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Questions about prison safety arise after Greene County inmate deaths

GREENE COUNTY, N.Y. (WRGB) - One week after the death of an inmate at Greene Correctional Facility, more stories are being shared about what's been witnessed inside the walls of the prison.


Two vie for Greene County Sheriff

CAIRO — Two candidates with deep backgrounds in law enforcement announced they are seeking the Republican party nomination to run for the four-year term of Greene County sheriff.


New York State Court of Appeals: Public allowed to see police body camera footage

NEW YORK (AP) — Police body camera footage is subject to public disclosure under New York law, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The Appellate Division panel rejected a police union’s argument that body camera footage constitutes a personnel record and is therefore covered by a state law keeping


Olana State Historic Site to host 10th annual Panorama Summer Program

HUDSON, N.Y. — The Olana Partnership’s 10th annual Panorama Summer Program for youth is scheduled in July at the Olana State Historic Site. These programs are delivered by certified teachers, professionals and museum educators.


Group of co-workers claims largest jackpot in New York State Lottery history

CBS NY - The ticket to the largest Mega Millions jackpot in New York State Lottery history was claimed Tuesday. The eighth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history now belongs to a group of 23 co-workers who came forward anonymously in January to form an LLC named, appropriately, "New Life 2019."


Man awaits sentencing in death of Catskill neighbor

A man is in the Greene County Jail awaiting sentencing in the murder of his former neighbor. Carlos Graham was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder, in connection with the death of Brandyn Foster in Catskill in January 2017.


Black Bridge restoration project makes history

CATSKILL — The Greene County Highway Department received the 2018 Historical Restoration/Preservation Project of the Year Award for its restoration of the storm-ravaged Black Bridge in Catskill.


Case of 'zombie deer disease' confirmed in New York state

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about "zombie deer disease" that affects deer, elk, and moose. As of January, 24 states have reported cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), according to the CDC, including a reported case in Oneida Co


1 Pound Of Pot Found During Traffic Stop: NYSP

WOODBURY, NY — State police arrested a Wappingers Falls woman after a traffic violation and accused her of having more than a pound of marijuana. Troopers stopped a vehicle being driven by Lindsey A. Abrams, 29, of Wappingers Falls, around 2:15 a.m. Feb 19 on I-87 in the Town of Woodbury.


Saugerties woman charged with drunken driving after crashing into tree

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — A village woman who was injured when her vehicle struck a tree alongside state Route 32 in the town has been charged with drunken driving, police said Tuesday.


Families desperate for answers after Greene County Correctional deaths

GREENE COUNTY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Two recent deaths at a local state prison have two families desperate for answers. Inmate Anthony Myrie, 24, died last Monday, and 38-year-old inmate Delmus Tanner died last November. Both died at the hospital following incidents at the Greene Correctional Facility.


Cold Case: Body found in a Greenville swamp back in 1991

TOWN OF GREENVILLE, NY (WRGB) State Police are still investigating a decades old cold case after the skeletal remains of a man were discovered in a swamp in the Town of Greenville.


Mixed precipitation expected today with up to 2 inches of snow, some ice

KINGSTON, N.Y. — The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Mid-Hudson region. The advisory goes into effect at 4 p.m. Wednesday and will last until 7 a.m. Thursday.


Lawmakers upgrade county bus route, schedule

HUDSON — Columbia County released a new schedule and route map for its bus system Tuesday after it was brought to officials’ attention the schedule did not reflect the route the buses travel.


Fairview’s Payless soon to be no more

HUDSON — For some shoppers, it’s been the place to go for tap and ballet shoes for their children. For others, sneakers and snow boots. But the Payless ShoeSource in Fairview Plaza will soon be no more.


Inmate death puts Greene in crosshairs

It is an occasion feared by families, correction officers and prison administrators. Anthony Myrie, 24, of New York City, an inmate at Greene Correctional Facility in Coxsackie, died Feb. 11. Myrie’s family had dozens of questions about his death and tried to get answers, but they were left pleading


ePlanned prison closures could impact Twin Counties

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to close three prisons statewide won’t affect law enforcement’s ability to do its job in the Twin Counties, officials said, but could have an economic impact on the area should a local facility be among those closed.


Catskill reserves $250K to improve water

CATSKILL — The village board of trustees authorized a $250,000 bond Wednesday for upgrades to the village’s water system. The village will repay the bond, which will be issued through the Bank of Greene County, in quarterly payments of $15,000 for five years. The resolution, which includes purchasin


Meadow Ridge Heritage Barn restoration

COXSACKIE — The Bronck Museum in Coxsackie, the site of the oldest surviving home in upstate New York, will soon unveil a meticulously restored late 19th century hay barn to allow visitors to explore the agricultural history of the Hudson Valley.


One of 2 city residential properties sold, another for sale

HUDSON — The city is hoping to place two vacant residential properties back on the tax rolls. Resolutions authorizing the sale of 6 Lucille Drive and placing a For Sale sign on a vacant lot on Spring Street were approved by the Common Council at its formal meeting Tuesday. Since both properties are