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Manafort transferred to Wayne County prison, Cohen headed for Orange County prison

Two former associates of President Donald Trump — his former campaign manager Paul Manafort and former lawyer Michael Cohen, will both be serving time in nearby federal penitentiaries.


Middletown man sentenced in shooting

GOSHEN - A Middletown man was sentenced Tuesday in Orange County Court to 10 years in prison for shooting and seriously injuring another man. Modesto Santiago, 20, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault in the case, admitting to shooting the 27-year-old victim the night of Aug. 30 on Monhagen Avenue


Cop, NYC Teacher Among 16 Alleged Child Predators Snared in NJ App-Luring Ring

More than a dozen alleged child predators, including a New York City teacher, a New Jersey cop, a dental hygienist, a minister and two ride-share drivers, have been arrested for allegedly luring children for sex via chat apps, prosecutors said Wednesday.


One From Orange County Among Boy Scout Leaders Accused Of Sex Abuse

Three Boy Scout troop leaders in the Hudson Valley were among nearly 200 throughout New York and New Jersey accused of sexually abusing children in newly released Boy Scout of America’s “perversion files.”


Traffic Snarls After Car Hits Bear on Route 17 Wednesday Morning

An accident involving a bear has brought traffic to a crawl on Wednesday morning. Hudson Valley traffic reporter, Nancy Reamy, says the bear was hit on Route 17 in Orange County. While it's unusual to see bears in the more populated areas in the Hudson Valley, this is a good reminder that they do li


NYC Pilot Program Will Limit Cars Along 14th Street Starting in June

A pilot program that will limit cars on 14th Street was announced Wednesday, all with the goal of easing congestion while getting bus riders moving across one of the city’s busiest streets.


Middletown, Newburgh don't fear immigrant influx after Trump threat

Middletown and Newburgh officials aren't fazed by President Donald Trump's threat to release detained immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities. The president tweeted, "Those Illegal Immigrants who can no longer be legally held (Congress must fix the laws and loopholes) will be, subject to Homeland


Bear caught on camera in Scotchtown

SCOTCHTOWN - A local driver caught quite a sight while looking out the window in Orange County. The driver captured on cellphone video a black bear running along the side of the road near a commercial plaza in Scotchtown on Friday.


Orange County Conviction Integrity Panel finds no cases of overcharging

GOSHEN - At nearly four years old, the Conviction Integrity Panel (CIP) at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office has reviewed a total of 35 claims of innocence or overcharging.


NY, NJ residents will need REAL ID, enhanced ID to board domestic flights starting 2020

NEW YORK — New York and New Jersey residents are going to need an enhanced driver’s license or REAL ID if they want to board domestic flights. Starting October 2020, if residents want to use their license or non-driver ID to get onto an airplane, enter certain federal buildings or enter military bas


Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole

WATERTOWN N.Y. — After being found guilty for murdering his wife and a New York State trooper, a North Country man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentencing comes two years after Justin Walters shot his wife 13 times in their home in Theresa.


Man arrested in fatal hit-and-run of 89-year-old Staten Island woman

STATEN ISLAND — Police made an arrest in the fatal hit-and-run of a Staten Island woman last Saturday. Johnson Kim, 74, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and faces charges of leaving an accident resulting in death, tampering with physical evidence, and leaving the scene of an accident with a


Concerns remain about Orange County air quality

Orange County has maintained its "C" grade for air quality, according to the American Lung Association on Tuesday. But a local physician said he has seen an uptick in patients with pollution-related breathing problems.


Upstate New York prepares as Lake Ontario water rises again

SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) Emergency officials in upstate New York are again preparing for possible flooding along Lake Ontario. Director of emergency services for Niagara County Jonathan Schultz says lake levels have risen about five inches in 10 days.


ICE Agents Appear at a Westchester Court the Day After New York State Restricts Access

A day after the Office of Court Administration created a new rule to limit Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses, three ICE agents showed up to an undocumented man’s criminal court hearing in an attempt to arrest him.


Plant a Tree on Arbor Day in Orange County

Contribute to an Orange County Park and the world around us, by planting a tree on Arbor Day. Celebrate Arbor Day at Smith's Clove Park in Monroe starting at 1:00 p.m. EAch person/child will be given a pine seedling to plant in the park, and one to take home to plant, care for, and watch grow.


Multiple manhole fires in Midtown

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Firefighters responded to multiple manhole fires in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday morning. Smoke could be seen pouring from two manholes on 32nd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues shortly after 11:00 a.m.


Upstate NY drug company fined $20M; ex-CEO indicted over opioids

A drug distributor in Upstate New York has been fined $20 million and its former head has been indicted over opioids. The Associated Press reports an indictment unsealed Tuesday reveals the Rochester Drug Co-Operative (RDC) and its ex-CEO Laurence Doud III have been charged over allegations the comp


2 NYPD Patrol Officers Under Investigation For Response To Fatal Ax Attack

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two NYPD officers are under investigation for what they allegedly did while responding to this weekend’s fatal ax attack on a pregnant woman in Brooklyn.


High School Baseball: Wallkill holds off New Paltz

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — Wallkill High scored its first win against a Mid-Hudson Athletic League divisional baseball opponent in almost two years on Monday, defeating New Paltz 8-4. Winning pitcher Jack Santaniello drove in three runs with two singles and a double, Anthony Scarano had two hits and two RBIs