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  • Health advisory issued for fish from contaminated waters

    Health advisory issued for fish from contaminated waters

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-07-25 21:25:12 GMT
    State health officials are advising people not to eat fish caught in several waterways around Newburgh after elevated levels of industrial chemicals were found in the fish.State health officials are advising people not to eat fish caught in several waterways around Newburgh after elevated levels of industrial chemicals were found in the fish.

    State health officials are advising people not to eat fish caught in several waterways around Newburgh after elevated levels of industrial chemicals were found in the fish. 

    State health officials are advising people not to eat fish caught in several waterways around Newburgh after elevated levels of industrial chemicals were found in the fish. 

  • Meeting held in Newburgh on water contamination

    Meeting held in Newburgh on water contamination

    Saturday, July 22 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-07-22 21:28:58 GMT

    Residents' concerns are centered around PFOs, the potentially cancerous toxins that were found the city's drinking water supply.

    Residents' concerns are centered around PFOs, the potentially cancerous toxins that were found the city's drinking water supply.

  • Oscar-nominated actor released from OC jail

    Oscar-nominated actor released from OC jail

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:35:15 GMT
    James Cromwell and two other  members of the "Wawayanda Six" went behind bars on Friday after refusiJames Cromwell and two other  members of the "Wawayanda Six" went behind bars on Friday after refusi

    Three members of the "Wawayanda Six," including an Oscar-nominated actor have been released from jail. 

    Three members of the "Wawayanda Six," including an Oscar-nominated actor have been released from jail. 

  • Rep. Maloney weighs in on Coast Guard anchorage site

    Rep. Maloney weighs in on Coast Guard anchorage site

    Monday, July 10 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-07-10 21:14:59 GMT
    © Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and several environmental groups are demanding the United States Coast Guard meet new standards in its ports and waterways safety assessment concerning a proposed anchorage site in the Hudson River.© Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and several environmental groups are demanding the United States Coast Guard meet new standards in its ports and waterways safety assessment concerning a proposed anchorage site in the Hudson River.

    Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and several environmental groups are demanding the United States Coast Guard meet new standards in its ports and waterways safety assessment concerning a proposed anchorage site in the Hudson River.

    Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and several environmental groups are demanding the United States Coast Guard meet new standards in its ports and waterways safety assessment concerning a proposed anchorage site in the Hudson River.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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...

  • 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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