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Kathy Reakes

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  1. 25-Year-Old Man Killed In Bear Mountain Bridge Jump

    25-Year-Old Man Killed In Bear Mountain Bridge Jump

    A 25-year-old Westchester man was killed after jumping from the Bear Mountain Bridge.The incident took place around 6 p.m. Tuesday when the unidentified man from Mount Pleasant died after jumping from bridge, according to state police.The man parked his vehicle on the side of the road and walked to the mid-span of the bridge where he jumped, said Trooper AJ Hicks, with the state ...

  2. Area Teen Killed In Crash Remembered As Charming Aspiring Chef

    Area Teen Killed In Crash Remembered As Charming Aspiring Chef

    A Westchester teen who was killed in a motorcycle crash on Route 7 in Norwalk is being remembered as a charming, aspiring chef just days after he was laid to rest.Nathan Spiro, 19, of Bedford, died on May 1 following the April 30 crash and just two weeks before his 20th birthday. The son of Marc and Debbie Spiro, of Bedford, Nathan was an accomplished, aspiring chef whose personality, ...

  3. Taconic Parkway Reopens After Rollover Crash Involving School Bus

    Taconic Parkway Reopens After Rollover Crash Involving School Bus

    UpdateAll lanes on the Taconic State Parkway have reopened after a crash earlier Wednesday morning involving a school bus.Original reportAll southbound lanes and one northbound lane of the Taconic State Parkway are closed due to a school bus crash, according to the New York State Police.The rollover took place around 8:18 a.m. Wednesday north of Bryant Pond Road in Putnam Valley, said ...

  4. Support Pours In For Area Family After 'Devastating Loss'

    Support Pours In For Area Family After 'Devastating Loss'

    Firefighters, friends and family members have put out a call to help through a GoFundMe page for a longtime Croton family who lost everything in a fire.The fire took place on Monday afternoon at the Cianfaglione family home, which was a total loss.Thankfully, no humans lost their lives, but five cats perished in the flames. Two foster cats were able to escape, Croton-on-Fire ...

  5. Car Slams Into Westchester Restaurant, Causing Serious Damage

    Car Slams Into Westchester Restaurant, Causing Serious Damage

    A driver slammed her car into Tombolino Ristorante in Yonkers, landing partially through the wall and causing serious damage.According to Yonkers Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Fitzpatrick, the incident took place around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday as the woman was leaving the adjacent bank parking lot. There were no injuries, and the Kimball Avenue restaurant is still expected to be able to open in ...

  6. False Report Of Man With Gun Caused Lockdown At Hudson Valley School

    False Report Of Man With Gun Caused Lockdown At Hudson Valley School

    UpdateA false report made by a student of a man with a gun led to a lockdown at the Chester Academy in Orange County on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.The age of the student has not been released.Original report:Multiple police agencies are on the scene at the Chester Academy in Orange County after reports of an armed man on the campus, according to the New York State Police.The ...

  7. Five Cats Killed In Northern Westchester House Fire

    Five Cats Killed In Northern Westchester House Fire

    Five cats were killed in a Northern Westchester house fire that is believed to have started in the kitchen, according to firefighters.Croton-on-Hudson Volunteer Fire Department was called to a house fire on Maple Street around 3:30 p.m. Monday and found the house in flames, with no one at home, the department said.Due to a coordinated, aggressive interior fire attack, the fire was held ...

  8. Village Attorney Charged With 'Fixing' Tickets, Zoning Issues

    Village Attorney Charged With 'Fixing' Tickets, Zoning Issues

    A former Spring Valley Village attorney has been charged with official misconduct for "fixing" tickets and zoning issues, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe.Lawrence "Larry" Weissman, 56, of Sloatsburg, was charged Tuesday with one count of official misconduct, the DA's Office said.The arrest is the result of a lengthy investigation by ...

  9. Nine Nabbed In Hudson Valley Drug Ring, DA Says

    Nine Nabbed In Hudson Valley Drug Ring, DA Says

    Nine people, including eight Rockland County residents and one from Bergen County, were arrested on felony drug and conspiracy charges as part of a large-scale narcotics investigation into a Village of Nyack-based cocaine distribution ring.The investigation, along with the Orangetown Police Department, began last July when District Attorney Thomas Zugibe's Drug Task Force received ...

  10. Northern Westchester Woman Among 4 Critically Injured In Restaurant Crash

    Northern Westchester Woman Among 4 Critically Injured In Restaurant Crash

    The ages and hometowns have been released of the four people critically injured when a drunk driver backing out of a parking space hit two vehicles before continuing in reverse and slamming into the front of Enzo's Restaurant in the Village of Mamaroneck.Police were notified of the incident around 7:45 p.m. Sunday, when responding officers arrived on scene and found a vehicle inside of ...

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