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High-Risk Hudson Valley Sex Offender Found Hiding Near Schools

A man who's labeled a "Sexually Violent Offender and Predicate Sex Offender" is accused of hiding from police within walking distance of a number of Hudson Valley schools. On Friday, Charles Muenster, 69, of Newburgh was charged by the Town of Lloyd Police Department with sex offender failure to rep


Sandy Hook victim’s father dead in apparent suicide at Newtown Town Hall: police

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook shooting died in an apparent suicide early Monday, according to police. Jeremy Richman, 49, of Newtown, was found dead at the Edmond Town Hall by ambulance crews who were called to the scene.


The Soul of Main Street

After 40 years, BJ’s still has the pig, the cow and the fish. Barbara Sims often begins her morning cleaning 50 pounds of fish, to be consumed that day by diners at BJ’s Restaurant, the soul-food destination she has operated on Beacon’s Main Street for more than 40 years.


Newburgh backs universal rent control laws

CITY OF NEWBURGH - City officials in Newburgh threw their support behind a statewide initiative to regulate rental rates and bolster protections for tenants and landlords through universal rent control laws.


Fake Inspection Sticker Leads To Arrest

YORKTOWN, NY — A Peekskill man was accused of having a fake inspection sticker for his car. Yorktown police charged Cristian David Rodriguez-Pulido, 20, of Peekskill, with third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and false inspection certificate, misdemeanors, and amplified exhaust, a


Rivertowns: 5 Foreclosed Houses Near You

RIVERTOWNS, NY — Don't have a lot to spend, but still looking to buy a house nearby? Don't lose hope yet. A tour of the most recently foreclosed properties in the Rivertowns area might be just the place to start!


'Something Clearly Went Wrong': Alleged Mob Boss Murderer Returns to NYC to Face Charges

The 24-year-old man arrested in connection with the killing of Francesco Cali, a reputed boss of the Gambino crime family who was gunned down in a brazen hit earlier this month, returned to Staten Island Monday to face charges.


You Can Own Daryl Hall’s $16 Million Palatial Dutchess County Estate

The most expensive home for sale in Dutchess County was owned by a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. If you're looking for a new home and love rock and roll, I have just the place for you. You can own a massive estate that was once owned by Darl Hall of Hall and Oates. The price tag? $16,900,000.


N.J. Marijuana Legalization: State Postpones Vote On Approving Recreational Use

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Monday was thought to be the day New Jersey would decide whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana. It’s not going to happen. Early in the afternoon the vote was put on hold, presumably because the measure doesn’t have enough support to pass. It’s possible t


Rockland Man With Suspended License Faces Drug Charge

CLARKSTOWN, NY – A Spring Valley man stopped on the Thruway Saturday faces charges in Clarkstown and was turned over to Stony Point police. At 2:26 a.m. March 23, state police stopped a vehicle on I-87 in the town of Clarkstown for several vehicle and traffic violations. During their interview of th


Raging Fire Leaves 6 Hudson Valley Families Homeless

An intense fire left six Hudson Valley families homeless. On Friday around 6:30 p.m., first responders rushed to a large fire at 1305 Whispering Hills Drive in the Town of Chester, a large townhouse which houses a number of families.


St Patrick’s Day Crackdown results in 31 Arrests for Dutchess County Agencies

St Patrick’s Day Crackdown results in 31 Arrests for Dutchess County Agencies. During the St Patrick’s Day Crackdown period of March 15, 2019 thru March 18, 2019 members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Town and City of Poughkeepsie Police Departments, Town of Hyde Par


Work Has Begun On Poughkeepsie’s $250 Million Hudson Heritage

Change is coming to Poughkeepsie in the form of the $250 million Hudson Heritage project which will change the complexion of the Route 9 corridor across from Marist College. According to the Final Environmental Impact Statement, a total of 750 new residential units will be constructed along with 350


Popular Hudson Valley Just-A-Buck Store Set To Close

Customers will have to find other places in New Paltz to find good deals after word comes that the Just-A-Buck located at 260 Main Street will close its doors for good. They'll be holding a celebration for the final day this Sunday from 10 AM until 6 PM. There will be a bake sale and if you buy seve


Michael Avenatti charged with trying to extort more than $20 million from Nike

NEW YORK — The Manhattan US Attorney’s office said Monday that it is charging attorney Michael Avenatti “for attempting to extract more than $20 million in payments from a publicly traded company by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational


Bring on Spring at These 7 Hudson Valley Happenings

A Super Smash Bros night in Newburgh, a beer release party in Poughkeepsie, and more from this week’s picks for things to do around the Hudson Valley. If you like beer and you love Super Smash Bros., you’ll be in your element at Newburgh Brewing’s epic Thursday evening event. Styled as a king of the


Cuomo criticizes Democrats for anti-Trump agenda

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday criticized fellow Democrats — including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — saying they’re spending too much time attacking President Trump and not enough time explaining their own vision for the nation.


Two $1M Powerball Tickets Sold In NY As New Jackpot Swells To $750M, Fourth Largest Ever

No one has won the Powerball jackpot since the day after Christmas, and now, the newest jackpot has swelled to the fourth largest total ever. The grand prize for the drawing on Wednesday, March 27 is now just over $750 million.


Man Caught on Camera Continuously Groping Woman in Brooklyn: NYPD

A woman fought off a man caught on video continuously groping her in Brooklyn. The NYPD released surveillance video of the woman with an umbrella fighting off the man trying to grope her backside several times on March 10 at around 8 a.m.


Wanted: Alert Issued For Woman Accused Of Trying To Use $1K In Counterfeit Bills

New York State Police investigators have issued an alert for a wanted woman who allegedly attempted to purchase hundreds of dollars in merchandise at an Orange County department store with fake currency.