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Poughkeepsie police charge second man in murder investigation

POUGHKEEPSIE - Poughkeepsie city police have charged a second suspect with murder in the Nov. 5 fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man. Police responding to a shots-fired call at 3:24 a.m. on Nov 5 at the intersection of Mill and Garden streets found the victim, Jaquain Johnson, formerly of the Bronx,


Return of an Ulster County landfill?

Most of us beyond a certain age can remember that resounding war cry when Ulster County attempted, and failed, to locate a county landfill at Winston Farm just west of the Thruway exit in Saugerties. Protest songs were written. “Dump, dump the garbage dump!” and “Dump here? Never!” echoed all throug


"Cultural Humility" training scheduled for Feb. 28 in Poughkeepsie

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — The Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County will host a free presentation, "Cultural Humility," at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the county Department of Emergency Response, 392 Creek Road, Poughkeepsie.


Police Asking For Public's Help In IDing Suspect

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — State police are asking for the public's help in solving a case of identity theft. On Jan. 29, an unidentified woman used the personal information of a woman from Massena, St. Lawrence County, to fraudulently open a Verizon Wireless account at the Cellular Sales Store in the Pough


Dutchess Community College plans Women's History Month events

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — In celebration of Women's History Month, Dutchess Community College has scheduled a series of events that will showcase women in history, science, health and literature.


6 Hudson Valley Buildings Named After Slave Owners to be Renamed

Six buildings in the Hudson Valley will be renamed because they are currently named after slave owners. On Thursday, the SUNY New Paltz College Council voted by a 4-3 margin to approve the resolution to rename six campus buildings, named after the first European settlers in New Paltz who also owned


Ulster County Democrats back candidates for 19 of 23 Legislature seats

KINGSTON, N.Y. — The Ulster County Democratic Committee has endorsed candidates for 19 of the for 23 seats in the Ulster County Legislature. The four seats for which no Democrat was nominated during the party's convention Wednesday are occupied by Republicans.


Second arrest made in Poughkeepsie shooting death

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — A second man has been charged with murder in the November fatal shooting a man near the Poughkeepsie arterial, city police said Thursday. Oba Johnson, 39, of the city of Poughkeepsie, was arrested about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, on a warrant charging him with the felony of


Racism, bullying & sexual assault in New Paltz schools not being adequately addressed, say some parents

During the public comment portion of the recent regular meeting of the New Paltz Central School District Board of Education on Wednesday, February 13, a number of parents of students in the district expressed their dissatisfaction with school administration response to a succession of troubling inci


Democrats endorse Pat Ryan to run for Ulster County executive

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Former Democratic congressional candidate Pat Ryan could be on his way to becoming the next Ulster County executive. Ryan, of Gardiner, defeated fellow Democrat Pat Courtney Strong for the party nomination by a weighted vote of 16,117 to 11,616 during the Ulster County Democratic co


New York's State Prisons Are Brutal and Deadly. That's Something We Can Change

It shouldn’t take celebrity Instagram posts to kindle New Yorkers’ outrage about an unexplained and possibly unnatural death in one of our state prisons. Yet that is what happened in the case of Anthony Myrie, who died last week at the age of 24 after collapsing at Greene Correctional Facility in th


2nd Arrest In November Fatal Shooting

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — A city man was arrested and charged Wednesday with second-degree murder for a fatal shooting in November. Oba Johnson, 39, of the City of Poughkeepsie, is the second person to be arrested in the murder of Jacquain Johnson, who was found with a single gunshot wound in his chest Nov


Norovirus Reported At Vassar Brothers Medical Center

A single case of norovirus has been confirmed at Vassar Brothers Medica Center in Poughkeepsie, but the center does not believe there is an "outbreak." "We had a suspected case of norovirus come in through our Emergency Department on Feb. 14, said John R. Nelson, Director of Public and Community Aff


Casting for HBO film of Wally Lamb book in Poughkeepsie

An open casting call is being held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for the HBO adaptation of Wally Lamb's "I Know This Much is True" starring Mark Ruffalo. The casting call will be at 22 IBM Road suite 205.


Boil water advisory issued in Milton after E.coli sample tests positive

MILTON, N.Y. (WRGB) – A boil water advisory has been issued for Heritage Springs customers in the Town of Milton after an E.coli sample tested positive. To ensure that disease causing organisms do not exist in their drinking water, residents need to boil water or use bottled water, certified for sal


Dispensary Opens In The Hudson Valley

A marijuana dispensary has opened up in Dutchess County. According to a press release, a new marijuana dispensary has opened in the Hudson Valley. iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc., or iAnthus, has opened a marijuana dispensary in Wappingers Falls. The name of the dispensary will be Citiva Hudson Valle


Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York

We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l


Tanker truck crash, fuel spill shuts down New Jersey highway

MARLBORO, New Jersey (WABC) -- A tanker truck crash and fuel spill has completely shut down a New Jersey highway Friday morning. The crash involved more than one truck and happened just before 10 a.m. on Route 9 at CR 520/Robertsville Road in Marlboro.


Hudson Valley Taxpayers Shocked by Lower Refunds This Year

If you haven't had your taxes done yet, you may be terrified after hearing so many horror stories this year. According to Dave LIngardo from Taxpert Tax Service in Hopewell Junction, the stories are true. But, it's not all bad news. Because of the drastic changes to the tax laws this year, many peop


Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Being Charged With Soliciting Prostitute

Police in Florida are charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, saying they have videotape of him paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor.