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  1. Area High School Student Makes Threat On Social Media

    Area High School Student Makes Threat On Social Media

    A student who has been barred from attending classes at Putnam Valley High School after making threatening comments and a questionable online post attempted to attend school on Thursday.The unnamed student got onto his bus as usual early Thursday after being told by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office and the Putnam Valley Central School District that he could not attend classes.Once at ...

  2. Baby Delivered During Nor'easter In Westchester

    Baby Delivered During Nor'easter In Westchester

    A new baby boy came screaming into the world with a little help from firefighters as the season's first Nor'easter hammered the area.With the extreme weather, an ambulance could not reach the home where the mother was in labor, so Yonkers firefighters from Engine 307 stepped in and delivered the little one safely around 6:22 p.m. Thursday, according to Deputy Chief Daniel P. ...

  3. Area Man Charged With Rape Of Child After Mother Informs Police

    Area Man Charged With Rape Of Child After Mother Informs Police

    A 25-year-old area man has been charged with the rape of a minor after the mother of the victim became aware of the abuse in Putnam County.Marco Jacinto-Mendez of Southeast was arrested Tuesday for two counts of rape and promotion of a sexual performance by a child, all felonies, said New York State Police Trooper AJ Hicks.Troopers were alerted to the sexual assault by the mother ...

  4. Chaotic Commute: Storm's Strength Catches Motorists, Officials Off Guard

    Chaotic Commute: Storm's Strength Catches Motorists, Officials Off Guard

    Snowfall totals from throughout the regionEveryone was caught off guard by the strength of the season's first Nor'easter, especially commuters who were caught in hours-long traffic backups.The storm caused havoc on roadways and created a nightmare for state and local officials who had not prepared for such heavy snow and sleet.What happened? The changeover to sleet happened ...

  5. Blood Found On Metro-North Train Platform Under Investigation By MTA

    Blood Found On Metro-North Train Platform Under Investigation By MTA

    Blood found on a Metro-North train platform is being investigated by the MTA Police.The substance was first reported Tuesday evening on the Beacon station platform. After the report, MTA Police were called to investigate the substance that appears to be blood, MTA officials said.There have been no reports of any crime, injury or accident at the station, and the incident is under ...

  6. Westchester Man, 27, Killed By Girlfriend's Jealous Ex-Boyfriend In Double Homicide, Police Say

    Westchester Man, 27, Killed By Girlfriend's Jealous Ex-Boyfriend In Double Homicide, Police Say

    A 27-year-old man from Westchester was found shot to death along with his girlfriend in a double homicide committed by a jealous ex-boyfriend, police said.Michael Tarulli of Irvington and his girlfriend Jenny Koonoolal-Jagdeo, 32, were found dead in different rooms of a Florida apartment on Thursday, Nov. 8, according to the Miami-Dade police.A neighbor told police he heard ...

  7. Firefighter Injured In Two-Alarm Blaze That Damages Row Of Stores In Westchester

    Firefighter Injured In Two-Alarm Blaze That Damages Row Of Stores In Westchester

    A two-alarm fire damaged a row of stores in a commercial building in Yonkers that also slightly injured a firefighter.The blaze broke around 10:58 p.m. Tuesday in a cigar and vape store at 583 Central Park Ave., said Yonkers Fire Department Deputy Chief Daniel P. Flynn.When more than 55 firefighters arrived on the scene the fire had spread into the common cockloft-area of the ...

  8. Police Probe Packages Stolen Outside Homes In Westchester Community

    Police Probe Packages Stolen Outside Homes In Westchester Community

    As the holiday season approaches police are investigating four different incidents of thefts of packages from doorsteps and expect more "porch pirates" to be on the prowl.The thefts took place between Oct. 18 and Nov. 3 at four homes in Greenburgh, said Lt. Kobie Powell with the Greenburgh Police Department.Due to the thefts, Powell and the department are urging residents to ...

  9. Man Charged With Taking Illicit Videos, Photos Up Women's Skirts In Area, Police Say

    Man Charged With Taking Illicit Videos, Photos Up Women's Skirts In Area, Police Say

    A 73-year--old area man was arrested for allegedly using his cell phone to take photos and videos of women wearing dresses or skirts or "upskirting."Donald P. Fegan of Millbrook was charged Friday, Nov. 9, with five counts of unlawful surveillance after investigators found he used his cellular device to take the images and recordings, said Trooper AJ Hicks, spokesman for New ...

  10. Woman Nabbed Attempting To Smuggle Drugs Into Fishkill Correctional Facility, Police Say

    Woman Nabbed Attempting To Smuggle Drugs Into Fishkill Correctional Facility, Police Say

    A 48-year-old woman was nabbed trying to smuggle drugs into the Fishkill Correctional Facility, according to state police.Diana Guzman of the Bronx was arrested on Saturday, Nov. 3, for attempting to bring 18.3 grams of synthetic marijuana, and 85 sublingual suboxone strips into Fishkill Correctional Facility, said New York State Police Trooper AJ Hicks.The drugs were hidden ...

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