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  1. Westchester Company Is Fined $700K For Charity Scam

    Westchester Company Is Fined $700K For Charity Scam

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has reached a settlement with Thrift Land USA of Yonkers Inc., a for-profit company that operates more than 1,100 clothing donation bins placed in shopping center parking lots, gas stations and other locations throughout the New York metropolitan area. The settlement resolves allegations that Thrift Land used a ...

  2. New Yorkers Say Common Core Standards Worsen, Poll Finds

    New Yorkers Say Common Core Standards Worsen, Poll Finds

    New York voters responding to a Siena College poll think Common Core test standards have gotten worse, according to a blog report in lodhud.com.Statewide, 40 percent of voters say the standards have harmed schools, while 21 percent think otherwise, lohud reported.Poll respondents in the New York City suburbs and upstate accounted for the strongest displeasure with Common Core, according ...

  3. Tisch Says She Won't Seek New Term As State Regents Chancellor

    Tisch Says She Won't Seek New Term As State Regents Chancellor

    Merryl Tisch, chancellor of the state Board of Regents, will not seek a new term when her current one expires in March, according to a report in PoliticoNewYork.com.Tisch, who has served on the board since 1996, has drawn criticism over her role in implementing Common Core standards as well as changes in teacher evaluation, PoliticoNewYork reported.Tisch announced her decision Monday ...

  4. New Yorkers Support Raising Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour, Poll Finds

    New Yorkers Support Raising Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour, Poll Finds

    New York state voters, by a margin of 62-35 percent, support raising the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next several years, according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll. There is strong support from every party, gender, age and regional group except Republicans, who oppose the idea 65-32 percent, and upstate voters, who are divided with 50 percent in favor and 47 ...

  5. Woman, 41, Charged With DWI In I-684 Disabled Vehicle Stop

    Woman, 41, Charged With DWI In I-684 Disabled Vehicle Stop

    NORTH CASTLE, N.Y. – A Greenwich, Conn., woman has been ordered to appear in North Castle Town Court on Tuesday after her arrest on a charge of drunken driving.New York State Police from Somers arrested Christine D. Lane, 41, of Greenwich, Sunday on a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.Troopers conducted a welfare check on Lane after observing her disabled ...

  6. Inmate Hangs Herself At Bedford Hills Correctional Facility

    Inmate Hangs Herself At Bedford Hills Correctional Facility

    BEDFORD, N.Y. -- A female prisoner at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility hanged herself on Friday, according to reports.Evonne Williams, 49, was serving a sentence for possession of stolen property from a conviction in Onondaga County and was due to be released in December, lohud.com reported. A medical examiner has ruled her death a suicide, according to lohud.To read the full report, ...

  7. Six Westchester Athletes Will Enter County's Sports Hall Of Fame

    Six Westchester Athletes Will Enter County's Sports Hall Of Fame

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Six Westchester County residents will be inducted into the 2015 Westchester Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony Thursday at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. The event is open to the public and begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, dinner and ceremony to begin at 6:30 p.m. Price is $80 per person, and reservations are required. For ...

  8. Mount Pleasant Could See First Freeze Of Season This Weekend

    Mount Pleasant Could See First Freeze Of Season This Weekend

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Winter is on its way, and if you needed any reminders, Westchester County could see its first frost this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. A freeze watch is in effect from late Saturday night through Sunday morning for the New York metropolitan area, including Fairfield County, Conn.; Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties in New York; ...

  9. Valhalla Man Arrested On Robbery, Sex Assault Charges

    Valhalla Man Arrested On Robbery, Sex Assault Charges

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner has announced the arrest and indictment of Ahkim R Blount, 36, of Valhalla, in connection with three incidents in September.The incidents occurred on Sept. 11, 13 and 23. A 57-year-old Yonkers woman was sexually assaulted and robbed near 106 Belmont Ave. about 9:53 p.m. Sept 11. A 37-year-old Yonkers woman was the victim of a ...

  10. Alert Canceled For Missing 77-Year-Old

    Alert Canceled For Missing 77-Year-Old

    Update, 2:40 p.m. Thursday:The Missing Person Alert for a 77-year-old man considered vulnerable issued by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services has been canceled.No other information was immediately available.Original report:Police in Walkill have issued a missing person alert for a 77-year-old man who is considered vulnerable.Thomas Depew has Alzheimer's and Lyme ...

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