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Monticello man charged with making bomb threat
LIBERTY - A Monticello man was charged with making a bomb threat to the Sullivan County Department of Community Services in Liberty on Wednesday. The department received the threat over the phone about 10:12 a.m., according to a news release from Sullivan County Undersheriff Eric Chaboty.
8 of 25 people arrested in Ellenville drug sweep aren't facing drug charges
KINGSTON, N.Y. — Eight people arrested in a drug sweep Wednesday in Ellenville are not charged with selling drugs but are suspected of using their public assistance benefit cards to buy illegal drugs, the Ulster County sheriff said Thursday.
Navy vet named deputy county manager in Sullivan
MONTICELLO — Sullivan County is tapping a Navy veteran to become its next deputy county manager. John Liddle, a Pennsylvania native, comes to Sullivan after recently retiring as a lieutenant commander with 20 years of experience in the Navy, according to a news release from the county.
Fentanyl, heroin mill linked to 227 overdoses, including 84 deaths, busted in NJ
HARRISON, N.J. -- Investigators believe the operators of a New Jersey drug mill were grinding out up to 15,000 doses of heroin and fentanyl a day, while working out of a luxury apartment at 300 Somerset Street in Harrison, less than 400 feet from the PATH train.
GOP state lawmakers voice objections to driver's license plan
Two Republican state assemblymen who represent parts of Ulster County say they oppose allowing "illegal immigrants" to get New York driver's licenses. Chris Tague, R-Schoharie, and Brain Miller, R-New Hartford, were responding to questions about a bill in the state Legislature known as the Driver's
Measles in Sullivan County, Empire Resorts loses $138 million and more
HARRISBURG, PA — On March 18, State Sen. Daylin Leach and State Sen. Sharif Street announced legislation that would end Pennsylvania’s prohibition of cannabis and would ultimately legalize cannabis for adult-use in Pennsylvania.
22 charged in state, federal drug trafficking probe
NEW YORK — Seven members of a drug trafficking organization that distributed large quantities of crack cocaine, as well as heroin laced with fentanyl, over a two-year period, in and around the Village of Ellenville in Ulster County, New York were indicted federally following an investigation by ICE'
Sullivan County determined to improve health ranking
For the 10th straight year, Sullivan County was named the second-unhealthiest county in the state in an annual health report, but officials remain confident Sullivan is trending in the right direction.
Treasurer allegedly bilked $400,000 from charity for families of fallen NYPD officers
NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- A volunteer treasurer for a charity benefiting the families of fallen New York City police officers has been arrested on charges she stole funds to pay personal expenses like dental work and tickets to a Barbra Streisand show.
Esopus seeks longer comment period on NY state's cleanup plan for Dyno Nobel site
PORT EWEN, N.Y. — The town of Esopus is asking the state Department of Environmental Conservation to extend by 90 days the comment period regarding the planned cleanup of the Hercules Powder Co./Dyno Nobel property off Route 9W.
Prosecutors to seek death penalty for ex-cop in quadruple homicide
Federal prosecutors say they’ll seek the death penalty in the case against a former Westchester cop charged in a grisly quadruple homicide in Orange County. The US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan confirmed it will demand that both former officer Nicholas Tartaglione and Rockland County resident Josep
7 Who ‘Sold Deadly Drugs’ in Hudson Valley Indicted
Seven Hudson Valley residents who are accused of selling heroin and more in the area were arrested. On Wednesday, four Ellenville residents were arrested for allegedly selling large amounts of crack cocaine in the Ellenville area as charged in an indictment returned last week by a federal grand jury
22 Nabbed After Investigation Of Sales OfCrack, Heroin Mixed With Fentanyl In Area
More than 20 have been arrested over the course of a months-long investigation targeting crack cocaine and heroin mixed with fentanyl in the village. On Wednesday, March 20, four Ellenville residents were arrested for selling large amounts of crack cocaine in the Ellenville area as charged in an ind
Snow, Freezing Rain in the Forecast For Hudson Valley
Parts of the Hudson Valley is expected to see snow during the first full day of spring. According to Hudson Valley Weather, all of the local areas will see cold rain Thursday, with some parts receiving wet snow.
Attorney accused of shooting husband in the gut
A Yonkers attorney was arrested Wednesday for shooting her hubby in the gut, authorities said. Police say Sloane Fleckman-Finn, 44, called them at 5:03 a.m. to say she’d just blasted her husband, Eric Finn, once in the stomach.
8-Year-Old Homeless Nigerian Refugee Wins New York State Chess Championship
After winning the New York State chess championship, 8-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi, a Nigerian refugee, returned to the homeless shelter where he lives with his family. Earlier this month, Tanitoluwa, who goes by Tani, earned first place at the 52nd New York State Scholastic Championships tournament
Reputed mob associate who appeared on RHONJ charged in N.Y. with assaulting woman: police
A reputed mob associate from North Bergen who has dabbled in acting and directing has been charged in Manhattan with assaulting a woman, a New York Police Department spokeswoman confirmed.
Cameras are rolling all over town
GOSHEN – They shot on the steps of the courthouse in Middletown, in the gym and the auditorium at CJ Hooker Middle School in Goshen, at the old Arden Hill Hospital and in a two-family house in Goshen.
Poughkeepsie man charged with felony in Ulster County 'shaken baby' case
SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — A Poughkeepsie man was charged with felony assault Thursday for a “shaken baby” incident involving a 5-month-old child, authorities said. The infant, suffered “abusive head trauma,” formerly known as shaken baby syndrome, according to a press release from the Ulster County Family
Woman found dead in Middletown apartment; man arrested after standoff
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — A man who barricaded himself inside an apartment for four hours was taken into custody and a woman was found dead inside after police broke down a door late Tuesday.