PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Two stories topped the week in news including the death of a man in an I-684 crash and the heroic work of three first responders.
An early morning crash on I-684 in Southeast has claimed the life of a 54-year-old man from Fairfield County after he rear-ended a dump truck, according to the New York State Police. Click here to read the story.
Two Putnam County law enforcement officers and first responders are being hailed as heroes for their role in saving two women and a dog who were found unconscious by carbon monoxide poisoning in their Carmel home. Click here to read the story.
Here are some of the other top stories of the week (click on the link to read the story):
- A 26-year-old Mahopac resident was arrested and charged with possessing heroin following a car crash on East Main Street and Route 6.
- Robert Langley is the new sheriff in town.
- With the holidays fast approaching, the New York City Department of Transportation is encouraging Hudson Valley residents to utilize public transportation whenever possible.
- The former day laborer charged in the bludgeoning death of an 83-year-old socialite on a sprawling 300-acre estate that shocked the bucolic town of North Salem and the area returned to court on Tuesday.
- After more than 38 years of romping across basketball courts and football fields, Marist College in Poughkeepsie has quietly changed the name of its school mascot from "Shooter," to "Frankie the Fox," prompting some not happy about the change to post an online petition.
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