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6-month investigation ends in Columbia County drug busts

HUDSON - The Columbia County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspected drug dealers this week after seizing drugs, cash and guns during multiple raids planned over the course of six months. On Tuesday, the sheriff's office, Hudson police and state Division of Parole used a warrant to search a reside

TIMES UNION - 2018-03-23 18:33:04

Red Hook man pleads guilty to two charges of criminal sex act with minors

A Red Hook man pleaded guilty to charges related to committing a sex act with two separate minors under the age of 15, according to Dutchess County Senior Assistant District Attorney Joelle Morabito-Cruz. Tashawn Miles, 27, was charged with first-degree criminal sex act with a victim less than 13 an

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-03-23 22:30:05

Berkshire jury finds Pittsfield man, 43, guilty of raping teen

PITTSFIELD - A Berkshire Superior Court jury on Friday found Christopher L. Root guilty of raping a 15-year-old girl over 4-month period in 2014. Root, 43, was found guilty of two counts of rape and abuse of a childr aggravated by age difference, and a single count of indecent assault and battery on

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-03-23 16:23:18

Man headed to prison for DWI with child

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. BALLSTON SPA -- A Warrensburg man who drove drunk with a child in his vehicle last fall on the Northway was sentenced Wednesday to up to 3 years in state prison. Matthew J. Centerbar, 38, of Rollies Road, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated driving while

POST-STAR - 2018-03-22 10:01:00

Drug defendant to police: 'The stuff in that car puts me in prison for the rest of my life'

SPRINGFIELD -- Five men from Western Massachusetts have been charged in connection with a Mexican drug trafficking right that brought dozens of kilos of cocaine, heroin and pure Fentanyl to communities across the country including Greater Springfield. David Cruz, 40, of Westfield, was the first to b

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-03-22 15:43:50

Sheriff: Highland man tried to discard narcotics during traffic stop

LLOYD - The Ulster County Sheriff's Office said a Highland man tried to discard suspected narcotics when a sheriff's K-9 officer stopped him on Route 9W Tuesday evening. The sheriff's office said Michael S. Spiecker, 32, of Highland, was pulled over for several traffic infractions on Route 9W at 6:4

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2018-03-22 13:18:09

Law to charge drug dealers with homicide passes NY Senate for fifth time

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - According to the CDC, more than 42,000 people died of opioid drug overdoses in 2016. While current law makes it difficult to hold dealers responsible in New York, that could change under a bill passed by the New York Senate on Wednesday. It's still tough for Tim Murdick to lo

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-03-22 03:20:41

Officials voice concerns over proposed drug rehab center

HUNTER - Greene County legislators and health professionals met with members of a drug rehabilitation facility based in Queens last week to discuss opening a 60-bed residential center in a private lodge near Hunter that would primarily serve patients from the city, Hunter Town Board members said. Re

HUDSONVALLEY360.COM - 2018-03-23 06:30:00

Man charged after 2017 raid now charged in drug death

Police work at 16 Cherry St. on Feb. 10, 2017, after a drug raid in which Steven M. Boice was arrested. Photographer: Erica Miller/Daily Gazette Photographer ALBANY -- An accused drug dealer who was arrested last year is now accused of providing drugs that caused a fatal overdose, federal prosecutor


2 Columbia County residents charged with disclosing grand jury information

Two Columbia County residents face felony charges for intentionally disclosing confidential information they obtained while serving on a grand jury, according to state police. Stephanie H. Monseu, 49, of Hudson, and Wayne Coe, 56, of Chatham, were arrested Tuesday and charged with the felony of unla


Village of Saugerties woman charged with check forgery

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. >> A village woman is alleged to have cashed a $4,500 check written on a closed checking account that she originally opened, without permission, in another woman's name, according to Saugerties police. Elizabeth M. Carney, 35, of 18 Market St., Apt. 3, was arrested Wednesday and cha

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-03-22 04:00:00

Car crashes into Schenectady school

Schenectady firefighters inspect damage to a classroom at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School after this car drove though a window on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Schenectady firefighters inspect damage to a classroom at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School after this car drove though a windo


Traffic: Roads clear after nor'easter

Embed x Share CLOSE VIDEOS: SPRING NOR'EASTER HITS LOWER HUDSON VALLEY Video: Checking out the nor'easter in New City | 12:12 Lohud.com reporter Tom Zambito and photographer John Meore get out into the weather in New City during the spring nor'easter Toby, March 21, 2018. John Meore/lohud 1 of 10 S

LOHUD.COM - 2018-03-22 11:21:59

Jury gets case of man accused of raping teenager

PITTSFIELD - "This is a hard case," Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Rachael Eramo told jurors Thursday morning. "It's about rape, it's about abuse, it's about secrets and it's time for it to be done." Eramo addressed the jury during closing arguments in the trial of Christopher Root, accused

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

DA: 28 Arrested During Hudson Valley Drug Sale Investigations

Twenty-one were arrested for allegedly selling drugs in the Hudson Valley. Many others are accused of possessing an assortment of drugs. Over the past three weeks members of URGENT, a countywide task force commissioned to combat gang violence and drug trafficking in Ulster County, concluded a multi-


Pittsfield (Massachusetts) police say no school threats here, please stop sharing Facebook image of Pittsfield (New Hampshire) threat

Pittsfield police are asking Facebook users in Berkshire County to stop posting an image of a school threat against the Pittsfield Middle and High School -- which is in Pittsfield, New Hampshire. The department posted on its Facebook page that the threat circulating around Berkshire County is being

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-03-23 00:04:07

Nor'easter: Poughkeepsie predicted to get 4-6 inches; southern Dutchess to be hit hardest

A nor'easter anticipated to hit the mid-Hudson Valley this afternoon could impact the evening commute as southern Dutchess is predicted to be hit hardest by the snow. Snowfall is expected to start around midday, according to the National Weather Service in Albany. Poughkeepsie is expected to get 1-3


Poughkeepsie fugitive had counterfeit credit cards, driver's licenses: Police

Subscribed, but don't have a login? A Poughkeepsie woman wanted in the state of Georgia was charged with eight counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree after being stopped by state police in the Town of Wappinger. On Monday at approximately 2:50 p.m. state police sto


Ulster task force makes 28 arrests on drug, weapon charges

Twenty-eight men and women have been arrested over a three-week span as the result of a multi-month series of investigations conducted by URGENT, Ulster County's task force to combat gang violence and drug trafficking, according to a joint press release from Ulster Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum and Ulste


Student arrested at Cohoes High School after alleged shooting threat

COHOES - Cohoes High School went into lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a student called 911 just before 2 p.m. to warn of an imminent shooting. The caller was identified by police and arrested at the high school, according to Cohoes Police Chief Bill Heslin. The teen - who, despite rumors, was not a