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Man who died in Sullivan County tree accident identified

YULAN, N.Y. — The man killed by a tree that fell on him while he was cutting it down has been identified as Alan Clough, 63. An autopsy concluded Clough suffered massive trauma and broken bones to his torso and legs in the Sunday evening incident, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.


Police: Syracuse Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim Hits, Kills Man Walking On I-690

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man walking on an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man’s disabled vehicle, police said.


Sullivan County DA to run for county judge

MONTICELLO - Sullivan County District Attorney James Farrell announced Wednesday that he will run for county judge. He's seeking to succeed Judge Frank LaBuda, who's retiring at the end of the year.


Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.


Hudson Valley Heroin Dealer Found With $40,000 Worth of Heroin

A Hudson Valley heroin dealer was sentenced after he was found with over $40,000 worth of heroin. In Sullivan County Court, Randolph Dauch, 64, of White Lake was sentenced to six years in state prison and two years of post-release supervision for the possession of nearly 4,000 bags of heroin.


Fire destroys home in Sullivan County

FORESTBURGH - Fire destroyed a home with an attached garage on Route 42 Tuesday night. The fire was reported around 10 p.m. Firefighters with pumpers and tankers from the Monticello, Lumberland, Sparrowbush, Cuddebackville, Smallwood and Rock Hill fire departments all responded to assist Forestburgh


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Sullivan County seeks state's help to end labor impasse

MONTICELLO — Sullivan County government leaders announced on Friday that they will ask the state Public Employment Relations Board to recommend contract terms to overcome an impasse on negotiations with a union that represents half of the county’s employees.


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


Man sentenced for 3,900 bags of heroin

MONTICELLO, NY — A White Lake man has been sentenced to six years in state prison for possession of a large amount of heroin. District Attorney Jim Farrell announced the sentencing on February 14 and said that the suspect, 64-year-old Randolph Dauch, had pleaded guilty to possession of 3,900 individ


School bus driver revived with Narcan after crashing in New Jersey

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- The driver of a school bus carrying children with special needs was revived with the narcotic overdose drug Narcan after crashing in New Jersey Wednesday, according to authorities, and now she is under arrest.


Man accused in horse deaths case returns to court

District attorney will decide by March 14 if there is enough evidence to proceed to grand jury indictment. From left: Peter DePaolo, 68; DePaolo’s attorney, Shahzad A. Dar; and Orange County District Attorney George Del Fierro Jr. stand before Judge Gregory L. Wieboldt in Greenville town court on Fe


King of the Ice crowned in White Lake

WHITE LAKE, NY — “We have beautiful conditions, plenty of ice, an incredible sunny day and lots of kids, what more could we ask for?” Those words, spoken by Sullivan County Conservation Club (SCCC) secretary Jay Mendels last Sunday were echoed across the lake throughout the day. More than 300 regist


Police: Hudson Valley Man Stole From Local Church

A Hudson Valley man is accused of burglarizing a local church. On Friday around 1:40 p.m., City of Beacon police officers responded to the area of East Main Street and Liberty Street.


Slam Allen at the Western

CALLICOON, NY — Blues, R&B and rock n’ roller Slam Allen will be playing at the Western Ballroom Saturday, February 23 at 7 p.m. Allen was the lead singer, guitarist and bandleader for the Grammy-nominated James Cotton. He’s made six records and played festivals in Argentina, Italy, Switzerland, Chi


Man killed while felling tree

YULAN, NY — On Sunday, February 17 at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Patrol responded to a report of an unconscious male on Martin Drive in Yulan. At the scene, deputies found a subject who had apparently driven to the location on an ATV and attempted to cut down a tree with


Police official: ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett is now a suspect; detectives presenting case to grand jury

CHICAGO — Police official: “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is now a suspect and detectives are presenting case to grand jury. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


Sullivan lawmakers push staggered terms proposal

MONTICELLO — A proposal to stagger the terms of Sullivan County legislators is moving forward. The county legislature's executive committee unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday to set hearings next month so the public can weigh in.


‘Her fight is my fight’

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Christina Hubert, a high school Spanish teacher at Sullivan West, David “Hopper” Hubert and their three sons are united in battling her recent diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), a type of blood cancer.


Staying Safe on Icy Roads in Wayne County

LEHIGH TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- The latest winter storm has passed, but there are hazards on the roads Thursday morning. PennDOT is out treating roadways, but side roads are pretty icy in many spots.