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Man wanted on drug charges surrenders after 'brief standoff' in New Windsor

NEW WINDSOR - A man wanted by Ulster County police on drug charges engaged police in a "brief standoff" on Friday at a New Windsor home before surrendering, according to the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. Police said the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotic Team (URGENT) had been looking for R

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2018-03-23 23:09:39

Poughkeepsie students don't feel safe after recent threat

POUGHKEEPSIE - Poughkeepsie students don't feel very safe coming to school knowing that classmates were threatening to shoot up the school, school board student liaison Samuel Ward said Friday night. Ward, a senior at Poughkeepsie High School was referencing a February 27 threat on social media in

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2018-03-24 11:30:41

Assault rifle used in Newburgh armed robbery

NEWBURGH - An armed robbery early Saturday involved two suspects armed with an assault rifle. The incident around 5:30 a.m. occurred at William and South William Street in the City of Newburgh. A police radio report said the suspects were armed with an AK-47 rifle. No further information was availab

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2018-03-24 11:30:42

Orange County man admits selling heroin to woman who died from possible OD

GOSHEN, N.Y. >> An Orange County man who sold heroin to a woman who later died as the result of a possible overdose of the drug has pleaded guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance, according to the county District Attorney's Office. Jay Pagan, 32, of Maybrook, pleaded guilty to the felony

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-03-23 04:00:00

Poughkeepsie Man Accused Of Illegally Taking Food Stamps

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office arrested a Poughkeepsie man for welfare fraud. The sheriff's office said Angel M Rivera, 36, of the City of Poughkeepsie, was had illegally obtained more than $4,100 in SNAP benefits between June 2015 and May 2016. They said he concealed the f

PATCH - 2018-03-22 20:53:20

School board to file lawsuit against Poughkeepsie superintendent

The Poughkeepsie City School District board will file a lawsuit against Superintendent Nicole Williams. The board is seeking a declaration that employment provisions in Williams' contract, passed by the outgoing board majority last June, are void and legally unenforceable, according to a resolution

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-03-24 12:48:43

Poughkeepsie City Police look for missing man

Vidal POUGHKEEPSIE - Police in the City of Poughkeepsie are asking for the public's assistance in locating a man last seen in the city on March 19. During the investigation, police learned that Patrick Vidal may be suicidal. Vidal, 54, is black, five-feet, eight inches tall, with brown eyes, and b


Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's Wedding To Be Hijacked By 'Anti-Royal' Groups

Anti-royal groups recently vowed to hijack Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's May 19 wedding. The protests in London will be centered on their desire to have a monarch-free Europe. The protesters also want Britain to be a Republic, which means that the royal family will no longer hold the highest powe


Slight Snow Chance: Poughkeepsie's Weekend Weather

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - Take a breath before you read the next sentence. The weekend's weather in the lower and mid-Hudson Valley calls for snow. Now, there is only a 20 percent chance of snow Saturday night and Sunday. Considering what we've been through over the past couple of weeks that's next to noth

PATCH - 2018-03-23 17:35:26

Police in two communities make saves with Narcan

MID-HUDSON - Police in the Town of Wallkill and in the Village of Wappingers Falls saved a person who had apparently overdosed on illegal drugs. At about 10:19 p.m., on Wednesday, March 21, Wallkill Officers Michael Nolte and Daniel Graham responded to a medical emergency at a residence on Decker Dr

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2018-03-23 10:03:41

Police Attempt to Locate Missing Poughkeepsie Man

POUGHKEEPSIE - The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Patrick Vidal, a reported missing person last seen in the City of Poughkeepsie on March 19. Patrick Vidal is described as a 54-year-old male black, 5' 8", 180 Lbs. was reported missing on March 20, 2018, a


Red Hook man pleads guilty to two charges of criminal sex act with minors

A Red Hook man pleaded guilty to charges related to committing a sex act with two separate minors under the age of 15, according to Dutchess County Senior Assistant District Attorney Joelle Morabito-Cruz. Tashawn Miles, 27, was charged with first-degree criminal sex act with a victim less than 13 an

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2018-03-23 22:30:05

Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress Details Revealed, Gown Will Not Upstage Kate Middleton's

Meghan Markle's wedding dress is expected to be beautiful, but it will not upstage Kate Middleton's, according to a royal biographer. The palace has remained mum as to who is designing Markle's bridal gown. However, Katie Nicholl gave some details about the dress that the "Suits" actress would wear


#BREAKING NYC Firefighter killed in Harlem fire

A firefighter died while battling a five alarm fire in Harlem late last night. The fire broke out in the basement of a building on St. Nicholas Avenue just before 11 p.m. As flames spread, a firefighter became trapped. He was rushed to Harlem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Three other firef

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-03-23 06:28:02

City of Poughkeepsie man reported missing

Patrick Vidal, 54, was last seen leaving work around 4 p.m. Monday. He was reported missing after family and friends were unable to find him. Video by Geoffrey Wilson/Poughkeepsie Journal. Wochit A City of Poughkeepsie man was reported missing after he did not show up to work Tuesday. Patrick Vidal


DA: 28 Arrested During Hudson Valley Drug Sale Investigations

Twenty-one were arrested for allegedly selling drugs in the Hudson Valley. Many others are accused of possessing an assortment of drugs. Over the past three weeks members of URGENT, a countywide task force commissioned to combat gang violence and drug trafficking in Ulster County, concluded a multi-


Sheriff: Highland man tried to discard narcotics during traffic stop

LLOYD - The Ulster County Sheriff's Office said a Highland man tried to discard suspected narcotics when a sheriff's K-9 officer stopped him on Route 9W Tuesday evening. The sheriff's office said Michael S. Spiecker, 32, of Highland, was pulled over for several traffic infractions on Route 9W at 6:4


Giants trade Jason Pierre-Paul, 2018 fourth-round pick to Buccaneers for 2018 third-round pick, fourth-round pick  

Giants trade DE Jason Pierre-Paul to Buccaneers The Giants have traded Jason Pierre-Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Daily News has confirmed that new Giants GM Dave Gettleman shipped JPP and the Giants' 2018 fourth-round pick (102nd overall, second of fourth round) to the Bucs in a major Thu


Donation drive for teen girls' clothing and personal items; money people in the news

Donation drive for teen girls' clothing and personal items; money people in the news Donate teen clothing and personal items WESTCHESTER - The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) will kickoff a donation drive for teen girls' clothing and personal items. New and gently used donations are nee


Poughkeepsie fugitive had counterfeit credit cards, driver's licenses: Police

Subscribed, but don't have a login? A Poughkeepsie woman wanted in the state of Georgia was charged with eight counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree after being stopped by state police in the Town of Wappinger. On Monday at approximately 2:50 p.m. state police sto