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White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley has been arrested again, this time for witness tampering, criminal attempt and harassment.
The Westchester D.A.'s office says Bradley was arrested about 1 o'clock this afternoon. Bradley is already facing 6 charges for allegedly slamming his wife Fumiko Bradley's hand in a door in February and for tossing hot tea on her in January.
Today's charges allege Bradley, on several occasions between March 5 and April 2, violated an order of protection and approached his wife and demanded she recant her allegations against him. In one instance, he allegedly went to a home in Scarsdale where she and her two children were staying and demanded that, in order to "save his career" say she was crazy or lied in her statement to the police about being abused by Bradley. Authorities say the confrontations were both verbal and physical.
Bradley is due in court April 12. A court date is expected to be announced at that time.
A major internet retailer is expanding in Westchester County. Online grocer Fresh Direct is doubling its presence in the County to provide service to 21 new communities. Fresh Direct offers farm fresh food at prices up to 20% lower than conventional grocery stores, as well as restaurant-quality meals delivered to customers' homes or offices.
Elections are underway today in 16 Westchester municipalities. Voters are choosing trustees, village justices, and a new mayor in Buchanan.
Balloting is taking place in Scarsdale, Briarcliff Manor, Tarrytown, Croton-on-Hudson, Elmsford, Rye Brook, Buchanan, Pleasantville, Larchmont, Bronxville, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Tuckahoe, Pelham, Pelham Manor, and Sleepy Hollow.
In Buchanan, Mayor Al Donohue is facing a challenge from Sean Murray.
Con Edison is dealing with the aftermath of a massive Nor'Easter that has left tens of thousands of people in Westchester without power. The heavy rains and winds took down hundreds of trees and power lines and the utility is estimating that cleanup and power restoration could take several days.
Con Edison has increased its estimate of customers without power in Westchester to over 16,000 as of 5:30 PM.
The bulk of the outages are in the city of New Rochelle, where over 4000 customers are in the dark. Mount Vernon, Scarsdale, and Harrison are also being hit hard.
Con Edison's estimating most customers will be restored between 9 and midnight tonight.
Police in the Bronx have found the body of a Scarsdale physician who went missing Sunday.
Officials say the body of 55 year old Dr. Mona Shimshi was discovered by divers in Eastchester Bay not far from where her car was found locked and abandoned earlier this week.
Shimshi's husband became concerned Sunday when she failed to return home from doing errands.
Republicans now have a candidate for NY State Comptroller. 38 year old Harry Wilson of Scarsdale made it official yesterday announcing his bid to run for the post currently held by Democrat Thomas DiNapoli. Wilson has written letters to Republican Party Chairmen throughout the state announcing his intentions and has received the backing of GOP Chairmen from Westchester, Rockland and Fulton County, where Wilson was born. Wilson has worked at a number of financial firms on Wall Street, including Goldman Sachs. He says his financial roles with those companies gave him the skills necessary for the job. Another Republican whose name has been mentioned for State Comptroller is Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef. Last month, Vanderhoef said he will "Keep his options open," but he has not yet announced plans to run.
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