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  1. Northern Westchester Man Jumps To His Death From Bridge On Taconic Parkway

    Northern Westchester Man Jumps To His Death From Bridge On Taconic Parkway

    A Westchester County man who jumped to his death from the AMVETS Memorial Bridge off the Taconic State Parkway has been identified, according to the New York State Police.Xiaohu Liu, 53, of Briarcliff Manor was recovered by the Yorktown Heights Fire Department marine unit around 1 p.m. Sunday from the Croton Reservoir, said Trooper A.J. Hicks, public information officer for Troop ...

  2. Teenage Boy Drowns in Area Lake

    Teenage Boy Drowns in Area Lake

    Click here for an updated story: ID Released For 14-Year-Old Area Drowning VictimA 14-year-old boy drowned while swimming in Lake Tonetta in Southeast, according to multiple sources.The incident took place around 9 p.m. Sunday when several teens were swimming off a floating dock at a neighborhood beach on Shore Drive, officials said.Divers from Mahopac Falls found the teen about 45 ...

  3. Man Taken Into Custody After Trespassing At Elite Prep School, Police Say

    Man Taken Into Custody After Trespassing At Elite Prep School, Police Say

    State police arrested a man for trespassing on the property of the elite prep school early in the morning.The incident unfolded around 1 a.m. Friday when school security staff from the Hotchkiss School in Western Connecticut near the New York border contacted state police and reported a trespasser, said Connecticut State Troopers.Troopers from Troop B responded to the campus along with ...

  4. Police in Area Issue New Advisory About Return Of Phone Scam

    Police in Area Issue New Advisory About Return Of Phone Scam

    Beware. It's happening again. Those scam calls with a person on the other end saying one of your grandchildren have been in an accident, arrested or is in trouble and they need money to stay "out of court" are making the rounds once again.The suspects will then put a child on the phone that is usually crying and quickly asks the grandparent for help and then has the phone ...

  5. Police Investigate Robbery In Which Suspect Posed As Verizon Worker

    Police Investigate Robbery In Which Suspect Posed As Verizon Worker

    State police are on the hunt for a man who posed as a Verizon employee while visiting a home and then allegedly stole the homeowner's wallet.The incident took place around 11:10 a.m. Thursday on Scarborough Lane in the Town of Wappinger when state police said a middle-aged man knocked on the door of the home and said he had a "special upgrade package" to offer from Verizon.He ...

  6. Loose Bull Still On Run In Westchester

    Loose Bull Still On Run In Westchester

    The elusive Westchester bull must like his freedom because as of Friday afternoon, he was still on the run.The bull wrangled his way free around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, in the area Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Pocantico Hills. The Mount Pleasant Police, along with a little help from the Westchester County Police and, of course, workers at the center, have all been ...

  7. Area Man Admits To Killing, Dismembering Girlfriend

    Area Man Admits To Killing, Dismembering Girlfriend

    A Hudson Valley man who walked into a police station and admitted he killed and dismembered his girlfriend four years ago has officers searching for her body parts.On Tuesday, Aug. 28, Ricky Gonzalez, 34, of Beacon, entered the Precinct 1 station house in Manhattan and confessed to stabbing and dismembering a 58-year-old female at some point in 2014, said officers with the New York City ...

  8. Man Sentenced For Murder In Botched Hudson Valley Robbery

    Man Sentenced For Murder In Botched Hudson Valley Robbery

     A man who was the mastermind behind a robbery in the area that ended in a murder has been sentenced to more than 27 years to life in prison.Omarrio Morrison, 26, of Newburgh was sentenced Wednesday for his part in the June 2017 murder of 63-year-old Raul Diaz-Martinez of Newburgh during the botched robbery, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office.In June, Morrison was ...

  9. Bull, Bear On Loose In Westchester County, Really

    Bull, Bear On Loose In Westchester County, Really

    Click here for an updated story: Loose Bull Still On Run In WestchesterA bear and a bull in the same day? Yep. Mount Pleasant police said Thursday afternoon they are "actively" helping the staff of the Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills capture the loose bull as they also search for a bear that has been repeatedly sighted in the Hardscrabble area of town. "This isn't a ...

  10. Hudson Valley Home Health Aide Rips Off Thousands From Client, Police Say

    Hudson Valley Home Health Aide Rips Off Thousands From Client, Police Say

    An Orange County home health aide was arrested and charged with allegedly ripping off almost $4,000 from a residence where she worked.Brenda Doyle, 64, of Middletown was arrested Wednesday by New Windsor Police following an investigation into two incidents of money being taken from a safe at the home, said Lt. Michael Farbent.According to Farbent, on Saturday, Aug. 25, New Windsor ...

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