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School lockdowns lifted as Danbury police search for shooting suspect

DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) - Lockdowns at Western Connecticut State University's Midtown Campus and the Ellsworth Avenue school have been lifted following a nearby shooting Thursday afternoon.



BRONX MAN ARRESTED FOR SENDING THREATENING LETTERS TO THE PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF, THE VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING JUDGE. Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr. reports the arrest of 46 year-old Eugene A. Vitello, of the Bronx, on several counts of Aggravated Harassment and Stalking.


Atmosphere, Menu, Service Make The Arch A Route 22 Mainstay

The Arch Restaurant in Brewster has been serving up high-class food and drink since it first opened its doors more than 40 years ago. Providing a sophisticated atmosphere and elegant ambiance, The Arch may just be the perfect place to add to your local restaurant rotation.


Fatal Crash Shuts Down Saw Mill Parkway Stretch

A fatal crash has resulted in the closure of a stretch of the Saw Mill River Parkway on Thursday afternoon in Northern Westchester. The closure is on the northbound side between Kisco Avenue (Exit 37) in Mount Kisco and Route 117 (Exit 39) in Bedford Hills and occurred just before noon when a car cr


Woodstock says NY state should let undocumented immigrant get driver's licenses

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. — The Town Board has adopted a resolution calling on state lawmakers to allow driver's licences for New York residents regardless of their immigration status.


Fighting for Putnam County, Just Louder

Last week, Governor Cuomo stated to the Daily News’s editorial board that he would like to “Blow up the MTA.” In that article, the governor was cited as “frustrated by what he sees as an entrenched bureaucracy that lacks imagination to find new ways to do things” and stated that “it’s time to rebuil


Next shutdown victim: School lunches

Servings of fresh fruits and vegetables are disappearing from school lunch trays in rural Vance County, N.C. The Prairie Hills school district in Kansas is worried about not being able to feed kids at all.


Connecticut woman arrested after dog remains found in crates, police say

A Connecticut woman was arrested Tuesday after police discovered crates of dogs' remains inside her home in November. Fairfield police responded to Heidi Lueders’ home on Nov. 14 after a report of animal cruelty, the Greenwich Free Press reported. Police discovered the remains while conducting a sea


Ridgefielders plan to protest at Women’s March in New York City Saturday

Organizers for the town chapter of the Women’s March plan to protest in New York City once again at this year’s rally on Saturday, Jan. 19. Aimee Berger-Girvalo, who organized buses to the first march in Washington, D.C., in January 2017, said the group will be using public transportation to travel


2 taken to Danbury Hospital after Brookfield crash

BROOKFIELD — Two people were transported to a local hospital after a crash in town Tuesday morning, fire officials said Wednesday. Around 7:10 a.m., the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company was sent to the intersection of Obtuse Road South and Route 133 for a two-car crash with injuries.


Trader Joe's Visits JFK to Thank Students for Kindness Rocks

This year, the goal for second graders at John F. Kennedy Elementary School is to take the kindness rocks project that started at JFK and spread it into the larger community. "Mrs. Olsen's and Mrs. Gorey's classes made kindness rocks and we're looking for places to send them," explained Brady, a stu


1-Car Fatal Thursday On Saw Mill River Parkway

BEDFORD, NY — A car crash Thursday on the Saw Mill River Parkway near the Bedford-Mount Kisco border took the life of one person, Westchester County police said. The crash happened around 11:35 a.m. on the northbound side of the parkway.


Philipstown Cub Scouts, Tomorrow’s Leaders, Get a Feel for Town Hall and Electric-Car Charging Pitch

Philipstown Webelo scouts received an insiders' tour last weekend of the local seat of government – or, more specifically, the entire row of seats occupied during meetings by their Town Board. Nancy Montgomery, Philipstown's representative to the Putnam County legislature, invited senior Webelos fro


Students Named to Fall 2018 Dean’s List at SUNY Oneonta

ONEONTA, NY (01/16/2019)– A total of 1,584 SUNY Oneonta students earned Dean’s List honors for the fall 2018 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying a course load of 12 hours or more.


Man Allegedly Engaged in Sexual Act With Minor 5 Separate Times

A Dutchess County man was arrested and charged with five felonies following an investigation. On January 15, State Police and the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center arrested Peter G. Wassell, 49, of Dover. Wassell was charged with five counts of Criminal Sex Act second-degree, all class D felonie


DA: Hudson Valley Man Watched Child Porn on Local Church Computer

A Hudson Valley man was found guilty for viewing lots of child porn. He allegedly viewed some of the porn on a church computer. On Tuesday in Orange County Court, a jury found 55-year-old Jesus Rotella of Highland Falls guilty on eight felony counts of possessing a sexual performance of a child.


SPCA Police Donation Box Stolen From Market: Putnam Sheriff

PUTNAM COUNTY, NY — A Poughkeepsie man is accused of stealing a donation box full of money from the Appalachian Market on Route 9D. Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr. reports Deputy Benjamin Levine and Deputy Matthew Boscia were dispatched to the market when a larceny was reported.. They we


Fairfield County Residents Charged With DWI In NY State Police Stops

New York State Police troopers busted nearly two dozen local motorists who were allegedly driving while impaired in the area over the past week. On Friday, Jan. 11, State Police troopers from Rhinebeck arrested Gerard V. Ollis, 43, of Poughkeepsie, for DWAI Drugs. He was traveling on Route 9 in Rhin


Wild weather weekend: Light snowfall forecasted Friday morning, bigger storm this weekend

The Danbury area is predicted to receive one to two inches of snow late Thursday night into Friday morning, according to a report from the National Weather Service. Slippery roads may impact Friday morning commutes, the weather service said, especially across the interior of the state.


How a kid from Newburgh became a mega-best-selling author

Depending on your criterion for measurement, James Patterson is arguably the world’s most successful living author – not bad for a guy who grew up in a working-class Newburgh family. He has sold more than 380 million books worldwide, earning an estimated $700 million over a single decade and topping