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Ready. Set. Splash! Sullivan water park opens today

THOMPSON — Sullivan County’s two-year wait for an indoor family water park will end Friday, and the Town of Thompson property's operators hope it opens with a splash. Tourists staying at the $180 million-plus Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark’s 324-suite luxury hotel, and local visitors who can buy


What We Know About Alleged Gas Can-Wielding NJ Man at St. Patrick's Cathedral

The man taken into custody Wednesday night after allegedly trying to walk into St. Patrick's Cathedral, in the heart of New York City, with two gasoline cans and lighter fluid was arrested days earlier at a New Jersey church, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation tell News 4.


Local 445 workers OK two-year contract with Sullivan County

MONTICELLO — Workers in one of Sullivan County’s bargaining units overwhelmingly approved a two-year contract. Members of Teamsters Local 445 cast 394 votes in favor of the deal and 34 against, according to a news release from union representative Jerry Ebert.


It’s (finally) happening at the hub

LIBERTY, NY — Cat Wilson danced to the podium at the Catskills Food Hub on Friday afternoon—a reflection of how it feels to cut the ribbon on a project that’s been many years and speedbumps in the making.


Empire open to bringing electronic gaming to Orange, but odds long

Empire Resorts would seek to operate electronic gaming in Orange County if an influential state legislator pushes a plan to give Catskill Off-Track Betting Corp the right to do so.


Mueller Report: Read full, redacted report here

WASHINGTON — After years of investigating, the Department of Justice released a 400-page redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report Thursday. The report covers subjects ranging from questions about Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election to whether President Donald Tr


Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless receives funds

MONTICELLO, NY — The Knights of Columbus Council #14560 donated $1,500 to the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless (SCFH). The money will go toward repairing the federation’s parking lot. In a statement, the Knights of Columbus urged others to donate what they can to help revitalize the SCFH’


I'm Effed: Trump's Reaction to Mueller's Appointment, Other Top Takeaways From the Redacted Mueller Report

A 448-page report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller gives an inside look at Donald Trump's tumultuous campaign and presidency and its possible links to Russians who tried to help win him the presidency. The report says there's not enough evidence to charge Trump with a crime, but it details vague re


N.Y. man admits to credit card fraud

PORTLAND — A New York man who used bogus driver’s licenses to open charge accounts at three Home Depot stores in Maine, and tried to open one in Auburn, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of credit card fraud, according to court documents.


Sullivan planning for measles action, PA plastics bill announced and more in news

LIBERTY, NY — The Sullivan County Division of Public Safety and Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Sullivan County invite the public to an informational meeting about starting a County Animal Rescue Team (CART). The gathering will be held on Tuesday, April 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Extension Ed


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


Without measles vaccination records, city closes 4 Brooklyn schools & fines parents

The city’s Health Department announced Thursday that it had fined three parents for failing to vaccinate their children against measles and closed down four schools in Brooklyn for not providing vaccination records for their students.


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Paterson girl allegedly kidnapped, raped by unauthorized immigrant

An unauthorized Mexican immigrant was arrested in a traffic stop in Ohio on Tuesday transporting a 15-year-old Paterson girl he had allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.


NYPD officer shot in New York City; Suspect in custody

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- Authorities are investigating after an NYPD officer was shot in Washington Heights on Thursday afternoon. The incident was reported near Broadway and 187th Street around 4:30 p.m.


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


NYPD cop, suspect shot after wild gunfire exchange in Washington Heights

A police officer has been shot in Manhattan, according to law enforcement sources. The cop was responding to a call of a man wildly shooting into the air at 181st Street and Wadsworth Avenue in Washington Heights when he took a bullet to the arm Thursday, the sources said.


NYPD officer shot during confrontation in Washington Heights

A police officer was shot during a confrontation with a suspect in Washington Heights on Thursday, a police source said. The officer was shot in or under the arm just before 4:30 p.m. near the corner of West 187th Street and Wadsworth Avenue.


Upstate New York Dealing With Pop­u­lation Decline, Officials Concerned

It's become a common theme for upstate New York over the last several decades: More people moving out than moving in. "The Southern Tier is in the fastest state of decline. Northern New York, the Adirondacks, have been declining for quite a while. In the heart of New York, you see Chenango County lo


USDA Announces SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot in New York State

Earlier today the USDA announced the release of the new SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot. During the two-year pilot period, SNAP participants in New York State will have the option to select and purchase their groceries online, but they will not be able to use their benefits to pay delivery and service