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Orange County Man Sentenced For Brutal Emergency Housing Employee Murder

An Orange County man has been sentenced to 21 years to life in prison in connection with the stabbing death of an employee at an emergency housing facility. Wilfredo Mercado, 53, of Newburgh, was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Craig Stephen Brown on Thursday, Feb. 21, for the May 2017, stabb


Police: Hudson Valley Teen Placed Anti-Semitic graffiti on Home

A Hudson Valley teen is accused of spraypainting anti-Semitic graffiti on a local home, near a school. Louis Weber, 18, of Philipstown was arrested and charged with several hate crimes after a lengthy investigation into anti- Semitic graffiti, discovered in a home that was under construction in Nels


Orange County shares $5.32 million in surplus of sales tax with municipalities

GOSHEN — Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus said the county has shared $5.32 million in sales tax surplus received for fiscal year 2018 to its municipalities. “Orange County has a generous sales tax sharing plan,” Neuhaus said. “We don’t just provide our local governments a boost here or ther


Police: Man intentionally ran down family of 8 outside New York 7-Eleven

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.


Driver In NY Thruway Crash Accused Of Driving While Very Drunk

SOUTH NYACK, NY — A two-car crash Thursday led to the arrest of a Valley Cottage resident accused of driving while very drunk. At 4:43 p.m., state police responded to a report of an accident on I-87. It was reported that a Toyota Camry was struck from behind by a Honda Odyssey. No one was injured as


Tax Season has arrived at West Point, what you should know before you arrive

West Point has seen a great deal of change in the past year. The West Point Tax Center will also include some much needed renovations. One of the biggest changes will be the location of the center.


Pregnant Mother Of 6 Killed While Trying To Protect Her Family From Road Raging Driver

On Wednesday, a New York wife and mother of six was mowed down by an angry man after he was asked not to smoke around her children. Melissa DeLoatch was outside a convenience store in Rockland County, N.Y., with her husband, Sean and their six children ranging from 11 months to 10 years old, when he


West Point Band presents “Short Ride Fast Machine” for Masterworks Concert Series

The West Point Band will continue its Masterworks Concert Series with a performance titled “Short Ride Fast Machine” at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eisenhower Hall Theatre. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will move to 2 p.m. Sunday.


18 Year old Putnam resident arrested for Hate Crimes

18 YEAR OLD PHILIPSTOWN RESIDENT CHARGED WITH HATE CRIMES. After a lengthy investigation into anti- Semitic graffiti, discovered in a home that was under construction in Nelsonville, Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley reports that, 18-year-old Louis Weber, of Philipstown has been arrested and c


New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon

There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.


Community Rallies For Family Of Mom Who Died As Hero

Maternal instinct is what saved Melissa DeLoatch's children. The mom -- reportedly several weeks pregnant with her seventh child -- threw herself in front of her 11-month-old baby's stroller when an aggressive driver careened twice into the Haverstraw family outside of a Garnersville 7-Eleven Wednes


No. 19 Army Kicks Off Spring Practice March 7

WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Army West Point football team will open its spring practices Thursday, March 7. Head coach Jeff Monken enters his sixth year at the helm of Army football and is coming off one of the program's best seasons in Academy history, one which he led the Black Knights to a national ra


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


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


Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Being Charged With Soliciting Prostitute

Police in Florida are charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, saying they have videotape of him paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor.


Judge Refuses to Shut Down Orange County, NY Gas-Fired Plant

Last October Competitive Power Ventures’ 680-megawatt CPV Valley Energy Center in Wawayanda (Orange County), NY fired up and began producing, using Marcellus gas, enough electricity to power 600,000 liberal NY homes (see CPV Marcellus-Fired Elec Plant in Orange County Now Online!). New York Gov. Cuo


Grieving husband to driver accused of killing wife: ‘i f–king hate u’

The grieving Rockland County father whose wife and six kids were intentionally run over by a raging motorist — killing the woman, all because he was asked not to smoke in front of the family — railed against the alleged killer Thursday on Facebook.


Spring Valley man accused of attempted robbery at Nyack apartment

NYACK - A Spring Valley man was arrested after allegedly breaking into a woman's apartment, according to police. News 12 is told Karl Dubuisson entered a unit at the Nyack Plaza Apartments Thursday afternoon and allegedly tried to steal a purse.


Mom killed, dad and 6 young kids hurt when man runs them over in car, backs up and hits them again: Cops

Authorities in New York say a woman was killed and seven members of her family were injured near a business in Haverstraw when a man drove into them, backed up and struck them again.


Overturned Tractor-Trailer Crash Blocks Both I-84 Lanes At I-684

Both lanes of a stretch of I-84 are blocked after a crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer. The incident in Putnam County, on the eastbound side at I-684 (Exit 20), is causing half-hour long delays with slow traffic moving along on the right shoulder around the crash scene just before 2:30 p.