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Kathy Reakes

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  1. Car Slams Into Popular Dog Daycare Business In Area

    Car Slams Into Popular Dog Daycare Business In Area

    Luckily no dogs, or humans, were hurt when a car slammed into the front of Pawsitively Petastic on Route 6 in Mahopac.The crash happened around 10 a.m. Wednesday when a person who had just dropped off their pet at the popular dog hotel and daycare drove into the front of the building at 395 Route 6, said the owner, Lia Herlihy."They said their brakes were sticking and they couldn't ...

  2. 23-Year-Old Man Killed In Head-On Hudson Valley Crash

    23-Year-Old Man Killed In Head-On Hudson Valley Crash

    A 23-year-old man died in a head-on crash on late Tuesday night, according to police.According to City of Middletown police, the crash occurred around 11:10 p.m. on West Main Street when the unidentified man lost control of his 1999 Mazda Miata convertible, crossed over into the southbound lane and struck a number of trees and a telephone pole, said the City of Middletown Police.The ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Beacon Man Charged In Armed Robbery Of Gas Station

    Beacon Man Charged In Armed Robbery Of Gas Station

    A Beacon man has been arrested for the armed robbery of a Fishkill gas station following a three-month search, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.Eric R. Johnson, 25, was arrested Friday in connection with an armed robbery in the Town of Fishkill which occurred on Feb. 26, said Capt. John Watterson.Johnson was arrested following a three-month investigation into the ...

  5. Central Hudson Utility Worker 'Shocked' In Hudson Valley

    Central Hudson Utility Worker 'Shocked' In Hudson Valley

    A utility worker was shocked today while hooking up a low voltage line to a Hudson Valley home.The incident took place around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at 61 Ave., A, in Cornwall-On-Hudson, while the employee was hooking a line from a utility pole to a home, said  John Maserjian, spokesman for Central Hudson."I would say it was more of a shock than an electrocution," Maserjian ...

  6. Suspect Nabbed In Homicide Of 19-Year-Old In Hudson Valley

    Suspect Nabbed In Homicide Of 19-Year-Old In Hudson Valley

    This story has been updated.Police have identified the person shot to death by a 19-year-old man Sunday in a Hudson Valley apartment complex. Lawrence Burns, 19, of Brooklyn, was found dead around  3:37 a.m. Sunday, by members of the Village of Monticello Police Department and New York State Police, while responding to a 911 call reporting a body on the ground, said Monticello Police  ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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.

  10. 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 ...

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