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Yonkers woman charged with animal cruelty, abandonment

lohud.com — YONKERS - A city woman is facing cruelty and abandonment charges after leaving her animals with insufficient water and food over a 10-day period, officials said. Elizabeth Martin, 39, was arrested Tuesday after three pit bulls, three gerbils and a turtle were found abandoned in her apartment at 20 Orchard Place, according to the SPCA of Westchester's Law Enforcement Division.
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Yonkers woman charged with animal cruelty, abandonment lohud.us/1j8j9r7 via @LoHud

Tappan Zee Bridge contracts ensure 'disadvantaged' aren't left out

lohud.com — The Tappan Zee Bridge project has been a dream opportunity for small, budding businesses. And companies headed by women and ethnic and racial minorities are getting their own chances to score work on the $3.9 billion bridge replacement project, through a government effort to give a boost to certain groups that have historically been excluded from business opportunities.

Yonkers cop in medical facility following drug arrest

lohud.com — YONKERS - A three-year veteran of the Yonkers Police Department who was arrested on drug charges earlier this month didn't show up for his arraignment Wednesday because he's in a medical facility, his lawyer said. Russell Smith, an attorney representing the law firm of Andrew Quinn, said in Yonkers City Court Wednesday that Officer Scott R.
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Yonkers cop busted with methadone, cocaine misses arraignment because he's in medical facility lohud.us/QhgBPc via @LoHud

Ex-con guilty in Peekskill love-triangle murder

lohud.com — An ex-convict found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder for killing his girlfriend's husband, a beloved Peekskill cabdriver, is facing a prison sentence of life without parole. A Westchester County Court jury also found John Murray, 62, of Newburgh guilty of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in the fatal Oct.
This guy killed one of the most well-liked people in Peekskill NY in cold blood. Now he'll sit in prison until death. lohud.com/story/news/cri…
A #Westchester County jury wasted little time deliberating, finding this convicted killer guilty of another murder. lohud.com/story/news/cri…
Love, money, greed, not necessarily in that order: Ex-con guilty in Peekskill love-triangle murder lohud.us/Qha47f via @LoHud

Brown water dampens Passover for some Rockland families

lohud.com — Jews include bitter herbs on their Passover Seder plate to remind them of their ancestors' days as slaves. But this year, Adrienne Millman said it was something else that left an aftertaste. She says the end of her meal was wrecked by United Water New York.
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In case you missed @LauraInc15's story today: Passover dampened by brown water in Rockland lohud.us/Qf8SBl via @LoHud

High-speed rail service eyed for upstate

lohud.com — Carol Moretti's monthly Amtrak trips to see her mother in Rochester, N.Y. can be pleasant, but they'd be nicer if the trains could go faster in the long stretch west of Albany. "If they could make it faster after you get to Albany, that would be awesome," the 45-year-old Bronx resident said at the Yonkers train station on Wednesday morning.

Next on 'The Phil Reisman Show:' Race for New York governor discussed at 12:30 p.m.

lohud.com — Guests are Jeanne Zaino, professor of political science at Iona, and Jeff Binder, partner with Strategic Political Group.
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Mount Vernon man wins $1 million in Lottery

lohud.com — A Mount Vernon man has won $1 million in the state Lottery.
A lottery millionaire from Mt. Vernon NY. That's 'Money- earnin' Mt Vernon' Good for him! lohud.com/story/news/loc…

Heroin: Authorities arrest 3 men in $12M NYC bust

lohud.com — NEW YORK - Three men who authorities say stored $12 million worth of heroin and $500,000 in crystal meth inside hidden compartments within two New York City apartments have been arrested and charged, officials said Wednesday.

Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton is preggers w/her 1st. How'd that happen? Congrats to all including the grand dads & grand moms lohud.com/story/news/loc…

11 charged with drunken or drugged driving

lohud.com — Troopers charged 11 motorists with drunken or drugged driving after recent traffic stops and investigations, state police said. Carolyn Sierra, 42, of the Bronx was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated about 12:50 a.m. Wednesday after she was in an accident on Interstate 95 in Harrison. Matthew D.

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

lohud.com — A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87. Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality.

Fire extinguished at Purdy's Farmer and Fish restaurant

lohud.com — Croton Falls firefighters work at the scene of a chimney fire at Purdy's Farmer and the Fish restaurant on Titicus Road in North Salem April 16, 2014. Video by Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News NORTH SALEM - Croton Falls firefighters extinguished a chimney fire at Purdy's Farmer and the Fish restaurant on Titicus Road late Wednesday night.
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Fire extinguished at Purdy's Farmer and Fish restaurant lohud.us/QfgQKH

Effort to revive Empire State Games fizzles out

lohud.com — Don't call it a comeback -- a local effort to rekindle the moribund Empire State Games has flamed out.The Empire State Sports Foundation, a Brighton-based nonprofit organization whose aim to revive the popular Olympic-style sports event fueled hope among amateur athletes and media attention across the state, filed papers this month stating its intention to disband.The papers, filed in state Supreme Court, show the foundation is insolvent, owing debts topping $158,000 to multiple creditors.
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Shootings in Overland Park, Kansas, reminds us to cherish diversity in Lower Hudson Valley

lohud.com — We don't know what made Frazier Glenn Miller, aka Frazier Glenn Cross, hate. Whatever pretext, whatever reason given, cannot be accepted. He had for decades espoused, yelled, screamed and published his anti-Semitic and racist beliefs.
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