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  1. Total Displaced Now At 9 Following Poughkeepsie Apartment Fire

    Total Displaced Now At 9 Following Poughkeepsie Apartment Fire

    Nine people are without a home following a fire at a City of Poughkeepsie apartment house that completely destroyed one apartment and slightly damaged others with smoke.The fire, which started around 9:25 p.m. Sunday, at the Garden Street Apartments, was caused by a malfunctioning gas stove, according to the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Chief Mark Johnson.When firefighters arrived they ...

  2. Four Hudson Valley Residents Win Millions In NY Lottery

    Four Hudson Valley Residents Win Millions In NY Lottery

    Four lucky Hudson Valley residents will walk away with millions of dollars just in time for the holidays on Wednesday after picking up their recent lottery winnings during a ceremony in Fishkill.A man from Wallkill in Orange County struck it rich by winning the top prize of $10 million on a $350 million Cash Spectacular scratch-off ticket.The local winners also include a couple ...

  3. Details Emerge After Man Fires Shotgun Inside Northern Westchester House

    Details Emerge After Man Fires Shotgun Inside Northern Westchester House

    A Northern Westchester man is behind bars after firing a shotgun during a confrontation with several people at his home, according to the New York State Police.The incident took place around 4 p.m. Monday, when troopers responded to Kings Ferry Road in Montrose for a report of shots fired, said Trooper AJ Hicks.An investigation into the shooting found that 22-year-old Glenn L. Stieglitz ...

  4. Dwayne 'Dee' Creque, 52, Community Pillar In Both Poughkeepsie, Red Hook

    Dwayne 'Dee' Creque, 52, Community Pillar In Both Poughkeepsie, Red Hook

    Dwayne “Dee” Creque, 52, a longtime Poughkeepsie resident and community counselor, died on Wednesday, Nov. 22, from heart complications, surrounded by his loved ones.Born in Brooklyn, on Oct. 29, 1965, to Lewis Creque and Barbara Rock, Creque was a 25 year resident of Poughkeepsie and a dedicated direct counselor for 18 years for the Office of Family & Children Services in Highland, ...

  5. Police Investigating Report Of Shots Fired In Northern Westchester

    Police Investigating Report Of Shots Fired In Northern Westchester

    Click here for an updated story: Details Emerge After 22-Year-Old Fires Shotgun Inside Montrose HouseEarlier report:State police are investigating a report of a shot or shots being fired in Northern Westchester and an account by a neighbor in the Town of Cortlandt neighborhood where the incident occurred with three people subsequently fleeing the area.Troopers responded to Kings Ferry ...

  6. Driving On NY State Thruway? There's An App For That, Dutchess

    Driving On NY State Thruway? There's An App For That, Dutchess

    Commuters and those just out for a drive on one of the state's thruways can now navigate their path or check on road conditions with a new mobile app from the New York State Thruway Authority.The app, announced Friday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, provides motorists direct access to real-time traffic and navigation assistance while on the go, along with detailed Thruway services information for ...

  7. Thruway Closures Scheduled During Dismantling Of Old Tappan Zee Bridge

    Thruway Closures Scheduled During Dismantling Of Old Tappan Zee Bridge

    As work continues on dismantling the old Tappan Zee Bridge, with a large section of steel above the Metro-North Hudson Line removed earlier this month, commuters can expect additional lane closures The closures will take place on the New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) northbound/westbound traffic lanes from exit 9 (Tarrytown – Sleepy Hollow – US Route 9) to exit 10 (Nyack – South Nyack ...

  8. Cardinal Dolan To Visit Green Haven Correctional Facility In Stormville

    Cardinal Dolan To Visit Green Haven Correctional Facility In Stormville

    Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of St. Paul’s Catholic Chapel at Green Haven Correctional Facility in Stormville with a mass for inmates and staff.The mass will take place at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 20, at the maximum-security correctional facility for men. The prison houses some 1,960 inmates, with about 18 percent ...

  9. Marist Mascot Name Change, Beating Death Top Week's Dutchess News

    Marist Mascot Name Change, Beating Death Top Week's Dutchess News

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- The name change of the Marist mascot and the beating death of a man in Poughkeepsie topped the news for the week. After more than 38 years of romping across basketball courts and football fields, Marist College in Poughkeepsie has quietly changed the name of its school mascot from "Shooter," to "Frankie the Fox," prompting some not happy ...

  10. Missing Poughkeepsie 10-Year-Old Found Safe

    Missing Poughkeepsie 10-Year-Old Found Safe

    This story has been updated.DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y.  -- The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department is reporting that a missing 10-year-old boy has been found safe.The child was reported missing Friday afternoon in the area of Morse Elementary School on Mansion Street.The boy was described as being white, 4-foot-9 and weighing 80 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen ...

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