Headlines: Mailbox thefts warning, fugitive found in Peekskill, school bus drivers wanted
Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
Stony Point residents are being alerted about rising incidents of mailbox theft. The police emphasize the importance of dropping off mailed checks directly at the post office instead of leaving them in home mailboxes for pickup. They strongly recommend residents sign up for USPS Informed Delivery, a service that provides daily notifications about expected mail. Authorities urge the community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity promptly.
A fugitive facing attempted murder charges in North Carolina has been apprehended in Westchester County. The 26-year-old suspect allegedly fled the state and attempted to evade authorities in Peekskill. Local law enforcement in collaboration with the Secret Service successfully tracked down and arrested the suspect. The individual is expected to be soon extradited to North Carolina.
New York is addressing the shortage of school bus drivers by loosening requirements. The state's DMV is waiving the "Under the Hood" component for the Commercial Driver License road test. This exemption allows new bus drivers to take the road test without inspecting under the hood for issues before starting their school bus routes.