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  • Federal officials address Newburgh's toxic water

    Federal officials address Newburgh's toxic water

    Thursday, November 15 2018 8:14 PM EST2018-11-16 01:14:32 GMT

    Federal officials on Thursday addressed Newburgh's toxic water issue for the first time since the contamination was linked to a nearby military base in 2016.

    Federal officials on Thursday addressed Newburgh's toxic water issue for the first time since the contamination was linked to a nearby military base in 2016.

  • Families mourn as first victims of California fire are named

    Families mourn as first victims of California fire are named

    Monday, November 12 2018 6:46 AM EST2018-11-12 11:46:13 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 8:14 PM EST2018-11-14 01:14:14 GMT
    The growth and destructive power of a Southern California wildfire have been slowed to a crawl.The growth and destructive power of a Southern California wildfire have been slowed to a crawl.

    The flames all but obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise, population 27,000, and ravaged surrounding areas last Thursday.

    The flames all but obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise, population 27,000, and ravaged surrounding areas last Thursday.

  • New Rochelle may use $10M grant on NYC-style high line

    New Rochelle may use $10M grant on NYC-style high line

    Friday, November 9 2018 5:37 PM EST2018-11-09 22:37:52 GMT
    City officials in New Rochelle are toying with the idea of using a $10 million grant for a New York City-style high line.City officials in New Rochelle are toying with the idea of using a $10 million grant for a New York City-style high line.
    City officials in New Rochelle are toying with the idea of using a $10 million grant for a New York City-style high line.City officials in New Rochelle are toying with the idea of using a $10 million grant for a New York City-style high line.

    City officials in New Rochelle are toying with the idea of using a $10 million grant for a New York City-style high line.

    City officials in New Rochelle are toying with the idea of using a $10 million grant for a New York City-style high line.

  • Black mold shuts down Yonkers school

    Black mold shuts down Yonkers school

    Tuesday, September 25 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-09-25 21:41:40 GMT

    The discovery of black mold has shut down a Yonkers school for the foreseeable future.

    The discovery of black mold has shut down a Yonkers school for the foreseeable future.

  • Mt. Vernon mayor, City Council battle over cleanup of waterways

    Mt. Vernon mayor, City Council battle over cleanup of waterways

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-06-26 21:17:49 GMT
    Mayor Richard Thomas says City Council members aren't doing enough to clean up local waterways.Mayor Richard Thomas says City Council members aren't doing enough to clean up local waterways.
    Mayor Richard Thomas says City Council members aren't doing enough to clean up local waterways.Mayor Richard Thomas says City Council members aren't doing enough to clean up local waterways.

    Mayor Richard Thomas says City Council members aren't doing enough to clean up local waterways.

    Mayor Richard Thomas says City Council members aren't doing enough to clean up local waterways.

  • Firefighter battles for life after getting flu

    Firefighter battles for life after getting flu

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:48 AM EST2018-02-22 12:48:21 GMT

    A young New City firefighter continues to battle serious complications from the flu.    

    A young New City firefighter continues to battle serious complications from the flu.    

  • Arctic blast keeps warming centers open

    Arctic blast keeps warming centers open

    Friday, December 29 2017 5:10 PM EST2017-12-29 22:10:55 GMT
    Many communities have opened warming centers for not only the homeless, but also for people whose homes just don’t have enough heat to keep warm.Many communities have opened warming centers for not only the homeless, but also for people whose homes just don’t have enough heat to keep warm.

    The arctic blast that has kept temperatures well below freezing across the Hudson Valley is not only uncomfortable but it can be very dangerous, especially for the elderly and little ones.

    The arctic blast that has kept temperatures well below freezing across the Hudson Valley is not only uncomfortable but it can be very dangerous, especially for the elderly and little ones.

  • Cuomo spearheads more aid to Puerto Rico

    Cuomo spearheads more aid to Puerto Rico

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 11:26 AM EDT2017-10-03 15:26:57 GMT

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo was at the Westchester County Airport in Harrison this morning, spearheading the effort to bring much needed supplies to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo was at the Westchester County Airport in Harrison this morning, spearheading the effort to bring much needed supplies to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

  • Trump says US will abandon global climate accord

    Trump says US will abandon global climate accord

    Thursday, June 1 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-06-01 20:05:14 GMT
    Thursday, June 1 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-06-02 01:06:46 GMT
    President Donald Trump said Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad. He said the U.S. would try to negotiPresident Donald Trump said Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad. He said the U.S. would try to negoti

    President Donald Trump said Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad. He said the U.S. would try to negotiate re-entry on better terms.

    President Donald Trump said Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad. He said the U.S. would try to negotiate re-entry on better terms.

  • Coyote spotted in Tappan

    Coyote spotted in Tappan

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:14 AM EDT2017-04-26 13:14:11 GMT
    A viewer sent in a picture to News 12 of coyote walking the streets in Tappan.A viewer sent in a picture to News 12 of coyote walking the streets in Tappan.

    There has been a coyote sighting in Rockland County. A viewer sent in a picture to News 12 of coyote walking the streets in Tappan.

    There has been a coyote sighting in Rockland County. A viewer sent in a picture to News 12 of coyote walking the streets in Tappan.

  • Youth baseball program blames city for poor field conditions

    Youth baseball program blames city for poor field conditions

    While Saturday marked opening day for a Yonkers youth baseball program, several coaches are blaming the city for the poor conditions of their designated field. "The drains are clogged, the city refuses to bring in dirt," said Coach Bill DiFonzo, of Dunwoodie Youth Association. "We can't get the kids on the field." News 12 has been told that Cook Field was not ready for opening day due to a drainage problem that the city has failed to fix. "Nothing is g...

    While Saturday marked opening day for a Yonkers youth baseball program, several coaches are blaming the city for the poor conditions of their designated field. "The drains are clogged, the city refuses to bring in dirt," said Coach Bill DiFonzo, of Dunwoodie Youth Association. "We can't get the kids on the field." News 12 has been told that Cook Field was not ready for opening day due to a drainage problem that the city has failed to fix. "Nothing is g...

  • Tarrytown asks residents to conserve water

    Tarrytown asks residents to conserve water

    Tarrytown village residents and businesses are being urged to immediately reduce their water consumption until further notice.Tarrytown village residents and businesses are being urged to immediately reduce their water consumption until further notice.

    Tarrytown village residents and businesses are being urged to immediately reduce their water consumption until further notice. 

    Tarrytown village residents and businesses are being urged to immediately reduce their water consumption until further notice. 

  • White Plains H.S. celebrates Earth week

    White Plains H.S. celebrates Earth week

    White Plains High School is celebrating Earth week by discussing important environmental issues. 

    White Plains High School is celebrating Earth week by discussing important environmental issues. 

  • Transformer fire knocks out power for hundreds

    Transformer fire knocks out power for hundreds

    Fire officials say the transformer exploded and caught fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Oregon and Pump House roads.Fire officials say the transformer exploded and caught fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Oregon and Pump House roads.

    A transformer fire in Cortlandt Manor knocked out power for hundreds of homes overnight. Fire officials say the transformer exploded and caught fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Oregon and Pump House roads. T

    A transformer fire in Cortlandt Manor knocked out power for hundreds of homes overnight. Fire officials say the transformer exploded and caught fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Oregon and Pump House roads. T

  • Yorktown residents rally over reduced wetlands

    Yorktown residents rally over reduced wetlands

    Dozens rallied outside a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday to protest a proposal that would reduce the number of protected wetlands in the town.Dozens rallied outside a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday to protest a proposal that would reduce the number of protected wetlands in the town.

    Some Yorktown residents are speaking out about a law that could impact their environment. 

    Some Yorktown residents are speaking out about a law that could impact their environment. 

  • Baby falcons hatch on Tappan Zee Bridge

    Baby falcons hatch on Tappan Zee Bridge

    Photos of the chicks have been posted on the official Twitter account documenting the replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge.Photos of the chicks have been posted on the official Twitter account documenting the replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge.

    A couple of baby peregrine falcons have been spotted on top of the Tappan Zee Bridge. 

    A couple of baby peregrine falcons have been spotted on top of the Tappan Zee Bridge. 

  • Two families homeless after Middletown fire

    Two families homeless after Middletown fire

    Two families are homeless after a fire at an Orange County condominium complex.

    Two families are homeless after a fire at an Orange County condominium complex.

  • News

    Dead dolphin in Mount Vernon raises pollution concerns

    Dead dolphin in Mount Vernon raises pollution concerns

    A dead dolphin found in the Hutchinson River in Mount Vernon has raised questions about water pollution.A dead dolphin found in the Hutchinson River in Mount Vernon has raised questions about water pollution.

    A dead dolphin found in the Hutchinson River in Mount Vernon has raised questions about water pollution.

    A dead dolphin found in the Hutchinson River in Mount Vernon has raised questions about water pollution.

  • News

    Lawmakers, environmentalists seek to halt Hudson River barge plan

    Lawmakers, environmentalists seek to halt Hudson River barge plan

    Lawmakers and environmentalists say they are taking steps to stop the Coast Guard's plan to put more barges in the Hudson River.Lawmakers and environmentalists say they are taking steps to stop the Coast Guard's plan to put more barges in the Hudson River.

    Lawmakers and environmentalists say they are taking steps to stop the Coast Guard's plan to put more barges in the Hudson River.

    Lawmakers and environmentalists say they are taking steps to stop the Coast Guard's plan to put more barges in the Hudson River.

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