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Kathy Reakes

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  1. Two Nabbed After Months-Long Investigation Leads To Newburgh Drug Bust

    Two Nabbed After Months-Long Investigation Leads To Newburgh Drug Bust

    Two City of Newburgh men were nabbed for drug sales following a months-long investigation into their activities, according to Newburgh Police.Daryl Qu Johnson, aka, Daryl Qu Maise, 53, and Heath S. Black, 50, were arrested around 6:40 p.m. Thursday, May 17, when City of Newburgh Police officers, along with the New York Police Community Stabilization Unit, conducted a search warrant at a ...

  2. East Fishkill Woman Charged With Stealing From Macy's At Galleria Mall

    East Fishkill Woman Charged With Stealing From Macy's At Galleria Mall

    An East Fishkill woman was arrested after being nabbed for stealing more than a $1,000 in goods from a local store.Natalie M. Stack, 39, was charged with grand larceny after being arrested Saturday following a shoplifting complaint from the Macy's at the Galleria Mall, said Town of Poughkeepsie Capt. Kevin Faber. Faber said Stack stole more than a $1,000 in items from the store before ...

  3. Man Arrested For Making Online Terror Threats In Hudson Valley

    Man Arrested For Making Online Terror Threats In Hudson Valley

    A 38-year-old man has been charged with making terroristic threats for allegedly threatening to kill employees at the Rockland County Clerk's Office, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe.Kim Vasquez aka “Kum Kee Yee, III” aka“XXX”, formally of Texas, was arrested on Monday on a criminal complaint charging him with one count of making a terroristic threat, at the ...

  4. Photo Gallery: Storm Scenes From Lake Carmel, Kent

    Photo Gallery: Storm Scenes From Lake Carmel, Kent

    A devasting storm that included two tornadoes and several macrobursts, left thousands without power, downed trees and major damage across Putnam County. Local photographer Dan Gallo captured some of the damage. Click through to see some of the most dramatic images. Contact Gallo at drg340@gmail.com.

  5. Services Set For Beloved Hudson Valley Teacher Killed In Storm

    Services Set For Beloved Hudson Valley Teacher Killed In Storm

    Services have been set for a Westchester native, beloved teacher in the North Salem Central School District and former Western Connecticut State softball standout who died Tuesday, May 15 when a tree hit the car she was driving near her home in New Fairfield during a fierce storm that swept through the area.Lauren June Svendsen, 41, spent 13 years teaching at North Salem Middle/High ...

  6. Motorist Intentionally Hits Car In Fight Over Woman, Police Say

    Motorist Intentionally Hits Car In Fight Over Woman, Police Say

    A Hudson Valley motorist was arrested after intentionally hitting another car in a fight over a woman, according to police in Rockland County.Jose A. Perez, 47, was arrested Sunday, May 6 and charged with reckless driving, criminal mischief, and reckless endangerment following the crash, said Stony Point Police Lt. Daniel Hylas.According to Hylas, when police responded to the crash on ...

  7. Bills Introduced To Restore Tappan Zee Name To New Bridge

    Bills Introduced To Restore Tappan Zee Name To New Bridge

    Few refer to the new Tappan Zee Bridge by its official name of the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, just as few called the old bridge by its designated name, the Malcolm Wilson Bridge, honoring another former New York governor.Now, two bills are moving through the state Assembly and Senate to nix any uncertainty.In effect, the bills say what most already do: it's the new Tappan Zee ...

  8. Area Man Arrested Twice In One Day

    Area Man Arrested Twice In One Day

    Monroe Police arrested a man twice in one day after he assaulted his wife during a domestic dispute and then violated a protective order.Odi Gil-Aguilar, 30, of Monroe, was arrested on Thursday, May 10, after officers responded to a home for a report of domestic violence taking place, police said.When officers arrived they found Gil Aguilar assaulting his wife and arrested him. An ...

  9. Cause Of Death Revealed For Off-Duty Hudson Valley Sheriff Deputy

    Cause Of Death Revealed For Off-Duty Hudson Valley Sheriff Deputy

    The shooting death and car crash involving a long-time Rockland County sheriff deputy late last year has been ruled a suicide by the Orange County Medical Examiner's Officer.Frank Farina, 42, of Stony Point, and his wife, Jennifer Farina, were driving were driving on Long Mountain Parkway in the Town of Woodbury around 1:30 p.m., Nov. 14, when he was shot in the head, lost control of ...

  10. Pair Caught With Over 100 Pieces Of Stolen Mail In Hudson Valley

    Pair Caught With Over 100 Pieces Of Stolen Mail In Hudson Valley

    Police nabbed two men who had stolen or "fished" more than 100 pieces of stolen mail out of a USPS box in Westchester.The men, Jade Williams, 19, and Sean Michael Dash, 21, both of the Bronx, were arrested around 2:50 a.m. Friday after police observed the two engaging in suspicious activity in of the USPS mailbox, said Tarrytown Police Lt. Greg Budnar. As the men were ...

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