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Kathy Reakes

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  1. Beacon Firefighters Handle Porta Potty Fire

    Beacon Firefighters Handle Porta Potty Fire

    Firefighters face all kinds of emergencies. Sometimes it might be a blaze in a high-rise or a car crash, and then sometimes, it might be a fire in a porta potty. That's what Beacon firefighters found on a call Thursday morning at a construction site on Hastings Drive for Highland Hospital, said Beacon Fire Chief Gary Van Voorhis. Firefighters found a porta potty smoking when they ...

  2. Chain Reaction, Four-Vehicle Wappingers Falls Crash Backs Up Traffic

    Chain Reaction, Four-Vehicle Wappingers Falls Crash Backs Up Traffic

    A four-vehicle crash in Wappingers Falls led to midday delays near Party City, according to state police.The crash, which occurred around 12:15 p.m. Thursday on Route 9 at Liss Road, was a chain reaction with the first car rear-ending the second, followed by two others who couldn't stop in time, said Trooper AJ Hicks. No one was injured and two vehicles were towed from the scene.

  3. Girl Stabs Fellow Teen, Injures Adult In Hudson Valley, Police Say

    Girl Stabs Fellow Teen, Injures Adult In Hudson Valley, Police Say

    A 13-year-old girl staying at the Graham Windham residential center in Hastings-on-Hudson stabbed a fellow teenager there and injured a staff member.The event took place Friday, Jan. 12, when the teen attacked a staff member with a weapon, said Hastings-on-Hudson Police Lt. David Dosin.During the altercation, another student tried to intervene and suffered a "superficial" stab ...

  4. Crash Involving NYSTA Truck Ties Up Traffic At I-287/I-87

    Crash Involving NYSTA Truck Ties Up Traffic At I-287/I-87

    This story has been updated.Motorists experienced delays on both I-287 and I-87 in Tarrytown due to a crash involving a New York State Thruway Authority truck. The crash, which occurred around 12:15 p.m. Thursday, initially resulted in one lane being closed where the two roadways meet, according to the New York State Police.Injuries were said to be minor, but traffic was congested due ...

  5. Historic Hudson Valley Home Damaged In Fire

    Historic Hudson Valley Home Damaged In Fire

    Something as simple as a working smoke detector could have made a huge difference in the outcome of a three-alarm fire that left a historic City of Newburgh home in ruins, according to City of Newburgh Fire Chief Terry Ahlers,"It's sad when one of the last pieces of Newburgh history of this type is claimed by fire," Ahlers said. "Hopefully, they will be able to rebuild ...

  6. Production Crew/Casting Call For Movie Being Shot In Hudson Valley

    Production Crew/Casting Call For Movie Being Shot In Hudson Valley

    For those looking to break into the movie business, now's your chance to work for free on a short horror film filming in the Hudson Valley next month. Kaleidoscope Productions is working on a "no budget" short film in Newburgh on Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25 to be entered into film festivals. The film is about a sheriff in small town in upstate New York who uncovers a ...

  7. Area Man Bites Officer's Hand During Arrest, Police Say

    Area Man Bites Officer's Hand During Arrest, Police Say

    A Poughkeepsie man is behind bars after biting a police officer who was trying to arrest him following a domestic dispute.Kevin Longobardi, 24, was arrested Friday, Jan. 12, by the Town of Lloyd police who responded to a call for domestic violence, said Lt. James Janso.When police arrived on scene Longobardi became combative with police officers in front of a child and bit one of the ...

  8. Hyde Park Man Arrested For Stealing $30K From Employer

    Hyde Park Man Arrested For Stealing $30K From Employer

    A Hyde Park man is behind bars without bail after being arrested for stealing more than $30,000 from a Poughkeepsie business.Dennis C. Morgan was arrested Thursday, Jan. 11, following an investigation by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department after receiving a complaint from a local business of missing funds, said Capt. Kevin Faber. The theft took place over a five-month period in ...

  9. Back In Business: Joseph's Steakhouse To Reopen After Blaze In Dutchess

    Back In Business: Joseph's Steakhouse To Reopen After Blaze In Dutchess

    When Joseph's Steakhouse in Hyde Park burned down in March of last year, the owner Joseph Wilson said he was throwing in the towel and not reopening the restaurant. Then, over the weekend, an amazing thing happened, Wilson announced on the steakhouse's Facebook page that he did indeed intend to reopen the restaurant, and teased hopefuls, with a planning for a May to June opening. The ...

  10. Beacon Man Strangles Victim, Steals Cell Phone In Domestic Dispute

    Beacon Man Strangles Victim, Steals Cell Phone In Domestic Dispute

    A Beacon man is behind bars after being charged with a host of domestic violence charges including assaulting and strangling the victim, according to the New York State Police.Daniel J. Statini, 27, was arrested Monday, Jan. 8, for a domestic dispute that took place on Jan. 3, on Glenwood Drive in Beacon, said Trooper AJ Hicks.An investigation into the event revealed that Statini stole ...

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