3 Dead Following Head-On Capital Region Crash 3 Dead Following Head-On Capital Region Crash
3 Dead Following Head-On Capital Region Crash Three people were killed in a head-on highway crash in the region. The Greene County wreck happened just before 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, on Route 23 in the town of Windham. Sheriff’s officials said a Buick SUV was heading eastbound on State Route 23 when it collided with a westbound Chevrolet pickup truck near the intersection of Cross Road. Two passengers in the Buick were pronounced dead at the scene, while a third Buick passenger died at Albany Medical Center. Deputies identified them as: Stephanie Hitchcock, age 52, of Windham Deborah Hitchcock, age 75, of Windham William Hitchcock…
Rachel Minaya, Wife Of Yankees Exec Omar Minaya, Found Dead In Harrington Park Home: Prosecutor Rachel Minaya, Wife Of Yankees Exec Omar Minaya, Found Dead In Harrington Park Home: Prosecutor
Rachel Minaya, Wife Of Yankees Exec Omar Minaya, Found Dead In Harrington Park Home: Prosecutor Rachel Minaya, who is married to former Mets general manager and current Yankees executive Omar Minaya, was found dead in their New Jersey home over the weekend, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office confirmed on Monday afternoon. Minaya, 55, was found in the bathroom of a Harrington Park home unconscious and unresponsive, bringing local police officers to the scene just after 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Minaya was rushed to the Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood after they failed to resuscitate her.…
Alert Issued For Missing 33-Year-Old Capital Region Woman Alert Issued For Missing 33-Year-Old Capital Region Woman
Alert Issued For Missing 33-Year-Old Capital Region Woman A 33-year-old woman from the region has gone missing, and authorities are asking the public's help in locating her. New York State Police issued an alert on Sunday, July 21, noting that Columbia County resident Hope Marie Duntz, of the city of Hudson, was reported missing by her family. She is described as being 5-foot-4 and 155 pounds. She has blonde hair with green tips and blue eyes. Anyone with info on her whereabouts is asked to call state police at 845-677-7300.  Share this story by clicking on the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Project Breaks Ground In NY On Way To Powering 600K Homes Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Project Breaks Ground In NY On Way To Powering 600K Homes
Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Project Breaks Ground In NY On Way To Powering 600K Homes Work on the nation’s largest offshore wind project is officially underway in New York. On Long Island, local and state leaders attended a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Boys and Girls Club of Bellport on Wednesday, July 17, for Sunrise Wind, a 924-megawatt project expected to produce enough energy to power 600,000 homes. The project – located approximately 30 miles east of Montauk – will support over 800 union jobs during the construction phase and will lead to economic benefits stretching from the Capital Region to Long Island, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office said. Earlier Report: 'Ju…
2 Dead, 28 Sickened In Multistate Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak, CDC Says 2 Dead, 28 Sickened In Multistate Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak, CDC Says
2 Dead, 28 Sickened In Multistate Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak, CDC Says Two people died, and dozens of others sickened in a Listeria outbreak tied to deli meats in several states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-eight people across 12 states had been sickened between late May and mid-July, the CDC says. The deaths occurred in New Jersey and Illinois, health officials said. All 28 individuals had been hospitalized as of Friday, July 19. According to the CDC map, seven illnesses were reported in New York; six in Maryland; two in New Jersey; two in Virginia; two in Massachusetts; and one in Pennsylvania. Click here for the…
$2M Scheme: 3 NYers Among 4 Nabbed For Defrauding Company, Feds Say $2M Scheme: 3 NYers Among 4 Nabbed For Defrauding Company, Feds Say
$2M Scheme: 3 NYers Among 4 Nabbed For Defrauding Company, Feds Say Four men have been accused of creating hundreds of fictitious brokerage accounts in defrauding a financial services company of more than $2 million. They have pleaded guilty in federal court in Central Islip to money laundering conspiracy in connection with the scheme involving the global financial services firm based in Menlo Park, California, which is located near San Francisco. Three of the four are Long Island residents: Edward Hernandez, also known as “Ghost,” age 33, of Lindenhurst; Christopher Flagg, also known as “Venus," age 28, of Copiague; Daquan Lloyd, also…
CEO Of CrowdStrike Is Billionaire Working To Remedy Microsoft Meltdown CEO Of CrowdStrike Is Billionaire Working To Remedy Microsoft Meltdown
CEO Of CrowdStrike Is Billionaire Working To Remedy Microsoft Meltdown Friday, July 19 is not a good day for George Kurtz. Kurtz is the CEO of CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity firm that appears to be responsible for the global outage that disrupted flights, stock markets, media outlets, and banks. Kurtz, 59, is also a Parsippany-Troy Hills native and graduate of Seton Hall University who according to Forbes is worth about $3.1 billion. How has Kurtz spent his morning? Assuring the world that all will soon be right again after the issue with a Falcon content update for Windows Hosts that caused the global outage. Today was not a security or cyber incident. O…
Mass Global Tech Outage Grounds Flights, Causes Chaos With Banks, Stock Markets, Media Mass Global Tech Outage Grounds Flights, Causes Chaos With Banks, Stock Markets, Media
Mass Global Tech Outage Grounds Flights, Causes Chaos With Banks, Stock Markets, Media A major tech outage is causing issues worldwide, including grounding flights. Banks, stock markets, and media outlets are also being affected on Friday morning, July 19. An update by cybersecurity technology company CrowdStrike appears to be the cause of device outages for millions of Microsoft Windows device users. Several major US air carriers, including Delta, United, and Spirit are under a full ground stop, according to the FAA. "Several airlines have requested FAA assistance with ground stops until the issue is resolved," the agency said. Microsoft has said it is taking "mitigation …
Couple Busted Selling Fentanyl, Cocaine Out Of Hoosick Falls Home, Police Say Couple Busted Selling Fentanyl, Cocaine Out Of Hoosick Falls Home, Police Say
Couple Busted Selling Fentanyl, Cocaine Out Of Hoosick Falls Home, Police Say A couple is facing charges after investigators found hard drugs and trafficking materials inside their home in the region, police said. Rensselaer County residents Jacen Blair, age 46, and Rebecca Gorman, age 33, were arrested at their Hoosick Falls residence Friday, July 12, following a multi-agency drug trafficking investigation. Sheriff’s officials said a search warrant executed at the couple’s Scott Street home uncovered approximately 71 grams of cocaine and fentanyl, along with a 22-caliber rifle. They also found drug packaging materials, scales, and an undisclosed amount of cash, acc…
Metro-North Found Liable In 2015 New York Crash That Killed 6: Jury Metro-North Found Liable In 2015 New York Crash That Killed 6: Jury
Metro-North Found Liable In 2015 New York Crash That Killed 6: Jury A jury has decided to hold Metro-North Railroad liable for a 2015 crash in Northern Westchester that killed six people and injured more than a dozen others.  The decision in the liability trial regarding the crash, which happened in Valhalla in February 2015, was reached on Tuesday, July 17.  Earlier Report - Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged On the day of the crash, Feb. 3, 2015, 49-year-old Ellen Brody of Edgemont had left her job in Chappaqua before encountering a traffic jam along the Taconic State Parkway in Mount Pleasant that f…
21-Year-Old Accused In Shooting That Injured 2 Young Girls In Troy 21-Year-Old Accused In Shooting That Injured 2 Young Girls In Troy
21-Year-Old Accused In Shooting That Injured 2 Young Girls In Troy Weeks after a shooting in the region left two young girls injured, police have arrested a 21-year-old suspect. Keovion Goodwine, of Troy, was taken into custody Tuesday, July 2, on attempted murder and related charges. Troy Police did not publicize the arrest until Tuesday, July 16. According to investigators, Goodwine shot two girls, ages 11 and 14, near Fourth and Madison streets shortly after midnight on Sunday, May 12. Both victims were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Goodwine was arrested after officers from the Troy and Colonie police departments executed a …
Man Leaves Hidden Camera In Victim's Capital Region Home, Police Say Man Leaves Hidden Camera In Victim's Capital Region Home, Police Say
Man Leaves Hidden Camera In Victim's Capital Region Home, Police Say The discovery of a hidden camera inside a home in the region led to a local man in handcuffs. New York State Police arrested Saratoga County resident Todd St. Louis, age 57, after executing a search warrant at his Providence home Monday, July 15. It came weeks after a Montgomery County resident who previously resided in Saratoga County told troopers they found a hidden surveillance camera inside their home. Investigators determined that St. Louis broke into the victim’s residence on multiple occasions to “place and maintain” a hidden camera in their living room. Troopers did not elaborate…
Slithery Surprise: 12-Foot Python Attacks Crews Responding To Albany Water Main Break Slithery Surprise: 12-Foot Python Attacks Crews Responding To Albany Water Main Break
Slithery Surprise: 12-Foot Python Attacks Crews Responding To Albany Water Main Break It wasn’t exactly what crews expected to find on a busted pipe call. In the region, employees with the Albany Water Department got quite a scare on Friday, July 12, while responding to a broken 48-inch water transmission line in Tivoli Lake Preserve. Shortly after arriving on site, crews encountered a 12-foot-long snake. Albany Water initially identified the creature as a boa constrictor. Still, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) later clarified to Daily Voice that the serpent was actually a reticulated python measuring a whopping 12 feet, 10 inches long.  A DEC …
Fireball Traveling 34,000 MPH Over NYC Caused Loud Boom Heard Across Tristate: NASA Fireball Traveling 34,000 MPH Over NYC Caused Loud Boom Heard Across Tristate: NASA
Fireball Traveling 34,000 MPH Over NYC Caused Loud Boom Heard Across Tristate: NASA The mysterious boom heard and felt across the tristate area may have been caused by a meteor passing through the area, NASA says. Locals reported hearing thunder-like booms and rattling just after 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 16.  The USGS ruled out earthquakes, and residents across the tri-state reported witnessing fireballs to the American Meteor Society. After hours of anticipating, NASA confirmed a "daylight fireball" over New York City at 11:17 a.m. Reports filed on the American Meteor Society website permitted "a very crude determination of the trajectory of the meteor," …
Massive System Will Bring New Rounds Of Severe Storms, Possible Tornadoes: Here's Timing Massive System Will Bring New Rounds Of Severe Storms, Possible Tornadoes: Here's Timing
Massive System Will Bring New Rounds Of Severe Storms, Possible Tornadoes: Here's Timing A massive system stretching from the Midwest to the East will bring separate rounds of severe thunderstorms to the region amid high heat and humidity. According to the National Weather Service, the primary threats are locally damaging wind gusts that can down trees and power lines, along with heavy rainfall.  A few tornadoes are also possible, along with small hail. The first image above from AccuWeather.com shows areas in orange where severe storms are possible on Tuesday, July 16. The timing for the storms is from around 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. More severe weather is on trac…
Trump Expressed Interest In Holding Long Island Rally, County Exec Says Trump Expressed Interest In Holding Long Island Rally, County Exec Says
Trump Expressed Interest In Holding Long Island Rally, County Exec Says Former President Donald Trump has expressed interest in holding a rally on Long Island multiple times. Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman made the comment to ABC7 New York, the outlet reported on Monday, July 15. Blakeman said that the former president had mentioned wanting to host a rally in Nassau County “many times” and that his office had been in communication with his campaign staff to set the event up. Original Report - Donald Trump Rushed Off PA Stage After Apparent Shots Fired “I don’t know if any of that changes after what happened this weekend…obviously, they’re ve…
Severe Heat, High Humidity Will Pose Significant Health Risk To NYers, Hochul Warns Severe Heat, High Humidity Will Pose Significant Health Risk To NYers, Hochul Warns
Severe Heat, High Humidity Will Pose Significant Health Risk To NYers, Hochul Warns Gov. Kathy Hochul is warnig New Yorkers that severe heat and high humidity will pose a significant health risk from Monday, July 15, through Wednesday, July 17. Temperatures during that stretch are likely to bring dangerous heat indexes between 95 and 104 degrees across the entire state.  New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, Mohawk Valley, and Southern Tier, also have a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms in the afternoon into the evening on Monday. Air quality health advisories for ozone are also in effect for New York City and Long Island on Monday from 11 a.m. to 11 p…
Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally ID'd By Police Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally ID'd By Police
Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally ID'd By Police The two men who were shot during a Trump rally in Pennsylvania and left in critical condition have been identified by the Pennsylvania State Police on Sunday evening. David Dutch, 57 of New Kensington, PA, and James Copenhaver, 74 of Moon Township, PA, have serious injuries following the shooting by Thomas Matthew Crooks at the Trump rally on Saturday, July 13 but were listed in stable condition on Sunday, July 14, state police explained.   Former fire chief, Corey Comperatore, 50 of Sarver, was identified as the man who was shot dead, as Daily Voice previously reported. &nbs…
Costco Raising Membership Fees In US, Canada Costco Raising Membership Fees In US, Canada
Costco Raising Membership Fees In US, Canada The Costco Wholesale Corporation has announced membership hikes in the US and Canada for the first time in seven years, according to a news release by the company issued on Wednesday, July 10.  Costco opened the release sharing a June sales growth in the US of 5.6%, which is higher than the past 44 weeks of just 4.4%, the company experienced a decrease in revenue internationally.  On the heels of sharing that news, the company made the announcement about raising the membership fees in both the US and Canada beginning Sept. 1.  Annual memberships are rising $5 making them $65…
US Congressman's Nephew Shot In Neck At PA Trump Rally US Congressman's Nephew Shot In Neck At PA Trump Rally
US Congressman's Nephew Shot In Neck At PA Trump Rally A US congressman from Texas has announced that his nephew was shot while in the audience of former president Donald Trump's rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 13.  Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas's 13th District explained how his nephew was shot as follows, reading in part: "My family was sitting in the front, near where the President was speaking. They heard shots ringing out — my nephew then realized he had blood on his neck and something had grazed and cut his neck. He was treated by the providers in the medical tent." Jackson's nephew was not among the two audience members who wer…
Former Fire Chief Shot Dead At Trump Rally In Pennsylvania, Family Says Former Fire Chief Shot Dead At Trump Rally In Pennsylvania, Family Says
Former Fire Chief Shot Dead At Trump Rally In Pennsylvania, Family Says A former fire chief has been identified as the member of the audience shot dead during a Trump rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 13.  Former Buffalo Township Fire Chief, Corey Comperatore, 50 of Sarver, PA, has been identified on social media by his family as the man killed by a bullet aimed at former president Donald Trump by Thomas Matthew Crooks. His community has been mourning its sudden loss on Facebook: REST IN PEACE Corey Comperatore Gone too soon. Father, friend, and patriot. Will never be forgotten. May his memory live on as an example to all of us. God Bless …
Here's What We Know About PA Man ID'd As Trump's Attempted Assassin: FBI Here's What We Know About PA Man ID'd As Trump's Attempted Assassin: FBI
Here's What We Know About PA Man ID'd As Trump's Attempted Assassin: FBI The rooftop shooter at former president Donald Trump's campaign rally has been identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Sunday, July 14.  Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20 of Bethel Park, PA, was shot and killed by officials while still on the roof of a manufacturing plant about 130 yards, from the rally according to statements by officials.  Crooks had no criminal record, was a registered Republican, and previously donated to the liberal voter turnout group, Progressive Turnout Project, through ActBlue in January 2021, according to public records.  When he graduated fro…
Black Bear Returns To Capital Region Home Shortly After Destroying Kitchen Black Bear Returns To Capital Region Home Shortly After Destroying Kitchen
Bear Returns To White Creek Home After Destroying Kitchen An aggressive black bear apparently searching for food destroyed the kitchen of an upstate New York home and then returned to the residence shortly after the break in. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation said an officer received a report of the incident in  Washington County on Friday, June 21 in the town of White Creek, located about halfway between Saratoga Springs and Albany. While the officer was at the residence reviewing photos of the bear, the animal returned to the yard and became aggressive.  DEC wildlife experts provided technical …
Courtroom Stunner: Judge Tosses Manslaughter Case Against Alec Baldwin In On-Set Shooting Courtroom Stunner: Judge Tosses Manslaughter Case Against Alec Baldwin In On-Set Shooting
Courtroom Stunner: Judge Tosses Manslaughter Case Against Alec Baldwin In On-Set Shooting Actor Alec Baldwin will not face criminal charges in connection with the on-set shooting that killed a cinematographer, CNN reports. In a stunning development Friday afternoon, July 12, a judge in Santa Fe, New Mexico dismissed the involuntary manslaughter charge against Baldwin stemming from the 2021 death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, citing prosecutorial misconduct, according to the outlet. Judge Mary Marlowe threw out the case with prejudice, meaning it cannot be brought again, after finding that law enforcement intentionally concealed evidence that prevented Baldwin from pr…
Decomposed Body Found Inside Albany Home; Suspect Accused Of Hiding Corpse Decomposed Body Found Inside Albany Home; Suspect Accused Of Hiding Corpse
Decomposed Body Found Inside Albany Home; Suspect Accused Of Hiding Corpse Police are investigating after a dead body was found inside a home in the region. Albany County Sheriff’s deputies made the shocking discovery at an Albany residence in the West Hill neighborhood, located on Sheridan Avenue near Henry Johnson Boulevard, on Thursday, July 11. Deputies obtained a search warrant for the home after learning of a possibly deceased individual inside. During their search, investigators located a body showing visible signs of decomposition, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said. One person was arrested on suspicion of concealing a human corpse, a felony. Neith…
New York's Sean 'Diddy' Combs Subject Of Federal Criminal Investigation: Report New York's Sean 'Diddy' Combs Subject Of Federal Criminal Investigation: Report
New York's Sean 'Diddy' Combs Subject Of Federal Criminal Investigation: Report A federal criminal investigation is focusing on well-known hip-hop artist and longtime New Yorker Sean "Diddy" Combs, according to a report by NBC.  Combs, a 54-year-old New York City native who grew up in Westchester County in Mount Vernon, was told that he is a focus of an ongoing criminal investigation being conducted by federal authorities in the Southern District of New York, NBC reported.  The outlet added that as part of the probe, a federal grand jury is hearing evidence. There is nothing to suggest that charges are coming, though.  Combs has not received a lett…
NY Police Chief Arrested On Harassment, Unlawful Imprisonment Charges Days After Promotion NY Police Chief Arrested On Harassment, Unlawful Imprisonment Charges Days After Promotion
NY Police Chief Arrested On Harassment, Unlawful Imprisonment Charges Days After Promotion A newly promoted police chief in upstate New York is facing criminal charges following a complaint from his estranged wife. In Washington County, Cambridge-Greenwich Police Chief Robert Danko was taken into custody Wednesday, July 10, on suspicion of harassment and unlawful imprisonment charges stemming from an alleged domestic incident. Sheriff's officials did not elaborate on the specific nature of the allegations. The arrest came exactly one week after the 44-year-old Danko, a resident of Salem, was sworn in as chief of police on Wednesday, July 3. He was released following his arraignm…
Deadly Shooting: ID Released For 21-Year-Old Gunned Down Outside Albany Restaurant Deadly Shooting: ID Released For 21-Year-Old Gunned Down Outside Albany Restaurant
Deadly Shooting: ID Released For 21-Year-Old Gunned Down Outside Albany Restaurant Police have identified a 21-year-old man who was killed in a broad-daylight, ambush shooting outside a restaurant in the region. The incident happened in Albany near Delaware Avenue and Southern Boulevard shortly after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9. Albany Police said two men were involved in a dispute when one of them approached a vehicle in the City Square Plaza and opened fire, killing the other. On Wednesday, July 10, police identified the deceased as 21-year-old Davyjian Grier. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Another person in the vehicle escaped the attack unharmed. No suspects ha…
NY Rep. Pat Ryan Becomes 8th Democratic Congressman To Call On Biden To Quit Race NY Rep. Pat Ryan Becomes 8th Democratic Congressman To Call On Biden To Quit Race
NY Rep. Pat Ryan Becomes 8th Democratic Congressman To Call On Biden To Quit Race A prominent Hudson Valley representative is the eighth  Democratic Congressman to publicly call on President Joe Biden to step aside and make way for another candidate following his disastrous debate with former President Donald Trump. Rep. Pat Ryan, age 42, a moderate who represents the 18th District, which covers part of Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties, made the public announcement on Wednesday, July 10, telling The New York Times that “for the good of the country” he should step aside, to prevent a Trump return to the White House. The 18th district includes all of Orange Count…
Alert Issued For 16-Year-Old Girl From Capital Region Missing Over Week Alert Issued For 16-Year-Old Girl From Capital Region Missing Over Week
Alert Issued For 16-Year-Old Girl From Capital Region Missing Over Week Police are asking for help in locating a 16-year-old girl from the region who has been missing for over a week. Saratoga County resident Jaylee Lyn Lawless, of Saratoga Springs, was last seen on Monday, July 1. Police said Lawless may have traveled to New York City or out of state. The teen is 5-foot-6 and 180 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes. She has numerous ear piercings and two nose piercings. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saratoga Springs Police Department at 518-584-1800. Share this story by clicking the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for upda…
Duo Nabbed After Knifepoint Robbery In Region, Police Say Duo Nabbed After Knifepoint Robbery In Region, Police Say
Duo Nabbed After Knifepoint Robbery In Region, Police Say Two suspects are behind bars in connection with an armed robbery in the region. The Dutchess County incident happened at around 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, in the Town of Poughkeepsie’s Arlington neighborhood. Officers responded to the area of Main Street near Raymond Avenue after the victim called 911 saying a man and woman threatened them with a knife and stole their property. The victim was not injured. While canvassing the area, police located two people matching the suspects’ descriptions: 25-year-old Ashley Rizzo and 41-year-old Keith Woodin, both of Hyde Park. They were each arreste…