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  1. Holiday Season Heightens Importance Of Safe Food Handling, USDA Says

    Holiday Season Heightens Importance Of Safe Food Handling, USDA Says

    The USDA has issued a food safety reminder to all of those planning to cook or transport large amounts of food for upcoming holiday gatherings this season.Here are some of its takeaways:When it comes to doneness, don’t just chance it; use a food thermometer to determine the internal temperature of whatever meat you’re cooking. Here’s where they should fall:Ground beef: 160 degrees ...

  2. Kathie Lee Gifford Leaving 'Today' Show

    Kathie Lee Gifford Leaving 'Today' Show

    Kathie Lee Gifford, who has hosted the fourth hour of NBC-TV's “Today” show for a decade, will be leaving in 2019 to focus on other projects, she announced at the end of the show on Tuesday, Dec. 11.The longtime resident of Greenwich will continue hosting the show until her 11th anniversary, on Sunday, April 7, 2019."It's an exciting time for me and I'm thrilled about all the projects ...

  3. Horace Greeley High School Senior Named National Finalist For Neuroscience Research Award

    Horace Greeley High School Senior Named National Finalist For Neuroscience Research Award

    A local high school student is one of the 12 national finalists for the prestigious Neuroscience Research Award.Isha Puri, Horace Greeley High School senior, conducted research surrounding dyslexia, developing a way to screen children for the disorder using a standard computer webcam.Puri has won several awards for her research, including the Second Grand Prize Award in her category at ...

  4. Taking Multiple Medications Can Increase Crash Risk for Older Drivers, AAA Says

    Taking Multiple Medications Can Increase Crash Risk for Older Drivers, AAA Says

    New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has unveiled the increased accident risk potential for senior drivers taking multiple medications.The report states that almost 50 percent of older adults use seven or more medications while regularly getting behind the wheel. Furthermore, about 20 percent of senior drivers are on medications that ‘generally should be avoided’ as a ...

  5. Four From Area Caught With Loaded Gun, Cocaine, Pot In Traffic Stop

    Four From Area Caught With Loaded Gun, Cocaine, Pot In Traffic Stop

    State Police apprehended four men who are facing multiple charges for allegedly possessing a loaded handgun in addition to cocaine and marijuana in a traffic stop.The arrests occurred on Broadway in the city of Newburgh on Saturday, Dec. 8. The police’s interview with the vehicle’s driver, Juan R. Murillo, 28, of Newburgh, gave them probable cause to conduct a search.In doing so, police ...

  6. Convenience Store Owner, Son-In-Law Charged In Fraud Scheme

    Convenience Store Owner, Son-In-Law Charged In Fraud Scheme

    State Police say they have uncovered a convenience store welfare fraud scheme after conducting an investigation through November and early December.The scheme allegedly involved the use of Electronic Benefit Cards (EBT cards) at the Sam’s Mart convenience store on Academy Ave in Middletown.Police say the store’s owner, 59-year-old Ahsan Chaudhry of Middletown, would allow New York ...

  7. Four Accused Dealers Caught With Heroin, Crack In Ardsley Stop

    Four Accused Dealers Caught With Heroin, Crack In Ardsley Stop

    Two men and two women accused of drug dealing were allegedly found with crack, heroin, ketamine, and marijuana during a traffic stop in Westchester, state police said.The stop occurred on I-87 just after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5 in Ardsley. After the stop, troopers determined the driver, 25-year-old Joshua D. Allen of Augusta, Maine, gave them probable cause to search the vehicle and ...

  8. Warning Issued For Hepatitis A Scare Involving Candy

    Warning Issued For Hepatitis A Scare Involving Candy

    The FDA has issued a warning regarding a possible hepatitis A contamination in shipments of candy.The candy, Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas, comes in individually-wrapped pieces and consists of marshmallow dipped in caramel or chocolate.“We are advising consumers not to eat and to throw away any Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas, purchased after Nov. 14 because a ...

  9. Accused Drug Dealers Caught With 553 Grams Of Cocaine In I-87 Stop

    Accused Drug Dealers Caught With 553 Grams Of Cocaine In I-87 Stop

    A pair of accused drug dealers are facing multiple felony charges after state police allegedly discovered a large amount of cocaine in a vehicle during a traffic stop in Woodbury.Police stopped the vehicle on I-87 on Monday, Dec. 3 just after 5 p.m. The interview with the driver gave police probable cause to conduct a search of the vehicle and its occupants.During the search, the ...

  10. Speeding, Distracted Driving Top 15K Tickets Issued In Statewide Detail

    Speeding, Distracted Driving Top 15K Tickets Issued In Statewide Detail

    New York State Police have released ticketing and arrest numbers following the statewide Thanksgiving holiday detail, and speeding and distracted driving have topped the list of citations.The detail, which was funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, started on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and ran until Sunday, Nov. 25. During this time, State Police used a variety of deterrents, ...

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