YONKERS, N.Y. - Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Yonkers this week:
- A 23-year-old Yonkers man, Rodney Saunders, was shot and killed just before 2 a.m. on Thursday on the west side of the city, according to police.
- As Yonkers Police and the Westchester SPCA continue their investigation into the 25 dead cats found in Yonkers on April 24, the amount of reward money offered for information has reached approximately $23,250.
- NYPD Officer Brendan Cronin, a Yonkers resident, was arrested by Pelham police after allegedly shooting a 47-year-old New Rochelle resident six times on Tuesday night while off duty.
- A Tarrytown man is facing life in prison after pleading guilty to murder in relation to a Yonkers stabbing last year.
- Pop legend Paul Simon, 72, and his wife,musician Edie Brickell, 47, were each charged with disorderly conduct after a dispute between the couple at their New Canaan home.
- A new marketing initiative hopes to sell Yonkers as the place for businesses and young professionals to thrive, Mayor Mike Spano announced at a press conference Tuesday.
- Parents and educators across the nation are scratching their heads after a Long Island school reportedly canceled its traditional end-of-year kindergarten show — saying the children should focus on preparing for college and their careers.
- Yonkers' Lou Villani has received an award from Con Edison for his work during Superstorm Sandy.