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Metro-North engineer William Rockefeller operated erratically before fatal crash: Lawyers

Sen. Charles Schumer, speaking at the Brewster train station, says the MTA is behind schedule in installing Positive Train Control to automatically stop a speeding train before it crashes, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.Tania Savayan/lohud

LOHUD.COM - 2018-08-15 11:00:00

Regal Cinemas at Hudson Valley Mall closing on Thursday

Town of Ulster, N.Y. >> Regal Cinemas 12, the movie theater multiplex in the Hudson Valley Mall, will close Thursday, according to a sign at the theater.

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-08-14 22:41:10

District Court Logs, Aug.7-10, 2018

Errol E. Sullivan, 33, Northampton. Held on $100,000 bail without prejudice on charge of breaking and entering into a building in daytime for felony and larceny over $1,200. Continued until pretrial conference on 9/5/18.

RECORDER - 2018-08-15 17:44:46

Resorts World Catskills struggling financially: report

Resorts World Catskills, the $1 billion casino that opened in February, incurred a $58 million loss in the first six months of the year, including $37 million in the last three months.

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-08-15 18:38:00

Hope Rocks Festival at Cantine Veterans Memorial Complex in Saugerties on Aug. 18, 19

The second annual Hope Rocks Festival, which seeks to bring attention to the issues of addiction, depression and suicide, will take place Saturday, Aug. 18, from noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Aug, 19, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Cantine Veterans Memorial Complex, Washington Avenue, Saugerties.

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-08-15 18:41:56

Man found with nearly 2 pounds of marijuana during Greene County traffic stop, state police charge

COXSACKIE, N.Y. >> A Long Island man who was allegedly transporting nearly two pounds of marijuana was arrested on the New York State Thruway after a traffic stop, state police said Tuesday.

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-08-14 15:07:00

Hudson Valley Mall announces start of Hudson Valley READS, which aims to promote reading

TOWN OF ULSTER, N.Y. >> The Hudson Valley Mall has announced the start of Hudson Valley READS, a program designed to publicly promote reading through special events.

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-08-15 21:34:32

Overdose Awareness Day: Walkway event, others shine light without stigma

One lost her first grandson, her family’s shining light, who had been saved by rehab until one night, his last night, one year ago.

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-08-15 11:00:00

1.8 Pounds Of Pots Seized After Traffic Stop

COXSACKIE, NY — On August 13, around 10:51 a.m., State police stopped a vehicle on I-87, in the Town of Coxsackie for vehicle and traffic violations. During the interviewing of the driver for the traffic violations, probable cause to search the vehicle and its occupants was established.

PATCH - 2018-08-14 17:02:43

Bear spotted roaming in Greene County

ATHENS, N.Y. (WRGB) - A bear has been spotted in Greene County.A viewer submitted photos of an encounter on South Washington Street in Athens.The viewer says the bear was staring in her mom's kitchen window on Tuesday morning. The bear took down a bird feeder, ate some of it and took off."Beautiful

WRGB - 2018-08-14 10:11:16

Black bear spotted in local community

“The paws on that window it was no fun haha,” Ella Erceg, a 91-year-old Athens resident, said.

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-08-14 20:05:12

Metro-North engineer William Rockefeller operated erratically before fatal crash

Former Metro-North engineer William Rockefeller was operating his train erratically even before he fell asleep at the controls along a curve in the Bronx, killing four passengers in the deadliest derailment in the railroad’s history, attorneys for the commuter rail claim.

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-08-15 11:00:00

Traffic: Downed tree closes Route 9A southbound

There are several state roadwork projects scheduled this week in Westchester and Putnam counties, on the Hutchinson River, Saw Mill River, Sprain Brook and Taconic State parkways; Cross County Parkway, Routes 1, 6, 9, 9A, 9D, 22, 100, 100B, 100C, 117, 127, 128, 141 and 202; and Interstate 684; accor

LOHUD.COM - 2018-08-14 11:44:00

Convicted kidnapper who maintained innocence dies in Coxsackie prison

Eighteen-year-old Heidi Marie Allen was working alone on Easter Sunday, April 3, 1994, as a cashier at the D&W Convenience Store in New Haven, Oswego County when she vanished.

TIMES UNION - 2018-08-14 13:14:37

Flash flood watch issued for region

Showers and scattered thunderstorms are expected to contain heavy rain during the day and into the evening. Rainfall amounts of one to two inches, with locally higher amounts, are expected. That amount of rainfall in a relatively short amount of time will have the potential to cause rapid flooding a

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-08-14 09:32:17

Strong T-Storms Heading To Parts Of Mid-Hudson Valley

Strong thunderstorms are headed to Columbia, Dutchess and eastern Ulster counties Tuesday. At 2:43 p.m., radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Catskill to near Rhinebeck to Poughkeepsie to near Beacon. Movement was northeast at 30 mph.

PATCH - 2018-08-14 18:50:13

Police searching for suspects in stabbing

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (NEWS10) - Pittsfield Police are searching for two suspects they say are responsible for an attack that put a man in the hospital.Police say just before 8 p.m. Sunday, the suspect's approached a homeless man in the area of 197 Tyler Street and demanded he give them something.The ma

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-08-14 15:22:22

Lunch ladies charged in half-million dollar scam

Joanne Pascarelli, 61, of Stratford, and her sister Marie Wilson, 67, of Wilton, turned themselves in to New Canaan Police over the weekend after warrants were issued for their arrest. Both have been charged with larceny and defrauding a public community for purportedly stealing $478,588 from 2012 t


Rhinebeck town officials seek longer comment period on proposed tide-controlling barriers that could affect Hudson River

“We need to know what the ramifications are and we need more public input,” she said. “Some of storm barriers could cut off the tidal flow of our river, and that would be devastating. The river would die. It’s a tidal river.”

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-08-14 16:51:50

Four hurt in two-car crash on Thruway in Catskill

CATSKILL, N.Y. >> A two-car crash on the New York state Thruway Saturday afternoon left four persons injured, according to the Thruway state police.