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Officer Leaps Off Overpass to Save Boy

Jessie Ferreira Cavallo saved the teen's life in the daring rescue

(Newser) - A New York cop risked life and limb to rescue a boy she watched jump off a highway overpass. Per the Journal News , Jessie Ferreira Cavallo was on her way to work as a police officer in Westchester County last week when she spotted the young teen on the Saw... More »

Mom Accused of Murdering Baby Had Another Baby Who Died

Jennifer Berry now being investigated for 2008 death of infant son

(Newser) - A 33-year-old Yonkers woman is being held without bail on murder and manslaughter charges after allegedly throwing her newborn daughter to her death out a seventh-story apartment window—and now prosecutors in Westchester are investigating the 2008 death of her infant son, the New York Times reports. "In light... More »

Cops: Newly Retired Officer Killed 2 Daughters, Self

NY town stunned after 'dependable' officer snaps

(Newser) - In what officials in Westchester County, NY, are calling an "unfathomable tragedy," a respected police officer appears to have completely snapped, killing two of his daughters and himself just a month after he retired. Police say Glen Hochman, 52, shot his daughters Alissa, 17, and Deanna, 13, to... More »

Mom Charged in Girl's Death Could Get Her Trust Fund

Nicole Diggs could get cash even if convicted

(Newser) - A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million from the girl's trust fund—even if she's convicted. Nicole Diggs and her husband, who isn't the girl's father, have pleaded not guilty... More »

'Doting' Mom Charged With Killing Son, 5

Lacey Spears may have poisoned him for sympathy: investigators

(Newser) - After a months-long investigation, an Alabama mom has been charged with murder: Prosecutors in Westchester County, NY, say Lacey Spears poisoned her 5-year-old son through a feeding tube, likely in an effort to gain sympathy on social media. She "was intentionally feeding her son salt in toxic levels,"... More »

25 Dead Cats Found in Bags on Trees in NYC Suburb

Authorities investigating discovery in Yonkers

(Newser) - Necropsies will be performed on about 25 dead cats that were found inside neatly-tied plastic bags hanging from tree limbs in a New York City suburb. Authorities say the cats found yesterday morning in a wooded area of Yonkers were in various stages of decomposition. An SPCA official from Westchester... More »

Newspaper Removes Gun Data From Website

'Journal News' move comes after new state law improves gun owners' privacy

(Newser) - The New York state newspaper that enraged critics by making public the names and addresses of gun owners has pulled the information off its website. The Journal News says it's not because of the criticism or threats against staffers , but in part because of a state law that passed... More »

Newspaper to Publish More Names of Gun Owners

Putnam County is next

(Newser) - Gannett's Journal News set off a firestorm this week when it published an interactive map of people with handgun permits in Westchester and Rockland counties. One incensed blogger retaliated with an interactive map listing the addresses of newspaper employees. Well, expect more controversy: The paper plans to publish more... More »

Blogger Posts Newspaper Staff Addresses Over 'Gun Map'

Adds map, photos of publisher's house

(Newser) - The interactive map of gun-owning homes published by Westchester's Journal News inspired more than outrage: Now a Connecticut lawyer has published the home addresses and phone numbers of the Journal News' publisher and 50 employees on his blog , reports Tech Crunch . “I don’t know whether the Journal’... More »

NY Newspaper in Firestorm Over Map of Gun Owners

Irate readers say map tells criminals which houses to rob

(Newser) - A New York newspaper has plopped itself squarely in the middle of America's gun control controversy by publishing an interactive map of homes with gun owners, reports Fox News . The Journal News in Westchester based the map on a FOIA request, and argues that some "residents would like... More »

'Lost, Alone' Mary Kennedy Hanged Herself

4 children were away when her body was found in barn

(Newser) - Robert Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife was a "lost, alone" woman who ended her life at the end of a noose in a suicide in her barn behind her Westchester home, reports the New York Daily News . The body of Mary Kennedy, 52, the mom of four children... More »

NY Politician Busts Boys' Cupcake Stand

Young entrepreneurs ground up in legal Mix Master

(Newser) - A sweet deal turned into a sticky legal mess for two suburban New York boys aiming to raise some dough by selling cupcakes and brownies in a local park. A Westchester County politician called the cops on the 13-year-old kids because they were operating without a license. Young entrepreneur Kevin... More »

Babysitting Aunt Stabbed Nieces: NY Police

Martha Stewart's neighbors recovering from serious injuries

(Newser) - A woman is charged with two counts of felony assault after allegedly stabbing her nieces while babysitting them, the Journal News reports. Lisa Turkki was arrested after the girls she had been watching, ages 7 and 9, were found on the kitchen floor of their Bedford, NY, home—which is... More »

Welcome to the Clintons' $11M Mansion

They've got stables, so that's exciting

(Newser) - Wondering what it’s like to be the Clintons? Click through the gallery for a partial tour of the $10.9 million mansion in New York state they’re said to be buying . Gawker points to the real estate listing , which has even more photos of the 7,000-square-foot house.... More »

Clintons Near Deal on $11M Country Mansion

They're expected to sign deal soon in Bedford Hills

(Newser) - It looks like Bill and Hillary are moving to the country. The Clintons are expected to seal a deal within weeks to buy an $11 million mansion in Westchester County's Bedford Hills, reports the New York Post . (Click through to see photos.) For that money, they get 20 acres,... More »

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