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Spring Valley Man Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Child Numerous Times, Police Say

A man from Spring Valley has been arrested following a series of alleged sexual assaults of a child, police say. Spring Valley Police say they received a report on Wednesday, Feb. 20 of numerous sexual assaults against a child that allegedly occurred between August 2018 and February 2019 from a sing


Man charged with murder after pregnant woman, family struck at 7-Eleven in Rockland County

HAVERSTRAW, Rockland County (WABC) -- A man has been charged with murder after police say he intentionally drove his vehicle into a family of eight standing outside a 7-Eleven in Rockland County Wednesday.


Drunk Mahwah Man Crashes Into Utility Pole, Causes Power Loss: PD

MAHWAH, NJ — A township man crashed into a utility pole and caused several nearby homes to lose power, police said. Police received several 911 calls just after 10:15 p.m. about a motor vehicle crash and downed power lines on Route 202 near an entrance to the Ramapo College sculpture studio, said Ch


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 stabbed to death in Rockland County home; Suspect arrested in Boston

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Police: Driver plows into family of 8 in Garnerville, killing mother

GARNERVILLE - Six children are without a mother after a man intentionally smashed his car into a family in Rockland County on Wednesday. Police say Jason Mendez, 35, of Washingtonville is facing second degree murder charges and seven counts of attempted murder after they say he deliberately drove hi


MIRACLE IN MONSEY: School Bus Slams Into Tree, Destroying Bus; Minor Injuries Reported [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

A school bus with children on board slid out-of-control, and slammed into a tree in Monsey on Wednesday afternoon. Rockland Hatzolah, along with other emergency personnel, were at the scene on Carlton Road at around 3:30PM, and found the bus from Lizensk Cheder with extensive front-end damage.


N.J. man accused of killing 3 in drugged-driving gas station crash previously had license suspended, battled addiction

The 29-year-old man who allegedly crashed his car into a Wayne gas station Tuesday while high, killing three people, had previously lost his license after being arrested on charges he drove recklessly while under the influence and has a history of drug addiction.


Kiryas Joel Annexation Plan Brings Increased Value to Upstate NY Housing Market

The annexation plan in upstate New York’s Kiryas Joel continues moving forward, and it now looks like it’s bringing an increase in value to the housing market, Vos Iz Neais News reports. In fact, the value could double.


Melissa DeLoatch: A Tribute to the Hero Mother Who Died Saving Her Kids

Melissa DeLoatch, the loving mother of six children, was killed after a driver ran over her family twice in front of a 7-11 in New York on Wednesday. One of her children said that she sacrificed herself to try to save their lives, diving in front of her baby’s stroller. Authorities did not release h


Paterson Police Deal 'Major Blow' to Local Drug Trade. Investigation and Arrests Lead to Removal Massive Amount of Heroin from Streets

PATERSON, NJ - Calling it “major blow to the distribution cells operating within the City of Paterson and whose tentacles extend throughout all of Northern New Jersey,” Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale announced that an investigation by the Paterson Narcotic Division led to the seizure


Jason Mendez: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jason Mendez was arrested and charged with murder after witnesses said he drove his car over a family of eight and ran over them twice, killing the mother. He was from Washingtonville, New York but had a criminal record in Texas, authorities said. Here is what we know so far about Mendez and what ha


47 Hate Groups Are Active In New York

NEW YORK, NY – New York state is home to 47 radical groups that spew hate – one less than last year but almost double the number based in the state just 10 years ago. Among them are Neo-Nazis, black and white nationalists and groups whose members are anti-LGBT, anti-Muslim or which exist to deny the


Cops investigate homicide at Rockland County home

RAMAPO, N.Y. — Authorities are investigating a homicide at a Rockland County home, police said Wednesday. The Ramapo Police Department arrived at a residence in the vicinity of Northbrook and East Eckerson roads in the Hillcrest section of Ramapo, the police said in a Facebook post.


Drunk Driver Crashes Stolen Truck Into Tree In Rockland, Police Say

A 21-year-old Spring Valley man was arrested for allegedly stealing a landscaping truck and then crashing it into a tree while drunk. The incident took place around 4:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, when the Ramapo Police responded to a report of a landscaping truck that had crashed into a tree on Chestnut


Suspect Nabbed, ID Released For Rockland Homicide Victim

A 23-year-old man wanted for the stabbing murder of another was nabbed as he stepped off a bus in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 20. Jose Alejandro Madrid of Ramapo was arrested by Boston Police after being altered by the New York Port Authority that a potential murder suspect wa


7 family members hit by car outside 7-11 in Garnerville

GARNERVILLE - A family, including young children, was struck by a car Wednesday afternoon in Rockland County. The incident happened at 75 Central Highway in Garnerville, around 2 p.m.


Driver Accused of Running Over Family in Rockland County

A driver allegedly ran over and killed a mother in Rockland County, while also injuring her husband and their six children. The incident happened Wednesday afternoon at a 7-Eleven store in Garnerville. There was apparently an argument over smoking that resulted in 35-year-old Jason Mendez getting in


Manhunt For Suspect After Body Found In Rockland

Police are on the hunt for a suspect allegedly responsible for the murder of a man on Northbrook Road in Hillcrest. The Ramapo Police department said it is investigating a homicide early Wednesday in a residence on Northbrook Road between East Eckerson Road and Sherman Drive. The road is presently c


Mom dead after car rams into family of 8, then backs up and does it again

Haverstraw, N.Y. -- A 32-year-old mother was killed and the rest of her family was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after a driver deliberately plowed into them outside a convenience store in a northern New York City suburb, CBS New York reports. Investigators said 35-year-old Jason Mendez, of nearb