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Spring Valley DPW chief charged with DWI in crash
Robert Johnson was arrested on Sunday. A Spring Valley official has been accused of driving drunk in a village SUV after a crash in Sloatsburg on Sunday. Robert Johnson, the superintendent of Spring Valley's Department of Public Works, was arrested after a crash on Route 17, Ramapo police Capt. Mart
Rockland measles: Health officials administered 11,100 MMR vaccines since outbreak began
WEST NYACK - Health officials administered 47 measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines Tuesday at the Palisades Center, bringing the total number of immunizations up to 11,100.
Man Caught With Pot Gave False Name To Officers In Nyack, Police Say
A Spring Valley man allegedly tried to pull a fast one on police officers in Nyack and found himself arrested and facing drug charges. Officers from the Orangetown Police Department stopped Daquan Leary, 31, for a vehicle and traffic violation in Nyack shortly after 1 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24.
Pearl River teacher arrested on cocaine charges after stabbing
CLARKSTOWN - A Pearl River teacher was arrested on cocaine charges after a man she was with was stabbed on Saturday, police said. Clarkstown police said Denise Christensen, a special education teacher at Pearl River High School, had cocaine in the car she drove to Nyack Hospital, where she took a ma
Rockland eye doctor convicted of sexually abusing a child
BARDONIA - A Rockland County eye doctor has been convicted of sexually abusing a 12-year-old. According to documents, the incident involving Dr. Hiten Lakhani happened in August of 2012. The documents reveal the victim came forward to police in 2016, telling authorities Lakhani inappropriately touch
Police: Northport woman seen on video stealing packages arrested
A Northport woman was arrested late Tuesday after she was caught on video stealing several packages from outside an East Northport residence, police said. Deborah Amato, 60, was observed taking the packages from the front stoop of a residence on Montrose Lane at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, Suffolk County pol
Woman Escape Injury As BMW Becomes Engulfed In Flames In Airmont
A Rockland County woman narrowly escaped danger when her BMW went up in flames in her driveway. First responders were dispatched to a Stillo Court home in Airmont at approximately 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, police said. Upon arrival at the house, they found a 2014 BMW that was fully engulfed in fl
Mother, 5 other adults charged with beating, scalding 3-year-old with hot water as punishment
A mother and five other adults have been arrested after they repeatedly beat and threw scalding water on a 3-year-old boy in order to punish him at the Newark home they share, prosecutors said.
SUNY Purchase Student Is Arrested In Relation To Nazi Posters
A suspect has been arrested in connection with Nazi-themed posters found on a college campus in Westchester County, New York. SUNY Purchase College Police Chief Dayton Tucker on Tuesday said a student had been arrested in relation to the posters found Sunday on campus. The student was charged with f
Brega Sentenced For Political Crimes In Rockland County
NEW CITY, NY — A day after he was sentenced to four years in prison for bribery and fraud, former Rockland County transportation czar Richard Brega was sentenced for political campaign crimes, The Journal News reports. He had pleaded guilty in May over a scheme to contribute to Rockland politicans'
Plane Heading to Dutchess County Lands on Golf Course, 3 Injured
A plane heading for Dutchess County had to make an emergency landing on a golf course leaving three injured. According to Paramus Police, the plane was headed to Poughkeepsie but experienced mechanical problems shortly after taking off in New Jersey on Sunday.
Emergency Room Visit After Stabbing Leads To Drug Charges For Pearl River Woman, Sparkill Man
A 53-year-old Pearl River woman and a 29-year-old Sparkill man are both facing drug possession charges after the two entered Nyack Hospital for treatment of a stabbing wound, Clarkstown Police said.
Seen Him? Alert Issued For Wanted Rockland Fugitive
Police investigators in Ramapo are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a suspect who is wanted for allegedly doing drugs and driving in the area. The Ramapo Police Department issued an alert for Jack Makiten, 35, who is wanted on charges that include DWAI and two counts of
Hudson Valley Officer Dead, 2 Officers Hurt in Home Shooting
A Hudson Valley officer is dead and two other officers are clinging to life in an apparent murder-suicide attempt. On Friday around 11:30 p.m., police arrived to reports of a shooting at a home on Buckingham Road in Yonkers.
Ex-Rockland Bus Company Magnate Sentenced For Bribery, Theft, Fraud
The former owner of a local bus repair and transportation company has been sentenced to time in prison for fraud, bribery and theft. Richard Brega, who owned Brega D.O.T. Maintenance Corp. in Rockland County, has been sentenced to 50 months in prison after he was found guilty by a federal jury in Wh
Airmont slapped with another federal discrimination lawsuit
AIRMONT - Another federal lawsuit filed by a group of Hasidic Jews accuses village officials of systemic discrimination by using their zoning and inspection powers to prevent the residents from practicing their religion.
Pilot crash-lands plane on ninth hole of New Jersey golf course
A pilot and three passengers escaped with minor injuries after he emergency-landed a small plane on a New Jersey golf course Sunday afternoon. As it turns out, a morning frost delay at Paramus Golf Course may have been a blessing in disguise. The limited number of players on the course left a wide-o
$30K, $10K Mega Millions Tickets Sold in Burlington, Bergen Counties
James Carey, New Jersey Lottery acting executive director, announced that there were two third-tier prizewinning tickets sold for the Friday, Dec. 7th drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize.
Measles outbreak: Private party in New York exposes 86 from Ocean County
Health officials said Monday that a "private event" during which 86 Ocean County residents may have been exposed to the measles was held in New York state. The possible exposure, first reported publicly over the weekend, means residents should remain vigilant because the outbreak is ongoing, said Br
Paterson: Why developer Charles Florio is selling 8 properties
PATERSON – Prominent local developer Charles Florio has put eight of his Paterson properties up for sale, including five locations where he is building 195 apartments. During the past year, Florio said he also sold five other buildings containing about 120 homes.