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2 indicted in Bronx gun trafficking operation; weapons sold to undercover officer

THE BRONX, New York City (WABC) -- An undercover gun bust in the Bronx led to the arrest of two men and more than a dozen weapons being pulled off the streets. District Attorney Darcel Clark and NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill announced that the two Florida men were indicted on 128 counts of firearm


Millions of dollars of heroin seized in Yonkers sting

YONKERS - Nearly 17 pounds of heroin, worth several million dollars, are now off the streets of Yonkers. The Yonkers Police Department and the DEA say the sting happened on Central Park Avenue, near Palmer Road on Monday.


NYC taxi drivers call Gov. Cuomo's congestion pricing a "suicide surcharge"

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A judge is slated to hearNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo's controversial congestion pricing plan, and Manhattan's taxi drivers are not happy about it. The governor said the fee would help fund much-need repairs for the city's crumbling subway systems, but taxi drivers have nickname


Women’s March 2019: NYC street closures, route, and time

This weekend, thousands of demonstrators will take to the street for the third annual Women’s March in New York City. The event began in 2017 as a way to show support for women’s rights during the inauguration of President Donald Trump; last year, an estimated 200,000 people took to the streets for


Homeless dad arrested for abducting his 2-year-old daughter

Police busted a homeless man who they say abducted his 2-year-old autistic daughter from her foster home in the Bronx. Christian Benitez, 21, was arrested around 6 p.m. Wednesday for allegedly grabbing Seniya Benitez from the Gleason Avenue home Tuesday night — sparking a citywide Amber alert.


Yonkers school officials question Cuomo’s education equity formula

YONKERS - Leaders in one of Westchester's most underfunded school districts is speaking out against Gov. Andrew Cuomo's funding formula shared in his State of the State address.


Hudson Valley Priest In Court For Alleged Behavior With A Minor

A former priest in the area was back in court this week to respond to charges that he allegedly engaged in inappropriate behavior with a minor. Thomas Kreiser, a former priest in Bronxville, Garnerville and Yorktown, was in church on Wednesday, Jan. 16 after surrendering himself to police custody la


Old Tappan Zee Bridge Debris Washes Ashore Along Banks of New York Town

After many watched in awe as part of the old Tappan Zee was demolished Tuesday, splashing down into the Hudson River, debris began to wash up along the banks. A video showed scraps and parts of what used to be the bridge washing along the rocky shoreline of Irvington, New York, in the same area wher


Winter Classes Available at Hudson Valley Writers Center

The Hudson Valley Writers Center, located at the Philipse Manor RR Station in Sleepy Hollow, NY is offering a new series of classes for January - March 2019. ** Creative Writing for Teens -- Taught by Michael Collins, this class will run on Fridays from 3:30-5:30 pm. 5 classes in this series will co


Man With No Dog Admits Using Popular Pet App to Lure Teenage Girl for Sex

A 40-year-old Westchester County has pleaded guilty to a felony attempted sex abuse charge for admittedly using an app to lure a teenager into his home on the pretense of needing a dog sitter, prosecutors said Thursday.


Yonkers council sued for blocking McLean Avenue convenience store

Yonkers City Council improperly blocked plans for a convenience store on McLean Avenue, a businessman claims, by bowing to public pressure. Syed H. Kirmani sued the city and city council on Jan. 10 in Westchester Supreme Court, accusing them of “arbitrarily and capriciously” rejecting the Yonkers Pl


Man arrested after woman choked, dragged along Bronx street in attempted rape

BELMONT, The Bronx (WABC) -- A man was arrested after a woman was choked and dragged along a Bronx street in an attempted rape early Wednesday morning. Police said the 37-year-old suspect, identified as Martin Estrada, attacked the 22-year-old victim around 1:45 a.m. near East 189th Street and Belmo


Nearly $400M In Residential Developments Proposed For Three Westchester Projects

A trio of developments have been approved by officials in Yonkers totaling nearly $400 million. The Yonkers Industrial Development Agency (IDA) approved resolutions that will provide financial incentives for three extensive residential projects in the city that represent an investment of an estimate


Alleged Kingpins, 12 Others, Arrested in Connection to NYC Drug Ring: Prosecutors

Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with an alleged drug ring primarily serving southern Brooklyn, including two alleged drug king pins, that made about $8,000 in daily sales, prosecutors announced Thursday.


Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on January 16

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, January 16, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Westchester's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and


Bronxville Priest Back In Court Accused Of Inappropriate Touching

BRONXVILLE, NY — A Bronxville priest, who previously worked in Yorktown and Garnerville, appeared in court Wednesday on accusations he had inappropriately touched a young girl. Rev. Thomas Kreiser had been suspended from assignment at St. Joseph's Church because of the allegations.


Judge adjourns case of priest charged with sexually abusing 10-year-old in Bronxville

BRONXVILLE - A Westchester priest charged with sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl appeared in front of a judge Wednesday - in the same village where his alleged crime occurred.


Thousands of New Yorkers feeling the pinch of the federal shutdown — and it could get worse, de Blasio says

Federal workers across Queens and New York City are feeling the real effects of the longest federal government shutdown in history as it entered its 27th day on Thursday — and Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that the pain could spread to all New Yorkers if it continues for a few more weeks.


Empire State Winter Games Torch Relay: Manhattan to Armonk Via Yonkers

SUNDAY 1/27/19 – MANHATTAN. 9:30AM – Chelsea Piers Sky Rink – 61 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011. Synchronized skating teams will perform a choreographed number while relaying the torch around the rink.


Applebee’s dine-and-dash turns into 3-county chase after N.J. cop gets dragged by car

A dine-and-dash by wig-wearing Applebee’s customers in Clifton on Wednesday led to a high-speed chase through three counties after a cop investigating the theft got dragged 50 feet by a car, authorities said.