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New Rochelle gets back on track at Carlucci Dual Meet

lohud.com — New Ro gets back on track at the Carlucci Duals, edges Fox Lane for third After a humbling loss to North Rockland on Thursday in which some of its top wrestlers went down, the entire New Rochelle team was anxious to get back on the mat.
Dec 21, 2014

My story from the Carlucci Duals, where Monroe-Woodbury dominated & New Ro edged Fox Lane for 3rd: lohud.com/story/sports/h… #lohudwrestling

White Plains police save Christmas for burglary victims

lohud.com — White Plains police save Christmas for a local family after their presents are stolen from beneath the tree. He stole some presents, but the Grinch who burglarized a Ferris Avenue apartment couldn't steal Christmas from the Cuenca-Orzuna family, thanks to the generosity of White Plains police.

2 NYC officers dead in ambush-style shooting

lohud.com — Investigators work at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police said an armed man walked up to two officers sitting inside the patrol car and opened fire before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide.

Annual Carlucci Dual Meet wrestling tournament

Cuomo to hold inauguration events at World Trade Center, Buffalo

lohud.com — Going to Buffalo, a place Cuomo made a priority during his first term, would also allow him to participate in an event with his new Lieutenant Gov. Kathy Hochul, a former congresswoman from the area. It's a break from tradition. Governors traditionally have held their inaugurations at the Capitol -- which Cuomo did in 2011.

An art storage company has bought 33 Kings Highway in Orangeburg for $8.5 million.

lohud.com — The art storage company UOVO has bought 33 Kings Highway in Orangeburg for $8.5 million. An art storage company has bought 33 Kings Highway in Orangeburg for $8.5 million. UOVO is an art storage and stewardship company based in the Bronx and it will use the 106,141-square-foot warehouse for long term art storage.

Kevin Jones, Sean Kilpatrick, Ra'Shad James, Tony Taylor chase dream

lohud.com — Kevin Jones, Sean Kilpatrick, Tony Taylor and Ra'Shad James - all members of the area Class of 2008 - have taken different paths in their quest to play in the NBA. When Tony Taylor imagined his future as a pro basketball player, the vision probably never included stepping through the door and into a foreign world each morning.
Dec 20, 2014

We knew the basketball Class of 2008 was special then. It produced high-major recruits and college superstars.... fb.me/3ijxq3idn

Rockland doctor named Nyack Hospital interim CEO

lohud.com — A Rockland County physician who formerly served as president of the Nyack Hospital medical staff has been named interim chief executive officer at the medical center while a search continues for a new leader. Dr. Mark Geller, a radiologist, will start the new role immediately, according to the hospital.

Nadine Lemmon presses for TZB answers

Dec 20, 2014

Video: Nadine Lemmon of Tri-State Transportation Campaign presses for #TZB answers lohud.com/videos/news/tr…

People at a shelter for the homeless in Valhalla will be relocated as the facility closes

lohud.com — "No one is going to be thrown out in the street," a spokesman for the county executive said about the planned closure of a shelter for the homeless in Valhalla. Eighteen people living at a Westchester County-run homeless shelter will be relocated in the next several weeks as the facility closes, officials said.

Journal News editorial

lohud.com — The New York State Thruway Authority's board fails to ask one single question as it passed a 2015 budget plan that contains no information on toll increases but has a built-in deficit. The New York State Thruway Authority board met on Friday and passed its 2015 budget.

Ramapo fire started by unattended candle, officials say

lohud.com — A fire that destroyed a two-story home Friday evening appears to have been started by a candle on the menorah, officials said. A Hillcrest firefighter suffered minor burns during the blaze at 1 Tauber Terrace and was treated at the scene. Everyone living inside the home was able to escape on their own.

State Sen. George S. Latimer's Rye home has fallen into foreclosure proceedings

lohud.com — State Sen. George S. Latimer's Rye home has fallen into foreclosure proceedings because Latimer has allegedly not paid his mortgage since January. State Sen. George S. Latimer's Rye home has fallen into foreclosure proceedings because Latimer has allegedly not paid his mortgage since January. Carrington Mortgage Services filed foreclosure papers against Latimer and Robin L.
Dec 19, 2014

Oops: "State Sen. Latimer's Rye house in foreclosure" (after Dems attacked his opponent for same) lohud.us/1AP1gq8 via @lohud

Dec 19, 2014

Via @LoHud: State Sen. George S. Latimer's Rye home has fallen into foreclosure proceedings lohud.com/story/news/loc…

Mount Kisco man gets prison for pocketing payroll taxes and buying yacht, nightclub, cigars

lohud.com — Thomas Nastasi's companies worked at landmarks like the Chrysler Building and Rockefeller Center. But federal prosecutors said he failed to pay $1.7 million taxes and lavished himself with cigars, a nightclub, a home and a yacht named 'For Play.' On Friday he was sentenced to a year in prison.
Dec 20, 2014

Only in #Westchester, kids. Man gets prison for buying yacht with payroll taxes lohud.us/1APpHDY

Dec 19, 2014

Where one businessman's payroll taxes went: $67K in cigars, a yacht and a Manhattan nightclub: lohud.us/1APpHDY pic.twitter.com/YQAxWFuqxw

5 Craft Beers for Christmas

lohud.com — At this point, your Christmas plans are probably all set. But whether you're the host or the hosted this holiday, picking up a great party drink should definitely be part of the plan. Serve a seasonal Christmas beer. One that's bursting with nutmeg, chocolate and dark fruit.

Thruway Authority approves budget with $36M gap; no word on Tappan Zee Bridge tolls

lohud.com — A decision about raising tolls on the Tappan Zee Bridge will wait until next year. The state Thruway Authority on Friday passed a 2015 budget with a $36 million gap in funding, leaving a decision about whether to raise tolls on the Tappan Zee Bridge and the superhighway system until next year.

Graduation rates dive in Mount Vernon, East Ramapo

lohud.com — Three school districts in the Lower Hudson Valley saw a big dip in their four-year high school graduation rates in the 2013-14 school year, with Mount Vernon High School performing the worst with less than half of its students receiving diplomas with their cohort.

Rockland Legislator Aron Wieder gets ISIS-style threat

lohud.com — Rockland County Legislator Aron Wieder said he's been looking over his shoulder since receiving a threatening picture in which his face is superimposed on an ISIS prisoner about to be beheaded. A Rockland County legislator said Thursday he's been looking over his shoulder since receiving a threatening picture in which his face is superimposed on the body of an ISIS prisoner about to be beheaded.
Dec 19, 2014

Obnoxious threat 'meant to intimidate and to shock' sent to @AronWieder #Rockland legislator. lohud.us/13k5jQa

Dec 19, 2014

Rockland Legislator Aron Wieder gets ISIS-style threat lohud.us/1ANenIw via @lohud

Driver charged with negligent homicide in 'best friend's' death

lohud.com — A Spring Valley man has been arrested in connection with a car crash on the Palisades Interstate Parkway that claimed the life of 26-year-old Justin Goings. Phylip M. Derival is accused of trying to pass between two northbound cars on the parkway on Aug. 14, 2013.
Dec 19, 2014

Driver charged with negligent homicide in 'best friend's' death lohud.us/16AFRs7 via @lohud