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  1. Buchanan Police Chief Calling It A Career After Nearly Four Decades With Department

    Buchanan Police Chief Calling It A Career After Nearly Four Decades With Department

    When he walked through the doors of the Village of Buchanan Police Department 37 years ago, he was a kid fresh out of the police academy.When he walks out the door for the final time in January, Chief Brian J. Tubbs is leaving behind a legacy he is proud of.That legacy includes a police department that spends more time offering "service," to residents than having to chase criminals and ...

  2. Traffic Alert: Turkey Trot Road Race Will Lead To Road Closures In Yorktown

    Traffic Alert: Turkey Trot Road Race Will Lead To Road Closures In Yorktown

    Yorktown Police are reminding residents of the annual Turkey Trot Road Race, and along with the fun run/walk, road closures.Sponsored by Sen. Terrence Murphy's Office, this year's event will begin on Front Street in front of the Pennysaver building at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 22.The runner's route includes:Front Street to Underhill Avenue, turn left to westbound Underhill ...

  3. Weekly Newspaper Defaced With Hate Symbols In Peekskill

    Weekly Newspaper Defaced With Hate Symbols In Peekskill

    Police are investigating the defacement of a weekly newspaper with hate symbols in Northern Westchester.The defacement was discovered by a customer on a copy of this week's Northern Westchester Examiner in an inside area of the Chase Bank at 1025 Brown St. in Peekskill, said Peekskill Det. Sgt. Jack Galusha.The paper had swastikas and the letters "KKK" on the front page, police ...

  4. Putnam Valley HS Student Makes Threat On Social Media

    Putnam Valley HS 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Teen Nabbed For Damaging ATM At Town Of Poughkeepsie Bank

    Teen Nabbed For Damaging ATM At Town Of Poughkeepsie Bank

    An area teen wanted for causing extensive damage to an ATM machine at a Hudson Valley bank turned himself into police.Ryan A. Weatherwax, 19, of Wappingers Falls, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with criminal mischief, said Town of Poughkeepsie Police Capt. Kevin Faber.The damage to the ATM took place on Thursday, Oct. 11, during the overnight hours at the Hudson Valley ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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