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  1. Teenage Girl Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Was Valhalla HS Student

    Teenage Girl Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Was Valhalla HS Student

    A 16-year-old Valhalla High School student was the person struck and killed by a Metro-North train at the Valhalla Station, according to school district officials.Officials with the MTA said the accident took place at 7:45 a.m., Monday when the Grand Central-bound Harlem train struck the "person" who was standing on the tracks at Cleveland Avenue.The unidentified girl was ...

  2. Southeast Man Charged With Hate Crime

    Southeast Man Charged With Hate Crime

    A Southeast man has been charged with a hate crime after threatening a victim due to their sexual orientation, according to state police.Jeevan P. Abraham, 29, was arrested by New York State Poice on Wednesday, Dec. 6, following an investigation which found that he threatened a victim whose gender was not released because of the person's sexual orientation, said Trooper AJ Hicks.Hicks ...

  3. Wild Stuff: New Coywolf Sighting In Hudson Valley Caught On Video

    Wild Stuff: New Coywolf Sighting In Hudson Valley Caught On Video

    There's been another coywolf sighting reported in Rockland County, this time in Nyack by a local plumbing contractor and aspiring author who managed to catch the canid hybrid on video.Sean McCormack noticed the coywolf on North Midland Avenue around 3 p.m. last week, because of its size. "I've seen coyotes and they seem scraggly and not well-kept," said McCormack, who is a ...

  4. Update: Metro-North Delays Last Hours After Girl Is Struck By Train

    Update: Metro-North Delays Last Hours After Girl Is Struck By Train

    Updated report: Teenage Girl Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Was Valhalla HS StudentMetro-North Harlem Line service experienced residual delays for several hours after a girl was struck by a train at Valhalla Station Monday morning. Some earlier trains experienced delays of 90 minutes or more between North White Plains and Southeast after the incident, which occurred just before 8 ...

  5. Westchester Diner, A Staple In Area, Closes

    Westchester Diner, A Staple In Area, Closes

    For years, hungry area residents -- whether it be at 11 a.m. or in the middle of the night -- have made the Westchester Diner a staple.Unfortunately, residents yearning for some good diner food will soon have to find a new spot when the longtime institution on Albany Post Road in Peekskill closes its doors after losing their lease.In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the owners made the ...

  6. $7M Lottery Winner, Northern Westchester Mercedes Dealer's Lawsuit Top News

    $7M Lottery Winner, Northern Westchester Mercedes Dealer's Lawsuit Top News

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Two stories topped the news for the week including the $7 million Lottery win by an Ossining man and a battle between a luxury car dealer and an auto shop that has led to two lawsuits.Meat wholesaler Leon Greenberg and his wife are $7 million richer thanks to a winning New York State Lottery scratch-off ticket. Click here to read the story. A Northern ...

  7. Judith Clark Appeals Parole Denial In Triple-Fatal Brink's Robbery

    Judith Clark Appeals Parole Denial In Triple-Fatal Brink's Robbery

    Lawyers for Judith Clark, the getaway driver in the 1981 Brink's robbery and shootout that claimed the lives of two Nyack police officers and an armed guard, are appealing the state's parole board denial of her bid for early release in April.The attorneys, Michael Cardozo and Steven Zeidman, plan to file a lawsuit in state Supreme Court challenging the decision, saying the parole board ...

  8. Hudson Valley  HS Student Arrested For Making Terror Threat On Twitter

    Hudson Valley HS Student Arrested For Making Terror Threat On Twitter

    A high school student in the Hudson Valley has been charged with making a terroristic threat, a class D felony, after a tweet he posted was picked up by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.Nicholas J. Cioce, 17, of LaGrange, who attends Arlington High School, was arrested Friday after Customs tracked the tweet, which made reference to carrying out a shooting a high school, to the ...

  9. Several Roads Closed, Person Airlifted Following Northern Westchester Crash

    Several Roads Closed, Person Airlifted Following Northern Westchester Crash

    This story has been updated.Commuters were asked to avoid the area of Route 202 in Peekskill following a vehicle crash that has one person being airlifted to the hospital and has closed two roads.The crash took place around 3:30 p.m., Friday, at 1421 Crompond Road, leaving one person trapped inside the vehicle, police said.Division and Broad streets were shut down to allow for a medevac ...

  10. Ossining Couple Now $7M Richer After Buying Winning Lottery Ticket

    Ossining Couple Now $7M Richer After Buying Winning Lottery Ticket

    Meat wholesaler Leon Greenberg and his wife are $7 million richer thanks to a winning New York State Lottery scratch-off ticket. Karin Greenberg purchased a $7,000,000 Cash Blowout ticket with money the couple had left over from a recent trip to a casino and hit the jackpot.“Karin and I came back from a trip to Foxwoods and had some money left over,” said Leon. “She went down to the ...

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