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  1. Stay Cables Being Installed As New TZB Main Span Takes Shape

    Stay Cables Being Installed As New TZB Main Span Takes Shape

    Work on the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project has entered into a new phase, with Tappan Zee Constructors beginning its installation of the new northbound bridge’s stay cable system. The company has installed the first four stay cables on the main span towers, and is preparing to install more next week. The stay cables are comprised of numerous metal strands, tightly packed in a ...

  2. Man Gets Life Sentence For Robbing, Murdering Westchester Resident

    Man Gets Life Sentence For Robbing, Murdering Westchester Resident

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A resident of Manville, N.J., was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for robbing and murdering a resident of Ossining, and conspiring to distribute marijuana and heroin, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.The defendant, Anthony Grecco, 35, was convicted of the crimes in January, following a nine-day trial in White ...

  3. Latimer Announces Re-Election Bid, Opens Campaign Headquarters

    Latimer Announces Re-Election Bid, Opens Campaign Headquarters

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- State Sen. George Latimer, D-Westchester, has announced his re-election bid, opening his campaign headquarters at 437 Ward Ave. in Mamaroneck on July 31.The senator, whose political career has included stints on the Rye City Council and as Democratic chair of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, was first elected to the state Senate in 2012.Along with ...

  4. Suspect Apprehended In Pair Of Yonkers Bank Robberies

    Suspect Apprehended In Pair Of Yonkers Bank Robberies

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers police have charged a 48-year-old resident of Brooklyn in connection with a pair of bank robberies that were committed during the past two weeks, authorities said. The suspect, Victor Gaza, was placed under arrest by Yonkers detectives and charged with two counts of robbery in the first degree on Wednesday, according to officials. The arrest came about following ...

  5. Westchester Man Sentenced For Selling Heroin That Killed 23-Year-Old

    Westchester Man Sentenced For Selling Heroin That Killed 23-Year-Old

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A Peekskill man was sentenced Thursday to 186 months in prison for conspiring to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin in and around Westchester County during 2014, and distributing the heroin and fentanyl that resulted in the overdose death of a 23-year-old man, according to Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.The defendant, ...

  6. College Student, 21, Who Saves Man From TZB Jump 'Humbled' By Experience

    College Student, 21, Who Saves Man From TZB Jump 'Humbled' By Experience

    Even now, more than a week after pulling a would-be jumper to safety from the edge of the Tappan Zee Bridge, Nicholas Doddo, a 21-year-old college student, is still trying to come to terms with what happened. “I’m still struggling to find words for it,” said Doddo, who is from South Orange, N.J. “The whole thing was tragic. I’ve been absolutely humbled by the experience.”Doddo, a ...

  7. Gov. Cuomo Signs Legislation Expanding New York’s 'Move Over' Law

    Gov. Cuomo Signs Legislation Expanding New York’s 'Move Over' Law

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation expanding New York State's "Move Over” law to include volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers. The measure requires drivers to slow down and move over a lane when approaching a vehicle with flashing blue or green lights being operated by volunteer firefighters or ambulance workers involved in a roadside emergency. "Our first ...

  8. Teen Stabbed In Leg, Yonkers Police Say

    Teen Stabbed In Leg, Yonkers Police Say

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- A teenager was stabbed in the leg near 111 Beech St. about 10:30 p.m. Friday, according to lohud.com.A group of teenage boys is thought to have been responsible for attacking the teen, who was taken to Westchester Medical Center for treatment, according to lohud.com.To read the lohud.com story, click here.

  9. 4-Year-Old Girl Shot In Yonkers

    4-Year-Old Girl Shot In Yonkers

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- A 4-year-old girl was the victim of a shooting that occurred on Willow Street Saturday, according to News 12. The girl was transported to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx after being struck in the leg, News 12 reports. Police are currently investigating the incident, according to News 12.To read the News 12 story, click here.

  10. Police Investigating Double Shooting In Yonkers

    Police Investigating Double Shooting In Yonkers

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers police detectives are investigating an incident that left two men shot and another with facial injuries Saturday morning.Numerous patrol units responded to 31 School St. to a report of a male who had been shot at approximately 3 a.m., according to officials. Upon arrival, officers observed a large group of people in the street, and subsequently located a ...

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