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  1. 'Kayak Killer' Could Walk Away With $400K In Life Insurance Benefits

    'Kayak Killer' Could Walk Away With $400K In Life Insurance Benefits

    If luck stays on her side, Angelika Graswald, aka, the "Kayak Killer," could walk away with more than $490,000 in life insurance benefits from the man she pleaded guilty to helping cause his death, according to a court ruling made Tuesday in Dutchess Surrogate's Court.But the fight for the money could be brutal if Vincent Viafore's family can't convince Graswald to forfeit her ...

  2. Girl Stabs Fellow Teen, Injures Adult In Westchester, Police Say

    Girl Stabs Fellow Teen, Injures Adult In Westchester, Police Say

    A 13-year-old girl staying at the Graham Windham residential center in Hastings-on-Hudson stabbed a fellow teenager there and injured a staff member.The event took place Friday, Jan. 12, when the teen attacked a staff member with a weapon, said Hastings-on-Hudson Police Lt. David Dosin.During the altercation, another student tried to intervene and suffered a "superficial" stab ...

  3. Crash Involving NYSTA Truck Ties Up Traffic At I-287/I-87

    Crash Involving NYSTA Truck Ties Up Traffic At I-287/I-87

    This story has been updated.Motorists experienced delays on both I-287 and I-87 in Tarrytown due to a crash involving a New York State Thruway Authority truck. The crash, which occurred around 12:15 p.m. Thursday, initially resulted in one lane being closed where the two roadways meet, according to the New York State Police.Injuries were said to be minor, but traffic was congested due ...

  4. Ex-Area Resident Scott Kiernan, Syracuse University, NFL Player, Dies At 43

    Ex-Area Resident Scott Kiernan, Syracuse University, NFL Player, Dies At 43

    A former NFL player from the area who was a team captain at Syracuse University has died at age 43.Scott Weston Kiernan, who grew up in Greenwich, died suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 4 in Clermont, Florida. A cause of death was not released.A former Syracuse football offensive lineman, Kiernan, was well known as the player who co-captained the 1998 Big East champions, before moving on to ...

  5. Dog Dies, Five Firefighters Injured In Westchester Fire

    Dog Dies, Five Firefighters Injured In Westchester Fire

    An early morning fire in Yonkers caused by a space heater ended with the death of a dog and injuries to five firefighters.The initial call came in around 2:19 a.m. Thursday for what was believed to be an oil burner fire in a two-story wood frame residential dwelling at 10 Lewis St., said Yonkers Deputy Fire Chief Joseph DeLasho. The first units on the scene at 2:25 a.m. encountered fire ...

  6. Production Crew/Casting Call For Movie Being Shot In Hudson Valley

    Production Crew/Casting Call For Movie Being Shot In Hudson Valley

    For those looking to break into the movie business, now's your chance to work for free on a short horror film filming in the Hudson Valley next month. Kaleidoscope Productions is working on a "no budget" short film in Newburgh on Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25 to be entered into film festivals. The film is about a sheriff in small town in upstate New York who uncovers a ...

  7. Police Locate Missing 12-Year-Old Hudson Valley Boy

    Police Locate Missing 12-Year-Old Hudson Valley Boy

    A Hudson Valley boy who was missing for a day has been located by police in a hospital waiting room.Jordan Acres, 12, of Kingston went missing about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday when he was last seen near the Boys & Girls Club, said Kingston Police.Police found the boy about 24 hours later at the Kingston Hospital waiting room trying to stay warm, said Det. Lt. Thierry Croizer."He wanted ...

  8. Oh, Deer! Firefighters Make Quite A Rescue On Frozen Westchester Lake

    Oh, Deer! Firefighters Make Quite A Rescue On Frozen Westchester Lake

    It was quite the afternoon for Sleepy Hollow Fire Chief John Korzelius when he crawled out onto a lake to rescue a deer stranded on a frozen lake in Pocantico Hills.The department received the call about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday about a wobbly deer who was slipping and sliding on the ice trying to get to back to land. Sleepy Hollow firefighters, along with Pocantico Hills firefighters were ...

  9. Cashless Tolling Amnesty Program To Launch On New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Cashless Tolling Amnesty Program To Launch On New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Motorists with outstanding toll violations will have a chance to wipe the slate clean under a cashless toll amnesty program for customers using the new Tappan Zee Bridge unveiled by the Thruway Authority on Wednesday.The program, which runs for three weeks in February, allows motorists with violations to avoid fees and penalties, even if they have gone to collections, said Thruway ...

  10. Missing 13-Year-Old May Have Been Spotted In Hudson Valley

    Missing 13-Year-Old May Have Been Spotted In Hudson Valley

    A child missing from his Long Island home since Monday may have been spotted in the Hudson Valley on Thursday, according to police in Orange County.Joshua Collins, 13, was possibly spotted in Walden around 4 p.m. Thursday on Main Street, said Sgt. Eric Metzger.Metzger said that while it can't be confirmed to be him yet, his phone was last traced to the Middletown area on Wednesday, ...

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