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Man Charged With Rape After Incident At Hotel In Orangeburg, Police Say

A 34-year-old area man was arrested for rape Thursday after turning himself into Orangetown Police detectives. Felix Francois of Spring Valley was charged with third-degree rape and sexual misconduct following an investigation into an incident that took place on Feb. 3 with a 20-year-old woman, said


A Good Dog Rescue's Lisa Smith Is A Dog's Best Friend

Lisa Smith knows dogs. The Ossining resident has fostered dogs for the past eight years, working with eight major rescue organizations in the area. She is co-owner of Canine Kindergarten, a doggie daycare started over 15 years ago in Verplanck and now with two additional locations in Mount Kisco and


New City On Presidents Day 2019: What's Open, What's Closed

NEW CITY, NY — In observance of Presidents Day Monday, Feb. 18, local schools and government facilities will be closed, as will state and federal offices. There will be no mail delivery either.


Sex Offender Convicted Of Raping Teen Boy Reports Move From Jail To Rockland

A registered sex offender who was convicted of raping a teenage boy has reported a move in Rockland County. The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Rockland residents regarding the residency of 38-year-old Helen Fahy, who has moved from the Albion Correc


City of Peekskill Reflects on 2018 Successes

Peekskill, N.Y. (February 15, 2019) – 2018 was a year of substantial economic development and business growth in the City of Peekskill with many that range from culinary, shopping, banking, attractions and more. City of Peekskill Mayor Andre Rainey sees that trend continuing in the year ahead as wel


Westchester County Executive Latimer Proposes Raising Sales Tax To Counter Property Tax Freeze

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Westchester County Executive George Latimer says high property taxes have homeowners at their breaking point. He wants to freeze the county portion for two years.


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


Celebrate Lincoln's Birthday At The Depot Museum

Celebrate local history Saturday morning with the family, learning about a local monument and seeing a re-enactment. And then, for adults, join the local Lincoln Society for LinCon, a pub crawl to some of the taverns and pubs that have turned Peekskill into a "destination."


5 people dead, 5 officers wounded in Aurora, Illinois shooting; gunman also killed

AURORA, Ill. — Five people were killed and five police officers were wounded when a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, city police Chief Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday night.


Today's Family & Kids Activities in Westchester-Feb 15

There's so much to do in Westchester! Take a look below at today's events. Whether your child is a fan of animals, art, museums, or the great outdoors, we've got something for your family. Looking ahead to the weekend or some vacation time? Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!!


Measles Outbreak: Make That 7 New Cases This Week In Rockland

Rockland County health officials coping with the country's longest measles outbreak had fingers crossed as February began to unfold. They started the month with a total of 130 confirmed cases of measles over four months — and for more than 10 days, no others were reported.


Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course

HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud


Ossining Police Make Arrest In Shooting Incident

OSSINING, NY — The Ossining Police Department announced the arrest of Mario Mieles, a 30-year-old Ossining resident, for his involvement in a shooting that occurred on Sunday on Van Cortlandt Avenue.


Man Surrenders In Connection To Ossining Shooting

A Northern Westchester man is in police custody in connection to a morning shooting. The Ossining Police Department announced that Mario Mieles of Ossining turned himself in on Thursday night as the investigation into a shooting at approximately 4:45 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 on Van Cortlandt Avenue.


Driver Accused Of Hitting Phone Poles On Peekskill Hollow Road

PUTNAM COUNTY, NY — County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr. reports the arrest of a Wappingers Falls man accused of ramming his car repeatedly into telephone poles on Peekskill Hollow Road.


BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


Rockland To Amazon: Come On Over

After Amazon’s shocking announcement that they would be scrapping plans to build a new HQ2 headquarters in Long Island City, new suitors have been lining up, attempting to court the online retailer.


N.J. student, 13, gave classmates marijuana gummy bears. Teen girl ends up in hospital.

A 13-year-old student in Bergen County has been charged after giving her classmates edible marijuana gummy bears during school hours after a fellow student became ill and had to be taken to the hospital, police said.


Hudson Valley Crime Roundup: DWI With Dog On Car's Roof

HUDSON VALLEY, NY — Check out the week's top crime news covered by the region's 24 Patch sites. Among the stories are a man accused of beating and kicking a puppy, a kidnapping and murder suspect was in United States illegally and a sentence in a stalking that led to a stabbing death.


Regeneron Finalists Head To DC In March

HUDSON VALLEY, NY — Regeneron's Science Talent Search is sending four students from the Hudson Valley to Washington, D.C. March 7-13 to compete for more than $1.8 million in awards.