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  1. 25 Vehicles Involved In Tappan Zee Bridge Crashes

    25 Vehicles Involved In Tappan Zee Bridge Crashes

    Storm Watch: Latest Update On Timing, Projected Snow/Ice TotalsUpdate, 3 p.m.New York State Police are reporting that three lanes are now open in both directions on the new Tappan Zee Bridge with some delays still existing following earlier crashes that involved some 25 vehicles and closed the bridge for more than three hours.The first crash reported around 9:30 a.m.,was a chain ...

  2. Hudson Valley Singer Appears On TV Show 'The Four'

    Hudson Valley Singer Appears On TV Show 'The Four'

    If you haven't watched the Thursday, Feb. 1 episode of "The Four," here's a spoiler alert, 2015 Pine Bush High School graduate Kendyle Paige Wolven, 20, was eliminated with only a week until the season finale.Voters kept Wolven’s challenger, Evvie McKinney, to take her spot as one of the finalists. The season finale airs Thursday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. on Fox.On Facebook, Wolven ...

  3. Cornwall Man Steals $25K Worth Of Equipment In New Windsor, Police Say

    Cornwall Man Steals $25K Worth Of Equipment In New Windsor, Police Say

    A Cornwall man was busted for stealing more than $25,000 worth of equipment in New Windsor, according to Cornwall Police Chief Todd Hazard.Michael D’Onofrio, 27, was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 1, and charged with four felony counts of criminal possession of stolen property and one count of criminal possession of stolen property, following an investigation in conjunction with the Town of ...

  4. Police Evacuate Apartment To Apprehend Robbery Suspect In Poughkeepsie

    Police Evacuate Apartment To Apprehend Robbery Suspect In Poughkeepsie

    A Town of Poughkeepsie apartment house had to be evacuated Monday after a wanted armed robbery suspect was spotted in one of the units, according to the Town of Poughkeepsie Police.The Mountain Brook Estates at 134 Innis Ave., was cleared around 7 p.m., after police received information that Joseph Crocco, 41, of New Hampshire, was inside one of the units, said Capt. Kevin Faber. Crocco ...

  5. Pair Of Dutchess Coyote Hunters With Loaded Guns Ticketed, DEC Says

    Pair Of Dutchess Coyote Hunters With Loaded Guns Ticketed, DEC Says

    Two coyote hunters in the Hudson Valley were ticketed for having loaded guns in their pickup truck, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.According to wildlife officers, while on patrol in early January in Dutchess County, Officer Robert Hodor observed a pickup truck parked in the Lafayetteville parking lot. By the time he turned around to check on the truck, ...

  6. Man Enters Guilty Plea In Sexual Abuse Of Three Hudson Valley Children

    Man Enters Guilty Plea In Sexual Abuse Of Three Hudson Valley Children

    A local man pleaded guilty Friday to sexually abusing three children under the age of 11, according to Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler.Anthony Martinez, 18, of Highland Falls, admitted that between Aug. 1 and Nov. 30, 2017, he rubbed himself against the buttocks of three young girls, the oldest who was 5. Prosecutors are recommending a total sentence of 15 years in ...

  7. Ex-Fire Chief From Hudson Valley Charged With Lewd Acts With Minor

    Ex-Fire Chief From Hudson Valley Charged With Lewd Acts With Minor

    This story has been updated.A former fire chief in Northern Westchester is facing charges accusing him of lewd behavior with a minor and disseminating indecent material, according to the New York State Police.John M. Novohradsky, 53, of Queensbury, who volunteers with the Queensbury Central Fire Co., was arrested Thursday by state police on numerous charges following an investigation, ...

  8. Production Crew/Casting Call For Movie Being Shot In Hudson Valley

    Production Crew/Casting Call For Movie Being Shot In Hudson Valley

    For those looking to break into the movie business, now's your chance to work for free on a short horror film filming in the Hudson Valley next month. Kaleidoscope Productions is working on a "no budget" short film in Newburgh on Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25 to be entered into film festivals. The film is about a sheriff in small town in upstate New York who uncovers a ...

  9. Man Wanted In Homicide Nabbed In East Fishkill By Troopers

    Man Wanted In Homicide Nabbed In East Fishkill By Troopers

    A man wanted in connection with a drug-related homicide was nabbed by New York State Troopers from Troop K on the Taconic Parkway, according to New York City police.The unidentified man was stopped around 8:30 a.m. Monday traveling southbound on the Taconic in the East Fishkill area, said Trooper AJ Hicks. According to the NYPD, the man who was driving a stolen Mercedes SUV is wanted ...

  10. Employee Steals More Than 50K From Hudson Valley Employer, Police Say

    Employee Steals More Than 50K From Hudson Valley Employer, Police Say

    Police detectives, with assistance from the Rockland County District Attorney's Office, arrested a 59-year-old man for stealing more than $50,000 from his employer, the Dynarex Corporation.Richard F. Farrah of Bethel, Connecticut was arrested Jan. 25 on charges that as an international sales associate he falsified sales order in order to have the money come to him, instead of Dynarex, ...

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