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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. $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 ...

  4. ID Released Of Man Killed Climbing On Top Of Train In Westchester

    ID Released Of Man Killed Climbing On Top Of Train In Westchester

    As MTA officials release the name of the man killed after climbing on top of a Metro-North train Wednesday night, one witness to the event said it was a "horrible" experience that will stay with him forever.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 ...

  5. Man Dies After Climbing On Top Of Metro-North Train In Westchester

    Man Dies After Climbing On Top Of Metro-North Train In Westchester

    Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Man Killed After Climbing On Top Of Train In WestchesterA man was killed overnight after climbing on top of a Metro-North train and coming into contact with live wires.The incident took place around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday after the man tried to get on top of a train headed to New Haven, Metro-North officials said.The train stopped between ...

  6. Sexual Assault Suspect From Northern Westchester Caught After Police Search

    Sexual Assault Suspect From Northern Westchester Caught After Police Search

    Police apprehended a man described as armed and dangerous who was wanted for a sexual assault and had managed to escape during a pursuit.Andre Sims, 35, of the City of Peekskill was arrested Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. at St. Vincent Hospital in Westchester County in Harrison by the New York State Police B.C.I. and City of Newburgh detectives, City of Newburgh Police Det. Lt. Joseph Burns ...

  7. Know Him? Police Seek To ID Suspect Who Used Credit Card Stolen In Northern Westchester

    Know Him? Police Seek To ID Suspect Who Used Credit Card Stolen In Northern Westchester

    Police are asking for help in identifying a man who used a stolen credit card at numerous businesses in Westchester and Fairfield counties and on Long Island.Pound Ridge Police said the man, described as being 40 to 50 years old, 6-foot tall, with a medium build, used the stolen card during the month of May at stores in Yonkers, Darien and Manhasset.He was last seen wearing blue jeans, ...

  8. Concerned Hudson Valley Sister Leads Cops To Man Who Crashes Into Six Cars

    Concerned Hudson Valley Sister Leads Cops To Man Who Crashes Into Six Cars

    An unidentified, violent, out-of-control man was apprehended by police after a lengthy police chase which included the man hitting six vehicles, including three state police cars on I-91 in the New Haven area, police said.The incident unfolded early Monday when the man's sister phone New Haven police to report he was "out of control," and "needed hospitalization," ...

  9. Police Officer Hailed As Hero For Saving Woman, Dog From Burning Car In Northern Westchester

    Police Officer Hailed As Hero For Saving Woman, Dog From Burning Car In Northern Westchester

    James Talbert didn't think twice about running to save a woman and her dog from a burning car on the Taconic Parkway.That's because the Mahopac resident and NYPD officer has spent years helping, and saving, others.But Senator Terrance Murphy (R-40th District) didn't take his heroic actions for granted and recognized him with the coveted New York State Liberty Medal at Yorktown Town ...

  10. ID Released For Man Killed In Head-On Crash With School Bus

    ID Released For Man Killed In Head-On Crash With School Bus

    Police have released the name of a 39-year-old man killed during a head-on crash between a car and a school bus.Steve Diaz of Walden was killed around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, on Route 52 between Harts Lane and Bel-Air Park in the Village of Walden in Orange County, said Town of Montgomery Police Officer David Gowans. Diaz, who was entrapped in the car, was rushed to Newburgh ...

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