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  1. Bus Driver Charged With Making Terroristic Threat In Hudson Valley

    Bus Driver Charged With Making Terroristic Threat In Hudson Valley

     A school bus driver with the Minisink Valley School District has been arrested for making threats of violence against other employees at the district's bus garage, according to the New York State Police.Albert DiPaola, 71, of the Town of Greenville, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of making a terroristic threat, said Trooper Steven Nevel.Minisink Valley Superintendent ...

  2. Woman Busted For Felony Drunk Driving Following Dutchess Crash

    Woman Busted For Felony Drunk Driving Following Dutchess Crash

    A 43-year-old woman was arrested for felony DWI following a single-vehicle traffic crash on Route 22, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.Megan L. Poirot, of Rensselaer, was charged following the crash which occurred around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday on Route 22 in the Town of North East, said Capt. John Watterson.When deputies responded to the crash they found that Poirot had lost ...

  3. Poughkeepsie Man Sentenced To Decades In Prison For Girlfriend's Murder

    Poughkeepsie Man Sentenced To Decades In Prison For Girlfriend's Murder

    A Town of Poughkeepsie man was sentenced to 23 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend at the Pleasant Valley Trout and Game Club, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.Rosario Curcio, 71, was charged with the murder of Lana Florio, 56, also of the Town of Poughkeepsie after deputies responded to the club on Salt Point Turnpike Oct. 3, in response to a report of a shooting, said ...

  4. First TV Interview With 'Kayak Killer' Graswald Since Prison Release To Air

    First TV Interview With 'Kayak Killer' Graswald Since Prison Release To Air

    Angelika Graswald, the "Kayak Killer," who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the drowning death of her fiancé, will sit down with Elizabeth Vargas on "20/20" on Friday at 10 p.m. for her first interview since she was released from prison.According to ABC-TV, the show revisits the case with Vargas and Graswald, talking about the death of her fiancé, Vince ...

  5. Wappingers Falls Pedestrian Struck

    Wappingers Falls Pedestrian Struck

    A Wappingers Falls man hit by a car crossing the street Thursday, received non-life threatening injuries, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office,The incident took place around 5:44 p.m. at Myers Corner Road near Blackthorn Loop, said Capt, John Watterson.The man was attempting to cross the street when he was struck, Watterson said.He was transported to Vassar Hospital, with ...

  6. Driver Ejected In New Windsor Crash

    Driver Ejected In New Windsor Crash

    A 23-year-old man was injured during a one-vehicle crash in New Windsor, according to New Windsor Police.The crash took place around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday on Jackson Avenue when Zachary Carey, of New Windsor, was ejected from his 2004 Subaru Impressa after failing to negotiate the roadway, said New Windsor Police Lt. Michael Farbent.After being ejected, the vehicle struck a tree and ...

  7. Man Charged With Stealing Credit Cards, Jewelry In Dutchess Burglary

    Man Charged With Stealing Credit Cards, Jewelry In Dutchess Burglary

    A 29-year-old man was arrested by New York State Police for burglarizing a Dover home getting away with credit cards, cash, and other valuables, according to Trooper AJ Hicks.Leslie G. Vannostrand III, of Waterbury, Conn., was charged with felony burglary in connection with a July 13 incident on Halls Corners Road, Hicks said.During the robbery Vannostrand allegedly illegally entered a ...

  8. Woman With Five Kids Arrested After Apparent Danbury Kidnapping

    Woman With Five Kids Arrested After Apparent Danbury Kidnapping

    Connecticut State Police apprehended a woman wanted for kidnapping after locating her car at a Danbury gas station.The incident took place Tuesday after troopers received a notice to be on the lookout for a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer from Pittsfield, Mass., with a woman and five children, said Trooper Kelly Grant.According to officials, the woman, Shareen Tanna, 40, had taken her three ...

  9. Route 9W Reopens Following Serious Crash, Traffic Backed Up

    Route 9W Reopens Following Serious Crash, Traffic Backed Up

    This story has been updated.Route 9W southbound has reopened following a serious crash that closed all southbound lanes between Union Avenue and Caesar's Lane in New Windsor, according to New York State Police.Trooper Steven Nevel said all lanes reopened at 9:15 a.m., following the crash that occurred around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, but had few other details.This is a developing story. Check ...

  10. Hudson Valley Woman Gets $2.5M For Winning Scratch-Off Ticket

    Hudson Valley Woman Gets $2.5M For Winning Scratch-Off Ticket

    A lucky Hudson Valley woman, who scratched her way to millions on a winning $2,500 a Week For Life scratch-off ticket, will receive her giant check for $2.5 million on Friday from Yolanda Vega and Kyle McDaniel of the New York Lottery, said lottery officials, The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at Stewart’s Shops on Route 32 in Modena, where she purchased the $5 ticket, officials ...

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