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A Metro-North train is seen in Rye, NY on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Metro-North Returns To Normal For New Haven Line Commuters

Nearly two weeks after a failed electrical circuit cut power to the New Haven line, service returned to a full schedule of trains for rush-hour Monday morning to Grand Central Terminal.

10/07/2013

Alligator found in Southampton (credit: Suffolk SPCA)

2-Foot Alligator Found In Westchester County Pond

Police say the 22-inch amphibian was seen roaming around Wilson’s Woods Park last week. They say police searched for an hour Friday for the alligator after someone snapped a photo of the creature.

08/18/2013

Mount Vernon Home Where Starved Dogs Found (SPCA Westchester)

SPCA: Mount Vernon Woman Let 2 Puppies, Kitten Starve To Death

A New York woman is accused of letting two puppies and a kitten starve to death when she left them alone for more than two months without food or water.

05/08/2013

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Unlicensed Driver Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run Accident

Boubacar Bathily, 53, turned himself in and was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, driving without a driver’s license and failure to exercise due care, police said.

04/07/2013

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New Rochelle H.S. Basketball Team Taking Last-Second Heroics In Stride

Lightning has struck not once, but twice. The New Rochelle High School boys basketball team has now become the talk of more than just the town. It might soon be the state.

03/11/2013

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Khalil Edney, New Rochelle Hoops Hero, Takes A Bow After Unreal Buzzer-Beater

Who says March Madness is just for college hoops? “The next thing you know, the other team’s on the floor crying, and (the refs) said it counted,” Edney said on WFAN radio Monday.

03/04/2013

Scene of the bus crash in Mount Vernon. (credit: CBS 2)

School Bus Stolen And Taken On A Wild Ride In Mount Vernon

Authorities said Anna Fuentes stole the bus from the National Gear and Piston repair shop on 4th Avenue and drove it erratically before hitting two parked vehicles and slamming into a pole right around noon

02/01/2013

Lucius Crawford after his arrest in December 2012 (credit: Mount Vernon Police Department)

Documents: Mount Vernon Murder Suspect Said ‘Kill Once, You’ll Kill Again’

Lucius Crawford repeatedly said he stabbed women for no good reason, usually while high and after having sex, according to transcripts offered by prosecutors.

01/28/2013

Animal Sanctuary Needs £200,000 To Avoid Closure

Mount Vernon Animal Shelter Overrun With Cats, Needs Adoptions

The Mount Vernon Animal Shelter said Monday that it is overrun with cats and needs people to adopt the homeless pets as soon as possible.

01/07/2013

Generic fire (credit: Clip Art)

Officials: Fire Erupts At Mount Vernon Home After Alcohol Spills Onto Hot Dirt Bike Motor

Thirteen adults and a teenager were living in the three-story house on Second Avenue. All escaped the fire uninjured.

12/28/2012

Mount Vernon Elevator Rescue

Boy Recovering After Falling Down Elevator Shaft In Mount Vernon

A 12-year-old boy was recovering Monday, after falling into an elevator shaft several floors up in a Mount Vernon building over the weekend.

12/10/2012

Lucius Crawford after his arrest in December 2012 (credit: Mount Vernon Police Department)

Lawyer Doubts Alleged Confession Of Mount Vernon Man Suspected In 3 Killings

Police said last week that Lucius Crawford confessed to stabbing three women to death in Mount Vernon, Yonkers and the Bronx.

12/10/2012

Lucius Crawford after his arrest in December 2012 (credit: Mount Vernon Police Department)

Police: Mount Vernon Murder Suspect Admits To Cold Case Killings In Yonkers, Bronx

Lucius Crawford, 60, was charged with murder Tuesday after officers found a 41-year-old woman stabbed nine times in the chest under a sheet on his bed, police said.

12/05/2012

Mount Vernon City Hall (credit: Google Maps)

Mount Vernon Discovers $4.5 Million Surplus While Other Cities Struggle

Municipalities are struggling, scraping by, grappling with tax caps and unfunded mandates. But somehow, in 2011, Mount Vernon was left with an extra $4.5 million.

10/23/2012

The Garden Bar in Mount Vernon (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Several Injured In Drive-By Shooting Outside Mount Vernon Bar

“The car went by and took a couple of shots, eight or nine shots,” owner Neil Erickson said. “One went through the window, it didn’t hit anybody inside.”

08/29/2012

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