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Orange County and nature museum to sell compost bins and rain barrels

CORNWALL - The Orange County Orange County DPW Division of Environmental Facilities has collaborated with The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall to sell compost bins and rainwater barrels for up to 50 percent off retail prices.


New Details Emerge on Boy Scouts' 'Perversion Files'; Thousands of Boy Scout Leaders Face Child Sex Allegations

Alarming new details have surfaced about how many people were listed in the Boy Scouts of America’s “perversion files,” according to lawyers who demand the full release of thousands of names of alleged offenders in the files. Nearly 200 of them are from New York and New Jersey.


GOSHEN - The Orange County Department of Health is advising residents that the number of confirmed measles cases in the County is now 20 and that there has continued to be a steady increase in the number of cases in the Hudson Valley and New York City region.

“With friends and family getting together for the Passover and Easter Holidays, we are especially concerned about the spread of measles which is highly contagious,” said Commissioner of Health Dr. Irina Gelman.


Chanel Lewis sentenced to life in prison for murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano

QUEENS — More than two and a half years after the murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, and after two trials and the postponement of the killer’s initial sentencing, Chanel Lewis learned his fate Tuesday.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


You Can Take A Picture With A Real Easter Bunny In Orange County

Everyone knows the Easter Bunny that's a person dressed in a costume, but this year you can take a picture with a real Easter bunny. If you're looking to get away from the typical mall Easter Bunny shoot for the kids, there's a place in the Hudson Valley that is mixing it up. Instead of having someo


Upstate NY drug company fined $20M; ex-CEO indicted over opioids

A drug distributor in Upstate New York has been fined $20 million and its former head has been indicted over opioids. The Associated Press reports an indictment unsealed Tuesday reveals the Rochester Drug Co-Operative (RDC) and its ex-CEO Laurence Doud III have been charged over allegations the comp


Measles Cases Increase In Orange County

GOSHEN, NY — The Orange County Department of Health said Friday that the number of confirmed measles cases in the county is now 20, and that there has continued to be a steady increase in the number of cases in the Hudson Valley and New York City region.


Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole

WATERTOWN N.Y. — After being found guilty for murdering his wife and a New York State trooper, a North Country man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentencing comes two years after Justin Walters shot his wife 13 times in their home in Theresa.


With 2 kids in the car on Easter Sunday, Brooklyn, N.Y., man led police on 120 mph chase on I-78, cops say

A Brooklyn, N.Y., man hit speeds of 120 mph with two unrestrained kids in the car while trying to flee from a state trooper on Interstate 78 Easter Sunday in Salisbury Township.


"Only Orly" of Ringwood is a Top Real Estate Team for 2018

RINGWOOD, N.J. (April 23, 2019) — The Orly Steinberg team, "Only Orly," ranked in the Top Three real estate sales teams (of four-plus members) at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, New York for 2018 based on total units sold. Steinberg and her team are affiliate


Heavy, gusty thunderstorms to rumble from New York state to Kentucky

While a severe weather outbreak is not expected, heavy, gusty thunderstorms will stretch from the eastern Great Lakes to the western slopes of the central Appalachians and part of the Ohio Valley into Tuesday evening.


Volunteers donate time, effort to playground in Warwick

WARWICK — It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a community to raise a playground. Kerri Foley made the observation as she gazed at the scene of nearly 100 volunteers hammering, carrying lumber, and sinking posts in the midday sun at Stanley Deming Park on Tuesday, during Warwick Playgro


2 arrested after fleeing Rockland County hit and run crashes

CENTRAL NYACK, Rockland County (WABC) -- Two suspects are in custody after police in Rockland County say they fled a pair of hit and run crashes Tuesday morning. The situation unfolded just before 8 a.m. on Route 59 in front of the Palisades Mall in Central Nyack.


Can You Hear Us Now?

In little more than six months, the Township of Mahwah has done a complete "360". Early October lows, to November highs, and then unfortunately, back again. Much to the dismay of thousands of loyal residents, Mahwah looks to have returned to the days of gridlock, personal agendas and backstabbing.


Middletown man sentenced in shooting

GOSHEN - A Middletown man was sentenced Tuesday in Orange County Court to 10 years in prison for shooting and seriously injuring another man. Modesto Santiago, 20, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault in the case, admitting to shooting the 27-year-old victim the night of Aug. 30 on Monhagen Avenue


Seven Dutchess Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

New York State Police troopers in the Hudson Valley removed 18 allegedly impaired drivers from the roadway during the holiday weekend. On Friday, April 19, State Police troopers from Wappinger arrested Robert J. Fluri, 55, of Fishkill, for Aggravated DWI. He was traveling on State Route 9 in Wapping


Medication Take-Back Days Set For Putnam, Dutchess

Prescription medication take-back days have been scheduled for Putnam and Dutchess County residents. These days give residents the opportunity to dispose of old, expired, unneeded or unwanted prescription drugs, OTC drugs and even pet medications in a safe and anonymous way at a series of drop-off l


Wallkill school district alerts parents to threat made on social media

HAMLET OF WALLKILL – A post on social media directed at high school students was perceived by Wallkill school district officials to be a threat. Wallkill Superintendent Kevin Castle said in a letter to parents posted on the district’s web site Monday that they learned of the threat late last week.


2 NYPD Patrol Officers Under Investigation For Response To Fatal Ax Attack

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two NYPD officers are under investigation for what they allegedly did while responding to this weekend’s fatal ax attack on a pregnant woman in Brooklyn.