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Daily Voice is a local news organization. Our mission is to report on need-to-know local information and up-to-the-minute breaking news. We bridge the “news desert” between national and hyper-local, covering town, city, county, and state. Read Full About Us >

We are apolitical, non-partisan, and as fair and complete as possible. Readers know we don’t take sides. We do not publish editorials or opinion pieces, nor do we endorse political candidates.

Our reporting is accurate, confirmed, and trustworthy. We report what needs reporting, including from multiple perspectives if possible.

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Westchester Toddler Killed After Being Struck By SUV Westchester Toddler Killed After Being Struck By SUV
Westchester Toddler Killed After Being Struck By SUV A 3-year-old girl from Westchester was killed after being struck by an SUV while crossing the street in New York City. The incident happened just after 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11 in Manhattan at West 135th Street and Lenox Avenue, outside of Harlem Hospital. According to ABC 7, The driver of the Nissan SUV attempted to take the toddler by foot to the hospital, but she was pronounced dead. She has been identified as Jaynelyse Valdez of New Rochelle. Her 2-year-old brother sustained minor injuries, ABC 7 reported. Click here to read the ABC 7 report.
Person Found Dead Inside Burning Vehicle At Shopping Center In Westchester Person Found Dead Inside Burning Vehicle At Shopping Center In Westchester
Person Found Dead Inside Burning Vehicle At Shopping Center In Westchester An investigation is underway after a person was found dead inside a burning vehicle at a shopping center in Westchester County. The incident happened just after midnight on Saturday, July 13, in New Rochelle at the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center at 1062 Wilmot Road. Officers arrived on scene and found a 2019 Honda Accord completely on fire.  The sole occupant in the vehicle was found in the drivers’ seat deceased, according to Captain J. Collins Coyne, the commander of the New Rochelle Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. New Rochelle fi…
Allentown Cheerleader, Rising Sophomore Gabby Velazquez Dies Suddenly, School Says Allentown Cheerleader, Rising Sophomore Gabby Velazquez Dies Suddenly, School Says
Allentown Cheerleader, Rising Sophomore Gabby Velazquez Dies Suddenly, School Says An Allentown Catholic high school has announced the death of one of its students. Gabriella "Gabby" Velazquez, a rising sophomore at Allentown Central Catholic High School died suddenly, the school announced on Friday, July 12.  A cause of death was not provided. World Cup Easton, an area cheer squad, said Velazquez was "a vibrant, loud, positive light." "She always kept you smiling and laughing. If anything in this world made Gabby happy, it was cheerleading. Her dream was to compete at Worlds and last year, she achieved that goal." Services have not yet been finalized.
Videos Show Moment 'Bling Bishop' Robber Was Shot Dead At NJ Motel By US Marshals Agents Videos Show Moment 'Bling Bishop' Robber Was Shot Dead At NJ Motel By US Marshals Agents
Videos Show Moment 'Bling Bishop' Robber Was Shot Dead At NJ Motel By US Marshals Agents The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has released body-worn camera and surveillance footage of an officer-involved shooting that left a 41-year-old New York man dead. Just after 2 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2024, 2:05 p.m., US Marshals agents arrived at a Route 1 motel in Monmouth Junction within South Brunswick to execute an arrest warrant on Shamar Leggette, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said. As previously reported by Daily Voice, Leggette had been wanted for robbing "Bling Bishop" Lamor Whitehead from Paramus in Bergen County. About 40 minutes after authorities…
Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Hudson Valley Home, Police Say Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Hudson Valley Home, Police Say
Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Hudson Valley Home, Police Say This story has been updated.  A 38-year-old man was apprehended after allegedly trying to break into a home in a residential neighborhood in the Hudson Valley, police said.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Thursday, July 11 around 2:20 p.m., when a domestic disturbance was reported at a home on Orchard Road in the Lake Secor neighborhood of Carmel, according to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo. Arriving officers found a Bronx resident later identified as Michael Melendez bleeding profusely from his arm after allegedly punching a glass panel door in an attempt to ente…
Stop & Shop Closing 32 Stores, Including In Westchester Stop & Shop Closing 32 Stores, Including In Westchester
Stop & Shop Closing 32 Stores, Including In Westchester Stop & Shop announced they plan to close 32 underperforming stores, including seven in New York. The supermarket said on Friday, July 12, that the closures allowed it to take the next steps in its plans to position the company for growth.  Following the closures, Stop & Shop will continue to have a strong presence across its five-state footprint with more than 350 stores.  The company said Stop & Shop associates at impacted locations will be offered other opportunities within the company.  “Stop & Shop is proud of the deep roots and community ties we have de…
New Update: Stop & Shop Announces 32 Store Closings, Including 5 In CT New Update: Stop & Shop Announces 32 Store Closings, Including 5 In CT
New Update: Stop & Shop Announces 32 Store Closings, Including 5 In CT This story has been updated. Stop & Shop announced they plan to close 32 underperforming stores, including five in Connecticut.  The company said on Friday, July 12, that the closures allowed it to take the next steps in its plans to position the company for growth. Following the closures, Stop & Shop will continue to have a strong presence across its five-state footprint, with more than 350 stores. The impacted stores include:  100 Division St., Ansonia, New Haven County 855 Bridgeport Ave., Milford (1360 East Town Road, Milford will remain open), New Haven County 21…
Bergen County Pastor Repeatedly Performed Sex Acts On Child: Criminal Complaint Bergen County Pastor Repeatedly Performed Sex Acts On Child: Criminal Complaint
Bergen County Pastor Repeatedly Performed Sex Acts On Child: Criminal Complaint A 74-year-old Paramus church pastor has been arrested and charged with 21 counts of sexual offenses for disturbing sexual assaults on a girl between ages 13 and 18 for years, authorities announced Friday, July 12. Stephen E. Sweet, the pastor at Grace's Lutheran Church in River Edge, became the center of an investigation on Thursday, July 11, on a tip that he'd sexually assaulted a juvenile in the past, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. ** WARNING: The following news article contains graphic and disturbing information. Reader discretion is advised ** Sweet sexually assaulted…
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Daily Voice is a local news organization. Our mission is to report on need-to-know local information and up-to-the-minute breaking news. We bridge the “news desert” between national and hyper-local, covering town, city, county, and state. Read Full About Us >

We are apolitical, non-partisan, and as fair and complete as possible. Readers know we don’t take sides. We do not publish editorials or opinion pieces, nor do we endorse political candidates.

Our reporting is accurate, confirmed, and trustworthy. We report what needs reporting, including from multiple perspectives if possible.

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Westchester Toddler Killed After Being Struck By SUV Westchester Toddler Killed After Being Struck By SUV
Westchester Toddler Killed After Being Struck By SUV A 3-year-old girl from Westchester was killed after being struck by an SUV while crossing the street in New York City. The incident happened just after 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11 in Manhattan at West 135th Street and Lenox Avenue, outside of Harlem Hospital. According to ABC 7, The driver of the Nissan SUV attempted to take the toddler by foot to the hospital, but she was pronounced dead. She has been identified as Jaynelyse Valdez of New Rochelle. Her 2-year-old brother sustained minor injuries, ABC 7 reported. Click here to read the ABC 7 report.
Person Found Dead Inside Burning Vehicle At Shopping Center In Westchester Person Found Dead Inside Burning Vehicle At Shopping Center In Westchester
Person Found Dead Inside Burning Vehicle At Shopping Center In Westchester An investigation is underway after a person was found dead inside a burning vehicle at a shopping center in Westchester County. The incident happened just after midnight on Saturday, July 13, in New Rochelle at the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center at 1062 Wilmot Road. Officers arrived on scene and found a 2019 Honda Accord completely on fire.  The sole occupant in the vehicle was found in the drivers’ seat deceased, according to Captain J. Collins Coyne, the commander of the New Rochelle Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. New Rochelle fi…
Allentown Cheerleader, Rising Sophomore Gabby Velazquez Dies Suddenly, School Says Allentown Cheerleader, Rising Sophomore Gabby Velazquez Dies Suddenly, School Says
Allentown Cheerleader, Rising Sophomore Gabby Velazquez Dies Suddenly, School Says An Allentown Catholic high school has announced the death of one of its students. Gabriella "Gabby" Velazquez, a rising sophomore at Allentown Central Catholic High School died suddenly, the school announced on Friday, July 12.  A cause of death was not provided. World Cup Easton, an area cheer squad, said Velazquez was "a vibrant, loud, positive light." "She always kept you smiling and laughing. If anything in this world made Gabby happy, it was cheerleading. Her dream was to compete at Worlds and last year, she achieved that goal." Services have not yet been finalized.
Videos Show Moment 'Bling Bishop' Robber Was Shot Dead At NJ Motel By US Marshals Agents Videos Show Moment 'Bling Bishop' Robber Was Shot Dead At NJ Motel By US Marshals Agents
Videos Show Moment 'Bling Bishop' Robber Was Shot Dead At NJ Motel By US Marshals Agents The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has released body-worn camera and surveillance footage of an officer-involved shooting that left a 41-year-old New York man dead. Just after 2 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2024, 2:05 p.m., US Marshals agents arrived at a Route 1 motel in Monmouth Junction within South Brunswick to execute an arrest warrant on Shamar Leggette, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said. As previously reported by Daily Voice, Leggette had been wanted for robbing "Bling Bishop" Lamor Whitehead from Paramus in Bergen County. About 40 minutes after authorities…
Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Hudson Valley Home, Police Say Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Hudson Valley Home, Police Say
Update: Drunk Man Apprehended While Trying To Break Into Hudson Valley Home, Police Say This story has been updated.  A 38-year-old man was apprehended after allegedly trying to break into a home in a residential neighborhood in the Hudson Valley, police said.  The incident happened in Putnam County on Thursday, July 11 around 2:20 p.m., when a domestic disturbance was reported at a home on Orchard Road in the Lake Secor neighborhood of Carmel, according to Carmel Police Lt. Michael Bodo. Arriving officers found a Bronx resident later identified as Michael Melendez bleeding profusely from his arm after allegedly punching a glass panel door in an attempt to ente…
Stop & Shop Closing 32 Stores, Including In Westchester Stop & Shop Closing 32 Stores, Including In Westchester
Stop & Shop Closing 32 Stores, Including In Westchester Stop & Shop announced they plan to close 32 underperforming stores, including seven in New York. The supermarket said on Friday, July 12, that the closures allowed it to take the next steps in its plans to position the company for growth.  Following the closures, Stop & Shop will continue to have a strong presence across its five-state footprint with more than 350 stores.  The company said Stop & Shop associates at impacted locations will be offered other opportunities within the company.  “Stop & Shop is proud of the deep roots and community ties we have de…
New Update: Stop & Shop Announces 32 Store Closings, Including 5 In CT New Update: Stop & Shop Announces 32 Store Closings, Including 5 In CT
New Update: Stop & Shop Announces 32 Store Closings, Including 5 In CT This story has been updated. Stop & Shop announced they plan to close 32 underperforming stores, including five in Connecticut.  The company said on Friday, July 12, that the closures allowed it to take the next steps in its plans to position the company for growth. Following the closures, Stop & Shop will continue to have a strong presence across its five-state footprint, with more than 350 stores. The impacted stores include:  100 Division St., Ansonia, New Haven County 855 Bridgeport Ave., Milford (1360 East Town Road, Milford will remain open), New Haven County 21…
Bergen County Pastor Repeatedly Performed Sex Acts On Child: Criminal Complaint Bergen County Pastor Repeatedly Performed Sex Acts On Child: Criminal Complaint
Bergen County Pastor Repeatedly Performed Sex Acts On Child: Criminal Complaint A 74-year-old Paramus church pastor has been arrested and charged with 21 counts of sexual offenses for disturbing sexual assaults on a girl between ages 13 and 18 for years, authorities announced Friday, July 12. Stephen E. Sweet, the pastor at Grace's Lutheran Church in River Edge, became the center of an investigation on Thursday, July 11, on a tip that he'd sexually assaulted a juvenile in the past, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. ** WARNING: The following news article contains graphic and disturbing information. Reader discretion is advised ** Sweet sexually assaulted…
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