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The Yorktown Teen Center has received $15,000 from the Jack DeVito Foundation of Yorktown Heights to help pay for the Center's major renovation project that's due to be completed by May 1, 2011.
President of the Teen Center's board of Directors, Helena Rodriguez, said, "There are no words that I can come up with to describe the gratitude I have for the Jack DeVito Foundation. I was left speechless."
A 20 year old Yorktown woman was killed Sunday morning in a car crash in Yorktown Heights.
Fire officials say they received multiple calls from neighbors who heard the loud crash around 4:50 a.m. at Hanover Street and California Road. Several were able to extricate the victim before the car burst into flames.
The victim has been identified as 20 year old Lauren D'Amato. They say she somehow lost control of her Honda Accord, and struck two trees. She was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
An early morning fire left a house damaged in Yorktown Heights.
The blaze broke out around 4:53 a.m. at the home at 1600 Summit Street. Two residents at the home were able to safely evacuate.
Officials say the fire was extinguished within 15 minutes.
According to firefighters, the blaze occurred in a section of the second floor and was largely contained to the area. But, while the fire itself was contained, firefighters were forced to make a hole in the roof for ventilation.
The first-ever Miss Westchester and Miss Westchester Teen have been crowned.
On Sunday, September 5, at the White Plains performing Arts Center in White Plains, the two were chosen from among 19 contestants and will represent the County at the 2011 Miss New York USA and Miss New York Teen USA pageant in November.
State Police have this weekend arrested a Yorktown man after a state trooper noticed a 2000 Toyota sienna mini-van with a flat tire traveling southbound on the shoulder of the Taconic State Parkway near Peekskill Hollow Road in Putnam Valley.
Hundreds turned out today for funeral services for a 43 year old White Plains Police Officer, Michael Perry of Cortlandt who died last weekend of a heart attack while chasing a suspect police described as a "career criminal." Officers were brought in by the busload for the funeral service.
Fellow officers and colleagues remembered Perry as a "cop's cop." White Plains Public Safety Commissioner David Chong said the "Entire law enforcement community is broken up by this loss."
Earlier this week, White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley promoted Officer Perry to Detective posthumously.
Perry was interred at Hillside Cemetery in Cortlandt. He leaves behind a wife and twin 6 year old sons.
Around the Country
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- Schumer: Dems slicing budget with scalpel, Tea Party using meat ax - CNN (blog)
- Duke lacrosse accuser arrested in boyfriend's stabbing - CNN International
- House GOP: $4 trillion in cuts - CNN
- Bachmann bids for 'bama eyes - Seattle Post Intelligencer
Around the Planet
- Afghans Continue Protests Over US Quran Burning - Voice of America
- Japan's nuclear workers try to trace leak, dump radioactive water - Los Angeles Times
- OSCE raps Kazakh election, presses for reforms - Reuters
- Newsmaker: Yemen survivor Saleh juggles forces to keep power - Reuters
- France says finds bodies in Atlantic crash wreckage - Reuters