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  1. Joey Is The SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    Joey Is The SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- He's got a wrinkly head, floppy ears and is the SPCA of Westchester's Pet of the Week.According to SPCA staff, "it's almost unfair how adorable Joey is."Estimated to be about 5 years old, the dog weighs about 45 pounds and is said to be social and friendly with people and other dogs.Still, he'd most likely need a home with children no younger than 14 ...

  2. Valhalla Teen Advances To State Robotics Competition With Horace Mann Team

    Valhalla Teen Advances To State Robotics Competition With Horace Mann Team

    VALHALLA, N.Y. – A Valhalla teen and his team of like-minded computer and robotics students have designed a robot that’s headed to a state tournament at Pace University.Brody McGuinn and the rest of the team from the Horace Mann School in the Bronx designed and built the computerized robot, according to a statement from the high school, which said the Pace competition is scheduled for ...

  3. Search On For Northern Westchester Teen Missing Since Dec. 11

    Search On For Northern Westchester Teen Missing Since Dec. 11

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Authorities in Westchester County, New York City and elsewhere are searching for a 15-year-old Ossining girl missing for more than three weeks.Shilah Carter, whose is to celebrate her 16th birthday on Jan. 8, is believed to have run away on Dec. 11, according to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. Authorities believe she may be traveling in the ...

  4. County Executive Astorino Eyes Re-Election With $2.5M War Chest

    County Executive Astorino Eyes Re-Election With $2.5M War Chest

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has increased his re-election war chest to more than $2.5 million, according to a statement from his campaign.When Astorino files his required fundraising reports at the end of January, he is expected to claim at least $1,035,564 raised in the past six months, according to a statement from his campaign, which said that The ...

  5. Briarcliff Student's Love For Environment Leads To MLK Legacy Award

    Briarcliff Student's Love For Environment Leads To MLK Legacy Award

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. – A Briarcliff High School student’s love for the environment has led to her selection as the recipient of the 2017 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Youth Award for Vision.Alexandra Schoepke had known about King’s leadership during the Civil Rights Movement, but only recently did she learn that he was also passionate about environmental justice, according to ...

  6. Baby Boy Is The SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    Baby Boy Is The SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- A Rhodesian/Hound mixed puppy described as a "very gentle, sweet guy," has been named the SPCA of Westchester's Pet of the Week.Baby Boy is between 10-12 months old and said to be timid around new people and new things, according to the SPCA, which recommended he be placed in a home with children over the age of 14.Baby Boy would also benefit from a ...

  7. Macy's To Lay Off 400-Plus New York Employees

    Macy's To Lay Off 400-Plus New York Employees

    Macy’s has announced closing dates for several of its New York stores, according to syracuse.com, which reported that the closures will leave more than 400 people out of work.The department store chain, which is set to close about 65 stores nationally in 2017, said it will shutter stores in the upstate city of Rochester, town of Clay and village of Johnson City, and in the Douglaston ...

  8. Westchester Murder Attempt Among Fed Charges In Blood Hound Brims Gang Case

    Westchester Murder Attempt Among Fed Charges In Blood Hound Brims Gang Case

    A Greenburgh murder attempt is among several crimes charged to alleged members of an organized gang accused of committing assault, racketeering, conspiracy to commit murder and other violent crimes while selling cocaine in Westchester, the Bronx, Pennsylvania and elsewhere, according to authorities.Queens residents David Cherry, 35, also known as "Showtime," and Thomas Morton, ...

  9. 'American Idol' Finalist To Teach Westchester's Next Generation Of Singers

    'American Idol' Finalist To Teach Westchester's Next Generation Of Singers

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – He made his name famous on “American Idol,” has performed in famed concert halls and earned Tony nominations for his work on Broadway.Now, Constantine Maroulis is to bring his talent and knowledge to The Cortlandt School of Performing Arts.Known a the “handsome Rock n’ Roll guy,” from season 4 of “American Idol,” Maroulis has toured on the “American Idol Live ...

  10. Sheeba Is The SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    Sheeba Is The SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- A 4-year-old shepherd mix is the SPCA of Westchester's Pet of the Week.Sheeba is said to be "friendly and full of personality," according to the SPCA.A smart dog, she does well with training and would do best in a home where her brain will be challenged, according to the SPCA.Despite her intelligence, Sheeba does not get along with all dogs and would ...

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