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Car Goes Up In Flames On Busy Roadway In Hudson Valley Car Goes Up In Flames On Busy Roadway In Hudson Valley
Car Goes Up In Flames On Busy Roadway In Hudson Valley Smoke was seen on a busy main route in Northern Westchester when a vehicle went up in flames.  The incident happened on Saturday, May 11 around 1:40 p.m., when a car caught on fire on Route 9 southbound in Croton-on-Hudson just south of the pedestrian bridge.  According to the village's fire department, the blaze began in the vehicle's engine compartment and was quickly put out. The car was removed from the road after around an hour. No injuries were reported. 
Don't Fall For It: Scammers Pretending To Be O&R Workers, Police Say Don't Fall For It: Scammers Pretending To Be O&R Workers, Police Say
Don't Fall For It: Scammers Pretending To Be O&R Workers, Police Say Residents are being warned of predatory phone calls being made by scammers who are attempting to steal from Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. customers. The scammers, working across Rockland County, have been making calls pretending to be O&R employees, who tell the residents their account is suspended for non-payment, said the Suffern Police.  Scammers may also create urgency by telling potential victims that an O&R crew is on their way to disconnect service within a short time frame (15 minutes, etc). Scammers will then typically demand payment of a bill balance by prepaid…
Gas Explosion Collapses Home In Hudson Valley; Around A Dozen Injuries - Developing Gas Explosion Collapses Home In Hudson Valley; Around A Dozen Injuries - Developing
Gas Explosion Collapses Home In Hudson Valley; Around A Dozen Injuries - Developing Emergency crews are on the scene of a gas explosion that destroyed a home in the region and left around a dozen of people injured. The Dutchess County incident happened at around 12:20 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in the village of Wappingers Falls, at a single-family home on Brick Row near Mill Street. Firefighters are working at a fire and building collapse with several streets closed around Mesier Park, according to the Dutchess County Emergency Management department. A spokesperson for Central Hudson Gas & Electric told ABC 7 that a contractor struck a 3/4-inch gas line and that caused …
Person Hit By Train In Rockland County Person Hit By Train In Rockland County
Person Hit By Train In Rockland County A person is in critical condition after being struck by a train in the Hudson Valley. The incident took place in Rockland County early Monday, July 10 at 1 Municipal Plaza in the village of Spring Valley. Spring Hill Community Ambulance Corps responded to the scene and found that the person was heavily pinned under the New Jersey Transi train, which required a prolonged extrication. A Spring Hill Captain requested a Medevac helicopter due to the prolonged extrication, but due to the severe storms, it was unable to fly, the department said. The crews working to free the person from und…
New Update: 20-Year-Old Dead, 18-Year-Old In Serious Condition After Hudson Valley Crash New Update: 20-Year-Old Dead, 18-Year-Old In Serious Condition After Hudson Valley Crash
New Update: 20-Year-Old Dead, 18-Year-Old In Serious Condition After Hudson Valley Crash This story has been updated: A 20-year-old Westchester County man is dead and an 18-year-old male is in stable condition following a single-car crash that ended with the vehicle slamming into the side of a building. The crash took place around 11:40 p.m., Monday, July 3 at 1420 West Boston Post Road in the town of Mamaroneck. Responding officers found that a vehicle had left the roadway, struck a light pole and tree, and then collided with the side of the building where it came to rest on the driver’s side, said Capt. James Maher, of the town of Mamaroneck Police. The driver and passenge…
DWI Crash: Driver Flees After Woman Critically Injured In Hudson Valley, Police Say DWI Crash: Driver Flees After Woman Critically Injured In Hudson Valley, Police Say
DWI Crash: Driver Flees After Woman Critically Injured In Hudson Valley, Police Say A Hudson Valley man who allegedly fled from a two-vehicle crash involving alcohol that critically injured a woman was found hiding in his home. The crash took place in Ulster County around 6:30 a.m., Friday, March 31 on Route 9W in Barclay Heights. Responding Saugerties officers found a 2018 GMC Sierra Pickup and a 2008 Ford Taurus SUV, both vehicles heavily damaged.  No occupants were located within the GMC Sierra. A woman, later identified as 48-year-old Suzanne E Mann, of Highland, was located, unconscious and trapped inside the Ford Taurus, said Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sina…
Verizon Landline Phone Outage Reported Across Several Hudson Valley Counties Verizon Landline Phone Outage Reported Across Several Hudson Valley Counties
Verizon Landline Phone Outage Reported Across Several Hudson Valley Counties Several police and fire departments in the area are reporting phone outages for those with Verizon landlines. The outages began on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties and affected police and fire department seven-digit numbers.  The outage continued Monday, Oct. 3. Emergency departments are advising residents they should call 911 if help is needed, which is not affected by the outage. The Saugerties Police Department in Ulster County as well as the City of Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County are reminding residents to call 911, and not the department's seven-digit numb…
Suspect Caught After Beloved EMT Killed In Random Attack In NYC Suspect Caught After Beloved EMT Killed In Random Attack In NYC
Suspect Caught After Beloved EMT Killed In Random Attack In NYC A 34-year-old man has been charged in the brutal stabbing death of a beloved New York City Fire Department EMT from Long Island. Lt. Alison Russo-Elling, age 61, of Huntington Station, was stabbed and killed around 2:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, while working at EMS Station 49 in Queens. Russo-Elling, a 24-year-veteran of the FDNY was on duty in the vicinity of 20th Avenue and Steinway Street in Astoria near her station’s quarters when she was stabbed multiple times in an unprovoked attack, said the FDNY. She was transported in critical condition to Mount Sinai Queens Hospital, where…
Risk Of Kidnappings, Violent Crime Prompts US State Department To Issue Mexico Travel Advisory Risk Of Kidnappings, Violent Crime Prompts US State Department To Issue Mexico Travel Advisory
Risk Of Kidnappings, Violent Crime Prompts US State Department To Issue Mexico Travel Advisory A new travel advisory has been issued for Americans who may be planning on heading to Mexico, warning them of "violent crime and kidnapping.” The US State Department advisory comes after incidents of vandalism, looting, and other crimes in the northern part of the Mexican state of Baja California, including the city of Tijuana, along the southern-most border of California. "Violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery – is widespread and common in Mexico," the advisory states, noting that the US government "has limited ability to provide emergency services" to US ci…
Ambulance Crashes While Responding To Emergency In Hudson Valley Ambulance Crashes While Responding To Emergency In Hudson Valley
Ambulance Crashes While Responding To Emergency In Hudson Valley Two ambulance personnel were injured after a car allegedly crashed into their emergency vehicle. The crash took place in Dutchess County in the city of Poughkeepsie, around 6:50 p.m., Saturday, June 4. An EMStar ambulance and another vehicle collided at the intersection of the eastbound arterial and Grand Avenue causing the ambulance to leave the roadway and strike a light pole and a fence, said Det. Lt. Matt Clark, of the city of Poughkeepsie Police. The EMS personnel from the ambulance were transported to Mid Hudson Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, the ot…
Stroke: Know The Warning Signs And Seek Early Medical Attention To Prevent Long Term Disability Stroke: Know The Warning Signs And Seek Early Medical Attention To Prevent Long Term Disability
Stroke: Know The Warning Signs And Seek Early Medical Attention To Prevent Long Term Disability A stroke is an urgent medical emergency that may cause long-term irreversible brain damage that can lead to lifelong disability or even death. Recognizing signs of stroke and seeking early evaluation is key in determining eligibility for current acute treatments for stroke. According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death, and a leading cause of long-term disability, in the United States. Nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year. Strokes can happen to anyone, of any age, and at any time. Symptoms of stroke occur suddenly and, depending on …
School Superintendent In Area Dies Suddenly School Superintendent In Area Dies Suddenly
School Superintendent In Area Dies Suddenly A school superintendent in the Hudson Valley has died suddenly. Tim Mains, the superintendent of the Pine Bush Central School District, in Orange County died following a medical emergency, according to a new report. Wallkill Police Chief Robert Hertman told Mid Hudson News that police received a call about a medical emergency on Thursday, Dec. 30, and Mains died despite efforts from police and EMS to save him. "We are deeply saddened to pass the news that Superintendent Tim O. Mains has passed away," the school district said in a Facebook post on Thursday, Dec. 30. "Please keep Mr. Mains …
Alert Issued For Android Glitch That Could Block 9-1-1 Calls From Going Through Alert Issued For Android Glitch That Could Block 9-1-1 Calls From Going Through
Alert Issued For Android Glitch That Could Block 9-1-1 Calls From Going Through An urgent alert has been issued regarding Android phones that could cause devices to “freeze” when making an emergency call. The glitch apparently causes Android phones to lock up when attempting to make a 9-1-1 call as the device attempts to share location with emergency service officials, rather than connecting with police or other agency. According to officials,  “unintended interaction” between Microsoft Teams and the Android operating system renders cell phones unable to place outgoing calls to 911. Any Android user who has Microsoft Teams installed on their …
Ida: Body Of College Professor Swept Away In Floodwaters Recovered In Westchester Ida: Body Of College Professor Swept Away In Floodwaters Recovered In Westchester
Ida: Body Of College Professor Swept Away In Floodwaters Recovered In Westchester The body of a college professor who was swept away with her husband by floodwaters from Storm Ida has been recovered in Westchester. The two were trying to get home from Iona College in New Rochelle to Rye Brook on Thursday, Sept 2 when they were swept down the Blind Brook Creek from their vehicle following the Wednesday, Sept. 1 storm. A body found in Purchase was later identified as that of Ken Bailie, authorities said. On Monday, Sept. 6, police announced the body of his wife, Fran Bailie, who was the department chair of the computer science department at the college, had been loca…
Hudson Valley Village Devastated By Severe Storm With 60 MPH Winds Causing Many Power Outages Hudson Valley Village Devastated By Severe Storm With 60 MPH Winds Causing Many Power Outages
Hudson Valley Village Devastated By Severe Storm With 60 MPH Winds Causing Many Power Outages A severe thunderstorm caused heavy damage to a Hudson Valley village as whipping winds sent trees flying, downed utility lines, and left thousands without power. On Wednesday, June 30, at approximately 7 p.m., the powerful storm tore through Dutchess County, with Wappingers Falls among the hardest-hit areas, with thousands reporting outages as utility poles and lines were toppled. According to the National Weather Service, wind gusts approached 60 mph, with more than 4,000 losing power at the peak of the storm. Hundreds were still awaiting the restoration of power in the area on Thursday m…
Off-Duty Police Officer Saves Overdose Victim In Area Off-Duty Police Officer Saves Overdose Victim In Area
Off-Duty Police Officer Saves Overdose Victim In Area A man was saved from an overdose death by the quick actions of a police officer in the area. The incident took place on Friday, June 4, in Orange County. Port Jervis Police Officer Ryan Kievit, while off duty, was traveling in his personal vehicle on Route 6 and observed a pick-up truck stopped perpendicular in the roadway blocking both lanes of travel near a curve in the road, said Chief William Worden. Kievit got out of his vehicle and approached the truck to check on the driver and found a 25-year-old man who was unresponsive inside the vehicle and a hypodermic needle in view. Fearing …
Two Racehorses Found Dead After Fire Breaks Out At Belmont Stables Two Racehorses Found Dead After Fire Breaks Out At Belmont Stables
Two Racehorses Found Dead After Fire Breaks Out At Belmont Stables A pair of racehorses died and three men were injured when a fire broke out in a barn on the backstretch of Belmont Park, officials announced. First responders were dispatched to the track at approximately 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13 when there was a fire reported inside the stables at the track on Hempstead Turnpike. In total, 58 of the 60 horses under the care of trainers Wayne Potts and Jeffrey Englehart were safely evacuated, according to the New York Racing Association (NYRA), though two died in the fire. During the fire, three men, ages 57, 39, and 21, were treated at the scene fo…
One Killed In Multiple-Vehicle I-87 Crash One Killed In Multiple-Vehicle I-87 Crash
One Killed In Multiple-Vehicle I-87 Crash A 64-year-old tractor-trailer driver was killed during a multiple-vehicle crash on a stretch of I-87 in the area. The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in Orange County, in the town of Newburgh,  A preliminary investigation determined a 2020 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Michael Guerra, age 64, of Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, was traveling southbound when he struck a 1994 Peterbilt tractor-trailer operated by Adam S. Tommell, age 37, of Voorheesville, New York, directly in the rear of the trailer, said New York State Police Trooper Tara McCormi…
ID Released For Victim Of Area Condominium Fire ID Released For Victim Of Area Condominium Fire
ID Released For Victim Of Area Condominium Fire Police have released the ID for a man killed in a fire at a condominium. John Stein, age 60, of the Town of Poughkeepsie, was killed during a fire around 6:35 p.m., Saturday, April 3, at the Greenbriar Condominiums at 2740 South Road in Poughkeepsie, said Town Of Poughkeepsie Police Captain Michael O'Dowd. Stein was discovered when the Arlington Fire District responded to the fire after receiving a report of smoke coming from underneath a sink in a second-floor unit, said Arlington Fire District Chief William A. Steenbergh. A volunteer member of Arlington Fire District, who lives in that …
Firefighter Missing, Presumed Dead Following Massive Blaze At Rockland Senior Facility Firefighter Missing, Presumed Dead Following Massive Blaze At Rockland Senior Facility
Firefighter Missing, Presumed Dead Following Massive Blaze At Rockland Senior Facility Click here for a new, updated story: Fatal Rockland Fire: One Resident Found Safe, Firefighter Still Unaccounted For, Officials Say One firefighter is missing and presumed dead, another person died and at least 20 residents are hospitalized following a massive fire at a senior living facility in the Hudson Valley that also killed a resident.  The blaze broke out around 1 a.m., Tuesday, March 23, in the Rockland County at the Evergreen Court Adult Home in Spring Valley. The missing firefighter, from the Spring Valley Fire Department, was rescuing residents from the home t…
IDs Released For Two Killed In Fiery Crash I-87 Crash In Rockland IDs Released For Two Killed In Fiery Crash I-87 Crash In Rockland
IDs Released For Two Killed In Fiery Crash I-87 Crash In Rockland Click here for an updated story - Victims Of Fatal I-87 Crash Were Beloved EMTs The identities have been released of the two victims of a fiery fatal crash that happened overnight on a stretch of the New York State Thruway. At about 1:45 a.m. Monday, Sept.  21, State Police troopers in Rockland County were dispatched to I-87 southbound. A preliminary investigation determined Moshe Herzog, age 18, of Spring Valley, was operating a 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe southbound, near mile marker 29.1, in the center lane, attempting to change lanes and possibly exit the thruway at exit 14B (Airmon…
Person Jumps From Bear Mountain Bridge Person Jumps From Bear Mountain Bridge
Person Jumps From Bear Mountain Bridge A search of the Hudson River was launched after reports of a person jumping from the Bear Mountain Bridge overnight. Emergency services personnel from Rockland and Orange counties responded to the bridge shortly before 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. According to reports, the Bridge Authority saw the subject jump at 4:19 a.m. on camera. Further details were not immediately available. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Person Found Unresponsive At Train Station In Rockland Person Found Unresponsive At Train Station In Rockland
Person Found Unresponsive At Train Station In Rockland A man was found lying face down and not breathing at an area MTA station after concerned citizens flagged down a police officer. The unidentified man was found at 1 a.m., Wednesday, June 10, in Rockland County at the Spring Valley Transit Center in Spring Valley, near the bus stop, said Officer Matt Galli. Spring Valley police officers found the man near the Franklin Street bus stop, and immediately called an ambulance.  As the officers assessed the man, they quickly discovered he was not breathing and began CPR to attempt to resuscitate the man, Galli said. Spring Hill Amb…
Two Killed, Nine Injured After Van Crashes Into Tree In Rockland Two Killed, Nine Injured After Van Crashes Into Tree In Rockland
Two Killed, Nine Injured After Van Crashes Into Tree In Rockland Click here for an updated story: Rockland Double-Fatal Crash IDs Released, Nine Others Remain In Serious Condition Two people were killed and nine injured when a van crashed into a tree in Rockland County. It happened just before 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 15 in Ramapo in the area of New Hempstead Road and Conway Court in the unincorporated section of the town.  Responding Ramapo Police officers determined the 2009 Ford Econoline van, carrying 11 people, had left the roadway and struck a tree.  It was originally reported to RPD that there were 10 total occupants in the…
12-Year-Old Airlifted With Serious Head Injury After Falling Off Bike 12-Year-Old Airlifted With Serious Head Injury After Falling Off Bike
12-Year-Old Airlifted With Serious Head Injury After Falling Off Bike A 12-year-old boy was seriously injured after falling off his bicycle and hitting his head on the pavement. The incident took place in Ulster County around 2:15 p.m., Monday, June 8, when the Saugerties Police responded to a call for help at 10 Oakledge Park Road with DIAZ Ambulance. According to Saugerties Police Chief Joseph A. Sinagra, the boy, who was unconscious, reportedly fell off his bike while not wearing a helmet, sustaining a head injury and facial wounds. The child was treated at the scene by DIAZ Ambulance crew before being transported to Cow Flop across fr…
COVID-19: Town Of Poughkeepsie Police Unveil Online Reporting System COVID-19: Town Of Poughkeepsie Police Unveil Online Reporting System
Covid-19: Town Of Poughkeepsie Police Unveil Online Reporting System As all hands are on deck responding to calls for assistance regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department reports its online reporting system is now active.  Instead of calling 911, or waiting for an officer to respond, citizens can now use an online system to file police reports that are not an emergency including minor incidents that occurred within the Town of Poughkeepsie, the department said. Of course, if there is a violent crime in progress or a real active emergency, residents should call 911. They can also always rea…
COVID-19 Questions: I Was In Contact With Someone Who Tested Positive, Now What? COVID-19 Questions: I Was In Contact With Someone Who Tested Positive, Now What?
Covid-19 Questions: I Was In Contact With Someone Who Tested Positive, Now What? So you have come into contact with someone who tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Now what? Health officials have outlined basic guidelines to help those who come into contact with someone who has a positive case of COVID-19 as the outbreak continues to spread throughout the region and country. According to officials, one should quarantine themselves for a minimum of 14 days from the date of contact, which is required by law. Close contact has been defined by the Centers for Disease Control as being within six feet of someone who displays symptoms. During a quarantine, one …
Man Pinned Under Vehicle Saved By Police In Area Man Pinned Under Vehicle Saved By Police In Area
Man Pinned Under Vehicle Saved By Police In Area A 23-year-old man is alive thanks to the quick work of several area police officers after a car fell on top of him. The accident took place in Orange County at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, when police received a call that Justin Muller was pinned under a vehicle that had fallen while he was working on the vehicle, Town of New Windsor Deputy Chief Michael Farbent said. Once on the scene, the officers found Muller pinned underneath a 2015 Nissan Juke, Farbent said. Muller became pinned when the jack slipped and the vehicle fell, Farbent said. Three officers lifted the vehicle off Muller while t…
Video: Deer Crashes Through Window Of Hair Salon Video: Deer Crashes Through Window Of Hair Salon
Video: Deer Crashes Through Window Of Hair Salon Oh, deer. A hairstylist and pair of customers got quite a shock when a deer came crashing into a salon on Long Island. The incident occurred in Suffolk County at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Oct. 5 at Be.you.tiful Hair Salon on Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma. Watch the video here After crashing through a glass window adjacent to the front door, the young buck partially landed on a female customer waiting on a couch before barreling toward the rear entrance.  The deer then abruptly changed directions and exited through the front door, crashing the glass. The salon pos…
Driver Seriously Injured After SUV Crashes Into Pole On Route 45 Driver Seriously Injured After SUV Crashes Into Pole On Route 45
Driver Seriously Injured After SUV Crashes Into Pole On Route 45 A driver suffered serious injuries after crashing his SUV into a pole on Route 45 in Rockland County, police said. The driver struck the pole shortly before 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, on Route 45, police said. First responders were quick to the scene and the driver - who was the only person in the SUV at the time of the crash - was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. The crash left the SUV with extensive front end damage. It is unclear what caused the driver to strike the pole. While police investigated the crash on Wednesday night, Route 45 was closed for hours betwe…
Big Fish: Neighboring Governors Cuomo, Lamont Talk Transportation, Tourism, Tolls -- And Trout Big Fish: Neighboring Governors Cuomo, Lamont Talk Transportation, Tourism, Tolls -- And Trout
Big Fish: Neighboring Governors Cuomo, Lamont Talk Transportation, Tourism, Tolls -- And Trout Gone fishin'. Amid their mid-August vacations, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont took time to have a small summit on the waters of Lake Ontario. The two met on Tuesday, Aug. 20, where they discussed topics such as transportation, tourism and tolls -- all while reeling in steelhead trout on the lake in a 31-foot charter boat, “Instigator.”  The governors said that other topics to come up included the potential legalization of marijuana, emergency services, and the environment. Since taking office last year, Lamont has been taking similar meetings with elected …