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Police in Yonkers have arrested three men and charged them with transporting high-quality marijuana with an estimated street value of $50,000.
Yesterday, members of the Narcotics Unit, acting on a tip, executed a search warrant at 100 McLean Avenue and arrested the three shortly after a package was sent to the home containing the drug. Police say the marijuana was packed in empty computer destktop casings and was shipped via a private courier service. The pot was vacuum sealed in individual bags and coffee grounds were placed in the box to throw off any scent.
The chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, Ken Jenkins(D-Yonkers) announced today that Westchester's third quarter forecast shows substantial finanancial improvement, predicting a $52 million return to the fund balance.
Word of the surplus came following a presentation to the Budget and Appropriations Committee by Budget Director, Lawrence Soule. The 2010 forecast reflects increases in sales tax revenue of $25.6 million over 2009's figures.
Yonkers police announced today that a $5,000 reward is now being offered for the arrest and conviction of homicide suspect Ronnell Jones. Jones is wanted for a double homicide that took place July 6, 2010 at 77 Locust Hill Avenue.
In addition to the two people killed, four others were injured by gunfire, including a small child.
Anyone with information is urged to call Yonkers Detectives at 914-377-7725. All calls will be kept confidential.
Westchester County Legislator Bernice Spreckman has issued a statement following a mishap at sea involving the Carnival Splendor Cruise ship that left Spreckman, her husband Harry and several dozen seniors from Yonkers stranded along with thousands of other passengers for several days in the Pacific Ocean.
Communities across Westchester County honored Veterans both living and deceased for their service to their country.
Many of the services all the more poignant, as servicemen and women continue to fight in wars abroad in Iraq and Afghanistan. Among those holding memorials and tributes were Peekskill,Cortlandt,Yorktown and Scarsdale to remember the heroes of war. The annual Veterans day parade was held in Yonkers.
In New York City, thousands of veterans marched in the 91st Annual Veteran's Day Parade up Fifth Avenue in Midtown. This year's theme was "Freedom Isn't Free," and the focus was on Korean War Veterans to mark the 60th anniversary of the conflict.
The crippled Carnival Splendor is now docked safely.
Some 4,500 passengers, including Westchester County Legislator Bernice Spreckman and a grou pf about 50 or so senior citizens from Yonkers can now enjoy a hot meal, a warm shower and soon ehad back home. The group has made the best of a difficult situation after an engine fire on the cruise ship Monday knocked out power, leaving passengers without hot water, functioning toilets, phone service,and even a hot meal.Military helicopters made several drops of food and supplies to the crippled ship and there were reports of passengers and crews being served Spam and Pop Tarts.
The 950 foot disabled ship was towed into shore near San Diego this morning.
Westchester County Legislator Bernice Spreckman (R-Yonkers) and a group of seniors, are among the 4,500 passengers stranded aboard a crippled Carnival Cruise Line Ship that suffered a fire in its engine room leaving passengers without air conditioning, phone service as well as running water and flushing toilets. Nobody was injured in the fire, but the Cruise Line has been forced to handle the trying conditions while stuck in the Pacific Ocean about 50 miles off the Coast of Mexico.
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