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Rockland grand jury declines to indict 21-year-old man in Stony Point fatal shooting

STONY POINT - A Rockland grand jury has declined to charge a 21-year-old Garnerville resident with murder in the September shooting of another man on Mott Farm Road during a domestic confrontation, authorities said. Javier Medina Jr. spent three days in the county jail without bail after his arrest on the Stony Point police charge of second-degree murder. The grand jury returned the no-bill on Friday, the first day of the panel's month-long session. ...

Mount Vernon man indicted for manslaughter in 2021 crash that killed two, injured a third

WHITE PLAINS - A Westchester County grand jury has indicted a Mount Vernon man who was the driver in a 2021 crash in which two people died and a third was seriously injured. Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah said Anthony Rose, 20, was indicted on two counts of second-degree manslaughter, two counts of criminally negligent homicide and one count of second-degree assault, all felonies, and third-degree assault and reckless driving, both misdemeanors.

News Briefs: January 27

Greenwich Fire Dept. Dispatched to Help Westchester County. On January 19th, The Greenwich Fire Department received a request for aid from Westchester County. The Sound Beach Water Rescue Unit/Dive Team was then dispatched to respond to the Westchester County Airport for an incident involving a missing aircraft. Later that evening, the aircraft was located in a heavily wooded area next to Rye Lake. Neither occupant of the aircraft survived.
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SEE IT: School bus smashes into New Jersey home, shifting foundation

A New Jersey school bus crashed into a home Friday morning after dropping off its students. The bus was empty at around 8:30 a.m. following a stop at the Essex County Vocational School 3 miles away from the crash site on Passaic Avenue in West Caldwell. Its impact upon hitting the home shifted the foundation, compromised the stability of the home, crumpled the front engine of the bus, and broke its windshield, according to West Caldwell Police.

Three Church Parking Lot Thefts Led to One Man, Paramus Police Said

PARAMUS, NJ - A Ramsey man is accused of stealing cash from cars parked in the Armenian Presbyterian Church lot on Forest Avenue. Police arrested Garo Altunyan, 64, of Ramsey, for 3 incidents of Burglary to Auto. On December 27, 2022 the police responded to the church when the victim reported $1,200 cash had been stolen from his parked car.   Police were able to determine two similar events had occurred in the same church parking on March 10, 2022 and on August 23, 2022. Police were able to develop a suspect vehicle in these thefts. After staking out the vehicle, police identified Altunyan as the actor in these thefts.   On January 25, 2023, Altunyan turned himself in to the Paramus Police Department. He was then arrested, booked and processed. He was released on his own recognizance until his initial court appearance. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Anyone with further information in regards to this case should contact Detective Josh Capizzi at 201-262-3400 ext. 1438

WINNERS: Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Players Split $494K

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Family of Ft. Rucker soldier believes death is a cover-up

BRONX, NY (WPIX) — After two weeks of an investigation into the murder of a Fort Rucker soldier, the family of the victim is finally speaking out on the case. It’s been more than two weeks since a fellow soldier allegedly killed private first class Abdul Latifu junior on the grounds of the Fort Rucker Army base in Alabama. All they said was it was an altercation.

15-year-old Sentenced for Stabbing Rival Cheerleader to Death at NY High School

A 15-year-old girl in Mount Vernon NY, was sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter after she stabbed a cheerleader to death. According to ABC7NY Kayla Green, 16, died when she was stabbed in the stomach as the result of a ‘long-standing’ cheer rivalry during a huge brawl after the Mount Vernon High School basketball team won the state championship last year.

Five Out-Of-Towners Seized After Paramus Stolen Car Pursuit Ends In Englewood Crash

An Essex County quintet was arrested by Paramus police following the pursuit of a stolen Dodge Challenger that crashed in Englewood. Officer Slavko Bajovic spotted the stolen muscle car on southbound Route 17 after hearing an alert that it was involved in an attempted vehicle theft in Ridgewood shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said.