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  1. 4-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Ice Cream Truck In Hudson Valley

    4-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Ice Cream Truck In Hudson Valley

    A 4-year-old boy was hit and killed by an ice cream truck in the Hudson Valley, according to police.The boy was struck in the Town of Thompson, which is just outside of Monticello, at around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, said Eric Chaboty of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.The boy was identified as Shmuel Gelis of Toms River, New Jersey.When police arrived on the scene in the Sackett Lake ...

  2. Shots Fired At Area Home, Police Say

    Shots Fired At Area Home, Police Say

    New York State Police are on the scene after a report of shots fired at a home in Westchester.The shots were fired at Meadowview Lane in Somers around 4:05 p.m. Friday, state police said. A bullet was reportedly fired through a window, but officers had just arrived on the scene and could not confirm if the house was hit or anyone was injured. This is a developing story. Check back to ...

  3. Motorcyclist Killed In Crash With SUV Driven By Brewster Man

    Motorcyclist Killed In Crash With SUV Driven By Brewster Man

    A 25-year-old Fairfield County man was killed following a crash with a car, according to Danbury Police.Samuel Hyde of Danbury died Thursday following a serious crash around 7 p.m. on Backus Avenue near the west entrance of the Danbury Mall, said Danbury Police Det. Lt. Mark Williams.An investigation into the crash found that Hyde was operating a Honda CBR 954RR motorcycle at a high ...

  4. Six Busted By ICE In Cell Phone Fraud Scheme With Hub In Hudson Valley

    Six Busted By ICE In Cell Phone Fraud Scheme With Hub In Hudson Valley

    Six people were arrested Friday in a Westchester hub of a massive $1 million cell phone fraud scheme uncovered by an ICE task force. The six are part of 12 people busted by ICE and Homeland Security, following a long-term investigation into the scheme that operated a hub out of a Mount Vernon apartment, according to ICE officials.The investigation, worked by HSI special agents and task ...

  5. Man Struck, Killed By Jeep In Hudson Valley

    Man Struck, Killed By Jeep In Hudson Valley

    A 62-year-old man was killed when he was struck by an SUV while crossing a Westchester street.The incident took place around 5:35 p.m. Thursday as the Yonkers resident was crossing the road near 63 Yonkers Ave. and was struck by a Jeep driven by a 35-year-old Yonkers resident, said Sgt. Jared Singer.When Yonkers Police arrived on the scene they found the unidentified pedestrian lying on ...

  6. Suspect Nabbed In Brutal Robbery Of 62-Year-Old Woman In Poughkeepsie

    Suspect Nabbed In Brutal Robbery Of 62-Year-Old Woman In Poughkeepsie

    A 28-year-old man who was wanted for the brutal robbery of a 62-year-old Hudson Valley woman turned himself into police in North Carolina after a barrage of press and law enforcement officials highlighted his crime. Derick Hinton of Poughkeepsie turned himself into Fayetteville, N.C., police on Thursday and was arrested on a warrant by the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department for the ...

  7. 25-Year-Old  Dies After Fall From Bucket Truck In Area

    25-Year-Old Dies After Fall From Bucket Truck In Area

    A 25-year-old man who fell from a bucket truck while working on Monday has died, police announced on Thursday.Middletown Police Lt. Jeffry Thoelen said he was notified late Wednesday by the Orange County Medica Examiner's Office of the death.The man worked for JMH Tree Service, which lists a Middletown address. Fire officials said the man fell 30 to 40 feet near 15 Highland Ave. around ...

  8. Seen Him? Man At Large After Robbing 62-Year-Old Woman In Poughkeepsie, Police Say

    Seen Him? Man At Large After Robbing 62-Year-Old Woman In Poughkeepsie, Police Say

    The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department is searching for a man they say attacked a 62-year-old woman with mace before forcibly taking her purse.Police said the manhunt focuses on Derick A. Hinton, 28, of Poughkeepsie who is believed to driving a 2014 white Nissan Sentra four-door vehicle with Texas temporary tags 446711F, said Det. Lt. Matt Clark.The incident took place around 9:30 ...

  9. Man Rips Off 79-Year-Old Woman's Purse In Town Of Poughkeepsie Parking Lot, Police Say

    Man Rips Off 79-Year-Old Woman's Purse In Town Of Poughkeepsie Parking Lot, Police Say

    A 41-year-old man was apprehended after a brief foot chase for stealing the purse of a 79-year-old woman in a parking lot, according to Town of Poughkeepsie Police.The incident took place Monday when Town of Poughkeepsie police received a call that a woman was forcibly robbed of her pocketbook while entering her vehicle in a parking lot in the area of Main Street, said Capt. Kevin ...

  10. Man Jumps Into Hudson River After Trespassing On Train Tracks, MTA Says

    Man Jumps Into Hudson River After Trespassing On Train Tracks, MTA Says

    A man was arrested for trespassing on the tracks at the Scarborough Metro-North Station after jumping into the Hudson River in an attempt to escape.The incident took place around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday when the man was spotted trespassing on the tracks by MTA Police, MTA officials said.The man then jumped into the Hudson River when he was spotted by the officers. About 15 minutes later, he ...

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