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  1. Westchester Assemblyman Sponsors Law To Help ID Dead, Missing Persons

    Westchester Assemblyman Sponsors Law To Help ID Dead, Missing Persons

    RYE, N.Y. – Law enforcement agencies seeking to resolve cold cases and family members dealing with the heartbreak of a missing loved one got an important boost from legislation signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The new law, which was sponsored by Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) and State Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island), promotes a more comprehensive sharing of fingerprints and ...

  2. Yonkers Swears In 12 New Probationary Police Officers

    Yonkers Swears In 12 New Probationary Police Officers

    YONKERS, N.Y. – The Yonkers Police Department will conduct a hiring ceremony for 12 new probationary police officers on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Riverfront Library. The new officers will take the oath of office and will be presented with their shields. The Yonkers Police Honor Guard will begin the ceremony. Deputy Mayor Sue Gerry will administer the oath of office. Deputy Chief Tim ...

  3. Kids, Hot Cars Are Deadly Combination, NY Health Department Warns

    Kids, Hot Cars Are Deadly Combination, NY Health Department Warns

    Kids and hot cars are a deadly combination, according to an advisory by the New York State Department of Health.In 2014, more than 30 children in the U.S., including a baby in New York, died from heatstroke after being left alone in hot cars. The New York State Department of Health reminds all caretakers of the following tips to keep children safe this summer:There is no safe amount of ...

  4. Pokemon Go Stops Come To Local Supermarkets

    Pokemon Go Stops Come To Local Supermarkets

    The Pokemon Go craze has taken over the U.S., and now supermarkets are joining the fun, reports Supermarket News. Chains such as Stew Leonard’s are drawing customers in with Pokestops and contests for gift cards, according to Supermarket News. Stew Leonard’s, with stores in Yonkers and several in Connecticut, is a Pokestop and reminded customers in a Facebook post that, “Clover is so ...

  5. Research Shows Dinosaurs May Have Mumbled, Not Roared

    Research Shows Dinosaurs May Have Mumbled, Not Roared

    A new report suggests that dinosaurs never emitted the loud, frightening roar so many believe they did, but instead, may have mumbled with their mouths closed, according to Futurity. Research published in the journal “Evolution” looks at how some birds make sound through closed-mouth vocalization, which are sounds produced through the skin around the neck when the beak remains closed, ...

  6. Westchester Women's Agenda Holds Forum In Yonkers On Paid Family Leave

    Westchester Women's Agenda Holds Forum In Yonkers On Paid Family Leave

    YONKERS, N.Y. – Assembly member Shelley Mayer and the Westchester Women’s agenda will host “Making Work Work for Families: A Forum on NYS Paid Family Leave and Minimum Wage Increase” on Thursday, July 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Yonkers Riverfront Library in the community room. Learn about the measures, how they will affect employees and employers, and the next steps that can be taken to ...

  7. I-684 Lane Closures Will Last Through September

    I-684 Lane Closures Will Last Through September

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Overnight single- and double-lane closures are planned for northbound and southbound Interstate 684, between Exit 6 (Route 35) and Exit 8 (Hardscrabble Road) from Sundays through Thursdays starting Saturday, July 16 and will last through Sept. 30, officials said.The closures are so crews can perform construction activities, weather permitting. Single-lane ...

  8. Dog Found Wandering Yonkers Neighborhood

    Dog Found Wandering Yonkers Neighborhood

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- A Yonkers resident found a lost dog roaming the neighborhood and is hoping to reunite him with his owners, reports FiOS1. The dog is friendly, male and not fixed, according to FiOS1. Click here if you recognize this dog or know his owners. 

  9. Leake & Watts Names Angela White Superintendent Of Schools

    Leake & Watts Names Angela White Superintendent Of Schools

    YONKERS, N.Y. – Angela White, an educator whose specialty is working with students with disabilities, has joined the nonprofit agency Leake & Watts as superintendent of schools, overseeing the Biondi School’s elementary, middle and high schools.White, a resident of Newburgh, previously held the position of assistant superintendent of elementary education and administrative services ...

  10. Months-Long I-684 Lane Closures Start Saturday

    Months-Long I-684 Lane Closures Start Saturday

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Overnight single- and double-lane closures are planned for northbound and southbound Interstate 684, between Exit 6 (Route 35) and Exit 8 (Hardscrabble Road) from Sundays through Thursdays starting Saturday, July 16 and will last through Sept. 30, officials said.The closures are so crews can perform construction activities, weather permitting. Single-lane ...

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