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Putnam County Courthouse Goes Blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Brewster, NY – March 22, 2019 – In recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month the Putnam County Courthouse will be lit with blue light, one of several initiatives designed to raise awareness that child abuse is preventable, said County Executive MaryEllen Odell.


Newtown police ID suicide victim as father of Sandy Hook victim

NEWTOWN — The father of a Sandy Hook victim was found dead in Edmond Town Hall from an apparent suicide Monday morning. Police identified the individual as Jeremy Richman, 49, of Newtown. He was the father of Avielle Richman, a victim in the 2012 Sandy Hook tragedy. Richman also co-founded the Aviel


Putnam County Ranks Among Healthiest in NYS, for Ninth Consecutive Year

Brewster, NY—The ninth annual County Health Rankings have been released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and for the ninth year Putnam County ranks among the healthiest counties. Putnam is third in health factors, the influencers


Vote for marijuana legalization in N.J. held off; what it means for N.Y.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Talk about a buzz kill. Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey were in for a letdown Monday when the state’s top lawmakers canceled a vote to do just that, knowing they didn’t have the necessary votes to push the bill through.


Michael Avenatti charged with trying to extort more than $20 million from Nike

NEW YORK — The Manhattan US Attorney’s office said Monday that it is charging attorney Michael Avenatti “for attempting to extract more than $20 million in payments from a publicly traded company by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational


Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell Recognizes the Greater New York Region of the American Red Cross And Recognizes Red Cross Month

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell met with representatives from the Greater New York Region of the American Red Cross recently and recognized their valuable service. Mary Young, CEO of the Metro New York Chapter, Abilgail Adams, Regional Communications Program Manager, Greg Amato, Volunteer Le


Verbal Fisticuffs at Carmel Town Board

Carmel Police were summoned to last Wednesday’s meeting of the Carmel Town Board when a reporter for the Westchester-based Journal News reportedly “caused a disturbance,” according to a police report and eyewitnesses.


Fake Inspection Sticker Leads To Arrest

YORKTOWN, NY — A Peekskill man was accused of having a fake inspection sticker for his car. Yorktown police charged Cristian David Rodriguez-Pulido, 20, of Peekskill, with third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and false inspection certificate, misdemeanors, and amplified exhaust, a


Stephentown, N.Y.: VITA offering free tax preparation

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance will provide free tax return assistance from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Stephentown Memorial Library, 472 State Route 43 at Grange Hall Road.


Newtown dad’s suicide is third by a mass shooting survivor in a week

The death of Jeremy Richman marks the third suicide in a week in which the victim was connected to a mass shooting incident. Richman, 49, was the father of Avielle Richman — a first-grader killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook tragedy. He committed suicide early Monday at Edmond Town Hall.


VIDEO: Woman fights off groper on Brooklyn street

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — Police are looking for the man seen on surveillance video groping a woman on a Brooklyn street. It happened at about 8 a.m. at the corner of Livonia and Rockaway avenues in Brownsville on Mar. 10.


Accused Mob Boss Killer Facing Murder Charges

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The man accused of gunning down reputed Gambino mob boss Frank Cali is now formally facing charges in New York. Anthony Comello has been arrested on charges of murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon for a loaded firearm, reports CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge.


Eight arrested, 20 pounds of pot, $7,000 cash seized in Paterson raid

The police raided an apartment on Main Street, arresting eight people, seizing 20 pounds of drugs, and $7,076 in cash, on Friday evening, according to police director Jerry Speziale.


Van Crashes into Church Building in Danbury

DANBURY, CT — A van crashed into a church building on Sunday evening, the Danbury Fire Department has reported. The Danbury 911 Center received a report of the crash at 6:20 p.m. First responders to 39 New Street in Danbury found a full-sized van had crashed into the building there owned by the Phil


Yale soccer coach, others due in court in college admissions scam

A dozen athletic coaches, test administrators and others charged in a nationwide college admissions scam are in due in court. The group will be arraigned Monday in federal court in Boston on a charge of racketeering conspiracy.


High-Risk Hudson Valley Sex Offender Found Hiding Near Schools

A man who's labeled a "Sexually Violent Offender and Predicate Sex Offender" is accused of hiding from police within walking distance of a number of Hudson Valley schools. On Friday, Charles Muenster, 69, of Newburgh was charged by the Town of Lloyd Police Department with sex offender failure to rep


Trailer Hit By Train At Pawling Crossing

This story has been updated. Police are on the scene of a tractor-trailer versus a train crash in Pawling, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office. The incident took place around 1:14 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Corbin Road and Libby Lane in Pawlings, said Sheriff's Office Capt. John Watters


Man Arrested for Multiple Thefts in Conn.

A man was arrested in East Haven on Thursday after an investigation into multiple thefts in areas across the state. East Haven Police posted photos of the man, later identified as 32-year-old Brian Mclaughlin, on Facebook which led to his identification and arrest.


Fund debuts in Norwalk with U.S. housing as foundation

As of Monday afternoon in four trading days since the previous Wednesday, shares of the home construction giant Toll Brothers were up 3 percent, while Beacon Roofing Supply’s were off by the same margin and homeowner insurance underwriter Allstate’s were flat.


Legislative committee nudges Connecticut closer to legal marijuana sales

The drive to legalize marijuana appeared on track to notch its first legislative victory Monday, as a key committee advanced a plan that would establish a framework for the sale of cannabis products in the state.