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 …
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…
Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Hudson Valley Investigation, Police Say Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Hudson Valley Investigation, Police Say
Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Hudson Valley Investigation, Police Say A suspected catalytic converter thief from New York has been nabbed over five years later following an investigation that began in Connecticut and spanned two states and three counties. Jeraud Anthony, age 38, of the Bronx, was arrested on multiple charges Monday, Feb. 12, in connection with a stolen catalytic converter outside a business in Fairfield County. According to Darien Police, a woman contacted officers in September 2018 saying that someone had cut the catalytic converter off of her vehicle outside Darien Sport Shop on Post Road (Route 1). A witness told police they saw a vehicle…
Blockbuster Hurricane Season Could Be Coming: 'Serious, Growing Concerns,' Says Forecaster Blockbuster Hurricane Season Could Be Coming: 'Serious, Growing Concerns,' Says Forecaster
Blockbuster Hurricane Season Could Be Coming: 'Serious, Growing Concerns,' Says Forecaster The return of La Niña and historically warm water across the Atlantic Ocean have some forecasters sounding the alarm about what could be a super-charged 2024 hurricane season. Those two factors will set the groundwork for a potentially blockbuster season, and there are already “serious and growing concerns," AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Jonathan Porter said. The season runs from Saturday, June 1 through Saturday, Nov. 30.  La Niña typically leads to more tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic due to reduced wind shear, or disruptive winds high in the atmosphere. "The …
Hudson Valley Man With 27 Arrests Busted Again For Robbery, Police Say Hudson Valley Man With 27 Arrests Busted Again For Robbery, Police Say
Hudson Valley Man With 27 Arrests Busted Again For Robbery, Police Say A man with 27 prior arrests who is on parole has been busted again for allegedly robbing a Hudson Valley gas station. Ulster County resident Michael J. Brooks, age 62, of Plattekill, was charged on Friday, Feb. 23 in the town of Lloyd. According to Lloyd Police Chief James Janso, Brooks robbed the Mobil gas station on Grand Street in Highland of $2,800 on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Brooks was charged with: Robbery Grand larceny Criminal possession of stolen property  He was remanded to the Ulster County Jail without bail.  Lloyd Police were assisted by the Town of Newburgh Polic…
Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Spring Valley Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Spring Valley
Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Spring 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 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…