Officials said the goal is to save lives and make drivers more vigilant, but critics claim this is more about making money from the $50 fines.
A suspect was arrested and ordered held without bail Wednesday, on allegations that he ran over a Yonkers police detective as officers tried to arrest him in Mount Vernon last week.
The New York State Crime Stoppers have offered a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect who allegedly ran over a Yonkers police detective.
The driver of the car has been identified as Leroi Bouche, 27, who previously served time for unlawful imprisonment.
Sources told CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider that a taxi driver, who has several violations on his license, was pulled over by Mount Vernon police when he suddenly drove off and struck a police officer in the process.
The shooting occurred Tuesday night in what police said is an especially gang-infested part of Mount Vernon — Third Street near Third Avenue.
Less than 48 hours before Transport Workers Union Local 100 members were to walk off the job at Mile Square, the union and the company reached a tentative deal that was supported unanimously by the negotiating committee, the union said on Saturday.
A mother was searching frantically for answers Tuesday night, after her son was found shot to death in a parking lot on Mount Vernon.
Five more students have been suspended in connection with racist Twitter rants at a high school basketball game in Westchester County, and allegations were mounting Friday that players used racial slurs too.
Officials said it happened after Mount Vernon defeated Mahopac on Feb. 27. Students and school officials said scuffles erupted in the stands and the racial slurs were posted afterward.
Some high school students in Westchester County were under fire Wednesday evening, after their basketball team lost a close game.
Investigators believe Emma Gruber had been dead more than a day before police found her body Wednesday at the bottom of the basement stairs of her home.
Heat troubles at a local school have parents and community leaders demanding answers.
Nine people escaped from a burning home on Tuesday but four others were trapped in a smoke-filled basement and died.
Mount Vernon Deputy Chief John Battista said the fire was shooting out of every entrance to the basement and the rear of the house.