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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. Teen Wants To Become A Mayor In Westchester, Then Go From There

    Teen Wants To Become A Mayor In Westchester, 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. Man Nabbed For DWI After Losing Control Of Car, Hitting Tree In Putnam

    Man Nabbed For DWI After Losing Control Of Car, Hitting Tree In Putnam

    Police nabbed a 26-year-old man for DWI after he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree, according to Kent Police Chief Alex DiVernieri Jr.Brandon Birdsall, of New Milford, Conn., was arrested after officer Dan Huestis noticed his pick-up truck off the side of the road around 1 a.m. Sunday on Route 52 near Ludingtonville Road, the chief said.The truck appeared to have struck a ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Route 22 In Millerton Reopens After Dump Truck Overturns

    Route 22 In Millerton Reopens After Dump Truck Overturns

    Update:A stretch of Route 22 in Millerton reopened late Monday morning after a crash involving an overturned dump truck led to its closure in both directions.The closure was between West Street and Main Street at began around 8 am.Original report:Commuter alert: Motorist should plan an alternate route to avoid a portion of Route 22 in Millerton that will be shut down until at least noon ...

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