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  1. Small Dog Out For A Walk Now Clinging To Life Following Attack In Westchester

    Small Dog Out For A Walk Now Clinging To Life Following Attack In Westchester

    A Yonkers family is hoping the public can help them identify a large dog that attacked a 2-year-old King Charles Cavalier, leaving the small dog clinging to life.The incident took place on Tuesday, Nov. 27 when the 72-year-old owner was taking "Precious" for a walk on Amherst Drive in Yonkers when a large dog came out of nowhere and grabbed the 20-pound dog in its mouth and began ...

  2. Love Triangle Attempted Murder/Suicide: Two County Correction Officers In Critical Condition

    Love Triangle Attempted Murder/Suicide: Two County Correction Officers In Critical Condition

    New details have come to light following the fatal shootout in a love-triangle domestic incident that left two people in critical condition and another dead.The shootings between the three off-duty Westchester County correction officers took place around 11:30 p.m. Friday, at a Yonkers home at 82 Buckingham Road.On Monday, two of the officers, a man, and a woman, who apparently ...

  3. Port Chester Gas Leak Closes Roadway As Officials Search For Source

    Port Chester Gas Leak Closes Roadway As Officials Search For Source

    A gas leak has closed a roadway in Port Chester as police, fire and Con Ed employees work to find the source of the leak.The fire department has been on the scene on Ellendale Avenue for more than three hours trying to locate the source of the leak that is causing a strong odor of gas in the area, said the Port Chester Police.Ellendale has been closed as the crews work in the area. ...

  4. Woman Accused Of Leaving Newborn In Hotel Toilet Enters Plea

    Woman Accused Of Leaving Newborn In Hotel Toilet Enters Plea

    A woman who allegedly left her baby for dead in a motel room toilet pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges.Teresa Rose Smith, 23, entered her plea Friday before Orange County Court Judge Craig Stephen Brown on an indictment charging her with attempted murder, assault, abandonment of a child, reckless endangerment, and endangering the welfare of a child, said the ...

  5. Found! Dog Stolen From Car At Golden Corral In Area Comes Home

    Found! Dog Stolen From Car At Golden Corral In Area Comes Home

    For one area resident, Christmas came early when she found her stolen dog had been returned home.Jill Seeley of Beacon lost her beloved Ajax when someone stole him out of her SUV while she was dining at the Golden Corral in Poughkeepsie.Heartbroken she took to the internet to get the word out and offered a $3,000 reward for his returnAll of the attention seemed to work, or maybe it's ...

  6. Car Crashes Into Front Of House In Westchester

    Car Crashes Into Front Of House In Westchester

    A car slammed into the front of a Westchester duplex overnight, damaging a brick wall and causing the evacuation of residents.The incident took place around 2:49 a.m. Friday when the car slammed into a house at 73 Shonnard Place, said Yonkers Police Det. Sgt. Dean Politopoulos.The driver, who apparently lost control of the vehicle, was taken to a hospital for minor injuries. No one ...

  7. Man Charged With Violating Protection Order In Westchester

    Man Charged With Violating Protection Order In Westchester

    A man already in jail on other charges was arrested again for violating a protective order earlier this year.Justin Martinez, 31, of Middletown, was arrested by Yorktown Police on Monday at the Orange County Jail on charges that he violated an order of protection on August 12 in Yorktown, police said.An arrest report says that police responded to a Yorktown home and met with a victim ...

  8. Woman Faces Attempted Murder, Others Charges After Leaving Baby In Hotel Toilet, Police Say

    Woman Faces Attempted Murder, Others Charges After Leaving Baby In Hotel Toilet, Police Say

    A month after a newborn was found floating in a hotel room toilet in a pool of blood, the baby boy is doing "very well.""It's really the bright side of this story," said Town of Newburgh Police Lt. James Nenni.The story of the baby started around 10 a.m. on Nov. 1, when police received a call from an employee at the Budget Inn on Route 9W who found blood covering the room after ...

  9. Casting Call: Steven Spielberg's New 'West Side Story' Movie Conducting Search

    Casting Call: Steven Spielberg's New 'West Side Story' Movie Conducting Search

    Can you see yourself as the "real" Maria singing and dancing with the gangs in "West Side Story"? Well, sometimes dreams do come true and now might be that time, with Stephen Spielberg announcing a casting call far and wide in a search for a new Maria to star in his upcoming remake of the movie.Casting director Cindy Tolan's Office said Spielberg is looking for a ...

  10. Boom Truck Tips Over, Nearly Crushing Home In Westchester

    Boom Truck Tips Over, Nearly Crushing Home In Westchester

    A boom truck working on removing trees behind a North Salem home tipped over, hitting the structure.The incident took place around 10 a.m. Wednesday when the truck tipped over and landed on the corner of the Lakeside Drive house that was recently purchased by new owners, North Salem Police Lt. Andrew Brown said."They were lucky the home wasn't crushed," Brown said.The truck from ...

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