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  1. Westchester Man Accused Of Stealing Produce From Popular Upstate Pick-Your-Own Farm

    Westchester Man Accused Of Stealing Produce From Popular Upstate Pick-Your-Own Farm

    A 60-year-old Westchester man was arrested for stealing produce from a popular pick-your-own farm in Ulster County.Louis Balbona of Scarsdale was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 9, and charged with petit larceny after allegedly stealing more than $130 in produce from Dubois Farms in Highland, said Town of Lloyd Police Lt. James Janso.Balbona was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled ...

  2. Fire Causes Evacuation At Irvington High School

    Fire Causes Evacuation At Irvington High School

    This story has been updated.Students were evacuated from Irvington High School following a fire from an extension cord.The incident happened around 8 a.m. Monday when the extension cord shorted out and caught fire in the area of the high school office at 40 N. Broadway, Irvington Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kristopher Harrison said."Due to the fast actions of our school staff, ...

  3. Venomous Snake Found In Hudson Valley

    Venomous Snake Found In Hudson Valley

    A Hudson Valley resident wasn't sure what type of snake he stumbled upon that was close to his home earlier this month.Concerned the snake might be venomous and a danger to his family, the resident of Woodstock in Ulster County called the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the ECO reported.ECO Officer Jason Smith met the man at his home and found the snake in a small rock ...

  4. Update: Man Taken Into Custody After Being Barricaded In Lake Carmel

    Update: Man Taken Into Custody After Being Barricaded In Lake Carmel

    Update, 10:30 p.m.A man who barricaded himself inside a home in Lake Carmel was taken into custody late Friday night.The incident began Friday afternoon around 3:40 p.m. in the Vernon Drive area when a family member called police reporting the situation.The Putnam Sheriff's Department and Kent Police responded with assistance from Westchester County Police.There had been reports the man ...

  5. Two Injured As Flammable Materials In Car Explode Near Metro-North Station

    Two Injured As Flammable Materials In Car Explode Near Metro-North Station

    Two Metro-North employees were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after flammable materials being stored in an employee’s personal, private vehicle exploded.The incident took place around 1 p.m.Friday in the parking lot of Metro-North’s North White Plains Yard, said Aaron Donovan, spokesman for the MTA.  MTA Police are investigating the cause. There was no train involved ...

  6. High-Speed Chase, Crash Shuts Down Route 9A In Mount Pleasant, Greenburgh

    High-Speed Chase, Crash Shuts Down Route 9A In Mount Pleasant, Greenburgh

    This story has been updated.A high-speed police chase that ended with a crash has closed a major Westchester County roadway in two towns and injured a police officer, according to the Westchester County Police.The chase began around 11:30 a.m. Friday when a Westchester County Police officer received a notice that a car passing him on the Sawmill River Road in Mount Pleasant was wanted ...

  7. Former Middletown Mayor Gertrude Mokotoff Dies At 100

    Former Middletown Mayor Gertrude Mokotoff Dies At 100

    Former Middletown Mayor Gertrude F. Mokotoff, a 66-year area resident, died at the Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill on Wednesday, Oct.17. She was 100 years old.The daughter of the late Abraham and Anna Fox, she was born on August 20, 1918, in Brooklyn. She later married her first husband, Reuben Mokotoff, a cardiologist from Manhattan, where they lived until she ...

  8. School Bus Crashes With Car In Westchester

    School Bus Crashes With Car In Westchester

    This story has been updated.Emergency responders rushed to the scene of a crash between a school bus and a car late Thursday afternoon in Westchester.The crash took place around 3:30 p.m. at Olmsted Road and Brewster Road in Scarsdale, according to the Scarsdale Police.No injuries were reported.The fire department, as well as EMS, responded along with police officers, police said.Police ...

  9. Fire Breaks Out At House Overlooking Hudson River In Cortlandt

    Fire Breaks Out At House Overlooking Hudson River In Cortlandt

    A home with an expansive view of the Hudson River was damaged by a fire that started in the chimney chase, according to the Mohegan Volunteer Fire Department.The fire started around 12:10 a.m. Thursday at the home on Forest Avenue in Cortlandt, the department said. Upon arrival, firefighters found an active fire visible from the wood chimney chase on the exterior of the home. With fire ...

  10. All-Time High: Mega Millions Jackpot Soars To Nearly $1 Billion For Friday Drawing

    All-Time High: Mega Millions Jackpot Soars To Nearly $1 Billion For Friday Drawing

    Good news.Since no one won Tuesday night's $677 million Mega Millions game, you now have another chance to live the life of a millionaire as the jackpot is now at a staggering $868 million, a record high.No ticket had all six winning numbers including 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 with a Mega Ball of 9.So get your new tickets ready for Friday's game and in the meantime feel good for the nine lucky ...

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