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  1. Two-Alarm Fire Heavily Damages Hyde Park Apartment House

    Two-Alarm Fire Heavily Damages Hyde Park Apartment House

    Fairview firefighters were able to put out a two-alarm apartment house fire in Hyde Park within 10 minutes after arriving, but the occupants were displaced as a result of the damage.The fire started just before 3 p.m. Monday at 80 West Dorsey Lane in the second-floor apartment, said Fairview  Fire District Chief Christopher Maeder. Fairview firefighters arrived on the scene within three ...

  2. Police Chase Down Suspect In Beacon Parking Lot Stabbing

    Police Chase Down Suspect In Beacon Parking Lot Stabbing

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. --  A 23-year-old man was arrested following a foot chase by Beacon police for stabbing another man.The incident took place around 12:41 a.m. Saturday, when Beacon patrol officers observed a fight in the Church St. parking lot in which the parties involved fled the scene after seeing the police officers, said Detective Lt. Lou Lucato. Officers were able to detain ...

  3. Injured Tappan Zee Bridge Worker Hospitalized

    Injured Tappan Zee Bridge Worker Hospitalized

    A worker at the Tappan Zee Bridge is in Nyack Hospital after being injured during a construction accident, according to the Tappan Zee Constructors.Emergency responders rushed to the bridge a little before noon Monday to provide aid to a subcontractor for TZC who was injured while working, said Damien LaVera, spokesperson for TZC.The employee was transported to Nyack Hospital, where he ...

  4. Ex-Town Of Poughkeepsie Cop Nabbed Again For Inappropriate Sexual Contact

    Ex-Town Of Poughkeepsie Cop Nabbed Again For Inappropriate Sexual Contact

    A retired Town of Poughkeepsie police lieutenant and attorney who admitted to forcibly touching a former client and pleaded guilty to four counts has been arrested again for the same charge.Wayne Thatcher,  64, was arrested on Friday after leaving the City of Poughkeepsie Court for a scheduled appearance, in regards to a new woman who has come forward with an allegation of inappropriate ...

  5. ID Released For Man Found Dead In Northern Westchester

    ID Released For Man Found Dead In Northern Westchester

    A Fairfield County man found dead in the driveway of a Northern Westchester home has been identified as Matthew Klein, 62, of Stamford, according to the New York State Police.Klein's body was found by a Pound Ridge homeowner at 496 Long Ridge Road, Saturday evening, police said. There were no signs of foul play at the scene, police said, adding that the cause and manner of death are ...

  6. Hero Dutchess Cop, Wife Rescue Of 2-Year-Old Tops News

    Hero Dutchess Cop, Wife Rescue Of 2-Year-Old Tops News

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- An off-duty police officer and his wife went above and beyond the call of duty on Sunday, jumping into action to rescue a 2-year-old who had fallen into the gap at the Beacon Train Station and was in danger. Click here to read the story.Here are some of the other top stories of the week (click on the link to read the story):The Town of Poughkeepsie Police ...

  7. Best Restaurant In Dutchess? Here's The One This Website Picked

    Best Restaurant In Dutchess? Here's The One This Website Picked

    For those foodies out there looking for a new place to sample some delicious food, head to Hopewell Junction in Dutchess County and Daddy O's Restaurant and Grill.What makes this plain, but comfy restaurant so attractive to locals and tourist alike is their attractive dining room, long list of local craft beers and a menu filled with American cuisine with "comfort" in mind, ...

  8. Erratic Wappingers Falls Driver Charged With DWI, Police Say

    Erratic Wappingers Falls Driver Charged With DWI, Police Say

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Kent Police nailed a Wappingers Falls man for felony DWI after he was stopped for driving erratically on Sunday on Route 52.Anthony Ginese, 37, was stopped around 11:15 a.m. by Sgt. Alex VanderWoude observed him driving erratically and determined that he was under the influence, said Kent Police Chief Alex DiVernieri.Ginese was arraigned by Town Justice Kevin ...

  9. Three-Time Felon Caught With Fake Gun In Dutchess, Police Say

    Three-Time Felon Caught With Fake Gun In Dutchess, Police Say

    A Hyde Park man on parole and a three-time felon was busted for having a fake gun during a traffic stop in the Town of Lloyd.Julio A. Suarez, 31, was caught with the "very realistic" gun that fires blanks when the driver of the car he was a passenger in was arrested for heroin on Sunday, said Town of Lloyd Police Lt. James Janso. Suarez was charged with felony possession of a ...

  10. Poughkeepsie Apartment Fire Displaces Five

    Poughkeepsie Apartment Fire Displaces Five

    Five people are homeless following an apartment house fire on Mansion Steet in the City of Poughkeepsie, that also housed a daycare center.The two-alarm fire, which began around 10:31 a.m., Friday, at 232 Mansion St., began in the basement of the building and spread up to the first and second floors through "balloon-type" walls, said City of Poughkeepsie Fire Chief Mark ...

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