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Man shot and killed by police in Yonkers
YONKERS - A police investigation in Yonkers Friday evening resulted in a suspect being shot dead. The FBI said one of their agents and a Yonkers City Police officer were involved in a shooting while conducting law enforcement activity. "The subject who was shot was taken to the hospital, where he la
Man indicted in Kingston murder
Lyons KINGSTON - An Ulster County grand jury indicted a Kingston man on a murder charge in a death last month. Seth Lyons, 20, was charged with intentionally killing Anthony Garro, Jr., 49, by striking him over the head with a blunt instrument. Garro's body was discovered under the Elmendorf Stree
Santa Sweeps Through Somers, Fire Sirens Blasting
SOMERS, N.Y.-Santa returned to Somers on Saturday for the annual Candy Cane Run, and he brought about 5 inches of snow with him! Despite the inclement weather, St. Nick once again teamed up with the Somers Volunteer Fire Department and handed out candy canes to community children in just about every
Rockland roads to avoid: Scheduled work for week of Dec. 17
There are a few roadwork projects scheduled this week in Rockland County, on Routes 9W, 17, 59, 303 and 306, as well as the Palisades Interstate Parkway, Interstate 87 and Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, according to 511ny.org. Video by Christopher J. Eberhat/The Journal News/lohud.com Wochit There are
Footsteps in snow lead police to larceny suspect
O'Connor NEW WINDSOR - A resident who spotted their exterior motion light on and footprints in the snow around cars in their driveway helped New Windsor Town Police arrest a man on charges of larceny. Officers checked out the area and located a fresh set of footprints in the snow leading into, but
Dec. 15: Boys swimming roundup
Minisink Valley 64, Beacon 34 200 Medley Relay: 1. Minisink Valley (Vreeland, Irwin, Donkor, Mason). 1:49.55; 200 Freestyle: 1. Ryan Pietraszka (MV) 1:52.21; 200 IM: 1. Caleb Vreeland (MV) 2:12.48; 50 Freestyle: 1. James Henriques (MV) 23.73; Diving: 1. Luke Odland (MV) 166.25; 100 Butterfly: 1. Jam
Volunteer Training Sessions Scheduled for January 2018
NEWBURGH - Do you have hour or two a week to spare? The Town of Newburgh Friends of Seniors has scheduled new training sessions for prospective volunteers. Two volunteer training sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 24 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Town of Newburgh Town Hall, 1496 Rte.
Tuxedo board floats idea of forming village
TUXEDO - The Tuxedo Town Board is floating the idea that residents could form a Village of Tuxedo that would share the same borders as the town excluding the Village of Tuxedo Park. But it's not clear why the board is instructing residents on how to hold a referendum. Attorney Don Nichol of the Wald
Millions more considered at risk under new blood pressure guidelines
High blood pressure is one of the most prevalent health problems in the United States, and it now affects nearly half of adults in the country, thanks to sweeping changes to what constitutes hypertension announced by the American Heart Association last month. Read the full story here Web Link poste
Top Latke - Part 2
Boy did we Food Party! this week at the Latke Chef competition. What an event! Four teams competed for Top Latke. Ruah Hamacabim from Palo Alto (all the women were from France and England). Ingredients given were slim: oil, salt, pepper and egg. Teams could shop for any type of potato, fruit or
Fans worry losing track-and-field range could leave a big hole
Olympic hammer throwers find home at Moffett's toxic site Hammer thrower Sophie Hitchon practices at Moffett Field in early December. Photo by Michelle Le Between preserving Hangar One, the massive Ames Arc Jet Complex or a fleet of vintage aircraft, Moffett Field has myriad landmarks deserving some
County's effort to provide shelter beds runs into difficulty
Santa Clara County is searching for new ways to open up more temporary shelters, safe parking programs and other short-term means of housing some of the thousands of county homeless residents, citing a slow start to the effort and setbacks in both San Jose and Mountain View over the last 10 months.
The best for 'Last'
Setting aside for the moment the spaceships and lightsabers and critters, "Star Wars" has always been about a few core ideas: the clash of evil empire and mobilized do-gooders; the existence of a power greater than ourselves; the wars within and without ourselves; and love and family. George Lucas'
Mountain View firefighters battle Thomas Fire
Ten Mountain View firefighters are battling major fires in Southern California that have burned through hundreds of thousands of acres and remain out of control, destroying hundreds of homes and prompting mandatory evacuations across Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The Thomas Fire, the largest
Mountain View police dog laps up 'Pup-accino'
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Police dog Zeus took a break from sniffing out drugs on Thursday around Santa Clara County to enjoy a well-deserved treat, which ended up getting smeared all over his wet nose. The Mountain View Police Department Labrador received a special "Pup-accino" from a local Starbucks
Three arrested, one more wanted, in year-old fatal gas station shooting
SAN JOSE - Two men and woman have been arrested and another man remains at large for the fatal shooting of a San Jose teenager in December 2016. Police this week charged San Jose residents Angel SantaCruz, 24, and Jose Alcantar, 21, with murder, and Alicia Vallejo, 40, with accessory after the fact.
Modest tax increases forecast for 2018
WILMINGTON - The Wilmington Board of Sel-ectmen conducted a public hearing with Principal Assessor Karen Rassias on property taxes for Fis-cal Year 2018 at their meeting on Nov. 27. Upon conclusion of this hearing, the board unanimously voted to significantly shift the town's tax burden away from re
Northeast Gets Go-Ahead For New School
Discussion has turned into reality and that's good news for future Northeast students. Superintendent David DiBarri Dr. Carla Scuzzarella, Principal Jay Picone, Director of Finance Deborah Davis, School Committee Chair, Woburn Judith Dyment, School Committee Vice-Chairman, North Reading Larry Means
Success Continues At the Old-Fashioned Hardware Store
Kevin Ryan didn't celebrate his store's 90th birthday. There were no 50 percent off sales or balloons hanging from 654 Main Street. It's not that Kevin and his son Andrew don't take pride in their store's success. They do. But celebrations don't lead to retail success in 2017. Fells True Value Hardw
ShopTalks@SDM- Your Home WiFi: Any questions?
One of the most popular questions we get asked at SDM: Why is my wifi so slow? For the two decades that the internet has been in our lives, despite all the changes and technology improvements, one constant has remained: pokey connections. Frustration quickly sets in when pages won't load, videos buf