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  1. Heads Up, Hudson Valley: Christmas Tree Syndrome May Cause Illness

    Heads Up, Hudson Valley: Christmas Tree Syndrome May Cause Illness

    Bringing home a live Christmas tree marks the beginning of the holiday season, but for many, live trees can also mark the beginning of weeks of suffering for those with allergy and asthma problems, a new study found.Dubbed the "Christmas Tree Syndrome," the "illness" can cause wheezing, allergic reactions, coughing, and other symptoms, all from the mold found in live ...

  2. 'Kayak Killer' 'Ready To Begin Reconstructing Her Life,' Says Lawyer

    'Kayak Killer' 'Ready To Begin Reconstructing Her Life,' Says Lawyer

    Angelika Graswald walked out of the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women on Thursday a free woman, just two months after being sentenced for the criminally negligent homicide of her fiance, Vincent Viafore."She is ready to take a big breath of fresh air and begin reconstructing her life," said her attorney Richard Portale. "It's going to be rough for her. It's ...

  3. Man Ran Over, Killed Teen Girl After Argument In Westchester, Police Say

    Man Ran Over, Killed Teen Girl After Argument In Westchester, Police Say

    A 21-year-old Yonkers man has been charged with felony manslaughter after running over a 16-year-old girl and killing her following an argument on Nepperhan Avenue, according to the Yonkers Police.The killing took place at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, when police responded to a call for a dispute in the vicinity in the area of Neppherhan and Ashburton avenues, said Dean Politopoulos.   When ...

  4. John Jay Students Vote To Keep 'Indians' Nickname

    John Jay Students Vote To Keep 'Indians' Nickname

    John Jay High School in Cross River will retain the "Indians" mascot after more than 58 percent of students voted to keep the current nickname, according to school officials."Campus Congress is congratulated for taking the initiative and seeking to engage their peers in issues of importance to them," said Principal Steven Siciliano. "It is important to reiterate ...

  5. Woman Killed After Being Struck By Car In Yonkers

    Woman Killed After Being Struck By Car In Yonkers

    This story has been updated.Yonkers police are asking motorists to avoid the area near Nepperhan Avenue as police investigate the death of a woman who was struck by a car.The incident took place around 10 a.m., Wednesday, on Nepperhan Avenue near Ashburton Avenue, according to Yonkers Police Spokesman Sgt. Dean Politipoulos. The victim and the driver of the car reportedly knew one ...

  6. 'Kayak Killer' Angelika Graswald To Be Released From Prison

    'Kayak Killer' Angelika Graswald To Be Released From Prison

    Angelika Graswald, aka, the "Hudson River Kayak Killer," will be out of jail for Christmas when she is released from the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women on Thursday, according to state corrections officials.The 37-year-old, who admitted on Nov. 8 she helped cause the drowning death of her fiancé Vincent Viafore, is eligible for release, even though she was ...

  7. John Jay Students To Vote On School Mascot Name Change

    John Jay Students To Vote On School Mascot Name Change

    John Jay High School students in Cross River will have a chance to cast their vote Wednesday on whether to keep the name of their school mascot as the "Indians," after the Campus Congress requested a change.The decision to allow a school-wide vote came after Campus Congress members approached the topic during a forum with their peers, said John Jay Principal Steven ...

  8. Police: SUV Driver Crossed Double Yellow Line In Route 172 Crash With Bus

    Police: SUV Driver Crossed Double Yellow Line In Route 172 Crash With Bus

    A camera onboard a bus that was hit on Route 172 shows that the driver of an SUV crossed the double yellow line before hitting the bus transporting special needs adults, according to Town of Bedford Police.The crash, which occurred around 3:42 p.m., Monday, on Route 172 in the area of West Patent Road, sent 14 people to area hospitals, with various injuries, none of which were ...

  9. Car Crashes Into Stop & Shop In Northern Westchester

    Car Crashes Into Stop & Shop In Northern Westchester

    An elderly female motorist who crashed into the front of the building of a Stop & Shop in Northern Westchester may have been suffering a medical emergency, police officials said.The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1831 Main St. in Peekskill,  police said.The Peekskill building inspector is on the scene to evaluate the situation.The woman was transported to a local ...

  10. Greenburgh, Tarrytown Robbery Suspect ID'd As Fatal Shooting Victim

    Greenburgh, Tarrytown Robbery Suspect ID'd As Fatal Shooting Victim

    The man killed in a shooting in Yonkers after ramming his car into at least one police vehicle during an escape attempt has been identified, according to the FBI.Erick Campbell, 48, was shot Friday afternoon on Aqueduct Avenue near McLean Avenue, said Amy Thoreson, public affairs specialist with the FBI. Witnesses said Campbell, who was believed to armed, got in his car and tried to ...

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