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Shuttle Service For New Tappan Zee Bridge Path To Resume Between Rockland, Westchester Shuttle Service For New Tappan Zee Bridge Path To Resume Between Rockland, Westchester
Shuttle Service For New Tappan Zee Bridge Path To Resume Between Rockland, Westchester A free weekend shuttle bus servicing a popular pedestrian and cycling path on the new Tappan Zee Bridge between Westchester and Rockland counties is set to resume operation. The Hudson Link free weekend shuttle bus for the shared-use path on the new Tappan Zee Bridge will restart service on Saturday, May 25, and continue each weekend through Sunday, Oct. 27, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Friday, May 24.  The buses will run every 20 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. and allow easy access to both sides of the path, which countless pedestrians and cyclists use. Stops …
Suspicious Man Approaches Boy In Rockland County, Police Looking For Info Suspicious Man Approaches Boy In Rockland County, Police Looking For Info
Suspicious Man Approaches Boy In Rockland County, Police Looking For Info Police in the Hudson Valley are asking the public for information after a boy was approached by a man in a blue sedan while in his driveway. The incident occurred in Rockland County around 8:50 a.m., Friday, May 24, on South John Street in Pearl River. According to Lt. Michael Boysa of the Orangetown Police, a 10-year-old boy was in his driveway when a blue sedan pulled up in front of his home. After a while, the man got out of the car and "abruptly approached," the boy, Boysa said. The man is described as middle-aged, wearing a blue baseball-style cap and black pants. Boysa sa…
Israeli Flag Defaced At Rockland County Service Center, Police Investigating Israeli Flag Defaced At Rockland County Service Center, Police Investigating
Israeli Flag Defaced At Rockland County Service Center, Police Investigating For the second time in two weeks, an Israeli flag has been the target of vandals at a Hudson Valley service station. The incident occurred in Rockland County early Friday, May 24, at the Monsey Service Center on Main Street in Monsey. According to Lauren Pepper, the manager of the center and daughter of the owner, Joe Kurek, another flag was stolen on Friday, May 17. They quickly replaced the stolen flag with a new one that was defaced sometime in the overnight hours of Thursday, May 23, into Friday, May 24, said Lt. Chris Franklin of the Ramapo Police. Franklin said the flag was defaced …
Alleged Rockland  Burglar Nabbed Again For 4 Crimes Alleged Rockland  Burglar Nabbed Again For 4 Crimes
Alleged Rockland Burglar Nabbed Again For 4 Crimes A Hudson Valley man who was charged earlier this month for alleged burglary and was released on an appearance ticket has been arrested again, this time for four new burglaries. Rockland County resident Dairin Aguirre, age 21, of Spring Valley, was charged with the new crimes on Monday, May 20. According to Det. Matthew Galli of the Spring Valley Police, Aguirre, was arrested on Thursday, May 9, for allegedly breaking into a business at 230 West Route 59 in Spring Valley. He was released on an appearance ticket. Throughout the next week, police responded to an additional four past burg…
Man, 71, Killed In Mountain Bike Accident At State Park In Rockland County Man, 71, Killed In Mountain Bike Accident At State Park In Rockland County
Man, 71, Killed In Mountain Bike Accident At State Park In Rockland County A 71-year-old man was killed in a mountain bike accident at a state park in the Hudson Valley. The incident occurred in Rockland County around 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, at Tallman Mountain State Park in Orangetown. According to Trooper Steven Nevel with the New York State Police, a preliminary investigation revealed that Alido M. Pavan, of Tenafly, New Jersey, was riding his mountain bike at Tallman State Park when he lost control of his bike, causing him to hit the ground striking his head.  Pavan was wearing biking shoes and was clipped to the bike; he was also wearing a helmet,…
Suspect Nabbed In Rockland County Home Invasion-Robbery, Police Say Suspect Nabbed In Rockland County Home Invasion-Robbery, Police Say
Suspect Nabbed In Rockland County Home Invasion-Robbery, Police Say A 34-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly attempting to shoot a homeowner during a Hudson Valley home invasion and robbery. The incident occurred in Rockland County around 9:40 p.m., Monday, May 20, on Dickens Street in Stony Point. According to Lt. Greg Becker of the Stony Point Police, a man called police saying they needed help after someone tried to shoot him during a home invasion. Officers located a 64-year-old male victim, who said two men wearing ski masks confronted him as he entered his garage, Becker said. One of the men displayed a firearm, and during a strugg…
Rockland County Man Admits Attacking Corrections Officer Rockland County Man Admits Attacking Corrections Officer
Rockland County Man Admits Attacking Corrections Officer A Hudson Valley man in jail for alleged grand larceny and burglary charges has pleaded guilty to attacking a corrections officer while behind bars. Rockland County resident Shaquille Gage, age 21, of Spring Valley, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 14, to one count of assault for injuring a Rockland County corrections officer, said Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II. According to Scott Waters with the District Attorney's Office, Gage, who was in the Rockland County Jail, failed to comply with multiple verbal instructions by Rockland County corrections officers on Tuesday, Apr…
Spring Valley Woman Nabbed For Nanuet Stabbings: Police Spring Valley Woman Nabbed For Nanuet Stabbings: Police
Spring Valley Woman Nabbed For Nanuet Stabbings: Cops A woman has been charged with two counts of attempted murder following the alleged stabbing of two people during an incident in the Hudson Valley. Rockland County resident Blanca Rincon-Hoyos, age 29,  of Spring Valley, was charged on Sunday, May 12, for the attack that happened in Nanuet earlier in the day. According to Det. Norman Peters of the Clarkstown Police, officers responded around 4:30 a.m., Sunday to a distress call on Spring Brook Road. Officers encountered a chaotic scene involving two victims with stab wounds, Peters said. A 33-year-old man told police he had been stabb…
New City 20-Year-Old Accused Of Assaulting Trooper During Pro-Palestine Protest New City 20-Year-Old Accused Of Assaulting Trooper During Pro-Palestine Protest
New City 20-Year-Old Accused Of Assaulting Trooper During Pro-Palestine Protest A 20-year-old is accused of assaulting a New York State Police trooper during a  pro-Palestine protest/encampment at a college campus. The event was being held in the Hudson Valley, in Ulster County, at SUNY New Paltz on Thursday, May 2, and the state police were requested to respond.  At around 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, while the state police were dispersing the crowd, a protestor threw a metal Gatorade bottle that hit a New York State Police investigator in the face, causing a laceration above his left eye.  The investigator was treated at a local hospital, where he r…
Electric Scooters Now Available At Palisades Center For West Nyack Shoppers Electric Scooters Now Available At Palisades Center For West Nyack Shoppers
New: Electric Scooters For Rent At West Nyack Mall Shoppers in the Hudson Valley who hate walking the mall or need help getting around will soon be able to rent an electric scooter or "Scoozer."  Located in Rockland County at the Palisades Center in West Nyack, a four-story mall with 17 restaurants, a comedy club, and more, said the "Scoozer" program offers shoppers an innovative way to navigate the expansive center. Mall officials said Scoozer offers a fleet of two-seater electric scooters, enhancing accessibility and enabling guests to explore Palisades Center together. The scooters have two seats and cost $39 for a full shopping da…
4 Rockland County Teens Face Hate Crime Charges For Anti-Semitic Slurs, Firing Pellet Gun 4 Rockland County Teens Face Hate Crime Charges For Anti-Semitic Slurs, Firing Pellet Gun
4 Rockland County Teens Face Hate Crime Charges For Anti-Semitic Slurs, Firing Pellet Gun Five Hudson Valley teens have been charged with hate crimes for allegedly yelling anti-Semitic slurs and shooting a pellet gun at individuals.  The incidents occurred in Rockland County in Ramapo on two dates in April. According to Det. Sgt. Michael Higgins of the Ramapo Police, the first two teens were arrested on Friday, April 19, for aggravated harassment as a hate crime. Higgins said the two 17-year-olds, one from Airmont and one from Suffern, were riding along Cragmere Road around 9 p.m. in Ramapo when the passenger shot an Orbeez water pellet gun at people walking on the si…
15-Year-Old Struck By Car In Rockland, Seriously Injured 15-Year-Old Struck By Car In Rockland, Seriously Injured
15-Year-Old Struck By Car In Rockland, Seriously Injured A 15-year-old was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured along a Hudson Valley roadway. The incident occurred in Rockland County around 6:10 p.m., Monday, May 6, at 290 W. Route 59 in Spring Valley. According to Det. Matthew Galli of the Spring Valley Police, responding officers, found the teen being treated by Chaverim and Hatzoloh EMS members.  The victim was transported to Westchester Medical Center in Vahalla for further treatment and is listed in stable but serious condition, Galli said. The driver involved remained on the scene.  The Spring Valley P…
Rockland Man Dies From Drugs Bought In Bergen From Paterson Dealer: Authorities Rockland Man Dies From Drugs Bought In Bergen From Paterson Dealer: Authorities
Rockland Man Dies From Drugs Bought In Bergen From Paterson Dealer: Authorities Authorities from Bergen and Rockland counties who arrested a man accused of selling a fentanyl-laced dose of Xanax that killed a user from Suffern reported finding two stolen guns in his Paterson home. Detectives determined that Tristan Colquhoun, 30, sold Matthew Andreas, 39, of Suffern the fatal dose, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Andreas was pronounced dead shortly after Suffern police responding to an overdose call found him unresponsive in the upstairs bedroom of a local residence shortly after 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16, the prosecutor said. They tried to save his life, includin…
Attempted Murder: Former Rockland County HS Football Star Indicted For Stabbing Man Attempted Murder: Former Rockland County HS Football Star Indicted For Stabbing Man
Attempted Murder: Former Rockland County HS Football Star Indicted For Stabbing Man A former Hudson Valley high school football star has been indicted for allegedly stabbing a man without provocation, seriously wounding him. Related: Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Home In Quiet Hudson Valley Neighborhood Elijah Dean, age 23, who grew up and graduated from high school in Rockland County and is now a resident of Orange County, was charged with attempted murder, two counts of assault, and criminal possession of a weapon on Friday, May 3, said Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II. The incident occurred in Rockland County shortly after 8:30 …
West Nyack Man Nabbed For Money Laundering, Deceptive Business Practices: Cops West Nyack Man Nabbed For Money Laundering, Deceptive Business Practices: Cops
West Nyack Man Nabbed For Money Laundering, Deceptive Business Practices: Cops A 46-year-old Rockland County, NY man has been arrested for illegally selling marijuana out of a big purple van in New Jersey, authorities said. Bud Bus Inc. Founder William Schlette, of West Nyack, was charged with deceptive business practices, money laundering, and drug offenses, according to Warren County Prosecutor Anthony Picone. Two search warrants on Schlette's Bud Bus Inc, a van parked at 1077 State Highway 94 in Frelinghuysen Township, on March 7, culminated in the seizure of $1,900, a Ram Promaster van, a 2024 Loom trailer, suspected raw marijuana, and suspected cannabinoid i…
Community Heartbroken Over Loss Of Rockland Firefighter, School Bus Driver Community Heartbroken Over Loss Of Rockland Firefighter, School Bus Driver
Community Heartbroken Over Loss Of Rockland Firefighter, School Bus Driver Community members, firefighters, schoolchildren, friends, and family are "heartbroken" over the sudden passing of a popular Hudson Valley firefighter and school bus driver. Rockland County resident Matthew M. Duffy, age 57, of Orangeburg, died on Thursday, April 25. Duffy was the Deputy Director of Plant Facilities at Rockland Psychiatric Center for 37 years before retiring in 2021. After retirement, his obituary said that he worked for Peter Brega as a school bus driver for the Nyack school district.  He was an active life member of the Orangeburg Fire Department for 42 years and a m…
Rockland County Man Admits Sexually Abusing 2 Children, DA Says Rockland County Man Admits Sexually Abusing 2 Children, DA Says
Rockland County Man Admits Sexually Abusing 2 Children, DA Says A Hudson Valley man faces years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing two children over two years. Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II announced Thursday, April 25, that Alejandro Perez, 34, of Haverstraw, pleaded guilty to course of sexual conduct against a child and sexual abuse. Starting in the summer of 2021 and throughout the next two years, Perez subjected two children to sexual abuse on multiple occasions, said Scott Waters of the Rockland County District Attorney's Office. Waters said the sexual abuse consisted of oral sexual conduct as…
Hudson Valley Powerball Player $50K Richer Off Third-Place Ticket Hudson Valley Powerball Player $50K Richer Off Third-Place Ticket
Hudson Valley Powerball Player $50K Richer Off Third-Place Ticket A lucky Hudson Valley Lotto player is $50,000 richer after winning a third-prize ticket for selecting four correct numbers and the Powerball. According to New York Lottery officials, the Powerball ticket for the Monday, April 22 game was sold in Rockland County at the M&M Super Shoppe at 104 Lafayette Ave., in Suffern. The winning numbers for the game were 12-16-33-39-52 and a Powerball of 1. No word yet on who the winner is. The game numbers are drawn from a field of one to 69. The red Power Ball is drawn from a separate field of one to 26.  The Powerball drawing is televised e…
Rockland Apartment Fire Injures 2, Leaves 50 Homeless Rockland Apartment Fire Injures 2, Leaves 50 Homeless
Rockland Apartment Fire Injures 2, Leaves 50 Homeless A resident and a firefighter were injured during a fire at a three-story Hudson Valley apartment building. The blaze occurred in Rockland County around 9:30 p.m., Monday, April 22, at the Surrey Carlton Apartments on Ewing Avenue in Spring Valley. According to the Spring Valley Police and Mark Lieb of Rockland Video Productions, officers found a fire with heavy flames and smoke coming from the living room of a top-floor apartment. Police told Lieb that a woman was trapped unconscious inside, suffering from smoke inhalation. Unidentified neighbors brought her downstairs to safety. She was t…
Man, 20, Charged With Manslaughter In 3-Vehicle Clarkstown Crash Man, 20, Charged With Manslaughter In 3-Vehicle Clarkstown Crash
Man, 20, Charged With Manslaughter In Clarkstown Crash A 20-year-old man was charged with manslaughter for allegedly causing a crash that killed another man during a race on a Hudson Valley highway. Valentino Merceda, age 20, of Clifton, New Jersey, was arrested Saturday, April 13, by New York State Police in connection with a fatal crash a year earlier on the Palisades Parkway in Rockland County in Clarkstown.  According to Trooper Steven Nevel, on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 9:45 p.m., troopers responded to a three-car crash on the Palisades Interstate Parkway southbound in the town of Clarkstown near Exit 10.  Nevel said a prelim…
Suspect From New City Nabbed After Victim Stabbed At Home In Quiet Rockland Neighborhood Suspect From New City Nabbed After Victim Stabbed At Home In Quiet Rockland Neighborhood
Suspect From New City Nabbed After Victim Stabbed At Home In Quiet Rockland Neighborhood A suspect has been apprehended days after a resident was stabbed multiple times outside a home in a quiet neighborhood in the Hudson Valley. The incident occurred in Rockland County shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 in the Town of Ramapo Arriving officers discovered that the victim had been accosted in his driveway on Trailside Place by an unknown suspect and was stabbed multiple times about his body including his head and neck.  The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance in serious condition. On Saturday, April 13, after nearly 48 ho…
Rockland Advises Residents To Be On Alert After FBI Warning Rockland Advises Residents To Be On Alert After FBI Warning
Rockland Advises Residents To Be On Alert After FBI Warning Authorities at a county in the Hudson Valley are asking residents to be on alert if they "See Something, To Say Something," after a Federal Bureau of Investigation warning of a possible ISIS-like attack in the US. Rockland County officials said the county, towns, and law enforcement are on alert following an FBI warning sent to the US House of Representatives on Thursday, April 11. During that panel, FBI Bureau Director Christopher Wray said he was increasingly concerned about “the potential for a coordinated attack here in the homeland, akin to the ISIS-K attack we saw at the Russia Concer…
Attempted Bank Fraud: 1 Suspect Captured, 1 On The Run In Nanuet Attempted Bank Fraud: 1 Suspect Captured, 1 On The Run In Nanuet
Woman Wanted In Bank Fraud In Nanuet On Run, Police Say A 34-year-old man has been charged with felony grand larceny and identity theft after allegedly attempting to withdraw $45,000 from a bank account that did not belong to him. The incident occurred in Rockland County on Wednesday, April 10 at the Affinity Federal Credit Union in Nanuet. According to Detective Norman Peters with the Clarkstown Police, Hanlin Yang of Virginia and a woman arrived at the bank and attempted to make a money transfer of $45,000 from an account.  Peters said Yang and the woman became "agitated" and left the area as bank officials attempted to verify the identi…
Rockland Man Stabbed In Driveway By Stranger, Police Say Rockland Man Stabbed In Driveway By Stranger, Police Say
Rockland Man Stabbed In Driveway By Stranger, Police Say This story has been updated. A Hudson Valley man is recovering after being stabbed by another man he did not know in his driveway. Click here for a new, updated story - Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Hudson Valley Home The incident occurred in Rockland County around 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, on Trailside Place in Ramapo. According to Lt. Chris Franklin with the Ramapo Police, officers responding to a reported assault found the local resident who had been stabbed multiple times by an unknown suspect. The victim was stabbed multiple times and removed from the …
Pair Of Winning Powerball Tickets Worth $100K Sold In New City Pair Of Winning Powerball Tickets Worth $100K Sold In New City
2 Winning Powerball Tickets Worth $100K Sold In New City Two lottery players have a pocketful of cash after purchasing a winning third-prize Powerball ticket in the Hudson Valley. According to the New York Lottery, the winning tickets were sold in Rockland County at the Shell Gas Station, owned by MS Corp, located at 255 S. Main St., in New City.  The winners picked four correct numbers, and the Powerball won with extra help by purchasing a Powerplay ticket, lottery officials said.  The winning numbers for the Wednesday, April 10 game were 6-7-12-24-36 and a Powerball of 15. No word yet on who the winners are. We will keep you posted.…
Man Found Shot Inside Rockland Laundromat Man Found Shot Inside Rockland Laundromat
Man Found Shot Inside Rockland Laundromat Police are investigating following the shooting of a Hudson Valley man who was found inside a laundromat. The incident occurred in Rockland County around 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in Spring Valley. According to Det. Yakov Polowin of the Spring Valley Police officers responded to the area of Slinn Avenue for a report of shots fired. Detectives at work.  Rockland Video Productions Polowin said officers found the man inside the laundromat at 74 Ewing Ave. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The man's name has not yet been released and police did not comment o…
Woman's Body Found In Wooded Area In Rockland County Woman's Body Found In Wooded Area In Rockland County
Woman's Body Found In Wooded Area In Rockland County Police are investigating after the body of a Black woman was found in a wooded area in the Hudson Valley. The woman's body was found in Rockland County on Wednesday, April 3, in the area of the baseball field on Dutch Lane in the village of Spring Valley. Spring Valley Police said the woman is about 60 years years old but did not provide details on how the woman, who has not yet been identified, died or where. The area where the body was found is off Route 59 near apartments and businesses. The Sheriff's Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Rockland County Medical Examiner's Of…
Food Delivery Dustup: Driver Charged With Assault In Rockland Food Delivery Dustup: Driver Charged With Assault In Rockland
Food Delivery Dustup: Driver Charged With Assault In Rockland A Hudson Valley delivery man has been charged with assault as a hate crime following a dispute involving a food order. On Thursday, April 4, in Rockland County, Ramapo Police Department officers responded to Old Nyack Turnpike in Monseyafter receiving a report of the dispute. Upon arriving at the scene, the officers found that the victim had ordered food from an online delivery service, but because of a mistake in the delivery address, the driver had to travel a longer distance than expected.  The driver became angry and allegedly used anti-Semitic language towards the victim, said po…
Woman Driving Without License Causes Chain-Reaction Crash Into Rockland Home: Police Woman Driving Without License Causes Chain-Reaction Crash Into Rockland Home: Police
Woman Driving Without License Causes Chain-Reaction Crash Into Rockland Home: Police A woman driving without a license was hospitalized after police say she caused a chain-reaction crash into a home in the Hudson Valley. It happened in Rockland County at around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6 in Ramapo. An investigation by police determined that a vehicle traveling on the roadway had lost control, causing it to strike a parked vehicle. That parked vehicle then struck the garage of the home causing damage to the structure, according to Ramapo Police. Around 11:30 AM, the Town of Ramapo Police Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a vehicle th…
Drug Dealer Directed 'Vicious' Attack in New City: Here's His Sentence Drug Dealer Directed 'Vicious' Attack in New City: Here's His Sentence
Drug Dealer Directed 'Vicious' Attack in New City: Here's His Sentence A Hudson Valley marijuana dealer from Northern Westchester will spend nearly two decades in prison for directing multiple violent attacks, including a brutal beating that left a man naked and bloody in a pile of snow, officials announced.  Hawthorne resident Wayne Hicks, age 32, was sentenced to 17 years in prison for charges related to the attacks and drug trafficking, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Thursday, April 4.  According to federal officials, Hicks, a Rockland County marijuana dealer also known as "Weez," directed two separate …
Earthquake Update: Rockland County Executive Urges Residents To 'Stay Calm' Earthquake Update: Rockland County Executive Urges Residents To 'Stay Calm'
Earthquake Update: Rockland Residents Urged To 'Stay Calm' Stay calm seems to be the word from government officials following a 4.8 earthquake that rocked the Hudson Valley and much of the Northeast. Original report - 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Northeast According to the US Geological Survey, the quake, which occurred at 10:23 a.m. on Friday, April 5, was centered in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, in the borough of Lebanon, about 60 miles west of midtown Manhattan. Following the quake, residents in the tri-state area took to social media and began calling 911 to report shaking and rattling. Rockland County Executive Ed Day…