Afternoon News Update 8/17

I’m Patrick Flood with your WRCR News, It’s Wednesday August 17th.

Police have released camera footage of the man who robbed the Chase bank on Route 9W in Haverstraw. The suspect was a white man who appeared to be in his 30s and had a distinctive scar on his face. He was also wearing a black shirt, baseball cap, and sunglasses during the robbery which occurred on Monday evening. Anyone who may have information on the incident can call the Haverstraw police at 845-354-1500.

The Palisades Center owners are suing the town of Clarkstown in an attempt to override a town-imposed restriction that’s preventing them from expanding their retail space. The Palisades Center Mall currently has 1.8 million square feet of public space, but if the owners get their way, the mall would have 3.05 million square feet of public space. The area of the mall that would see a boost in retail stores would be the space on the north side of the mall, near the ice skating rink and above Lord & Taylor. The restrictions were put in place back in 1996, when construction of the mall started.

Parts of the Lower Hudson Valley are still without power today after thunderstorms ripped through the area on Tuesday night. Roughly 2,400 Con Edison customers lost power before 10 p.m. last night, after storms with 40-mph winds blew through Westchester. Most of those customers have had their power restored; however there are still over three hundred customers without electricity. Con Edison says these homes should have electricity restored by this afternoon.

The Rockland Boulders continue their series against the Trois-Rivieres Aigles in Canada tonight with another double header; the first game is scheduled for 5:05 pm.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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