MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. - Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Mount Pleasant and & Valhalla this week:
- The Office of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli criticized the Town of Mount Pleasant's budgetary practices and called on the town for reform in a recent audit.
- Hero dog, Nero, that saved Northern Westchester family from fire found dead.
- The train that derailed Sunday morning in the Bronx was traveling at 82 miles per hour when it went over a curve, National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener said at a press conference.
- Pleasantville High School vocalists Liana Frasca, Nickolas Andreacchi and Justin Maldonado have had an eventful school year, earning state and national recognition with their voices.
- The high-speed derailment of a Metro-North train in the Bronx Sunday has raised questions about whether steps could have been taken to reduce the speed of the train before it went off the tracks.