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Police: Mom Dead After Driver Deliberately Strikes Family Of 8 Outside Rockland County 7-Eleven

HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A 32-year-old mother was killed and the rest of her family was rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after police say a driver deliberately plowed into them outside a convenience store in Rockland County.


Tractor-Trailer Crash Will Shut Down I-84 Lane For Hours

The left lane on a stretch of I-84 will be closed for hours after a crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer on Thursday morning, Feb. 21. The westbound incident occurred in Putnam County at Route 311 (Exit 18).


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


New York State not giving up on future Amazon project, ESD chief says

New York State hasn’t given up on winning a future Amazon expansion project, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s economic development czar said Thursday. “We should never burn bridges,” said Howard Zemsky, CEO of Empire State Development, the state’s primary business-aid agency. “The governor is not burning any


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

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New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Westchester County, Local Hospitals Launch Public Health Survey

The Westchester County Department of Health and local hospitals have teamed up to launch a survey that asks county residents 18 and older to assess their own health as well as the health of their community.


Police: DWI Crompond Man Driving Without Headlights On Runs Red Light

A man was arrested for alleged impaired driving after being busted driving through a red light with no headlights on, police said. Crompond resident Edinson-Mauro Merino-Meza, 41, was stopped by an officer shortly before 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, when he drove past a Yorktown police officer on Rou


PV School Board Selects Next School Chief

With Dr. Fran Wills stepping down as superintendent of schools in Putnam Valley at the end of the school year, her second-in-command will be appointed to replace her. Dr. Jeremy Luft, current deputy superintendent and Putnam Valley High School alum, is expected to be unanimously appointed to the sup


Family, including 6 children, struck by vehicle in Rockland County

HAVERSTRAW, Rockland County (WABC) -- A man has been charged with murder after police say he intentionally drove his vehicle into a family of eight standing outside a 7-Eleven in Rockland County Wednesday.


Student-led Composting Program Cultivates Waste

GENESEO, NY — A student-led campus composting program at SUNY Geneseo has kept more than 1,000 pounds of plant and food waste from going to the landfill this month alone. Student interns from the Office of Sustainability, including one from Yorktown Heights, have created a compost-collection program


Man stabbed to death in Rockland County home; Suspect arrested in Boston

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Devote one Sunday afternoon and take the first steps towards saving a life

Alliance For Safe Kids (ASK) will be hosting their 9th Annual Save A Life Event on Sunday, March 3rd from 12pm to 3pm at Yorktown High School located in Yorktown Heights, NY. Save A Life is a program designed to empower and inform high school students and adults to be community allies and first resp


'Sexually Violent' Offender Convicted Of Sodomizing Boy Reports Move In Mount Vernon

A registered "sexually violent" offender convicted of sodomizing a 9-year-old boy has reported a move in Westchester County. The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 51-year-old Pedro Velez, who has moved t


Music Can Change the World

Somers Middle School friends Donovan Smith, Jake Gannon, Ryan Eade, Michael Abrenica, Evan Carway, Rhys Carway and Eddie Baranowski, with the support of their families, collected 566.8 pounds of canned goods and spare change totaling $370 for the Community Center of Northern Westchester. They collec


DeCicco’s Opening Still Tied Up in Red Tape

Somers, concerned about keeping the revitalization of its downtown on track, has paved at least part of the way for one business seeking its sign-off on compliance with local building codes and laws.


Man Faces Felony For Violating Order Of Protection, Greenwich Police Say

A Westchester County man is facing a felony for allegedly violating a protective order, police in Fairfield County said. Rye Brook resident James Venia, 24, was arrested earlier this week after members of the Greenwich Police Department were notified that he allegedly made a phone call to someone wi


Driver charged with murder for purposely mowing down mom, kids

A man was charged with murder after twice plowing his car over a family of eight — killing the mother – outside a 7-Eleven in Rockland County because the father had told him not to smoke in front of their six children, police said.


Police: Syracuse Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim Hits, Kills Man Walking On I-690

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man walking on an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man’s disabled vehicle, police said.


School bus driver revived with Narcan after crashing in New Jersey

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- The driver of a school bus carrying children with special needs was revived with the narcotic overdose drug Narcan after crashing in New Jersey Wednesday, according to authorities, and now she is under arrest.