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Pleasantville native Jon Craig is special editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess Daily Voice sites.Jon graduated from Cornell University and received his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He's worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in New York and Ohio and as managing editor for weekly newspapers in Rye, White Plains and Harrison.

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  1. Beloved Yorktown Police K-9 Dies

    Beloved Yorktown Police K-9 Dies

    Moose, a beloved Yorktown Police Department K9 Officer has died at the age of 14.Yorktown police announced Moose's death on its Facebookk page.Moose worked side-by-side with his K9 Handler, Sgt. Justin Foley, for nearly nine years, from 2006-2014.  While the police department mourns the loss of Moose, it celebrates his many achievements. Moose was instrumental in several arrests, as ...

  2. Prosecutors Ask Kennedy Cousin Skakel Be Sent Back To Jail

    Prosecutors Ask Kennedy Cousin Skakel Be Sent Back To Jail

    State prosecutors are asking the Supreme Court to put Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel back behind bars, saying he should not still be free more than a year after the court reinstated his conviction for the murder of Martha Moxley, according to multiple news reports.A state judge set aside Michael Skakel's murder conviction and ordered his retrial in the 1975 death of Moxley, who was a ...

  3. County Issues Flu Do's, Don'ts For Westchester Residents, Children

    County Issues Flu Do's, Don'ts For Westchester Residents, Children

    With flu widespread throughout the state and nation, Westchester County Executive George Latimer rolled up his sleeve for a flu shot at the Westchester County Health Department clinic in White Plains on Jan. 30, urging others who haven’t already done so to get themselves and their children vaccinated. “Get a flu shot and make sure your family members do, too,” Latimer said. “The ...

  4. Carmel Man Sentenced For Sexually Exploiting 12-Year-Old Girl

    Carmel Man Sentenced For Sexually Exploiting 12-Year-Old Girl

    A 34-year-old Carmel man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday for engaging in, and videotaping, sexual activity with a minor in the fall of 2003.  John Asmodeo pled guilty on Oct. 23, 2017, before U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti, who also imposed Friday’s sentence.Geoffrey S. Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said: “This case underlines the ...

  5. Fox TV Series Debut Focuses On 'Strange Inheritance' In Hastings-On-Hudson

    Fox TV Series Debut Focuses On 'Strange Inheritance' In Hastings-On-Hudson

    On Monday night, Feb. 5, Jamie Colby heads to Hastings-on-Hudson, to meet Marlene Piturro, an opera lover who inherited a musical treasure from her percussionist husband. In the mid-1970s, Marlene’s husband, Howard Van Hyning, takes a summer assignment performing in the opera “Turandot.” Despite Howard’s vast collection of percussion instruments, he does not have precisely the right ...

  6. North Rockland Varsity Cheerleading Team Wins National Championship

    North Rockland Varsity Cheerleading Team Wins National Championship

    Congratulations to the North Rockland Varsity Cheerleading team on their National Championship win in Dallas, Texas. The girls competed last weekend against dozens of other schools from around the country. It marks the second time in three years that North Rockland has won the national cheerleading championship.The Red Raiders scored 97.15 out of 100 points on Jan. 27 and scored a 96.55 ...

  7. Latimer Seat In Westchester Seen As Key To Democratic Unity

    Latimer Seat In Westchester Seen As Key To Democratic Unity

    George Latimer's election as Westchester County executive has opened up a state Senate seat that is now attracting national attention.A special election to fill two vacant Senate seats, including Latimer's, is expected to be held on April 24. According to this article in The New York Times, the Rye Democrat's 37th District seat "could hold the key to Democrats scoring a government ...

  8. Westchester Man Charged In Decades-Old Double Murder For Hire

    Westchester Man Charged In Decades-Old Double Murder For Hire

    A 46-year-old man from Westchester was one of two suspects charged Friday in connection with a 20-year-old double murder for hire in the Bronx, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.Geoffrey S. Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the FBI, and James P. O’Neill, ...

  9. 10 Hudson Valley Gang Members Face New Charges

    10 Hudson Valley Gang Members Face New Charges

    Nearly a dozen members of a Newburgh street gang face additional racketeering and firearms charges, according to the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan.Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, David M. Hoovler, the Orange County District Attorney, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the FBI, Ashan ...

  10. Latimer In For 'Difficult First Few Months,' Says Astorino

    Latimer In For 'Difficult First Few Months,' Says Astorino

    This story has been updated.Defeated Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino predicted his Democratic successor, George Latimer, will find himself boxed into a liberal-leaning agenda because of the “Trump factor” that elected him and the county Board of Legislators’ gain of three seats, giving it a 12 to 5 voting majority. Democrats only enjoyed a 9 to 8 majority under Astorino, ...

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