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  1. Nearly 200 Handguns, Rifles Now Off The Streets After Buyback In Peekskill

    Nearly 200 Handguns, Rifles Now Off The Streets After Buyback In Peekskill

    A total of 185 guns are off the streets thanks to the efforts of the Peekskill Police Department during their annual Gun Buyback Event.The event, held Saturday, Sept. 15 at the United Methodist Church, was designed to get unwanted and/or unsecured guns off the street and out of people’s homes, according to Peekskill Chief of Police Donald Halmy.Out of the 185 guns turned in, 97 were ...

  2. ID Released Of Westchester Man, 32, Who Committed Suicide At County Jail

    ID Released Of Westchester Man, 32, Who Committed Suicide At County Jail

    An inmate suicide at the Westchester County Jail is under investigation by correction officials.Gregory Fernandez, 32, of Yonkers, attempted suicide on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 1, from his injuries, said Justin Pruyne, a spokesman for the Department of Correction.Emergency medical care was provided at the jail, and Fernandez was transported to Westchester Medical Center for further ...

  3. Hurricane Season: Westchester Residents Being Urged To Have Emergency Plan In Place

    Hurricane Season: Westchester Residents Being Urged To Have Emergency Plan In Place

    Related story - Florence Hits East Coast: When Will It Affect The Area?As Hurricane Florence ravishes the Carolinas, county officials are urging Westchester residents to review their emergency plans and obtain critical supplies in case any severe weather strikes the area during hurricane season.“Now is the time to assemble the essential items that you would need at home if a major storm ...

  4. 'It Was Horrible,' Says Eyewitness Of Man's Electrocution Atop Train In Westchester

    'It Was Horrible,' Says Eyewitness Of Man's Electrocution Atop Train In Westchester

    A Fairfield County man who was a passenger on a Metro-North train in Westchester when a man was electrocuted after climbing on the roof of a train said the event was a "horrible" experience.Michael Pellicci, a Stamford resident,  was with a friend after attending the Boston Red Sox/Yankees game at Yankee Stadium when a 24-year-old man jumped on top of the New Haven-bound ...

  5. ID Revealed For $10 Million Westchester Lottery Winner

    ID Revealed For $10 Million Westchester Lottery Winner

    A 66-year-old Westchester man picked up his giant check for $10 million from lottery officials at the spot where he says he stops every day for a cup of a coffee and a scratch-off ticket.Michael Marks of Hartsdale won his $10,000,000 prize on a $10,000 a Week for Life scratch-off ticket he purchased during his daily trip to A-Plus, lottery officials said. “This is my store,” Marks said. ...

  6. School District Issues Alert After Luring Incident Involving SUV Driver, Two Girls

    School District Issues Alert After Luring Incident Involving SUV Driver, Two Girls

    An alert was sent to parents of students after a man approached two students at a bus stop in the area.According to the alert from the Wappinger Central School District, the incident took place around 7:57 a.m. Friday when the two female Sheafe Road Elementary School students walking to the bus stop noticed a dark gray Subaru Outback parked in a local business, on Route 9 near Wenliss ...

  7. Off-Duty Police Officer From Westchester Seriously Injured In NYC Shooting That Leaves Two Dead

    Off-Duty Police Officer From Westchester Seriously Injured In NYC Shooting That Leaves Two Dead

    A 43-year-old off-duty Yonkers police officer is in surgery after being shot at least once and injured twice in the back during a New York City domestic dispute that ended with two dead.The incident took place around 6:52 a.m. Friday in a second-floor apartment on 77th Street in Queens, said New York City Police Department Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea.According to Shea, one of ...

  8. Eyewitness Gives Details After Man Killed Climbing On Top Of Metro-North Train

    Eyewitness Gives Details After Man Killed Climbing On Top Of Metro-North Train

    An eyewitness said it was a "horrible" experience that will stay with him forever after a man was killed after climbing on top of a Metro-North train Wednesday night.MTA officials said Michael Vigeant, 24, of Hudson, New Hampshire, was killed about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday after climbing on top of a Stamford-bound train between Larchmont and Mamaroneck and hitting overhead ...

  9. Crash Involving Overturned Vehicle Causes Gridlock New Tappan Zee Bridge

    Crash Involving Overturned Vehicle Causes Gridlock New Tappan Zee Bridge

    This story has been updated.There was gridlock on the Rockland-bound lanes of the new Tappan Zee Bridge after a crash that blocked two lanes for more than an hour.The crash took place around 1 p.m. Thursday when a car overturned on its side, said New York State Police Trooper Michael Cassella.One person received minor injuries in the crash, but traffic traveling northbound was backed up ...

  10. $10 Million Richer: Westchester Man Wins On Lottery Scratch-Off Ticket

    $10 Million Richer: Westchester Man Wins On Lottery Scratch-Off Ticket

    One lucky Westchester man is $10 million richer after purchasing a scratch-off lottery ticket. The man will be identified at 1 p.m. Friday when he picks up his giant check from the New York Lottery’s Yolanda Vega at the store where he purchased his ticket, lottery officials said.The Westchester County resident won his prize on a $10,000 a Week for Life scratch-off ticket that he ...

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