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  1. FDNY Lieutenant From Hudson Valley Dies At 49 From 9/11 Related Cancer

    FDNY Lieutenant From Hudson Valley Dies At 49 From 9/11 Related Cancer

    Just two days before he died from Stage 4 colon cancer on Sunday, Nov. 12, Lt. Edward (Eddie) McDonagh, a retired Rockland County FDNY lieutenant, gave a speech during the Irish Echo’s First Responders Awards Dinner."He was larger than life and such a good man," said his wife, Kimberly McDonagh on Friday. "He was the love of my life and the consummate New Yorker."The ...

  2. Residents' Complaints Lead To Northern Westchester Massage Parlor Arrests

    Residents' Complaints Lead To Northern Westchester Massage Parlor Arrests

    Several people running an illegal massage parlor in Ossining quickly learned not to mess with a group of local moms and other interested residents. Over the past several weeks, the Ossining Police Department heard from dozens of residents who were concerned about a "spa" located at 141 Croton Ave., said Chief Kevin Sylvester."Online reviews and whispers around our ...

  3. Former Employee Sues Banana Republic For $1M Over Ban On Braids

    Former Employee Sues Banana Republic For $1M Over Ban On Braids

    This story has been updated.A former Banana Republic employee at The Westchester Mall who was told her braids were "too urban" has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the company for racial discrimination.The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Destiny Tompkins in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Monday by New York City Attorney John Horowitz, names the Banana Republic, it's parent ...

  4. Petition Launched Protesting Change In Marist Mascot's Name

    Petition Launched Protesting Change In Marist Mascot's Name

    After more than 38 years of romping across basketball courts and football fields, Marist College in Poughkeepsie has quietly changed the name of its school mascot from "Shooter," to "Frankie the Fox," prompting some not happy about the change to post an online petition."We felt this was the right time to make a change: Marist wants its athletics program to be ...

  5. Putnam DA Tendy Named Special Prosecutor In Murder Case

    Putnam DA Tendy Named Special Prosecutor In Murder Case

    Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy has been appointed as the special prosecutor in a Poughkeepsie homicide case because a Dutchess County assistant district attorney will serve as a witness in the case, according to Dutchess County District Attorney William Grady.The assistant district attorney will testify as a witness in the case against Nicole Addimando, 28, who is accused ...

  6. ID Released For Man Killed In I-684 Crash

    ID Released For Man Killed In I-684 Crash

    An early morning crash on I-684 in Southeast has claimed the life of a 54-year-old man from Fairfield County after he rear-ended a dump truck, according to the New York State Police.Jon A. Slater of Danbury was pronounced dead at the scene of the 12:30 a.m., three-vehicle crash Thursday in the northbound lane, said Trooper AJ Hicks.An initial investigation revealed that a commercial ...

  7. Man Drives Into Front Porch Of Northern Westchester Home

    Man Drives Into Front Porch Of Northern Westchester Home

    A man lost control of his car and drove into the front porch of a Northern Westchester home, according to Peekskill Police.The crash took place around 6:34 a.m., Thursday, at 1706 Westchester Ave., said Lt. John White.The porch received minor damage, the car did not drive into the home, he added.The driver, described as an elderly man, was treated at the scene.

  8. Person Killed In Crash Near Putnam/Northern Westchester Border

    Person Killed In Crash Near Putnam/Northern Westchester Border

    An early morning two-vehicle crash on northbound I-684 near the Putnam/Northern Westchester border left one person dead, according to the New York State Police.The crash, between a car and a dump truck, occurred around 12:30 a.m., Thursday, in the northbound lanes in Southeast, said Trooper AJ Hicks.Following the crash, the northbound lanes were closed until 7 a.m., while state police ...

  9. Officers, Responders Hailed As Heroes In Carmel Carbon Monoxide Scare

    Officers, Responders Hailed As Heroes In Carmel Carbon Monoxide Scare

    Two Putnam County law enforcement officers and first responders are being hailed as heroes for their role in saving two women and a dog who were found unconscious by carbon monoxide poisoning in their Carmel home.Town of Carmel Police Chief Michael Cazzari, Carmel Volunteer Fire Department Chief David DiRienzo, and Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith reported that two women, ages 61 and 89, ...

  10. Suspect Nabbed After Rape Near Metro-North Station In Westchester

    Suspect Nabbed After Rape Near Metro-North Station In Westchester

    A 23-year-old man has been charged with the rape of a 27-year-old woman near the Metro-North train station in White Plains.Carlos Pauate of White Plains was arrested Tuesday following an investigation that included the release of a composite sketch to officers and the public in hopes of locating the suspect, White Plains Police said.As previously reported by Daily Voice, the woman was ...

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