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  • Coyote spotted in West Harrison backyard

    Coyote spotted in West Harrison backyard

    Thursday, June 22 2017 10:50 AM EDT2017-06-22 14:50:31 GMT
    Viewer Sarah Molloy tells News 12 the animal crept onto her property around 8:30 a.m. today.Viewer Sarah Molloy tells News 12 the animal crept onto her property around 8:30 a.m. today.

    A coyote was captured on camera in a West Harrison backyard. 

    A coyote was captured on camera in a West Harrison backyard. 

  • Neighbors oppose airport privatization

    Neighbors oppose airport privatization

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 8:58 AM EDT2017-06-20 12:58:40 GMT
    Dozens of protestors holding signs showed up at a board meeting Monday night to speak out about a plan to privatize the county airport.Dozens of protestors holding signs showed up at a board meeting Monday night to speak out about a plan to privatize the county airport.

    Some Westchester residents are speaking out about a plan to privatize the county airport in Harrison. 

    Some Westchester residents are speaking out about a plan to privatize the county airport in Harrison. 

  • ‘Cargo of Concern’ embarks on journey to Washington D.C.

    ‘Cargo of Concern’ embarks on journey to Washington D.C.

    Saturday, June 17 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-06-18 01:19:12 GMT

    A sailboat with special cargo is on its way from Croton to Washington, D.C. with the aim of delivering a message to Congress about keeping the waterways clean. 

    A sailboat with special cargo is on its way from Croton to Washington, D.C. with the aim of delivering a message to Congress about keeping the waterways clean. 

  • 15-foot python removed from home

    15-foot python removed from home

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 9:34 AM EDT2017-06-14 13:34:14 GMT
    A representative for the DEC says the state no longer offers permits for pythons and that it's illegal to have one.A representative for the DEC says the state no longer offers permits for pythons and that it's illegal to have one.

    A change in state law is causing some trouble for an Orange County pet owner. 

    A change in state law is causing some trouble for an Orange County pet owner. 

  • Indian Point shut down due to leak

    Indian Point shut down due to leak

    Monday, June 12 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-06-12 21:44:52 GMT
    Entergy's website says operators have been monitoring what they call slight water leakage during the last few weeks in the Unit 3 Power Plant.Entergy's website says operators have been monitoring what they call slight water leakage during the last few weeks in the Unit 3 Power Plant.

    A nuclear reactor at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan is shut down this morning as crews work to fix a leak.

    A nuclear reactor at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan is shut down this morning as crews work to fix a leak.

  • Volunteers clean up inner-city Newburgh neighborhood

    Volunteers clean up inner-city Newburgh neighborhood

    Friday, June 9 2017 1:08 PM EDT2017-06-09 17:08:55 GMT
    Volunteers are coming together Friday to clean up an inner-city neighborhood in Newburgh.Volunteers are coming together Friday to clean up an inner-city neighborhood in Newburgh.

    Volunteers are coming together Friday to clean up an inner-city neighborhood in Newburgh.

    Volunteers are coming together Friday to clean up an inner-city neighborhood in Newburgh.

  • 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.

  • Wed. marks first meeting of state’s Indian Point task force

    Wed. marks first meeting of state’s Indian Point task force

    Thursday, June 1 2017 10:23 AM EDT2017-06-01 14:23:22 GMT
    In January, officials announced that the Buchanan-based nuclear power plant will close by 2021.In January, officials announced that the Buchanan-based nuclear power plant will close by 2021.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's task force planning for the future of communities surrounding the Indian Point power plant met for the first time Wednesday.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's task force planning for the future of communities surrounding the Indian Point power plant met for the first time Wednesday.

  • New Rochelle gets $250,000 grant for Beechmont Lake

    New Rochelle gets $250,000 grant for Beechmont Lake

    Thursday, June 1 2017 9:20 AM EDT2017-06-01 13:20:12 GMT
    Officials announced Wednesday that the state grant will help restore Beechmont Lake.Officials announced Wednesday that the state grant will help restore Beechmont Lake.

    A $250,000 grant is being used to help a popular body of water in New Rochelle keep its beauty. 

    A $250,000 grant is being used to help a popular body of water in New Rochelle keep its beauty. 

  • All sirens sound during Indian Point test

    All sirens sound during Indian Point test

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 12:49 PM EDT2017-05-31 16:49:38 GMT
    The Buchanan nuclear power plant's test will be heard across Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Orange counties.The Buchanan nuclear power plant's test will be heard across Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Orange counties.

    Indian Point is testing its emergency siren system this morning. 

    Indian Point tested its emergency siren system Wednesday morning.

  • Bear warning issued in Clarkstown

    Bear warning issued in Clarkstown

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 9:43 AM EDT2017-05-30 13:43:57 GMT
    News 12 has obtained pictures of a bear walking around on Rhoda Avenue in Haverstraw.News 12 has obtained pictures of a bear walking around on Rhoda Avenue in Haverstraw.

    A warning has been issued for people in Rockland County after reports of multiple bear sightings. 

    A warning has been issued for people in Rockland County after reports of multiple bear sightings. 

  • 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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