Residents in sleepy Mahopac were talking Saturday about an arsenal of explosive materials, weapons and ammunition that were found in a neighbor’s home.
Starting Wednesday, the records of anyone who has asked to be exempt from the state Freedom of Information Law will be kept secret. But the information will be available for gun owners who haven’t acted.
The lawyer for Assemblyman Stephen Katz (R-Westchester/Putnam) says there were difficulties in proving he had marijuana when he was stopped March 12 on the state Thruway near Albany.
Adam Levy, who is the son of TV’s “Judge Judy,” said he has acted properly and that the sheriff’s allegations are unfounded.
Alexandru Hossu, 35, is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl on two occasions on the same day in October, 2010.
Authorities said Blackfoot’s owner reported the cat was shot on Feb. 7 while outside. The shot – either from a high-powered BB gun or a low caliber rifle – paralyzed the cat.
“The time has come to take the map down,” Rob Astorino wrote to the paper’s publisher and president Janet Hasson. In the letter, Astorino asked that the Journal News “immediately shut down the interactive map of pistol permit holders.”
A lawmaker has expressed concern that a burglary in White Plains might be tied to the gun permit map the Journal News recently showed the world.
Experts say the county will have a difficult time defending the refusal, because New York state law classifies the data as public.
The free helpline is available to Westchester and Putnam residents for two days only, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 and Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to build a new Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River got a big boost today.
Westchester County police said that the man jumped into the river near Peekskill late on Friday afternoon, as the young girl struggled to hold on to a raft tied to the family’s boat.
In the midst of the second extreme heat wave of the summer, some relief could be on the way in the form of rain. But that rain could potentially be dangerous.
Inspector Woody Ledwith told the Journal News on Wednesday that the blaze started outside the house near electric and gas meters and spread quickly up the vinyl siding and through walls into the ceilings.
Hundreds of mourners were on hand on Saturday morning to lay four family members killed earlier this week in a vicious fire in Putnam County to rest. The funeral started at 9 a.m. at St. James the Apostle church in Carmel.