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Injured City Worker Dies, Police Report and More

Five things you need to know today, April 25.

1. Sanitation worker dies of injuries

John Fischer, a Peekskill sanitation worker who suffered head injuries when he fell from a garbage truck April 13, has died. The Common Council observed a moment of silence for him before its meeting Monday night. Nardone Funeral Home, 414 Washington St., is handling arrangements. Check back on Patch later today for more information.

2. Police report: Larceny at Kohl’s, fence dispute and more

The Westchester County Police Department handled a range of events in Cortlandt during the past week, including a man accused of petty larceny at Kohl’s Department Store and a dispute between neighbors involving a fence. Coming this morning on Patch.

3. Rebel girls defeat Cornhuskers in lacrosse

The Lakeland-Panas girls lacrosse team defeated visiting Yorktown, 13-11, at Panas. Coming later this morning in the Daily Sports Digest.

4. Living in two worlds – the life of a vernal pool amphibian

To everything there is a season. There is the wintertime of renewal and the summertime of growth. There is the autumn, full of harvest. And there is the springtime, the time of renewal, and the emergence of the amphibian. Amphibians, such as frogs and salamanders, are animals that live in two worlds. Read Beth Rhines’ Nature Notes column this afternoon on Patch.

5. Scattered showers today, cloudy tonight

Scattered showers today, mainly between 1 and 5 p.m., otherwise cloudy with wind gusts to 32 mph, high 55. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. Partly cloudy tonight with wind gusts to 20 mph before calming, low 39. Showers likely Thursday, mainly after 1 p.m., otherwise mostly cloudy, high 63. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

About this column: A roundup of events in Peekskill, Cortlandt and around.

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