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Latest Info: 2 Dead, Including Band Director, In High School Bus Crash On I-84 In Hudson Valley
Two adults were killed, including a high school band director, and at least five students suffered critical injuries in a bus rollover crash in the Hudson Valley.
New Update: Band Director, Retired Teacher ID'd As Victims In Horrific Hudson Valley Bus Crash
The crash happened in Orange County on I-84 near Exit 15 at around 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.
"This was a day of terror," New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said just hours after the crash in the small town of Wawayanda, located about 45 miles northwest of New York City.
Band, cheerleading, and dance students from Farmingdale H…
Burglar Who Targeted Capital Region Businesses Nabbed Over Year Later, Police Say
A suspected burglar is facing charges more than a year after allegedly targeting multiple businesses in the region.
Columbia County resident James Smith, age 52, of Hudson, was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 20, in connection with a burglary at a Brunswick business in Rensselaer County in April 2022.
According to New York State Police, Smith broke into a business on Hoosick Road at around 4:40 a.m. on April 3, 2022. The business was closed and unoccupied at the time.
He then tried breaking into a nearby restaurant with a burglary tool on the same day, but was unable to get inside, troopers said…
Hudson Valley Man Attacks Train Conductor, Fracturing Jaw, Police Say
A Hudson Valley man has been charged with assault for allegedly attacking a train conductor, seriously injuring him and fracturing his jaw.
The incident took place in Orange County in the City of Port Jervis on Thursday, Sept. 7.
According to Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden, Damarion D. Gulley, age 22, hometown unknown, of Rockland County, was arrested on Monday, Sept. 18, for the crime that took place on an MTA platform in Port Jervis.
During the incident Worden said Gulley struck a New Jersey Transit conductor in the face multiple times with a closed fist and hit h…
5 Hudson Valley Residents Nabbed In Drug Raid, Police Say
Following complaints from residents of drug dealing in the area, five Hudson Valley residents were busted for alleged drug sales and other charges during a warrants search.
The incident took place in Ulster County in Kingston around 5:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15 at a home on Third Avenue.
According to the Kingston Police Department, officers searched the home and found drug paraphernalia, weapons, and drugs.
Melvin Howell, age 51, of Kingston, was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, and criminally …
Missing Hudson Valley Girl, 13, Found in Dutchess County After Intensive Search, Police Say
A missing 13-year-old Hudson Valley girl was found safe near a Walmart after an intensive two-day search that included large groups of people, drones, helicopters, K9s, and 4-wheelers.
The incident took place in Orange County in the town of Newburgh on Saturday, Sept. 16 around 2:10 p.m.
According to Town of Newburgh Police Lt. Peter Talarico, it was uncharacteristic for the teen to walk off from her without letting someone know.
Police continued their investigation throughout the day and night including interviews, neighborhood canvassing by patrol officers, and …
Drunk Driver Busted With LSD During Traffic Stop In Region, Police Say
A 36-year-old man is facing driving while intoxicated charges after allegedly being caught drunk behind the wheel with illegal drugs in the car, police said.
The upstate New York incident happened Thursday evening, Aug. 31, in Warren County, on Route 9 in Lake George, according to state police.
Connecticut resident Andrew Tustian, of Stratford, was stopped for multiple vehicle and traffic law violations before troopers determined he was intoxicated, police said.
Troopers also discovered multiple controlled substances in the car, including lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), according to poli…
Cold Case: Man From Region Confesses To Grisly 1994 Murder, Police Say
A 51-year-old man from the region has been arrested in a Virginia homicide, cracking a 29-year cold case, authorities announced.
Schenectady County resident Stephen Smerk, of Niskayuna, is facing second-degree manslaughter in the Nov. 20, 1994 death of 37-year-old Robin Lawrence, who was found dead in a Springfield, Virginia home, Fairfax County police said.
Smerk is believed to have stabbed Lawrence inside of her home, when he was 22 years old, authorities said.
In 1994, a DNA profile was developed; however, at the time there was no match in any system for the recovered DNA.
In the …