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Sam Barron

Community Editor sbarron@dailyvoice.com

An (almost) lifelong Westchester resident, Sam has reported on all facets of Westchester since he graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in print journalism, including stints at North County News and The Examiner. A film columnist for WAG Magazine, Sam's moviegoing expertise has been profiled in the New York Times and he was a featured guest on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live.

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  1. Yorktown Man Possessed Heroin, Had License Suspended 10 Times, Police Say

    Yorktown Man Possessed Heroin, Had License Suspended 10 Times, Police Say

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- A Yorktown man was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license and possessing a quantity of heroin, following a traffic stop Wednesday.On Wednesday, Kenneth Mitchell, 57, was pulled over in the Triangle Shopping Center after an officer observed him using his cell phone while driving, police said. Mitchell's driver's license was found to have been ...

  2. Dems Pick Latimer For County Exec Race, Jenkins Vows Primary

    Dems Pick Latimer For County Exec Race, Jenkins Vows Primary

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- State Sen. George Latimer (D-Rye) is the choice of the Westchester Democrats to run for county executive, though County Legislator Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) has vowed to fight on.Latimer had 70 percent of the vote from the party following the county convention at the Westchester County Center on Friday in the race to challenge County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Mount ...

  3. Teen Arrested For Assault Following Fight At Club Fit, Yorktown Police Say

    Teen Arrested For Assault Following Fight At Club Fit, Yorktown Police Say

    JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. -- A 19-year-old Mohegan Lake man was arrested and charged with assault after Yorktown Police responded to an altercation at Club Fit in Jefferson Valley on May 5.Sean Chatman was charged with assault in the third degree, a Class A misdemeanor, after police say he assaulted another individual, causing injuries.He was released on his own recognizance and is due ...

  4. Gamechanger Hosts Countywide Book Drive To Help Chappaqua Camp

    Gamechanger Hosts Countywide Book Drive To Help Chappaqua Camp

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Gamechanger and Barnes and Noble are hoping to get kids at Wagon Road Day Camp reading.Gamechanger is collecting new and gently used children's books to donate to The Children's Aid Society's Discovery Literacy Program at Wagon Road Day Camp in Chappaqua.This is the fourth book drive Gamechanger is hosting. Last year's book drive helped Neighbor's Link build an entire ...

  5. 'Growing Up Kennedy' Looks Back At JFK's Time In Westchester

    'Growing Up Kennedy' Looks Back At JFK's Time In Westchester

    In honor of his 100th birthday, local historical societies are looking back at President John F. Kennedy's time in Westchester, when he lived in Bronxville."Growing Up Kennedy In Westchester: The Bronxville Years (1921-1941)" will take place at Cortlandt Town Hall Saturday at 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Yorktown Historical Society, Croton Friends of History and the ...

  6. Calls Made To Probe Ex-Bedford Resident Carl Icahn's Ties To Donald Trump

    Calls Made To Probe Ex-Bedford Resident Carl Icahn's Ties To Donald Trump

    Eight Democratic senators announced on Tuesday a call for a federal investigation into whether investor Carl Icahn, a former Bedford resident, broke the law in his role as advisor to President Donald Trump.The senators are concerned CVR Energy, an oil refiner controlled by Icahn, made business decisions based on Icahn's ties to the president, a violation of insider trading and market ...

  7. Westchester's Saniya Chong Makes WNBA Roster

    Westchester's Saniya Chong Makes WNBA Roster

    OSSINING, N.Y. -- Saniya Chong's WNBA dreams are coming to fruition.Chong, who graduated from Ossining High School, is one of 12 players on the roster of the Dallas Wings, who made final cuts Wednesday night. Chong was drafted 26th overall by the Wings last month.The Wings season kicks off Sunday against Phoenix, while Chong returns home to face the New York Liberty on June 2.At ...

  8. Yorktown Police Dish Out 39 Tickets During Distracted Driving Detail

    Yorktown Police Dish Out 39 Tickets During Distracted Driving Detail

    MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. --The Yorktown Police Department and the Alliance for Safe Kids once again teamed up to fight distracted driving.On Wednesday, the police conducted a distracted driving detail at the intersection of Route 6 and Mohegan Avenue in Mohegan Lake. The four-hour operation resulted in 39 tickets – 31 of which were tickets for cell-phone use. Last week, police handed out 35 ...

  9. Missing North Salem Wallaby Spotted Twice In One Day

    Missing North Salem Wallaby Spotted Twice In One Day

    Indy the wallaby remains on the move.After being spotted Monday morning at Somers, Indy was spotted Monday night in Katonah. Andrea Kreckler was driving up her Garlen Road driveway, between Routes 35 and Route 22  with her 8-year-old daughter Ruby and noticed her dogs were barking like crazy. Ruby then saw an animal going down the driveway that they thought looked like a strange cat and ...

  10. No Democratic Nominee Yet In County Exec Race

    No Democratic Nominee Yet In County Exec Race

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Will it be George Latimer or Ken Jenkins carrying the baton for the Democrats in the race for County Executive? No one knows yet.The Democrats ended their convention early Thursday morning at the Westchester County Center without counting the votes to determine their nominee. Ken Jenkins, a county legislator is from Yonkers, is running against Senator George ...

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