Latest White Plains News

McCowan's layup at buzzer lifts Fever over Liberty in opener

May. 25, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Teaira McCowan's WNBA debut was a memorable one, hitting the game-winning layup at the buzzer. The rookie's shot lifted Indiana to an 81-80 victory over the New York Liberty on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. "I haven't ever hit a game-winner before," said the...

Police rescue man who fell off Jet Ski in Hudson River

May. 25, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. (AP) — Westchester County police say officers rescued a man who fell off his Jet Ski and drifted in the Hudson River for 45 minutes. Marine unit officers were patrolling the Hudson at around 4 p.m. Friday when they spotted an unattended Jet Ski off Croton-on-Hudson. They began a search of...

Watchdog groups urge NY to give US House Trump state return

May. 16, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of government watchdog groups and liberal organizations is urging the New York Assembly to pass legislation allowing congressional investigators to access President Donald Trump's state tax returns. The measure, which passed the state Senate last week, would authorize...

Greenwich woman's long quest leads to her birth parents

May. 15, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — In Hartford, lawmakers this term have been discussing whether men and women who were adopted as infants should have full access to their birth certificates and the names of their birth parents — part of a long-running debate in the state capital that extends back through...

Last section of old Tappan Zee Bridge removed

May. 13, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The last section of the old Tappan Zee Bridge has been hauled away for disassembly. Crews began lowering the 600-foot (185-meter), 5,500-ton (5,590-metric ton) section on Thursday. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says Monday that barges were used to transport the final piece of...

Indiana church helps pay off $1.5M in families' medical debt

May. 13, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A church in southwestern Indiana is helping to pay off $1.5 million in medical debt for families in its community. Jeff Kinkade, pastor at Evansville's City Church, tells the Evansville Courier & Press the church is working with Rye, New York-based nonprofit RIP Medical Debt on...

Last section of crumbling Hudson River bridge coming down

May. 10, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Tappan Zee (TAP'-ehn zee) Bridge will soon be history as crews work to remove the last pieces of the Hudson River span. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the final steps in the bridge's demolition during a boat tour of the site, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of New York...

Ex-day laborer pleads guilty in socialite bludgeoning death

May. 6, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former day laborer who bludgeoned a socialite to death at her family's suburban New York estate has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. The Journal News says Esdras Marroquin Gomez pleaded guilty on Monday and admitted to killing 83-year-old Lois Colley at her 300-acre...

Woman found dead in suitcase had suffocated; ex is charged

May. 6, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut medical examiner says the woman found dead in a suitcase along a road in February had suffocated. The office confirmed Monday that homicidal asphyxia was the cause of death of 24-year-old Valerie Reyes, of New Rochelle, New York. The office did not say whether she...

'Fatal Attraction' killer Carolyn Warmus granted parole

May. 3, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York schoolteacher who was convicted of killing her lover's wife in a sensational case dubbed the Fatal Attraction murder has been granted parole. Carolyn Warmus will be released from Bedford Hills prison as early as June 10 after a three-member panel of the state...