WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Here's a look at last week's top stories from around Northern Westchester County.
- Archbishop Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan honed in on the message of redemption while visiting Westchester County jail, where he conducted a holiday Mass Monday.
- Westchester publisher and strip club owner Selim "Sam" Zherka, of Somers, took a plea deal for 37 months in prison for his involvement in a real estate scheme, according to Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
- Rye's city manager released additional details Monday about a threat two years ago on the city's computer system involving the Iranian government.
- A 14-year-old student at Lakeland High School was arrested and charged with third-degree-attempted-assault last Tuesday after a recent altercation inside the school cafeteria, according to the Yorktown Police Department.
- New York State Police are looking for Cortlandt resident George J. Foster, who is wanted for allegedly menacing with a firearm and reportedly has outstanding warrants on him in New York and South Carolina.
- New York State Police from the Brewster barracks and Somers barracks and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department have issued an alert to residents of Westchester and Putnam counties to lock their vehicles, following a rash of car larcenies in residential neighborhoods.
- GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, who owns an estate in Bedford, has launched attacks against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of Chappaqua, the Democratic presidential frontrunner.
- Janeil Myke, a 24-year-old Peekskill resident, has been arrested and charged in the murder of 22-year-old Stephen Agosto, also of Peekskill, which occurred in Peekskill last Sunday night, police said.
- Briarcliff Manor Police Chief Norman Campion, who recently was suspended, has retired from the police force.
- Kids can learn cool tricks to wow friends and family with at an upcoming magic workshop at the Pound Ridge Library.
- Mount Pleasant police have released a photo of the suspect from the bank robbery at Chase Bank that occurred in Thornwood last Friday.
- Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director Terence "Terry" George, who owns a house in Pleasantville, celebrated his 63rd birthday last Sunday, Dec. 20.
- Mount Kisco Library Board Trustee Bernie Seiler was sworn in for another term Tuesday night.
- Theater O in Ossining celebrated its one-year anniversary with a sold-out performance of "Cinderella" by Stephen Duckman last Friday.
- The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced it has awarded $3,000 to Westchester Exceptional Children’s School in North Salem.
- Katonah-Lewisboro schools initiated lockouts Tuesday morning in reaction to a suspect search by police, Superintendent Andrew Selesnick announced in an e-mail to community members.
- A New York Times profile of Armonk lets readers know what residents of the hamlet are already aware of -- It's a great place to live.
- A Hazardous Weather Outlook that includes Northern Westchester, issued by the National Weather Service, is in effect for a winter storm due to arrive Monday night.
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