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Hudson Valley 12-Year-Old Advances To National Spelling Bee Finals Hudson Valley 12-Year-Old Advances To National Spelling Bee Finals
Hudson Valley 12-Year-Old Advances To National Spelling Bee Finals A young Hudson Valley student could soon be a national champion. Orange County resident YY Liang, age 12, of New Windsor, is one of eight kids who made it through five rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals, advancing to the Thursday, May 30 finals, which will be shown live on iON television at 8 p.m. Four of the Elite 8 are from California and Texas (two from each state), and the others are from California, Colorado, North Carolina, and Florida. Liange is a nationally-ranked junior tennis player who enjoys video games and has a talent for drawing. A seventh-grader, …
'Smile, Laugh Were Contagious': Businesswoman, Mom From Westchester Dies At 43 'Smile, Laugh Were Contagious': Businesswoman, Mom From Westchester Dies At 43
'Smile, Laugh Were Contagious': Businesswoman, Mom From Westchester Dies At 43 A businesswoman and mother who was a lifelong New York resident has died at the age of 43. Kimberly A. Hallenbeck was born in Westchester, lived in Orange County, and worked on Long Island. Her death, on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, came after a two-year battle with cancer, according to her obituary. A resident of the town of Newburgh, she was the daughter of the late Francis J. Hallenbeck III and Elizabeth (Burns) Laurie, who was born on July 1, 1980 in Bronxville. She worked as a loan mortgage originator for Contour Mortgage in Garden City. She had "a smil…
16-Month-Old Child Severely Burned Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center 16-Month-Old Child Severely Burned Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center
16-Month-Old Child Severely Burned Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center A 16-month-old Hudson Valley boy was severely burned during an accident at his home. The incident took place in Orange County around 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4 in New Windsor. According to Chief of New Windsor Police Daniel Valeri, the toddler was burned after pulling on the cord of a vegetable steamer that was on and it spilled onto his head, chest, and back. The mother took the child to an urgent care center in Newburgh who immediately called for a helicopter to fly the child to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, the chief said. The condition of the child was not known on Tuesday, Dec.…
Woman Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center After Crash Between Car, Tractor-Trailer Woman Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center After Crash Between Car, Tractor-Trailer
Woman Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center After Crash Between Car, Tractor-Trailer A Hudson Valley woman was seriously injured following a crash with a tractor-trailer. The crash took place in Orange County around 11:15 a.m., Thursday, June 1 in the town of Newburgh. According to Lt, Peter Talarico, of the town of Newburgh Police, officers on the scene found an accident involving a 2008 Infinity and a 2002 tractor-trailer.  Preliminary investigations show the tractor-trailer,  driven by a 42-year-old Sullivan County man from Wurtsboro, was traveling southbound on Route 300. The 2008 Infinity, driven by a 62-year-old New Windsor woman, was traveli…
New Planet Fitness Coming To Area New Planet Fitness Coming To Area
New Planet Fitness Coming To Area Gym-goers in the Hudson Valley will soon be able to visit a new Planet Fitness location.  The new Putnam County branch will be located at 1511 Route 22, Site 181 in Brewster, according to the gym's website.  No exact opening date has been set yet.  "We strive to create a workout environment where everyone feels accepted and respected," the gym's website reads.  Another Planet Fitness location opened in the Orange County town of New Windsor in March 2020.  Related - Planet Fitness To Open New Location In Area
Hey Northern Westchester Extras, Here's When 'Poker Face' Will Be Premiering On Peacock Hey Northern Westchester Extras, Here's When 'Poker Face' Will Be Premiering On Peacock
Hey Northern Westchester Extras, Here's When 'Poker Face' Will Be Premiering On Peacock Hey, all of you hundreds, maybe thousands of extras who worked on the upcoming series "Poker Face," which was filmed throughout the Hudson Valley, you'll get to see yourself on TV pretty soon. Peacock announced last week the 10-part series starring Natasha Lyonne will air on Peacock on Thursday, Jan. 26. The murder-mystery series, which was based out of  Newburgh’s Umbra studios, was filmed throughout the Hudson Valley for much of this year with locations in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, and Ulster counties, according to Laurent Rejto, director of the Hudson Valley Film Commission. L…
Hudson Valley Man Charged With Illegally Distributing More Than 1.2M Oxycodone Pills Hudson Valley Man Charged With Illegally Distributing More Than 1.2M Oxycodone Pills
Hudson Valley Man Charged With Illegally Distributing More Than 1.2M Oxycodone Pills A Hudson Valley man was one of eight people charged in federal court with conspiracy to distribute more than 1.2 million oxycodone pills. Orange County resident Anthony Mathis, age 55, of New Windsor, was indicted on Wednesday, Oct. 12, in a 10-count indictment along with a Brooklyn doctor, office manager, and two pharmacists. According to Breon Peace, US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, the group allegedly operated a drug distribution ring from a medical office in Brooklyn. From December 2018 to October, the group unlawfully distributed more than 11,000 prescriptions for oxy…
Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Repeated Sexual Abuse Of Child Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Repeated Sexual Abuse Of Child
Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Repeated Sexual Abuse Of Child A Hudson Valley man has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty to repeatedly sexually abusing a victim under the age of 13. Orange County resident Byron Romero, age 36, of New Windsor, was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Monday, Oct. 3, said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. Romero was also sentenced to 20 years post-release supervision. Prior to his release from state prison, Romero will be registered as a sex offender, Hoovler said. Hoovler thanked the Town of New Windsor Police Department for their investigation and the arrest of Romero. “This d…
2 Sentenced For Murder Of College Student In Hudson Valley 2 Sentenced For Murder Of College Student In Hudson Valley
2 Sentenced For Murder Of College Student In Hudson Valley Two men have been sentenced to prison for the brutal murder of a college student in Hudson Valley. Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler announced that on Tuesday, Sept. 20, Cornelius Stubbs, age 51, and Carlos Rivera, age 49, both of Newburgh, for the murder of a 21-year-old college student.  At the time of sentencing, more than 40 friends and family members of the victim, Chelsea Debidin of Walden, were present, as well as numerous members of law enforcement representing the town of New Windsor Police and the New York State Police. The charges i…
4-Time Convicted Man Nabbed Again For Burglary In Hudson Valley, Police Say 4-Time Convicted Man Nabbed Again For Burglary In Hudson Valley, Police Say
4-Time Convicted Man Nabbed Again For Burglary In Hudson Valley, Police Say A Hudson Valley man convicted four times for burglary was nabbed again for another alleged home break-in. Dutchess County resident Jesse W. Moranski, age 41, of Beacon, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 13, for an alleged Orange County home burglary in New Windsor. The burglary was uncovered around 3:30 p.m., Wednesday when the New Windsor Police Department responded to a Spruce Street home for a report of residential burglary, said New Windsor Police Chief Robert Doss. When officers arrived, the homeowner reported someone had entered his home while no one was home and stolen s…
Brand-New Pizzeria Open For Business In Hudson Valley Brand-New Pizzeria Open For Business In Hudson Valley
Brand-New Pizzeria Open For Business In Hudson Valley Pizza lovers in the Hudson Valley just hit the jackpot with the opening of a new pizza restaurant that specializes in brick oven and artisan pies. The new restaurant is Tesoro Ristorante and Pizzeria, located in Orange County at 1795 Route 32 in New Windsor. The artisan pizzas are the real deal with such favorites as the Crema De Carciofi smothered in artichokes, fresh basil, mozzarella, creamy sauce, and red pepper flakes; and the Italiana that includes plenty of cherry tomatoes, arugula, prosciutto, shaved Parmigiano in homemade seasoned pizza sauce. Tesoro Ristorante and Pizzeria of…
Missing Local Woman Found Dead In Car Following Taconic Parkway Crash Missing Local Woman Found Dead In Car Following Taconic Parkway Crash
Missing Local Woman Found Dead In Car Following Taconic Parkway Crash A Hudson Valley woman who was reported missing by her family was located off the Taconic State Park in a small body of water, the victim of a car crash. On Monday, Aug. 1, Orange County resident Katherine M. Garcia was reported missing to the state police by her family, said Trooper AJ Hicks. Garcia, age 23, of New Windsor, was reportedly last seen by friends on the night of Saturday, July 30, at a residence in Dutchess County the town of Beekman, Hicks said. While searching for her, a vehicle was located off the roadway in a small body of water off of the Taconic State Parkway near Exit 3…
Woman Faces Prostitution Charge After Police Go Undercover In Hudson Valley Woman Faces Prostitution Charge After Police Go Undercover In Hudson Valley
Woman Faces Prostitution Charge After Police Go Undercover In Hudson Valley A woman has been charged with prostitution after police completed an undercover operation in the Hudson Valley. On Monday, June 13 in Orange County, the New Windsor Police Department conducted the investigation at the A & A Spa, located on Windsor Highway, after receiving a complaint from a customer that prostitution was occurring inside the business.  During the investigation, an undercover police officer was offered sexual conduct in return for a fee by an employee of the spa, New Windsor Police said. The employee, Queens resident Suwan Yang, age 56, of Flushing was charge…
Parolee Nabbed For DWI, Possession Of Weapon In Hudson Valley, Police Say Parolee Nabbed For DWI, Possession Of Weapon In Hudson Valley, Police Say
Parolee Nabbed For DWI, Possession Of Weapon In Hudson Valley, Police Say A man on parole for manslaughter is facing new legal trouble after he was allegedly busted driving drunk and carrying a gun, New York State Police said. Troopers stopped Orange County resident Michael Maisonet, age 44, of New Windsor, at around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, as he drove on Renwick Street in Newburgh. During their conversation with him, troopers determined that Maisonet was impaired by alcohol and arrested him, police said. As he was being apprehended, troopers found a 9mm semi-automatic pistol in his pants, along with a loaded, 17-round magazine, police said. Maisonet was c…
Man Admits To Murder Of 21-Year-Old Woman In Hudson Valley Man Admits To Murder Of 21-Year-Old Woman In Hudson Valley
Man Admits To Murder Of 21-Year-Old Woman In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley man has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges in connection with the shooting death of a young woman. Orange County resident, Carlos Rivera, age 49, of Newburgh, made the plea on Monday, May 2 for the murder which took place in New Windsor in December 2019. During the incident, Chelsea Debidi, age 21, of Walden, was killed at the Knox Village Apartments in New Windsor at the home of her 20-year-old boyfriend’s family, said the Orange County District Attorney's Office. The boyfriend was also shot and seriously injured, the DA's office said. Rivera was charged along wit…
Investigation Underway After Laser Pointed At Aircraft In Hudson Valley Investigation Underway After Laser Pointed At Aircraft In Hudson Valley
Investigation Underway After Laser Pointed At Aircraft In Hudson Valley An investigation is underway after a pilot reported that a laser was pointed at a commercial aircraft that was traveling over the Hudson Valley. Authorities received a report on Monday, April 4, from a supervisor at Boston Control Tower in New Hampshire about a laser being pointed at an aircraft near Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, according to New York State Police. The supervisor reported that a commercial passenger flight was traveling north over the airport when the pilot reported that a laser was shined at the aircraft. The laser was reportedly located in an un…
Man Sentenced For Fatally Stabbing Shopper At Supermarket In Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Fatally Stabbing Shopper At Supermarket In Hudson Valley
Man Sentenced For Fatally Stabbing Shopper At Supermarket In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley man has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for stabbing a random man who was shopping to death at a ShopRite supermarket in 2016. Orange County resident Andrew Goodenough, age 41, of New Windsor, was sentenced on Monday, March 28 after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in February. At the time that he pleaded guilty, Goodenough admitted that on Saturday, June 11, 2016, he stabbed Michael Kohus, age 35, of Highland Falls in the neck while he was shopping at a supermarket in the Town of New Windsor, the DA's Office said. See Earlier Story: Man Admits To …
Hudson Valley Woman Claims $1 Million Lottery Prize Hudson Valley Woman Claims $1 Million Lottery Prize
Hudson Valley Woman Claims $1 Million Lottery Prize A Hudson Valley woman has claimed a $1 million New York Lottery prize. Lydia Rios, of Orange County, claimed the second prize from the lottery's Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, Jan. 4, according to an announcement from the New York Lottery on Wednesday, March 9. The New Windsor resident received her prize as a single, lump-sum payment of $651,000 after required withholdings. Rios told NY Lottery that she plans "to be smart with the money." The ticket was purchased at Blooming Grove Gas & Mart, which is located at 800 Blooming Grove Turnpike in New Windsor, NY Lottery repor…
21-Year-Old College Student To Run For Assembly Seat In Hudson Valley 21-Year-Old College Student To Run For Assembly Seat In Hudson Valley
21-Year-Old College Student To Run For Assembly Seat In Hudson Valley A college student who calls the Hudson Valley home has potentially historic ambitions for his post-graduation career. SUNY Albany senior Zak Constantine, a 21-year-old Orange County resident now living in New Windsor, announced that he is planning to run for the 99th New York State Assembly District in his hometown Hudson Valley. The 99th District includes parts of Rockland and Orange counties. It is currently represented by Republican Assemblyman Colin Schmitt. Constantine announced his campaign earlier this week and hit the ground running, collecting signatures and passing out fliers to …
Million-Dollar Winning Lotto Ticket Sold At Gas Station In Hudson Valley Million-Dollar Winning Lotto Ticket Sold At Gas Station In Hudson Valley
Million-Dollar Winning Lotto Ticket Sold At Gas Station In Hudson Valley Someone is smiling today after winning $1 million on a Mega Millions ticket sold in the Hudson Valley. The person, who has not yet been identified, purchased the lucky ticket in Orange County at a gas station in New Windsor, said the New York Lottery. Representatives for the New York Lottery say the second-prize Mega-Millions ticket was sold on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at the Blooming Grove Gas and Mart on the Blooming Grove Turnpike. And although no one won the $235 million jackpot, with the winning numbers of 4-6-16-21-22 and mega ball 1, the New Windsor winner was the only million-dollar winner…
Ex-Officer Sentenced For Bludgeoning Death Of Woman Inside Hudson Valley Residence Ex-Officer Sentenced For Bludgeoning Death Of Woman Inside Hudson Valley Residence
Ex-Officer Sentenced For Bludgeoning Death Of Woman Inside Hudson Valley Residence A former officer from the region has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the bludgeoning death of a woman inside her home. Luis Rondon, age 50, of New Windsor, was sentenced on Wednesday, Dec. 14 for the death of the woman he was reportedly having an affair with, said Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler. According to the District Attorney's Office, on Thursday, Oct. 7, Rondon was convicted by a jury in Orange County Court of murder and criminal possession of a weapon At the time of the killing, Rondon was a peace officer and sergeant with the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel…
$20,000 Reward Offered In Hudson Valley Murder Case $20,000 Reward Offered In Hudson Valley Murder Case
$20,000 Reward Offered In Hudson Valley Murder Case Police in the Hudson Valley are offering a $20,000 reward for an arrest in the 20-year-old murder of an area woman. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, Nancy Smith, a 32-year-old Orange County resident was found dead in her house on Provost Drive in New Windsor. According to New Windsor Police Deputy Chief Michael Farbent, on that day, Smith’s parents received a call from her office saying that she had not shown up to work at the Horton Hospital in Middletown.  Concerned, they went to check at her New Windsor home where they found her dead on the living room floor, Farbent said…
COVID-19: New Vaccine Pop-Up Sites Announced In Hudson Valley Area COVID-19: New Vaccine Pop-Up Sites Announced In Hudson Valley Area
Covid-19: New Vaccine Pop-Up Sites Announced In Hudson Valley Area New York State officials have announced a series of new COVID-19 vaccination pop-up sites across the Hudson Valley area. The new sites are part of the state's #VaxtoSchool campaign, an effort to increase vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers, the state said.  The first two sites will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 3. One will be held in Rockland County at the Robert L. Yeager Health Center, Building A, located at 50 Sanatorium Road in Pomona.  The site will be open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the state said an incentive of Amazon Gift Cards will b…
Bomb Threat at Stewart Airport Unfounded, State Police Say Bomb Threat at Stewart Airport Unfounded, State Police Say
Bomb Threat at Stewart Airport Unfounded, State Police Say This story has been updated. State police say a bomb threat called into New York Stewart International Airport was unfounded. State Police Spokesman Steven Nevel said a person called 911 at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, to report a bomb threat at the airport in Orange County located in New Windsor. State police sent police dogs capable of detecting bombs to the airport. "We automatically send bomb dogs and extra troopers when there is a bomb threat," Nevel said. Troopers from the Montgomery barracks searched the premises and failed to find any explosives. The New York Port Authority said the…
Doctor Killed In Head-On, Hit-Run Hudson Valley Crash Doctor Killed In Head-On, Hit-Run Hudson Valley Crash
Doctor Killed In Head-On, Hit-Run Hudson Valley Crash A doctor from the Hudson Valley was killed in a head-on hit-and-run crash. The incident took place around 12:20 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10, in Orange County on Route 32 in the town of Cornwall. According to Trooper Steven Nevel, Dr. John C. Hordines Jr., age 54, was driving a 2010 Chevy Tahoe southbound when he was hit head-on by a 2013 Honda Accord that crossed over in the southbound lane. Hordines Jr, of New Windsor, in Orange County, was pronounced dead at the scene.  This is an ongoing investigation. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Officer Found Guilty In Bludgeoning Death Of Girlfriend In Hudson Valley Officer Found Guilty In Bludgeoning Death Of Girlfriend In Hudson Valley
Officer Found Guilty In Bludgeoning Death Of Girlfriend In Hudson Valley An officer in New York City who lives in the Hudson Valley was found guilty of the violent death of his girlfriend following a jury trial. Luis Rondon, age 50, of New Windsor, was convicted in Orange County Court of second-degree murder and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon on Thursday, Oct. 7.  The convictions were in connection with the bludgeoning death of a woman on Oct. 7, 2019, inside her South Gate Village apartment, in New Windsor.  The trial began on Monday, Sept. 20.  Rondon, who was a peace officer and sergeant with the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel A…
$23.6 Million Bridge Construction Project Completed In Hudson Valley $23.6 Million Bridge Construction Project Completed In Hudson Valley
$23.6 Million Bridge Construction Project Completed In Hudson Valley A $23.6 million project to replace and rehabilitate bridges along a busy area roadway has been completed. The goal of the project on Route 9W in Orange County was to enhance safety and improve travel along the highway in the towns of New Windsor, Cornwall, and Highlands, the state has announced. The state reported that the replaced bridges include: The River Road bridge over Route 9W, Town of New Windsor The Route 9W bridge over Quaker Avenue, Town of Cornwall The Willow Avenue bridge over Route 9W, Town of Cornwall The Angola Road bridge over Route 9W bridge, Town of Cornwall The refurbi…
Park Ranger Driving Drunk On Job Crashes With Daughters In Vehicle, Sheriff Says Park Ranger Driving Drunk On Job Crashes With Daughters In Vehicle, Sheriff Says
Park Ranger Driving Drunk On Job Crashes With Daughters In Vehicle, Sheriff Says A park ranger on duty in the Hudson Valley crashed a county vehicle while his two daughters were passengers, according to authorities. Orange County resident Christopher Granata, age 41, of New Windsor, was involved in the crash while on duty in Rockland County at the Haverstraw Bay County Park during an Independence Day fireworks celebration, according to Rockland Sheriff Louis Falco. On Monday, July 5, at around 8:50 p.m., Granata was operating a county John Deere “Gator” utility task vehicle with his two daughters, ages 1 and 7, in the front passenger seat, Falco said…
Airport In Hudson Valley To Begin New Flights To Three Florida Cities Airport In Hudson Valley To Begin New Flights To Three Florida Cities
Airport In Hudson Valley To Begin New Flights To Three Florida Cities New air service to three Florida cities is coming to a Hudson Valley airport this fall.New York Stewart International Airport, located in New Windsor in Orange County, is getting ready to launch air service to Miami, Tampa, and Orlando aboard Frontier Airlines, according to an announcement made on Tuesday, July 27. Frontier Airlines said it will schedule flights between New York Stewart and Miami International Airport, and between New York Stewart and Tampa International Airport, three times per week beginning Tuesday, Nov. 2. The airline will also schedule flights between New York Stewart a…
Owner Of Hudson Valley Tax Preparation Business Admits To Scam IRS Of $500K Owner Of Hudson Valley Tax Preparation Business Admits To Scam IRS Of $500K
Owner Of Hudson Valley Tax Preparation Business Admits To Scam IRS Of $500K A Hudson Valley tax preparer and the owner of Eversley Tax has been sentenced to six months in prison for preparing false and fraudulent income tax returns. Eversley Barrett, of New Windsor, was sentenced on Friday, Jan. 29, to prison time after pleading guilty to 16 counts of an 84-count indictment, said Audrey Strauss, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. “Eversley Barrett abused his position of trust as a tax preparer by filing false tax returns on behalf of his clients and himself," said Strauss. "He caused over half a million dollars in losses to the IRS, all for hi…
School Bus Driver Dies From Injuries Sustained In Hudson Valley Crash School Bus Driver Dies From Injuries Sustained In Hudson Valley Crash
School Bus Driver Dies From Injuries Sustained In Hudson Valley Crash A school bus driver who was critically injured in a crash with a tree truck in October has died. Andy Sanchez, who has worked in Orange County in the Washingtonville School District and drove students from Little Britain Elementary School in New Windsor, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, from his injuries, said Larry Washington, Superintendent of Schools "It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the tragic loss of Andy Sanchez, a Washingtonville school bus driver of nine years," said Washington in a letter to the district. Sanchez was injured in the crash that took place around 8:21 …