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Nursing Home Employee Accused Of Attacking Disabled Resident In Westchester Nursing Home Employee Accused Of Attacking Disabled Resident In Westchester
Nursing Home Employee Accused Of Attacking Disabled Resident In Westchester A 51-year-old nursing home employee from the Hudson Valley faces charges after allegedly attacking a disabled resident in the Northern Westchester facility where she worked, police said. Dutchess County resident Jossette Thompson of Dover was arrested on Tuesday, June 11 in connection with the alleged attack, New York State Police announced on Wednesday, July 17.  According to authorities, while employed at The Paramount at Somers Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Somers at 189 Route 100, Thompson physically attacked a disabled resident at the facility.  After her arrest,…
'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Hosted Westchester Fundraiser 'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Hosted Westchester Fundraiser
'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Hosted Westchester Fundraiser A longtime Hollywood ally of Joe Biden who hosted a re-election fundraising event for the president at his Westchester estate this past spring is now casting doubts on the 81-year-old's ability to serve a second term in office.  In an interview with BBC, iconic actor Michael Douglas said it would be "hard to imagine" Biden serving another full term in office if he is re-elected, the outlet reported.  Douglas, who himself is 79 years old, personally hosted the fundraiser for Biden along with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, at their Irvington-on-Hudson residence on Thursday, April 2…
Potent Storm Knocks Out Power In Westchester Potent Storm Knocks Out Power In Westchester
Potent Storm Knocks Out Power In Westchester Thousands are without power after a severe storm swept through the Northeast. At around 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, a total of around 16,315 customers in New York are without electricity, according to poweroutage.us. Here's a breakdown by counties in the region: Dutchess - 5,999 Suffolk - 934  Ulster - 681 Putnam - 530 Greene - 344 Sullivan - 340 Columbia - 215 Rensselaer - 188 Nassau - 93 Westchester - 30 Saratoga - 28 Albany - 24 Orange - 13 Rockland - 0 A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect for the entire region from around midday to 7 p.m. Sunday. Check back to Daily Voice for…
Scammers Posing As Law Enforcement, Sending Fake Letters To Victims In Hudson Valley Scammers Posing As Law Enforcement, Sending Fake Letters To Victims In Hudson Valley
Scammers Posing As Law Enforcement, Sending Fake Letters To Victims In Hudson Valley Authorities in the region are warning residents of a scheme involving scammers posing as law enforcement and sending victims fake letters to convince them they are in trouble with the law.  The scam, detailed in an announcement from the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office on Friday, June 28, involves suspects contacting victims and posing as law enforcement before telling them they are wanted for a crime.  The Sheriff's Office added that the scammer will then tell the victim they need to pay cash to satisfy the warrant or charges.  To further convince victims that the request i…
Severe Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Westchester Severe Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Westchester
Severe Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Westchester Tens of thousands are without power after a severe storm swept through the Northeast overnight. At around 7 a.m. Thursday, June 27, a total of around 35,000 customers in New York are without electricity, according to poweroutage.us. Most of the outages are in areas farther north with a combined 27,110 outages in Orange, Dutchess, and Ulster counties. Here's a breakdown by counties in the region: Orange - 12,374 Dutchess - 11,459 Westchester - 3,600 Ulster - 3,277 Putnam - 1,215 Nassau - 1,191 Rockland - 1,066 Suffolk - 225 Sullivan - 23 Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
2.1 Earthquake Hits Hudson Valley, Loud Booms Heard 2.1 Earthquake Hits Hudson Valley, Loud Booms Heard
2.1 Earthquake Hits Hudson Valley, Loud Booms Heard Some Hudson Valley residents awoke to loud booms and mild shaking early in the morning after a mild earthquake or "seismic activity" hit the area. According to Dutchess County Emergency Management, the quake occurred around 3 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, originating in the town of Poughkeepsie between Sheafe Road and Camelot Road. The quake measured 2.1 on the Richter Scale, said the US Geological Survey. Residents on Facebook reported hearing loud booms in the region. One resident wrote: "Oh my goodness! Woke me out of my sleep I thought it was a gun being fired nearby it was so loud a…
Duo Nabbed After Stealing Belongings From Westchester Home, Police Say Duo Nabbed After Stealing Belongings From Westchester Home, Police Say
Duo Nabbed After Stealing Belongings From Westchester Home, Police Say A man and woman from the Hudson Valley both face burglary charges after allegedly stealing from a Northern Westchester residence, police announced.  Dutchess County residents Salvatore Daniele, age 41, and Audra Daniele, age 38, both from Poughkeepsie, were arrested after voluntarily surrendering themselves to Yorktown Police on Thursday, June 6 in connection with an April 2023 burglary, the department announced on Monday, June 10.  According to police, on April 15, 2023, the department received a report of a burglary that occurred within the town that morning.  Investig…
Vehicle Stolen From Hudson Valley Residence, Then Used To Commit Larcenies Vehicle Stolen From Hudson Valley Residence, Then Used To Commit Larcenies
Vehicle Stolen From Hudson Valley Residence, Then Used To Commit Larcenies Authorities in the Hudson Valley are warning residents to take precautions following multiple incidents of items taken from vehicles, as well as one instance of a car stolen from a residence and used to commit thefts.  The incidents, which all happened in Putnam County, were detailed in an announcement on Tuesday, June 18 from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, which said it has received numerous reports of items taken from unlocked vehicles throughout the county in the last few weeks. According to authorities, in one incident on Saturday, June 8, a vehicle was reported stolen from a …
Duo Nabbed In Jewelry Store Burglary Spree Targeting Hudson Valley Businesses Duo Nabbed In Jewelry Store Burglary Spree Targeting Hudson Valley Businesses
Duo Nabbed In Jewelry Store Burglary Spree Targeting Hudson Valley Businesses Two suspects are behind bars in connection with a string of jewelry store burglaries that targeted businesses in the Hudson Valley and Connecticut. In Dutchess County, police were called at around 4:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13, for a burglary in progress in Beacon at Sky Diamond Jewelers on Main Street. As officers arrived, the suspects were seen driving away from the scene.  Officers initially pursued the vehicle onto the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge but called off the chase “due to the unsafe speeds,” Beacon Police said. Investigators determined that the suspects broke into Sky Diamond Jew…
Man Charged After Abandoning 2 Dogs On Hudson Valley Road, Officials Say Man Charged After Abandoning 2 Dogs On Hudson Valley Road, Officials Say
Man Charged After Abandoning 2 Dogs On Hudson Valley Road, Officials Say A 64-year-old man faces criminal charges after allegedly abandoning two dogs on the side of a Hudson Valley road, authorities announced. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Thursday, June 6, when the Putnam County SPCA learned that two dachshund mix dogs had been found the day before by a good samaritan on Longfellow Drive in the Lake Carmel area of the town of Kent.  According to the SPCA, the dogs were then put into the custody of the Town of Kent Dog Control Officer Mary Madsen, who had learned they allegedly belonged to a Dutchess County resident from Wappingers Falls.  Fo…
Hudson Valley Woman Is One Of Newly ID'd Victims In Long Island Serial Murder Case Hudson Valley Woman Is One Of Newly ID'd Victims In Long Island Serial Murder Case
Hudson Valley Woman Is One Of Newly ID'd Victims In Long Island Serial Murder Case A woman who grew up in the Hudson Valley and is remembered by her family as a loving daughter has been identified as one of the newly identified victims of suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann. Related: Heuermann Used 'Planning Doc' For Gilgo Beach Murders: DA Heuermann was officially charged with the murder of Jessica Taylor, age 20, who grew up in Dutchess County in Poughkeepsie, on Thursday, June 6, on Long Island by Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney.  Suffolk County Police He was also charged with murdering a Brooklyn woman, Sandra Costil…
Quadruple Murder Case: Former Westchester Police Officer Receives Sentence Quadruple Murder Case: Former Westchester Police Officer Receives Sentence
Quadruple Murder Case: Former Westchester Police Officer Receives Sentence A former police officer at several municipalities in Westchester and Dutchess counties has received his sentence for killing four men in the Hudson Valley over missing drug money.  Orange County resident and former cop Nicholas Tartaglione of Otisville, age 56, was sentenced on Monday, June 10 to four consecutive life sentences for the killings in the town of Chester in Orange County following a botched cocaine deal in April 2016 at the Likquid Lounge.  The four victims were: Martin Luna, age 41,  Urbano Santiago, age 32,  Miguel Luna, age 25,  Hector G…
Hudson Valley Estate Listed At $28M Has Trio Of Connected Residences Hudson Valley Estate Listed At $28M Has Trio Of Connected Residences
Hudson Valley Estate Listed At $28M Has Trio Of Connected Residences If you are looking for a luxurious home that offers something for everyone and can afford $28 million, then a Hudson Valley estate for sale should fit nicely with your lifestyle. Located in Dutchess County in Millbrook, Canoe Hill has three residences connected, each with its unique vibe. According to Zillow, Canoe Hill features a central corridor, a west wing, and an east wing, all very different from the next and offering different architecture.   Constructed in the 1700s and moved to its current location and reassembled, Zillow says the central corridor serves as the hub of th…
Fear Not: Here’s Why ‘Kill’ Is Found In So Many NY Locale, Waterway Names Fear Not: Here’s Why ‘Kill’ Is Found In So Many NY Locale, Waterway Names
Fear Not: Here’s Why ‘Kill’ Is Found In So Many NY Locale, Waterway Names What’s in a name? In the case of these New York locales and waterways, nothing nearly as sinister as their titles may imply. Pull up Google Maps and you’ll notice that the Empire State is dotted with several towns ending in the suffix -kill: Northern Westchester’s Peekskill, Dutchess County’s Fishkill, and of course the picturesque Catskill Mountains, to name a few. Zoom in a bit further and you’ll spot winding creeks and rivers that are curiously referred to as kills: Normans Kill near Albany and Poesten Kill near Troy, for example. So, what gives? It turns out there’s a perfectly logical…
Bard Grad Killed On Sidewalk In Hudson Valley Hours After Commencement, Police Say Bard Grad Killed On Sidewalk In Hudson Valley Hours After Commencement, Police Say
Bard Grad Killed On Sidewalk In Hudson Valley Hours After Commencement, Police Say This story has been updated. A much beloved and soft-spoken Bard graduate was hit and killed on a Hudson Valley sidewalk hours after commencement. The incident occurred in Dutchess County around 10:30 p.m., Saturday, May 25, on North Broadway (Route 9) in Red Hook. According to Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, Linh Hong Nguyen, age 25, of Red Hook, was killed when a 2017 Ford Fusion traveling southbound on Broadway left the roadway and struck Nguyen on the sidewalk.  Nguyen was pronounced dead at the scene, and the vehicle operato…
'Melanie's Law' Closing Loophole That Led To Hudson Valley Mom's Killing Passes Assembly 'Melanie's Law' Closing Loophole That Led To Hudson Valley Mom's Killing Passes Assembly
'Melanie's Law' Closing Loophole That Led To Hudson Valley Mom's Killing Passes Assembly Two years after a young mother from New York was stabbed to death by her mother’s ex-boyfriend, state lawmakers have passed legislation aimed at closing the dangerous loophole that led to her killing. On Tuesday, May 21, the New York Assembly passed “Melanie’s Law,” allowing judges to expand orders of protection for immediate family members or household members of named victims of domestic violence, regardless of their age. The legislation is named after Melanie Chianese, who was stabbed to death on May 29, 2022, inside the Dutchess County residence in Wappingers Falls that she shared with …
FedEx Sued After Former Hudson Valley Driver Raped, Assaulted Teens FedEx Sued After Former Hudson Valley Driver Raped, Assaulted Teens
FedEx Sued After Former Hudson Valley Driver Raped, Assaulted Teens One of the victims of a former delivery driver in the region who was convicted of sexually assaulting three teens while on the job is now suing FedEx and the local parcel service for negligence. The lawsuit, which was filed on Monday, May 6, alleges that FedEx and the Dutchess County Parcel Service were negligent in the rape of a teen girl by Poughkeepsie resident Joshua J. Ginyard. This new suit comes less than four months after Ginyard, age 33, was released from prison on parole concerning the 2021 incident. Original Story: FedEx Driver Accused Of Raping, Sexually Abusing Teens…
High School Student Killed, 2 Others Injured In Hudson Valley Crash High School Student Killed, 2 Others Injured In Hudson Valley Crash
High School Student Killed, 2 Others Injured In Hudson Valley Crash  A high school student from the region was killed, another is in critical condition, and two other passengers were injured following an alleged high-speed crash in the region. Related: Hudson Valley Teen Killed In Crash Remembered For His Love Of Fishing The incident occurred in Dutchess County shortly before noon on Wednesday, May 15, on South Quaker Lane in Hyde Park. According to Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, Hyde Park officers responded to reports of a crash on South Quaker Lane near Honeywell Lane. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the collisi…
Drug Dealer Linked To Fatal Overdose In Hudson Valley Gets Prison Time: Here's His Sentence Drug Dealer Linked To Fatal Overdose In Hudson Valley Gets Prison Time: Here's His Sentence
Drug Dealer Linked To Fatal Overdose In Hudson Valley Gets Prison Time: Here's His Sentence A 47-year-old Hudson Valley drug dealer who sold a dangerous drug concoction connected to a fatal overdose will spend years in prison, officials announced.  Putnam County resident William Mancusi III of Kent was sentenced to nine years in state prison for selling a dangerous combination of heroin and fentanyl on two occasions, Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy announced on Tuesday, May 14.  Earlier Report - Drug Dealer From Kent Convicted After Being Linked To Fatal Overdose: 'Career Criminal' According to Tendy's office, the events leading to Mancusi's sentencin…
Missing Man From Westchester ID'd As Body That Washed Ashore On Hudson River Missing Man From Westchester ID'd As Body That Washed Ashore On Hudson River
Missing Man From Westchester ID'd As Body That Washed Ashore On Hudson River The New York State Police and the State Medical Examiner's Office have confirmed that the remains of a missing area man washed ashore in the Hudson Valley over the weekend. Related: Seen Him? Missing Man Last Spotted In Poughkeepsie According to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police, the body of Nicholas Faust, age 43, formerly a resident of both Ulster County (Marlborough) and Northern Westchester (Peekskill), has been identified as the body found on the Poughkeepsie shoreline on Saturday, May 4.  The investigation has determined that there was no evidence of foul play…
School Superintendent In Hudson Valley Accepts Post In Nearby District School Superintendent In Hudson Valley Accepts Post In Nearby District
School Superintendent In Hudson Valley Accepts Post In Nearby District After six years, a Hudson Valley superintendent has announced his upcoming move to a nearby district to remain closer to his family. Superintendent Phil Benante of Putnam County's Haldane Central School District announced on Tuesday, April 30 that he was appointed head of the Arlington Central School District in Dutchess County, according to a letter written to the district community.  In his letter, Benante wrote that he chose to move to the Arlington district because it would allow him to work closer to his family.  The Arlington district includes parts of Beekman, La Gran…
Severed Remains Case: 2 Charged With Murdering Westchester Couple As Gruesome Details Revealed Severed Remains Case: 2 Charged With Murdering Westchester Couple As Gruesome Details Revealed
Severed Remains Case: 2 Charged With Murdering Westchester Couple As Gruesome Details Revealed Months after the mutilated remains of a Hudson Valley couple were found strewn across Long Island, prosecutors have charged two suspects with their murders. Jeffrey Mackey, age 36, and Alexis Nieves, age 33, both of Amityville, were arraigned on additional charges of murder and related offenses in Suffolk County Court on Friday, April 26 in the killings of Malcolm Brown and Donna Conneely. Prosecutors said the couple was stabbed to death after entering Mackey and Nieves’ Amityville residence on Railroad Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Earlier Report: Dismembering Dead Body Would Be Fel…
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valley ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valley
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valley The identity has been released of a man who was killed after being struck by a Metro-North train in the Hudson Valley.  The incident happened on the railroad's Harlem Line in Dutchess County at around 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Appalachian Trail station in Pawling, according to the MTA. On Sunday morning, April 21, MTA Deputy Communications Director Aaron Donovan identified the man who was struck as being from Connecticut: Fairfield County resident James Hare, age 62, of Newtown. Original report - Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valle…
Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valley Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valley
Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valley A person was killed after being struck by a Metro-North train overnight in the region. Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Train In Hudson Valley The incident happened on the railroad's Harlem Line in Dutchess County at around 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Appalachian Trail station in Pawling, according to the MTA. The identity of the person has not yet been released. Service was suspended between Wassaic and Southeast from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Employee Uses Company Credit Card To Make $12K In Fraudulent Purchases In Hudson Valley: Police Employee Uses Company Credit Card To Make $12K In Fraudulent Purchases In Hudson Valley: Police
Employee Uses Company Credit Card To Make $12K In Fraudulent Purchases In Hudson Valley: Police A man faces a grand larceny charge after allegedly using his former employer's company credit card to make tens of thousands of dollars worth of unauthorized purchases in the Hudson Valley, police said. Dutchess County resident Joshua Queen of Hyde Park, age 42, was arrested by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, April 10 on charges connected to his alleged unauthorized use of a company credit card belonging to his former Philipstown-based employer, the Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday, April 16. According to authorities, in July 2023, a Putnam Sheriff's deputy responded t…
Developing: 15 Protestors Charged After Closing Down Bridge In Hudson Valley Developing: 15 Protestors Charged After Closing Down Bridge In Hudson Valley
Developing: 15 Protestors Charged After Closing Down Bridge In Hudson Valley New York State Police arrested 15 people during a protest calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict after they shut down parts of a major highway and a bridge.  The incident occurred in Dutchess County on I-84 and the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge around 8 a.m., Monday, April 15. According to Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police, the bridge was closed for approximately 45 minutes for state police to clear the bridge and detain the protestors. During the protest, traffic was backed up on I-84 in Dutchess County from East Fishkill to the bridge. Hicks said the protesters c…
Charges Upgraded To Murder In Hudson Valley 'Gator' Stabbing Case Charges Upgraded To Murder In Hudson Valley 'Gator' Stabbing Case
Charges Upgraded To Murder In Hudson Valley 'Gator' Stabbing Case Charges against one of two residents in the region charged in the stabbing of a man in a fight over tools have been upgraded to murder after the victim died days later in a case involving. the presence of an alligator. Related: Live Alligator Discovered At Scene Of Stabbing In Pawling Residence Dutchess County resident Giuseppe Vassallo, age 43, of Pawling, who was initially charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of Nathaniel Vieira, age 42, also of Pawling, on Saturday, March 2, saw his charges increased to murder on Thursday, April 11, said Sinead McLoughlin of the Dutc…
Grave Affair: Inaugural Cemetery Cleanup Day Seeking NY Volunteers Grave Affair: Inaugural Cemetery Cleanup Day Seeking NY Volunteers
Grave Affair: Inaugural Cemetery Cleanup Day Seeking NY Volunteers If you enjoy a quiet working environment and don’t mind rubbing elbows with a few ghosts, this could be the opportunity for you. The New York State Department of State is looking for volunteers to take part in the first annual “Caring for Your Cemetery Day,” on Saturday, April 27. Organizers said the idea is to raise awareness of the hard work and dedication that goes into caring for and preserving cemeteries, especially heading into the spring season. The department is also hoping to gin up more interest in cemeteries among younger people and recruit future volunteers or even officers and…
Retired Police Sergeant Who Served For Decades In Westchester Dies Retired Police Sergeant Who Served For Decades In Westchester Dies
Retired Police Sergeant Who Served For Decades In Westchester Dies A police department in Westchester has announced the death of one of its former members who spent his life serving his community and country.  Dutchess County resident Andrew Fischer, Sr., a retired Eastchester Police sergeant, died on Tuesday, April 9 at the age of 84, according to his obituary. Fischer, an Air Force veteran who served during the Vietnam War era, joined the department in 1964 and served until his retirement in 1987 after 23 years, according to Eastchester Police. Born in Yonkers in 1939, Fischer was also an avid outdoorsman in addition to his career in law enfor…
DWI Arrests: Deputy Injured After Being Hit By Drunk Driver In Hudson Valley, Sheriff Says DWI Arrests: Deputy Injured After Being Hit By Drunk Driver In Hudson Valley, Sheriff Says
DWI Arrests: Deputy Injured After Being Hit By Drunk Driver In Hudson Valley, Sheriff Says Several people face charges after driving drunk in the Hudson Valley, including a woman who struck a sheriff deputy's vehicle, authorities said.  The arrests happened in Putnam County between Friday, April 5, and Sunday, April 7, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday, April 8.  The first incident occurred on Friday, April 5 around 10:45 p.m., when a sheriff's deputy's vehicle was struck by another car that crossed into his lane while traveling north on Peekskill Hollow Road in Putnam Valley. The deputy suffered injuries to his eye and hand and was taken to Hudson …
19-Year-Old Caught With Ghost Gun, Magazine After Westchester Traffic Stop: Police 19-Year-Old Caught With Ghost Gun, Magazine After Westchester Traffic Stop: Police
19-Year-Old Caught With Ghost Gun, Magazine After Westchester Traffic Stop: Police A 19-year-old from the Hudson Valley was jailed after he was caught with a ghost gun during a traffic stop in Northern Westchester, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident on Sunday, April 7 just after 2 a.m., when a Yorktown Police officer saw a vehicle traveling on Bargar Street with a missing headlight and pulled it over at 3700 Bargar St. near the Mobil gas station.  According to the department, an investigation during the traffic stop revealed that the driver, Dutchess County resident Jamil Patterson of Poughkeepsie, age 19, had a 9mm unserialized ghost gun and a ma…