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  1. Hudson River 'Kayak Killer' Receives Maximum Sentence Under Plea Deal

    Hudson River 'Kayak Killer' Receives Maximum Sentence Under Plea Deal

    Angelika Graswald, who claimed until the very end that she was "not a murderer," received the maximum sentence allowed under her plea agreement of 1⅓ to 4 years in the death Vincent Viafore in Orange County Court Wednesday.She was accused of killing her 46-year-old Poughkeepsie financé during a Hudson River kayaking trip the couple took to Bannerman Island on April 19, ...

  2. Ramp Closures Scheduled On I-684, I-84

    Ramp Closures Scheduled On I-684, I-84

    Motorist should be prepared for overnight ramp closures for both I-684 and I-84 for road construction beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 8 and running through Saturday, Nov. 11.Detours will be posted for drivers to follow at each ramp during the anticipated work hours of 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., state Department of Transportation officials said.The scheduled ramp closures are anticipated as ...

  3. Female Hiker Rescued Near Bear Mountain Bridge

    Female Hiker Rescued Near Bear Mountain Bridge

    Firefighters worked for more than an hour to rescue a female hiker from the Blue Trail near Anthony's Nose at Bear Mountain Bridge after she fell and twisted her ankle.The incident took place around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday when the woman injured herself preventing her from hiking back down the trail, said Continental Village Fire Chief Tom Radocaj.Working with Peekskill EMS, New York State ...

  4. 16-Year-Old Wants To Become Next Mayor Of Ardsley, Then Go From There

    16-Year-Old Wants To Become Next Mayor Of Ardsley, Then Go From There

    Win or lose during Tuesday's election, 16-year-old David Oks has an eye toward Washington and maybe even the White House.Oks, who is running as an Independent write-in candidate for the office of Mayor in Ardsley, isn't holding his breath about coming out on top. But he is enjoying the ride and all that he is learning about maneuvering the political waters at the grassroots level.Born ...

  5. Hudson River 'Kayak Killer' Angelika Graswald Set To Be Sentenced

    Hudson River 'Kayak Killer' Angelika Graswald Set To Be Sentenced

    After months in jail, Angelika Graswald will be sentenced Wednesday for the 2015 death of her financé who drowned after she tampered with his kayak and then left him in the cold and choppy waters of the Hudson River.Her attorney, Richard A. Portale, said that she will appear before the judge at 10 a.m. for sentencing on a lesser charge of criminally negligent homicide under an agreement ...

  6. Teen Stabbed During Fight With Brother In Westchester

    Teen Stabbed During Fight With Brother In Westchester

    A fight between two brothers ended with one in the hospital with stab wounds and the other in the lock-up at the New Rochelle Police Department.The unidentified teen brothers got into an argument around 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ellenton Ave. in New Rochelle, said Police Capt. Robert Gazzola. One of the teens stabbed the other in the chest/torso area causing serious injuries, he said.The teen ...

  7. NYPD Suspends Cop From Hudson Valley Charged With Shooting At Vehicle

    NYPD Suspends Cop From Hudson Valley Charged With Shooting At Vehicle

    This story has been updated.A Rockland County man charged with reckless endangerment after firing shots at a vehicle in downtown Auburn, located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, has been suspended without pay from his job as a police officer with the New York City Police Department.Officials with the NYPD confirmed that Michael Cerrato, 29, of Pomona, had been suspended ...

  8. Hero Hudson Valley Man Chases Down Terrorist In  NYC Truck Attack

    Hero Hudson Valley Man Chases Down Terrorist In NYC Truck Attack

    Bill Harris doesn't consider himself a hero.But it would be hard for most to agree.After all, the resident of Pearl River in Rockland County chased down terrorist Sayfullo Saipov, who mowed down eight bike riders in a rented Home Depot truck in Manhattan and injured 11 others last week.When the whole incident began, it was just another sunny day for the Teamster Local 817 truck driver ...

  9. 50 Displaced After Four-Alarm Fire Breaks Out In Yonkers

    50 Displaced After Four-Alarm Fire Breaks Out In Yonkers

    More than 50 people have been displaced by a fast-moving, four-alarm fire that ripped through a Yonkers apartment building and damaged two others.The fire started around 5:20 a.m. Monday at 42 Oak St., according to Yonkers Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Fitzpatrick. More than 80 firefighters from 18 companies battled the blaze that jumped from one building to the other, Fitzpatrick ...

  10. Murder Of 22-Year-Old Westchester Soldier Tops Week's News

    Murder Of 22-Year-Old Westchester Soldier Tops Week's News

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The murder of a 22-year-old Westchester soldier topped the news for the week, including the arrest of a music promoter for his death.A search is underway for the suspect or suspects in a fatal shooting of a 22-year-old soldier from Westchester outside a nightclub in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday. Click here to read the story.Police have arrested the man who ...

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