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  1. Police Talk Man Out Of Jumping Off Yonkers Building

    Police Talk Man Out Of Jumping Off Yonkers Building

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers police persuaded a man who was considering leaping off a building on Walsh Road to change his mind on Friday, according to News 12.The effort to talk the man out of jumping from the roof took over 30 minutes, News 12 reports.Police responded to the scene when they were called by the man's sister, according to News 12.To read the News 12 article, click here.

  2. 10 Westchester Students Will Be Honored For Outstanding Service

    10 Westchester Students Will Be Honored For Outstanding Service

    County Executive Rob Astorino and the Westchester County Youth Board will honor 10 Westchester students with the 2016 Milly Kibrick Youth Service Award for outstanding contributions to their communities at a dinner event on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. at Beckwith Pointe, 700 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle.The awards are given in memory of Milly Kibrick, a prominent county social worker, ...

  3. Police Step Up DWI Patrols Over Labor Day Weekend

    Police Step Up DWI Patrols Over Labor Day Weekend

    New York State Police from Troop K will increase patrols this Labor Day weekend to combat impaired and intoxicated driving, authorities said. The “Drunk Driving, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” National crackdown, which commenced on Aug. 19, runs through Labor Day weekend and will conclude on Sept. 5. State troopers will be highly visible this weekend, and will have zero tolerance for ...

  4. I-87 Lane Closed For Bridge Work Through December

    I-87 Lane Closed For Bridge Work Through December

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Repair work on the Ashford Avenue Bridge will require the extended closure of the northbound left lane on the New York State Thruway (I-87) between exit 7 (Ardsley – Route 9A) and exit 7A (Saw Mill River Parkway – Taconic State Parkway) in White Plains, according to the Thruway Authority. Two northbound lanes will remain open while the work is being ...

  5. Stuck Vehicle Leads To Trio Of DWI Arrests In Westchester

    Stuck Vehicle Leads To Trio Of DWI Arrests In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A disabled vehicle on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh led to three people being arrested on DWI charges Saturday, authorities said. The arrests came about when New York State Police received a report of a disabled vehicle northbound at mile post marker 9.4 on the parkway around 2:53 a.m., according to officials. Upon the officers’ arrival, it was ...

  6. Arson Now Ruled Out In New Rochelle Fire

    Arson Now Ruled Out In New Rochelle Fire

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Arson is no longer the suspected cause of a fire on Lockwood Avenue early Saturday morning that left six people displaced, News 12 reports. The blaze is thought to have begun in the basement of the home, according to News 12.The victims are currently being assisted by the Red Cross, News 12 reports.To read the News 12 story, click here.

  7. Police Search For Missing New Rochelle Girl

    Police Search For Missing New Rochelle Girl

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The search for Shaya Williams, a student from Isaac E. Young Middle School who has been missing for nearly a week, remains ongoing, News 12 reports.According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Williams is described as standing 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 100 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.Williams, 12, of New Rochelle, ...

  8. Arson Cited In New Rochelle Fire

    Arson Cited In New Rochelle Fire

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Four adults and a pair of children were relocated after a fire that started in the basement of a residence near Montefiore Hospital on Saturday morning rendered the home unlivable, lohud.com reports. Police suspect the blaze, which occurred at 172 Lockwood Ave., was set intentionally, and have identified a person of interest in the incident, according to lohud.com. ...

  9. Three Separate Rounds Of Gunfire Break Out In Yonkers

    Three Separate Rounds Of Gunfire Break Out In Yonkers

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- Gunfire broke out three times in the span of about three hours late Saturday night, including an incident in which a man was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the leg, according to News 12. The shooting, which occurred at about 11 p.m., was followed by a second round of gunfire that reportedly took place at about midnight on Van Cortlandt Park Avenue and Rollins ...

  10. Astorino Asks Public To Fight Federal Plan For Westchester Barge Anchorages

    Astorino Asks Public To Fight Federal Plan For Westchester Barge Anchorages

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino recently stood along the shores of the Hudson River with local elected officials, environmentalists and private citizens to urge the the public to voice concerns regarding the federal government’s plans to create up to 10 commercial barge anchorages in close proximity to the Westchester coastline.The U.S. Coast ...

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