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  1. Woman Dies In Fourth-Floor Fall At Palisades Center Mall

    Woman Dies In Fourth-Floor Fall At Palisades Center Mall

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. --  A woman died after falling from the fourth floor of the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack early Monday afternoon, according to the Clarkstown Police Department.The incident, which occurred at 1:33 p.m., is still under investigation and may be a suicide, said Sgt. JoAnne Fratianni. The mall remained open and only a small portion was cordoned off for the police ...

  2. Casting Call: Movie Filming In Brewster Seeks Young Extras To Play Baseball

    Casting Call: Movie Filming In Brewster Seeks Young Extras To Play Baseball

    Local kids ages 10 to 13 who can swing a bat or field a ball could grab a role in an upcoming major film called "Twelve" that is looking for extras.Producers said they need about 100 youth baseball players of all skill levels, sizes, and ethnicities to take part in the movie, which will be filming in Brewster, N.Y., and other areas of Putnam County and Dutchess County between ...

  3. Tractor-Trailer Overturns, Spilling Fuel On Route 22 Near New Fairfield

    Tractor-Trailer Overturns, Spilling Fuel On Route 22 Near New Fairfield

    This story has been updated.PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Route 22 remains closed following a tractor-trailer crash earlier Tuesday that sent the driver to the hospital and spilled fuel in the roadway, according to Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith.The accident occurred at 11 a.m., when a southbound truck hauling a flatbed loaded with concrete blocks went out of control and ran off the ...

  4. Metro-North Employee From Danbury Among Those Honored For Saving Co-Worker

    Metro-North Employee From Danbury Among Those Honored For Saving Co-Worker

    Metro-North Railroad recognized five employees on Monday for saving a colleague who suffered a heart attack at the railroad’s Brewster Yard last month. MTA President Joseph Giulietti thanked the employees for their actions during a meeting of the MTA Board’s Metro-North Railroad Committee.The event took place as the workday was winding down for employee Jeff Ballard, a Brewster ...

  5. Video Goes Viral: Amtrak Train Blasts Hudson Valley Commuters With Snow

    Video Goes Viral: Amtrak Train Blasts Hudson Valley Commuters With Snow

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. — A video that's gone viral of an Amtrak train en route from Westchester County and roaring into Rhinebeck Station on Wednesday morning, covering commuters with an avalanche of snow and ice, is hard not to laugh at. But for the woman busy texting who didn't see it coming,  it's probably something she will never forget.The sequence was shown Thursday on NBC's ...

  6. Sandy Hook Man Is The Bee's Knees In Massive Hive Scare

    Sandy Hook Man Is The Bee's Knees In Massive Hive Scare

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- Tony Planakis, aka "Tony Bees," a former NYPD detective who used to scoop up wayward bees for the police department, was busy in Pelham Thursday trying to wrangle 750 pounds of tree and bees into submission.The buzzing trouble started when a tree contractor was trying to remove a tree near the intersection of Irving Place and Cliff Avenue when they spotted the ...

  7. How Much Do You Know About Presidents Day, Newtown?

    How Much Do You Know About Presidents Day, Newtown?

    Both Presidents Day and George Washington's birthday always are celebrated on the third Monday of February, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. The story of Presidents Day begins in 1800. Following Washington’s death in 1799, his Feb. 22 birthday became a day of remembrance. At the time, Washington was venerated as the most important figure in American history, and events like the ...

  8. Route 136 Blocked By Fallen Tree In Easton

    Route 136 Blocked By Fallen Tree In Easton

    EASTON, Conn. -- Easton residents brave enough to be out driving, should take note that Route 136 is completely blocked by a fallen tree, according to the Easton Volunteer Fire Department and Easton Police Department.The tree is blocking the roadway just east of Redding Road. State highway officials have been notified and are in route to remove the tree. Drivers are urged to seek ...

  9. State Trooper Helping Motorist Rear-Ended On Route 7 In Brookfield

    State Trooper Helping Motorist Rear-Ended On Route 7 In Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- A Connecticut state trooper who was helping a stranded motorist was rear-ended on Route 7 in Brookfield, according to the Connecticut State Police.The unidentified trooper was helping the motorist, whose car had broken down, near exit 12 in Brookfield when her cruiser was struck from behind by another vehicle, state police said.Both the trooper and the operator of ...

  10. Snowy Owl Dies Days After Rescue In Stratford By Photographer

    Snowy Owl Dies Days After Rescue In Stratford By Photographer

    A snowy owl rescued by a Peekskill photographer on Saturday in Fairfield County has died from starvation, according to the wildlife center who was nursing the owl back to health."This was a first-year bird. It arrived in Connecticut already compromised from the long migration from the tundra, the Arctic," said Christine Cummings, president of A Place Called Hope.The owl, which ...

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