Most talked about Journal News stories

Derek Jeter remembered by Yankees fans — As Derek Jeter prepares for his final game at Yankee Stadium, readers bid farewell to the legendary shortstop and captain. Derek Jeter's final homestand ends Thursday, the last stop in a career of superlatives. There is a generation of Yankees fans that has known no other shortstop.
Sep 22, 2014

And let the week-long Derek Jeter lovefest begin: No. 2 on the field, No. 1 in fans' hearts via @lohud

Sep 22, 2014

Derek Jeter: No. 2 on the field; No. 1 in fans' hearts. Check out the video.

duffman-pannell-ramapo-football-coach-acquitted-assault — Former Ramapo High School football coach Duffman Pannell was acquitted Monday morning of charges he assaulted a player by hitting the teenager with a helmet. Pannell lost his position as head football coach due to the accusation on Oct. 21, 2013, and had been banned from the classroom.

Off-duty Yonkers firefighters save man at Ardsley homecoming — The action wasn't just on the football field this weekend at Ardsley's homecoming. As the Panthers took on the Irvington Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon, an 83-year-old man stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest after apparently trying to eat a hamburger, officials said.
Sep 22, 2014

RT @Gshilly: "I really didn't think we were getting him back." Off-duty @CityofYonkers firefighters save man at Ardsley homecoming

Sep 22, 2014

"I really didn't think we were getting him back." Off-duty @CityofYonkers firefighters save man at Ardsley homecoming

Sep 22, 2014

Off-duty #Yonkers firefighters save man at Ardsley homecoming via @lohud

Spring Valley fire rousts 4 families — Spring Valley fire rousts 4 families; Red Cross on hand to assist one family that lost everything Four families were displaced in a Sunday night fire in a seven-story building on Dutch Lane, Red Cross officials said Monday. The fire was reported around 9:30 p.m.
Sep 22, 2014

Spring Valley fire: Tenant charged with arson, as 25 people lose homes via @lohud

Sep 22, 2014

RT @LoHudLegal: Spring Valley firefighters find illegally converted apartments at 2 Dutch Lane while dousing 4th-floor bedroom fire.

Show 2 more tweets from Steve Lieberman, Christopher Vaughan

Climate change marchers want action, but what will stem carbon emissions? — Hundreds of thousands hit NYC to demand "climate justice" as the UN readies to hold a Climate Summit. Who needs to act? Government? Business? You? Take our poll. An estimated 310,000 people marched through New York City's streets on Sunday, demanding action to combat climate change.

Brewster rallies to help family of girl, 8, who died of brain aneurysm — The fundraising page had a stark name. "Funeral Expenses 4 My Student," it said. The day after Karen Handwerker Dakin, a teacher at C.V. Starr Intermediate School, heard about her 8-year-old student's untimely death, her thoughts were with those little Marilyn Ramirez had left behind.
Sep 22, 2014

RT @lohud: Brewster rallies to help family of girl, 8, who died of brain aneurysm

Methadone clinics absent in Putnam County — WHITE PLAINS - People addicted to heroin who think methadone treatment might help them break their habits won't find it in Putnam County. Though Putnam, like every other county in the region, is beset by a growing epidemic of heroin abuse and opiate-addiction, it is the only county in the lower Hudson Valley without a methadone clinic.

Carmel mourns NYPD cop killed in crash, son of veteran Carmel cop — NYPD Officer Michael Williams is son of veteran Carmel Officer Mike Williams Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt said Carmel stands ready to help the family of rookie New York City Police Officer Michael Williams, who died in a crash Sunday morning and is the son of veteran Carmel Officer Mike Williams. Schmitt, himself a retired Carmel police sergeant, worked for many years with the Carmel officer who's 64 and still on the job.
Sep 22, 2014

Town of #Carmel mourns @NYPD cop killed in Sunday crash, the son of a veteran Carmel cop.…

Robert Plant sets aside rambling ways on new album — Robert Plant has been a lifelong rambler with almost no interest in returning home to Great Britain. These days, though, he's as snug as a hobbit in his hole in his native country after returning to record his latest album, and he doesn't plan on changing his home base soon.

AG: Watch out for Derek Jeter ticket scams — With Derek Jeter's farewell tour heading into its final stretch, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is warning ticket buyers to be aware of scams on the secondhand market. The New York Yankees shortstop will play his final game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday before closing out his last season with a three-game road trip to Boston, with the Yankees' last game of the season set for Sunday.

Canadian woman arrested at JFK with guns, 33 pounds of pot: Police — Port Authority Police say a 24-year-old Canadian woman has been arrested at Kennedy International Airport with handguns, ammunition and 33 pounds of marijuana in her checked baggage. Police spokesman Joseph Pentangelo says the Scarborough, Ontario woman was arrested at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday in Terminal 5.
Sep 22, 2014

RT @lizscribe: More than an extra-bag fee ... RT @lohud: Woman arrested at JFK with guns, 33 pounds of pot: Police

Ramapo man lured boy with candy in attempted sex abuse case, cops say — A 25-year-old man faces charges of attempted sexual abuse after being accused of using candy to lure a 6-year-old boy into a vacant room inside a local synagogue, Ramapo police said Monday. Abraham Widenbaum, a group home resident on Hillside Terrace, faces a felony charge of first-degree attempted sexual abuse and a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

M&M allergy-alert recall — If you have "Theater Boxes" of milk chocolate M&Ms in the house, you may want to double-check their lot numbers: There is a possibility some could have bags of peanut M&Ms inside. The FDA announced that Mars Chocolate North America has issued a voluntary recall on certain lots of 3.4 ounce boxes of the product, shipped out between May 8 and July 1, to states including New York.

3 charged in Haverstraw hatchet-attack robbery — The 35-year-old man was relaxing in his backyard at 4:45 p.m. Sunday when he was attacked HAVERSTRAW - Police have arrested three men on felony charges for allegedly bashing a homeowner with a hatchet during a burglary of his house, authorities said Monday. The 35-year-old man was relaxing in his backyard at 4:45 p.m.
Sep 22, 2014

Three men hit a homeowner with the end of a hatchet in a Haverstraw robbery. @LohudLegal with the story: via @lohud

Cuomo spent $5.6 million in days before, after primary — What's a $35 million campaign war chest if you aren't going to spend it? It seems clear that Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn't going to find out. Cuomo raised about $619,000 over the same time period, bringing his campaign's balance down to $25.8 million.
More Stories