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Netflix Movie Being Shot In Hudson Valley Casting For Multiple Roles Netflix Movie Being Shot In Hudson Valley Casting For Multiple Roles
Netflix Movie Being Shot In Hudson Valley Casting For Multiple Roles A Netflix movie that will be produced in the region is casting to fill multiple roles. According to backstage.com, “A Song in the Dark” will be shot in Orange County from Monday, Sept. 16 to Friday, Oct. 18, in Middletown and in the surrounding areas of the Hudson Valley. One role is to play a lead female actor named Shannon Harper with the age range from 18 to 25. Casting is also being conducted for the roles of lead male actor John. Harper (ages 40 to 55) and lead female actor Elsa Harper (ages 40 to 50). The roles of Shannon Harper and John Harper pay $3,500 per week for an estimated f…
Contract Killing: Man Paid Friend To Stab Hudson Valley Neighbor To Death, Jury Finds Contract Killing: Man Paid Friend To Stab Hudson Valley Neighbor To Death, Jury Finds
Contract Killing: Man Paid Friend To Stab Hudson Valley Neighbor To Death, Jury Finds A Hudson Valley man has been convicted in a murder-for-hire deal that saw his 53-year-old neighbor stabbed to death. Orange County resident Enoch Lowe, age 25, of Wallkill, was found guilty of first-degree murder and related charges by an Orange County jury on Thursday, May 16. Prosecutors said Lowe agreed to pay 24-year-old Damante Stansberry, of Middletown, $15,000 to kill his neighbor, with whom he had a longstanding feud. Earlier Report: Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Paying Friend To Kill His Neighbor The victim was found dead from multiple stab wounds inside his detached garage…
Man Sets Fire To Hudson Valley Home Of Trooper's Father After Getting Traffic Tickets: DA Man Sets Fire To Hudson Valley Home Of Trooper's Father After Getting Traffic Tickets: DA
Man Sets Fire To Hudson Valley Home Of Trooper's Father After Getting Traffic Tickets: DA A 26-year-old has been accused of setting fire to the Hudson Valley home of a state trooper’s father after being issued traffic tickets. According to Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler, the man, Tyler Williams, was pulled over and issued traffic tickets by a trooper while driving in Middletown on the evening of Dec. 20, 2023.  Early the next morning, a fire was started at the home of the trooper’s father in Warwick.  After a five-month investigation and the execution of over 20 judicially-authorized search warrants, largely focused on digital forensics, as well as n…
Support Swells For Marine Vet Hospitalized In Westchester After Serious Crash Support Swells For Marine Vet Hospitalized In Westchester After Serious Crash
Support Swells For Marine Vet Hospitalized In Westchester After Serious Crash A fundraising campaign has raised tens of thousands of dollars to help a Marine Corps veteran and martial arts school manager who was seriously injured in a Hudson Valley crash. Marine Corps veteran Mickaëlla "Micka" Nugent was seriously injured in a crash in the Orange County village of Harriman on Friday, April 12.  She was then rushed to Garnet Medical Center in Middletown before being airlifted to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, where she currently remains.  Because Nugent, a graduate of Mamaroneck High School, was critically injured, she faces rising medica…
Undercover Operation Leads To Arrest Of Hudson Valley Man For Attempted Rape Undercover Operation Leads To Arrest Of Hudson Valley Man For Attempted Rape
Undercover Operation Leads To Arrest Of Hudson Valley Man For Attempted Rape A lengthy undercover operation has led to the arrest of a Hudson Valley man for attempted rape and other charges. After completing the five-week investigation, New York State Police say it determined Putnam County resident Ravi Masand, age 46, traveled in his vehicle from his residence located in the hamlet of Mahopac to Orange County with the intention to meet a 10-year-old Middletown girl to engage in various sexual acts.  Masand planned to produce, sell, and distribute sex videos and images of the girl, said police. Masand was arrested on Thursday, April 4 …
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Westchester, Region For Winter Storm New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Westchester, Region For Winter Storm
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Westchester, Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that is sweeping through the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County Peekskill 10.3 inches 1000 AM 02/13 Public Croton-on-Hudso 10.5 inches 12:45 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission North Salem/Peach Lake 10.0 inches 0430 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission Croton-on-Hudson …
Duo At Large: New Details Emerge After Double-Fatal Hit-Run Crash In Hudson Valley Duo At Large: New Details Emerge After Double-Fatal Hit-Run Crash In Hudson Valley
Duo At Large: New Details Emerge After Double-Fatal Hit-Run Crash In Hudson Valley New information has been released after two people were killed in a hit-and-run crash in the Hudson Valley. It happened just after 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 in Orange County on Route 6 in the town of Woodbury. The chain of events began when a New York State Park Police officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on the Palisades Interstate Parkway near Exit 17. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop at which time the vehicle failed to comply and fled., according to New York State Police. The Park Police officer terminated pursuing the vehicle and obs…
Prominent Westchester County Anti-Gun Director Sentenced To Prison Prominent Westchester County Anti-Gun Director Sentenced To Prison
Prominent Westchester County Anti-Gun Director Sentenced To Prison A prominent Hudson Valley anti-gun leader has been sentenced to prison for drug trafficking in the region. Westchester County resident Michael Rodrigues, age 49, of Yonkers, was sentenced Thursday, Jan. 4, in Orange County Court to 10 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision. He pled guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy, said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler.  Rodriguez is the director of Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence (B.R.A.G.), which is a prominent anti-violence program that receives government mon…
New Update: Classes Canceled For Day At School In Hudson Valley After Violent Attack New Update: Classes Canceled For Day At School In Hudson Valley After Violent Attack
New Update: Classes Canceled For Day At School In Hudson Valley After Violent Attack New update: A school in the Hudson Valley has been closed for the day following a violent attack in which two students were injured in a reported stabbing. Click here for an updated story: 13-Year-Old Charged For Monhagen Middle School Stabbing In Middletown The incident occurred in Orange County around 8 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Monhagen Middle School in Middletown. "We have just completed a full physical grid check of the entire Monhagen Middle School campus," said school officials. "The situation was isolated to one area of the building." All roads leading to the school wil…
3 Injured, 1 Critically In Multi-Vehicle I-84 Crash Involving 2 Westchester Drivers 3 Injured, 1 Critically In Multi-Vehicle I-84 Crash Involving 2 Westchester Drivers
3 Injured, 1 Critically In Multi-Vehicle I-84 Crash Involving 2 Westchester Drivers One person was critically injured and two others received minor injuries in a four-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. The crash took place in Orange County in the town of Deerpark on I-84 near mile marker 1.4, said Trooper Steven Nevel, of the New York State Police. A preliminary investigation revealed that Frances Taillard, age 67, from Montague, New Jersey was driving a 2017 GMC Sierra when he entered I-84 and was traveling west in the eastbound lanes when he struck a Dodge Durango head-on, Nevel said. Nevel said he then struck a Jeep Grand Cherokee, causing the Sierra to strike a Lexu…
Anti-Gun Leader From Westchester Admits Supplying Cocaine To Hudson Valley Drug Ring: DA Anti-Gun Leader From Westchester Admits Supplying Cocaine To Hudson Valley Drug Ring: DA
Anti-Gun Leader From Westchester Admits Supplying Cocaine To Hudson Valley Drug Ring: DA The 49-year-old director of a prominent anti-gun violence program from Westchester has admitted to supplying cocaine to narcotics dealers in the Hudson Valley, officials announced.  Yonkers resident Michael Rodriguez, age 49, pleaded guilty to drug and conspiracy charges on Thursday, Oct. 12 in Orange County Court, Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler announced.  Earlier Report: Anti-Gun Leader Busted As Alleged Kingpin Of Orange County Drug Network Rodriguez is the Director of Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence (B.R.A.G.), an anti-violence program…
Double-Fatal Bus Crash Update: 3 Students In Critical Condition Hospitalized In Westchester Double-Fatal Bus Crash Update: 3 Students In Critical Condition Hospitalized In Westchester
Double-Fatal Bus Crash Update: 3 Students In Critical Condition Hospitalized In Westchester As school bells rang and a new day started for students at a Long Island high school where five of their fellow classmates remain in critical condition following a horrific bus crash that killed two adults, state, and federal officials are investigating the incident. The Orange County crash happened at around 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, on I-84 in the town of Wawayanda, near Exit 15A. The charter bus carrying marching band members from Farmingdale High School in Nassau County was heading to Greeley, Pennsylvania for band camp when one of the six buses carrying students went through the wi…
New Update: 1 Dead In I-84 Bus Crash With 50 HS Students Aboard In Hudson Valley, Officials Say New Update: 1 Dead In I-84 Bus Crash With 50 HS Students Aboard In Hudson Valley, Officials Say
New Update: 1 Dead In I-84 Bus Crash With 50 HS Students Aboard In Hudson Valley, Officials Say This story has been updated: A travel coach-style bus with some 50 music students onboard has crashed off I-84 in the Hudson Valley killing one and injuring at least 43 others and leading to the closure of the roadway, according to multiple authorities. Latest Update: Two, Including Teacher, Killed In High School Bus Crash  Three of the injuries are reportedly serious. Read the new, updated story here - New Info: 2 Dead, 5 Critically Injured In HS I-84 Bus Crash In Orange County The incident took place in Orange County in Wawayanda near Exit 15 around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. N…
4 Hudson Valley Hospitals Among Best In New York, New Report Says 4 Hudson Valley Hospitals Among Best In New York, New Report Says
4 Hudson Valley Hospitals Among Best In New York, New Report Says Hudson Valley residents might take comfort in the fact that they have access to good healthcare, as four hospitals in the region have been named among the best in the state, according to a new report.  The hospitals were selected by U.S. News and World Report, which released its new rankings of best regional hospitals on Tuesday, Aug. 1.  According to the report, the best hospitals in the Hudson Valley are:  White Plains Hospital, which also ranked No. 17 in the state of New York; Garnet Health Medical Center in Middletown, which ranked No. 24 in New York; Northern Westches…
Westchester County Anti-Gun Leader Busted As Alleged Kingpin Of Hudson Valley Drug Network Westchester County Anti-Gun Leader Busted As Alleged Kingpin Of Hudson Valley Drug Network
Westchester County Anti-Gun Leader Busted As Alleged Kingpin Of Hudson Valley Drug Network A Hudson Valley leader against gun violence is one of 15 people busted for allegedly dealing drugs throughout the region. The busts, which took place in Orange County and also included the seizure of numerous guns and money, were announced on Tuesday, Aug. 1 by Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler, and numerous law enforcement leaders. The busts were the result of a two-year-long narcotics investigation that utilized court-ordered eavesdropping. Seven search warrants were executed during the investigation which resulted in the seizure of over 1516 grams of cocaine cr…
Police Officer In Hudson Valley Accused Of Sexual Assault Against Child, Rape Police Officer In Hudson Valley Accused Of Sexual Assault Against Child, Rape
Police Officer In Hudson Valley Accused Of Sexual Assault Against Child, Rape A 23-year-old police officer who was employed at two different agencies in New York has been been charged with sexual assault against a child, rape and two other offenses. New York State Police Latham Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested Orange County resident John Kyle B. Dizon, age 23, of Cornwall, on Friday, June 9, and charged him with the following: Predatory sexual assault against a child,  Criminal sexual act in the first degree,  Rape in the first degree, Sexual abuse in the first degree. On Thursday, June 1, state police received information that an adult man had se…
Fatal Wrong-Way Crash: Victim ID'd After Vehicles Collide Head-On In Hudson Valley Fatal Wrong-Way Crash: Victim ID'd After Vehicles Collide Head-On In Hudson Valley
Fatal Wrong-Way Crash: Victim ID'd After Vehicles Collide Head-On In Hudson Valley One person was killed in a wrong-way, midday crash in the Hudson Valley. It happened around 11:45 a.m. Friday, June 2 in Orange County on I-84 westbound near mile post marker 11 in the town of Wawayanda. New York State Police say that an investigation revealed Sullivan County resident Tom Lloyd, age 81, of the village of Bloomingburg, was operating a gray 2013 Honda eastbound on the westbound side, in the wrong direction.  Orange County resident Ethel Kowalczik, age 48, from the village of Unionville, was operating a 2012 Dodge on the westbound side when she was struck head-on by Llo…
Detective Accused Of Assaulting 14-Year-Old At Restaurant In Hudson Valley Detective Accused Of Assaulting 14-Year-Old At Restaurant In Hudson Valley
Detective Accused Of Assaulting 14-Year-Old At Restaurant In Hudson Valley A detective at a local police department was placed on unpaid leave and could potentially be fired for allegedly assaulting a boy at a restaurant in the Hudson Valley. The incident took place in Orange County on Saturday, May 6 at the Olde Erie Restaurant located at 7 West Main St., in Middletown. According to Middletown Police Lt. Jeffry Thoelen, it was reported to the Middletown Police Department that Detective Fredrick Slanovec was involved in an off-duty incident while attending a private party at the Olde Erie Restaurant. It is alleged that the detective had a physical altercatio…
Seen Her? Search For Missing Pregnant Hudson Valley Woman Intensifies Seen Her? Search For Missing Pregnant Hudson Valley Woman Intensifies
Seen Her? Search For Missing Pregnant Hudson Valley Woman Intensifies Family and friends of a 6-month pregnant missing Hudson Valley woman are desperate to find their loved one who hasn't been seen since Monday, April 24. Orange County resident Mildred "Milly" Sullivan, age 31, of Middletown, was last seen leaving her home in Middletown and was headed for Harlem, according to Hope Alive 845. Sullivan is described as being 5-foot-9, 250 pounds with thick, curly brown hair, and brown eyes, and 6 months pregnant.  Mildred's neck tattoo.Mildred Sullivan/Facebook She also has several tattoos, including a large Japanese symbol on her neck and the words Wanderl…
Road Rage: 23-Year-Old Found Guilty In Hudson Valley Death Of Beloved Grandfather Of 18 Road Rage: 23-Year-Old Found Guilty In Hudson Valley Death Of Beloved Grandfather Of 18
Road Rage: 23-Year-Old Found Guilty In Hudson Valley Death Of Beloved Grandfather Of 18 A 23-year-old Hudson Valley man has been found guilty of fatally stabbing a beloved grandfather of 18 and great-grandfather of five, during a road rage incident. Orange County resident Horace Duke, of the town of Wallkill, was found guilty of manslaughter on Tuesday, April 25 by a jury. According to court records, on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, Duke was involved in a vehicle crash with Joel  Laddy, age 74, of Middletown. After the crash, the two got into a verbal argument on the side of Route 17 in the town of Wallkill. During the argument, Duke stabbed Laddy once in the chest with a kitchen…
New Details Released After Arrest Made In 2003 Murder Case Of 20-Year-Old Hudson Valley Woman New Details Released After Arrest Made In 2003 Murder Case Of 20-Year-Old Hudson Valley Woman
New Details Released After Arrest Made In 2003 Murder Case Of 20-Year-Old Hudson Valley Woman With the family of Megan McDonald looking on, New York State Police laid out their case for arresting an ex-boyfriend for her brutal beating murder in 2003. On Thursday, April 20, after 20 years, state police arrested Orange County resident Edward V. Holley, age 42, of Wawayanda, and charged him with second-degree murder of the 20-year-old woman who disappeared after a night of attending a party and looking to purchase marijuana, a criminal complaint shows. McDonald's body was found in Orange County on Saturday, March 15, 2003, in a field off Bowser Road in the town of Wallkill, s…
Hudson Valley Sex Offender Charged With Violent Assault, Cops Say Hudson Valley Sex Offender Charged With Violent Assault, Cops Say
Hudson Valley Sex Offender Charged With Violent Assault, Cops Say Police in the Hudson Valley have charged a sex offender with a violent assault and robbery of a man after it was caught on a public camera system. The incident took place in Orange County around 11:10 a.m., Sunday, March 12 in the area of 8-10 Main Street in Middletown. According to Lt. Jeffry Thoelen of the Middletown Police, officers responded to the area after receiving a call reporting a fight. Using the public camera system located at the front desk of the police department, Sgt. Jordan McInerney saw a Black man lying on top of another man on the sidewalk, violently assaulti…
Murder Of Hudson Valley College Student Remains Mystery 20 Years Later Murder Of Hudson Valley College Student Remains Mystery 20 Years Later
Murder Of Hudson Valley College Student Remains Mystery 20 Years Later New York State Police are continuing to investigate the murder of a 20-year-old Hudson Valley woman 20 years ago. Megan McDonald's body was found in Orange County on Saturday, March 15, 2003, in a field off Bowser Road in the town of Wallkill.  McDonald’s 1991 white Mercury Sable was discovered two days later in an apartment complex parking lot, in the town of Wallkill, said Trooper Steven Nevel.  The cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma, Nevel said. At the time of her death, McDonald worked at the Galleria Mall in Middletown and was attending SUNY Orange …
Guilty: Hudson Valley Man Convicted Of Raping Child Guilty: Hudson Valley Man Convicted Of Raping Child
Guilty: Hudson Valley Man Convicted Of Raping Child A man from the region is facing decades behind bars after being convicted of raping a child. Orange County resident Cecilio Navarro, age 35, of Middletown, was found guilty of multiple sex crimes by a jury on Tuesday, March 14. Prosecutors had argued that Navarro sexually abused a child beginning in December 2016, when the victim was under the age of 13. The abuse continued on and off through 2021.  Navarro was arrested by the Orange County Child Investigation Unit in June 2022, and the trial began on Tuesday, March 7. Jurors convicted him of the following crimes: Predatory sexual…
Teacher Injured During Fight At High School In Hudson Valley Teacher Injured During Fight At High School In Hudson Valley
Teacher Injured During Fight At High School In Hudson Valley A teacher was injured during a fight between two students at a school in the Hudson Valley. The incident took place in Orange County on Monday, March 6 at Middletown High School. The fight took place in a hallway outside a classroom.  The teacher was injured while attempting to intervene, said Amy Creeden, Superintendent of Schools for the Enlarged City School District of Middletown. "This saddens our entire school community and we are thinking of the faculty member during this difficult time," Creeden said in a letter to staff.  Security staff responded immediately, arriv…
Man Uses Fire Department Credit Card To Make Purchases In Westchester: Police Man Uses Fire Department Credit Card To Make Purchases In Westchester: Police
Man Uses Fire Department Credit Card To Make Purchases In Westchester: Police A man faces identity theft charges after ordering a replacement credit card for a fire department in Northern Westchester and using it to make purchases, police said.  On Saturday, Dec. 10, the Town of Bedford Police Department received a report from the Bedford Hills Fire District that they had identified numerous unauthorized charges on their credit card statement that had not been done by anyone with the fire department.  The Fire District had then discovered that a replacement credit card was fraudulently ordered and received by an unknown suspect, Bedford Police said.  …
Hudson Valley Woman Attacks, Spits At Troopers During Arrest, Police Say Hudson Valley Woman Attacks, Spits At Troopers During Arrest, Police Say
Hudson Valley Woman Attacks, Spits At Troopers During Arrest, Police Say A Hudson Valley woman has been charged with assault after allegedly attacking and spitting on troopers attempting to make an arrest.  The incident took place in Orange County in the city of Midddletown when state police responded to a report of someone being runover by a car. Upon arrival at the scene, troopers found a man unconscious on the ground. Troopers immediately administered first aid. Katelyn A. Stevens, age 36, from Middletown, told officers that the man had attempted to rob her, said Trooper Steven Nevel. While troopers were speaking with Stevens about the alleged robbery, …
Hudson Valley Man Charged With 'Savage' Beating Death Of 3-Year-Old Boy Hudson Valley Man Charged With 'Savage' Beating Death Of 3-Year-Old Boy
Hudson Valley Man Charged With 'Savage' Beating Death Of 3-Year-Old Boy A Hudson Valley man has been charged with murder and manslaughter for the death of a 3-year-old boy. Orange County resident Gionni Sellers, age 23, of Middletown, was arrested on Friday, Dec. 16, and indicted on Friday, Dec. 23, for what authorities call a "savage" attack on Xavier Johnson of Wallkill.  During a press conference on Tuesday, Dec. 27, Wallkill Police Chief Robert Hertman and Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler said the attack was "catastrophic" and included blunt force trauma to the brain and massive internal bleeding allegedly caused by a severe beating. The …
Video: Candlelight Vigil Held For Westchester County Police Officer Who Died Suddenly Video: Candlelight Vigil Held For Westchester County Police Officer Who Died Suddenly
Video: Candlelight Vigil Held For Westchester County Police Officer Who Died Suddenly Community members gathered to hold a candlelight vigil for a Northern Westchester police officer who died suddenly on Thanksgiving night.  Earlier Report - Thousands Raised For Family Of Peekskill Police Officer Who Died Suddenly The vigil was held in Peekskill on Tuesday, Nov. 29, to honor the life of Gregory Jones, an officer with the Peekskill Police Department originally from Middletown, who died on Thursday night, Nov. 24, at the age of 48, according to his obituary.  At the vigil, which was released in a video shared by the police department, several attendees spoke in…
'Most Difficult News': Police Department In Westchester Mourns Death Of Officer 'Most Difficult News': Police Department In Westchester Mourns Death Of Officer
'Most Difficult News': Police Department In Westchester Mourns Death Of Officer A police department in Northern Westchester is mourning the sudden loss of one of its own.  Gregory Jones, an officer with the Peekskill Police Department, died on Thursday, Nov. 24 at the age of 48, according to his obituary.  A native of Orange County, Jones was born and raised in Middletown and earned his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill before beginning his law enforcement career with the Orange County Sheriff's Office, his obituary said.  Jones later transferred to the Peekskill Police Department, where he stayed for…
'Animal Abuse In Service Of Greed': Hudson Valley Duo Sentenced In Racehorse Doping Case 'Animal Abuse In Service Of Greed': Hudson Valley Duo Sentenced In Racehorse Doping Case
'Animal Abuse In Service Of Greed': Hudson Valley Duo Sentenced In Racehorse Doping Case A veterinarian and racehorse trainer from the Hudson Valley have received their sentences for their role in a racehorse doping scheme.  Orange County Veterinarian Louis Grasso, age 65, of Pine Bush, and trainer Richard Banca, age 47, of Middletown, were sentenced to 50 months in prison, and 30 months in prison, respectively, for producing, distributing, and administering performance-enhancing drugs as part of the doping case, according to an announcement by the US Attorney's Office from Wednesday, Nov. 16. A third man, 35-year-old trainer Rene Allard of Canada, was also sente…