Latest White Plains News

America's love affair with the lawn is getting messy

May. 06, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — LeighAnn Ferrara is transforming her small suburban yard from grass bordered by a few shrubs into an anti-lawn — a patchwork of flower beds, vegetables and fruit trees. It didn't happen all at once, says the mother of two young kids. “We started...

Zurich Ring Cycle focuses on dysfunctional family of gods

May. 02, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Wotan beckoned the other gods to join him in walking to Valhalla, their new home acquired at a high and painful price. Instead of following, they shot him looks of contempt and allowed him to enter on his own. Andreas Homoki’s production of Richard Wagner’s “Das...

Playwright Neil Simon's papers go to Library of Congress

Apr. 25, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of notebooks, scripts, speeches, drafts of letters, artwork and even signed baseballs owned by the late playwright Neil Simon have been donated to the Library of Congress. The collection offers offering historians and researchers access to the creative process of American...

FBI agent kills man who wounded detective at Yonkers bodega

Apr. 20, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An FBI agent returned fire and killed a suspect who shot a police detective Wednesday inside a Yonkers bodega, officials said. The detective, hit once in the stomach, was hospitalized in serious but stable condition after undergoing “emergency surgery for...

USTA promotes Lew Sherr to CEO and executive director

Apr. 12, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Lew Sherr has been selected as the chief executive officer and executive director of the USTA. The national governing body for tennis in the United States announced the hiring Tuesday, saying Sherr will start his new role on May 2. He has been with the...

New York governor unveils stricter sanctions against Russia

Mar. 17, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies and public authorities will cease business with companies that have continued to do business in Russia, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday. The Democratic governor previously signed an executive order banning state agencies from doing...

Man charged in fiery expressway crash that left 2 women dead

Mar. 06, 2022 16:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man has been charged in connection with a fiery crash that left two passengers dead. The crash happened on the FDR Expressway early Friday morning. According to police, the driver of a 2006 Infiniti M35 heading northbound near East 74th Street lost...

Slazinski scores 16 to lift Iona past Quinnipiac 79-61

Mar. 05, 2022 18:09 PM EST

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Quinn Slazinski came off the bench to score 16 points to lift Iona to a 79-61 win over Quinnipiac on Saturday, the Gaels' 13th straight home victory. Nelly Junior Joseph had 13 points and seven rebounds for Iona (25-6, 17-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic...

Pitino says he's committed to Iona, denies Maryland interest

Mar. 03, 2022 16:30 PM EST

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Rick Pitino said Thursday he loves coaching at Iona and is committed to his players amid speculation he could be a candidate for the Maryland job. “The University of Maryland is one of the premier institutions of higher learning,” Pitino said on...

Purdue Pharma reaches new opioid settlement with US states; owners will pay more but remain shielded from lawsuits

Mar. 03, 2022 11:37 AM EST
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Purdue Pharma reaches new opioid settlement with US states; owners will pay more but remain shielded from lawsuits.