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7-year-old girl brain-dead after hanging prank goes wrong

A Queens girl tied a bathrobe belt around her neck and other end to the refrigerator as a prank - but she actually choked when her mom left the room and the stunt has left her brain-dead, police sources and relatives told The Post on Thursday. Precise Tucker, 7, was trying to play a joke on her mom,

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-22 18:13:23

Jumping The Gun On Striped Bass Season: DEC

PEEKSKILL, NY - Striped bass have been running strong but the season is not open until April 1. A fisherman in Peekskill now has two tickets to answer. While on patrol on March 8, New York state Environmental Conservation Officer Craig Tompkins spotted three fishermen along the shores of the Hudson

PATCH - 2018-03-23 17:05:01

#BREAKING NYC Firefighter killed in Harlem fire

A firefighter died while battling a five alarm fire in Harlem late last night. The fire broke out in the basement of a building on St. Nicholas Avenue just before 11 p.m. As flames spread, a firefighter became trapped. He was rushed to Harlem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Three other firef

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-03-23 06:28:02

First "Ladderfest" held in Putnam

MAHOPAC - Fire department ladder trucks from throughout the region converged on Mahopac Fire Department headquarters on Thursday evening for Putnam County's first Ladderfest. Aerial ladder trucks and tower ladder rigs owned by the Brewster, Carmel, Croton Falls, Mahopac, Somers and Patterson Fire De

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2018-03-24 11:30:51

Man wanted on drug charges surrenders after 'brief standoff' in New Windsor

NEW WINDSOR - A man wanted by Ulster County police on drug charges engaged police in a "brief standoff" on Friday at a New Windsor home before surrendering, according to the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. Police said the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotic Team (URGENT) had been looking for R

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2018-03-23 23:09:39

Danbury Teen Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

DANBURY, CT - Danbury teen Ronald Massagli, 16, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Gabe Bardo, 18, last year. Massagli's plea deal calls for between four and 15 years in prison, according to the News-Times. He was facing 25 years to life under the original felony murder charge. Police re

PATCH - 2018-03-23 14:34:41

Wow! House: 'Stone And Shingle English Manor House' In New Canaan

NEW CANAAN, CT -- Resting on 4.6 private acres on Chichester Road in New Canaan, this English Manor House features a seven-car garage "smart house" elements, according to the listing on realtor.com. The home has six bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, nine fireplaces and a "vanishing edge salt water pool and s

PATCH - 2018-03-23 19:51:35

Danbury Driver Offered Fake Names: New York State Police

SOUTHEAST, NY - A Danbury woman who police say gave them several different names and birth dates after a traffic stop is due in Southeast Town Court April 10. New York State police charged Tiela C. Taft, 34, with False Personation, a class B misdemeanor, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, an uncl

PATCH - 2018-03-22 17:47:54

Giants trade Jason Pierre-Paul, 2018 fourth-round pick to Buccaneers for 2018 third-round pick, fourth-round pick  

Giants trade DE Jason Pierre-Paul to Buccaneers The Giants have traded Jason Pierre-Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Daily News has confirmed that new Giants GM Dave Gettleman shipped JPP and the Giants' 2018 fourth-round pick (102nd overall, second of fourth round) to the Bucs in a major Thu

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 14:28:27

Connecticut woman charged with welfare fraud

SHELTON, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut woman who owns real estate and expensive vehicles has been charged with obtaining more than $100,000 in welfare benefits to which she was not entitled. The Connecticut Post reports that 47-year-old Natalie Wittmer, of Shelton, was arrested Wednesday and charged wi

MIDDLETOWN PRESS - 2018-03-22 15:50:54

Poughkeepsie City Police look for missing man

Vidal POUGHKEEPSIE - Police in the City of Poughkeepsie are asking for the public's assistance in locating a man last seen in the city on March 19. During the investigation, police learned that Patrick Vidal may be suicidal. Vidal, 54, is black, five-feet, eight inches tall, with brown eyes, and b


Spring Valley dad accused of fracturing 5-month-old son's skull

SPRING VALLEY - A Spring Valley man has been accused of assaulting his infant child and fracturing the boy's skull, police said. Spring Valley police said a 5-month-old boy was taken to Westchester Medical Center on March 14 with multiple injuries, including a fractured skull and broken ribs. Hospit

LOHUD.COM - 2018-03-23 11:31:30

Spring Valley teenager accused of raping girl, 11

SPRING VALLEY - Police said a teenager has been accused of raping an 11-year-old in Spring Valley. Kevin Guallpa-Lema, a 17-year-old Spring Valley resident, has been charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse, felonies. Spring Valley police said Child Protective Services notified t

LOHUD.COM - 2018-03-23 11:21:26

Poughkeepsie Man Accused Of Illegally Taking Food Stamps

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office arrested a Poughkeepsie man for welfare fraud. The sheriff's office said Angel M Rivera, 36, of the City of Poughkeepsie, was had illegally obtained more than $4,100 in SNAP benefits between June 2015 and May 2016. They said he concealed the f

PATCH - 2018-03-22 20:53:20

Ossining village officials look at towing cars of parking scofflaws

OSSINING - Village officials are weighing whether to allow towing of cars whose owners run up multiple unpaid tickets. Local law permits authorities to place a wheel clamp or "boot" on a car whose owner has four or more unanswered parking tickets totaling $500 or more, according to Stuart Kahan, the

LOHUD.COM - 2018-03-23 10:00:03

North Rockland: What news do you want to read out?

On an unseasonably warm and sunny February day, before four nor'easters swept through the county and dropped several feet of snow, I took a tour of Rockland's northern towns and villages. Newly armed with freshly printed, crisp business cards, I hopped in the car, turned on a summer playlist, cranke

LOHUD.COM - 2018-03-23 11:00:07

DA: 28 Arrested During Hudson Valley Drug Sale Investigations

Twenty-one were arrested for allegedly selling drugs in the Hudson Valley. Many others are accused of possessing an assortment of drugs. Over the past three weeks members of URGENT, a countywide task force commissioned to combat gang violence and drug trafficking in Ulster County, concluded a multi-


4 Kilos Of Drugs Found During Paramus Traffic Stop: Prosecutor

PARAMUS, NJ - Authorities found 3 kilograms of heroin and 1 kilogram of cocaine hidden in a vehicle during a traffic stop in the borough Monday, acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced. Candido Tomasini, 35, and Maribel Roman, 40, were arrested after they were stopped and authorities f


Greenwich Mail Man Charged with Stealing Gift Cards

On March 20 Greenwich Police went to the Amogerone Crossway post office branch in Greenwich and arrested a US Mail Carrier for stealing gift cards from mailings that were intended for Greenwich residents. The arrest followed a three month long investigation by the US Postal Service Office of the Ins

GREENWICHFREEPRESS.COM - 2018-03-22 13:42:53

How Much You Need To Earn To Live In The Hudson Valley | Patch PM

Share-worthy stories from the Hudson Valley Patch network to talk about tonight: Police arrested her the next day. Try the family budget calculator for yourself. Police say her death most likely came from strain while shoveling snow Wednesday night. adding to the 'conservation corridor' Patch PM sha

PATCH - 2018-03-22 19:33:14