Contract Killing: Man Who Arranged Hudson Valley Neighbor's Murder Gets Life Sentence Contract Killing: Man Who Arranged Hudson Valley Neighbor's Murder Gets Life Sentence
Contract Killing: Man Who Arranged Hudson Valley Neighbor's Murder Gets Life Sentence A Hudson Valley man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for arranging his neighbor's murder. Orange County resident Enoch Lowe, age 25, of Wallkill, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in Orange County Court on Thursday, July 18, following convictions for murder and related charges in the death of Jeffrey Harris. Prosecutors said Lowe agreed to pay 24-year-old Damante Stansberry, of Middletown, $15,000 to kill the 53-year-old Harris, a neighbor with whom he had a longstanding feud. Earlier Report: Man Paid Friend To Stab Hudson Valley Neighbor To Dea…
Daredevil Street Racer Who Taunted Cops Arrested In North Jersey Burglary Spree, Police Say Daredevil Street Racer Who Taunted Cops Arrested In North Jersey Burglary Spree, Police Say
Daredevil Street Racer Who Taunted Cops Arrested In North Jersey Burglary Spree, Police Say A 19-year-old man who made headlines in May for taunting Newark police in viral videos is among three people who have been arrested in a string of burglaries across North Jersey, police said. New York City resident Anthony Ginestri, of Queens, who is known as Squeeze.Benz on social media, and a 16-year-old boy were identified as Fairfield Police Detective Rick Alves as two of the three suspects in the cases, the first of which happened on Feb. 6 at a Speedway Gas Station on Route 46 East, Fairfield, NJ police said. Police were called to the gas station just before 2 a.m., where a grey SUV w…
ID Released For HS Student Killed In Crash At Shopping Center In Hudson Valley ID Released For HS Student Killed In Crash At Shopping Center In Hudson Valley
ID Released For HS Student Killed In Crash At Shopping Center In Hudson Valley The identity has been released of a high school student who was killed in a crash at a shopping center in Westchester County. Click here for a new, updated story: HS Student Killed In Crash At Westchester Shopping Center Was Beloved Baseball Player The incident happened just after midnight on Saturday, July 13, in New Rochelle at the Horseshoe Shopping Center at 1062 Wilmot Road. Officers arrived on the scene and found a 2019 Honda Accord completely on fire.  The sole occupant in the vehicle was found in the driver's seat deceased, according to Captain J. Collin…
Metro-North Found Liable In 2015 Hudson Valley Crash That Killed 6: Jury Metro-North Found Liable In 2015 Hudson Valley Crash That Killed 6: Jury
Metro-North Found Liable In 2015 Hudson Valley Crash That Killed 6: Jury A jury has decided to hold Metro-North Railroad liable for a 2015 crash in Northern Westchester that killed six people and injured more than a dozen others.  The decision in the liability trial regarding the crash, which happened in Valhalla in February 2015, was reached on Tuesday, July 17.  Earlier Report - Deadliest Metro-North Crash Claimed, Changed Lives, But Crossing Unchanged On the day of the crash, Feb. 3, 2015, 49-year-old Ellen Brody of Edgemont had left her job in Chappaqua before encountering a traffic jam along the Taconic State Parkway in Mount Pleasant that f…
Slithery Surprise: 12-Foot Python Attacks Crews Responding To NY Water Main Break Slithery Surprise: 12-Foot Python Attacks Crews Responding To NY Water Main Break
Slithery Surprise: 12-Foot Python Attacks Crews Responding To NY Water Main Break It wasn’t exactly what crews expected to find on a busted pipe call. In the region, employees with the Albany Water Department got quite a scare on Friday, July 12, while responding to a broken 48-inch water transmission line in Tivoli Lake Preserve. Shortly after arriving on site, crews encountered a 12-foot-long snake. Albany Water initially identified the creature as a boa constrictor. Still, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) later clarified to Daily Voice that the serpent was actually a reticulated python measuring a whopping 12 feet, 10 inches long.  A DEC …
Fireball Traveling 34,000 MPH Over NYC Caused Loud Boom Heard Across Tristate: NASA Fireball Traveling 34,000 MPH Over NYC Caused Loud Boom Heard Across Tristate: NASA
Fireball Traveling 34,000 MPH Over NYC Caused Loud Boom Heard Across Tristate: NASA The mysterious boom heard and felt across the tristate area may have been caused by a meteor passing through the area, NASA says. Locals reported hearing thunder-like booms and rattling just after 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 16.  The USGS ruled out earthquakes, and residents across the tri-state reported witnessing fireballs to the American Meteor Society. After hours of anticipating, NASA confirmed a "daylight fireball" over New York City at 11:17 a.m. Reports filed on the American Meteor Society website permitted "a very crude determination of the trajectory of the meteor," …
Hudson Valley Man Driving High Sentenced After Crash Paralyzed Teen Hudson Valley Man Driving High Sentenced After Crash Paralyzed Teen
Hudson Valley Man Driving High Sentenced After Crash Paralyzed Teen A Hudson Valley man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to driving high on pot and causing a crash that paralyzed a teen. Orange County resident Chauncey Smith, age 23, of Pine Bush, was sentenced on Tuesday, July 16, to three to nine years in prison in connection with the Monday, August 14, 2023 crash, said Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler. The teenage victim, who was paralyzed as a result of the crash, spoke at sentencing about the impact the defendant’s crimes had on his life, Hoovler said. Smith admitted to the police that he had smoked marijuan…
Massive System Will Bring New Rounds Of Severe Storms, Possible Tornadoes: Here's Timing Massive System Will Bring New Rounds Of Severe Storms, Possible Tornadoes: Here's Timing
Massive System Will Bring New Rounds Of Severe Storms, Possible Tornadoes: Here's Timing A massive system stretching from the Midwest to the East will bring separate rounds of severe thunderstorms to the region amid high heat and humidity. According to the National Weather Service, the primary threats are locally damaging wind gusts that can down trees and power lines, along with heavy rainfall.  A few tornadoes are also possible, along with small hail. The first image above from AccuWeather.com shows areas in orange where severe storms are possible on Tuesday, July 16. The timing for the storms is from around 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. More severe weather is on trac…
Trump Expressed Interest In Holding Long Island Rally, County Exec Says Trump Expressed Interest In Holding Long Island Rally, County Exec Says
Trump Expressed Interest In Holding Long Island Rally, County Exec Says Former President Donald Trump has expressed interest in holding a rally on Long Island multiple times. Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman made the comment to ABC7 New York, the outlet reported on Monday, July 15. Blakeman said that the former president had mentioned wanting to host a rally in Nassau County “many times” and that his office had been in communication with his campaign staff to set the event up. Original Report - Donald Trump Rushed Off PA Stage After Apparent Shots Fired “I don’t know if any of that changes after what happened this weekend…obviously, they’re ve…
$26.1M Flood Mitigation Project Starts In Hudson Valley $26.1M Flood Mitigation Project Starts In Hudson Valley
$26.1M Flood Mitigation Project Starts In Hudson Valley Work has started on a $26.1 million flood mitigation project in Northern Westchester just east of the Hudson River. The project will elevate the Annsville Circle as well as a half-mile stretch along Route 6/Route 202 in the town of Cortlandt, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Monday, July 15. “Last July, dozens of state roads in the Hudson Valley were affected by one of the most intense and devastating storms in years, causing mass flooding and road closures, and overwhelming communities,” Hochul said. “Resilient infrastructure is necessary to ensure public safety, and this project in Wes…
Victim In Fatal Crash At Shopping Center In Hudson Valley ID'd As HS Student Victim In Fatal Crash At Shopping Center In Hudson Valley ID'd As HS Student
Victim In Fatal Crash At Shopping Center In Hudson Valley ID'd As HS Student A local high school student has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash at a shopping center in Westchester County. Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For HS Student Killed In Crash At Shopping Center In New Rochelle The incident happened just after midnight on Saturday, July 13, in New Rochelle at the Horseshoe Shopping Center at 1062 Wilmot Road. Officers arrived on the scene and found a 2019 Honda Accord completely on fire.  The sole occupant in the vehicle was found in the driver's seat deceased, according to Captain J. Collins Coyne, the com…
Severe Heat, High Humidity Will Pose Significant Health Risk To NYers, Hochul Warns Severe Heat, High Humidity Will Pose Significant Health Risk To NYers, Hochul Warns
Severe Heat, High Humidity Will Pose Significant Health Risk To NYers, Hochul Warns Gov. Kathy Hochul is warnig New Yorkers that severe heat and high humidity will pose a significant health risk from Monday, July 15, through Wednesday, July 17. Temperatures during that stretch are likely to bring dangerous heat indexes between 95 and 104 degrees across the entire state.  New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, Mohawk Valley, and Southern Tier, also have a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms in the afternoon into the evening on Monday. Air quality health advisories for ozone are also in effect for New York City and Long Island on Monday from 11 a.m. to 11 p…
Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally ID'd By Police Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally ID'd By Police
Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally ID'd By Police The two men who were shot during a Trump rally in Pennsylvania and left in critical condition have been identified by the Pennsylvania State Police on Sunday evening. David Dutch, 57 of New Kensington, PA, and James Copenhaver, 74 of Moon Township, PA, have serious injuries following the shooting by Thomas Matthew Crooks at the Trump rally on Saturday, July 13 but were listed in stable condition on Sunday, July 14, state police explained.   Former fire chief, Corey Comperatore, 50 of Sarver, was identified as the man who was shot dead, as Daily Voice previously reported. &nbs…
Costco Raising Membership Fees In US, Canada Costco Raising Membership Fees In US, Canada
Costco Raising Membership Fees In US, Canada The Costco Wholesale Corporation has announced membership hikes in the US and Canada for the first time in seven years, according to a news release by the company issued on Wednesday, July 10.  Costco opened the release sharing a June sales growth in the US of 5.6%, which is higher than the past 44 weeks of just 4.4%, the company experienced a decrease in revenue internationally.  On the heels of sharing that news, the company made the announcement about raising the membership fees in both the US and Canada beginning Sept. 1.  Annual memberships are rising $5 making them $65…
US Congressman's Nephew Shot In Neck At PA Trump Rally US Congressman's Nephew Shot In Neck At PA Trump Rally
US Congressman's Nephew Shot In Neck At PA Trump Rally A US congressman from Texas has announced that his nephew was shot while in the audience of former president Donald Trump's rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 13.  Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas's 13th District explained how his nephew was shot as follows, reading in part: "My family was sitting in the front, near where the President was speaking. They heard shots ringing out — my nephew then realized he had blood on his neck and something had grazed and cut his neck. He was treated by the providers in the medical tent." Jackson's nephew was not among the two audience members who wer…
Former Fire Chief Shot Dead At Trump Rally In Pennsylvania, Family Says Former Fire Chief Shot Dead At Trump Rally In Pennsylvania, Family Says
Former Fire Chief Shot Dead At Trump Rally In Pennsylvania, Family Says A former fire chief has been identified as the member of the audience shot dead during a Trump rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 13.  Former Buffalo Township Fire Chief, Corey Comperatore, 50 of Sarver, PA, has been identified on social media by his family as the man killed by a bullet aimed at former president Donald Trump by Thomas Matthew Crooks. His community has been mourning its sudden loss on Facebook: REST IN PEACE Corey Comperatore Gone too soon. Father, friend, and patriot. Will never be forgotten. May his memory live on as an example to all of us. God Bless …
Here's What We Know About PA Man ID'd As Trump's Attempted Assassin: FBI Here's What We Know About PA Man ID'd As Trump's Attempted Assassin: FBI
Here's What We Know About PA Man ID'd As Trump's Attempted Assassin: FBI The rooftop shooter at former president Donald Trump's campaign rally has been identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Sunday, July 14.  Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20 of Bethel Park, PA, was shot and killed by officials while still on the roof of a manufacturing plant about 130 yards, from the rally according to statements by officials.  Crooks had no criminal record, was a registered Republican, and previously donated to the liberal voter turnout group, Progressive Turnout Project, through ActBlue in January 2021, according to public records.  When he graduated fro…
Aggressive, Hungry Black Bear Returns To NY Home Shortly After Destroying Kitchen Aggressive, Hungry Black Bear Returns To NY Home Shortly After Destroying Kitchen
Aggressive, Hungry Black Bear Returns To NY Home Shortly After Destroying Kitchen An aggressive black bear apparently searching for food destroyed the kitchen of an upstate New York home and then returned to the residence shortly after the break in. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation said an officer received a report of the incident in  Washington County on Friday, June 21 in the town of White Creek, located about halfway between Saratoga Springs and Albany. While the officer was at the residence reviewing photos of the bear, the animal returned to the yard and became aggressive.  DEC wildlife experts provided technical …
3-Year-Old From Hudson Valley Killed After Being Struck By SUV 3-Year-Old From Hudson Valley Killed After Being Struck By SUV
3-Year-Old From Hudson Valley Killed After Being Struck By SUV A 3-year-old girl from Westchester was killed after being struck by an SUV while crossing the street in New York City. The incident happened just after 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11 in Manhattan at West 135th Street and Lenox Avenue, outside of Harlem Hospital. According to ABC 7, The driver of the Nissan SUV attempted to take the toddler by foot to the hospital, but she was pronounced dead. She has been identified as Jaynelyse Valdez of New Rochelle. Her 2-year-old brother sustained minor injuries, ABC 7 reported. Click here to read the ABC 7 report.
Person Found Dead Inside Burning Vehicle At Shopping Center In Westchester Person Found Dead Inside Burning Vehicle At Shopping Center In Westchester
Person Found Dead Inside Burning Vehicle At Shopping Center In Westchester An investigation is underway after a person was found dead inside a burning vehicle at a shopping center in Westchester County. Click here for a new, updated story - Victim In Fatal Crash At Shopping Center In Westchester ID'd As HS Student The incident happened just after midnight on Saturday, July 13, in New Rochelle at the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center at 1062 Wilmot Road. Officers arrived on the scene and found a 2019 Honda Accord completely on fire.  The sole occupant in the vehicle was found in the driver's seat deceased, according to Captain J. Co…
Update: Abused Dog On Mend After Being Found Emaciated In Hudson Valley Animal Cruelty Case Update: Abused Dog On Mend After Being Found Emaciated In Hudson Valley Animal Cruelty Case
Update: Abused Dog On Mend After Being Found Emaciated In Hudson Valley Animal Cruelty Case A dog that was found severely emaciated in the Hudson Valley is in the process of gaining her strength back following the arrest of her owner on animal cruelty charges, officials said. Abby, an 8-year-old Catahoula leopard mix dog, was rescued after being found in a state of severe emaciation at a Putnam County residence in Kent on Chief Nimham Drive on Sunday, June 23.  Earlier Report - Kent Woman Accused Of Animal Neglect After Dog Found Severely Emaciated After the discovery, Abby's owner, Shannon McMahon of Kent, age 42, was arrested by the Putnam County SPCA a…
Courtroom Stunner: Judge Tosses Manslaughter Case Against Alec Baldwin In On-Set Shooting Courtroom Stunner: Judge Tosses Manslaughter Case Against Alec Baldwin In On-Set Shooting
Courtroom Stunner: Judge Tosses Manslaughter Case Against Alec Baldwin In On-Set Shooting Actor Alec Baldwin will not face criminal charges in connection with the on-set shooting that killed a cinematographer, CNN reports. In a stunning development Friday afternoon, July 12, a judge in Santa Fe, New Mexico dismissed the involuntary manslaughter charge against Baldwin stemming from the 2021 death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, citing prosecutorial misconduct, according to the outlet. Judge Mary Marlowe threw out the case with prejudice, meaning it cannot be brought again, after finding that law enforcement intentionally concealed evidence that prevented Baldwin from pr…
Journalist Rallies Help For Hudson Valley Family Hoping To Build Therapy Pool For Son Journalist Rallies Help For Hudson Valley Family Hoping To Build Therapy Pool For Son
Journalist Rallies Help For Hudson Valley Family Hoping To Build Therapy Pool For Son A former news anchor is coming to the aid of a Westchester family hoping to raise enough money to build a therapy pool for their young son facing a challenging genetic disorder.  Karen Swensen, a former news anchor for WWL-TV based in New Orleans, is spearheading efforts to assist Port Chester residents Kristin Testerman and Steven Santiago in constructing a sanctuary pool at their new home for their 11-year-old son, Lucas.  Lucas is affected by a rare genetic disorder that has caused him to go blind and struggle with serious physical and medical obstacles. Lucas, who has no eyes…
$400K, 415 Pounds Of Pot Seized In Rockland County Zava Smoke Shops Investigation $400K, 415 Pounds Of Pot Seized In Rockland County Zava Smoke Shops Investigation
$400K, 415 Pounds Of Pot Seized In Rockland County Zava Smoke Shops Investigation Five corporations and three people have pleaded guilty following an investigation into multiple smoke shops in the Hudson Valley that netted more than $400,000 and 405 pounds of pot. Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh II announced Wednesday, July 10, that three individuals and five corporations that were involved in a year-long investigation into Rockland County smoke shops, said  have pleaded guilty, The investigation began on Monday, March 4, when the DA's Office, the New York Office of Homeland Security Investigations, New York State agencies, and local police …
Hudson Valley's Sean 'Diddy' Combs Subject Of Federal Criminal Investigation: Report Hudson Valley's Sean 'Diddy' Combs Subject Of Federal Criminal Investigation: Report
Hudson Valley's Sean 'Diddy' Combs Subject Of Federal Criminal Investigation: Report A federal criminal investigation is focusing on well-known hip-hop artist and longtime New Yorker Sean "Diddy" Combs, according to a report by NBC.  Combs, a 54-year-old New York City native who grew up in Westchester County in Mount Vernon, was told that he is a focus of an ongoing criminal investigation being conducted by federal authorities in the Southern District of New York, NBC reported.  The outlet added that as part of the probe, a federal grand jury is hearing evidence. There is nothing to suggest that charges are coming, though.  Combs has not received a lett…
NY Police Chief Arrested On Harassment, Unlawful Imprisonment Charges Days After Promotion NY Police Chief Arrested On Harassment, Unlawful Imprisonment Charges Days After Promotion
NY Police Chief Arrested On Harassment, Unlawful Imprisonment Charges Days After Promotion A newly promoted police chief in upstate New York is facing criminal charges following a complaint from his estranged wife. In Washington County, Cambridge-Greenwich Police Chief Robert Danko was taken into custody Wednesday, July 10, on suspicion of harassment and unlawful imprisonment charges stemming from an alleged domestic incident. Sheriff's officials did not elaborate on the specific nature of the allegations. The arrest came exactly one week after the 44-year-old Danko, a resident of Salem, was sworn in as chief of police on Wednesday, July 3. He was released following his arraignm…
Rockland County To Give Away Narcan Through Paramedics Under New Program Rockland County To Give Away Narcan Through Paramedics Under New Program
Rockland County To Give Away Narcan Through Paramedics Under New Program To stem the skyrocketing number of opioid overdoses and deaths, Rockland County has implemented a program in which first responders can provide Narcan to the public when responding to overdose calls. Rockland County Executive Ed Day said on Wednesday, July 10, the new Leave-Behind Narcan Project enables Rockland paramedics to leave behind a free Narcan kit with any member of the public when on the scene for an emergency, including a patient, their family, or friends, or anyone on the scene who could assist in a future overdose.  In 2023, there were about 241 opioid overdoses in Rocklan…
Heroin Found On Rockland Driver Pepper Sprayed By Cops After Pursuit Through Yards, Police Say Heroin Found On Rockland Driver Pepper Sprayed By Cops After Pursuit Through Yards, Police Say
Heroin Found On Rockland Driver Pepper Sprayed By Cops After Pursuit Through Yards, Police Say A 50-year-old Rockland County man was found with heroin after leading a police pursuit over state lines, that ended with him hitting multiple vehicles — including police cars — in Mahwah, NJ on Tuesday evening, July 9, police said. Trouble began sometime around 5:15 p.m., when Eugene McDermott, of Tomkins Cove, NY fled the scene of a motor vehicle accident in Sloatsburg, Mahwah Police Lt. Michael Blondin said. Officers tried stopping McDermott, who was operating a Dodge pickup truck with significant damage, but he fled, Blondin said. McDermott struck several vehicles including a Suffern p…
Big Purple Bud Bus Guy From Rockland, Woman Nabbed After Series Of Raids Across NJ, NY: Cops Big Purple Bud Bus Guy From Rockland, Woman Nabbed After Series Of Raids Across NJ, NY: Cops
Big Purple Bud Bus Guy From Rockland, Woman Nabbed After Series Of Raids Across NJ, NY: Cops The New York owner of a popular cannabis company known for its fleet of purple buses and vans was taken into custody, as was a woman, on Wednesday, July 10, following a series of raids across New Jersey and New York, authorities said. Searches on Bill Schlette’s Bud Bus Inc. locations Hewitt, Manahawkin, Keyport, and West Nyack, NY turned up $200,000 in cash, according to West Milford Police Capt. Parrello. Back in May, West Milford police executed search warrants at five Bud Bus locations in town where 150 pounds of marijuana were seized, along with $11,000 in cash, police said. A warrant …
Hudson Valley's Pat Ryan Becomes 8th Democratic Congressman To Call On Biden To Quit Race Hudson Valley's Pat Ryan Becomes 8th Democratic Congressman To Call On Biden To Quit Race
Hudson Valley's Pat Ryan Becomes 8th Democratic Congressman To Call On Biden To Quit Race A prominent Hudson Valley representative is the eighth  Democratic Congressman to publicly call on President Joe Biden to step aside and make way for another candidate following his disastrous debate with former President Donald Trump. Rep. Pat Ryan, age 42, a moderate who represents the 18th District, which covers part of Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties, made the public announcement on Wednesday, July 10, telling The New York Times that “for the good of the country” he should step aside, to prevent a Trump return to the White House. The 18th district includes all of Orange Count…
18-year-Old Rockland Woman Killed In Bergen County Crash, Police Say 18-year-Old Rockland Woman Killed In Bergen County Crash, Police Say
18-year-Old Rockland Woman Killed In Bergen County Crash, Police Say An 18-year-old woman died and an 18-year-old man was hospitalized after the motorcycle they'd been riding on collided with a Jeep in Bergen County on Tuesday evening, July 9, authorities said. The 2019 Yamaha motorcycle, operated by the 18-year-old Haverstrawn, NY man, was heading east on E. Palisade Avenue in Englewood when it was struck by a Jeep Cherokee in the westbound lanes, that had been turning left onto Dana Place, Englewood Police Detective Lt. Fred Pulice said. The front driver's side of the Jeep collided with the Yamaha at the intersection, ejecting the Stony Point, NY woman and…