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Sentencing Of Mount Vernon Man In Fatal Crash Tops News This Week

See the stories that topped the news in Mount Vernon this week.
See the stories that topped the news in Mount Vernon this week. Photo Credit:

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."