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Haverstraw slay suspect blames Ambien

lohud.com — Haverstraw man's lawyer says suspect was using sleep aid, doesn't remember killing The lawyer for Nixon Bourguignon of Haverstraw, accused of strangling his girlfriend, on Tuesday blamed the sleeping aid Ambien. David Goldstein said Bourguignon was on Ambien and doesn't remember killing longtime girlfriend Shannon Coleman.
Jul 29, 2014

Garnerville man accused of strangling girlfriend blames Ambien lohud.us/1mYVPMQ via @LohudLegal

Jul 29, 2014

RT @LoHudLegal: Haverstraw man accused of strangling girlfriend blames Ambien during arraignment lohud.us/1mYVPMQ via @lohud

Jul 29, 2014

He strangled his GF, cops say, but he has an excuse: Ambien. He don't memba. The Kerry Kennedy Defense? lohud.us/1mYVPMQ via @lohud

Jul 29, 2014

The Ambien defense is now a thing: Man accused of strangling girlfriend blames drug: lohud.us/1mYVPMQ via @lohud

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Orangetown Supervisor: Pearl River graffiti probed as hate crime

lohud.com — Graffiti left at a Pearl River home over the weekend depicting swastikas and white supremacist slogans is being investigated as a hate crime. Racist and anti-Semitic graffiti left at a North Lincoln Street home over the weekend is now being investigated as a hate crime, a town official said Tuesday.

Brewster cold cases solved with persistence, science, luck

lohud.com — 1995 cold cases involving Brewster victims solved with persistence, science and luck, cops say THE CASES On Sept. 28, 1995, New Britain, Connecticut, police found the body of a young woman behind a shopping plaza wrapped in plastic bags and a sleeping bag. She had been shot in the head.
Jul 29, 2014

In which @CorcoranTerence traces a #Brewster double-homicide cold case; arrest made almost 20 years later. lohud.us/1zrAMvi

Jul 29, 2014

It took nearly 20 yrs and cops from 3 agencies to nab this alleged double-murdered from #Brewster NY lohud.us/1mZiaKd via @lohud

Former NYC councilman convicted of bribery

lohud.com — Former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran has been convicted of bribery charges. Halloran was found guilty Tuesday in a scheme to bribe Republican party leaders so state Sen. Malcolm Smith, a Democrat, could run for the GOP line in the New York City mayoral race.
Jul 29, 2014

Feds win another: ex- NYC councilman convicted of bribery in corridor of corruption case lohud.us/1rNgbAD via @lohud

From here to Mt. Rushmore, a cause célèbre in progress

lohud.com — Good things are happening. He finally may be getting his due. As the chief carver at Mount Rushmore in the days of the Great Depression, Del Bianco played an important role in creating a titanic work of industrial art, an awe-inspiring American masterpiece, which draws thousands of visitors every day to the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Jul 29, 2014

Good read from .@PhilReisman today: From here to Mt. Rushmore, a cause célèbre in progress lohud.us/1mWtCX0 via @lohud

Jul 29, 2014

In which @philreisman follows up on efforts to get recognition for Luigi Del Bianco, chief carver of #MtRushmore. lohud.us/WLmgAJ

Jul 29, 2014

From here to Mt. Rushmore, a cause célèbre in progress lohud.us/1mWtCX0 via @lohud @KofC

Cat rescued in apartment fire

lohud.com — A firefighter works in the superintendent's apartment where a fire broke out in the Linden View Apartments on North Terrace Avenue in Mount Vernon, July 29, 2014. ( Carucha L. Meuse / The Journal News

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies at 93

lohud.com — ATLANTA - The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in the southern state of Georgia.

Lawsuit: Mrs. Green's Natural Market didn't pay bills

lohud.com — The Irvington-based Mrs. Green's Natural Market is accused of not paying almost $920,989 for advertising services. The supermarket advertising services companies Ivie & Associates and Greenleaf Advertising & Media, both of Flower Mound, Texas, allege that Mrs. Green's hired them from February through June.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @CorcoranTerence: Looks like Mrs. Green's Natural Market has run short on Green. Lawsuit: Market didn't pay bills lohud.us/1rMW05J via @lohud

Jul 29, 2014

Looks like Mrs. Green's Natural Market has run short on Green. Lawsuit: Market didn't pay bills lohud.us/1rMW05J via @lohud

East Ramapo bans activist from schools

lohud.com — A persistent critic of East Ramapo officials who likes to photograph school buildings has been warned to stay off district property and could face legal action if he doesn't comply, a letter from the schools superintendent says.

Haverstraw's Latinos show unity amid immigration debate

lohud.com — Amid a heated debate over immigration, Haverstraw's United Latin Parade will takes place Sunday. HAVERSTRAW - Nearly three decades ago, 18-year-old Ramon Soto came to this country from his native Dominican Republic and pursued his dream to become a journalist.

Q&A with John Cronin

archive.lohud.com — For almost 40 years, John Cronin has dedicated his career to environment and innovation. For his accomplishments, "Time" magazine named him a "Hero for the Planet" and "People" magazine described him as "equal parts detective, scientist and public advocate." Cronin has worked as an advocate, legislative and congressional aide, commercial fisherman, professor, author and filmmaker.
Jul 29, 2014

Fine look at what fuels John @Earth_Desk Cronin's green passion and teaching at @paceuniversity lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/… #enviroed

Handy stop: Bardonia food mart sold $58G Take 5 ticket

lohud.com — A "Take 5" ticket from Monday's drawing worth $57,772.50 was sold at Food Mart USA at 61 Bardonia Road, the New York Lottery today announced Tuesday. In addition to the top prize, which was won by matching five out of five numbers, 177 players each purchased $489.50 winning tickets by matching four out of five numbers for the drawing.
Jul 29, 2014

Handy stop: Bardonia food mart sold $58G Take 5 ticket lohud.us/1mZDhvX via @lohud

Mole Poblano at Guapo Cocina, Yonkers: Must-try Dish of the Week

lohud.com — Smothered in a thick, sweet and spicy chocolate sauce, the Mole Poblano at Guapo Cocina in Yonkers is borderline carnal. Slow-roasted chicken is the body of this traditional Mexican dish, but the sauce gives it soul. We love the warm buzz from smoked red chili infused into the mole, which puddles decadently around a trim bed of rice and beans.

Vassar College art gallery offers cool temperatures and timeless masterpieces

lohud.com — Not all summer fun has to take place on a beach. Sometimes walking through an air-conditioned gallery checking out world-famous art - ancient and contemporary - is just as enjoyable. A great destination is the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie.
Jul 29, 2014

Now on the bucket list: Sunday Drive: To Vassar for art lohud.us/1mU13OD via @lohud

Clown crashes car

lohud.com — Car veers into utility pole after camp performance A clown had nothing to smile about after performing at a day camp in northern New Jersey. The woman's car crashed into a utility pole in Westwood Monday. Her fellow clowns came to her aid.
Jul 29, 2014

Just a bunch of bleeping clowns driving on the roads today. And this proves it. lohud.us/1rMJ6EQ via @lohud

Jul 29, 2014

Clowns to the rescue - Poppi T Clown crashes car, costumed colleagues save the day: lohud.us/1rMJ6EQ via @lohud