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  • Neighbor says Armonk property being used as illegal landfill

    Neighbor says Armonk property being used as illegal landfill

    Friday, October 13 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-10-13 21:36:09 GMT

    Neighbors in Armonk say a property being illegally used as a dumping ground and landfill is a violation of the town's zoning code and creating a health hazard. 

    Neighbors in Armonk say a property being illegally used as a dumping ground and landfill is a violation of the town's zoning code and creating a health hazard. 

  • Deadly and vast California wildfires could gain momentum

    Deadly and vast California wildfires could gain momentum

    Thursday, October 12 2017 7:31 AM EDT2017-10-12 11:31:07 GMT
    Thursday, October 12 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-10-12 13:08:10 GMT

    Wildfires already well on their way to becoming the deadliest in California history have a chance Thursday to gain even more destructive power.

    Wildfires already well on their way to becoming the deadliest in California history have a chance Thursday to gain even more destructive power.

  • A cigarette, a car backfire: Small sparks can make big fires

    A cigarette, a car backfire: Small sparks can make big fires

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 7:38 AM EDT2017-10-11 11:38:54 GMT
    Wednesday, October 11 2017 8:30 AM EDT2017-10-11 12:30:59 GMT

    A carelessly discarded cigarette, a downed power line, a car's backfire or a chainsaw's pull. Just about anything that can cause a spark could have started any one of the wildfires tearing through California wine country.

    A carelessly discarded cigarette, a downed power line, a car's backfire or a chainsaw's pull. Just about anything that can cause a spark could have started any one of the wildfires tearing through California wine country.

  • Power plant critics protest natural gas power plant

    Power plant critics protest natural gas power plant

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-10-10 21:25:00 GMT

    Critics of a natural gas plant being built in Orange County protested outside a New City courthouse Tuesday ahead of a hearing about the plant being built.

    Critics of a natural gas plant being built in Orange County protested outside a New City courthouse Tuesday ahead of a hearing about the plant being built.

  • Big Tech has big plans to help reconnect Puerto Rico

    Big Tech has big plans to help reconnect Puerto Rico

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 7:23 AM EDT2017-10-10 11:23:25 GMT
    Tuesday, October 10 2017 8:53 AM EDT2017-10-10 12:53:44 GMT

    Big Tech has big plans to help reconnect Puerto Rico.

    Big Tech has big plans to help reconnect Puerto Rico.

  • Rockland completes $1M flood prevention project

    Rockland completes $1M flood prevention project

    Thursday, October 5 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-10-05 18:59:03 GMT

    A $1 million project to prevent flooding at the Minisceongo Creek in West Haverstraw has been completed.

    A $1 million project to prevent flooding at the Minisceongo Creek in West Haverstraw has been completed.

  • 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.

  • Rockland gathers supplies for Puerto Rico

    Rockland gathers supplies for Puerto Rico

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-09-27 17:11:51 GMT

    Rockland officials say for the next four days, people can drop off donations at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona.

    Rockland officials say for the next four days, people can drop off donations at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona.

  • 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. 

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    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.

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    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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