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Fire officials say an elderly Yorktown woman was killed tonight following a fast moving blaze at her home at 2957 Mead Street.
The fire was first reported around 7 p.m. after neighbors spotted flames coming from roof of the two story home. Firefighters removed the victim's remains. She has not been identified, pending notification of family, but neighbors say she was 70 years old and lived alone at the home.
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, but officials say it does not appear to have been suspicious in origin.
Westchester County's Crime Stoppers Program is back.
The program is being revived thanks to support from the county's business community and members of the public.
A Cortlandt Manor man, who worked for the Yonkers Department of Public Works, was arraigned today on Official Misconduct and Petit Larceny charges for allegedly stealing road salt from his employer.
It was the wearing of the green in NYC today, as hundreds thousands of people lined up along 5th Avenue to the bagpipe players and drums as well as the traditional marching bands and Irish dancers. Mother Nature dished out a picture perfect day for spectators and participants alike.
Among those on hand for the 250th Annual St. Patrick's Day parade were Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and his wife, Sheila.
It was sentencing day for former White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley.
Bradley was sentenced to three years probation for his conviction on domestic abuse charges against his now-estranged wife, Fumiko Bradley.
Prosecutors had called for jail time, but the judge cited Bradley's lack of a criminal record in determining his sentence. He had faced up to a year behind bars. He was convicted in a non-jury trial of attempted assault and harassment.
Bradley, a former State Assemblyman, stepped down from his post as Mayor last month. A special election to fill the Mayoral seat is to be held on March 31.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino says he and other County officials, including Commissioner of Emergency Services, Anthony Sutton, are on top of the latest happenings in Japan following last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Authorities, he says, have also been in constant touch with Entergy, the company that owns and operates Indian Point, as well as repesentatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Nuclear Regulatory Commision(NRC), the State Office of Emergency Management and the County's congressional delegation.
The County Executive warned that while it is important to follow the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan, it's equally important not to rush to judgement concerning Indian Point. "With regard to Indian Point, it is always safety first. The most important thing we can do right now is gather the facts and do it in a steady,comprehensive way so that we have the best information possible available to us," said Astorino.
Just hours after discovering the body of a missing Carmel man at the Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve, Yorktown Police say they have now recovered the body of a woman.
Yorktown Police Lt. Kevin Soravilla says police received a call at 5:53 p.m. Monday from an ATV rider that the body of a woman was located in a wooded area on Baldwin Road near the Taconic State Parkway in an area often frequented by ATV riders.
The area was secured, he said, and the victim was identified as 40 year old Tina A. Adovasio of the Bronx.
He says the NYPD is now investigating along with the Westchester County District Attorney's Office.
The Westchester County Department of Public Safety assisted in the initial investigation, said Soravilla. The case is being treated as a homicide and the body has been taken to the Westchester Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
Adovasio has been missing from her Bronx home since Friday. She worked as a nurse at the Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle.
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