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," …
Man From Region Who Paralyzed Teen In Crash While Driving High Sentenced Man From Region Who Paralyzed Teen In Crash While Driving High Sentenced
Man From Region Who Paralyzed Teen In Crash While Driving High Sentenced A Hudson Valley man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to driving high on pot and causing a crash that paralyzed a teen. Orange County resident Chauncey Smith, age 23, of Pine Bush, was sentenced on Tuesday, July 16, to three to nine years in prison in connection with the Monday, August 14, 2023 crash, said Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler. The teenage victim, who was paralyzed as a result of the crash, spoke at sentencing about the impact the defendant’s crimes had on his life, Hoovler said. Smith admitted to the police that he had smoked marijuan…
Popular Lake In Region Reopens After Harmful Algae Bloom Causes Closure Popular Lake In Region Reopens After Harmful Algae Bloom Causes Closure
Popular Lake In Region Reopens After Harmful Algae Bloom Causes Closure A popular Hudson Valley lake and picnic area has reopened after being closed due to a harmful algae bloom that invaded the water. Related: Harmful Algae Causes Closure Of Popular Beach In Stony Point The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation said Tuesday, July 16, that Lake Welch in Harriman State Park in Rockland County in Stony Point had reopened the beach and picnic grounds after a harmful algae bloom was first observed on Tuesday, July 9.  The bloom prevented the lake from being open for swimming or other recreational activities. Officials sa…
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…
$26.1M Flood Mitigation Project Starts In Region $26.1M Flood Mitigation Project Starts In Region
$26.1M Flood Mitigation Project Starts In Region Work has started on a $26.1 million flood mitigation project in Northern Westchester just east of the Hudson River. The project will elevate the Annsville Circle as well as a half-mile stretch along Route 6/Route 202 in the town of Cortlandt, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Monday, July 15. “Last July, dozens of state roads in the Hudson Valley were affected by one of the most intense and devastating storms in years, causing mass flooding and road closures, and overwhelming communities,” Hochul said. “Resilient infrastructure is necessary to ensure public safety, and this project in Wes…
Former Trump Hater J.D. Vance Selected As Donald Trump's VP Candidate Former Trump Hater J.D. Vance Selected As Donald Trump's VP Candidate
Former Trump Hater J.D. Vance Selected As Donald Trump's VP Candidate Former President Donald Trump unveiled his vice presidential running mate late Monday afternoon, July 15.  US Sen. J.D. Vance of Ohio, age 39, was announced as the pick by Trump on Truth Social just ahead of his appearance at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. The post reads as follows: "After lengthy deliberation and thought, and considering the tremendous talents of many others, I have decided that the person best suited to assume the position of Vice President of the United States is Senator J.D. Vance of the Great State of Ohio. J.D. honorably served our Country in the Ma…
Rock-Throwing Vandal Damages Fire Truck, Other Targets In Capital Region, Police Say Rock-Throwing Vandal Damages Fire Truck, Other Targets In Capital Region, Police Say
Rock-Throwing Vandal Damages Fire Truck, Other Targets In Capital Region, Police Say A 33-year-old man is accused of vandalizing a fire station and other targets in the region. Albany County resident Michael Cooper, age 33, of Cohoes, was arrested on suspicion of felony criminal mischief Thursday, July 11. Cohoes Police said officers were called to the city’s fire department on Central Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. that evening for vandalism to a fire truck. The vehicle’s windshield had been shattered by a rock, leaving nearly $1,500 in damage. Investigators identified Cooper as the suspected perpetrator and arrested him a short time later. He is expected to face additional…
Victim In Fatal Crash At Shopping Center In Region ID'd As HS Student Victim In Fatal Crash At Shopping Center In Region ID'd As HS Student
Victim In Fatal Crash At Shopping Center In Region ID'd As HS Student A local high school student has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash at a shopping center in Westchester County. Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For HS Student Killed In Crash At Shopping Center In New Rochelle The incident happened just after midnight on Saturday, July 13, in New Rochelle at the Horseshoe Shopping Center at 1062 Wilmot Road. Officers arrived on the scene and found a 2019 Honda Accord completely on fire.  The sole occupant in the vehicle was found in the driver's seat deceased, according to Captain J. Collins Coyne, the com…
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…