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Middletown man, woman indicted on cocaine, pot charges

GOSHEN - An Orange County grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Middletown man and woman on charges they possessed more than four ounces of cocaine and more than a pound of marijuana. Freddie Lopez, 28, and Chaniyah Ocasio, 21, were each indicted on felony counts of second- and third-degree criminal po

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2018-03-21 23:20:11

Newburgh Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Possession

Tysha Stevens GOSHEN - Tysha Stevens, 23, of the City of Newburgh, pled guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, in connection with his possession on Feb. 11, 2018, of over seven ounces of heroin. Stevens faces an agreed-on sentence of ten years in prison when he


Mom, Kids Arrested In Franklin Drug Dealing Bust

FRANKLIN, NJ - A New Brunswick mother and her two children were arrested following a month-long investigation into drug dealing within Franklin Township and New Brunswick, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson announced. Monique R. Walker, 28; Ronda Walker, 49; and Dymarkis T. Walker, 27,

PATCH - 2018-03-21 12:55:11

Courtroom erupts after man found guilty in fatal crash

GOSHEN - A jury convicted a New Windsor man on Thursday of criminally negligent homicide in the car-crash death of 25-year-old Ashley Martinez, acquitting him of the top count, vehicular manslaughter, and drugged-driving charges. Gregory Cardona, 28, now faces up to two to four years in prison on th

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2018-03-21 17:43:18

Monticello man accused of sexually abusing 12-year-old girl in Woodridge

WOODRIDGE - A Monticello man was charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl, Woodridge village police reported Tuesday. Police said their investigation began when the girl's mother reported she discovered inappropriate text messages between her daughter and Ramon Luke Figueroa, 55, of Monticel


New owners of Playtogs Plaza plan facelift

Existing center building MIDDLETOWN - The new owners of the Playtogs Plaza shopping center that straddles the Middletown city/Wallkill town line, on Dolson Avenue, is planning to give it a major facelift to attract new tenants. The complex, with three main buildings and some smaller standalones, i

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2018-03-22 10:42:12

Saudi Arabia's crown prince reportedly bragged about having Jared Kushner 'in his pocket' after being told classified information meant for Trump

Rosie Perper, provided by Published 9:47 pm, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Jared Kushner reportedly discussed classified information obtained from the President's Daily Brief with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who then bragged that he had Kushner "in his pocket."The top secret infor

GREENWICHTIME - 2018-03-22 01:47:48

Police kill gunman who took over Panera Bread in Princeton

A man who entered a Princeton Panera Bread with a gun Tuesday morning was shot dead by police after a five-hour standoff, the Attorney General's office said. Gunshots were heard at the scene around 3:30 p.m., and NBC reported that a state police officer had fired his weapon. Peter Aseltine, a spoke


Ulster Man Charged with Drug Possession

Photo: UCSO KINGSTON - Members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (U.R.G.E.N.T.) report the arrest of an Ulster man for drug possession. On March 16, 2018 at about 7:30 p.m., members of URGENT and the Ulster County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit executed a search warrant of a residence


Marlboro man defrauded state of $5,300, police say

RHINEBECK, N.Y. >> A Marlboro man faces felony charges after a state Department of Labor investigation determined that he stole about $5,300 in unemployment benefits while he was employed, according to state police Troop K Public Information Officer Aaron Hicks. Authorities said they arrested John J


Quiznos in Poughkeepsie near Marist 'closed for good,' according to sign in store

The Quiznos in the Town of Poughkeepsie near Marist College is "closed (for good)," according to a sign hanging in the business on Saturday. The store has been open for more than 15 years and sits along North Road across from Marist. The sign notes, "Thank you to all our loyal customers!" Assistant


Man arrested on way to mail marijuana

Morales MONTICELLO - A Wurtsboro man has been arrested after he was stopped for a traffic violation and told an Ulster County Sheriff's deputy that he was on the way to the post office to mail a package of marijuana. Hector Morales, Jr., 42, who was stopped in the Village of Ellenville, was taken


Authorities say marijuana mail run leads to charges

A run to the post office to ship a package of marijuana led to a felony charge for a Maryland man staying at a hotel in Sullivan County, authorities said. Hector Morales Jr., 42, was driving in the Village of Ellenville when an Ulster County deputy sheriff initiated a traffic stop for a violation, a


Port Jervis Police remember one of their own

Officer MacKechnie PORT JERVIS - It was 69 years ago when Port Jervis Police Department Patrolman John MacKechnie lost his life in the line of duty on March 18, 1949. Officer MacKechnie was known as Mack, served as a police officer for eight years, and left behind a wife, Kathleen, and two childre


Rockland's St. Patrick's Day Parade: Watch it live

Tens of thousands of people are expected to line the route when the Rockland County St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off Sunday for the 56th time. The parade is one of the largest in the region, said to be second only to New York City's march. If you can't make it to Pearl River, click here to watch a


My Ridin Pet: Blackie

Pet name: Blackie Owners: Taylor, 8, and Rowan, 4, Kehrley Hometown: Youngsville Favorite place to cruise: Meme and Pa's (grandparents) yard and driveway Favorite vehicle to ride in: Pink Power Wheel Favorite cruise music: Most Hip Hop, especially Finesse by Bruno Mars More about my pet: Blackie is


New Windsor woman charged with stealing 'jug' of coins from neighbor

NEW WINDSOR - A New Windsor woman has been charged with entering through an unlocked door and stealing a "water jug" filled with coins from a neighbor's unit at the Mason Ridge apartment complex earlier this month, town police said. Mia Toi Hood, 33, was arrested on Thursday and charged with second-


Blooming Grove man charged with murder in fatal shooting of his brother

GOSHEN - A grand jury has indicted a Town of Blooming Grove man on murder charges in the shooting death of his brother. Prosecutors say George Bawn, 38, shot and killed James Bawn, 35, the afternoon of Feb. 6 at a house on Pioneer Trail in the Mountain Lodge Park. At the time, police said the shooti


Dutchess County Jail: 24 people released to ICE

Dutchess County officials said 24 people have been released to federal authorities from the Dutchess County Jail beginning in 2016 through mid-2017. Sgt. Jason Ramsey said it's the jail's policy to notify federal authorities when officials find anyone in their custody who was born outside of the Uni


Three Injured in Rt. 9 Three-Vehicle Crash

POUGHKEEPSIE - The Town of Poughkeepsie Police are investigating a three-car personal injury motor vehicle accident that occurred on Thursday, Mar. 15 just before 12:30 a.m. on South Road just north of Spring Road. Police said a 2013 Chevrolet Corvette, operated by a 57-year-old male from Highland M