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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Westchester Philharmonic Violinist Shot and Killed in Her Upstate Home

Westchester Philharmonic Violinist Shot and Killed in Her Upstate Home

Whitaker had been a member of the Westchester Philharmonic for about 25 years.
Pedestians Struck by Motor Vehicle in Hartsdale

Pedestians Struck by Motor Vehicle in Hartsdale

Both victims suffered injuries and were transported to the Westchester Medical Center. The accident is under investigation.
Former Greenburgh Assistant School Principal Frank Gluberman Pleads Guilty to Grand Larceny

Former Greenburgh Assistant School Principal Frank Gluberman Pleads Guilty to Grand Larceny

The checks written by Gluberman were to himself, his two daughters, and to pay property taxes on two homes that he owns.
New York Traffic Safety Committee Releases App to Combat Drinking & Driving

New York Traffic Safety Committee Releases App to Combat Drinking & Driving

Have a Plan mobile app is available for free for all smartphone users.
Motorist, Asleep in Middle of the Sprain Brook, Arrested on DWI Charges

Motorist, Asleep in Middle of the Sprain Brook, Arrested on DWI Charges

Francisco Montalvo Jr. of White Plains was arrested in Greenburgh.
Tourneau Watch Store in The Westchester Robbed at Gunpoint: Reports

Tourneau Watch Store in The Westchester Robbed at Gunpoint: Reports

No injuries were reported in the smash-and-grab robbery Sunday.
Amish Sisters' Kidnappers Were On the Prowl

Amish Sisters' Kidnappers Were On the Prowl

The girls were sexually abused, officials say.
U.S. Attorney: Three Charged in Connection with Deadly Carjacking

U.S. Attorney: Three Charged in Connection with Deadly Carjacking

Bharara praised the outstanding work of the FBI, the Yonkers Police Department, and the New York City Police Department.
State Police Launch DWI Crackdown This Weekend

State Police Launch DWI Crackdown This Weekend

Over Labor Day Weekend 2013, the State Police made 180 DWI arrests and issued more than 9,000 traffic tickets.
Guilty Plea in Bank-Robbing Spree

Guilty Plea in Bank-Robbing Spree

10 months, 4 states, 7 banks...plus a convenience store
Wrongway Driver, 2 Deaths in Morning Thruway Crash

Wrongway Driver, 2 Deaths in Morning Thruway Crash

Police are investigating the 7 a.m. accident in Rockland County.
Prosecutors Appeal Ruling that Overturned Skakel Conviction in Moxley Murder

Prosecutors Appeal Ruling that Overturned Skakel Conviction in Moxley Murder

The state is seeking to reinstate the 2002 murder conviction of Kennedy nephew Michael Skakel.
Bedside Sentencing: Sheldene Campbell, 42, Gets 35-to-Life for Hit-and-Run Killing

Bedside Sentencing: Sheldene Campbell, 42, Gets 35-to-Life for Hit-and-Run Killing

Campbell, a former Rockland County resident, was sentenced at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility while she was bedridden.
Dangerous Trend in New York's State Parks

Dangerous Trend in New York's State Parks

Outdoor fun? Forget Buckle Up New York.
Police Say Elderly Babysitter Molested 6-year-old Neighbor

Police Say Elderly Babysitter Molested 6-year-old Neighbor

The 67-year-old had befriended the parents. Now police are asking if any others' children had contact with him.
Report Ranks Most Dangerous Southern Westchester Communities

Report Ranks Most Dangerous Southern Westchester Communities

Greenburgh was ranked the 43rd most dangerous in the state, but it was still below what the FBI says is average, according to the report.
Gov. Cuomo Signs Law that Closes Revenge Porn Loophole

Gov. Cuomo Signs Law that Closes Revenge Porn Loophole

The bill was introduced by state Sen. David Carlucci (D-Rockland-Westchester), Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) and others.
New York State Police Join I-90/94 Challenge This Weekend

New York State Police Join I-90/94 Challenge This Weekend

New York State Troopers are joining forces with 14 other states for the I-90/94 Challenge, a collaborative effort to prevent accidents.
UPDATE: Drag Racing Contributed to Fatal Saw Mill Crash, Say Cops

UPDATE: Drag Racing Contributed to Fatal Saw Mill Crash, Say Cops

The accident occurred in Dobbs Ferry at the Ashford Avenue Bridge.
Man Arrested on DWI Charges Attacks Westchester Police Officers During Booking: Police

Man Arrested on DWI Charges Attacks Westchester Police Officers During Booking: Police

One of the officers who was attacked required treatment for minor injuries following the incident at Westchester Medical Center.