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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

Ranaldo Brown and Thomas Whaley. (credit: ncmec.org)

Officials Say Details Of 5-Year-Old Mount Vernon Boy’s Disappearance ‘Shaky’

Ranaldo Brown is back home after being missing for more than 24 hours. The 5-year-old’s mother told police her son had been taken by her ex-boyfriend, 49-year-old Thomas Whaley, early Sunday morning.

07/02/2012

Acts Passed at a Congress of the United States of America (credit: Christie's)

NYC Auction Of George Washington Document Sets Record

George Washington’s personal annotated copy of the “Acts Passed at a Congress of the United States of America” from 1789, which includes the Constitution and a draft of the bill of rights, was sold at Christie’s.

06/22/2012

Property In New Rochelle belonging to Swaziland. (credit: CBS 2)

Westchester Cities Frustrated By Foreign Governments Not Paying Property Bills

A number of houses owned by countries like Mozambique, Swaziland and Ghana in Westchester County have racked up outstanding local taxes. Now officials are trying to do something about it.

05/09/2012

Andre Drummond (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

UConn Center Andre Drummond To Follow Jeremy Lamb, Reportedly Enter NBA Draft

Sophomore Jeremy Lamb declared for the NBA draft on Tuesday, and now freshman center Andre Drummond is doing the same, according to CBSSports.com

04/12/2012

Officer Reginald Velez (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Funeral To Be Held For Mount Vernon Police Officer Killed In Wrong-Way Crash

Hundreds of fellow officers turned out to honor Officer Reginald Velez at his wake Sunday in Yonkers.

04/02/2012

Officer Reginald Velez (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Off-Duty Mount Vernon Police Officer Reginald Velez Jr. Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95

The crash occurred at around 2:35 a.m. near exit 11 on the northbound lanes of the New England Thruway.

03/29/2012

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Police: Victims Ambushed In 3 Separate Mt. Vernon Shootings; Connection Probed

The shootings on the city’s south side were likely a part of a long-running feud — perhaps going back to childhood — among a group of 20-year-olds, authorities said on Monday.

03/12/2012

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

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