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Man killed by train in Columbia County

STOCKPORT, N.Y. — A man was found dead Tuesday morning following a report that a train struck a pedestrian on railroad tracks in this Columbia County town, state police said.


Rockland declaring state of emergency over measles outbreak, will bar unvaccinated from public places

ROCKLAND COUNTY, New York (WABC) -- Rockland County is declaring of state of emergency Tuesday over the ongoing measles outbreak and barring unvaccinated people from public places.


Trains in Albany, north of Hudson stopped after train strikes, kills person on tracks

ALBANY - Two Amtrak trains were stopped Tuesday morning, one in Albany, after a train struck and killed a person on the tracks in Columbia County, officials said. The incident happened at about 10:45 a.m. in the Town of Stockport, north of Hudson, near Station Road, state police said.


1 Dead After Being Struck By Train In Hudson Valley

STOCKPORT, NY — State police are investigating a train strike fatality in Columbia County. Troopers were sent to Station Road in the Town of Stockport around 10:30 a.m. March 26 by Columbia 911.


NY state police to examine Rhinebeck site where new barracks is planned

RHINEBECK, N.Y. — The town has granted state police access to a 6-acre parcel at state Route 9G and Primrose Hill Road to determine if there are any environmental or archaeological barriers to using the property for a new state barracks.


Columbia County sex crime suspect faces new charges

LIVINGSTON, N.Y. — A former town resident who moved to Texas about a decade ago has been charged with five felony counts of sexual abuse of children under the age of 11, the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.


DA: Texas man assaulted multiple children in Columbia County

HUDSON — A Texas man was arraigned Monday on new charges that he allegedly sexually assaulted three children under 13 years old in Columbia County in the early-to-mid 1990s and 2000s.


New York State Man Steals Little Debbie Snack Truck

Maybe this guy just really wanted a Zebra Cake or one of their Oatmeal Creme Pies? In one of the state's stranger stories, WETM is reporting that an Elmira man allegedly took off in a Little Debbie snack delivery truck Monday. The 38 year-old man reportedly stole the truck from a loading dock.


Gov. Cuomo: Upstate voters, 'they don't know me as well'

NEW YORK (WHEC) -- During a nearly 30-minute radio interview on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo discussed the Mueller report, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's presidential campaign, and the state budget.


Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort Announces Star-Studded Entertainment Lineup For This Spring

The RW Epicenter Will Feature Country Star Clint Black, Comedians Sarah Silverman and Kevin James and Music Legend Paul Anka to Kick-Off a Calendar of Dynamic Performances. Clint Black – April 13 at 8:00pm, tickets now available.


Pair face drug, unlicensed operation charges

A Kingston man, who tried unsuccessfully to outrun a K-9, and a Saugerties woman were arrested by sheriff’s deputies and now face numerous charges after a traffic stop in the Town of Esopus.


AIM Program Could Be Cut From NY State Budget

STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – With the upcoming New York State Budget deadline fast approaching, the AIM program is facing a $60 million cut. If cuts are approved for the program, residents in Steuben County could see a tax increase.


Cell tower in Rhinebeck park appears unlikely

RHINEBECK, N.Y. — The Town Board wants no part in having a cell tower erected close to a pavilion that has taken years to build at Thompson-Mazzarella Park. And town Supervisor Elizabeth Spinzia said during a meeting Monday evening that the proposal by Wireless Edge had no chance of getting public s


Man dies hit by Amtrak train in Stockport

STOCKPORT — A man was killed after being struck by an Amtrak train carrying more than 100 passengers and crew traveling north near Station Road on Tuesday, police said. Amtrak Adirondack No. 69 was on its way from New York City to Montreal when it struck a person trespassing on the tracks in Stockpo


Ulster County clerk says she'll abide by law if undocumented immigrants are allowed NY driver's licenses

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack says she'll abide by a state law, if passed, that allows undocumented immigrants to get New York driver's licenses. Postupack, who oversees the local office of the state Department of Motor Vehicles, didn't state a personal position on the proposed


Colarusso refunds city for engineer costs

HUDSON — A. Colarusso and Son refunded the city over $12,000 for an engineer to study for the company’s dock repair project after a year-and-a-half-long legal battle between the two entities ended earlier this year, city officials said.


Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame: John Gambino

A 1985 graduate of Saugerties High School, John Gambino was a very good football player on some not very successful varsity football teams. Gambino, who will be inducted into the Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame next month, still played every down like it was the Super Bowl.


Fourth recent inmate death in Mid-Hudson Valley being investigated

COXSACKIE, N.Y. — The fourth death of a state prison inmate in the Mid-Hudson Valley in a span of about two months is under investigation, authorities said Monday. John Espinoza, 24, died Feb. 1 at the maximum-security Coxsackie Correctional Facility in Greene County, according to state police and t


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


(10:47 AM) Cuomo Announces Assistance For Farmers Impacted By Weather

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced available assistance for farmers impacted by extreme rainfall and wet weather conditions last summer. Last week, the federal government declared 12 counties across the state as natural disaster areas — among them Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.