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Sex Offender Reports Move From Poughkeepsie to Hyde Park
A registered sex offender convicted of sexually abusing a teenage girl has changed addresses in Dutchess County. The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Dutchess County residents regarding the residency of 30-year-old Anthony Ferdon, who has moved from a
BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons
Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo
Rt. 209 will close for shooting of Ruffalo’s HBO miniseries
The Ulster Town Board last week backed a request by HBO to shut down four miles of Route 209 for three separate days between April and June for the filming of a miniseries based on Wally Lamb’s best-selling 1998 novel I Know This Much is True.
Amazon ditches New York HQ plans, rules out more bids
STAMFORD — Amazon said Thursday that it would abandon plans for a new headquarters in Queens, N.Y. — a seismic announcement that jettisons a project that would have brought an estimated 25,000 jobs to the city.
Meet some of the animals at the Dutchess SPCA in need of a home
HYDE PARK, N.Y. — The Dutchess County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to providing temporary shelter for stray and homeless companion animals and to protecting animals from cruelty and neglect, according to the agency's website.
High School Girls Basketball: Kingston falls to Newburgh
NEWBURGH, N.Y. — Kingston High's girls basketball team played better Thursday, but still absorbed its 14th loss of the year, falling to Newburgh Free Academy 57-47. Gabby Palladino scored 19 points and Alaysia Williams added 11 to lead the Goldbacks.
Wanted: Alert Issued For Suspect At Large In Poughkeepsie
New York State Police investigators in Poughkeepsie are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a wanted man with a warrant out for his arrest. Police issued an alert for 34-year-old Keon Sterling, who is wanted on charges that include multiple counts of criminal possession of
Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer
Teen Accused Of Having Fake Money
PLEASANT VALLEY, NY — An 18-year-old was accused of having and using fake money. State police said the teen, who was not named, was charged with possession of a forged instrument, a felony, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor.
Cops: Unlicensed Man Causes Car to Fall 100 Feet in Hudson Valley
A man allegedly driving without a license is accused of hitting a car, causing it to fall 100 feet down an embankment. As previously reported, this past Wednesday, a car fell about 100 feet over an embankment near the Racoon Saloon on Route 9W in Marlboro and landed vertically into a body of water.
Homeless man convicted of murder in death of former Woodstock man
CATSKILL, N.Y. >> A Greene County jury on Friday convicted a homeless man in the death of a former Woodstock resident whose remains were found buried at a house in Catskill on Feb. 6, 2018.
Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course
HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud
Rosendale highway boss laments snow being dumped in roads by private plows
ROSENDALE, N.Y. – Town Highway Superintendent Robert Gallagher is going after “snow jockeys” who plow private driveways and leave evidence of their work on roads, creating potential hazards for drivers.
Ulster County Judge Donald Williams won't seek re-election
KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County Judge Donald A. Williams will retire from the bench at the end of this year, he announced Friday. "After careful consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election," he wrote in a statement.
EMTs Pick Up Fallen American Flag During Snowstorm
EMTs in the City of Poughkeepsie went out of their way during Tuesday's snowstorm to stop and pick up a fallen American flag. Mobile Life Support Services Paramedic and U.S. Army Sergeant Dan Rivera and EMT Larry Lawless were on duty in the City of Poughkeepsie on Tuesday night during the snow storm
Ready Coffee Ready To Open In Hudson Valley
WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY — Are you Ready for some coffee? A company that has its headquarters and coffee roasting facility in Dutchess County is set to open a coffee shop in Wappingers Falls.
5 people dead, 5 officers wounded in Aurora, Illinois shooting; gunman also killed
AURORA, Ill. — Five people were killed and five police officers were wounded when a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, city police Chief Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday night.
High-Risk Sex Offender Leaves Prison, Moves in Hudson Valley
A high-risk sex offender was released from prison and is now living within walking distance of a number of popular businesses. The Kingston Police Department announced on their Facebook page Level-3 Sex Offender Jonah Bullock left the Ulster County Jail and moved to a home on Downs Street in Kingsto
Police: Inmate choked female correction officer
FISHKILL - An inmate charged at a female correction officer and choked her at the Fishkill Correctional Facility, according to police. Police say the officer was questioning the inmate about bulges in his pockets and that's when he threw food at her before putting the officer in a chokehold.
County Expands Outreach to Veterans in the Criminal Justice System
Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro announced the Division of Veterans’ Services has begun a new initiative to engage military veterans currently in the criminal justice system to connect them to services, including the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Vet2Vet Peer Support Program.