Today’s Local News

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New Rochelle has $1.4 mil­lion dol­lars on its way. Mid-​​Hudson News Network reports the FEMA fund­ing helps repair dam­age to the munic­i­pal marina and docks from Sandy. The money cov­ers 90 per­cent of the total cost.
People in White Plains con­tinue urg­ing the city to fix Saxon Woods Road. News 12 reports road work has started on the Scarsdale side of the road, but peo­ple on the White Plains side say very lit­tle has hap­pened. White Plains res­i­dents say they only see tem­po­rary fixes. One of them says the Scarsdale side […]
Westchester County gen­eral employ­ees and county police receive the high­est salaries for local gov­ern­ment work­ers in the state out­side New York City. The report from the Empire Center for Public Policy shows non­po­lice employ­ees receive an aver­age over $76,000 per year. County police in Westchester aver­age over $184,000 annually.
Iona went into lock­down Saturday after some­one called say­ing he had an assault rifle. News 12 Westchester reports Yonkers Police received the threat as hun­dreds of teens attended a video game event on cam­pus. Multiple police depart­ments went on a search, but they found noth­ing. The Journal News reports the inves­ti­ga­tion continues.
Eight bridges in Lafayette County are in line for repair or replace­ment. The bridges are located along Mississippi Highway 328 in the town of Taylor, south of Oxford. The state Department of Transportation is expected to start the work in October.
A Cleveland man was shot and killed while dri­ving on Fern Avenue early Friday, accord­ing to the Ashtabula County Coroner’s Office and Ashtabula Police Chief Robert Stell. Shortly after mid­night, Ashtabula police responded to a call of shots fired in the neigh­bor­hood of Fern Avenue and West 47th Street, Stell said. Shortly there­after, Devonte McCurdy, […]
A 17-​​year-​​old Euclid boy has admit­ted shoot­ing a man at Willo Park Apartments in Willoughby dur­ing a drug deal gone bad. Amari Dean pleaded guilty July 25 in Lake County Common Pleas Court to aggra­vated rob­bery with a firearm spec­i­fi­ca­tion. He now faces up to 12 years in prison when he is sen­tenced Aug. 25 […]
Headlands Beachfest is today from noon to 8, and a trio of world-​​class sand sculp­tors will com­pete for a medal. One, Carl Jara, is from Cleveland. The oth­ers are from Daytona Beach Florida and New Hampshire. Also kite fly­ing, kite mak­ing classes, sand cas­tle build­ing con­test, a scav­enger hunt, kayak­ing and pad­dle boarding.
Former Councilwoman Sabra Pierce Scott is get­ting a sec­ond chance. Scott, who resigned in 2009 for per­sonal rea­sons, and two years later pleaded guilty to accept­ing a bribe from a con­trac­tor, has been rehired by the city as the Deputy Program Manager for the Public Utilities Department. Mayor Frank Jackson says he hired her not […]
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 88 of Lake County, will hold its annual life jacket give­away for chil­dren on Saturday, August 2nd. The give­away will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the gazebo at Redbud Park, in Clearlake. Lake County News says, This free life jacket give­away project is made pos­si­ble by a $1,500 grant […]
Come this Sunday, A system-​​wide fare increase on Mendocino Transit Authority buses will take effect. Depending on the ser­vice you can see an increase between 13 to 20 per­cent. Back in May the MTA’s Board of Directors approved the new increase. The one zone cash fare will increase by 20 per­cent, from $1.25 to $1.50, […]
The Lakeport Library will show family-​​friendly movies on the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the children’s room start­ing August 2nd. The movie selec­tion will fea­ture cur­rent releases and old favorites, and will include both ani­mated and live-​​action films. It’s free of charge and open to all ages. Children must be accompanied […]
The 81st annual Valencia County Fair will be held the week of August 16 through the 24th. Fair man­age­ment is hold­ing an essay con­test for kids. If your kid want to enter, they need to write 400 to 500 words on the topic: what does a county fair mean to me, my fam­ily or the […]
A crash Sunday morn­ing sent a local man to the hos­pi­tal after his pickup went off the road near Kit’s Corner. Lake County news says, 47 year old David Ryan suf­fered a punc­tured lung, three frac­tured ribs, two bro­ken ver­te­brae and a frac­tured col­lar­bone in the crash. Ryan was dri­ving his 1994 Toyota pickup southbound […]
For the sec­ond time, a New York com­pany is ask­ing the state engi­neer to okay a water project in Socorro and Catron coun­ties. The com­pany is called Augustin Plains Ranch LLC. They want to build a water pipeline,and trans­port water pumped out of the San Augustin aquifer 142 miles to Rio Rancho. Other water users […]
A group from Penn State, cur­rently in Israel, is being evac­u­ated. 19 Penn State stu­dents, along with 8 fac­ulty mem­bers were in Israel on an archae­o­log­i­cal dig being con­ducted just north of Tel Aviv. The stu­dents and staff were report­edly in a safe loca­tion, but they have now been asked to leave by their trip […]
First Lady Susan Corbett on Thursday, announced the recip­i­ents of the pres­ti­gious Governor’s Awards for the Arts. The annual event hon­ors out­stand­ing Pennsylvania artists, arts orga­ni­za­tions, cul­tural lead­ers, and patrons who have made sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to the advance­ment of the arts. [TAG] Gov. Tom Corbett will present the awards on Sept. 28th.
It was just a few min­utes after mid­night, early this morn­ing, when offi­cers arrested 44 year old Bobbie Barnes of East Bernstadt as she was dri­ving her Oldsmobile on Ky 490 North of London. The prob­lem was, Bobbie was dri­ving from side to side, onto the shoul­der at times, and with no tail lights. Bobbie […]
A Manchester teen was arrested Thursday night after he was stopped for fail­ing to yield the right of way to an emer­gency vehi­cle with lights flash­ing and it’s siren on. 19 year old Adam France was stopped just before 11 last night on Kentucky 192 in London. As they checked his license, offi­cers learned that […]
A London man now most likely regrets tak­ing a shot at two women. Laurel Sheriff’s Officers arrested 29 year old Gary Sizemore of Maple Grove Road on Thursday after­noon around 3:30 and charged him with wan­ton endan­ger­ment after two women said that Sizemore fired a hand­gun in their direc­tion. He’s now being held in the […]
Jackson Energy is warn­ing its cus­tomers about a phone scam. Several of the utility’s cus­tomers have received sus­pi­cious phone calls from some­one claim­ing to be with the com­pany and ask­ing for pay­ment on elec­tric bills. If you receive a sus­pi­cious call about your elec­tric bill, imme­di­ately hang up and call Jackson Energy’s toll-​​free num­ber… 1 […]
A por­tion of KY 687 will be closed next week, begin­ning Tuesday, and will remain closed through Monday, August 11 at mile points 10.511.5… near Hacker Elementary School while road­way con­struc­tion oper­a­tions take place. Detour signs will be in place. Drivers are urged to use cau­tion at this loca­tion and be mind­ful of stopped or […]
Police are inves­ti­gat­ing a home inva­sion that turned into a pistol-​​whipping in Columbia County. WNEP reports, five men forced their way into a home, in the Village of Espy, early yes­ter­day morn­ing and pistol-​​whipped two peo­ple inside near Bloomsburg. The intrud­ers got into the home along Second Street by push­ing in a win­dow air conditioner. […]
A new Texas law has spurred a dra­matic decline in the num­ber of abor­tions per­formed in state. A recent study from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project shows abor­tions declined 13 per­cent over the last year. The study attrib­utes the decrease to tougher state reg­u­la­tion of abor­tion clin­ics. The reg­u­la­tions have forced many clin­ics to close […]
The inves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues into the death of a woman in Northumberland County. She was found dead inside a Grandview Drive home in Watsontown yes­ter­day. Her iden­tity has not been released and there is no word yet on her cause of death. Police are not say­ing whether or not they believe the death is sus­pi­cious and […]