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  1. Four From Hudson Valley Win $13M In NY Lottery

    Four From Hudson Valley Win $13M In NY Lottery

    Four Westchester residents will need a large wallet to carry their giant checks when they are presented with their combined winnings of $13 million from recent Lottery games by Yolanda Vega.The four, who won on three separate tickets, will receive their checks at Empire City Casino in Yonkers at 1 p.m. Thursday, the New York Lottery said.The lucky winners include a Cortlandt woman, who ...

  2. ID Released For Poughkeepsie Teen Killed In School Bus Crash

    ID Released For Poughkeepsie Teen Killed In School Bus Crash

    Police have identified the person killed in a crash with a school bus in the area on Monday morning.According to Lt. Robert Benson, Tondra Lashae Walker, 19, of Poughkeepsie, was pronounced dead at the scene after being partially ejected from her vehicle during the crash that occurred around 8 a.m. Monday on South Quaker Lane and Dana Place in Hyde Park.A preliminary investigation ...

  3. Poughkeepsie Man Nabbed For Domestic Violence Assault

    Poughkeepsie Man Nabbed For Domestic Violence Assault

    A Poughkeepsie man was nabbed after more than a year for a domestic violence assault in which he never turned up in court.Reginald Alston, 51, was arrested Friday, May 4, on a bench warrant for third-degree assault, said Town of Lloyd Police Lt. James Janso.Alston was arraigned and remanded to the Ulster County Jail on $500 cash bail or $2,000 insurance bond, he said.He is due to appear ...

  4. 25-Year-Old Man Killed In Bear Mountain Bridge Jump

    25-Year-Old Man Killed In Bear Mountain Bridge Jump

    A 25-year-old Westchester man was killed after jumping from the Bear Mountain Bridge.The incident took place around 6 p.m. Tuesday when the unidentified man from Mount Pleasant died after jumping from bridge, according to state police.The man parked his vehicle on the side of the road and walked to the mid-span of the bridge where he jumped, said Trooper AJ Hicks, with the state ...

  5. Area Teen Killed In Crash Remembered As Charming Aspiring Chef

    Area Teen Killed In Crash Remembered As Charming Aspiring Chef

    A Westchester teen who was killed in a motorcycle crash on Route 7 in Norwalk is being remembered as a charming, aspiring chef just days after he was laid to rest.Nathan Spiro, 19, of Bedford, died on May 1 following the April 30 crash and just two weeks before his 20th birthday. The son of Marc and Debbie Spiro, of Bedford, Nathan was an accomplished, aspiring chef whose personality, ...

  6. Taconic Parkway Reopens After Rollover Crash Involving School Bus

    Taconic Parkway Reopens After Rollover Crash Involving School Bus

    UpdateAll lanes on the Taconic State Parkway have reopened after a crash earlier Wednesday morning involving a school bus.Original reportAll southbound lanes and one northbound lane of the Taconic State Parkway are closed due to a school bus crash, according to the New York State Police.The rollover took place around 8:18 a.m. Wednesday north of Bryant Pond Road in Putnam Valley, said ...

  7. Car Slams Into Westchester Restaurant, Causing Serious Damage

    Car Slams Into Westchester Restaurant, Causing Serious Damage

    A driver slammed her car into Tombolino Ristorante in Yonkers, landing partially through the wall and causing serious damage.According to Yonkers Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Fitzpatrick, the incident took place around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday as the woman was leaving the adjacent bank parking lot. There were no injuries, and the Kimball Avenue restaurant is still expected to be able to open in ...

  8. False Report Of Man With Gun Caused Lockdown At Hudson Valley School

    False Report Of Man With Gun Caused Lockdown At Hudson Valley School

    UpdateA false report made by a student of a man with a gun led to a lockdown at the Chester Academy in Orange County on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.The age of the student has not been released.Original report:Multiple police agencies are on the scene at the Chester Academy in Orange County after reports of an armed man on the campus, according to the New York State Police.The ...

  9. Five Cats Killed In Hudson Valley House Fire

    Five Cats Killed In Hudson Valley House Fire

    Five cats were killed in a Northern Westchester house fire that is believed to have started in the kitchen, according to firefighters.Croton-on-Hudson Volunteer Fire Department was called to a house fire on Maple Street around 3:30 p.m. Monday and found the house in flames, with no one at home, the department said.Due to a coordinated, aggressive interior fire attack, the fire was held ...

  10. Village Attorney Charged With 'Fixing' Tickets, Zoning Issues

    Village Attorney Charged With 'Fixing' Tickets, Zoning Issues

    A former Spring Valley Village attorney has been charged with official misconduct for "fixing" tickets and zoning issues, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe.Lawrence "Larry" Weissman, 56, of Sloatsburg, was charged Tuesday with one count of official misconduct, the DA's Office said.The arrest is the result of a lengthy investigation by ...

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