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Police: Woman fraudulently opens Verizon account, steals $3,000 in Apple products

POUGHKEEPSIE - Police in Poughkeepsie are searching for a woman they say is accused of fraudulently opening a Verizon wireless account. The incident happened Jan. 29th at the Verizon store inside the Galleria Mall.


Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Returns In March In Poughkeepsie

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — It's that time of the year once again to set your culinary sights on all the good food available in Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Milton and the rest of the Hudson Valley. The spring 2019 edition of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is right around the corner, and there are nearly 200 parti


"Cultural Humility" training scheduled for Feb. 28 in Poughkeepsie

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — The Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County will host a free presentation, "Cultural Humility," at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the county Department of Emergency Response, 392 Creek Road, Poughkeepsie.


Poughkeepsie police charge second man in murder investigation

POUGHKEEPSIE - Poughkeepsie city police have charged a second suspect with murder in the Nov. 5 fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man. Police responding to a shots-fired call at 3:24 a.m. on Nov 5 at the intersection of Mill and Garden streets found the victim, Jaquain Johnson, formerly of the Bronx,


Dutchess Community College plans Women's History Month events

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — In celebration of Women's History Month, Dutchess Community College has scheduled a series of events that will showcase women in history, science, health and literature.


Police Asking For Public's Help In IDing Suspect

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — State police are asking for the public's help in solving a case of identity theft. On Jan. 29, an unidentified woman used the personal information of a woman from Massena, St. Lawrence County, to fraudulently open a Verizon Wireless account at the Cellular Sales Store in the Pough


Second arrest made in Poughkeepsie shooting death

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — A second man has been charged with murder in the November fatal shooting a man near the Poughkeepsie arterial, city police said Thursday. Oba Johnson, 39, of the city of Poughkeepsie, was arrested about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, on a warrant charging him with the felony of


Mark Ruffalo's New HBO Show Holds Casting Call for Locals in Poughkeepsie

I Know This Much Is True films in March and features locations around the Hudson Valley. You don’t need to be a professional actor to star in the new Mark Ruffalo show. In fact, you need to be a local to be considered at the upcoming HBO series' casting call, which goes down at the Mid-Hudson Civic


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


Norovirus Reported At Vassar Brothers Medical Center

A single case of norovirus has been confirmed at Vassar Brothers Medica Center in Poughkeepsie, but the center does not believe there is an "outbreak." "We had a suspected case of norovirus come in through our Emergency Department on Feb. 14, said John R. Nelson, Director of Public and Community Aff


2nd Arrest In November Fatal Shooting

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — A city man was arrested and charged Wednesday with second-degree murder for a fatal shooting in November. Oba Johnson, 39, of the City of Poughkeepsie, is the second person to be arrested in the murder of Jacquain Johnson, who was found with a single gunshot wound in his chest Nov


Surveillance video released of Port Jervis building inspector, wife during bar fight

PORT JERVIS - New video released Friday shows an altercation involving an Orange County official and his wife, police say. The surveillance video seemingly shows Port Jervis Building Inspector David Rivera and his wife, Rachel, during a bar fight.


Newburgh man gets 21 years to life in prison for killing Youth Advocate Programs employee

GOSHEN, N.Y. — A Newburgh man has been sentenced to 21 years to life in state prison for the May 2017 stabbing death of a Youth Advocate Programs employee at a temporary housing facility in Newburgh.


New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.


6 Hudson Valley Buildings Named After Slave Owners to be Renamed

Six buildings in the Hudson Valley will be renamed because they are currently named after slave owners. On Thursday, the SUNY New Paltz College Council voted by a 4-3 margin to approve the resolution to rename six campus buildings, named after the first European settlers in New Paltz who also owned


Hudson Valley Taxpayers Shocked by Lower Refunds This Year

If you haven't had your taxes done yet, you may be terrified after hearing so many horror stories this year. According to Dave LIngardo from Taxpert Tax Service in Hopewell Junction, the stories are true. But, it's not all bad news. Because of the drastic changes to the tax laws this year, many peop


Dispensary Opens In The Hudson Valley

A marijuana dispensary has opened up in Dutchess County. According to a press release, a new marijuana dispensary has opened in the Hudson Valley. iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc., or iAnthus, has opened a marijuana dispensary in Wappingers Falls. The name of the dispensary will be Citiva Hudson Valle


Suspect In Poughkeepsie High School Lockout Taken Into Custody

A teenager is in police custody after being accused of making online threats that forced an area high school to enter its lockout protocol. The Poughkeepsie High School was temporarily put in a lockout at 8:08 a.m. on Tuesday morning, when district officials called police headquarters to report they


New York's State Prisons Are Brutal and Deadly. That's Something We Can Change

It shouldn’t take celebrity Instagram posts to kindle New Yorkers’ outrage about an unexplained and possibly unnatural death in one of our state prisons. Yet that is what happened in the case of Anthony Myrie, who died last week at the age of 24 after collapsing at Greene Correctional Facility in th


Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York

We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l