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Highland teen exchanged 'indecent' photos with 14-year-old: police
A 17-year-old from Highland is facing felony charges after exchanging "indecent material" with a 14-year-old girl, according to Lloyd police. The Highland teen, who was not named by police, was charged Friday with second-degree disseminating indecent material to minors, and possessing an obscene sex
Rondout Creek Bridge to be closed for six weeks due to maintenance
KINGSTON, N.Y. — The Rondout Creek Bridge, which carries Wurts Street across the creek between Kingston and Port Ewen, will be closed to traffic from Dec. 17, 2018, to Feb. 1, 2019, for maintenance work, weather permitting, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Public hearing on Dutchess County's proposed plastic bag ban slated for Dec. 20
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Dutchess County is set to join the ranks of a handful of other counties in the state in prohibiting the use of single-use plastic bags in most retail outlets.
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.
Three new Kingston police vehicles will cost more than initially expected
KINGSTON, N.Y. — The city will use an additional $27,000 from its fund balance to help pay for the purchase of three new police vehicles. The Common Council on Tuesday, Dec. 4, unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing the additional funding. That money will be added to $114,000 previously approv
Hudson Valley Brothers Arrested for Black Friday Rape, Robbery
Teen brother's from the Hudson Valley were arrested following investigations into robberies and the sexual assault of a young girl. Since the beginning of November, there have been six armed robberies reported in the upper north area of the City of Poughkeepsie. According to police, all six involved
Police Searching For 'Person Of Interest' In Theft Of City Of Poughkeepsie Truck
Police are asking the public for help locating a "person of interest" in the theft of a City of Poughkeepsie truck. The truck, which has the seal of the City of Poughkeepsie and the number 58, belongs to the Public Works department. Its registration number is AD8973.
Poughkeepsie: Candles, tributes honor 4 who died in vacant building fire
When Tamisha Turner saw the long row of flickering candles at the site of Monday's fire in which four people died, she pulled her van over and put on the hazard lights. The candles were accompanied by messages scrawled onto poster boards as well as the concrete wall that remains of 61 Academy St., w
3 men face felony drug charges in Poughkeepsie: police
Three men were arrested in the City of Poughkeepsie on Sunday after police said they were found with cocaine, heroin, loaded handguns, a shotgun and cash. The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department's Neighborhood Recovery Unit, Emergency Services Unit, state police's Community Narcotics Enforcement
High School Nordic Skiing: New Paltz teams place 7th at Johnsburg Fest
NORTH CREEK, N.Y. — New Paltz High's Nordic ski teams placed seventh Saturday, opening their season with the Johnsburg Nordic Fest at Gore Mountain. The Huguenot girls totaled 73 points and the boys 74.
Four From Area Caught With Loaded Gun, Cocaine, Pot In Traffic Stop
State Police apprehended four men who are facing multiple charges for allegedly possessing a loaded handgun in addition to cocaine and marijuana in a traffic stop. The arrests occurred on Broadway in the city of Newburgh on Saturday, Dec. 8. The police’s interview with the vehicle’s driver, Juan R.
More Details Emerge In Fatal Newburgh Beacon Bridge Crash
More details have been released regarding the fatal crash on the Newburgh Beacon Bridge on Thursday. At approximately 7:00 p.m. Thursday, a Kenworth tractor trailer was traveling east in the center lane of the Newburgh Beacon Bridge, when it became disabled. The vehicle came to a complete stop in th
DA: Hudson Valley Mother Tried to Murder Newborn
A Hudson Valley woman is accused of leaving her newborn to die in the toilet of a local motel room. On Friday, 23-year-old Teresa Smith was arraigned on an indictment charging her with attempted murder, assault, abandonment of a child, reckless endangerment, assault and endangering the welfare of a
New turn signals make debut in New Paltz
NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — A flashing yellow arrow traffic signal was activated in Ulster County for the first time Thursday, Dec. 6, at state Route 299 and Putt Corners Road. According to the Ulster County Transportation Council, the new signals can help reduce delays at intersections. A full cycle includes
Hudson Valley Man Murdered Near Popular Bar
A Hudson Valley man was fatally shot near a popular local bar. On Friday, 37-year-old Terry Cherry of Poughkeepsie was charged with second-degree murder for his role in the Nov. 5, murder of Jaquan Johnson.
Dutchess County man dies in crash on Newburgh-Beacon Bridge
NEWBURGH, N.Y. — A Hopewell Junction man died after his Jeep struck a disabled tractor-trailer that had stopped in the center lane of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, state police said Monday.
Winter Expo shares climate-smart tips for coping with seasonal stresses
The adage “less is more” could not be truer than in today’s culture of overconsumption. Gone is the “waste not, want not” proverb that guided a generation through the Great Depression and World Wars I and II. Now we have plenty of waste, plenty of want; and the trick is: how to cut down on both in a
Small plane bound for Poughkeepsie makes emergency landing on golf course
A small plane that was headed to Poughkeepsie made an emergency landing Sunday on a golf course in New Jersey. The plane had four people aboard when it landed on the ninth hole of the Paramus Golf Course in Paramus.
Bottini Fuel Convicted of Fraud
Admits it diverted refunds and credits to owners’ accounts. The state attorney general on Nov. 27 announced that Bottini Fuel, based in Wappingers Falls, admitted falsifying its records to steal credit balances, including $10,000 owed to the Beacon City School District for six overpayments.
Fire heavy damages multi-family building in Poughkeepsie
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — An afternoon fire heavily damaged a multi-family dwelling in the city on Friday, leaving at least 16 tenants homeless. The three-story building at 58 Smith St., near the intersection with Thompson Street, sustained heavy fire damage on the third floor, with the rest of the build