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Four plead guilty after major drug ring busts
GOSHEN - Four people rounded up in drug raids earlier this month in Orange and Rockland have pleaded guilty. Mechanicstown Fire Chief Dominick Guardino, 55, of the Town of Wallkill; Salvatore DiStefano, 36, of Westtown; Melissa DelRosso, 35, of Middletown; and Desmon Pierson, 36, of Middletown, each
Driver Accused Of Ramming Family Is Hudson Valley Resident
GARNERVILLE, NY — The man accused of getting into his car at a 7-Eleven and ramming a family of eight because the father asked him to stop smoking near the kids has been identified by the media as Jason Mendez of Washingtonville in Orange County.
Man accused in horse deaths case returns to court
District attorney will decide by March 14 if there is enough evidence to proceed to grand jury indictment. From left: Peter DePaolo, 68; DePaolo’s attorney, Shahzad A. Dar; and Orange County District Attorney George Del Fierro Jr. stand before Judge Gregory L. Wieboldt in Greenville town court on Fe
Smirking murderer sentenced to prison for 'savage' attack
GOSHEN - As a prosecutor read statements from murder victim Robert Munson’s sister, and as he described the gruesome manner in which Wilfredo Mercado beat, stabbed and strangled the man, Mercado smirked.
Four Admit To Roles In 'Bread, White, Blue' Two-County Narcotics Distribution Case
Four of some 28 people busted during a drug raid dubbed "Operation Bread, White, and Blues," in Orange and Rockland counties have pleaded guilty to multiple counts of conspiracy for their dealings with the drug-running operation.
Metzger seeks CPV health impacts
MIDDLETOWN, NY — The office of state Sen. Jen Metzger announced on February 18 that it is gathering information about possible adverse health impacts related to the operation of the Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) Valley Energy Center in Wawayanda.
Police: Mom Dead After Driver Deliberately Strikes Family Of 8 Outside Rockland County 7-Eleven
HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A 32-year-old mother was killed and the rest of her family was rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after police say a driver deliberately plowed into them outside a convenience store in Rockland County.
Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons
A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,
Lenape, Wallkill must submit incident reports following alleged slurs at basketball game
HARDYSTON -- The organization that governs the state's high school athletes is mandating that Lenape Valley and Wallkill Valley regional high schools submit incident reports following allegations that a Lenape Valley basketball player was subjected to a barrage of racial slurs during a basketball ga
Winter Weather Advisory issued for Orange County
A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for Orange County from noon Wednesday through 6 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Snow will begin on Wednesday afternoon. 1-3 inches of snow and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected. A few tenths of an inch of snow and sl
School bus driver revived with Narcan after crashing in New Jersey
NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- The driver of a school bus carrying children with special needs was revived with the narcotic overdose drug Narcan after crashing in New Jersey Wednesday, according to authorities, and now she is under arrest.
1 Pound Of Pot Found During Traffic Stop: NYSP
WOODBURY, NY — State police arrested a Wappingers Falls woman after a traffic violation and accused her of having more than a pound of marijuana. Troopers stopped a vehicle being driven by Lindsey A. Abrams, 29, of Wappingers Falls, around 2:15 a.m. Feb 19 on I-87 in the Town of Woodbury.
Call to make use of funding for disabled veterans in Orange County
CITY OF NEWBURGH — Retired state Sen. Bill Larkin pleaded with local nonprofits and organizations to spread the word about available funding to help disabled veterans in Orange County.
New York State STAR program reimbursement by county
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim
Police: Syracuse Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim Hits, Kills Man Walking On I-690
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man walking on an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man’s disabled vehicle, police said.
Ellenville teen charged with striking, choking baby daughter
ELLENVILLE, N.Y. — A Ellenville teenager is behind bars on charges that he forcibly struck and choked his 10-month-old daughter on multiple occasions, the Ulster County District Attorney's Office said Thursday.
Police official: ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett is now a suspect; detectives presenting case to grand jury
CHICAGO — Police official: “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is now a suspect and detectives are presenting case to grand jury. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
New York State not giving up on future Amazon project, ESD chief says
New York State hasn’t given up on winning a future Amazon expansion project, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s economic development czar said Thursday. “We should never burn bridges,” said Howard Zemsky, CEO of Empire State Development, the state’s primary business-aid agency. “The governor is not burning any
Goshen's Historic Track needs help
Be a friend as racing season approaches: Landmark track must rebuild quickly or lose a matching grant of $100,000. Plans are to replace the lost structures, preserving much of their original character while providing the museum with safe housing for many of its valued artifacts.
Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair
SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.