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  1. Large Brush Fire Breaks Out In Orange County

    Large Brush Fire Breaks Out In Orange County

    Mulitple fire departments are battling a brush fire in Orange County.The fire department said it has responded in the area of 120 Neelytown Road, in Montgomery, that began around 7:30 a.m. Friday, but had few details at this point.There is an unconfirmed report that the fire started in a woodpile at a nearby business. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 

  2. Support Pours In For Family Of Orange County Girl Killed In Storm

    Support Pours In For Family Of Orange County Girl Killed In Storm

    Support and words of comfort are pouring in for the family of the 11-year-old Newburgh girl killed during Tuesday's storm when a tree fell on the SUV in which she was a passenger. The girl’s mother had just parked at their Newburgh home when violent wind gusts toppled a tree and trapped the girl inside, police said.A GoFundMe page, set up by friends, has raised about $16,000 in just one ...

  3. Gymnastics Coach Charged With Several Sex Offenses In Area

    Gymnastics Coach Charged With Several Sex Offenses In Area

    A popular local gymnastics coach who owned gyms across the area has been arrested on five counts of sexual conduct against a child under 13, according to Ramapo police.Police said Joseph Lewin, 67, of Port Chester, also known as Joseph Lewandoski in the 1990s, abused children from 2001 to 2014. They also suspect that he may have sexually abused teens 16 and up as well.In addition to the ...

  4. Beloved Hudson Valley Teacher ID'd As Fatality In Storm

    Beloved Hudson Valley Teacher ID'd As Fatality In Storm

    A beloved Northern Westchester art teacher has been identified as one of the two Fairfield County residents killed during Tuesday's powerful storms that left a swath of destruction across the region.Lauren Svendsen, 41, died when a tree fell on her car in New Fairfield around 5 p.m., on Brush Hill Road. Her 3-year-old daughter was also in the vehicle but was not injured, reported ...

  5. Second Orange County Storm-Related Fatality Confirmed

    Second Orange County Storm-Related Fatality Confirmed

    A 58-year-old woman visiting Mount Saint Mary College's Desmond Campus in the Town of the Newburgh became the Hudson Valley's third storm-related fatality and second from Orange County when a tree fell on her vehicle, police said.Lisa Resnick, of Rosendale in Ulster County, was killed around 5 p.m. Tuesday as she was sitting in her vehicle on the campus when a large tree struck the ...

  6. Rockland Woman Killed After Tree Slams Into Car During Storm

    Rockland Woman Killed After Tree Slams Into Car During Storm

    An 80-year-old woman was killed during the height of Tuesday's severe storm when a tree slammed into the driver's side of her vehicle in Rockland County.The incident occurred around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday as the woman was driving south on Red Schoolhouse Road in the village of Chestnut Ridge during the storm when the tree toppled onto the roof of her car, said Ramapo Police Lt. Chris ...

  7. Two Tornadoes Confirmed So Far In Hudson Valley During Deadly Storm

    Two Tornadoes Confirmed So Far In Hudson Valley During Deadly Storm

    This story has been updated.The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes and two microbursts touched down in the Hudson Valley during the intense storm system that moved through the area Tuesday and resulted in the deaths of an 11-year-old girl in Orange County, 80-year-old woman in Rockland County as well as two adults in Fairfield County.Both tornadoes were in Putnam ...

  8. Thousands Still Without Power In Orange, Rockland Counties

    Thousands Still Without Power In Orange, Rockland Counties

    Thousands of Orange and Rockland residents are still without power as employees with O&R Utilities work feverishly to restore power amid hundreds of downed trees and lines.As of 10 a.m., Rockland County had 2,444 residents without power and Orange County had 8,471, company officials said. The company's website said it hoped to have power restored to many by 1 p.m., with the more ...

  9. 11-Year-Old Orange County Girl Killed During Height Of Storm

    11-Year-Old Orange County Girl Killed During Height Of Storm

    An 11-year-old Hudson Valley girl was killed by a falling tree as a line of intense storms rolled through the area.The girl and her mother had just arrived home on Robinson Avenue in Newburgh around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday and were unloading their car when the tree toppled onto the top of the vehicle, trapping the girl inside, said Newburgh Police Department Det. Lt. Joseph Burns. Newburgh ...

  10. Details Emerge In Double Tractor-Trailer I-87 Crash With Serious Injury

    Details Emerge In Double Tractor-Trailer I-87 Crash With Serious Injury

    One person was seriously injured in a double tractor-trailer crash on I-87 that closed the major roadway in Orange County for more than 12 hours.The crash occurred around 3:52 p.m. Monday in the town of Newburgh, said New York State Trooper Michael P. Cassella.The initial investigation suggests vehicle one, a tandem tractor-trailer hauling recycled aluminum cans, was southbound on I-87 ...

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