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  1. Man Grabs Woman, Sexually Abuses Her In Bathroom At Area CVS Pharmacy, Police Say

    Man Grabs Woman, Sexually Abuses Her In Bathroom At Area CVS Pharmacy, Police Say

    A man was arrested after grabbing a woman shopping at a drug store and dragging her into a bathroom and forcibly touching her.David Valentin, 48, of Pomona, was arrested around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, by Town of Wallkill Police, after a 25-year-old woman told officers she was pulled into the bathroom at the CVS Pharmacy at 399 Route 211 East and sexually touched by Valentin, said ...

  2. Car Slams Into Storefront Of Area Pharmacy

    Car Slams Into Storefront Of Area Pharmacy

    A driver hit the gas instead of the brake and slammed into the front of the Rite Aid pharmacy in Mahopac, closing the business, according to Carmel Police.The incident took place around 9:15 a.m. Monday at the Mahopac Village Shopping Centre on Route 6 in Mahopac, police said.No one was injured, but the building was asked to close until it could be inspected for structural soundness, ...

  3. Local Man Named New President, CEO Of Poughkeepsie-Based Central Hudson

    Local Man Named New President, CEO Of Poughkeepsie-Based Central Hudson

    Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation has appointed a local man as president and CEO of the Poughkeepsie-based utility.Charles A. Freni, of Rhinebeck, will succeed Michael L. Mosher, who has served in the position since 2016, effective Sept. 15, according to the Central Hudson Board of Directors.“Charlie’s extensive background in utility management and operations makes him an ...

  4. ID Released For Woman Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    ID Released For Woman Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    The woman hit and killed by a Metro-North train on the Harlem Line in Westchester on Sunday has been identified.Susan Singer, 57, of Ossining, was hit around 7 a.m. between the Hawthorne and Valhalla stations, said MTA officials.Initial delays of between 30-40 minutes were down to 10-15 minutes by 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Service was back to being on or close to schedule later in the ...

  5. Car Slams Into Pole, Knocking Out Power To More Than 1,000 In Orange County

    Car Slams Into Pole, Knocking Out Power To More Than 1,000 In Orange County

    A car crash caused a power outage to more than 1,000 customers in Orange County early Monday morning.The outage occurred around 6:30 a.m. Monday after a car hit a utility pole bringing down power lines in the area of East Main Street and Schutt Road in Middletown, said Mike Donovan, spokesman for Orange and Rockland Utilities.Most of the customers affected were in the Town of Wallkill. ...

  6. Suspects Caught After Forcing Victim Into Car Trunk During Armed Robbery, Police Say

    Suspects Caught After Forcing Victim Into Car Trunk During Armed Robbery, Police Say

    Two men are being held without bond after allegedly forcing a man into the trunk of his vehicle during an armed robbery and then taking police on a chase. The incident unfolded around 12:30 a.m. Friday when Port Jervis Police responded to a 911 call reporting a 67-year-old man had been assaulted in the parking lot of a senior housing complex, said Port Jervis Police Chief William ...

  7. 31-Year-Old Man Charged In Rape Of 11-Year-Old Girl

    31-Year-Old Man Charged In Rape Of 11-Year-Old Girl

    A 31-year-old area man has been charged with the rape of an 11-year-old girl more than two times.Hector A. Chacon-Diaz of Central Nyack was arrested Thursday by the Clarkstown Police Department for the rape of the young girl who is a relative, said Det. Peter Walker, spokesman for the police department.The alleged incidents took place between 2015 and 2018, Walker said. Chacon-Diaz was ...

  8. Teen Suspect Nabbed In Mid-July Hudson Valley Homicide

    Teen Suspect Nabbed In Mid-July Hudson Valley Homicide

    An 18-year-old Northern Westchester resident has been arrested for the shooting death of a man in July.Demetrius Bogan of Peekskill was arrested Friday following an exhaustive three-week investigation into the July 13 murder of Khalil Lyons, 22, of the Bronx, said Peekskill Chief of Police Don Halmy.Police discovered Lyons lying on the ground in the area of 1245 Park St. when responding ...

  9. Hudson Valley Trio Nabbed In Major Drug Ring Bust

    Hudson Valley Trio Nabbed In Major Drug Ring Bust

    A Westchester man and two Rockland County residents have been charged as being part of a major drug ring that sold fentanyl and heroin at a popular produce market.Jovanny Torres, 27, of Yorktown, Anthony Antonucci, 34, of Valley Cottage, and Kaitlyn Jefferson, 37, of Thiells were all charged in June as being part of the ring that operated out of the Hunts Point Produce Market in the ...

  10. ID Released After Body Pulled From Water Near Mid-Hudson Bridge

    ID Released After Body Pulled From Water Near Mid-Hudson Bridge

    Police have released the identity of a body found floating in the Hudson River on Tuesday.The Dutchess County Medical Examiner's Office said late Thursday afternoon that man pulled from the river is Paul Moschitta, 49, of the City of Poughkeepsie, who had been missing since July 24 when he jumped into the river to help a struggling swimmer.Moschitta's body was found floating in the ...

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