How Sweet: NY Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl How Sweet: NY Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl
How Sweet: NY Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl Forget the apple; this distinguished New York teacher is getting a cookie party. Just in time for National Teacher Appreciation Day, cookie chain Crumbl announced the winners of its “Teacher of the Year” awards, given to educators “for their extraordinary commitment to their classrooms.” In New York, the honor went to Monroe County teacher Dan Graf at State Road Elementary School in Webster. Recipients were selected from a pool of over 6,000 nominations that included testimonials from parents, students, colleagues, and friends. They were chosen from each state, the District of Columbi…
Contract Killing: Man Paid Friend To Stab Orange County Neighbor To Death, Jury Finds Contract Killing: Man Paid Friend To Stab Orange County Neighbor To Death, Jury Finds
Contract Killing: Man Paid Friend To Stab Orange County 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 Warwick Home Of Trooper's Father After Getting Traffic Tickets: DA Man Sets Fire To Warwick Home Of Trooper's Father After Getting Traffic Tickets: DA
Man Sets Fire To Warwick 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…
McDonald's To Launch Value Meal Deal: Here's When It Starts McDonald's To Launch Value Meal Deal: Here's When It Starts
McDonald's To Launch Value Meal Deal: Here's When It Starts McDonald's plans to offer a $5 value meal to lure back dollar-conscious customers. The one-month promotion starts on Tuesday, June 25, according to CNBC, which first reported the news. It will include a McChicken or McDouble sandwich, four-piece chicken nuggets, fries, and a drink, the outlet reports. "We know how much it means to our customers when McDonald's offers meaningful value and communicates it through national advertising," McDonald's said in a statement to CNBC.  "That's been true since our very beginning and never more important than it is today." Click here to read …
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…
Alert Issued For Missing 16-Year-Old NY Girl Alert Issued For Missing 16-Year-Old NY Girl
Alert Issued For Missing 16-Year-Old NY Girl Police are asking for help in locating a missing teenager from the region. Rensselaer County resident Joni Crowe, age 16, left her residence in Castleton-on-Hudson at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. Schodack Police said the teen, who is considered a vulnerable juvenile, was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, light blue crop top, dark colored sweatpants, and red and black Crocs. Crowe also has ties to North Greenbush and Troy. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Schodack Police Department at 518-477-8077. Share this story by clicking the Facebook icon below. Check back to…
Hudson Valley Man Convicted In Fatal Stabbing Of Roommate Hudson Valley Man Convicted In Fatal Stabbing Of Roommate
Hudson Valley Man Convicted In Fatal Stabbing Of Roommate A 33-year-old Hudson Valley man is facing up to 25 years behind bars after being found guilty of fatally stabbing his roommate in the skull.  Related: Arrest Made In Gruesome Murder Of Poughkeepsie Man Stabbed In Head Dutchess County resident Andrew Alex Fraser of Poughkeepsie was convicted of murder on Monday, May 13, after two days of jury deliberations. According to the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office, Fraser killed Dontay Brown, age 24, during a knife attack, which resulted in a fatal stab wound into  Brown’s skull, on Sunday, June 4, 2023, at…
Nonstop Flights To Las Vegas Resuming At Albany International Airport Nonstop Flights To Las Vegas Resuming At Albany International Airport
Nonstop Flights To Las Vegas Resuming At Albany International Airport The entertainment capital of the world will soon be just a five-hour flight away. Nonstop flights from Albany International Airport to Las Vegas will resume on Monday, Aug. 5. The service will be offered by Southwest Airlines four days a week, on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. “Today’s announcement underscores the ongoing success at ALB and our commitment to working with airlines to best serve the nearly 1.4 million passengers who travel through ALB annually,” airport CEO Phil Calderone said in a statement. “We’re proud of our partnership with Southwest Airlines and look forwar…
ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4 ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4
ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4 A 21-year-old Fairfield University student has been identified as the wrong-way driver involved in a Connecticut crash that killed three people, as well as himself.  Related: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities In Stratford Massachusetts resident Alexander Dennis, age 21, of the town of Wayland in Middlesex County, was positively identified on Tuesday, May 14, by the state Medical Examiner's Office as the driver of a 2016 Honda CRV the wrong way on the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) in Fairfield County around 1:45 a.m., Thursday, May 9, in Stratford. S…
Attempted Murder: Woman Stabs 2 During Incident In Hudson Valley, Police Say Attempted Murder: Woman Stabs 2 During Incident In Hudson Valley, Police Say
Attempted Murder: Woman Stabs 2 During Incident In Hudson Valley, Police Say A woman has been charged with two counts of attempted murder following the alleged stabbing of two people during an incident in the Hudson Valley. Rockland County resident Blanca Rincon-Hoyos, age 29,  of Spring Valley, was charged on Sunday, May 12, for the attack that happened in Nanuet earlier in the day. According to Det. Norman Peters of the Clarkstown Police, officers responded around 4:30 a.m., Sunday to a distress call on Spring Brook Road. Officers encountered a chaotic scene involving two victims with stab wounds, Peters said. A 33-year-old man told police he had been stabb…
Update: Orange County Shooting, 1 Dead, 1 Seriously Wounded Update: Orange County Shooting, 1 Dead, 1 Seriously Wounded
Update: Orange County Shooting, 1 Dead, 1 Seriously Wounded This story has been updated. A 25-year-old man is dead, and another was critically wounded during a shooting in the Hudson Valley. The incident occurred in Orange County around 11:30 p.m., Monday, May 13, in the area of 33 Hasbrouck St., in the city of Newburgh. According to Mike Neppl, spokesman for the city of Newburgh, officers responded and found two victims: a Rock Tavern resident, a hamlet of New Windsor, dead from a gunshot wound, and a 20-year-old resident of New Windsor in critical condition. Neppl said the 20-year-old's injuries are considered life-threatening, and treatment is …
US Presidential Scholars: 6 NY High School Seniors Awarded Top Honor US Presidential Scholars: 6 NY High School Seniors Awarded Top Honor
US Presidential Scholars: 6 NY High School Seniors Awarded Top Honor These students have a date with the president. Six graduating seniors from New York were among just 161 high school students across the country to be selected as a US Presidential Scholar, one of the nation’s highest honors for students. Established in 1964, the award recognizes distinguished seniors who have shown exceptional accomplishments in areas like academics, leadership, and service to their school and communities. The program was later expanded to include students in the visual, creative, and performing arts, and in career and technical education fields. In the Empire State, the…