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Kathy Reakes

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  1. Motorist Killed When Car Crashes Into Pole In Area

    Motorist Killed When Car Crashes Into Pole In Area

    A 25-year-old man was killed in an overnight single-vehicle crash in Dutchess County.According to New York State Police, Amilcar De Martinez Palma, of Poughkeepsie, died around 1 a.m. Tuesday near Stonykill Road in the town of Wappinger.An initial investigation suggests vehicle De Martinez Palma's 2008 Nissan Sentra, was southbound just south of Stonykill Road when for unknown reasons ...

  2. Family Of Three Displaced Following Two-Alarm Fire In Area

    Family Of Three Displaced Following Two-Alarm Fire In Area

    A family of three are temporarily homeless following a chimney fire that ripped through the two-story home in Milan.The fire started around 3 p.m. Sunday, at 123 Shookville Road, said Jeffrey Galm, second assistant chief for the Milan Fire Department.Chief Kurt Mizgier was first to arrive on the scene and found flames through an exterior wall and roof, Galm said.The family -- mother, ...

  3. Area Man Charged With Attempting To Extort Money From Women

    Area Man Charged With Attempting To Extort Money From Women

    An area man was busted by state police for extorting and attempting to extort money from underage teenage girls.Kenneth H. Ralph, 23, of Wallkill, was arrested on Wednesday grand larceny, attempted grand larceny, unlawfully dealing with a child and petit larceny, said New York State Trooper Steven Nevel.An investigation revealed that Ralph met with several underage teens through social ...

  4. Newburgh Police Department Mourns Loss Of Sgt. Paul Horaz

    Newburgh Police Department Mourns Loss Of Sgt. Paul Horaz

    The City of Newburgh Police Department is mourning the loss of one its own following the death of Sgt. Paul Horaz.The department announced the 30-year veteran's passing on Facebook Friday.Horaz began working for the department in parking enforcement in 1988 and became a police officer in 1990. "Sgt Horaz was a dedicated professional spending more than half of his life to serving ...

  5. SUV Crashes Into Pole In Ossining

    SUV Crashes Into Pole In Ossining

    A driver lost control of their SUV and slammed into a utility pole before rolling, destroying the vehicle.The incident took place around 8 p.m. Thursday on North Highland Avenue between Cedar Lane and Cedar Lane Terrace.There is no word on the conditions of the occupants. 

  6. Dead Suspect Found In Area Linked To Incest, Murders Of Two Adults, Baby

    Dead Suspect Found In Area Linked To Incest, Murders Of Two Adults, Baby

    The murder of three people -- a man and woman in New Milford, Conn., and an infant in North Carolina -- and the suicide of their suspected killer Thursday in Dutchess County are all linked to a twisted case of incest that was the subject of a Daily Voice story published in February.The story behind the murders began two years ago when then 18-year-old Katie Fusco Pladl of Dover went on ...

  7. Pleasant Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Using Companies To Embezzle Millions

    Pleasant Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Using Companies To Embezzle Millions

    A former comptroller pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling more than $2.5 million from two Hudson Valley manufacturing companies, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.Mark Cina, 56, of Pleasant Valley, pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony mail fraud and tax evasion, the office said.Cina admitted to embezzling the money from two companies in ...

  8. Assemblyman Frank Skartados Hospitalized In Serious Condition

    Assemblyman Frank Skartados Hospitalized In Serious Condition

    Frank Skartados, longtime Assemblyman for the 104th District, has been hospitalized with a “serious illness” and is “not expected to recover,” according to his Chief of Staff, Steve Gold.Gold did not comment on the illness, but did say on Thursday that the circumstances are "very sad and that he is surrounded by family."In his fourth term, Skartados' district includes both the ...

  9. Woman Stole More Than $7K at Resorts World Catskills, Police Say

    Woman Stole More Than $7K at Resorts World Catskills, Police Say

    A woman was arrested for stealing more than $7,000 from a guest at the Resorts World Catskills Casino, according to New York State Police.Andrea Mercer, 33, of the Bronx, was charged with grand larceny Wednesday following an investigation into the theft of the money, said Trooper Steven Nevel.Mercer, a guest at the casino herself, entered the room of another guest at the casino and ...

  10. Hudson Valley Restaurant Fatal Stabbing Suspect Had Previous Assault Charge

    Hudson Valley Restaurant Fatal Stabbing Suspect Had Previous Assault Charge

    The woman who is charged with fatally stabbing a co-worker at a Westchester restaurant has two arrest warrants pending in Brooklyn, including one involving a knife, court records show.Rosa Ramirez, 27, of Manhattan, who is reportedly pregnant, fatally stabbed Bonifacio Rodriguez with a kitchen knife at the River City Grille on Route 9 in Irvington on Tuesday following an argument, ...

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