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Kathy Reakes

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  1. Man Clinging To Branch After Trying To Save Dog Rescued From Croton River

    Man Clinging To Branch After Trying To Save Dog Rescued From Croton River

    A simple walk with his dog turned into a nightmare for a man who ended up clinging to a tree branch to keep from drowning in the rushing water of the Croton River.The man became stranded while chasing his dog who ran into the water in the Croton Gorge Park section of the river around 7 p.m. Wednesday, said the Croton Fire Department on Facebook.A passerby noticed the man and called ...

  2. Missing Fairfield County Teen Brothers Found

    Missing Fairfield County Teen Brothers Found

    This story has been updated.Two missing Bridgeport brothers were found eating at a Norwalk McDonald's, according to Norwalk Police.The boys, Daniel Cardenas, 14, and Gabriel Cardenas, 13, who were last seen around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, were spotted by the store manager at the McDonald's on Connecticut Avenue, said Norwalk Police Lt. Terry Blake.The boys are reportedly fine and have been ...

  3. Convicted Felon Assaults Small Child Outside Area School, Police Say

    Convicted Felon Assaults Small Child Outside Area School, Police Say

    A 37-year-old man who threw and hit a small child is behind bars after state police were notified by a local school of the abuse.Michael P. Thorpe was arrested on Monday after New York State Police received a call from teachers and officials at the child's school who were concerned about the abuse, said Trooper AJ Hicks.School officials told police that the injuries sustained by the ...

  4. Woman Crashes Into Area Storefront, Police Say

    Woman Crashes Into Area Storefront, Police Say

    A 73-year-old Monroe woman drove into the front of a store in Century Plaza after confusing the gas and brake pedals, police said.The incident took place around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday when the unidentified woman hit the accelerator instead of the brake when attempting to park in front of the Vision Center at the Plaza, said Monroe Police Capt. Keith White.The woman, who was injured and ...

  5. Friends, Classmates Honor Slain Ex-Area HS Soccer Star Joao Souza

    Friends, Classmates Honor Slain Ex-Area HS Soccer Star Joao Souza

    Friends and classmates of the former Westchester varsity boys soccer standout and Binghamton University freshman who was fatally stabbed Sunday night have scheduled a gathering in his honor late Wednesday afternoon.The parents of slain Joao Souza, Alexandre and Renata Souza will stop by the school around 5 p.m. to meet with the Blind Brook High School community, the school's ...

  6. Man Nabbed For Sale Of 150 Bags Of Heroin In Putnam

    Man Nabbed For Sale Of 150 Bags Of Heroin In Putnam

    A 24-year-old man was nabbed by Putnam County Sheriff's deputies for selling heroin in the area after receiving a tip.Jassell Franco, of New York City, was arrested April 6 by members of the department's Narcotics Enforcement Unit after a deputy was able to arrange for the purchase of 150 bags of heroin, the department said.Franco was nabbed while meeting the deputy in the Applebee's ...

  7. Man Sexually Abused Two Victims In Area, Sheriff Says

    Man Sexually Abused Two Victims In Area, Sheriff Says

    A 24-year-old man has been arrested for sexually abusing an adult and a child in the town of Wappinger, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.Felix M. Medina Jr., of New York City, was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a sexual abuse investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau, said Capt. John Watterson.According to Watterson, Medina, who has ties to Dutchess ...

  8. Suspended Student's Appearance At School Sparks Poughkeepsie Police Probe

    Suspended Student's Appearance At School Sparks Poughkeepsie Police Probe

    The principal of Poughkeepsie Middle School has been cleared of any wrongdoing by police after a complaint was filed regarding the use of excessive force in an incident involving a suspended student who returned to school.The incident, between Principal Da'Ron Wilson and an unnamed student, occurred around 2:20 p.m., April 3 at the school, said City of Poughkeepsie Police Det. Lt. Matt ...

  9. Man Charged With Assault After MidHudson Hospital Reports Attack

    Man Charged With Assault After MidHudson Hospital Reports Attack

    A 23-year-old Hyde Park man was arrested on assault charges after police responded to the MidHudson Regional Hospital for a report that a man had been attacked.After responding to the hospital to interview the 20-year-old victim, Hyde Park police went to a residence off of East Dorsey Lane, where multiple people were interviewed regarding the assault, said Lt. Robert Benson. The ...

  10. Service, Viewing Scheduled For Frank Skartados, Hudson Valley Assemblyman

    Service, Viewing Scheduled For Frank Skartados, Hudson Valley Assemblyman

    A prayer service and viewing have been scheduled for longtime Assemblyman Frank Skartados, who died Sunday from pancreatic cancer.The viewing is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at DiDonato Funeral Services at 1290 Route 9W in Marlboro.A prayer service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Skartados represented the ...

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