WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Here's a look at last week's top stories from around Southern Westchester County.
- Eleven residents from either Westchester, Putnam or Rockland are among 46 people charged in a massive federal mob racketeering bust, according to an indictment by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan. Repeated offender "Patsy" Parrello of Tuckahoe was among those charged.
- A former drama teacher at Horace Greeley High School who is at the center of criminal and civil sex-abuse cases involving former students, accepted a plea deal as his attorney revealed he has "advanced cancer."
- An Eastchester man is dead after plunging nearly 100 feet while hiking along the Eagle Creek Trail near Portland, Ore.
- Metro-North officials released the name on Tuesday of the man struck and killed last Thursday by a New York City-bound train.
- A 23-year-old Valhalla woman involved in a crash on Interstate 287 in Port Chester was accused of driving with a blood alcohol content greater than twice the legal limit and has been charged with driving while intoxicated, according to police.
- Two men from Westchester are among the 214 federal inmates to make the list of nonviolent offenders who had their prison sentences cut Wednesday by President Barack Obama as part of an effort to reform the country's criminal justice system when it comes to certain drug crimes, according to multiple reports.
- Health officials in Westchester are taking steps to protect residents from mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile and Zika.
- Gus's Franklin Park Restaurant has been a jewel in Harrison for 85 years.
- "The Three Christs," a new movie starring Pound Ridge resident Richard Gere, was filming at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville for several days.
- The final suspect in the shooting death of 23-year-old Yonkers resident and Oakland Athletics baseball prospect Michael Nolan pleaded guilty to charges for his role in the incident.
- Chef Bobby Will of Saltaire Oyster Bar in Port Chester will be among the Most Innovative Chefs at September's food and wine festival in Greenwich, Conn.
- When Mount Vernon track superstar Deajah Stevens takes her talents to Rio de Janeiro to represent her country in the Olympics, her mother and sister will be in the stands cheering her on thanks to the help of their community.
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