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Two vie for Greene County Sheriff

CAIRO — Two candidates with deep backgrounds in law enforcement announced they are seeking the Republican party nomination to run for the four-year term of Greene County sheriff.


Suspect in November death at Greene prison already behind bars, DA says

COXSACKIE, N.Y. — The suspect in the strangulation of a Greene Correctional Facility inmate last fall is someone who already is incarcerated, Greene County District Attorney Joseph Stanzione said Tuesday.


Lewis County young woman named New York State Dairy Princess

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A young woman from Lewis County was crowned this year's New York State Dairy Princess. Reegan Domagala received the honor Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool. She has served as the Lewis County Dairy Princess since the spring of 2018. She will now spend the next year promo


Cold Case: Body found in a Greenville swamp back in 1991

TOWN OF GREENVILLE, NY (WRGB) State Police are still investigating a decades old cold case after the skeletal remains of a man were discovered in a swamp in the Town of Greenville.


Is your New York state tax preparer legit? Search 33,000 names

If your tax preparer is not an attorney, CPA or IRS enrolled agent, you can use our lookup to be sure he or she is registered to do your taxes in New York state. Look up registrations for more than 33,000 tax preparers in the search below. Enter a name or look for registrations by city. The list inc


Allegedly Drunk Hudson Valley Woman Crashes In To Tree

Looks like the long weekend isn't over for some. Is this another case of "weird Saugerties", or just a simple case of partying that got out of control?. Police say a 48-year woman crashed into a tree on Route 32 Tuesday. The Daily Freeman says the woman suffered some minor injuries. Police say that


Families desperate for answers after Greene County Correctional deaths

GREENE COUNTY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Two recent deaths at a local state prison have two families desperate for answers. Inmate Anthony Myrie, 24, died last Monday, and 38-year-old inmate Delmus Tanner died last November. Both died at the hospital following incidents at the Greene Correctional Facility.


Case of 'zombie deer disease' confirmed in New York state

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about "zombie deer disease" that affects deer, elk, and moose. As of January, 24 states have reported cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), according to the CDC, including a reported case in Oneida Co


Bethel Woods scales down Woodstock festival; adds Ringo Starr to lineup

BETHEL WOODS, N.Y. — After losing a main producer, plans for a three-day Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival on the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival have been scaled down.


Inmate's death after fight at Greene Correctional Facility said to be result of 'sudden cardiac arrest'

COXSACKIE, N.Y. — Breaking from their practice of not commenting about inmate deaths, state prison officials are now saying a 24-year-old prisoner who died last week at the Greene Correctional Facility succumbed to an apparent “sudden cardiac arrest.” In an emailed statement, state Department of Cor


Prison closing plan another state thriller

If the state announced three major sources of employment, possibly located in the town you call home, were going to be permanently closed, costing hundreds of jobs and the revenue those jobs deliver, it’s fair to say you would have questions.


Nassau woman accused of stealing from the dead

NASSAU, N.Y. (WRGB) - A Nassau woman is behind bars, accused of stealing from the dead. Diane Ferry is facing grand larceny and identity theft charges. Police say the 53-year-old was using the financial records of a deceased acquaintance to rack up $2,000 of fraudulent transactions.


Open Door Opens Dental Practice in Saugerties, NY

Saugerties, NY - Open Door Family Medical Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center focused on providing medical, dental and behavioral health care to patients regardless of insurance status or ability to pay, has opened a new dental facility at 16 West Bridge Street in Saugerties. People of all a


Black Bridge restoration project makes history

CATSKILL — The Greene County Highway Department received the 2018 Historical Restoration/Preservation Project of the Year Award for its restoration of the storm-ravaged Black Bridge in Catskill.


Man awaits sentencing in death of Catskill neighbor

A man is in the Greene County Jail awaiting sentencing in the murder of his former neighbor. Carlos Graham was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder, in connection with the death of Brandyn Foster in Catskill in January 2017.


Is there a culture of corruption amid NY State Troopers ranks?

Following Frank Report’s publication of the story entitled, ‘Albany area State Trooper lies in court, is caught; sex offender gets 10 years shaved off sentence’, the story of a New York State Trooper who lied on the witness stand and was caught – but probably won’t be punished — several New York Sta


City to weigh John L. Edwards school fate

HUDSON — The city will conduct a feasibility study for the former John L. Edwards Elementary School before converting it into the headquarters for its government offices. The John L. Edwards Elementary School, at 360 State St., closed its doors after the end of the 2017-18 school year and students i


Fairview’s Payless soon to be no more

HUDSON — For some shoppers, it’s been the place to go for tap and ballet shoes for their children. For others, sneakers and snow boots. But the Payless ShoeSource in Fairview Plaza will soon be no more.


Troy man arrested in connection to death of Schodack woman

TROY, N.Y. (WRGB) - A Troy man has been arrested in connection to the death of a 21-year-old of a Schodack woman. Troy police say 34-year-old Rashad Edwards was arrested Tuesday on an indictment warrant charging him in connection with the homicide of Brianna Haughton.


Howard to counsel city boards and committees

HUDSON – The city announced a change to its legal advisory group Friday. Andy Howard, corporation counsel for the city of Hudson, will become legal counsel to the city’s three regulatory boards, which include the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and the Historic Preservation Commission.