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As expected, a judge today dropped charges against four Pace University football players arrested the night their fellow teammate Danroy (DJ) Henry was shot and killed by police.
The four, Joseph Romanick,Yves Delpeche, Joseph Garcia and Daniel Parker had been charged with disorderly conduct,obstruction and criminal mischief following the October 17, 2010 shooting of Henry. Romanick had also been charged with felony criminal mischief.
Mount Pleasant Police say a man was shot and killed following a wild disturbance early this morning at Finnegans Grill at 1006 Broadway at the Town Center Shopping Center in Thornwood.
Officials say at 1:19 a.m., a Village of Pleasantville police officer observed a large, unruly group of patrons who had been gathering in front of the bar's parking lot and requested assistance.
It has been almost one year since Diane Schuler of Long Island drove her minivan the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway in Mount Pleasant and struck an SUV head-on, killing 8 people, including herself.
Now, State Police say they've wrapped up their investigation into the July 26, 2009 crash and conluded that Schuler was traveling 85 miles an hour in the southbound direction of the northbound lanes when the tragedy occurred. They also concluded that the vehicle she struck was traveling about 74 miles per hour in the left hand lane of the northbound direction.Her five year old son, Bryan, was the sole survivor of the crash.
A criminal investigation concluded that Schuler was drunk and high on marijuana at the time of the crash. Relatives of two of the victims of the wrong way crash have since filed suit against Schuler's estate.
Administrators, teachers and students of the Mount Pleasant Blythedale School at Blythedale Children’s Hospital celebrated the opening of a new playground with ribbon-cutting ceremony held April 16 at the school. The new playground is designed so that all equipment is accessible to children in wheelchairs. The ground cover is a special artificial grass with extra cushioning so that children who have difficulty walking can still move about independently. Funding for the playground was provided by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.
“The goal of Mount Pleasant Blythedale School is to provide students with the opportunities to engage in the typical tasks of childhood while they receive rehabilitation at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. Nothing is more synonymous with childhood than playing in a playground. Unfortunately, for many of our students the joy of playing in a playground has been an impossible dream until now. Our totally accessible playground makes that dream come true,” said Ellen Bergman, Superintendent of Schools for the Mount Pleasant-Blythedale Union Free School District.
The Mount Pleasant-Blythedale Union Free School District is the only public school district in New York created to educate a hospital population. Students are inpatients as well as children and adolescents receiving rehabilitation and medical services in Blythedale’s day hospital program.
Family and friends are mourning the death of an NYPD cop who was killed after crashing his car in Mount Pleasant early Saturday. 28 year old Raphy Hidalgo lost control of his vehicle around 7:30 Saturday morning as he drove on Route 9 near Sleepy Hollow Road. The vehicle spun out of control and flipped over.
A huge morning mess as Old Man Winter downed hundreds of trees and power lines leaving some 32,000 customers without any power. The resulting mess crippled many Westchester communities, forcing several to declare states of emergency. Yorktown, New Castle, Mount Pleasant.Greenburgh and Yonkers have all declared states of emergency, meaning there is a ban on all unnecessary travel, as cleanup continues.Hundreds of schools and businesses were closed this morning due to the storm.
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