Fake Missing Child Post Circulates On Social Media In Region Fake Missing Child Post Circulates On Social Media In Region
Fake Missing Child Post Circulates On Social Media In Region Authorities are warning residents not to fall for a false social media post claiming that a child is missing in the Hudson Valley.  According to the Carmel Police Department in Putnam County, the fake post alleges that there is a missing 14-year-old child in Mahopac.  The post comes from a page that repeatedly posts scam and hoax messages, the department said.  In a screenshot of the post released by the department, the account that posted it was identified as "Jane Booger." 
McDonald's Resurrecting 'Everyone's Favorite Sandwich': Ketchup On What, When McDonald's Resurrecting 'Everyone's Favorite Sandwich': Ketchup On What, When
McDonald's Resurrecting 'Everyone's Favorite Sandwich': Ketchup On What, When Lettuce talk about the latest buzz in the fast-food world. McDonald’s is bringing back its Smoky BLT Quarter Pounder, first launched in 2022, for another limited run beginning Wednesday, July 10. Brazenly dubbed “everyone's favorite sandwich,” the burger features a “100 percent fresh” Quarter Pounder beef patty, two slices of American cheese, three half strips of applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, and a special, smoky BLT sauce all on a toasted sesame seed bun. “The smooth and creamy BLT sauce is seasoned to perfection with paprika, parsley and black pepper,” McDonald’s said in a …
New Restaurant Promises To Bring 'Flavors Of Nepal' To Capital Region New Restaurant Promises To Bring 'Flavors Of Nepal' To Capital Region
New Restaurant Promises To Bring 'Flavors Of Nepal' To Capital Region A brand-new restaurant in the region promises to wow diners with “the flavors of Nepal.” Mystic Momo – located in Albany at 40 Central Avenue – held its soft opening Saturday, July 6. “Nestled in the heart of Albany, New York, Mystic Momo is a celebration of Nepal's rich culinary heritage, offering a tantalizing array of flavors that transport you straight to the vibrant streets and serene mountains of Nepal,” reads its website. Taking center stage on the menu are momos, a type of dumpling filled with meat or vegetables that’s popular in South Asia. Diners can choose from steamed or fried…
Suspect Accused Of Killing Man, Leaving Body In Apartment Returns To Mass From Capital Region Suspect Accused Of Killing Man, Leaving Body In Apartment Returns To Mass From Capital Region
Suspect Accused Of Killing Man, Leaving Body In Apartment Returns To Mass From Capital Region The suspect accused of killing a beloved Pittsfield and Greenfield man was returned to Massachusetts to face charges after being held in New York for more than two months.  Taaniel Herberger-Brown will be arraigned on Tuesday, July 9, in the slaying of Chris "Stix" Hairston, 35, in April, the Northwestern District Attorney said.  Related: Dead Body Found In Pittsfield Home After Neighbors Called About Smell Police found Hairston's body on April 22 inside a Greenfield apartment on Chapman Street after neighbors called officers to report a disgusting smell coming from inside, the Northwester…
New Advisory Issued To NYers For Extreme Heat, Severe Storms, Unhealthy Air: Hochul New Advisory Issued To NYers For Extreme Heat, Severe Storms, Unhealthy Air: Hochul
New Advisory Issued To NYers For Extreme Heat, Severe Storms, Unhealthy Air: Hochul New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is urging residents to stay safe and hydrated as hot, humid air rolls into much of the state ahead of severe storms predicted to bring heavy rains and flash flooding.  In an announcement on Monday, July 8, Hochul warned that above-average temperatures and high humidity would arrive in the state in the next few days. This includes "feels like temperatures" at or above 95 degrees, which can cause an increased risk of heat illnesses, Hochul's office said.  Related Report - Rounds Of Thunderstorms Expected Over Span Of Days: Here's Timing In res…
$1.6M Fraud Scheme: Capital Region Man Admits Role In Unemployment Insurance Scam $1.6M Fraud Scheme: Capital Region Man Admits Role In Unemployment Insurance Scam
$1.6M Fraud Scheme: Capital Region Man Admits Role In Unemployment Insurance Scam A man from the region admitted to taking part in a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme that targeted unemployment insurance benefits. Rensselaer County resident Todd Ward, age 45, of Troy, pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) in Albany federal court in late June 2024. Prosecutors said Ward confessed to providing co-conspirator Carl DiVeglia with the personal identifying information of another individual, which DiVeglia then used to file a false claim on the NYSDOL website. Earlier Report: Former State Employee From Albany Pleads Guilty…
Drag Racer Killed In Crash At Lebanon Valley Speedway Drag Racer Killed In Crash At Lebanon Valley Speedway
William Janke, 57, Dies In Crash At Lebanon Valley Speedway Condolences are flooding in after a driver was killed during a drag racing event in the region. The Columbia County incident happened at the Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7. New York State Police said William Janke, age 57, was participating in the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) Lucas Oil Divisional Series when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a barrier. Janke, an Orange County resident from Newburgh, was ejected from his 2013 Chevrolet Camaro and pronounced dead at the scene by medics. The speedway suspended all racing activitie…
Huskies Show Him The Money: Hurley Signs New $50M Deal With UConn Huskies Show Him The Money: Hurley Signs New $50M Deal With UConn
Huskies Show Him The Money: Hurley Signs New $50M Deal With UConn Head coach Dan Hurley of the two-time national champion University of Connecticut men's basketball team has hit the jackpot by signing a new $50 million, six-year contract with the program. The school announced the deal on Monday, July 8, saying Hurley was the best college basketball coach in the nation. Under the new contract, Hurley will receive a base salary of $400,000 yearly and additional compensation for speaking, consulting, and media obligations of $6.375 million this year. The university said the contract then escalates each year. He will also receive a retention bonus …
'Happy-Go-Lucky' Police Officer From Region Killed In Crash 'Happy-Go-Lucky' Police Officer From Region Killed In Crash
'Happy-Go-Lucky' Police Officer From Region Killed In Crash A 23-year-old Westchester County police officer was killed in a Hudson Valley crash. The crash occurred in Orange County at approximately 1:50 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, in the town of Highlands on Route 9W northbound according to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police. Port Chester Police Officer Christopher Bernal, who was driving a 2004 Honda motorcycle northbound on SR 9W, was killed when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, Nevel said. The vehicle exited the highway and struck a parked, occupied 2023 GMC Acadia in a scenic pull-off.  Bernal was transported to M…
Rafter Who Drowned In Delaware River In Region ID'd Rafter Who Drowned In Delaware River In Region ID'd
Rafter Who Drowned In Delaware River In Region ID'd This story has been updated.  A 37-year-old man drowned while rafting in the Delaware River near the New York border. The incident occurred in Pike County in Shohola, Pennsylvania, around 12:45 p.m., Sunday, July 7, near Sullivan and Orange counties in New York. According to officials from the Highland Lake Fire Department in Sullivan County, the department coordinated with rescue units from the Port Jervis Fire Department, the National Park Service, and the Sullivan County dive team.  This was in response to a report of a missing rafter, identified as Chirag Patel, from Be…
Alert Issued For Woman, 32, Who's Gone Missing In Region Alert Issued For Woman, 32, Who's Gone Missing In Region
Alert Issued For Woman, 32, Who's Gone Missing In Region A 32-year-old woman has gone missing in the region and authorities are asking the public's help in locating her. New York State Police in Sullivan County from Troop F in Liberty are attempting to locate Jennifer E. Bruning, who was last seen in the hamlet of Barryville, adding that her welfare is currently a concern.  Bruning has ties to Orange County (Port Jervis and Newburgh).  Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact NYSP Liberty at 845-344-5300. Share this story by clicking on the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
'Run-Down To Remarkable': New Eatery In Capital Region Promises 'Escape From Ordinary' 'Run-Down To Remarkable': New Eatery In Capital Region Promises 'Escape From Ordinary'
'Run-Down To Remarkable': New Eatery In Capital Region Promises 'Escape From Ordinary' A new restaurant in the region promising a "culinary adventure" is garnering positive reviews days after opening. Out of Town Bistro – located in Albany at 258 Lark Street – held its grand opening Saturday, June 29. “Escape the ordinary and embark on a culinary adventure where each dish tells a story of flavors discovered from afar,” reads its Facebook bio. “Out of Town Bistro invites you to explore the world through tantalizing dishes crafted with passion and creativity.” Among the tantalizing dishes that diners can choose from are chicken wings, grilled or fried shrimp, or salmon served …