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  1. Warning Issued After Sex Assault Near Metro-North Station In Hudson Valley

    Warning Issued After Sex Assault Near Metro-North Station In Hudson Valley

    Following the sexual assault of a young woman near the Metro-North station, the police chief in White Plains warned residents to be "be careful and aware of their surroundings.""I always tell residents to be thoughtful of where they are walking, and if possible to make sure they are with someone," said Police Chief Anne FitzSimmons. "It's important to always be ...

  2. 6-Year-Old Girl Hit, Killed By Bus In Orange County

    6-Year-Old Girl Hit, Killed By Bus In Orange County

    This story has been updated.A 6-year-old girl was hit and killed by a school bus in the village of Kiryas Joel in the town of Monroe in Orange County, according to the New York State Police.The child was hit around 11:15 a.m., Friday by the bus near Acres Road, said Trooper Steve Nevel, spokesman for the New York State Police.After the bus stopped to let several children off, Leah Mezzi ...

  3. Alleged Bed Bug Infestation Prompts Hudson Valley Couple To Sue Disney

    Alleged Bed Bug Infestation Prompts Hudson Valley Couple To Sue Disney

    A Hudson Valley couple who were bitten by bed bugs at a Vero Beach, Fla., Disney Vacation resort is suing the company for a ruined vacation and physical and emotional distress, said the Poughkeepsie Journal.According to a lawsuit, filed in June, Allyson L. Masciotti-Hamedl and Kevin Hamedl, of Poughquag in Dutchess County, claim Disney failed to “exercise reasonable care and breached ...

  4. Kent Man Driving Erratically Charged With DWI, Police Say

    Kent Man Driving Erratically Charged With DWI, Police Say

    A Kent man who police saw driving erratically was charged with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop, according to Kent Police Chief Alex DiVernieri Jr.Christopher Lauro, 49, was arrested after Officer Jason Knapp witnessed Lauro driving his vehicle erratically and during a traffic stop, determined he was drunk, DiVernieri said. A check of his license during the stop, also ...

  5. Creepy Crickets: Spider-Like 'Sprickets' Crawling Around Putnam Homes

    Creepy Crickets: Spider-Like 'Sprickets' Crawling Around Putnam Homes

    They have long legs and can look like a large wolf spider, and if you get close enough to one, they will jump right in your face.We are talking about spider or camel crickets who love to multiply in mass in dark, damp places like basements and bathrooms and attic areas. Bug experts say they also love caves, which is more their natural habitat. But over the past few years, these creepy ...

  6. Car Of Woman Missing Since Oct. 20 Found In Patterson

    Car Of Woman Missing Since Oct. 20 Found In Patterson

    The car of a missing woman who has been missing since Oct. 20 was found Tuesday in the parking lot of the Putnam Diner in Patterson by New York State Police.Laelcira DeLima, 53, was last seen around 5 p.m. Oct. 20 when she told her two children, ages 15 and 10, that she loved them and was going to a local Walmart to pick up a prescription, said Danbury Police Det. Lt. Chris ...

  7. Woman's Erratic Driving Stop On I-84 In Putnam Leads To Three Arrests

    Woman's Erratic Driving Stop On I-84 In Putnam Leads To Three Arrests

    Kent Police nabbed a Stormville woman for driving with a suspended license after being stopped on I-84 on Sunday, Nov. 5, for driving erratically.Alyssa Bevilacqua, 49, was arrested after a computer check during the stop revealed that she was driving on a suspended license. A further investigation revealed that her two passengers were in possession of hypodermic needles, Kent police ...

  8. Lottery Scheduled For Peekskill Railroad Commuters

    Lottery Scheduled For Peekskill Railroad Commuters

    Train commuters need to take note -- Peekskill will select parking permits for rail commuters for next year at a lottery on Thursday, Nov. 16.The lottery, which requires that entries be postmarked by Nov. 10,  is for residents first, with left-over permits provided to non-residents, also by lottery, Peekskill city officials said.Residents can only apply one time if duplicate entries are ...

  9. Hopewell Junction ACME Market Evacuated After Deli Fire

    Hopewell Junction ACME Market Evacuated After Deli Fire

    It might have filled the store with smoke, but fortunately, a fire in the deli department of the ACME Market in Hopewell Junction was quickly extinguished.The small fire, which started around 4:12 p.m., Wednesday, at the store at 829 Route 82, was put out with a fire extinguisher in minutes, said East Fishkill Police.Customers were escorted outside as East Fishkill firefighters on scene ...

  10. Man Nabbed With Heroin After Expired Registration Stop In Putnam

    Man Nabbed With Heroin After Expired Registration Stop In Putnam

    A Poughkeepsie man was nabbed by Kent police with heroin and other drugs during a traffic stop, according to Kent Police Chief Alex DiVernieri Jr.Nicholas Wennersten, 26, was stopped by Officer Dan Huestis and Det. Ray Beauchesne on Oct. 31 for having an expired inspection sticker, the chief said.During the stop, the officers determined that Wennersten was in possession of a quantity of ...

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