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Kathy Reakes

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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Poughquag Man In Fatal Crash Had Children In Car, State Police Say

    Poughquag Man In Fatal Crash Had Children In Car, State Police Say

    A Hudson Valley resident who was one of two men arrested in a fatal three-car crash on I-90 was driving drunk with two young children in his vehicle, according to state police.The crash took place around 1 p.m. Saturday on I-90 in the Town of East Greenbush near Albany, according to New York State Police.The initial investigation found that August Rice, 23, of Rexford, was traveling ...

  7. 80-Year-Old Man Dragged By Truck In Hopewell Junction

    80-Year-Old Man Dragged By Truck In Hopewell Junction

    An 80-year-old man was injured when he left his truck in neutral and then reached inside to retrieve something and was dragged as it rolled. The incident took place around 11:12 a.m. Monday on Route 376 in Hopewell Junction, said East Fishkill Police Chief Matthew Orsino.The unidentified man had gotten out of his truck to go back inside his home to call his doctor about his medication ...

  8. Driver At Large After Crashing Stolen Vehicle On New Tappan Zee Bridge, Fleeing Scene

    Driver At Large After Crashing Stolen Vehicle On New Tappan Zee Bridge, Fleeing Scene

    A man who crashed a stolen vehicle into the side of the New Tappan Zee Bridge and then fled is still on the run.The incident took place around 9:28 p.m. Saturday when the unidentified driver hit the concrete median on the Rockland/left side of the bridge and then fled on foot on the Thruway, said New York State Trooper, Michael Cassella. The vehicle, a white Ford Ranger was later found ...

  9. Man Breaks Into Dutchess Home, Hits Woman In Front Of Child, Police Say

    Man Breaks Into Dutchess Home, Hits Woman In Front Of Child, Police Say

    A Stanfordville man was charged with felony burglary after breaking into a Village of Red Hook home and hitting a woman in front of a child.John J. Mitchell, 52, was arrested around 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, after Red Hook Police officers responded to a report of a physical dispute at an area home, Red Hook Police said.Following an investigation, police determined that Mitchell had ...

  10. Hudson Valley's Bill Murray Pours Water On Photographer At Martha's Vineyard

    Hudson Valley's Bill Murray Pours Water On Photographer At Martha's Vineyard

    Yep, Rockland's own funnyman Bill Murray is at it again. Only this time he's not playing with babies at baseball games or cracking jokes.The famed comedian is said to have dumped a glass of water over Peter Simon, Carly Simon's brother, and a pretty famous photographer on Martha's Vineyard, according to the Boston Globe.The whole "fight" went down Wednesday night when Murray, ...

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