MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Mount Vernon this week:
- A Mount Vernon man who was convicted on two counts each of criminally negligent homicide and third-degree assault following a July 2012 car crash on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Yonkers was sentenced to a maximum of four years in prison on Monday.
- A Mount Vernon police officer was injured over the weekend, when a taxi attempted to avoid a police checkpoint by speeding through, leading police on a wild chase that ended in the Bronx.
- Mount Vernon resident, Lucius Crawford, who stabbed his girlfriend 31 times in a jealous rage in 2012, has been convicted of murder and faces up to life in prison.
- The Picture House played host to more than 300 seventh-graders and eighth-graders from Amani Public Charter School in Mount Vernon and Pelham Middle School for a discussion about the documentary "Freedom Riders."