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Pleasantville native Jon Craig is special editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess Daily Voice sites.Jon graduated from Cornell University and received his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He's worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in New York and Ohio and as managing editor for weekly newspapers in Rye, White Plains and Harrison.

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  1. Double Homicide Suspect Arrested As Fugitive In Connecticut

    Double Homicide Suspect Arrested As Fugitive In Connecticut

    An out-of-state fugitive suspected in a double murder was arrested Monday, Jan. 29, at about 4:45 p.m. in Connecticut.Connecticut State Police detectives from Eastern District Major Crime were contacted by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina requesting assistance in locating a suspect wanted for a double homicide in Aiken, S.C.State Police detectives received additional ...

  2. Bridgeport Pays $1.49 Million Settlement For Broken Traffic Light

    Bridgeport Pays $1.49 Million Settlement For Broken Traffic Light

    The city of Bridgeport has agreed to pay $1.49 million to the family of a city resident who was severely injured when he was hit by a car that went through a malfunctioning traffic light, according to the Connecticut Post.Both City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer and Donald Papcsy, who represented the injured man, Henry Cartagena, called the settlement fair.  “It’s a modest settlement ...

  3. Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Two years ago on Friday at a Westchester railroad crossing, a few fateful minutes changed the lives of hundreds of Metro-North commuters and ended with six people dead.Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino called it "a day we never want to deal with." Ellen Brody, 49, of Edgemont had left her job in Chappaqua before encountering a traffic jam along the ...

  4. Person Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station In Harrison

    Person Struck, Killed By Train At Metro-North Station In Harrison

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- An unidentified person was struck and killed by a Metro-North train at the Harrison train station, railroad officials confirmed Thursday.Nancy Gamerman, a Metro-North spokeswoman, said the fatality occurred when an unauthorized person was on the tracks at the station at 1:28 p.m.Gamerman said it was too soon to say whether the person jumped on the tracks or was walking ...

  5. Wappingers Falls Woman Fakes Bank Card Theft After $10,000 'Lost At Casino'

    Wappingers Falls Woman Fakes Bank Card Theft After $10,000 'Lost At Casino'

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- A 32-year-old woman was arrested for falsely reporting her wallet was lost at an airport resulting in nearly $10,000 in spending at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, a village police spokesman said on Wednesday. After a multi-agency investigation with help from the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, local police charged Stephanie Kelly- Sambuco of the Village ...

  6. Three Charged In Attack On Teen That Led To Metro-North Delays

    Three Charged In Attack On Teen That Led To Metro-North Delays

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Three teenagers were charged Thursday after a 15-year-old boy from Mamaroneck was attacked, beaten and robbed near the Mamaroneck train station during the evening rush hour Wednesday.A gang of about 15 teenagers were involved in the assault on the boy before stealing his cellphone, according to police.When police responded to the report of the attack, the ...

  7. Gang Attack On Teen Blamed For Metro-North's Lengthy Rush-Hour Delays

    Gang Attack On Teen Blamed For Metro-North's Lengthy Rush-Hour Delays

    MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Hours of delays on Metro-North trains into Connecticut on Wednesday evening were due to a gang attack on a near the Mamaroneck station, police said Thursday.   Police said they are close to making arrests in the attack on the Mamaroneck teenager, who was beaten and robbed of his cellphone near the train station during the evening rush hour Wednesday.A gang of about 15 ...

  8. Verizon Reaches Tentative Deal With Striking Union Workers

    Verizon Reaches Tentative Deal With Striking Union Workers

    Verizon and striking union leaders said Friday that a tentative contract agreement has been reached.The settlement means a likely end to the 6-week-old strike of nearly 40,000 Verizon union line workers, which caused widespread delays in repairs and new phone and cable TV service orders.The workers’ contract expired on Aug. 2, 2015, and a strike began on April 13, including about 1,500 ...

  9. Verizon Workers In Connecticut Join Massive East Coast Strike

    Verizon Workers In Connecticut Join Massive East Coast Strike

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The nation's largest strike in recent memory began Wednesday as unions representing nearly 40,000 Verizon workers were unable to reach an agreement with the broadband and telecommunications giant. The workers are members of two unions — the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. They include installers, ...

  10. Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- A year ago on Wednesday at a Westchester railroad crossing, a few fateful minutes changed the lives of hundreds of Metro-North commuters and ended with six people dead.Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino called it "a day we never want to deal with." Ellen Brody, 49, of Edgemont had left her job in Chappaqua before encountering a traffic jam along the ...

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