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150 people displaced by apartment building fire in Yonkers

Mar. 13, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — Several fire departments spent 12 hours battling an apartment building fire that displaced about 150 people in Yonkers, New York. The Journal News says the fire in the six-story building was under control by 6 a.m. Wednesday. It had erupted at the top of the building at around 6 p.m....

Judge won't let unvaccinated children back in school

Mar. 13, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge, citing an "unprecedented measles outbreak" in suburban Rockland County, New York, has denied a request to let 44 unvaccinated children return to school. Parents of students in the Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge have sued the county health...

Sojourner Truth monument to honor abolitionist, suffragette

Mar. 12, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York sculptor has been chosen to create a monument honoring one of the leading abolitionists and suffragettes of the 19th century. Gov. Andrew Cuomo today Monday that Vinnie Bagwell, of Yonkers, has been commissioned to create a monument commemorating Sojourner Truth. The Democrat...

Uber driver pleads guilty to kidnapping sleeping passenger

Mar. 11, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who drove for Uber in New York City pleaded guilty Monday to abducting a woman who fell asleep inside his vehicle and then leaving her on the side of a highway in Connecticut. Harbir Parmar, 25, of Queens, faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to...

False alarm prompts massive police presence at NY hospital

Mar. 11, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police rushed to a suburban hospital late Sunday after two patients reported seeing a man with a shotgun, but after hours of searching and reviewing security camera footage, officials concluded it was a false alarm. "There are no victims and at this point, we don't believe there was...

NY lawmakers to hold hearing on Metro-North Railroad

Mar. 8, 2019 12:13 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers are gathering in White Plains for a hearing focused on the Metro-North Railroad. Friday morning's hearing is one of several planned by the state Senate as lawmakers look for ways to improve local transit systems. Lawmakers say that while New York City's subway system...

USTA picks new US Open tournament referee, chief umpire

Mar. 7, 2019 1:02 PM EST

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Soeren Friemel is the new U.S. Open tournament referee, and Jake Garner has been selected to succeed him as the chief umpire for the American tennis major. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the appointments Thursday. Friemel takes over for Brian Earley, who retired after 26...

McGill scores 30 to lead Iona past Canisius 87-80

Feb. 24, 2019 3:44 PM EST

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Rickey McGill had a season-high 30 points as Iona topped Canisius 87-80 on Sunday. Tajuan Agee had 19 points and nine rebounds for Iona (13-15, 11-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), which won its sixth consecutive game. E.J. Crawford added 18 points. Andrija Ristanovic had...

Gist scores 17 to lead Iona over Saint Peter's 62-46

Feb. 15, 2019 9:19 PM EST

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Asante Gist had 17 points as Iona got past St. Peter's 62-46 on Friday night. E.J. Crawford had 17 points for Iona (10-15, 8-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Rickey McGill added 13 points and seven assists. Tajuan Agee had 13 rebounds for the home team. Samuel Idowu had 12...

Authorities say suspect in suitcase death is in US illegally

Feb. 13, 2019 4:19 PM EST

A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in a suitcase in Connecticut is a citizen of Portugal who has been in the U.S. illegally for more than a year, federal authorities said Wednesday as the victim's loved ones gathered for her funeral. Javier Da Silva Rojas, who had been living in New...