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New Update: Hudson Valley HS Senior Killed In Crash Had 'Infectious Enthusiasm For Life' New Update: Hudson Valley HS Senior Killed In Crash Had 'Infectious Enthusiasm For Life'
New Update: Hudson Valley HS Senior Killed In Crash Had 'Infectious Enthusiasm For Life' A high school senior from Northern Westchester who was killed in a crash only two days before graduation is being remembered for his success as a soccer player and his desire to serve his country. Fox Lane High School senior Joshua Martinez Arana, age 18, was killed following a crash in Bedford Hills on Tuesday, June 18, just two days before the school's graduation ceremony.  Earlier Report - Fox Lane High School Senior Killed In Crash Days Before Graduation On the day of the crash, a car occupied by Arana and his friend another Fox Lane High School senior, cr…
Hudson Valley Man Found On Fire Dies After Jumping In Lake To Douse Flames Hudson Valley Man Found On Fire Dies After Jumping In Lake To Douse Flames
Hudson Valley Man Found On Fire Dies After Jumping In Lake To Douse Flames A 29-year-old Hudson Valley man died after being found burned at an area park. The incident occurred in Orange County around 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at Wickham Woodlands Park, near the sports complex on State School Road in Warwick. According to Chief John Rader of the Warwick Police, officers responded to the area near the kayak launch for a reported burn victim. Officers found the Warwick resident on a dock with severe burns, and first aid was initiated. EMS caring for the injured man.  Rockland Video Productions The victim was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center in…
Key Witness In Trump Trial Has Strong Ties To Hudson Valley Key Witness In Trump Trial Has Strong Ties To Hudson Valley
Key Witness In Trump Trial Has Strong Ties To Hudson Valley A key witness in former President Donald Trump's criminal trial who allegedly helped bury negative stories involving him has close ties to Westchester, including a university in the county from which he graduated.  Former media executive David Pecker, the former CEO of the National Enquirer's parent company, American Media, Inc., became the first witness to testify in Trump's criminal trial on Monday, April 22, and Tuesday, April 23,  The 72-year-old Pecker testified that he had used "catch and kill" tactics to buy rights to stories casting Trump in a negative light and then decl…
President Biden To Visit Hudson Valley: Here's When President Biden To Visit Hudson Valley: Here's When
President Biden To Visit Hudson Valley: Here's When President Joe Biden will soon be making a stop in the region as part of a celebrity fundraising event. New, updated report: Biden's Irvington Visit To Impact Traffic, Cause Closures Biden will make his visit on Thursday, April 25 in Westchester County to a fundraising event in the village of Irvington-on-Hudson hosted by actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, according to the event's webpage.  The exact location of the event has not yet been announced. The cheapest tickets for the fundraising events will cost $3,300, while the most expensive will cost as much…
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…
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…
School Bus Driver Seriously Injured In Hudson Valley Crash With Tractor-Trailer, Police Say School Bus Driver Seriously Injured In Hudson Valley Crash With Tractor-Trailer, Police Say
School Bus Driver Seriously Injured In Hudson Valley Crash With Tractor-Trailer, Police Say The New York State Police are investigating a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a school bus in the Hudson Valley which seriously injured the driver. The incident took in Orange County around 8:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 12, in Wallkill on Route 211, said Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police. There were no children on the bus at the time of the crash. The operator of the school bus was extricated from and flown to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. The operator of the tractor-trailer was not injured, Nevel said. Route 211 is closed in both directions. This is an ongoing i…
Man's Body Found In Wooded Area In Hudson Valley Man's Body Found In Wooded Area In Hudson Valley
Man's Body Found In Wooded Area In Hudson Valley Authorities are investigating the death of a man known for living off the grid after his body was discovered in a wooded area in Northern Westchester.  The body was found on Friday, Dec. 29 around 2 p.m. in a wooded region in the Crompond area near the Yorktown and Cortlandt border, Yorktown Police announced.  The department made the discovery after the elderly man's friends reported that he had missed several lunch gatherings, police said. The man, whose name was not released but is believed to be from the area, was known for living "off the grid." His body was later taken to th…
IDs Released For Drivers In Christmas Night Hudson Valley Crash That Injured 9, 3 Critically IDs Released For Drivers In Christmas Night Hudson Valley Crash That Injured 9, 3 Critically
IDs Released For Drivers In Christmas Night Hudson Valley Crash That Injured 9, 3 Critically Police have released the names of the drivers involved in a Christmas night two-car crash in the Hudson Valley that left nine people injured, including four children. Original report: 9 Injured, 2 Critical In Crawford Christmas Night Crash The Orange County incident occurred just after 10 p.m. on  Monday, Dec. 25 at the intersection of Route 52 and Route 17 in the town of Crawford. Ulster County resident Victoria Bayne, age 42, of New Paltz was driving a 2020 Kia Telluride SUV north on Orange County Route 17 with seven passengers -– three adults aged 75, 42, and …
16-Month-Old Child Severely Burned In Orange County 16-Month-Old Child Severely Burned In Orange County
16-Month-Old Child Severely Burned In Orange County A 16-month-old Hudson Valley boy was severely burned during an accident at his home. The incident took place in Orange County around 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4 in New Windsor. According to Chief of New Windsor Police Daniel Valeri, the toddler was burned after pulling on the cord of a vegetable steamer that was on and it spilled onto his head, chest, and back. The mother took the child to an urgent care center in Newburgh who immediately called for a helicopter to fly the child to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, the chief said. The condition of the child was not known on Tuesday, Dec.…
Teen Gets Nearly 20 Years For Killing 16-Year-Old With Ghost Gun In Hudson Valley Teen Gets Nearly 20 Years For Killing 16-Year-Old With Ghost Gun In Hudson Valley
Teen Gets Nearly 20 Years For Killing 16-Year-Old With Ghost Gun In Hudson Valley An 18-year-old will spend almost two decades in prison for fatally shooting a 16-year-old victim with an untraceable ghost gun in Westchester, officials announced. New Rochelle resident Tommy Rivera, age 18, was sentenced to 19 years in prison for fatally shooting 16-year-old Julian Oliveros in New Rochelle in January 2022, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, Nov. 29.  Earlier Report - Westchester Teen Indicted For Murder Of 16-Year-Old, DA Announces According to the DA's Office, on Jan. 25, 2022, just after 3:30 p.m., Rivera u…
Double-Fatal I-84 Crash: Update Released On 5 Students' Conditions, Bus Driver ID'd Double-Fatal I-84 Crash: Update Released On 5 Students' Conditions, Bus Driver ID'd
Double-Fatal I-84 Crash: Update Released On 5 Students' Conditions, Bus Driver ID'd An update has just been released on the conditions of five students who suffered critical injuries after a charter bus crashed down a 50-foot ravine, killing two adults on board, late last week in the Hudson Valley. The crash happened on westbound I-84 in Orange County at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the town of Wawayanda, near Exit 15. The bus, which was heading to a band camp in northeastern Pennsylvania, went through a wire barrier and down the embankment. It was one of six buses carrying marching band members from Farmingdale High School on Long Island. Around 43 people …
Serious Hudson Valley Crash Injures 6, Including 12-Year-Old Boy Serious Hudson Valley Crash Injures 6, Including 12-Year-Old Boy
Serious Hudson Valley Crash Injures 6, Including 12-Year-Old Boy The New York State Police are investigating a serious vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley that injured six people and ejected two occupants, including a 12-year-old boy who had to be airlifted to a hospital.  The incident took place in Orange County on Route 17 near Exit 119 in the town of Wallkill around 8:15 a.m., Friday, Sept. 1. A preliminary investigation found that a Honda Pilot vehicle traveling with six occupants exited the roadway and flipped several times, causing two of the occupants to be ejected from the vehicle, said Trooper Steven Nevel. The scene of the crash.New York St…
'Never Forget The Tragedies': Schumer Calls For Safer Train Crossings In Hudson Valley 'Never Forget The Tragedies': Schumer Calls For Safer Train Crossings In Hudson Valley
'Never Forget The Tragedies': Schumer Calls For Safer Train Crossings In Hudson Valley Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling for safer train crossings across the Hudson Valley to prevent more people from being injured or killed in accidents.  To help accomplish this, Schumer announced a two-part plan on Friday, Dec. 9 to increase safety at these crossings and prevent tragedies such as the 2015 train crash in the Westchester County hamlet of Valhalla, which killed six people when a Metro-North train struck an SUV stopped on the tracks.  Schumer also cited the 2013 Spuyten Duyvil train derailment in New York City, which killed four people and injured more …
Former Police Detective, Air Force Vet From Hudson Valley Dies Former Police Detective, Air Force Vet From Hudson Valley Dies
Former Police Detective, Air Force Vet From Hudson Valley Dies A Northern Westchester man remembered for his readiness to help others and his service to his community and country has died.  Yorktown Heights resident Allen See died on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at the age of 91, according to his obituary.  Born in Valhalla in 1931, See served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954 and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant before later joining the Yorktown Police Department, serving as a detective for 23 years until his retirement in 1981, his obituary said.  Along with his service to Yorktown, See was also passionate about hunting and fishing, where h…
These Dutchess County Hospitals Receives 'C' Grade For Patient Safety, Report Says These Dutchess County Hospitals Receives 'C' Grade For Patient Safety, Report Says
These Dutchess County Hospitals Receives 'C' Grade For Patient Safety, Report Says One hospital in the Hudson Valley is at the top of its class for keeping patients safe, according to a new report.  Westchester County's White Plains Hospital, located at 41 East Post Rd, has been assigned an "A" grade for patient safety in a new Fall 2022 report by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog organization that advocates for safety in hospitals.  The report gives letter grades to nearly 3,000 hospitals across the country based on how well they protect patients from preventable medical errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, according to the gr…
Man Admits To Hate Crime After Hitting Asian Woman 125 Times In Hudson Valley Attack, DA Says Man Admits To Hate Crime After Hitting Asian Woman 125 Times In Hudson Valley Attack, DA Says
Man Admits To Hate Crime After Hitting Asian Woman 125 Times In Hudson Valley Attack, DA Says A Westchester man has pleaded guilty to committing a violent hate crime against a 67-year-old Asian woman who was entering her home. District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced that Yonkers resident Tammel Esco, age 42, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, to committing a violent hate crime on Friday, March 11 against the woman who was entering her apartment building.  According to court documents, Esco cursed at the victim, punched her around 125 times in and around her head, repeatedly stomped on her upper body, and spit on her. “Today’s agreement secures j…
Duo Charged In Connection To Main Street Shooting In Hudson Valley Duo Charged In Connection To Main Street Shooting In Hudson Valley
Duo Charged In Connection To Main Street Shooting In Hudson Valley A pair of Northern Westchester residents were indicted in connection with a July 2022 shooting that injured two people. It is alleged that on Friday, July 29, at approximately 9:15 p.m., a 17-year-old adolescent offender, while acting in concert with 18-year-old Shaynna Session, fired approximately 14 gunshots at a vehicle on Main Street in Peekskill, striking the vehicle and the two passengers inside, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah said. The victims were transported to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, where they underwent emergency treatment. The Pee…
Marketing Director Who Grew Up In Hudson Valley, Age 48, Leaves Behind 2 Young Sons Marketing Director Who Grew Up In Hudson Valley, Age 48, Leaves Behind 2 Young Sons
Marketing Director Who Grew Up In Hudson Valley, Age 48, Leaves Behind 2 Young Sons A woman who grew up in Westchester County and spent decades working in marketing has died at the age of 48. Carolyn Anne Beal, of Barrington, Rhode Island, died peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from cancer and its complications, according to her obituary. She grew up in Valhalla with her brothers David and Robert and graduated from Westlake High School. Her parents were Robert and Barbara Kirk. She went on to attend Boston College, where she met some of her closest friends, her obituary said. Beal is survived by her 14-year-old son Alexander and her 11-year-old son Nicholas, whom sh…
Dutchess County Man Nabbed For Hudson Valley Hit-run Crash, Police Say Dutchess County Man Nabbed For Hudson Valley Hit-run Crash, Police Say
Dutchess County Man Nabbed For Hudson Valley Hit-run Crash, Police Say A man was nabbed after he struck a pedestrian with a van he was driving and fled from the scene in the area, authorities said. The incident occurred in Northern Westchester at 8:15 a.m., Friday, July 22 in Mount Kisco, at Main Street and Bedford Road (Route 117). The woman who was crossing the street in front of Northern Westchester Hospital Center was struck by a white van, which immediately turned on to South Bedford Road and fled eastbound into Bedford, said Kieran O'Leary, spokesman for the Westchester County Police. The pedestrian suffered a head injury and was aided at the scene…
Multiple Agencies Respond To Hazmat Situation At Costco In Hudson Valley Multiple Agencies Respond To Hazmat Situation At Costco In Hudson Valley
Multiple Agencies Respond To Hazmat Situation At Costco In Hudson Valley Multiple agencies responded to a "hazmat incident" at a Costco in Westchester County. Firefighters received a report of smoke in the Costco located in Port Chester at 1 Westchester Ave. at about 2:10 p.m. on Monday, June 20, according to the Port Chester Police Department. Authorities determined that the smoke wasn't from a fire, but that there was a large freon leak on the second floor of the building, the fire department reported. The cause of the leak remains under investigation, officials said. Units from Rye Brook, Purchase, the town and village of Mamaroneck, Rye, Valhalla, and Port…
New Update: Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder After Dutchess Assault New Update: Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder After Dutchess Assault
New Update: Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder After Dutchess Assault The identities of both the suspect and victim have been released following a serious assault at a storage facility in the area. The assault took place at the EZ Storage facility in Dutchess County around 8:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18 on Route 9D in the town of Fishkill. The suspect, now identified as Jamal A. Alsayes, age 46, of Middletown, was taken into custody without incident when troopers arrived at the scene. On Saturday, Feb. 19, state police announced Alsayes has been charged with first-degree attempted murder. The male victim was transported to Westchester Medical Center by…
Hudson Valley Man Convicted On One Of Two Charges In Double-Fatal Crash Hudson Valley Man Convicted On One Of Two Charges In Double-Fatal Crash
Hudson Valley Man Convicted On One Of Two Charges In Double-Fatal Crash A Northern Westchester man has been found guilty of one of two serious charges in connection with a wrong-way, head-on crash that left two people dead. Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8, that after a four-week-long bench trial, Somers resident Jaime Paucar was found guilty for a crash he caused while intoxicated, which resulted in the death of two Ardsley residents. Paucar, age 52, was found guilty on Monday, Feb. 7, of two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, but was found not guilty of the more serious charge of second-degree murder, s…
Volunteer Fireman In Hudson Valley Dies At Age 36 Volunteer Fireman In Hudson Valley Dies At Age 36
Volunteer Fireman In Hudson Valley Dies At Age 36 A volunteer firefighter from Westchester County has died at the age of 36. Christopher Colasacco died on Wednesday, Jan. 19, according to his obituary. He was a graduate of Harrison High School and worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Town of Harrison. He was also a volunteer firefighter for the Harrison Fire Department, the Valhalla Fire Department and the West Harrison Fire Department, his obituary reads. He was the son of Raymond and Kim Colasacco, the husband of Cynthia Nagle, and the father of Colton. A visitation is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, a…
Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Attempted Murder As Hate Crime Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Attempted Murder As Hate Crime
Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Attempted Murder As Hate Crime A Northern Westchester man will spend more than a decade behind bars after being sentenced for stabbing a Black teen during an unprovoked dispute last year. Ossining resident Robert McCallion, age 36, was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to a host of charges earlier this year after he stabbed a teenager repeatedly and attacked a medical professional at the Westchester County Jail. In September, McCallion pleaded guilty to:  Attempted murder; Attempted murder as a hate crime; Two counts of first-degree assault; Two counts of assault as a hate crime; Two counts of …
Former HS Athlete In Hudson Valley Dies Suddenly At Age 28 Former HS Athlete In Hudson Valley Dies Suddenly At Age 28
Former HS Athlete In Hudson Valley Dies Suddenly At Age 28 A 28-year-old former high school athlete has died suddenly at her home in Westchester. Christina P. Carpenito, age 28, of Valhalla, died Tuesday, Nov. 2 at her residence.  Known as being a talented singer and talented artist, she attended Valhalla High School and was a member of the varsity volleyball team. Carpenito was born on Oct. 24, 1993, to Michael and Jeanne P. (Feeney) Carpenito in White Plains. She is survived by her father, Michael Carpenito, her mother, Jeanne P. Steinberg, and stepfather, Lyle of Pound Ridge, and by her siblings, Jennifer McCrain of Bushkill, Pennsylvania…
Singer From Hudson Valley To Appear On Season Premiere Of NBC's 'The Voice' Singer From Hudson Valley To Appear On Season Premiere Of NBC's 'The Voice'
Singer From Hudson Valley To Appear On Season Premiere Of NBC's 'The Voice' A new contestant appearing on the season premiere of the super popular "The Voice," is from the area. Westchester resident David Vogel, of Valhalla, will have his chance to impress the judges on Monday, Sept. 20 when he hits the stage. The show airs on NBC at 8 p.m. According to Vogel's Instagram page, he started writing songs when he was age 13 or 14 and loves to play his acoustic guitar. He describes himself as "a starry-eyed lover.” He said songwriting and performing was something he always wanted to do, but it didn't come easy for him, and still doesn't. "I wrote a lot of songs over …
Purported MS-13 Street Gang Member Threatens Area Man For Escort Payment Purported MS-13 Street Gang Member Threatens Area Man For Escort Payment
Purported MS-13 Street Gang Member Threatens Area Man For Escort Payment A person claiming to be an MS-13 street gang member has been terrorizing a Northern Westchester man with a barrage of threats if he fails to pay him after hiring an escort, police said. A Valhalla man reported to the North Castle Police Department on Sunday, Sept. 12 that the previous night he had contacted an escort for the evening, and has since been receiving messages from someone claiming to be her pimp. According to the complainant, after contacting the escort, he began receiving messages from her “pimp” who claimed to be an MS-13 member, demanding $2,000. To further his threat, the a…
COVID-19: Four Cases Of Delta Variant Confirmed In Hudson Valley COVID-19: Four Cases Of Delta Variant Confirmed In Hudson Valley
Covid-19: Four Cases Of Delta Variant Confirmed In Hudson Valley New cases of the more transmissible, potentially more fatal Delta COVID-19 variant have been confirmed in the Hudson Valley. Four cases were recorded during the second week of July in Rockland County, officials announced after being alerted by the New York State Department of Health on Tuesday, July 27. The cases of the Delta variant were confirmed by the state through PCR testing. “We suspected it was here," Rockland County spokesman John Lyon said, "but now it’s documented. We continue to urge people to get vaccinated if they have not done so already."  According to New …
Hudson Valley Financier Who Went Missing While Jogging Found Dead Hudson Valley Financier Who Went Missing While Jogging Found Dead
Hudson Valley Financier Who Went Missing While Jogging Found Dead The body of a missing New York man who disappeared while jogging during a trip to Virginia has been found. According to Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith, the body of Bruce Rubin, age 61, of Westchester County, was found around noon on Monday, July 12 off a bluff in the Roaring Creek Gorge in Vesta, Virginia. Rubin, the chief operating officer, and chief compliance officer of the multibillion-dollar investment firm Westchester Capital Management in Valhalla, was found by sheriff's deputies and Primland Resort employees who had been searching since he was reported missing on Friday, July 2. …
Westchester County Police Continue Probe Of Apparent Suicide At Kensico Dam Park Westchester County Police Continue Probe Of Apparent Suicide At Kensico Dam Park
Westchester County Police Continue Probe Of Apparent Suicide At Kensico Dam Park Westchester County Police are continuing an investigation after a man was found dead who apparently jumped from the Kensico Dam in Valhalla. Earlier report: Man Jumps To His Death At Kensico Dam In Westchester, Police Say Westchester County Police said that the man in his late 50s was found around noontime on FRiday, June 18 in the northeast corner of the plaza at Kensico Dam Park, which is adjacent to the base of the dam in what is being investigated as an "apparent suicide."  Upon arrival, paramedics and first responders pronounced the man dead at the scene. Police said that th…