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Confederate flag tweet. (credit: Mount Vernon Mayor Ernest Davis)

Students Suspended For Racial Tweets After Westchester High School Basketball Game

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.

03/06/2014

(credit: Mount Vernon Mayor's Office)

Fury Erupts Over Racially-Charged Tweets After Westchester High School Basketball Game

Some high school students in Westchester County were under fire Wednesday evening, after their basketball team lost a close game.

03/05/2014

Emma Gruber (Photo via CBS 2)

Body Of 85-Year-Old Mount Vernon Woman Found In Basement

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.

02/14/2014

A.B. Davis Middle School in Mount Vernon (credit: CBS 2)

Portions Of Mount Vernon School Without Heat For More Than A Week

Heat troubles at a local school have parents and community leaders demanding answers.

01/30/2014

The scene of a deadly fire in Mount Vernon, NY on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Mount Vernon Fire Union Chief Warns Department Is Short-Staffed

Nine people escaped from a burning home on Tuesday but four others were trapped in a smoke-filled basement and died.

10/31/2013

The scene of a deadly fire in Mount Vernon, NY on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

4 Dead In Mount Vernon House Fire

Mount Vernon Deputy Chief John Battista said the fire was shooting out of every entrance to the basement and the rear of the house.

10/29/2013

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

(credit: Twitter/@NewRoSchools)

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

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