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  1. State Assembly Approves Measure Allowing Owners To Be Buried With Pets

    State Assembly Approves Measure Allowing Owners To Be Buried With Pets

    The New York State Assembly approved a measure last week that would allow pet owners to be buried with their animals if they choose, according to lohud.com.The state Senate approved the bill unanimously back in March, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo would have to sign it into law, lohud.com said.Pet owners would have the option to be buried with their loved ones, provided that animal remains ...

  2. Suspect In Carmel Disappearance Had Girl's Underwear, Court Records Show

    Suspect In Carmel Disappearance Had Girl's Underwear, Court Records Show

    CARMEL, N.Y. – The main suspect in the 1995 disappearance of a teenage girl in Carmel had her underwear in his possession, court documents revealed, according to lohud.com.Police discovered Robin Murphy's underwear in a suitcase belonging to Howard Gombert Jr. when he was arrested five years later on an unrelated sexual assault charge, lohud.com said.The new evidence came to light due ...

  3. Hostess Recalls 700,000 Cases Of Snack Cakes

    Hostess Recalls 700,000 Cases Of Snack Cakes

    The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that Hostess Brands is voluntarily recalling over 700,000 cases of snack cakes and doughnuts due to a supplier recalling lots of flour for undeclared peanut residue.Grain Craft flour was used to bake brands like Ding Dongs, Chocodiles and Zingers, along with chocolate and powdered doughnuts.For a detailed list of what's being recalled, ...

  4. Two Sentenced In Murder Of Westchester Philharmonic Violinist Mary Whitaker

    Two Sentenced In Murder Of Westchester Philharmonic Violinist Mary Whitaker

    Two men were sentenced for the murder of Westchester Philharmonic violinist Mary Whitaker this week, according to multiple reports.Jonathan Conklin will serve 25 years and his accomplice Charles Sanford 15 years in state prison for the August 2014 murder of Whitaker during an attempted robbery at her Western New York home.Conklin and Sanford pleaded guilty to both federal and state ...

  5. Time Warner, Cablevision Employees Brace For Layoffs After Takeovers

    Time Warner, Cablevision Employees Brace For Layoffs After Takeovers

    After both companies were part of recent takeovers, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision employees are expecting layoffs over the next few months, according to the New York Post.Cablevision agreed to deal to be purchased by European communications company Altice that is expected to be finalized within a month, and Charter Communications purchased Time Warner Cable, the Post said.Executive ...

  6. Housing, Lending Bias Still An Issue In Westchester, Study Finds

    Housing, Lending Bias Still An Issue In Westchester, Study Finds

    Housing and lending discrimination are still an issue in Westchester County, two reports issued this week said, according to lohud.com.The reports were released by advocacy group Westchester Residential Opportunities and funded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, lohud.com noted.Forty-six percent of lenders and 31 percent of apartment renters and house buyers ...

  7. Operation Prom Dress Giveaway Launches In Westchester County

    Operation Prom Dress Giveaway Launches In Westchester County

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — The 13th annual Operation Prom dress giveaway was launched at the Westchester County Center on Friday with the help of Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett.Operation PROM helps low-income students attend proms across the East Coast with dress and tuxedo rentals.Locally, the county Department of Social Services, the county Youth Bureau and Macy's are aiding ...

  8. Sing Sing Guard Acquitted Of Criminal Assault Charges

    Sing Sing Guard Acquitted Of Criminal Assault Charges

    OSSINING, N.Y. – A guard for the Sing Sing Correctional Facility was acquitted of criminal assault charges on Friday in Ossining despite the existence of security video showing him punching an inmate, according to the New York Times.Guard Lavar Thomas was seen in the May 2015 video punching inmate Daniel Hyers five times in the head, testifying that he believed Hyers was going to spit ...

  9. Cashless Tolls To Start This Weekend On Tappan Zee Bridge

    Cashless Tolls To Start This Weekend On Tappan Zee Bridge

    Cashless tolls are coming to the Tappan Zee Bridge this weekend.While the original plan was to have the new tolls ready to go on Saturday morning, rainy weather is expected to push the launch to late Saturday evening.Drivers will either pay their tolls by E-Z Pass or will get a bill in the mail from now on, thanks to high-tech cameras placed near Exit 10 in South Nyack. The toll-takers ...

  10. Andrew Jackson Will Be Replaced On $20 Bill By Woman, Report Says

    Andrew Jackson Will Be Replaced On $20 Bill By Woman, Report Says

    Treasury Secretary John Lew will announce this week that Andrew Jackson will be replaced on the $20 bill with a woman, according to CNN Money.Sources also said that Alexander Hamilton will remain on the front of the $10 bill and that the back will feature a collage of depictions of the women's suffrage movement, CNN Money said.However, this wouldn't be a quick change: sources added that ...

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