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  1. Durst Wife Officially Declared Dead After Going Missing In Westchester

    Durst Wife Officially Declared Dead After Going Missing In Westchester

    She was last seen at her South Salem home in 1982 and the man she married -- long a suspect in her disappearance -- has been jailed since 2015. On Thursday, Kathie Durst was officially declared dead.While Robert Durst, a Scarsdale native and millionaire real estate heir, has never been charged in connection with his wife Kathie Durst's disappearance, he did appear to confess to killing ...

  2. Westchester First Responders Participate In Autism Patch Challenge

    Westchester First Responders Participate In Autism Patch Challenge

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Eastchester EMS this week became the latest emergency response agency to join the New Rochelle Police Department’s Autism Patch Challenge.According to a statement from police, Eastchester joins scores of local agencies taking part in the challenge. On Monday – a day after National Autism Awareness Day – all participating agencies gathered outside of the New ...

  3. New York Senate, Assembly Approve Testing Of Self-Driving Cars

    New York Senate, Assembly Approve Testing Of Self-Driving Cars

    New York State lawmakers this week agreed to a measure that would bring self-driving cars to the state’s highways for limited testing, according to democratandchronicle.com.Included in a budget bill was a one-year testing measure that would require anyone wishing to test an autonomous car to receive approval from the Department of Motor Vehicles, according to democratandchronicle.com, ...

  4. Hudson Valley Police Departments Warn Of 'Cramming' Phone Scam

    Hudson Valley Police Departments Warn Of 'Cramming' Phone Scam

    Police departments throughout the Hudson Valley are warning of a telephone scam known as "cramming" that begins with a simple question: Can you hear me?Scammers have been calling people the last couple of months, asking the easily heard question and then recording the “yes” answer, according to police.Then, they use the recorded “yes” as a voice signature to authorize charges ...

  5. Hudson Valley Police Departments Warn Of 'Cramming' Phone Scam

    Hudson Valley Police Departments Warn Of 'Cramming' Phone Scam

    Police departments throughout the Hudson Valley are warning of a telephone scam known as "cramming" that begins with a simple question: Can you hear me?Scammers have been calling people the last couple of months, asking the easily heard question and then recording the “yes” answer, according to police.Then, they use the recorded “yes” as a voice signature to authorize charges ...

  6. Leon Is SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    Leon Is SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- A 2-year-old mixed breed described as playful, friendly and "very smart," has been named the SPCA of Westchester's Pet of the Week.Leon, a shepherd/lab/hound mix, gets along well with other dogs, but is sometimes afraid of dogs bigger than him, according to the SPCA, which said those dogs "would be pretty big dogs, since (Leon) is a tall drink of ...

  7. Yonkers Mayor Spano Says He's Not Running For Westchester County Exec

    Yonkers Mayor Spano Says He's Not Running For Westchester County Exec

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – The race may be on for Westchester County executive, but Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano will not running, according to lohud.com.Spano, a Democratic, said Monday that he had thought about running and had urged to do so by many people, but ultimately decided this year is “not the time for me to leave the position as mayor,” according to lohud.com.The decision ends a ...

  8. Liam Is The SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    Liam Is The SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- A 2-year-old bull dog with "a very particular set of skills" has been named the SPCA of Westchester's Pet of the Week.Liam, whose skills include "friendliness, playfulness, trainability and showing off his adorable underbite," is a "dream" adoption, according to the SPCA, which said he also is good with other dogs.To learn more ...

  9. Iona Prep Students Meet With Former DNC Communications Director

    Iona Prep Students Meet With Former DNC Communications Director

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – The former communications director for the Democratic National Committee stopped by Iona Preparatory Upper School earlier this month to discuss the 2016 campaign with the school’s Political Science Club.Adam Hodge, a 2000 graduate of the preparatory high school, spoke to the students on March 8, according to a statement from the school.Among the many topics he ...

  10. Lucky Is The SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    Lucky Is The SPCA Of Westchester's Pet Of The Week

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- A "friendly, playful" 1-year-old dog with tons of puppy energy has been named the SPCA of Westchester's Pet of the Week.Lucky, a "happy girl" who "always has a smile on her face," is great with people and other dogs, but does not get along well with cats, according to the SPCA, which said she would do well in a home with children ...

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