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  1. Off-Duty Officer Rescues 5-Year-Old After Coyote Attack In Mount Pleasant

    Off-Duty Officer Rescues 5-Year-Old After Coyote Attack In Mount Pleasant

    An off-duty Irvington police officer saved a 5-year-old girl from a coyote who had attacked and bitten her at a Thornwood park.The incident took place around 4 p.m. Sunday at James M. Carroll Park on Kensico Road when police said a coyote attacked a 5-year-old girl who was playing on the playground.The child, who was at the park with her parents, was "just playing with other ...

  2. Wanted Westchester Man Arrested After Traffic Stop

    Wanted Westchester Man Arrested After Traffic Stop

    A wanted Westchester County man was scooped up during a traffic stop by the Putnam County Sheriff Office.Kevin A. Valenzuela, 29, of Yorktown Heights, was stopped around 2 a.m. Saturday, April 14, by Deputy Sheriff Ronald Yeager after he observed the vehicle, which he knew the owner was wanted while patrolling the Lake Peekskill area of Putnam Valley.Valenzuela was charged with driving ...

  3. Six First-Graders Injured, 18 Examined After Ceiling Collapses

    Six First-Graders Injured, 18 Examined After Ceiling Collapses

    Click here for an updated story: All First-Graders Released From Hospital After Ceiling CollapsesTwenty-four first-grade students were hospitalized after a portion of the ceiling in a teaching station at the Madden Outdoor Education Center in Putnam County collapsed.The incident took place around 11:30 a.m. Friday while the students from the Mahopac-based Fulmar Road Elementary School ...

  4. I-684 Closure Update: State Police Vehicle Rear-Ended By Tractor-Trailer

    I-684 Closure Update: State Police Vehicle Rear-Ended By Tractor-Trailer

    Click here for an updated story: Tractor-Trailer Driver Faces Charges After Rear-Ending Cruiser On I-684A New York State trooper conducting a traffic stopped was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer, closing all lanes on a stretch of northbound I-684 late Friday morning in Northern Westchester.All lanes reopened at around 3 p.m.According to Trooper AJ Hicks, the tractor-trailer spun out of ...

  5. 'A Quiet Place,' Filmed In Hudson Valley, Reclaims Top Spot At Box Office

    'A Quiet Place,' Filmed In Hudson Valley, Reclaims Top Spot At Box Office

    “A Quiet Place” continued to make a lot of noise at the box office jumping back to first place domestically over the weekend, beating out Amy Schumer's new comedy “I Feel Pretty."According to comScore, the John Krasinski and real-life wife Emily Blunt thriller filmed in the Hudson Valley, scored $22 million over the weekend, beating out the blockbuster "Rampage."That ...

  6. Man Sentenced For Fatal Morphine-Impaired Route 22 Crash

    Man Sentenced For Fatal Morphine-Impaired Route 22 Crash

    A 45-year-old Dutchess County man who was impaired by morphine when he crashed into another vehicle in 2015, killing a Kent woman, has been sentenced to one to three years in prison.Christopher Osborne Jr., 45, of Pawling, pleaded guilty in January to aggravated vehicular homicide for causing the crash that killed 63-year-old Jean Riccobon.Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy ...

  7. 50 Students Sickened At Upstate New York College

    50 Students Sickened At Upstate New York College

    Officials at an upstate college have confirmed that almost 50 students have come down with the norovirus on campus in the latest outbreak in the area.Hamilton College said in a statement Wednesday that an increased number of students were experiencing intestinal sickness and that the college had sent samples to a laboratory for testing, which confirmed norovirus.The news of the illness ...

  8. Driver Whose Car Slammed Into Westchester House Was Drunk, Police Say

    Driver Whose Car Slammed Into Westchester House Was Drunk, Police Say

    The 29-year-old driver who slammed into a Westchester home on Wednesday was driving drunk, according to Irvington Police.Sonia M. Minchala-Juanacio of Danbury was charged with drunk driving, refusal to take a breath test, driving without a license, failure to stop at a stop sign, and failure to maintain a lane, said Irvington PD Det. Kevin Johnson.The crash took place around 3:20 p.m. ...

  9. Person Hospitalized After Car Slams Into House In Westchester

    Person Hospitalized After Car Slams Into House In Westchester

    A vehicle slammed into a home in Westchester, sending at least one person to the hospital.The incident took place around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday when a vehicle drove into a home at 3 Riverview Road near the intersection of Circle Drive in Irvington, said Irvington Police Det. Kevin Johnson.Johnson said he did not have many details as the investigation had just begun, but did say an arrest ...

  10. Suicidal Man Holding Onto Walkway Over Hudson Railing Pulled To Safety

    Suicidal Man Holding Onto Walkway Over Hudson Railing Pulled To Safety

    In a dramatic rescue, a distraught man who had climbed over the Walkway Over the Hudson and was dangling over the water clinging to a railing was pulled to safety by City of Poughkeepsie police, and a firefighter.The incident unfolded around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday when City 911 received a call reporting a suicidal male on the walkway, at approximately mid-span, said City of Poughkeepsie ...

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