‘We Need Answers’: Death Of 14-Year-Old NY Girl Still Mystery One Year Later ‘We Need Answers’: Death Of 14-Year-Old NY Girl Still Mystery One Year Later
‘We Need Answers’: Death Of 14-Year-Old NY Girl Still Mystery One Year Later A year after Samantha Humphrey’s body was pulled from a river in upstate New York, her killer remains at large. The 14-year-old Schenectady High School sophomore was last seen on Nov. 25, 2022, near the city's Mohawk River. Her mother reported her missing the following day. Investigators spent months fruitlessly searching the water and surrounding areas with K9 units and dive teams before her body was finally recovered on Feb. 22, 2023. Earlier Report: NY Teen Samantha Humphrey Remembered As 'A Light In The Dark' Following Death At Age 14 A week later, Schenectady Police confirmed…
Hudson Valley Man To Spend Years Behind Bars For Sexual Assault Of Child Hudson Valley Man To Spend Years Behind Bars For Sexual Assault Of Child
Hudson Valley Man To Spend Years Behind Bars For Sexual Assault Of Child A 28-year-old Hudson Valley man will spend years behind bars for demanding oral sex from a child under the age of 13 for years. Orange County resident Trevon Hudson, of Middletown, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 20, followed by 10 years post-release supervision. According to Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler, Hudson admitted in court that he engaged in oral sexual conduct with a child under the age of 13. Hoovler thanked the Orange County Child Abuse Investigation Unit for their investigation and the arrest of the defendant. “This defendant’s admi…
‘You're Racist': Video Shows Lawyer Harassing NY Mosque Members Over Israel-Hamas War ‘You're Racist': Video Shows Lawyer Harassing NY Mosque Members Over Israel-Hamas War
‘You're Racist': Video Shows Lawyer Harassing NY Mosque Members Over Israel-Hamas War A New York lawyer is facing criminal charges after he was allegedly caught on video harassing members of a mosque over the Israel-Hamas war. The Long Island incident happened at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Melville Islamic Center, located on Old Neck Road. Suffolk County Police said Jordan Endler, age 46, entered the place of worship and made several statements regarding the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. Video shared on X, formerly Twitter, shows Endler walking in circles around a staircase while repeatedly shouting, “Free the Israeli hostages now.” A woman filming the i…
Highly Contagious Stomach Bug Spreading Fast In Northeast: Here's What To Know Highly Contagious Stomach Bug Spreading Fast In Northeast: Here's What To Know
Highly Contagious Stomach Bug Spreading Fast In Northeast: Here's What To Know A highly contagious stomach bug is spreading nationwide with the highest positivity rate now in the Northeast, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Norovirus causes inflammation of the stomach or intestines, which is called acute gastroenteritis. The most common symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain, with fever, headache, and body aches also associated with the illness. Norovirus outbreaks frequently occur in schools, childcare centers, colleges, and universities. Foods that are commonly involved in norovirus outbreaks include: Leaf…
Rockland County Man Admits Selling $70K In Elephant Ivory Pool Cues, DA Says Rockland County Man Admits Selling $70K In Elephant Ivory Pool Cues, DA Says
Rockland County 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…
27-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man Killed While Skiing Was Investment Firm Associate 27-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man Killed While Skiing Was Investment Firm Associate
27-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man Killed While Skiing Was Investment Firm Associate More information has emerged about a 27-year-old Hudson Valley man who was killed while skiing at a mountain resort in Vermont.  Putnam County resident Brooks Ralph of Cold Spring was found dead just before midnight at Stowe Mountain Resort on Tuesday, Feb. 20, according to reports.  Earlier Report - 27-Year-Old From Putnam County Killed While Skiing In Vermont: Report Ralph's body was found in a section of steep wooded backcountry terrain outside of the resort's boundaries above the Upper Perry Merrill Trail following a search conducted by Stowe Mountain Rescue, S…
Support Rushes In For Professional Soccer Player From Hudson Valley Diagnosed With Cancer Support Rushes In For Professional Soccer Player From Hudson Valley Diagnosed With Cancer
Support Rushes In For Professional Soccer Player From Hudson Valley Diagnosed With Cancer In an amazing display of support, a community has come together to raise tens of thousands of dollars to help a professional soccer player from Northern Westchester who faces a dire cancer diagnosis.  The effort began after New York City FC player John Denis, a Yorktown native, was diagnosed with primary mediastinal large B cell lymphoma on Saturday, Feb. 3, his 26th birthday.  The diagnosis came just days before Denis was scheduled to leave home for his preseason and fourth year of playing professional soccer, according to his brother, Sebastian.  To help raise funds t…
Campground Kidnapping: Man Admits Abducting, Sexually Assaulting 9-Year-Old NY Girl Campground Kidnapping: Man Admits Abducting, Sexually Assaulting 9-Year-Old NY Girl
Campground Kidnapping: Man Admits Abducting, Sexually Assaulting 9-Year-Old NY Girl The man accused of kidnapping a 9-year-old girl from a New York state park and later sexually abusing her has formally confessed. Craig Ross Jr., age 47, pleaded guilty to kidnapping with intent to collect ransom and predatory sexual assault against a child as part of a plea deal in Saratoga County Court on Wednesday, Feb. 21. New York State Police said Ross abducted the child as she rode her bicycle in Moreau Lake State Park on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023. Earlier Report: New Update: Kidnapping Suspect Craig Ross Jr. Probed In Milton Murders Of 2 Women, Report Says Her mother called…
Hudson Valley's Kate Snow To Step Away From NBC Nightly News Anchor Chair After 8 Years Hudson Valley's Kate Snow To Step Away From NBC Nightly News Anchor Chair After 8 Years
Hudson Valley's Kate Snow To Step Away From NBC Nightly News Anchor Chair After 8 Years After over eight years, Westchester resident Kate Snow will no longer be anchoring NBC Nightly News on Sundays. Snow, a Larchmont resident, announced that she would be stepping away from the program during the NBC Nightly News broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 18, saying that the job was "a privilege."  During her announcement, Snow said she would instead be focusing her attention on the weekday program, NBC News Daily, which she also anchors.  "I will miss the team that you don't see behind the cameras here," Snow said on Sunday, adding, "I'll continue to be part of the Nightly News fam…
Update: Small Plane Crash Lands On NY Highway; Troopers Seeking Witness Video Update: Small Plane Crash Lands On NY Highway; Troopers Seeking Witness Video
Update: Small Plane Crash Lands On NY Highway; Troopers Seeking Witness Video This story has been updated. A small plane was forced to make a crash landing on a Long Island highway. Emergency crews were called at around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, after the single-engine Cherokee Archer landed on the eastbound right shoulder of the Southern State Parkway near exit 33 in Babylon. Two people who were onboard the aircraft were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to New York State Police. No vehicles were involved and there were no other reports of injuries, though additional medics were called to the scene after a man who witnessed the…
COVID-19: Those Infected With Virus 4 Times More Likely To Develop Chronic Fatigue, CDC Says COVID-19: Those Infected With Virus 4 Times More Likely To Develop Chronic Fatigue, CDC Says
Covid-19: Those Infected With Virus 4 Times More Likely To Develop Chronic Fatigue, CDC Says Those who have had COVID-19 are about four times more likely to develop chronic fatigue compared to those who haven't been infected, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers analyzed electronic health records data collected from the University of Washington that included three hospitals and over 300 primary care and specialty clinics providing healthcare services across the state, totaling 4,589 patients. Patients, who consisted of adults over age 18 having either a positive test result for COVID or a clinical diagnosis of COVID …
Nationwide Recall Issued After E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Raw Milk Cheese Nationwide Recall Issued After E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Raw Milk Cheese
Nationwide Recall Issued After E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Raw Milk Cheese A new multistate E. coli outbreak linked to raw milk cheese has sickened nearly a dozen people and led to a recall, according to federal authorities. In a Food Safety Alert issued on Friday, Feb. 16, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said six of 10 illnesses reported in four states came from those who said they ate RAW FARM brand raw cheddar cheese. Four of those infected have been hospitalized and one developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious condition that can cause kidney failure. No deaths have been reported. The agency said Raw Farm LLC has re…
29-Year-Old From Connecticut Focus Of Netflix Documentary On His Mom's Mysterious Death On Boat 29-Year-Old From Connecticut Focus Of Netflix Documentary On His Mom's Mysterious Death On Boat
29-Year-Old From Connecticut Focus Of Netflix Documentary On His Mom's Mysterious Death On Boat A 29-year-old from Connecticut who was accused of killing his mother and grandfather is the focus of a new Netflix documentary on the mysterious deaths.  Netflix said earlier this month the documentary will explore the mysteries surrounding Middlesex County native Nathan Carman, of Middletown, who was accused of killing his mother Linda Carman while on a fishing trip in 2016, and his grandfather, John Chakalos. three years earlier in 2013. Carman, who died while in police custody last year, allegedly killed his mother while fishing off the coast of Rhode Island on the family boat.…
Deadly Cheeses Prompt Massive Recall Nationwide: CDC, FDA, USDA Deadly Cheeses Prompt Massive Recall Nationwide: CDC, FDA, USDA
Deadly Cheeses Prompt Massive Recall Nationwide: CDC, FDA, USDA Dairy products linked to deaths and serious illness — sold nationwide at many major retailers — are being recalled, the Center for Disease Control, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Food And Drug Administration announced in multiple releases over the first week of February.  Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc. is recalling over 50 products after 26 illnesses, 23 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths, according to the CDC.  The California-based company issued the recall following the report of Listeria monocytogenes contamination causing illnesses in 11 states. Listeria monocytogene…
Hudson Valley Press Secretary Settles Lawsuit With County, Leaves Job Hudson Valley Press Secretary Settles Lawsuit With County, Leaves Job
Hudson Valley Press Secretary Settles Lawsuit With County, Leaves Job A longtime government press secretary has settled a lawsuit against his employer in the Hudson Valley. Justin Rodriguez, who has worked for Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus since 2015 and was the director of communications for the county, will now be leaving his job, according to his attorney Chris Watkins. Rodriguez sued his employer over allegations that Deputy County Executive Harry Porr often made disparaging remarks about his heritage, Watkins confirmed.  Watkins said Rodriguez has decided to leave county service to pursue other opportunities.  "He wants to make …
Rocks Found In Trader Joe's Chicken Meal: USDA Rocks Found In Trader Joe's Chicken Meal: USDA
Rocks Found In Trader Joe's Chicken Meal: USDA The USDA has issued a warning to consumers after rocks were found inside a prepackaged chicken meal from Trader Joe's.  The ready-to-eat chicken 14-ounce packages are labeled as "Trader Joe's Chicken, Lentil and Caramelized Onion Pilaf with Saffron Basmati Rice, Dark Chicken Meat, Dates, and Golden Raisins." At least one person damaged their teeth after biting down on a rock while eating the meal, and others have reported finding foreign objects in the product to the Food Safety and Inspection Service, the USDA said in its alert on Wednesday, Feb. 7.  The affected produ…
Nanny Gets Jail Time For Shaking Baby, Causing Seizure, Head Trauma In Hudson Valley Nanny Gets Jail Time For Shaking Baby, Causing Seizure, Head Trauma In Hudson Valley
Nanny Gets Jail Time For Shaking Baby, Causing Seizure, Head Trauma In Hudson Valley A Westchester woman will spend time in prison for shaking and bouncing a 3-month-old baby while employed as a nanny, causing him to suffer a seizure. White Plains resident Nija Woodbury, age 23, was sentenced to six months in prison on Monday, Feb. 5 for assaulting a baby in her care while employed as a nanny, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, at around 5 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2023, Woodbury had been employed as a nanny for a family from Mount Pleasant.  While working, she aggressively shook and bounced the 3-month-ol…
'Life-Threatening' Allergy Prompts Recall Of Wegmans Hummus In 8 States 'Life-Threatening' Allergy Prompts Recall Of Wegmans Hummus In 8 States
'Life-Threatening' Allergy Prompts Recall Of Wegmans Hummus In 8 States A popular hummus sold at Wegmans in eight states and the District of Columbia has been recalled by the company, the FDA announced on Feb. 3.  A producer for Wegmans, Summer Fresh Salads Inc. of Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada has recalled Wegmans Harissa Hummus Topped With Harissa, according to the FDA.  The recall was prompted due to undeclared sesame in the produce. The company explained that people with sesame allergies "run the risk of [a] serious or life-threatening allergic reaction[s] if they consume [this] product." Notably, "No illnesses have been reported to date in connect…
These Places Will Be Best To View 'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years': Here's When These Places Will Be Best To View 'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years': Here's When
These Places Will Be Best To View 'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years': Here's When It won't be long now. In just over two months, what's being called the astronomy event of the decade will occur when a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Mark your calendar now for Monday, April 8 at 1:52 p.m. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth, completely blocking the face of the sun and the sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. According to space.com, it will be "the longest and most visible for the US in 100 years," with a four-minute duration expected. For a look at the pro…
Bookkeeper Accused Of Stealing $1M From Her Boss In NY Bookkeeper Accused Of Stealing $1M From Her Boss In NY
Bookkeeper Accused Of Stealing $1M From Her Boss In NY A woman who was a longtime bookkeeper for a New York business has been accused of stealing more than $1 million from the company. On Long Island, Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney announced the indictment of Domenica Giordano, age 39, of Islip Terrace, accused of grand larceny in the first degree for allegedly embezzling more than $1 million from All Systems Maintenance, a commercial plumbing business located in Bay Shore. According to the investigation, Giordano was employed as a bookkeeper for approximately 17 years.  In May 2020, the owner…
COVID-19: JN.1, Making Up 93 Percent Of US Cases, Likely More Contagious Than Other Variants COVID-19: JN.1, Making Up 93 Percent Of US Cases, Likely More Contagious Than Other Variants
Covid-19: JN.1, Making Up 93 Percent Of US Cases, Likely More Contagious Than Other Variants If you've had a case of COVID-19 recently, then it's overwhelmingly likely it came from a new highly contagious strain of the virus that has quickly become most dominant in the United States, and around the world. JN. 1, an off-shoot of the Omicron strain, now makes up 93 percent of COVID cases in the United States after accounting for less than 5 percent of infections nationally in early November, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. JN.1 cases in the US have more than doubled over the last month.  "Its rapid spread suggests it is either more transmissi…
COVID-19: Fast-Spreading JN.1 Variant Now Accounts For 86 Percent Of US Cases COVID-19: Fast-Spreading JN.1 Variant Now Accounts For 86 Percent Of US Cases
Covid-19: Fast-Spreading JN.1 Variant Now Accounts For 86 Percent Of US Cases There's a new dominant variant of COVID-19 in the United States, and it's way ahead of the rest of the pack. JN. 1, a highly contagious off-shoot of the Omicron strain, now makes up around 86 percent of COVID cases in the United States after accounting for less than 5 percent of infections nationally in early November, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. It's also the most dominant across the globe. JN.1 cases in the US have doubled over the last month.  In late December, it caused 44 percent of cases in the US, after making up around 22 percent of inf…
Teen Filmed Moment Pastor, NY Native Was Gunned Down In Front Of Wife, Children Teen Filmed Moment Pastor, NY Native Was Gunned Down In Front Of Wife, Children
Teen Filmed Moment Pastor, NY Native Was Gunned Down In Front Of Wife, Children After being displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Nick Davi and his wife Sarah relocated to Las Vegas to start a family. Nearly two decades later, the beloved pastor – a New York native who graduated from Long Island’s Riverhead High School – was shot to death outside his home in front of his horrified wife and two children. North Las Vegas Police said the family’s 36-year-old neighbor, Joe Junio, opened fire on the couple inside their gated community at around 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2023. Junio was upset that the family had made a complaint about her to their homeowner’s association…
Update: Drunk Driver Admits Dragging, Injuring Mayor Who Tried To Help Him In Orange County Update: Drunk Driver Admits Dragging, Injuring Mayor Who Tried To Help Him In Orange County
Update: Drunk Driver Admits Dragging, Injuring Mayor Who Tried To Help Him In Orange County A 42-year-old man has admitted to felony drunk driving charges after injuring a Hudson Valley mayor who tried to help him, officials announced.  Orange County resident Matthew Labar of Goshen, age 42, pleaded guilty to felony DWI charges on Friday, Jan. 12, Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler announced on Friday, Jan. 26.  Earlier Report - Warwick Mayor Injured Attempting To Help Man Who Kept Falling According to Hoovler's office, on Saturday, July 29 around 4:15 p.m., Labar was seen stumbling on Main Street in Warwick. There, he was soon spotte…
Trump Defamation Case: Rockland Juror Among Those Awarding E. Jean Carroll ln $83.3M In Damages Trump Defamation Case: Rockland Juror Among Those Awarding E. Jean Carroll ln $83.3M In Damages
Trump Defamation Case: Rockland Juror Among Those Awarding E. Jean Carroll ln $83.3M In Damages For the second time in less than a year, a Manhattan federal jury has ordered former President Donald Trump to pay columnist E. Jean Carroll, a longtime Hudson Valley resident, millions of dollars in damages for repeatedly defaming her. The seven men and two women – including Hudson Valley residents from Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland counties – awarded Carroll a combined $83.3 million after deliberating for three hours on Friday, Jan. 26. The other jurors were from New York County (Manhattan) and the Bronx. Specifically, jurors decided that Trump should pay Carroll $11 million to fund a…
Community Rallies To Support Family Of Rockland Girl Killed In Crash Community Rallies To Support Family Of Rockland Girl Killed In Crash
Community Rallies To Support Family Of Rockland Girl 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…
Armed Robbery: Correction Officer, Man Break Into Hudson Valley Home, Feds Say Armed Robbery: Correction Officer, Man Break Into Hudson Valley Home, Feds Say
Armed Robbery: Correction Officer, Man Break Into Hudson Valley Home, Feds Say A duo from Westchester, including a correction officer, face charges after breaking into a Hudson Valley home, restraining the occupants inside, and stealing cash and marijuana, federal officials said. Mount Vernon residents Recaldo Fray and Kaheem Palmer, both age 31, have been charged in connection with an Orange County armed robbery that happened in Newburgh in early December 2023, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Wednesday, Jan. 24.  According to federal officials, on Monday, Dec. 4, Palmer and Fray, a correction officer at …
ID Released For 25-Year-Old NY Woman Who Died After Eating Mislabeled Cookie Sold In CT ID Released For 25-Year-Old NY Woman Who Died After Eating Mislabeled Cookie Sold In CT
ID Released For 25-Year-Old NY Woman Who Died After Eating Mislabeled Cookie Sold In CT A 25-year-old woman has been identified as the person who died after eating after eating a cookie at a Connecticut gathering that included peanuts - but didn’t say so on the label. Earlier report: Person Dead After Eating Mislabeled Cookies Sold In Danbury, Recall Issued The legal representatives of Órla Baxendale, age 25, of New York City, said the "talented" dancer died on Thursday, Jan. 11 from anaphylactic shock resulting from a severe allergic reaction. In a statement, the law firm of Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf said Órla’s passin…
'The Hunted': New Documentary Follows Gilgo Beach Serial Murder Case 'The Hunted': New Documentary Follows Gilgo Beach Serial Murder Case
'The Hunted': New Documentary Follows Gilgo Beach Serial Murder Case The series premiere of an ABC News documentary series will go into the details about the decade-long quest to catch Rex Heuermann – and how new technology did just that. "Truth and Lies: The Hunted," slated to premiere at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 on ABC, will be a two-hour episode following the timeline of the Gilgo Beach serial murder case, from Shannan Gilbert’s 2010 disappearance to Heuermann’s July 2023 arrest. Earlier Report: Gilgo Beach Serial Murder Suspect To Be Charged In Connection To Fourth Case, Report Says According to ABC News, the documentary will go in-depth chronicling t…
NY Resident Dies In CT After Eating Mislabeled Cookies, Recall Issued NY Resident Dies In CT After Eating Mislabeled Cookies, Recall Issued
NY Resident Dies In CT After Eating Mislabeled Cookies, Recall Issued A young New Yorker is dead after eating a cookie at a Connecticut gathering that included peanuts - but didn’t say so on the label, officials said. Related story: Dancer Who Died After Eating Cookie With Nuts ID'd A limited-time batch of Florentine cookies, produced in Islip, New York, and sold at two Stew Leonard’s outlets in Connecticut -- in Danbury and Newington -- has been recalled after a person in their 20s reportedly died of an allergic reaction. The Connecticut State Department of Consumer Protection Food, Standards and Product Safety Division (DCP) announced the recall and a…
Sergeant From Hudson Valley Charged After Throwing Cooler, Killing Suspect: NY AG Sergeant From Hudson Valley Charged After Throwing Cooler, Killing Suspect: NY AG
Sergeant From Hudson Valley Charged After Throwing Cooler, Killing Suspect: NY AG A police sergeant from the Hudson Valley faces manslaughter charges after throwing a cooler at a suspect while the person was driving a motorized scooter, causing their death, officials announced.  Putnam County resident Erik Duran of Mahopac, age 36, a New York City Police Department sergeant, was indicted and arraigned on charges in connection with the August 2023 death of Eric Duprey, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23.  According to James's office, around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, members of the NYPD's Narcotics Boroug…