Michael Mashburn

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mmashburn@dailyvoice.com

Michael joined the Daily Voice team in April 2022 covering news throughout New York, including the Capital Region, Hudson Valley, and Long Island.

He previously worked as a radio reporter covering local news and traffic for ABC News Radio affiliates KTAR in Phoenix and KOMO in Seattle.

Michael graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in May 2014. 

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Murder-For-Hire: Man Admits Paying $16K Bitcoin To Have Hoosick Falls Residents Killed Murder-For-Hire: Man Admits Paying $16K Bitcoin To Have Hoosick Falls Residents Killed
Murder-For-Hire: Man Admits Paying $16K Bitcoin To Have Hoosick Falls Residents Killed A Utah man has admitted to paying thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoin to arrange for the murders of two New York residents. Christopher Pence, age 43, of Cedar City, Utah appeared in Albany federal court on Wednesday, Dec. 6, and pleaded guilty to using the internet to solicit and pay for murder. According to prosecutors, Pence admitted to contacting the administrator of a website dedicated to arranging contract killings in 2021. He confessed to paying them $16,000 worth of Bitcoin to facilitate the murder of two Hoosick Falls residents in Rensselaer County. Pence gave the administrato…
State Worker Admits Drugging, Sexually Abusing 15-Year-Old At Dix Hills Juvenile Facility State Worker Admits Drugging, Sexually Abusing 15-Year-Old At Dix Hills Juvenile Facility
State Worker Admits Drugging, Sexually Abusing 15-Year-Old At Dix Hills Juvenile Facility A New York State employee has confessed to drugging and sexually abusing an underage girl at a juvenile detention center on Long Island. Ovzie Cannon, age 40, of Queens, pleaded guilty to rape and related charges in Suffolk County Court on Friday, Dec. 1. According to prosecutors, Cannon worked as a youth support specialist at the Brentwood Residential Center for Girls between January and February 2023. The facility – operated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services – serves girls ages 12 to 18 who have been adjudicated as juvenile delinquents. Cannon admitted to givi…
Full Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Sunrise Highway In Brookhaven Full Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Sunrise Highway In Brookhaven
Full Closures Scheduled For Portion Of Sunrise Highway In Brookhaven Scheduled highway closures could cause delays for Long Island drivers in the coming days. Both directions of Sunrise Highway are slated to close nightly at Ext 54 in Brookhaven for approximately five nights beginning Monday, Dec. 11, according to the Department of Transportation. The westbound lanes of State Route 27 will close at 10 p.m. and the eastbound lanes will be blocked at 11 p.m.  During those times, traffic will be detoured on the Service Road. The roadway will reopen by 5 a.m. Closures will allow crews to facilitate a bridge renewal project. Transportation officials warn…
Jackpot! $5M Lottery Prize Claimed By Lindenhurst Man Jackpot! $5M Lottery Prize Claimed By Lindenhurst Man
Jackpot! $5M Lottery Prize Claimed By Lindenhurst Man A lucky Long Island man is a whole lot richer after hitting it big on a lottery ticket. Jose Galeano, of Lindenhurst, claimed a $5 million top prize on the New York Lottery’s $5,000,000 Cash Royale scratch-off game. He opted to receive a single lump-sum payment of $2,235,939 after paying taxes, according to lottery officials. Galeano purchased the incredibly lucky ticket in Amityville, at the Stop & Shop located on Merrick Road. Scratch-off games have proven to be quite lucrative for New York, generating more than $4.4 billion in total sales during fiscal year 2022-2023. Of that, sc…
Report Of Stabbing At Albany Elementary School Under Investigation Report Of Stabbing At Albany Elementary School Under Investigation
Report Of Stabbing At Albany Elementary School Under Investigation Police are investigating reports of a stabbing at an elementary school in the region. Emergency crews in Albany were called to the Schuyler Achievement Center, located on Clinton Avenue, at around 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 for a person suffering from a stab wound in the nurse’s office. An Albany Police Department spokesperson told Daily Voice that the incident is under investigation. No other information, including the victim’s age, gender, or condition, was released.  It was not immediately clear whether the victim was injured on campus or went to the school afterward.  Students…
Ex-Con Stabbed Stony Brook Nurse 25 Times, Left Her For Dead In Woods, Jury Finds Ex-Con Stabbed Stony Brook Nurse 25 Times, Left Her For Dead In Woods, Jury Finds
Ex-Con Stabbed Stony Brook Nurse 25 Times, Left Her For Dead In Woods, Jury Finds Sandra McIntosh died at the same hospital where she spent her days caring for others. The Stony Brook University Hospital nurse and Medford resident was found with multiple stab wounds on the night of July 22, 2021 in a wooded area of Holtsville. On Thursday, Dec. 7, a Suffolk County jury found her ex-boyfriend, 51-year-old Wayne Chambers, guilty of her murder. According to prosecutors, Chambers picked McIntosh up in her car at around 7:45 p.m. that evening following her nursing shift at the hospital. The two had previously dated for six years but were broken up at the time. Nearly 20 m…
Temple Shooting: 28-Year-Old Federally Charged After Gunshots At Albany Synagogue Temple Shooting: 28-Year-Old Federally Charged After Gunshots At Albany Synagogue
Temple Shooting: 28-Year-Old Federally Charged After Gunshots At Albany Synagogue The man accused of opening fire at a New York synagogue on the first day of Hanukkah has been federally charged. Mufid Fawaz Alkhader, age 28, of Schenectady, appeared in Albany federal court on Friday, Dec. 8, where he was arraigned on one count of unlawfully possessing a firearm. According to the criminal complaint, Alkhader approached Albany’s Temple Israel, located on New Scotland Avenue, at around 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 armed with a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun. He then fired the weapon twice into the air, prosecutors allege. Earlier Report: New Update: Shooting At NY Syna…
Teachers' Union Treasurer In Bellport Admits Embezzling Over $20K In Dues Teachers' Union Treasurer In Bellport Admits Embezzling Over $20K In Dues
Teachers' Union Treasurer In Bellport Admits Embezzling Over $20K In Dues The former treasurer of a teachers’ union on Long Island has admitted embezzling tens of thousands of dollars in union dues. Fannie Bowe, age 54, of Bellport, pleaded guilty to grand larceny in Suffolk County Court on Wednesday, Dec. 6, following an investigation into questionable expenses at the Bellport Teachers Association Affiliates. In October 2020, she was elected as treasurer of the union, which represents teacher assistants and school aides at the South Country Central School District, headquartered in East Patchogue. She also worked as a school monitor for the district. Earlier…
Alerts Issued For Schenectady, Troy Teens Missing For Several Days Alerts Issued For Schenectady, Troy Teens Missing For Several Days
Alerts Issued For Schenectady, Troy Teens Missing For Several Days Police in the region are asking for the public’s help with two separate missing teen cases. Gabrella Lopez, age 13, of Schenectady left home on Wednesday, Nov. 22 and hasn’t been seen since, according to Schenectady Police. No other information was given. Anyone with tips is asked to contact the department’s Youth Aid Bureau at 518-382-5256. In an unrelated case, Troy Police announced they’re looking for 16-year-old Julissa O’Reilly, who was reported missing on Tuesday, Dec. 5. She was last seen in the downtown Troy area sometime on Wednesday night, Dec. 6. “We are concerned for her s…
Comedian Kevin Hart Set To Perform In Albany Comedian Kevin Hart Set To Perform In Albany
Comedian Kevin Hart Set To Perform In Albany Comedian and actor Kevin Hart is set to perform two stand-up comedy shows in New York in the coming weeks. The 44-year-old “Jumanji” star will first take the stage on Long Island, performing at Westbury’s NYCB Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 10. After that, it’s up to Albany for a performance at the Palace Theatre on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Both shows are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and promise to feature all-new material, according to a Palace Theatre Facebook post. Tickets to the show range from $59 to $299. 🚨JUST ANNOUNCED🚨 Kevin Hart performs a night of Brand-new material at the Palace Theat…
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