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  1. Durst Wife Officially Declared Dead After Going Missing In South Salem

    Durst Wife Officially Declared Dead After Going Missing In South Salem

    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. Farm Fire In Brewster Investigated As Possible Arson

    Farm Fire In Brewster Investigated As Possible Arson

    BREWSTER, N.Y. – An early morning fire in an unoccupied West Wind Lane home is being investigated as possible arson, according to lohud.com.Seventy-five firefighters from the Brewster Fire Department were joined by firefighters from eight other departments to battle the 2 a.m. blaze at the Pleasant View Farms house this past week, according to lohud.com, which reported that it took ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. Bluegrass Club, Based In Purdys, Hosts Jim Gaudet And The Railroad Boys

    Bluegrass Club, Based In Purdys, Hosts Jim Gaudet And The Railroad Boys

    PURDYS, N.Y. -- A well known songwriter and an "outstanding" ensemble are set to join forces next month for a performance at the Lake Purdys Clubhouse.Presented by the Westchester Bluegrass Club, Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys are to appear at the clubhouse on April 15, according to event organizers.Kicking off at 8 p.m., the show will feature an acoustic jam and an open mic ...

  8. Poughkeepsie Man, Woman Charged With Shoplifting From Walmart

    Poughkeepsie Man, Woman Charged With Shoplifting From Walmart

    A man and woman from Poughkeepsie have been accused of stealing a combined $105 worth of goods from an Ulster County Walmart, according to authorities.Tamika L. Pascuali, 29, and Jahmal A. Lee, 27, were taken into custody about 10:55 p.m. on Monday, according to police.The pair are accused of stealing $63 and $42, respectively, from the store, according to police.Both Pascuali and Lee ...

  9. Golden Corral Calls Poughkeepsie Closure 'Unprecedented'

    Golden Corral Calls Poughkeepsie Closure 'Unprecedented'

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A spokesman for the Golden Corral corporation has said that the buffet-style chain's first Dutchess County restaurant closed because the business "has fallen out of compliance with expectations" of a franchise agreement, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.The restaurant at 2345 South Road, which opened in January after months of delays, closed abruptly ...

  10. Kent Police Arrest Man, 45, Accused Of Trespassing Inside Home

    Kent Police Arrest Man, 45, Accused Of Trespassing Inside Home

    KENT, N.Y. – A 45-year-old man is facing a host of criminal charges after a brief standoff during which he refused to leave a home that was not his.According to police, Andrew Hickey was found inside the Sedge Wood Club home about 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday after the home’s burglar alarm was triggered, drawing officers to the scene.Hickey, who initially refused to identify himself, would ...

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