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The latest on local crime and public safety.
Convicted Killer in Gruesome 2007 Triple Murder Sues for Kosher Meals in Prison

Convicted Killer in Gruesome 2007 Triple Murder Sues for Kosher Meals in Prison

Steven Hayes, on death row for the home invasion homicides of members of the Petit family, claims his civil rights are being violated.
Is Anti-Semitism Increasing in CT & NY? Swastikas Found in Wilton, CT and Spring Valley, NY 2 Days Apart

Is Anti-Semitism Increasing in CT & NY? Swastikas Found in Wilton, CT and Spring Valley, NY 2 Days Apart

The Anti Defamation League says there’s a significant increase in violent anti-Semitic assaults in 2014.
Report: Westchester Man Struck by Lightning

Report: Westchester Man Struck by Lightning

The man was hit by lightning while he was fishing at Cove Island Park in Stamford.
UPDATE: Rochester Couple Believed to be on the Plane that Crashed off Coast of Jamaica

UPDATE: Rochester Couple Believed to be on the Plane that Crashed off Coast of Jamaica

The plane took off at about 8:30 a.m. and stopped responding to calls at about 10 a.m.
Reports: Mother Arrested after Leaving 5-Month-Old Baby in Hot Car

Reports: Mother Arrested after Leaving 5-Month-Old Baby in Hot Car

The incident happened in Port Chester in the parking lot of Modell's Sporting Goods on Boston Post Road.
Authorities Make Determination on Alleged Threat to Obama

Authorities Make Determination on Alleged Threat to Obama

Car linked to alleged threat was found in Hamden, CT; Secret Service determines there wasn't a need to make an arrest after investigation.
Two to Six Year Sentence for Guilty Man in 2004 Sprain Brook Parkway Death

Two to Six Year Sentence for Guilty Man in 2004 Sprain Brook Parkway Death

Alberto Plasencia, who threw the asphalt from the Kimball Avenue Bridge, was arrested in 2013 and pleaded guilty in June of this year.
No Charges Yet in President Obama Threat Case, Suspicious Car Found in Connecticut

No Charges Yet in President Obama Threat Case, Suspicious Car Found in Connecticut

Police were able to locate the suspicious car in Hamden on Friday.
Report: State Police Looking for Car in Connection with Threat Against President

Report: State Police Looking for Car in Connection with Threat Against President

Law enforcement authorities are looking for a 2014 silver Volkswagen Jetta driven by a man thought to have made a threat against Obama.
SPCA Completes Investigation of Deceased Dog Washed Ashore in Rye

SPCA Completes Investigation of Deceased Dog Washed Ashore in Rye

SPCA said the dog was humanely euthanized. It did not drown, as they previously suspected.
More Details Emerge in the Killing of Westchester Philharmonic Violinist Mary Whitaker

More Details Emerge in the Killing of Westchester Philharmonic Violinist Mary Whitaker

Before randomly setting upon Whitaker’s summer home, the two suspects robbed another home in Sherman, NY.
New York State Police Enforcing 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Campaign Through Labor Day

New York State Police Enforcing 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Campaign Through Labor Day

State Troopers will be targeting impaired drivers during this month-long campaign.
Report: Two Arrested in Connection with the Killing of Mary Whitaker

Report: Two Arrested in Connection with the Killing of Mary Whitaker

The two arrested appear to be homeless men from the Erie, Pennsylvania area.
UPDATE: Two in Custody in Killing of Westchester Philharmonic Violinist

UPDATE: Two in Custody in Killing of Westchester Philharmonic Violinist

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.