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Kathy Reakes

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  1. Body Of Man Found In Hudson Valley Creek, State Police Say

    Body Of Man Found In Hudson Valley Creek, State Police Say

    A man’s body has been discovered floating in a creek in the Hudson Valley, New York State police said.The body was found around 6 a.m. Wednesday, off Route 28 in the Town of Hurley in Ulster County, said Trooper Steven Nevel."We don't have much information regarding the death at this time," he said.Police hope to gain additional information following an autopsy, Nevel ...

  2. Police Ask For Help In Investigation Of Horrific East Fishkill Crash

    Police Ask For Help In Investigation Of Horrific East Fishkill Crash

    State police are looking for witnesses to a horrific crash on the Taconic State Parkway that left one person with serious injuries.The crash took place around 4:15 p.m. Monday on the parkway near Route 82 in the town of East Fishkill, said officials with the New York State Police.The collision involved a grey 2010 Toyota Corolla and a white 2000 Ford F250 pickup truck. Any witnesses are ...

  3. Two-Alarm Fire Prompts Evacuation At Area Sewage Treatment Plant

    Two-Alarm Fire Prompts Evacuation At Area Sewage Treatment Plant

    Fire companies from numerous Orange County fire departments are on the scene of a two-alarm fire at the Highland Falls sewage treatment plant.The fire was reported around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday at the plant located at 95 Rose Drive, just east of Main Street in the village of Highland Falls, police said.There was a brief evacuation for safety purposes, but has since been lifted, the police ...

  4. Hudson Valley Swim Coach Sentenced In Child Sex Case

    Hudson Valley Swim Coach Sentenced In Child Sex Case

    David "Skip" Storch, a well-known Hudson Valley long-distance swimmer with his own Wikipedia page, was sentenced to seven years in prison for sexually abusing a young girl beginning when she was 10 years old. Storch, 60, of New City, bursts into tears and called himself a coward during the sentencing on Tuesday for abusing the child between June 2008 and December 2011 in South ...

  5. School Bus With Two Adults Onboard Overturns On I-684

    School Bus With Two Adults Onboard Overturns On I-684

    Update, 4 p.m.Both lanes have reopened on I-684 after a school bus crash earlier Tuesday afternoon.Original report:Two lanes are blocked on I-684 in Westchester following a school bus crash in which two adults onboard.The minibus overturned around 2:22 p.m. Tuesday on southbound I-684 at Manhattanville Road in Harrison, said New York State Police. The bus landed on the grassy median of ...

  6. Dozens Of Malnourished Goats Seized From Area Farm

    Dozens Of Malnourished Goats Seized From Area Farm

    Twenty-seven goats and a calf were within days of death when found by Hudson Valley SPCA officials on an Orange County farm after receiving a complaint. The goats were discovered after Gene Hecht, chief of the Hudson Valley SPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement Division, applied for a warrant to raid the farm in the Town of Goshen after investigating."They had no food, no water and were so ...

  7. Deadly Tick-Borne Virus Confirmed In Dutchess For Second Straight Year

    Deadly Tick-Borne Virus Confirmed In Dutchess For Second Straight Year

    A case of a deadly tick-borne virus has been confirmed in the Hudson Valley for the second straight year.Dutchess County health officials confirmed Tuesday that a case of the Powassan virus, a rare but potentially serious disease, has been found in a Dutchess County resident. The individual contracted the virus in the late spring and is currently recovering at home. The precise location ...

  8. Retaining Wall Collapses, Tumbles Into Roadway In Ossining

    Retaining Wall Collapses, Tumbles Into Roadway In Ossining

    Main Street in Ossining is still closed to traffic following the collapse of a 40- to 50-foot-tall  retaining wall that tumbled into the roadway, bringing part of a business along with it.The incident took place around 7:30 p.m. Monday at 100 Main St., near the heart of downtown Ossining, said the Ossining Police Department.No one was injured during the collapse of the wall located at ...

  9. Support Pours In For Family Of 14-Year-Old Found Dead Near Hudson Valley Home

    Support Pours In For Family Of 14-Year-Old Found Dead Near Hudson Valley Home

    Friends of a young teen who was found dead behind his home after he was reported missing are raising funds to help cover funeral expenses through a GoFundMe page.Timothy Davis, 14, went missing at around 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 in Washingtonville, a village in the Town of Blooming Grove in Orange County.His body was found Sunday several hundred feet behind his home in the woods.Davis ...

  10. Woman Hits Gas Instead Of Brake, Ends Up In Pool, Police Say

    Woman Hits Gas Instead Of Brake, Ends Up In Pool, Police Say

    A woman who thought she was hitting the brake on her vehicle, but instead hit the gas, ended up at the bottom of a clubhouse pool, police said.The incident took place around 9 a.m. Monday in rainy conditions at the Retreat Senior Living community on Langdon Grove off Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel, said Carmel Police Lt. John Dearman.Darman said the 67-year-old Carmel woman told officers ...

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