COVID-19: Change In Isolation Guidelines For Those Infected With Virus Announced By CDC COVID-19: Change In Isolation Guidelines For Those Infected With Virus Announced By CDC
Covid-19: Change In Isolation Guidelines For Those Infected With Virus Announced By CDC New isolation guidelines for those infected with COVID-19 or other respiratory infections have just been announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency said there is no longer a need to isolate for five days before returning to work or school in a statement issued Friday, March 1. The CDC said it's making updates to the recommendations now because the US is seeing "far fewer hospitalizations and deaths associated with COVID-19 and because we have more tools than ever to combat flu, COVID, and RSV." Three "core prevention tips" were also detaile…
Pot-Smoking Rioter From Region Who Donned Fake Beard In Capitol Breach Gets 3 Years In Prison Pot-Smoking Rioter From Region Who Donned Fake Beard In Capitol Breach Gets 3 Years In Prison
Pot-Smoking Rioter From Region Who Donned Fake Beard In Capitol Breach Gets 3 Years In Prison A New York man who was photographed smoking marijuana inside a Senate office during the US Capitol breach on Jan. 6, 2021 will spend years in prison. Brandon Fellows, age 29, of Schenectady, was sentenced to 3 ½ years in federal lockup on Thursday, Feb. 29 after a Washington, DC jury found him guilty of obstructing an official proceeding, a felony. “His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the US Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election,” the US Attorney’s Office said. Earlier Report: Capitol Rioter F…
Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy
Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy After three days of deliberations, a jury found the ex-girlfriend of the estranged husband of Connecticut mother of five Jennifer Farber Dulos guilty in connection with her disappearance nearly five years ago in a case in which Dulos, who has never been found, has been declared legally dead. Related: Missing New Canaan Mom Of 5 Jennifer Dulos Declared Dead By Judge Michelle Troconis, age 49, was found guilty in Stamford on Friday, March 1, of all counts including conspiracy to commit murder, hindering prosecution, and evidence tampering.  She is being held on a $6 million bond,…
Homeowner Who Shot, Killed Area 20-Year-Old In Mistaken Driveway Case Gets Decades In Prison Homeowner Who Shot, Killed Area 20-Year-Old In Mistaken Driveway Case Gets Decades In Prison
Homeowner Who Shot, Killed Area 20-Year-Old In Mistaken Driveway Case Gets Decades In Prison A homeowner in upstate New York who opened fire on a car, killing a 20-year-old woman, may well spend the rest of his life behind bars. Kevin Monahan, age 65, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in a Washington County courtroom on Friday, March 1. It came one month after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder and related charges in the shooting death of Kaylin Gillis outside his rural home in the town of Hebron. Earlier Report: 'Glue Of The Family': Funeral Set For Schuylerville Woman Slain In Wrong Driveway Shooting Investigators said it was just before 10 p.m. on…
$90K Fraud: Hudson Valley Woman Sentenced For Insurance Scam $90K Fraud: Hudson Valley Woman Sentenced For Insurance Scam
$90K Fraud: Hudson Valley Woman Sentenced For Insurance Scam A Hudson Valley woman will face time behind bars after she falsified hospital visits for years in order to get money from her insurance company. Orange County resident Shirley Bowens, age 50, received her sentence of two to six years in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 27, the county’s district attorney announced. From 2019 to 2021, the town of Wallkill resident submitted fake bills to her insurance company, claiming that she and members of her family had been hospitalized and gotten various treatments. According to her pleadings, these treatments and visits were all fictitious. In all, Bowens, …
New Update: 2 Girls Found After Being Abducted In New England Following Mom's Suspicious Death New Update: 2 Girls Found After Being Abducted In New England Following Mom's Suspicious Death
New Update: 2 Girls Found After Being Abducted In New England Following Mom's Suspicious Death This story has been updated. An Amber Alert has been canceled after two young children who were abducted have been found safe and their father was taken into custody after the suspicious death of their mother. The New Hampshire State Police authorized the activation of the alert system on Friday morning, March 1 after their 31-year-old mother, Caitlyn Niffziger, was found dead in connection with the children's disappearance, according to the state's attorney general's office. The girls, ages 4 and 1, were found in Keene, New Hampshire on Friday, March 1 about 160 miles south of Berlin…
World’s Largest Beef Producer 'Greenwashed' Environmental Harms To Boost Sales, NY AG Says World’s Largest Beef Producer 'Greenwashed' Environmental Harms To Boost Sales, NY AG Says
World’s Largest Beef Producer 'Greenwashed' Environmental Harms To Boost Sales, NY AG Says New York State is suing the world’s largest beef producer, claiming it lied about its environmental impacts in order to boost sales. A lawsuit filed by Attorney General Letitia James in New York State Supreme Court on Wednesday, Feb. 28, accuses JBS USA Food Company of deceptive business practices and false advertising. According to James’ office, the company has repeatedly misled the public by claiming it will achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, despite documented plans to increase production and grow its carbon footprint. In 2021, the JBS Group reported total global greenh…
Man Wielding Knives Threatens Patrons At Area Bar, Police Say Man Wielding Knives Threatens Patrons At Area Bar, Police Say
Man Wielding Knives Threatens Patrons At Area Bar, Police Say A 56-year-old man is accused of threatening patrons inside a bar in the region while brandishing multiple knives. The Albany County incident happened just before 2 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26 at Albany’s Oh Bar, a predominantly gay bar located on Lark Street. Albany Police said officers responded to the business after someone called 911 reporting a man with a weapon. An investigation found that Walter Mastan, of Albany, went behind the bar without permission and grabbed several knives. He then threatened multiple patrons, police said. No customers or employees were injured in the ordeal. Mastan…
Ex-Corrections Officer Who Brought 'Ghost Gun' Into Local Business Gets Prison Time Ex-Corrections Officer Who Brought 'Ghost Gun' Into Local Business Gets Prison Time
Ex-Corrections Officer Who Brought 'Ghost Gun' Into Local Business Gets Prison Time A former corrections officer will spend years in prison for attempting to bring an untraceable gun into a business in the region. Timothy Feldman, age 23, was sentenced to between two and six years behind bars in Saratoga County Court on Wednesday, Feb. 28. According to prosecutors, a bouncer at a Saratoga Springs bar caught Feldman, a former Schoharie County Corrections Officer, with the weapon as he entered the crowded Caroline Street business early on July 23, 2023. Earlier Report: Ex-Corrections Officer Brings 'Ghost Gun' Into Saratoga Springs Business The bouncer contacted pol…
Driver Killed In Head-On Crash That Injured Second Motorist In Region Driver Killed In Head-On Crash That Injured Second Motorist In Region
Driver Killed In Head-On Crash That Injured Second Motorist In Region A head-on crash on a busy roadway in the region left one man dead and another motorist injured during the morning commute. The Albany County wreck happened at around 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 in Colonie, on State Route 9 near Old Loudon Road. Colonie Police said a Subaru was heading northbound on State Route 9 when the driver crossed over the median and struck a southbound Volkswagen head on. Following the collision, the Subaru ended up on its side in a ditch. The driver, 52-year-old Ak Ahmed, of Colonie, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. The driver of the Volkswagen,…
Community Support Soars For Poughkeepsie Boy Who Drowned In Creek Community Support Soars For Poughkeepsie Boy Who Drowned In Creek
Community Support Soars For Poughkeepsie Boy Who Drowned In Creek A small shoe floating in a Hudson Valley creek led rescue divers and first responders to the body of a 5-year-old boy who had missing for several hours. Related story: New Details: Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Drowns In Town Of Poughkeepsie Creek Near Drainage Ditch Adam Giff, of Poughkeepsie, was reported missing around 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25 in the area of the Manchester Gardens Apartments in Poughkeepsie. According to Lt. Jason Burger of the town of Poughkeepsie Police, officers checked the apartment complex and the surrounding area. During the search, a Poughkeepsie officer locat…
Biker Gang Member Who Smashed Walmart Display Case, Stole Guns In Region Gets Prison Biker Gang Member Who Smashed Walmart Display Case, Stole Guns In Region Gets Prison
Biker Gang Member Who Smashed Walmart Display Case, Stole Guns In Region Gets Prison A motorcycle gang member will spend years in federal prison for breaking into a local Walmart store and stealing a half dozen firearms. Rensselaer County resident Michael McDermott, age 30, of Troy, was sentenced to 2 ½ years behind bars in Albany federal court on Monday, Feb. 26. It came months after he formally confessed to forcing his way into the Glenmont Walmart store while it was closed overnight. Once inside, he smashed a glass display case and stole five shotguns and one rifle. McDermott also admitted that when employees chased him into the woods, he pointed a gun at them. No emplo…
Hudson Valley Native Sean Combs Accused Of Sexually Harassing, Drugging Male Producer: Reports Hudson Valley Native Sean Combs Accused Of Sexually Harassing, Drugging Male Producer: Reports
Hudson Valley Native Sean Combs Accused Of Sexually Harassing, Drugging Male Producer: Reports Successful hip-hop artist and New York native Sean Combs, who is also known as "Puff Daddy," "P. Diddy," and "Diddy," is being sued by a producer on his latest album who is accusing him of sexual harassment, according to numerous reports.  The lawsuit against Combs, a Westchester County native from Mount Vernon, was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday, Feb. 26, and accuses the artist and producer of sexually harassing, threatening, and drugging producer Rodney "Lil Rod" Jones, according to a report by NBC News.  According to the outlet, J…
NY Personal Pilot To Billionaire Investor Admits Role In Insider Trading Scheme NY Personal Pilot To Billionaire Investor Admits Role In Insider Trading Scheme
NY Personal Pilot To Billionaire Investor Admits Role In Insider Trading Scheme A private pilot from New York has admitted to taking part in an insider trading scheme involving his billionaire boss. Albany County resident Patrick O’Connor, age 67, of Preston-Potter Hollow, pleaded guilty to securities fraud in Albany federal court on Monday, Feb. 26. O’Connor worked as a personal pilot to billionaire Joseph Lewis, a British businessman and investor who is the principal owner of the Tavistock Group, an international private investment organization. According to prosecutors, Lewis, age 87, was regularly given material, non-public information about various companies for …
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…
Man Took Part In Killing Of 19-Year-Old Former Football Standout In Region, Jury Finds Man Took Part In Killing Of 19-Year-Old Former Football Standout In Region, Jury Finds
Man Took Part In Killing Of 19-Year-Old Former Football Standout In Region, Jury Finds Nearly three years after a former high school football standout was gunned down inside his home in the region, the last of three defendants in the case has been convicted of murder. A Rensselaer County jury found Carlos Lewis, age 26, of Schenectady, guilty of murder and related charges in the killing of 19-year-old Nathanial Miller on Friday, Feb. 23. Miller was found shot to death inside his Pittstown home on June 9, 2021, according to State Police. Earlier Report: Jury Convicts 23-Year-Old For Murder Of Former Football Standout Inside Pittstown Home Prosecutors said Lewis and tw…
‘We Need Answers’: Death Of 14-Year-Old Girl In Region Still Mystery One Year Later ‘We Need Answers’: Death Of 14-Year-Old Girl In Region Still Mystery One Year Later
‘We Need Answers’: Death Of 14-Year-Old Girl In Region Still Mystery One Year Later A year after Samantha Humphrey’s body was pulled from a river in upstate New York, her killer remains at large. The 14-year-old Schenectady High School sophomore was last seen on Nov. 25, 2022, near the city's Mohawk River. Her mother reported her missing the following day. Investigators spent months fruitlessly searching the water and surrounding areas with K9 units and dive teams before her body was finally recovered on Feb. 22, 2023. Earlier Report: NY Teen Samantha Humphrey Remembered As 'A Light In The Dark' Following Death At Age 14 A week later, Schenectady Police confirmed…
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…
‘You're Racist': Video Shows Lawyer Harassing NY Mosque Members Over Israel-Hamas War ‘You're Racist': Video Shows Lawyer Harassing NY Mosque Members Over Israel-Hamas War
‘You're Racist': Video Shows Lawyer Harassing NY Mosque Members Over Israel-Hamas War A New York lawyer is facing criminal charges after he was allegedly caught on video harassing members of a mosque over the Israel-Hamas war. The Long Island incident happened at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Melville Islamic Center, located on Old Neck Road. Suffolk County Police said Jordan Endler, age 46, entered the place of worship and made several statements regarding the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. Video shared on X, formerly Twitter, shows Endler walking in circles around a staircase while repeatedly shouting, “Free the Israeli hostages now.” A woman filming the i…
Highly Contagious Stomach Bug Spreading Fast In Northeast: Here's What To Know Highly Contagious Stomach Bug Spreading Fast In Northeast: Here's What To Know
Highly Contagious Stomach Bug Spreading Fast In Northeast: Here's What To Know A highly contagious stomach bug is spreading nationwide with the highest positivity rate now in the Northeast, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Norovirus causes inflammation of the stomach or intestines, which is called acute gastroenteritis. The most common symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain, with fever, headache, and body aches also associated with the illness. Norovirus outbreaks frequently occur in schools, childcare centers, colleges, and universities. Foods that are commonly involved in norovirus outbreaks include: Leaf…
Hudson Valley Man Admits Selling $70K In Elephant Ivory Pool Cues, DA Says Hudson Valley Man Admits Selling $70K In Elephant Ivory Pool Cues, DA Says
Hudson Valley Man Admits Selling $70K In Elephant Ivory Pool Cues, DA Says A Hudson Valley man has been convicted for his part in the illegal commercialization of elephant ivory worth more than $70,000. Rockland County resident Kenneth Kerner, age 59, of Clarkstown, was convicted on Thursday, Feb. 22 after pleading guilty to the crime on Thursday, Feb. 8, said the New State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York County District Attorney’s Office. Kerner, who was sentenced to five years probation, 200 hours of community service, and an obligation to donate $10,000 to a wildlife organization was caught as part of an investigation that began…
27-Year-Old Cold Spring Man Killed While Skiing Was Investment Firm Associate 27-Year-Old Cold Spring Man Killed While Skiing Was Investment Firm Associate
27-Year-Old Cold Spring Man Killed While Skiing Was Investment Firm Associate More information has emerged about a 27-year-old Hudson Valley man who was killed while skiing at a mountain resort in Vermont.  Putnam County resident Brooks Ralph of Cold Spring was found dead just before midnight at Stowe Mountain Resort on Tuesday, Feb. 20, according to reports.  Earlier Report - 27-Year-Old From Putnam County Killed While Skiing In Vermont: Report Ralph's body was found in a section of steep wooded backcountry terrain outside of the resort's boundaries above the Upper Perry Merrill Trail following a search conducted by Stowe Mountain Rescue, S…
Support Rushes In For Professional Soccer Player From Hudson Valley Diagnosed With Cancer Support Rushes In For Professional Soccer Player From Hudson Valley Diagnosed With Cancer
Support Rushes In For Professional Soccer Player From Hudson Valley Diagnosed With Cancer In an amazing display of support, a community has come together to raise tens of thousands of dollars to help a professional soccer player from Northern Westchester who faces a dire cancer diagnosis.  The effort began after New York City FC player John Denis, a Yorktown native, was diagnosed with primary mediastinal large B cell lymphoma on Saturday, Feb. 3, his 26th birthday.  The diagnosis came just days before Denis was scheduled to leave home for his preseason and fourth year of playing professional soccer, according to his brother, Sebastian.  To help raise funds t…
Campground Kidnapping: Man Admits Abducting, Sexually Assaulting 9-Year-Old Girl From Region Campground Kidnapping: Man Admits Abducting, Sexually Assaulting 9-Year-Old Girl From Region
Campground Kidnapping: Man Admits Abducting, Sexually Assaulting 9-Year-Old Girl From Region The man accused of kidnapping a 9-year-old girl from a New York state park and later sexually abusing her has formally confessed. Craig Ross Jr., age 47, pleaded guilty to kidnapping with intent to collect ransom and predatory sexual assault against a child as part of a plea deal in Saratoga County Court on Wednesday, Feb. 21. New York State Police said Ross abducted the child as she rode her bicycle in Moreau Lake State Park on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023. Earlier Report: New Update: Kidnapping Suspect Craig Ross Jr. Probed In Milton Murders Of 2 Women, Report Says Her mother called…
16-Year-Old Stabbed Multiple Times In Area Neighborhood; Police Seeking Tips 16-Year-Old Stabbed Multiple Times In Area Neighborhood; Police Seeking Tips
16-Year-Old Stabbed Multiple Times In Area Neighborhood; Police Seeking Tips A teenager is recovering after being stabbed numerous times in a residential neighborhood in the region. The Saratoga County attack happened at around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 in the town of Clifton Park on Redfield Park. Sheriff’s officials said deputies found a 16-year-old boy suffering from multiple stab wounds to his upper body and leg. He was taken by ambulance to Albany Medical Center. His condition was not immediately available. No suspects had been arrested as of Wednesday evening, Feb. 21. Investigators did not say whether the attack was random or if the victim and culprit k…
Hudson Valley's Kate Snow To Step Away From NBC Nightly News Anchor Chair After 8 Years Hudson Valley's Kate Snow To Step Away From NBC Nightly News Anchor Chair After 8 Years
Hudson Valley's Kate Snow To Step Away From NBC Nightly News Anchor Chair After 8 Years After over eight years, Westchester resident Kate Snow will no longer be anchoring NBC Nightly News on Sundays. Snow, a Larchmont resident, announced that she would be stepping away from the program during the NBC Nightly News broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 18, saying that the job was "a privilege."  During her announcement, Snow said she would instead be focusing her attention on the weekday program, NBC News Daily, which she also anchors.  "I will miss the team that you don't see behind the cameras here," Snow said on Sunday, adding, "I'll continue to be part of the Nightly News fam…
Registered Sex Offender Rapes Child In Region, Police Say Registered Sex Offender Rapes Child In Region, Police Say
Registered Sex Offender Rapes Child In Region, Police Say A registered sex offender is facing fresh charges after allegedly raping a child in the region, police said. Saratoga Springs Police arrested Terrance Crawford, age 38, on Monday, Feb. 19, after they were contacted by a relative of the alleged victim. The family member told investigators they had discovered incriminating social media conversations between Crawford and the child, police said. Following an investigation, Crawford was arrested without incident and charged with rape and criminal sex act, both felonies. Authorities did not reveal the child’s age, gender, or relationship to th…
Alert Issued For Area 16-Year-Old Missing For Week Alert Issued For Area 16-Year-Old Missing For Week
Alert Issued For Area 16-Year-Old Missing For Week Police are asking for help in locating a teenager from the region who has been missing for a week. Schenectady resident Janeliz Rodriguez, age 16, was last seen after school on Tuesday, Feb. 13, according to Schenectady Police. She is 5-foot-4 and 120 pounds with black and burgundy hair. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Schenectady Police Department at 518-630-0911. Share this story by clicking the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Update: Small Plane Crash Lands On NY Highway; Troopers Seeking Witness Video Update: Small Plane Crash Lands On NY Highway; Troopers Seeking Witness Video
Update: Small Plane Crash Lands On NY Highway; Troopers Seeking Witness Video This story has been updated. A small plane was forced to make a crash landing on a Long Island highway. Emergency crews were called at around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, after the single-engine Cherokee Archer landed on the eastbound right shoulder of the Southern State Parkway near exit 33 in Babylon. Two people who were onboard the aircraft were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to New York State Police. No vehicles were involved and there were no other reports of injuries, though additional medics were called to the scene after a man who witnessed the…
COVID-19: Those Infected With Virus 4 Times More Likely To Develop Chronic Fatigue, CDC Says COVID-19: Those Infected With Virus 4 Times More Likely To Develop Chronic Fatigue, CDC Says
Covid-19: Those Infected With Virus 4 Times More Likely To Develop Chronic Fatigue, CDC Says Those who have had COVID-19 are about four times more likely to develop chronic fatigue compared to those who haven't been infected, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers analyzed electronic health records data collected from the University of Washington that included three hospitals and over 300 primary care and specialty clinics providing healthcare services across the state, totaling 4,589 patients. Patients, who consisted of adults over age 18 having either a positive test result for COVID or a clinical diagnosis of COVID …
Nationwide Recall Issued After E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Raw Milk Cheese Nationwide Recall Issued After E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Raw Milk Cheese
Nationwide Recall Issued After E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Raw Milk Cheese A new multistate E. coli outbreak linked to raw milk cheese has sickened nearly a dozen people and led to a recall, according to federal authorities. In a Food Safety Alert issued on Friday, Feb. 16, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said six of 10 illnesses reported in four states came from those who said they ate RAW FARM brand raw cheddar cheese. Four of those infected have been hospitalized and one developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious condition that can cause kidney failure. No deaths have been reported. The agency said Raw Farm LLC has re…