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  1. Westchester Assemblyman Sponsors Law To Help ID Dead, Missing Persons

    Westchester Assemblyman Sponsors Law To Help ID Dead, Missing Persons

    RYE, N.Y. – Law enforcement agencies seeking to resolve cold cases and family members dealing with the heartbreak of a missing loved one got an important boost from legislation signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The new law, which was sponsored by Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) and State Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island), promotes a more comprehensive sharing of fingerprints and ...

  2. Rainbow Brightens Fleetwood Sky

    Rainbow Brightens Fleetwood Sky

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- A rainbow brightened the sky in Mount Vernon's Fleetwood neighborhood on Tuesday night.

  3. Kids, Hot Cars Are Deadly Combination, NY Health Department Warns

    Kids, Hot Cars Are Deadly Combination, NY Health Department Warns

    Kids and hot cars are a deadly combination, according to an advisory by the New York State Department of Health.In 2014, more than 30 children in the U.S., including a baby in New York, died from heatstroke after being left alone in hot cars. The New York State Department of Health reminds all caretakers of the following tips to keep children safe this summer:There is no safe amount of ...

  4. Mount Vernon Public Library Offering Summer Reading Events In August

    Mount Vernon Public Library Offering Summer Reading Events In August

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Mount Vernon Public Library will offer various summer reading programs to keep kids busy during August. They include:Frogs, Bugs and Animal ShowsTuesday, Aug. 2 from 2-3 p.m. in the Children's Room. Learn about animals and how they each have an important role and unique athletic ability. Pet and touch frogs, toads, bugs, bunnies, guinea pigs, mice and ...

  5. Pokemon Go Stops Come To Local Supermarkets

    Pokemon Go Stops Come To Local Supermarkets

    The Pokemon Go craze has taken over the U.S., and now supermarkets are joining the fun, reports Supermarket News. Chains such as Stew Leonard’s are drawing customers in with Pokestops and contests for gift cards, according to Supermarket News. Stew Leonard’s, with stores in Yonkers and several in Connecticut, is a Pokestop and reminded customers in a Facebook post that, “Clover is so ...

  6. Research Shows Dinosaurs May Have Mumbled, Not Roared

    Research Shows Dinosaurs May Have Mumbled, Not Roared

    A new report suggests that dinosaurs never emitted the loud, frightening roar so many believe they did, but instead, may have mumbled with their mouths closed, according to Futurity. Research published in the journal “Evolution” looks at how some birds make sound through closed-mouth vocalization, which are sounds produced through the skin around the neck when the beak remains closed, ...

  7. I-684 Lane Closures Will Last Through September

    I-684 Lane Closures Will Last Through September

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Overnight single- and double-lane closures are planned for northbound and southbound Interstate 684, between Exit 6 (Route 35) and Exit 8 (Hardscrabble Road) from Sundays through Thursdays starting Saturday, July 16 and will last through Sept. 30, officials said.The closures are so crews can perform construction activities, weather permitting. Single-lane ...

  8. Wartburg June Gala Raises $165K, Celebrates 150 Years Of Service

    Wartburg June Gala Raises $165K, Celebrates 150 Years Of Service

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – The fourth annual Jazz in June gala for Wartburg Adult Care Community, a leading senior service provider in Mount Vernon, raised nearly $165,000 on June 16 at the Surf Club on the Sound in New Rochelle, with over 300 guests and 36 sponsors.This year’s event included special guests B. Smith and Dan Gasby, and honorees included Larry Fair, The Wartburg Orphans’ Farm ...

  9. Months-Long I-684 Lane Closures Start Saturday

    Months-Long I-684 Lane Closures Start Saturday

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Overnight single- and double-lane closures are planned for northbound and southbound Interstate 684, between Exit 6 (Route 35) and Exit 8 (Hardscrabble Road) from Sundays through Thursdays starting Saturday, July 16 and will last through Sept. 30, officials said.The closures are so crews can perform construction activities, weather permitting. Single-lane ...

  10. Metro-North Unveils New Mobile App For E-Ticket Purchases

    Metro-North Unveils New Mobile App For E-Ticket Purchases

    Metro-North has launched an accelerated roll out of MTA eTix, a free MTA app that will allow Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad customers to purchase train tickets anytime, anywhere with their mobile devices. The app, which was scheduled for completion by the end of 2016, will now be available to all riders of both railroads by the end of this summer.With the app, LIRR and ...

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