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Man Killed By Metro-North Train In Westchester Wanted In Brutal Murder Of Girlfriend, Teen Boy

A man who was struck and killed by a Metro-North train in Westchester had reportedly just violently murdered his girlfriend and her teen son. Hector Cruz, 51, of the Bronx, who has been identified as the person who was killed after he jumped in front of the Metro-North train in Hartsdale Sunday morn


Funeral held for NYPD detective tragically killed by friendly fire

HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. — Family and friends will gather Wednesday morning to bid a final farewell to Detective Brian Simonsen. The 19-year veteran was tragically killed while responding to a robbery in Queens.


Cops investigate homicide at Rockland County home

RAMAPO, N.Y. — Authorities are investigating a homicide at a Rockland County home, police said Wednesday. The Ramapo Police Department arrived at a residence in the vicinity of Northbrook and East Eckerson roads in the Hillcrest section of Ramapo, the police said in a Facebook post.


Wrong-way driver involved in 4-car crash on Westchester County highway

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Westchester Father Charged In Killing Of Infant Son Appears In Court

A Westchester County man facing charges for his role in the death of his infant son made a brief appearance in court this week. Dobbs Ferry resident Kevin Holloway was in Westchester County Court on Tuesday, Feb. 19 as his attorneys requested, and were granted, additional time to provide new documen


Police Arrest Two Suspects for Petit Larceny. Locked Door Thwarts Graham Road Burglary Attempt

On Feb. 13, police arrested Brianna Woolard, 19, of Pleasantville. She is accused of stealing $785 worth of gift cards from the 7-Eleven store on Scarsdale Avenue. The theft occurred while Woolard was working at the store as a cashier. She was charged with petit larceny. Following arrest processing,


Hackensack Repeat Offender Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen

A Hackensack ex-con with a previous sex charge on his decade-long criminal record sexually assaulted a pre-teen, said authorities who arrested him. A judge ordered that Justis A. Oliver, 27 remain held in the Bergen County Jail on charges of aggravated sexual assault and child endangerment following


Hudson Valley Dog Stolen From Owner’s Car on Valentine’s Day

A large reward is being offered after a dog was stolen from a Hudson Valley man's car on Valentine's Day. Around 8:30 p.m. on Valentine's Day, Steven Carino's Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix, Oliver, was taken from his car while it was parked on Central Park in Scarsdale, according to social media posts. The ca


Group of co-workers claims largest jackpot in New York State Lottery history

CBS NY - The ticket to the largest Mega Millions jackpot in New York State Lottery history was claimed Tuesday. The eighth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history now belongs to a group of 23 co-workers who came forward anonymously in January to form an LLC named, appropriately, "New Life 2019."


Former Yorktown Supervisor Sues Examiner

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Former Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace has sued a resident and a newspaper, calling a Letter to the Editor critical of him libelous. The letter, in the Jan. 8 issue of the Northern Westchester Examiner, charged that Grace had made “self-enrichment deals behind the scenes that


MTA Releases Name of Man Struck by Train at Hartsdale Station on Sunday

The MTA has identified the man killed at Hartsdale Train Station on February 17. The MTA investigation determined that Hector Cruz, a 51 year-old man from the Bronx, was killed when he was struck by a northbound train at Hartsdale Train Station at around 9:45 am on February 17. The cause of death wa


Bronx boyfriend suspected in mom, son killings did prison time for stabbing two men: sources

THE BRONX — He had a violent criminal history, and it followed him into an apartment on East 185th Street in the Belmont section of the Bronx. Hector Cruz, who apparently jumped in front of a Metro-North train in Hartsdale Sunday morning and killed himself, was the prime suspect in the weekend murde


Man Nabbed For DWI Following Nanuet Traffic Stop, Police Say

Rockland County Sheriff's deputies nabbed a man for DWI during a routine traffic stop in the area. Christopher Davis, 38, of Warren, New Jersey was arrested on Monday, Feb. 11, after a sheriff's patrol officer observed him allegedly break several traffic laws while driving on Prospect Street in Nanu


Eastchester To End Administering Section 8 Vouchers

EASTCHESTER, NY — The Town of Eastchester is withdrawing from the Section 8 voucher program. The town made the decision because it costs more to administer the program than it receives in reimbursement from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Manhunt For Suspect After Body Found In Rockland

Police are on the hunt for a suspect allegedly responsible for the murder of a man on Northbrook Road in Hillcrest. The Ramapo Police department said it is investigating a homicide early Wednesday in a residence on Northbrook Road between East Eckerson Road and Sherman Drive. The road is presently c


9 year old Bronx girl hangs self after mom tells her it’s too early to be on the phone

Heaven Vega Bronx nine year old girl commits suicide at family home after being told by her mother it was too early in the morning to be on the phone. A nine-year-old girl has died after hanging herself at her family’s New York apartment after her mother reportedly told her not to be on her cellphon


Up to 3 inches of snow to complicate evening commute

The city is preparing for snow in the forecast later today throughout the Bronx. Plows will start heading out and start spreading salt, making sure main intersections are covered for the expected snow.


Subway Rider Killed When Clothing Gets Caught on Moving Train at Grand Central: Sources

A subway rider was killed at Grand Central Terminal when a piece of clothing got caught on a moving train, dragging him underneath the train, law enforcement sources said. The 39-year-old victim was found in the East River tunnel of the 7 train on the Queens-bound side just outside the station, the


Westchester Man Sentenced For Assault, Attempted Rape After Holding Woman Against Her Will

A 59-year-old Westchester man has been sentenced after being found guilty of holding a woman against her will, assaulting her and attempting to rape her. Thomas Jessamy of Mount Vernon has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison after he was found guilty by a jury of attempted rape, unlawful impr


Driver who lost foot in Stamford crash stands trial for manslaughter

Photo: Contributed Photo / Stamford Police Department / Contributed Photo. STAMFORD—A city man who lost his foot in an speeding accident on Washington Boulevard is set to stand trial Wednesday for the death of his passenger in the same 2017 crash.