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  1. Woman Nabbed For Stealing $6K In Jewelry In Orange County

    Woman Nabbed For Stealing $6K In Jewelry In Orange County

    A Poughkeepsie woman was arrested for ripping off more than $6,000 in jewelry belonging to a relative while she was visiting, according to the New Windsor Police.Sarah M. Wayering, 34, was arrested after police were called to the home in December when a New Windsor residence noticed that more than $6,500 worth of jewelry was missing from her home, said Det. Sgt. Chris Sager.A subsequent ...

  2. Four Injured In Orange County Ambulance Crash

    Four Injured In Orange County Ambulance Crash

    Four people were transported to the hospital following a crash between an ambulance and another vehicle in the Town of New Windsor early Friday, according to the New Windsor Police Department.The crash occurred about 4:30 a.m., when a Cornwall ambulance traveling to Orange Regional Medical Center collided with another vehicle in the intersection of 5 Corners in the Vails Gate area in ...

  3. Court Worker In Rockland Charged  With Forgery

    Court Worker In Rockland Charged With Forgery

    A Spring Valley Court worker has been charged with forgery after forging a fake plea agreement in traffic court with the prosecutor's name, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe.According to the charges, Evelyn Stefos, 59, of Blauvelt, while acting as a clerk for former Village of Spring Valley Special Prosecutor Lawrence Weissman, forged Weissman’s signature ...

  4. Police: Woman Used Fake Prescription To Get Narcotics In Highland

    Police: Woman Used Fake Prescription To Get Narcotics In Highland

    A Poughkeepsie woman is behind bars after using a fake prescription to get narcotics at a local drug store, according to Town of Lloyd Police.Kristen L. Dicken, 40, was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 16, after obtaining narcotics by using a false prescription at the Rite Aid store in Highland, said Lt. James Janso. Dickens was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and two ...

  5. Wallkill Man Left Dogs In Freezing Cold Without Food, Water, Police Say

    Wallkill Man Left Dogs In Freezing Cold Without Food, Water, Police Say

    Orange County Sheriff's deputies attempting to serve a felony warrant on a Wallkill man last month, instead found two dogs in metal fenced pens outside in the freezing cold. Deputies said that Wade Haynes, 39, had left a gray female Pitbull and a black female Rottweiler, who were both emaciated, in bitter cold conditions without any shelter, or food or water, said Capt. Paul Arteta.With ...

  6. Clarkstown To Buy 21-Acre RCD Property For $4.4M; School Looks For New Site

    Clarkstown To Buy 21-Acre RCD Property For $4.4M; School Looks For New Site

    On the snow-covered grounds of the Rockland County Day School, Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann announced Friday the town's plans to purchase the 21-acre property for use as town recreational and educational purposes.During a press conference on Friday, Hoehmann said the town will purchase the Congers property for $4.4. million, and hopes to close on the Kings Highway property by ...

  7. Area Evacuated After Car Slams Into Rockland Home

    Area Evacuated After Car Slams Into Rockland Home

    Residents and motorists are being asked to avoid the area of 91 West St., in Spring Valley after a car slammed into a home, hitting the gas meter, according to police.The incident took place around 1 p.m. Friday, when a vehicle drove into the home, hitting the gas meter, causing the home and surrounding homes to be evacuated, police said.Spring Valley police said the fire department is ...

  8. Ex-Area Resident Scott Kiernan, Syracuse University, NFL Player, Dies At 43

    Ex-Area Resident Scott Kiernan, Syracuse University, NFL Player, Dies At 43

    A former NFL player from the area who was a team captain at Syracuse University has died at age 43.Scott Weston Kiernan, who grew up in Greenwich, died suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 4 in Clermont, Florida. A cause of death was not released.A former Syracuse football offensive lineman, Kiernan, was well known as the player who co-captained the 1998 Big East champions, before moving on to ...

  9. 'Kayak Killer' Could Get Nearly $500K In Late Fiancé's Life Insurance

    'Kayak Killer' Could Get Nearly $500K In Late Fiancé's Life Insurance

    Angelika Graswald, aka the "Hudson River Kayak Killer," could walk away with more than $490,000 in life insurance benefits from the man whose death she pleaded guilty to helping cause, according to a court ruling made in Dutchess Surrogate's Court.But the fight for the money could be brutal if the family of her late fiancé, Vincent Viafore, can't convince Graswald to forfeit ...

  10. Historic Orange County Home Damaged In Fire

    Historic Orange County 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 ...

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