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Police: 25 Stole $275,000 in Welfare Fraud From Hudson Valley
Twenty-five are accused of stealing over $275,000 in welfare fraud in the Hudson Valley.Download the Hudson Valley Post AppOn Thursday, Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler, joined by Orange County Sheriff Carl E. DuBois, announced that 25 were charged with felonies, including welfare fr
Hudson Valley Man Killed, 2 Seriously Injured in Wrong-Way Crash
An investigation indicates that a 2015 Toyota, driven by Patrick Collins, 50, of Pennsylvania, drove the wrong way in the westbound lane and hit a 2002 Honda which was traveling in the right direction, police say.
Mega Millions drawing: Which area stores have sold winners?
The Smokes 4 Less location on Freedom Plains Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie sold 12 winning tickets of $5,000 or more between 2012 and 2017, the most for any single retailer in Dutchess. The Stewart’s Shops location in Red Oaks Mill saw the most money paid out in that span, $10,290,889, with the b
Fatal shooting: Man surrenders to City of Poughkeepsie police
Noel McClinton, 35, of the City of Poughkeepsie, died early Saturday morning, according to city police Chief Thomas Pape. A mural with balloons and candles sat near the scene of the shooting on Saturday and Sunday. Video by Patrick Oehler and Jack Howland/Poughkeepsie JournalWochit
Derek Jeter's castle for sale for $14M in Orange County
Derek Jeter, a 14-time All Star and co-owner of the Miami Marlins, purchased the property known as Tiedemann Castle and totally renovated the structure. He did it out of love: His grandfather grew up on the property.Wochit
Security Camera Images from Wayne County Robbery
TEXAS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — State police are looking for two men who robbed a convenience store in Wayne County.Troopers say two men walked into Tri State Tobacco on Grandview Avenue near Honesdale around 6:40 a.m. Friday.One tied up the clerk, while the other took money from a safe in the office.Both men
Woman steals ambulance and crashes; Faces felony charges
Police say Stephanie Schwambach, 44, of Shillington doused herself with diesel fuel and crashed a U-Haul truck near Geisinger CMC’s helipad at Nay Aug before stealing the ambulance from the Emergency Department’s Ambulance Bay around 11pm.
Some Hudson Valley Towns Wake Up to Snow on Thursday Morning
No, it's not a joke. Many people in the Hudson Valley are waking up to snow this morning.You probably noticed that the weather has become much colder this week. It's no denying that summer is officially over and fall is now in full effect. But some Hudson Valley towns have skipped right to winter th
Venomous Snake With Potentially Fatal Bite Found Near Hudson Valley Home
A venomous snake which is known to bite humans and pets was found slithering near a Hudson Valley home.In early October, The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation received a call from an Ulster County resident about a snake that was close to his home.The Woodstock man wasn't certai
Powerball ticket worth $1 million bought at N.J. supermarket, 6 others worth $50K
There were also six third-prize tickets sold in New Jersey. Each matched four numbers plus the Powerball and is worth $50,000. They were bought at the following locations:Schuyler Foods on Schuyler Avenue in North ArlingtonThe Wine Rack on Essex Street in MillburnSungate Mini Mart on Prospect Street
Hein signs ban of single-use plastic retail bags in Ulster County
Ulster County Executive Michael Hein signs the county's Bring Your Bag Act on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at the County Office Building in Kingston. N.Y.Patricia R. Doxsey — Daily Freeman
Venomous northern copperhead snake spotted in Ulster County
Smith found the snake near a pile of rocks near the resident's backdoor. He identified it as a northern copperhead, one of three venomous snake species in the state, according to the DEC.
1 dead, 2 hurt in wrong-way crash on Route 17 in Sullivan County
THOMPSON, N.Y. — A 33-year-old man died and two other people were hospitalized after a wrong-way crash on Route 17 in Sullivan County, state police said Wednesday.Police said 50-year-old Patrick Collins, of East Stroudsburg, Pa., was driving east in the westbound lanes of Route 17 around 10:15 p.m.
NYC high school, college on lockdown over report of gun
The investigation is ongoing, and so far, no one is in custody and no weapons have been recovered.
Hudson Valley Man Sexually Abused Stepdaughter
After sexually abusing his stepdaughter a Hudson Valley man fled to Indiana.Download the Hudson Valley Post AppOn Monday in Ulster County court, a jury convicted 41-year-old Christopher Gertz, Jr., of Plattekill of sexual abuse.Gertz sexually abused his step-daughter in September of 2017. Gertz live
Underwear thief nabbed after leaving DNA on victim’s laptop while watching porn: cops
An underwear-raiding burglar was arrested in southern California after leaving semen on a college student’s laptop as he watched pornography, authorities said.Jonathan Jose Ruiz, 19, of Orange, was arrested last week after four college students told police they left their home in Orange to attend an
Kenoza Lake man arrested for starting fire
According to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, Jacques Pluss, 65, is accused of damaging a fuel line from a propane tank at the rear of the store on September 29, and igniting the leaking fuel.
Deadly gang next door: MS-13 brings violence, drugs to your NJ suburb
Living a couple blocks from the Long Branch train station, Miguel Angel Corea Diaz – also known as “Reaper” – was accused of trafficking heroin and ordering a murder in his role as the MS-13 “regional director for the east coast,” according to a New York court document.
Police: Big Red Bullet Bus Driver Said He ‘Fell Asleep at the Wheel’ Before Crash that Killed Cornell Alumna
The driver of the Big Red Bullet bus that crashed in Pennsylvania on Sunday night, killing a Cornell alumna, told investigators that he “fell asleep at the wheel,” police said on Wednesday.
Man Charged With Murder After Fatal Stabbing
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Police have arrested a man who they say stabbed another man to death in upstate New York.State police say 31-year-old Samuel Del Cid Hernandez was arraigned on a murder charge Sunday and ordered held in jail without bail.Authorities say the stabbing was reported in the Orange