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Bronx River near Main Street - White Plains, NY - Feb 10, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Westchester Spending Millions To Prevent Flooding

Recent storms have devastated parts of Westchester County and now some money is being spent to actually prevent that flooding.

02/10/2012

Tony Vanacore (credit: CBS 2)

92-Year-Old Man Fights Off Home Invader In New Rochelle

Tony Vanacore and his caretaker are doing fine following the altercation. Some people are crediting Vanacore’s youthful burst of energy to adrenaline, but Tony credits God for “the strength to protect my lady.”

01/02/2012

Rapper Heavy D speaks during the 51st Annual Grammy awards pre-telecast show held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Coroner: Hip-Hop Pioneer Heavy D Died Of Natural Causes

The Los Angeles coroner’s office said the 44-year-old died after a blood clot in his leg traveled to his lungs. The clot most likely developed during a flight from England.

12/28/2011

Kevin Townes (credit: Mount Vernon Fire Department)

Funeral To Be Held For Fallen Mount Vernon Firefighter

Kevin Townes, who was with the department for more than 25 years, died last week after apparently suffering a heart attack at the scene of a house fire.

12/15/2011

Kevin Townes (credit: Mount Vernon Fire Department)

Mount Vernon Firefighter Collapses, Dies At Scene Of Early Morning Fire

Kevin Townes, 54, spent more than a quarter century doing the work he loved. He collapsed before dawn, losing his life even as he prepared to risk it one final time at a house fire.

12/08/2011

FILE - Rapper Heavy D. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Legendary NY Rapper Heavy D Remembered At Funeral In Mount Vernon

The spiritual and musical tribute attracted celebrities including Will Smith, Samuel Jackson, Queen LAtifa, Jay Z, Lil’ Kim, Sean Diddy Combs, and Don King.

11/18/2011

Rapper Heavy D speaks during the 51st Annual Grammy awards pre-telecast show held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Legendary NY Rapper Heavy D Dies At 44

Heavy D, the self-proclaimed “overweight lover” of hip-hop who became one of rap’s top hit-makers with wit, died after collapsing outside his Beverly Hills condo.

11/09/2011

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Westchester Co. Crime Stoppers Offering Reward In Shooting Death Of Innocent Bystander

On August 8, police say 27-year-old Gloria Nartey was killed when she was caught in the crossfire of a shooting as she was walking just a few blocks from her home on South 12 Avenue in Mount Vernon.

10/07/2011

Hamilton Grange - New York, NY (credit: National Park Service)

Stories From Main Street: Alexander Hamilton’s Home Moves In Harlem

Alexander Hamilton’s stately yellow and white federal style country estate has been refurbished and now stands at 141st Street and Saint Nicholas Park.

09/26/2011

Oneil Dasilva (credit: NYPD)

Police Looking For 17-Year-Old Suspect Oneil Dasilva After 8 Shot At Bronx Party

Police say eight people, including children, were shot Sunday morning at a party in the Bronx and now they’re looking for a 17-year-old from Mount Vernon in connection with the shooting.

09/04/2011

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Woman Stabbed Outside Mount Vernon Church In Front Of Choir, Children

Celebration turned to horror Wednesday night after a man walked up to a woman and stabbed her outside the Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church, police and witnesses said.

08/04/2011

Farmers Market (file / credit: clipart.com)

Weekly Farmers’ Market In Mount Vernon Starting Today

After a successful test run, the city is going ahead and bringing in a farmers’ market every Thursday from now until October 27.

08/04/2011

A street is seen in Mount Vernon, NY (file)

Habitat For Humanity Of Westchester Aims To Clean Up Mount Vernon

In a city that is often only noted for crime and poverty, it’s hard to see the beauty of Mount Vernon, with the trash and abandoned lots around the city.

07/29/2011

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Mt. Vernon Playground Site Of Fatal Shooting

Police said the man was shot once in the chest inside a playground near South Seventh Avenue and West Fourth Street in Mount Vernon.

06/27/2011

Prom Dress - File / Photo: AP

It’s Already Prom Season In Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon is hosting a prom expo later this week at the Doles Community Center.

02/22/2011

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