Arthur Keenan to Testify in Judith Clarke Parole Hearing

Former Nyack police officer, Arthur Keenan has decided to testify this Friday at the parole hearing for Judith Clarke. Keenan was shot in the thigh and grazed across the stomach during the shootout following the Brinks Robbery on October 20th, 1981. Keenan says the Governor’s decision to grant Clarke clemency has triggered his post-traumatic stress disorder, causing him to have sleepless nights and panic attacks. He will give his victim’s impact statement to a state board parole board member this Friday in Albany.   (Source: LoHud)

NYS Police Arrest Wrong way Driver

On Wednesday night, New York State Police arrested a man who was driving on the wrong side of the Taconic State Parkway. The arrest occurred on the Ossining portion of the parkway as the driver was heading southbound while driving in the northbound lane. Police have not released the name of the driver but have stated that the man’s blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit. The driver hit into several cars while driving on the wrong side of the parkway; thankfully no serious injuries were reported.   (Source: Lohud)

New Castle’s Possible Name Change

The town of New Castle, in Westchester, is considering changing its name to Chappaqua. The New Castle Town Board has been debating the name internally and there is no official proposal as of yet. The already well known town of Chappaqua is a hamlet within the town of New Castle, however board members will only move forward with the name change if it receives overwhelming support from town residents. Town board members are hoping to piggy-back off of Chappaqua’s national name recognition. (Source: LoHud)

Clarkstown Police Arrest Woman Using Fake I.D.

Clarkstown police arrested a Bronx woman on Monday for allegedly using a fake ID to cash a check at the Chase Bank on Route 303. 51-year-old Maria Ruiz used a fraudulent Connecticut license at Chase; Police spoke with the bank manager before placing her under arrest. Ruiz is currently being held in county jail on 15,000 dollars bail.  (Source: LoHud)

Connecticut Residents Arrested over Gun Charges

Two Connecticut residents were pulled over and arrested yesterday on I-84 after authorities discovered two loaded handguns and 110 grams of marijuana in the vehicle. New York State Police initially pulled over 28-year-old Careem C. Campbell and 24-year-old Ashley L. Mann for swerving out of their lane. Campbell was slapped with two felony weapons charges and a misdemeanor charge related to the marijuana, while Mann was charged with one felony for possessing a weapon. The two are currently being held in Putnam County jail in lieu of their respective bails.  (Source: Lohud)

Indian Point to Close

The Indian Point nuclear power plant will close by the year 2021 after the state and the plant’s owner were able to reach a verbal agreement. Reports suggest that the official agreement could be signed at some point in the coming days. The plant’s impending closing has been seen as an environmental victory, however some reports state that the plant’s closing could reduce reliability and increase electric rates. (Source: LoHud)

Nyack’ Flu Policy to Begin on Tuesday

Starting on Tuesday of this week, Nyack hospital will begin to restrict visitors as their precautionary flu policy takes effect. The hospital will encourage visitors to wear medical face masks and use hand sanitizer. The policy also restricts the amount of visitors, children under the age of 13 allowed in the hospital, and any person showing flu-like symptoms.  (Source: LoHud)

Nyack’s Unity Concert Rescheduled

The planners of Nyack’s Unity concert were forced to cancel the show after Saturday’s snow fall became too much to deal with. The concert, which was originally scheduled for 7:30 pm Saturday, has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 14th. The doors for the Unity concert will open at 7 p.m. next Saturday and will feature local bands playing all different types of rock music. (Source: LoHud)

Water Main Break in Ramapo

In Wesley Hills this morning, a water main break has forced the town of Ramapo to close Wilder Road. Authorities responded to the water main break at around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday night and found water flowing down Wilder Road, along with a large opening in the middle of the street. Crews are expected to be working throughout the morning on the issue and are expecting to finish repairs by this afternoon.  (Source: Lohud)

Morning News Update 1/09/2017

In Wesley Hills this morning, a water main break has forced the town of Ramapo to close Wilder Road. Authorities responded to the water main break at around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday night and found water flowing down Wilder Road, along with a large opening in the middle of the street. Crews are expected to be working throughout the morning on the issue and are expecting to finish repairs by this afternoon.  (Source: Lohud)

 

The planners of Nyack’s Unity concert were forced to cancel the show after Saturday’s snow fall became too much to deal with. The concert, which was originally scheduled for 7:30 pm Saturday, has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 14th. The doors for the Unity concert will open at 7 p.m. next Saturday and will feature local bands playing all different types of rock music. (Source: LoHud)

 

Starting on Tuesday of this week, Nyack hospital will begin to restrict visitors as their precautionary flu policy takes effect. The hospital will encourage visitors to wear medical face masks and use hand sanitizer. The policy also restricts the amount of visitors, children under the age of 13 allowed in the hospital, and any person showing flu-like symptoms.  (Source: LoHud)

 

The Indian Point nuclear power plant will close by the year 2021 after the state and the plant’s owner were able to reach a verbal agreement. Reports suggest that the official agreement could be signed at some point in the coming days. The plant’s impending closing has been seen as an environmental victory, however some reports state that the plant’s closing could reduce reliability and increase electric rates.

 

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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