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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


Newburgh pizzeria sued for wage theft

CITY OF NEWBURGH - A longtime cook for a City of Newburgh pizzeria is suing his former bosses in federal court, alleging that they failed to pay him overtime during the decade-plus that he worked there. Marlon Aguirre alleges that he worked as much as 80 hours a week for Stella's Pizzeria at 283 Bro

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2018-03-19 15:12:34

Columbia County woman charged with pot possession

Here are five things you need to know about crime in Dutchess County. Video by Jordan Fenster/Poughkeepsie Journal Wochit A Hudson woman was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony. On Saturday, state police from the Poughkeepsie off

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 16:07:16

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

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-03-18 04:00:00

Saugerties bank robber is granted parole, could be freed next month

One of the people involved in an April 2012 robbery spree that ended with a heist at Sawyer Savings Bank in Saugerties has been granted parole and could be released as soon as April 11, according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. The release of John B. Streb Jr., 33,

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-03-19 04:00:00

Kingston man convicted of robbing bank last summer

An Ulster County Court jury on Thursday convicted a Kingston man of robbing a bank in the city in July, the county's district attorney announced. The jury found Bradley Cook guilty of third-degree robbery, a felony, according to a news release from Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright. C

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2018-03-18 00:25:39

Poughkeepsie: Bunny Cares brings Easter early to kids with special needs

The annual event at the Poughkeepsie Galleria is "sensory friendly," with no music playing or long lines. Kids with learning disabilities such as Down syndrome and autism got the chance to pose with the Easter bunny. Jack Howland/Poughkeepsie Journal Wochit Cara Gehlert might have leapt up and down

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-03-18 18:58:26

Man charged with shooting brother to remain behind bars without bail

GOSHEN - A judge on Monday ordered that a Town of Blooming Grove man remain behind bars without bail on charges he shot and killed his brother. George Bawn, 38, was arraigned Monday in Orange County Court on an indictment charging him with second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and felony g

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2018-03-19 16:47:40

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


Kingston couple charged with endangering welfare of child

ULSTER - The Ulster County Sheriff's office charged a Kingston couple with endangering the welfare of their child. According to the sheriff's office, deputies were attempting to serve an arrest warrant at a Town of Ulster residence on Saturday afternoon. While there, they found Candace S. Minervini,


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Sex Offender Convicted of Rape Moves Near Hudson Valley School

A sex offender who raped a teen is now living within walking distance of a Hudson Valley high school. Adam Nameth, 41, moved from Port Ewen to Staples Street in Kingston. In 1999, Nameth raped a 16-year-old girl in Ulster County. In 2000, he was convicted of rape and sentenced to 5 years in prison


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


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-


Murder conviction for Basheem Bennett upheld on appeal

Subscribed, but don't have a login? A murder conviction was upheld on appeal for a man who admitted he shot and killed someone in a New Paltz bar, according to the Ulster County District Attorney's Office. Basheem Bennett, a former City of Poughkeepsie resident, pleaded guilty in 2014 to second-degr


Auto crash on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie under investigation

Here are some facts about car crashes in New York State. Information from New York State DMV, data from 2014 (the most recent available data). Video by Jordan Fenster/lohud Wochit The Arlington Fire District was at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Poughkeepsie today, Fire Chief


Ulster County woman charged with DWI

LLOYD - A Highland woman is due in town court next week to face a charge of felony drunk driving. Town police said Kourtaney E. Grillo-Barrington, 23, of Highland, was stopped on Milton Avenue in Highland for traffic violations on Wednesday last week. She was charged with driving while intoxicated,


Police investigate shooting threat at Poughkeepsie High School

City of Poughkeepsie police detectives are at Poughkeepsie High School investigating an unconfirmed social media post about a possible school shooting, Sgt. Brian Cronk of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department said. A Poughkeepsie Middle School student alerted officials to the post about a poss


Ulster Arrests 3 For Welfare Fraud

From Ulster County: Ulster County Executive Mike Hein announces that three arrests were made under the County's "Zero Tolerance" Anti-Fraud, Waste and Abuse Program. "Every stolen taxpayer dollar is money that cannot go to help someone truly in need and by stopping Welfare fraud and abuse we can sa


4 fatally shot, including child, in Brownsville, Brooklyn apartment

Four people were found fatally shot in an apartment in Brownsville, Brooklyn Wednesday morning. The victims were found in an apartment on Thatford Avenue just after 5 a.m. One of the victims is said to be a child. Police are preliminarily investigating the deaths as a triple murder suicide. Four peo