PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- The following is a round-up of the week's top stories for Putnam County.
- A strange scene unfolded in Putnam Valley last week when an alleged cell phone sale went wrong and a physical altercation reportedly unfolded.
- For the last week or so, Mahopac has been showing its love for Lyn's Cardsmart - a discount card, balloon, and gift store - after learning the store lost its lease and will soon be closing its doors.
- For nearly half a century, the Westchester Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame has cited football standouts for both athletic and academic excellence with its Scholar-Athlete or "Golden Dozen" team .
- The former owner of a pet store in Danbury pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges and has been sentenced to probation with special conditions, according to Yorktown News.
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo had to make an emergency landing at Stewart Airport due to a malfunctioning helicopter, a spokesman announced in a statement on Wednesday.
- In an effort to reduce drunk and impaired driving, 16 motorists were charged with driving while intoxicated during a special detail by Troop K of the New York State Police between Friday, Jan. 6, and Sunday, Jan. 8 in Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties, according to state police.
- A duo from Danbury were due back in court on Tuesday after getting the New Year off to a rough start when a traffic stop on I-84 led to drug and weapons charges in Southeast.