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Hyde Park Man Arrested for Burglary

Richard M. Martini POUGHKEEPSIE - Town of Poughkeepsie Police arrested Richard M. Martini of Hyde Park, in connection with a burglary that occurred at Groggers Bar & Grille located at 1112 Dutchess Turnpike on Apr. 7, 2018. Police said they received a complaint from the owner of the restaurant after


Dozens of Long Island High School Students Injured After Bus Strikes Overpass: Police

Submit a Complaint Police said the driver was being evaluated and did not seem to be familiar with commercial vehicle restrictions on the Southern State Parkway A bus packed with Long Island high school students slammed in a bridge overpass on the Southern State Parkway, injuring dozens. Lori Bord


Everything old is new again at New Paltz Reuse & Recycling Center

At the New Paltz Recycling Center the reuse building has been reorganized. Contractors drop-off material and kits are now being made from these donations — just one of the new initiatives the center is offering. Pictured are waste reduction assistant Leanne Maloney and reuse center volunteer Amanda


Teen charged with grand larceny, forgery at Highland bank

A Highland teen as arrested Thursday after police say she forged and cashed fake check for more than $2,300 Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union in Highland. Nyomi Miller, 18, was charged with grand larceny, forgery and possession of a forged instrument, all felonies, and falsely reporting an incident


Metro-North Train Strikes, Kills Person On Track South Of Beacon

BEACON, NY - A person was killed Thursday by a Metro-North train south of the Beacon station on the Hudson Line. A spokeswoman for the railroad said the incident was neither accidental nor criminal. The train which struck the unidentified victim around 12:24 p.m., and multiple trains were canceled o


Robbery reported at TD Bank in the City of Newburgh

CITY OF NEWBURGH - City of Newburgh police responded on Thursday morning to the TD Bank branch on Broadway for a reported robber. The branch is located at 800 Broadway. One report said police were looking for a suspect described as a white male wearing a black hoodie and sunglasses.


Man arraigned on charges he killed 2 cats by lighting them on fire

GOSHEN - A City of Newburgh man was arraigned Thursday on charges he killed a cat and kitten by dousing them with lighter fluid and setting them on fire. Dee Jay Atkins, 55, was indicted on two counts of aggravated animal cruelty and one count of second-degree bail jumping, felonies. He was arraigne


NYPD officer fires 5 shots, killing black man holding object that looked like shower head in Brooklyn

An NYPD officer shot a man to death on a Brooklyn street Wednesday afternoon, after they saw him with a metal object in his hand, that looked like a shower head, police sources said. Police responded to a call about 4:30 p.m. that there was an emotionally disturbed black man believed to be in his


Medical marijuana dispensary opens in Town of Newburgh

TOWN OF NEWBURGH - Orange County's first medical marijuana dispensary is now open in the Town of Newburgh. Operated by PalliaTech NY under the brand name Curaleaf New York, and located at 8 N. Plank Road, the dispensary is designed to also serve patients in six other counties: Sullivan, Ulster, Dutc


Newburgh Branch of TD Bank Robbed

Surveillance photo provided by City of Newburgh PD NEWBURGH - The City of Newburgh Police officials report that about 10 a.m. on Thursday, Apr. 5, the TD Bank, located at 800 Broadway in the City of Newburgh, was robbed by an unknown male. Officials said no weapon was displayed or mentioned during t


Investigation into incident between Poughkeepsie Middle School principal, student ongoing

Following the March For Our Lives rally Surround Our Schools held a second rally at Poughkeepsie High School to show the community's support for recent threats made against the school. Patrick Oehler/Poughkeepsie Journal The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department is continuing to investigate an "in


Saugerties couple charged with assault, endangering child's welfare

SAUGERTIES - Saugerties police said a family dispute led to a couple's arrest on charges of assault and endangering a child's welfare on Monday. According to police, Carlos L. Galarza, 36, of Saugerties, struck a 15-year-old victim with a belt numerous times after Katherine A. Moreira, 37, also of S


Police: Worker Commits Sex Act at Hudson Valley Retirement Home

A Hudson Valley man is accused of sexually abusing a resident while working at a Hudson Valley home for elderly men and women. On March 12, New York State Police from Poughkeepsie responded to Old Route 82 in the town of Washington for a report of sexual assault at the Green Briar Adult Home. An i


Police: Kingston woman tried to dispose of cocaine

WAWARSING - A Kingston woman was charged with drug possession after police said she tried to dispose of it. Police received a call about a person obstructing traffic on Route 209 in Wawarsing around 10:20 p.m. Friday, according to a news release from the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. Police found


Kingston sex offender charged for failing to report address change

KINGSTON - A registered sex offender was arrested after police said he failed to report that he moved. Joseph Mannello, 62, of Kingston, did not report his change of address as required by law, according to a news release from the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. Deputies tried to verify Mannello's a


Small plane crash lands in Gardiner Airport

(Photo: Bill Richards) GARDINER - Authorities are continuing to investigate when a Cessna 208 single-engine aircraft with six people onboard crashed off the end of Runway 30 at Gardiner Airport on Saturday. None of those onboard was believed to have been seriously injured. The aircraft was attempt


Man charged with vehicular manslaughter

GOSHEN - A Highland Mills man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in a December crash that killed a passenger in his car. Robert Higgins, 24, was arraigned Monday in Orange County Court on an indictment charging him with first- and second-degree vehicular manslaughter, felonies; and misdeme


Father and child injured in vehicle crash

Video by Mark Lieb, RocklandVideo Productions BLOOMING GROVE - A young child and their father were badly hurt in a minivan rollover accident Saturday afternoon on Clove Road in the Town of Blooming Grove. The Honda minivan rolled over on its side landing behind a utility pole. A witness said he


NYC moves forward with water plan for New Paltz

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. >> New York City will move forward with alternatives to provide backup water to village users this fall after court challenges have led to missing a deadline to construct a village water district along Plains Road. In an email, city Department of Environmental Protection spokesman A


Plane carrying skydivers makes emergency landing in Ulster backyard

GARDINER - A small plane ferrying parachute jumpers aloft Saturday developed engine trouble near the Skydive the Ranch skydiving center and had to make an emergency landing in a backyard off Sand Hill Road, the chief of the Gardiner Fire Department said. Chief Matthew Goodnow said there were seven p