Rockland Cook Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child In Bergen Rockland Cook Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child In Bergen
Rockland Cook Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child In Bergen A cook from Rockland was arrested this week on charges of sexually assaulting a pre-teen in Bergen County several years ago, authorities said. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said John Mark Dillon, 60, who currently lives in Piermont, sexually assaulted the youngster at least twice in Northvale, where records show he’d previously lived. The prosecutor didn’t provide dates. Dillon remained held in the Rockland County Correctional Center in New City, pending extradition to New Jersey, following his arrest in Orangeburg on Monday, Feb. 26. He's charged with two counts of aggravated sex…
Stony Point Man Charged With Murder, Concealment Of Corpse Stony Point Man Charged With Murder, Concealment Of Corpse
Stony Point Man Charged With Murder, Concealment Of Corpse A Hudson Valley man has been indicted with the murder of another man whom he shot to death and then drove the victim to another location and set the car on fire. Related story: Years-Long Investigation Leads To Murder Charge For Stony Point Man Rockland County resident Robert Rodriguez, age 36, of Stony Point, was arraigned on Tuesday, Feb. 27 following an indictment by a grand jury. According to Scott Waters of the Rockland County District Attorney's Office, on the evening of Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, Rodriguez shot the victim, Ronald Mann on the property at Rodriguez’s home located at 41…
Hudson Valley Native Sean Combs Accused Of Sexually Harassing, Drugging Male Producer: Reports Hudson Valley Native Sean Combs Accused Of Sexually Harassing, Drugging Male Producer: Reports
Hudson Valley Native Sean Combs Accused Of Sexually Harassing, Drugging Male Producer: Reports Successful hip-hop artist and New York native Sean Combs, who is also known as "Puff Daddy," "P. Diddy," and "Diddy," is being sued by a producer on his latest album who is accusing him of sexual harassment, according to numerous reports.  The lawsuit against Combs, a Westchester County native from Mount Vernon, was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday, Feb. 26, and accuses the artist and producer of sexually harassing, threatening, and drugging producer Rodney "Lil Rod" Jones, according to a report by NBC News.  According to the outlet, J…
Person Hit, Killed By MTA Train In Orange County Person Hit, Killed By MTA Train In Orange County
Person Hit, Killed By MTA Train In Orange County A person was struck and killed by a Metro-North train in the Hudson Valley. The incident occurred in Orange County around 2 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Tuxedo. According to a Metro-North spokesperson, an unauthorized person was on the tracks when struck east of Tuxedo Station and killed. No criminality is suspected, officials said. The investigation is ongoing.  The victim's name has not been released pending notification of the family members.  This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Mega Millions Drawing Reaches $563M; 8th Highest Jackpot In Game's History Mega Millions Drawing Reaches $563M; 8th Highest Jackpot In Game's History
Mega Millions Drawing Reaches $563M; 8th Highest Jackpot In Game's History Someone could walk away with more than half a billion dollars after the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, Feb. 27.  The last major Mega Millions win was on Dec. 8, 2023, when two people in California matched all six numbers. Since then, the jackpot has grown to $563 million, the eighth highest in Mega Millions history, according to a news release.  But that doesn't mean there aren't winners. More than 1 million winning tickets were sold on Friday, Feb. 23, ranging from a few dollars to $50,000 in value.  If no one wins the $563 million jackpot — an estimated cash value of $2…
Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Hudson Valley, Police Say Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Hudson Valley, Police Say
Update: 18-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Victim In Head Inside Truck In Hudson Valley, Police Say After discovering a victim with a gunshot wound to his head inside a pickup truck in Westchester, authorities have charged an 18-year-old man with his murder, police announced.  Yonkers resident Ludvin Ramos-Cervantes was arrested on Monday, Feb. 26 in connection with the murder of 51-year-old Francisco Gordillo, who was found dead earlier in the day, Yonkers Police announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27.  Earlier Report - Man Found With Gunshot Wound To Head Inside Vehicle In Yonkers: Police According to the department, just before 5 a.m. on Monday, officers found Gordillo insi…
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's plans to close about 30 percent of its remaining stores over the next three years. The 150 closures will be at underperforming locations, with 50 planned for this year, the retailer announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27, unveiling what it is calling "A Bold New Chapter" strategy designed to return Macy’s profitability.  "It challenges the status quo to create a more modern Macy’s, Inc.," Tony Spring, chief executive officer of the company said in a statement. "We are making the necessary moves to reinvigorate relationships with our customers through improved shopping experiences, releva…
Hudson Valley Man Wanted For Child Sex Assault, Flees, Drives Car Into River Hudson Valley Man Wanted For Child Sex Assault, Flees, Drives Car Into River
Hudson Valley Man Wanted For Child Sex Assault, Flees, Drives Car Into River A Hudson Valley man who was wanted on alleged child sex charges fled from police, drove his vehicle into a river, and then hid from officers. The incident took place in Orange County around 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24 in Goshen. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, state police attempted to execute a search warrant at the home of Orange County resident Craig Merlock, age 45, of Goshen, who was not at home. While searching the area for Merlock his vehicle was spotted around 2:30 a.m., Saturday and troopers attempted a traffic stop. Merlock failed to stop and inst…
Facebook Marketplace Sting Nabs Deadbeat Dad From Region, Police Say Facebook Marketplace Sting Nabs Deadbeat Dad From Region, Police Say
Facebook Marketplace Sting Nabs Deadbeat Dad From Region, Police Say A man from the region was nabbed for allegedly not paying more than $8,700 in child support when he posted items for sale on Facebook Marketplace. Sullivan County resident Marcus Molnar, age 46, of Barryville, was arrested on Saturday, Feb. 24, for failure to pay child support. Undersheriff Eric Chaboty of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said Molnar is alleged to owe over $8700 in child support payments and has been hiding out in Wayne County, Pennsylvania since September of 2023.  Deputies noticed recently that Molnar had placed a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a Porsc…
Pasta La Vista: Italian Restaurant Chain Shutters NY Location After 19 Years Pasta La Vista: Italian Restaurant Chain Shutters NY Location After 19 Years
Pasta La Vista: Italian Restaurant Chain Shutters NY Location After 19 Years An Italian restaurant chain with locations across the country has closed several of its New York eateries. Carrabba’s Italian Grill shuttered its Albany County restaurant – located in Latham at 675 Troy Schenectady Road – on Friday, Feb. 23 after 19 years in operation. It was the company’s sole Capital Region location. The restaurant chain also closed its only Long Island locations, in Smithtown at 730 Smithtown Bypass, and in Central Islip at 20 North Research Place. A spokesperson for Carrabba’s parent company, Bloomin’ Brands, told Daily Voice the closures were a business decision that …
Massive Apartment Building Fire Displaces More Than 100 Residents In Rockland Massive Apartment Building Fire Displaces More Than 100 Residents In Rockland
Massive Apartment Building Fire Displaces More Than 100 Residents In Rockland 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…
New Details: Missing 5-Year-Old Hudson Valley Boy Drowns In Creek Near Drainage Ditch New Details: Missing 5-Year-Old Hudson Valley Boy Drowns In Creek Near Drainage Ditch
New Details: Missing 5-Year-Old Hudson Valley Boy Drowns In Creek Near Drainage Ditch This story has been updated. A 5-year-old boy who was reported missing in the region has died after being found in a creek near a drainage ditch. Related story: Community Support Soars For Poughkeepsie Boy Who Drowned In Creek The unidentified child was reported missing in Dutchess County around 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25 in the town of Poughkeepsie at the Manchester Gardens Apartments in the Arlington area. According to Lt. Jason Burger of the town of Poughkeepsie Police, officers checked the apartment complex and the surrounding area. Searches of the area by Poughkeepsie police and th…