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Shuttle Service For New Tappan Zee Bridge Path To Resume Between Westchester, Rockland Shuttle Service For New Tappan Zee Bridge Path To Resume Between Westchester, Rockland
Shuttle Service For New Tappan Zee Bridge Path To Resume Between Westchester, Rockland 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 …
Israeli Flag Defaced At Hudson Valley Service Center, Police Investigating Israeli Flag Defaced At Hudson Valley Service Center, Police Investigating
Israeli Flag Defaced At Hudson Valley 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 …
20-Year-Old Accused Of Assaulting Trooper During Pro-Palestine Protest In Hudson Valley 20-Year-Old Accused Of Assaulting Trooper During Pro-Palestine Protest In Hudson Valley
20-Year-Old Accused Of Assaulting Trooper During Pro-Palestine Protest In Hudson Valley 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…
Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Home In Quiet Hudson Valley Neighborhood Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Home In Quiet Hudson Valley Neighborhood
Suspect Nabbed After Victim Stabbed Outside Home In Quiet Hudson Valley 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…
County In Hudson Valley Advises Residents To Be On Alert For Possible Attack After FBI Warning County In Hudson Valley Advises Residents To Be On Alert For Possible Attack After FBI Warning
County In Hudson Valley Advises Residents To Be On Alert For Possible Attack 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…
Woman's Body Found In Wooded Area In Hudson Valley Woman's Body Found In Wooded Area In Hudson Valley
Woman's Body Found In Wooded Area In Hudson Valley 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 As Hate Crime In Hudson Valley Food Delivery Dustup: Driver Charged With Assault As Hate Crime In Hudson Valley
Food Delivery Dustup: Driver Charged With Assault As Hate Crime In Hudson Valley 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 Hudson Valley Home: Police Woman Driving Without License Causes Chain-Reaction Crash Into Hudson Valley Home: Police
Woman Driving Without License Causes Chain-Reaction Crash Into Hudson Valley 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 From Westchester Directed Multiple 'Vicious' Attacks: Here's His Sentence Drug Dealer From Westchester Directed Multiple 'Vicious' Attacks: Here's His Sentence
Drug Dealer From Westchester Directed Multiple 'Vicious' Attacks: 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 …
26-Year-Old Raped Woman After Breaking Into Hudson Valley Home, Jury Finds 26-Year-Old Raped Woman After Breaking Into Hudson Valley Home, Jury Finds
26-Year-Old Raped Woman After Breaking Into Hudson Valley Home, Jury Finds A 26-year-old man could spend decades behind bars after being convicted of breaking into a Hudson Valley home and raping a woman. Rockland County resident Rigoberto Castro, age 26, of Spring Valley, was found guilty on rape and burglary charges by a Rockland County jury following a two-week trial on Tuesday, April 2. Prosecutors argued that Castro forcibly raped the victim, a woman previously known to him, on Sept. 12, 2022. During the attack, he held a belt to the woman’s neck and hit her multiple times. He raped the victim again on the following night after breaking into her Spring Valle…
Noncitizen Nabbed For Drug Trafficking In Westchester: Feds Noncitizen Nabbed For Drug Trafficking In Westchester: Feds
Noncitizen Nabbed For Drug Trafficking In Westchester: Feds Thirteen unlawfully present noncitizens caught in New York face drug trafficking and possession charges, including several who were apprehended in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island, officials said. The thirteen criminal noncitizens were apprehended following an effort by Enforcement and Removal Operations New York City Fugitive Operations officers conducted from Monday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 26, US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement announced on Friday, March 29.  The defendants all face charges related to the trafficking or possession of methamphetamines, fent…
NY AG Releases Body-Cam Video Of State Police Deadly Shooting In Hudson Valley NY AG Releases Body-Cam Video Of State Police Deadly Shooting In Hudson Valley
NY AG Releases Body-Cam Video Of State Police Deadly Shooting In Hudson Valley New York Attorney General Letitia James has released police body-worn camera footage of the shooting death of a motorist by New York State Police in the Hudson Valley in January.  The incident occurred in Rockland County on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 3 in Ramapo. According to the AG's Office, troopers Steven Missale and Ronald Raymond pulled over a car on the New York State Thruway based on a report about an incident that had taken place earlier the same day in Albany.  Rakim Tillery, age 35, address unknown, was the driver of the car. Tillery fired a gun at the troopers, …
Fundraiser Created For 2 Little Girls Of Hudson Valley Murder-Suicide Victim Fundraiser Created For 2 Little Girls Of Hudson Valley Murder-Suicide Victim
Fundraiser Created For 2 Little Girls Of Hudson Valley Murder-Suicide Victim Friends and family members of a Hudson Valley woman killed during a murder-suicide have started a GoFundMe to help care for her two little girls. Related story: Update: Police ID Couple In Stony Point Murder-Suicide Rockland County resident Colleen Williston, age 35, of Stony Point, was killed on Tuesday, March 19, by 38-year-old Sean Kelly, of Stony Point during a murder-suicide. Family friend Amanda Reese said the fundraising effort would help Williston's parents, Paula and Bob Williston, care for her two young daughters, Ivy and Violet, both under the age of 5, and set up a …
Educator In Westchester Named NYS Principal Of Year Educator In Westchester Named NYS Principal Of Year
Educator In Westchester Named NYS Principal Of Year The principal of an elementary school in Westchester has earned one of New York State's top honors for educators.  Farid Johnson, the principal at Siwanoy Elementary School in Pelham, has been named the 2024 New York State Elementary Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York State, the organization announced on Thursday, March 21.  The award is doled out to a member of the organization who is committed to excellence, has helped develop programs that meet the academic and social needs of all students, and has strong ties to parents and com…
Update: Police ID Couple In Hudson Valley Murder-Suicide Update: Police ID Couple In Hudson Valley Murder-Suicide
Update: Police ID Couple In Hudson Valley Murder-Suicide Police have identified a Hudson Valley couple who were found dead in their home in what is now being called an alleged murder-suicide. Related: Man, Woman Found Shot Dead In Stony Point Home Fundraiser For Victim's 2 Little Girls The incident occurred in Rockland County around 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 on Rosetown Road in Stony Point. According to Lt. Greg Becker of the Stony Point Police, when officers responded to the home after a man called and said "his friends shot themselves," they found 35-year-old Colleen Williston and 38-year-old Sean Kelly, both shot dead …
Couple Found Shot Dead In Hudson Valley Home Couple Found Shot Dead In Hudson Valley Home
Couple Found Shot Dead In Hudson Valley Home A man and a woman were found shot dead in a Hudson Valley home after police received a call for help. Click here for a new, updated story: Police ID Couple In Hudson Valley Murder-Suicide The incident occurred in Rockland County around 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 on Rosetown Road in Stony Point. According to Lt. Greg Becker of the Stony Point Police, when officers arrived they found a 35-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man, both shot dead from a single gunshot wound. Stony Point detectives began an investigation with help from the Rockland Sheriff's Office and the Rockland County Me…
Former Westchester Cop Claims He Was Fired For Ticketing Woman With PBA Card: Lawsuit Former Westchester Cop Claims He Was Fired For Ticketing Woman With PBA Card: Lawsuit
Former Westchester Cop Claims He Was Fired For Ticketing Woman With PBA Card: Lawsuit A former Westchester police officer from the Hudson Valley is suing county officials and claiming that he was unlawfully fired for ticketing a woman who flashed a PBA card.  Rockland County resident Joseph Saetta, a former Westchester County Police officer, filed a lawsuit in federal court against the county's Department of Public Safety, its commissioner, Terrance Raynor, and County Executive George Latimer, on Friday, March 8.  According to the lawsuit complaint, Saetta, who previously spent time as an officer in Mount Vernon and Pleasantville, joined the Westchester County…
Officials Take Step Toward Bike Path Between North, South Country Trail, New TZB In Westchester Officials Take Step Toward Bike Path Between North, South Country Trail, New TZB In Westchester
Officials Take Step Toward Bike Path Between North, South Country Trail, New TZB In Westchester Town officials have applied for a grant that would help fund efforts toward creating a bicycle and pedestrian path between the North and South County Trail and the new Tappan Zee Bridge in Westchester.  The application was submitted to New York State officials by the town of Greenburgh, which detailed the proposed path in an announcement on Thursday, Feb. 29.  According to Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, the proposed bicycle and pedestrian path would run along Route 119 from the South/North County Trailway to the new Tappan Zee Bridge. If the grant is approved and the path is eventua…
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region 72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region Did you hear it howling overnight? You're not alone. Widespread 40 to 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts were reported across the region as a powerful storm accompanying a frontal system swept through the Northeast. The highest reported gust -- at 72 miles per hour -- happened on Long Island just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 29 on top of a building in Stony Brook at 159 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Here are more wind-gust reports from locations in New York and Connecticut. Location Speed Time/Date Provider New York Nassau County …
Massive Apartment Building Fire Displaces More Than 100 Residents In Hudson Valley Massive Apartment Building Fire Displaces More Than 100 Residents In Hudson Valley
Massive Apartment Building Fire Displaces More Than 100 Residents In Hudson Valley A massive fire in the Hudson Valley destroyed numerous apartments and left almost 100 people displaced. The blaze broke out in Rockland County around 4 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Surrey Carlton Apartments on Slinn Avenue in Spring Valley. According to the American Red Cross, by 5 p.m., Sunday some 63 adults and 83 children had signed up for assistance. The fire, which is believed to have started on the top floor, spread quickly, but no residents were injured, said ABC 7. One firefighter was treated and released at an area hospital after a roof collapsed on him, reported ABC 7.  Mo…
Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Hudson Valley
Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley man is behind bars after allegedly killing his wife during a domestic dispute. Rockland County resident Warle Fernandez-Arias, age 37, was charged with second-degree murder on Friday, Feb. 23 in Spring Valley after his wife, Carolyn Canela, age 36, was found dead. According to Spring Valley Police, Canela, who moved to the US from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, was found when officers responded to a welfare check at 149 Sneden Place West at their Hillcrest Point apartment. Once inside the apartment, officers found the body of Canela, who was pronoun…
Hudson Valley Man Admits Selling $70K In Elephant Ivory Pool Cues, DA Says Hudson Valley Man Admits Selling $70K In Elephant Ivory Pool Cues, DA Says
Hudson Valley Man Admits Selling $70K In Elephant Ivory Pool Cues, DA Says A Hudson Valley man has been convicted for his part in the illegal commercialization of elephant ivory worth more than $70,000. Rockland County resident Kenneth Kerner, age 59, of Clarkstown, was convicted on Thursday, Feb. 22 after pleading guilty to the crime on Thursday, Feb. 8, said the New State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York County District Attorney’s Office. Kerner, who was sentenced to five years probation, 200 hours of community service, and an obligation to donate $10,000 to a wildlife organization was caught as part of an investigation that began…
How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas
How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas A quick-moving winter storm that is now moving east produced higher-than-expected snowfall totals in some parts of the region, especially in and around New York City and on Long Island. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location Amount Time/Date Provider New York New York City New York County (Manhattan) Central Park 2.0 inches 0700 AM 02/17 Official NWS Obs SE Greenwich Village 3.2 inches 0920 AM 02/17 NWS Employee Kings County (Brooklyn) Coney Island 9.9 inches 0655 AM 02/17 Trained Spotter Coney Is…
Girl Hit, Killed By School Bus In Hudson Valley Girl Hit, Killed By School Bus In Hudson Valley
Girl Hit, Killed By School Bus In Hudson Valley A young girl was hit and killed by a school bus in the Hudson Valley The incident took place in Rockland County around 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 16 in the area of S. Madison Ave., in Spring Valley, said the Spring Valley Police  According to Det. Yakov Polowin of the Spring Valley Police, police responded and found medical personnel already on the scene but the 5-year-old girl was pronounced dead.  Her identity has not yet been released. According to Yeshiva World News, the child will be buried Friday afternoon. This is the second fatal bus death within the past two weeks i…
14-Year-Old Riding Motorbike Killed In Crash With Plow Truck In Hudson Valley 14-Year-Old Riding Motorbike Killed In Crash With Plow Truck In Hudson Valley
14-Year-Old Riding Motorbike Killed In Crash With Plow Truck In Hudson Valley A 14-year-old boy who was involved in a crash with a plow truck in the Hudson Valley has died from his injuries. The accident occurred in Rockland County around 2:50 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13 in the area of N. Liberty Drive and Wayne Avenue in Stony Point. According to Lt. Greg Becker, the teen was riding a motorbike when he collided with a privately owned plow truck. The victim was treated at the scene by Rockland Paramedics and Stony Point Ambulance Corp, and then transported to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, where he died on Wednesday, Feb. 14, Becker said. The operator…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Westchester, Region For Winter Storm New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Westchester, Region For Winter Storm
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Westchester, Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that is sweeping through the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County Peekskill 10.3 inches 1000 AM 02/13 Public Croton-on-Hudso 10.5 inches 12:45 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission North Salem/Peach Lake 10.0 inches 0430 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission Croton-on-Hudson …
Worker Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center After Falling 7 Stories Worker Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center After Falling 7 Stories
Worker Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center After Falling 7 Stories An employee of a Hudson Valley power plant is in critical condition after falling seven stories into the hopper in ductwork.  The incident took place in Rockland County around 5 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Bowline Power Plant in West Haverstraw. According to Chief Bob LaGrow of the West Haverstraw Fire Department, the worker fell into the shaft of the hopper of the ductwork and fell seven stories, landing on a base platform.  Firefighters searched for the employee, finding him on the second floor of the hopper, LaGrow said. Thinking they may need a technical rescue, a cal…
Suspect In Murder Of Hudson Valley Woman Fatally Shoots Himself In Front Of Cops In Connecticut Suspect In Murder Of Hudson Valley Woman Fatally Shoots Himself In Front Of Cops In Connecticut
Suspect In Murder Of Hudson Valley Woman Fatally Shoots Himself In Front Of Cops In Connecticut A man who had allegedly murdered a woman earlier in the day in the Hudson Valley shot and killed himself in Connecticut in front of police when cornered. The incident began around 9 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31 in Rockland County when the Ramapo Police discovered a 56-year-old woman lying on the ground on Innwood Drive suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the Hillcrest section of Ramapo. The woman was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern by Spring Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps where she was pronounced dead, said Lt. Chris Franklin of the Ramapo Police. The Ramapo Police Inve…
Child Struck, Killed By School Bus In Hudson Valley Child Struck, Killed By School Bus In Hudson Valley
Child Struck, Killed By School Bus In Hudson Valley A child has died after being struck by a school bus in the Hudson Valley. The incident took place in Rockland County around 5:50 p.m., Monday, Jan. 29 in front of 100 Clinton Ave., in the Village of New Square. According to Lt. Blaine Howell of the Ramapo Police, the 8-year-old child was treated by paramedics on the scene but was pronounced dead. The driver of the bus remained on the scene and is cooperating with the police, Howell said. The crash is currently being investigated by the Ramapo Police Crash Investigation Unit The child's name was not released by police. This is a developi…
Driver Allegedly Attempting Stunts Faces Criminal Charges In Crash Killing Hudson Valley Girl Driver Allegedly Attempting Stunts Faces Criminal Charges In Crash Killing Hudson Valley Girl
Driver Allegedly Attempting Stunts Faces Criminal Charges In Crash Killing Hudson Valley Girl The driver in a crash that killed a 15-year-old Hudson Valley teen and another man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide.  Related story: Nanuet Girl Killed, 17-Year-Old Critically Injured After Car Crashes Into Parked Truck Community Rallies To Support Family Of Nanuet Girl Killed In Crash The New York City Police Department said 23-year-old Enrique Lopez, of Queens, was driving a 2013 Chrysler sedan around 3 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, when he lost control and hit the back of a parked oil tanker.  The crash killed Rockland County resident 15-year-old …
Support Pours In For Family Of Girl From Hudson Valley Killed In Crash Support Pours In For Family Of Girl From Hudson Valley Killed In Crash
Support Pours In For Family Of Girl From Hudson Valley Killed In Crash The community is rallying to help cover funeral expenses for a Hudson Valley girl killed in a crash that also left another teen in critical condition. Nanuet Girl Killed, 17-Year-Old Critically Injured After Car Crashes Into Parked Truck Rockland County resident Sabrina Villagomez, age 15, of Nanuet, was killed on Sunday, Jan. 21 when the car she was a passenger in hit the back of an oil tanker in the Bronx. New York City Police say the driver of the car, who hasn't been identified, was allegedly attempting stunts that are done during street takeovers. Family friend Katherine Gonza…