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Kathy Reakes

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  1. Orange County Man Nabbed With Gun, Pot

    Orange County Man Nabbed With Gun, Pot

    A 21-year-old City of Newburgh man was busted for possession of a handgun and marijuana during a stop by Orange County Sheriff's deputies.Tyshe M. Williams Jr., was stopped shortly after noon on Sunday, on Liberty Street for various traffic violations, said Capt. Paul Arteta.Williams, who was unlicensed, had 94 bags of marijuana tucked inside his jacket and a loaded Ruger handgun in the ...

  2. Nine Nabbed In Hudson Valley Drug Ring, DA Says

    Nine Nabbed In Hudson Valley Drug Ring, DA Says

    Nine people, including eight Rockland County residents and one from Bergen County, were arrested on felony drug and conspiracy charges as part of a large-scale narcotics investigation into a Village of Nyack-based cocaine distribution ring.The investigation, along with the Orangetown Police Department, began last July when District Attorney Thomas Zugibe's Drug Task Force received ...

  3. Info Released On 4 Critically Injured In DWI Mamaroneck Restaurant Crash

    Info Released On 4 Critically Injured In DWI Mamaroneck Restaurant Crash

    The ages and hometowns have been released of the four people critically injured when a drunk driver backing out of a parking space hit two vehicles before continuing in reverse and slamming into the front of Enzo's Restaurant in the Village of Mamaroneck.Police were notified of the incident around 7:45 p.m. Sunday, when responding officers arrived on scene and found a vehicle inside of ...

  4. One Fatality Reported In Crash Involving School Bus In Dutchess

    One Fatality Reported In Crash Involving School Bus In Dutchess

    One person died following a crash between a car and a Red Hook school bus, according to Hyde Park police.According to Lt. Robert Benson, the crash occurred around 8 a.m., Monday in the area of South Quaker Lane and Dana Place. Once on scene, officers found a head-on crash between the bus and the car with a possible ejection.An investigation into the crash revealed that a 2002 Honda ...

  5. DWI Charge For Hudson Valley Woman In Restaurant Crash That Injures Nine

    DWI Charge For Hudson Valley Woman In Restaurant Crash That Injures Nine

    This story has been updated.A drunk driver backing out of a parking space hit two vehicles before continuing in reverse and slamming into the front of Enzo's Restaurant in the Village of Mamaroneck, according to police.Police were notified of the incident around 7:45 p.m. Sunday, when responding officers arrived on scene and found a vehicle inside of the building/Enzo’s Restaurant. ...

  6. Two-Alarm Blaze Heavily Damages Home, Injures Firefighter In Dutchess

    Two-Alarm Blaze Heavily Damages Home, Injures Firefighter In Dutchess

    One firefighter was injured in a massive, two-alarm blaze that heavily damaged a single-family home in Red Hook and sent the homeowner to the hospital for anxiety-related issues.Red Hook firefighters responded to a report of smoke around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at 36 Spencer Drive, according to Red Hook Asst. Chief Shawn Ball.Arriving firefighters noticed thick black smoke and called for a ...

  7. One Fatality Reported In Crash Involving School Bus In Dutchess

    One Fatality Reported In Crash Involving School Bus In Dutchess

    This story has been updated.One person died following a crash between a car and a Red Hook school bus, according to Hyde Park police.According to Lt. Robert Benson, the crash occurred around 8 a.m., Monday in the area of South Quaker Lane and Dana Place. Once on scene, officers found a head-on crash between the bus and the car with a possible ejection.An investigation into the crash ...

  8. More Charges Expected In Domestic Incident That Left Child Dead

    More Charges Expected In Domestic Incident That Left Child Dead

    As fingerpointing and accusations fly over the tragic death of little Gabriella Maria Boyd in Mamaroneck a week ago to the day, the woman behind all of the furor was charged with two counts of attempted murder in her hospital bed and the Westchester County district attorney says further charges could be coming.The charges were in relation to injuries sustained by responding police ...

  9. Driver Dies From Injuries In Single-Vehicle Taconic Parkway Crash

    Driver Dies From Injuries In Single-Vehicle Taconic Parkway Crash

    Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Man Killed In Crash On Taconic State ParkwayA man was killed Friday when he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a tree, according to the New York State Police.The single-vehicle crash occurred around 8 a.m. Friday on the southbound Taconic State Parkway at Exit 11 (Route 134) in Yorktown near the Northern Westchester/Putnam ...

  10. Area HS Senior Killed When Car Slams Into Tree

    Area HS Senior Killed When Car Slams Into Tree

    An area high school senior known for his humor and kindness was killed in a single-vehicle crash when his car hit a tree.John West III, 17, was killed around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday after police said that he lost control of his 2003 Toyota on Route 208 in Blooming Grove in Orange County.Washingtonville High School posted a letter, Thursday on the district’s website, notifying staff and ...

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