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While police are still mum about a potential motive in the slaying of 18 year old Manhattanville College student Marissa Pagli, sources say Pagli was killed by her mother, who then attempted to hang herself. Pagli was reportedly found Monday by her father, who is a maintenance supervisor at the school. College President Molly Easo Smith and Acting Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini have assured students and faculty at the school that they are safe and that the killing was an “isolated family matter.”
Stacey Pagli is being treated at White Plains Hospital. Her condition has not been released. Marissa Pagli was an avid vollyball player who graduated from Harrison High School in 2009.
Officials at Manhattanville College have issued a statement saying the victim of yesterday's tragedy is Marissa Pagli. Pagli, who lived on campus with her parents, was found dead in the college's staff housing Monday. Her body was discovered at 12:15 p.m. Her mother was found unconscious in the apartment. She is reportedly at White Plains Hospital Center for treatment of her injuries. Police have confirmed that they are investigating a homicide at the campus, but no other details about the crime were released. Manhattanville College issued a statement reading:
"Marissa was beloved by all who knew her. An avid volleyball player, she grew up on our campus and many of our staff and faculty knew her long before she enrolled as a freshman at the College. Beautiful within and without, she brought laughter and joy to many of you, qualities we must now remember and honor as we celebrate her life. For those who did not know her personally, Marissa will always be the friendship they missed, the company they might have known, the classmate they would have loved. Together we extend our love and compassion to Marissa's family who have been a part of ours for many years."
Officials at Manhattanville College have issued a statement to parents and students at the school seeking to reassure them that the "campus is safe and secure and that police are assuring them that (today's) incident is an isolated one."
Authorities at the school say they are saddened by the death of one of their students who "Has been part of the community for many years." They add they are cooperating fully with the police investigation into the student's death. Police would only confirm that they're investigating a homicide.
It's happened again!
There's been another wrong way driver on the Taconic State Parkway, only this time there were luckily no injuries. State Police say a 70 year old North Carolina Man has been taken into custody for evaluation after he apprently drove five miles the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway early Sunday before he was finally pulled over around 4 a.m. in Mount Pleasant.
An off-duty Mount Vernon detective is dead following a two car collision in downtown Mount Vernon. Detective Stanley Rice was taken to Mount Vernon hospital where he was pronounced dead. Officials say Rice was heading west on West Second Street around 6:45 p.m. Thursday when he collided with an eastbound car driven by 25 year old Nathaniel Boncamper of Mount Vernon. Police say Boncamper was apparently getting ready to make a right turn onto South 12th Avenue when the crash occurred.
A Yonkers man is under arrest following an early morning break in at the Homefield Deli at 970 Saw Mill River Road. Police responded to an alarm activation around 1:45 a.m. this morning and discovered the suspect allegedly attempting to steal a bag filled with 399 packs of cigarettes (approximate value of $3571) as well as $604 in cash and coins.
Under arrest is 42 year old Ronald Colt of 60 Morrow Avenue. He's been charged with 3rd Degree burglary, 3rd Degree Grand Larceny, 3rd Degree Criminal Mischief and Possession of Burglar's tools. Colt is due to be arraigned today in Yonkers Criminal Court. Police say Colt has an extensive criminal history, including 18 arrests and 14 felony convictions since 1986.
A Westchester babysitter is under arrest after police allegedly found her with 25 pounds of marijuana and a five year old child in her car. Westchester County police say the woman, 36 year old Laverne Johnson of South 12th Avenue, Mount Vernon, was stopped by police shortly after she picked up a box that had been left for her at a home on Chatfield Avenue in Yonkers where she works as a babysitter. Police say the child in the car was Johnson's.
Cops say they were tipped off about a possible drug deal at the home and had placed it under surveillance. They moved in with a narcotics K-9, which detected the smell of drugs inside the box. Police discovered it had 24.5 pounds of marijuana wrapped in heavy layers of plastic wrap. They estimate the pot had a street value of at least $25,000.
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