DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- A 40-year-old suicidal man held Town of Poughkeepsie police at bay with a gun for more than two hours on Wednesday as he sat in the parking lot of MidHudson Regional Hospital threatening to kill himself. Click here to read story.
Here are some other top stories from this past week (click on the link to read the story):
- A routine traffic stop for a vehicle infraction on Route 55 in Dover led to state police arresting a man and woman on felony drug charges.
- Wendy Travis, a bus driver for the Wappingers Central School District, was named the 16th annual Dutchess County School Bus Driver of the Year.
- Four high schools in Dutchess earned Top 150 rankings in New York State in the newly released 2017 U.S. News & World Report High School Rankings.
- A Town of Poughkeepsie police officer managed to save the life of a suicidal 19-year-old resident set on hurting herself on Tuesday.
- A Wappingers Falls building contractor who admitted he was guilty of defrauding homeowners and businesses received a combined sentence of two and two-thirds to seven years in prison.
- Forty of Dutchess' best and brightest under 40 were honored Tuesday at the ChangePoint Theatre in Poughkeepsie by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce at its annual gala.
- County Executive Marc Molinaro brought his "Think Differently" initiative to the New York State Senate's Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Wednesday morning.
- The Town of Poughkeepsie police are asking for the public's help in their investigation into a bomb threat at the Dutchess County Department of Mental Health, around 3:50 p.m. on Friday.
- The Chappaqua Central School District said late Tuesday night that pending a site visit, Christine Ackerman will be appointed as the next superintendent