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Headlines: Somers man charged with child porn, Yonkers fire, new tenant board to help Yonkers residents.

Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

Feb 24, 2021, 11:10 AM

Updated 1,211 days ago

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Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
A Somers man, known locally as the "Voice of Iona College basketball" and the "Voice of the Westchester County Center," was arrested Tuesday and charged with receiving and possessing videos and images containing child porn. According to the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, Richard Leaf, 72, allegedly had "deeply disturbing sexual communications with minors." Leaf is charged with one count of receiving child pornography, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, and one count of possessing child pornography, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison
A fire broke out at a home on Scott Avenue in Yonkers Tuesday. Local fire departments responded to the scene to put it out, but no word yet on if there were any injuries or if the cause of the fire is known.         
Yonkers residents who live in apartments with a slew of problems are hoping they will soon have an ally. Mold, chipping ceilings, roaches, rats - are just a few problems residents living in section right housing on Highland Avenue say they've had for years. The Yonkers City Council has voted to create a Tenants Association Board as a place for residents to voice concerns about where they live.


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