route 100 in Somers is expected to be closed on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to the New York State Department of Transportation. The route will close while crews perform maintenance activities, weather permitting. Motorists should follow the posted detours, but expect delays. Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling ...

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