The New Rochelle Fire Department responded quickly to reports of a possible car fire on Webster Avenue near Bon Air Avenue. No one was seriously hurt but the two drivers involved in the crash were badly shaken. There was no fire but the air bags deployed on one of the vehicles.
According to witnesses at the scene, the driver of a beige Nissan Maxima, heading north on Webster Avenue towards the Hutchison River Parkway struck a silver GMA Acadia as it crossed Webster, heading straight across Bon Air Avenue. The Acadia was not badly damaged except for some rear axel damage. The Nissan Maxima was totaled as the entire front end of the vehicle was caved in by the impact of the crash.
"This intersection is dangerous," said a woman who lives nearby. "My daughter was involved in an accident right over there", she said, pointing 50 feet south on Webster.
Neither car was drivable. Safeway Towing was called to the scene.
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Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Laurell Smith, 21, of 311 North Avenue, New Rochelle, New York was convicted today after a jury trial of one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class “B” Felony, for a daytime stabbing on September 18th, 2010 on North Avenue in New Rochelle, resulting in the death of Kevin Williams.
The murder was first reported on Talk of the Sound within minutes of the stabbing. Talk of the Sound was first to report that Kevin Williams had died, turning the case into a murder investigation.
Rico Johnson, 20, of 311 North Avenue, New Rochelle, New York had previously pled guilty on March 11th, 2011 to one count of Hindering Prosecution in the Second Degree, a class “E” Felony and one count of Tampering with Physical Evidence, a class “E” Felony. Johnson will be sentenced on June 14th, 2011.
Krista Leggieri,18, of 311 North Avenue, New Rochelle, New York had previously pled guilty on March 11th, 2011 to one count of Hindering Prosecution in the Second Degree, a class “E” Felony and one count of Tampering with Physical Evidence, a class “E” Felony. Leggieri will be sentenced on June 14th, 2011.Read more
Dr. Beth Nagourney, a medical doctor specializing in perinatal medicine & neonatal medicine and pediatrics at Jacobi Medical Center and the sister of famed New York Times political reporter Adam Nagourney received a visit from the New Rochelle Police Department the day before the recent school board election.
New Rochelle Police Detective Jason Buono and New Rochelle Police Sergeant Barry Johnson informed Dr. Nagourney that a police report had been filed concerning the operator of a minivan with New York State license plate DEK-7801. Dr. Nagourney is the registered owner of a "light blue" (South Pacific Pearl) Toyota Sienna minivan with New York State license plate DEK-7801. Police informed Nagourney that a witness filed a report of a woman driving her vehicle was observed to have stopped her vehicle in front of the Rose Hill Nursery on Webster Avenue, that two kids exited the vehicle and removed a "Cox for Board of Education" campaign lawn sign from the property in front of the nursery.
The police officers advised Nagourney of the laws pertaining to larceny and possession of stolen property. Dr. Nagourney, whose front yard was festooned with campaign signs supporting two Cox opponents, claimed to have no knowledge of the missing signs nor whether her car was used to remove signs.Read more
The New Rochelle Fire Department spent the better of the the early evening today battling a devastating fire at a single-family home at 1 Elizabeth Road in the North End of New Rochelle. The fire began in the kitchen but soon spread out and up the back of the house engulfing the entire rear of the house in flames.Read more
Fire Commissioner Raymond “Doc” Kiernan today announced his retirement from the New Rochelle Fire Department. Commissioner Kiernan has served the City for 45 years. His retirement becomes effective July 30, 2011.
“I certainly had a very rewarding career,” said Commissioner Kiernan. “It was an honor to be head of the New Rochelle Fire Department for so long, and I look forward to new blood carrying it into the future.”
“Words cannot express the impact of the Commissioner’s decades of service to the city,” said City Manager Charles B. Strome, III. “Doc will be severely missed by everyone who lives and works in New Rochelle. He truly is a public servant, who insured public safety for a long period of time.”
Strome indicated that no successor has been named as yet, and that the City would be conducting an extensive evaluation and search in the months to come.Read more
New Rochelle police responding to a report of a possible heart attack last night at 38 Sussex Road near the Albert Leonard Middle School found a mother and two daughters unconscious and near death in the house. The mother and one daughter were found on the first floor, the second daughters was found in her second-floor bedroom.
"I owe everything to the New Rochelle Police, Fire and EMS", said Alicia Popper, the mother of the two girls, Bridget Stack, age 13, and Darcy Stack, age 9. "We wouldn't be alive, believe me".
Popper recalled feeling woozy and sick to her stomach but unsure of what was happening. She thought she might be having a heart attack but when both she and her daughter began convulsing she called 911.
She reached New Rochelle police Sergeant Eddie Hayes.
"It's divine intervention that I called 911," said Popper. "He kept telling me 'stay awake, stay awake' but I couldn't."Read more
It's getting so you need a scorecard this Spring to keep track of all of the criminal proceedings involving New Rochelle school district students and employees. See if you can match the mug shot with the criminal case against these former students, administrators and buildings and grounds employees. Extra points if you can name the crime! In the past month, New Rochelle managed a murder conviction, child rape, attempted armed robbery and an old chestnut for the Huguenots, the classic "no show job" conviction. Way to go, purple!
And faster than you can say "Mary Kay Laterno", we are going to have more fun and games to come. You are going to want to sharpen those pencils as New Rochelle gets ready to play "staff having sex with students" bingo, with your host, Richard Organisciak. Coming soon to a web site near you!Read more
Two New Rochelle High School students, Jermaine McCRead more