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Kathy Reakes

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  1. Top Floors Of Seven-Story Poughkeepsie Building To Be Demolished

    Top Floors Of Seven-Story Poughkeepsie Building To Be Demolished

    The top three floors of the seven-story Poughkeepsie building that collapsed on Monday, trapping two people, will be demolished, according to city officials."The engineers and contractor are assessing what materials they will be safely removing to prevent further collapse," said City of Poughkeepsie Fire Chief Mark Johnson.During the collapse around 4 p.m. Monday, the larger ...

  2. Police: Man Pushes Bicyclist To Ground In Route 9W Diner Road Rage Incident

    Police: Man Pushes Bicyclist To Ground In Route 9W Diner Road Rage Incident

    In an apparent case of road rage, a Rockland man was arrested for pushing a bicyclist to the ground on Route 9W.Stony Point Police arrested Javier Martinez, 26, of Haverstraw, for assault following on incident on Sunday in which a bicyclist was injured, according to Stony Point Lt. Daniel Hylas.According to Hylas, Stony Point Police responded to a report of a road rage incident that ...

  3. Man Drowns In Watercraft Accident On Hudson River

    Man Drowns In Watercraft Accident On Hudson River

    A 31-year-old man drowned after becoming stranded in the Hudson River after falling off a personal watercraft in Westchester, according to the police.The incident took place around 6:45 p.m. Monday when Yonkers Police responded to the JFK Marina off Warburton Avenue on a report a stranded personal watercraft with a male and female missing, said Det. Sgt. Dean Politopoulos.Members of the ...

  4. Police: Mom Under Influence Resists Arrest While Picking Up Child At School

    Police: Mom Under Influence Resists Arrest While Picking Up Child At School

    A Hudson Valley mom was arrested after attempting to pick up her child from a Fairfield County school while drunk. Wilton Police arrested Jolene Matthews, 41, of Monroe in Orange County, after receiving a call from the Goddard School for a report of an intoxicated parent attempting to pick-up their 4-year-old child, said Lt. Robert Kluk. According to Kluk, after workers would not ...

  5. Man Nabbed In Town Of Poughkeepsie Burglary Attempt

    Man Nabbed In Town Of Poughkeepsie Burglary Attempt

    A 30-year-old man was arrested while attempting to break into an occupied home through a window, Town of Poughkeepsie Police said.Rodarius Smith of Poughkeepsie after receiving a 911 call on June 14 from a resident at the Mountain Brook Apartments reporting a person attempting to break in through the first-floor window, said Capt. Kevin Faber.When officers arrived on scene Faber fled on ...

  6. ID Released For Man Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting

    ID Released For Man Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting

    New York State Police have released the name of the 37-year-old man shot dead during an officer-involved shooting over the weekend in Orange County.Dwayne Clyburn of Warwick was shot once by a town of Warwick police officer following a domestic dispute at his home, confirmed State Trooper Steven Nevel.The incident occurred around 3 p.m. at 24 Wheeler Ave. in Warwick when Clyburn, ...

  7. 28-Year-Old Overdose Victim Saved After Crash In Area

    28-Year-Old Overdose Victim Saved After Crash In Area

    A man overdosing on opioids was saved by first responders after he lost control of his car and crashed into another vehicle. The incident took place Sunday afternoon when Cameron J. Petersen, 28, of Poughkeepsie, was driving westbound on Route 376 in the Town of Poughkeepsie when he crossed over into oncoming traffic near Red Oaks Mill Road and hit a vehicle with two people inside, said ...

  8. Woman Rescued After Buildings Collapse In Poughkeepsie

    Woman Rescued After Buildings Collapse In Poughkeepsie

    UpdateA woman who had been trapped for several hours was pulled from the rubble by rescuers Monday night after a building collapsed onto two others in Poughkeepsie.Rotanya Hargrove was alert and conscious when she was rescued at about 8 p.m., nearly four hours after a vacant, seven-story building collapsed onto two other buildings during a severe thunderstorm with gusty winds.Hargrove, ...

  9. Driver Turns Herself In After Pedestrian Injured In Hit-Run

    Driver Turns Herself In After Pedestrian Injured In Hit-Run

    A woman involved in a hit-and-run incident that injured a Pearl River pedestrian turned herself into Orangetown Police on Sunday.The woman, who has not been named by police because no charges have been filed to date, turned herself in and offered "her side of the story," the department said Monday.The incident took place around 5 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Franklin ...

  10. Female Teen Overdose Victim Rescued By Red Hook Police

    Female Teen Overdose Victim Rescued By Red Hook Police

    A 19-year-old teen was saved from an overdose by the quick actions of two Red Hook police officers who came to her aid within a minute of receiving the call for help.The incident took place on Friday, June 1 around 5 p.m. when the department received a 911 call reporting an unconscious female in the parking lot of Stewarts North in the Village of Red Hook, the department said.Two ...

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