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Body Recovered After Person Jumps From Bear Mountain Bridge Body Recovered After Person Jumps From Bear Mountain Bridge
Body Recovered After Person Jumps From Bear Mountain Bridge A body was recovered after a person jumped from the Bear Mountain Bridge. The incident happened around 1 p.m. Friday, May 17. The body of the victim was recovered from the Hudson River near Stony Point, according to Trooper A.J. Hicks of the New York State Police. The identity of the person has not yet been released. The investigation into the incident is ongoing. The bridge carries Route 6/202 over the river between Orange County and Northern Westchester. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Update: Support Pours In For Family Of Fallen Officer From Putnam County After Tragic Accident Update: Support Pours In For Family Of Fallen Officer From Putnam County After Tragic Accident
Update: Support Pours In For Family Of Fallen Officer From Putnam County After Tragic Accident A community has come together to raise tens of thousands of dollars to support the family of a fallen Westchester County Police officer who died in an accident at his home.  Westchester County Police Officer Alfred R. Mosiello, Jr. died on Thursday, May 2 after sustaining injuries in a tractor accident at his Putnam County home, according to the department, which did not detail his age. Earlier Report - Westchester County PD Officer Alfred R. Mosiello, Jr. Dies Since his sudden death, hundreds of friends, fellow officers, and other community members have taken action to ensu…
Weight Loss Drugs Illegally Purchased On Social Media Sickens Hudson Valley Woman, Feds Say Weight Loss Drugs Illegally Purchased On Social Media Sickens Hudson Valley Woman, Feds Say
Weight Loss Drugs Illegally Purchased On Social Media Sickens Hudson Valley Woman, Feds Say A wannabe social media influencer from New York hoping to cash in on the medication weight loss craze illegally sold Ozempic and other drugs on TikTok, sickening at least one victim, federal prosecutors allege. Long Island resident Isis Navarro Reyes, age 36, of Shirley, is named in a six-count indictment that was unsealed in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, May 1. Prosecutors allege that Reyes posted dozens of TikTok videos advertising and selling various misbranded and adulterated weight loss drugs, including Ozempic, Mesofrance, and Axcion, between November 2022 and January 2024. S…
Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme: Pair Of Former Execs In Hudson Valley Sentenced Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme: Pair Of Former Execs In Hudson Valley Sentenced
Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme: Pair Of Former Execs In Hudson Valley Sentenced Two former high-ranking executives have been sentenced for stealing millions of dollars from their employer in Westchester County through a fraudulent scheme involving sham companies and fake invoices. The two worked at OrthoNet, a healthcare claims processing company based in White Plains. Shawn Rains, age 57, of Le Bouscat, France, who was previously convicted of mail fraud conspiracy, mail fraud, and money laundering conspiracy after a two-week trial, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Northern Westchester resident Joseph Maharaj, age 42, of Goldens Bridge, had pl…
Severed Remains: 2 Charged With Murdering Hudson Valley Couple As Gruesome Details Revealed Severed Remains: 2 Charged With Murdering Hudson Valley Couple As Gruesome Details Revealed
Severed Remains: 2 Charged With Murdering Hudson Valley 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…
$1.7M Fraud Scheme: Hudson Valley Daughter, Mom Who Worked For Police Sentenced $1.7M Fraud Scheme: Hudson Valley Daughter, Mom Who Worked For Police Sentenced
$1.7M Fraud Scheme: Hudson Valley Daughter, Mom Who Worked For Police Sentenced A mother-daughter duo has been sentenced to prison for defrauding the government of approximately $1.7 million.  Westchester County residents Alicia Ayers and her mother, Andrea Ayers, both of Mount Vernon, were found guilty of submitting more than 300 fraudulent applications for US Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans.  Andrea Ayers was a former Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Mount Vernon Police Department. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress expanded the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program to provide low-interest …
Best High Schools: Hudson Valley Well-Represented In Brand-New U.S. News Rankings Best High Schools: Hudson Valley Well-Represented In Brand-New U.S. News Rankings
Best High Schools: Hudson Valley Well-Represented In Brand-New U.S. News Rankings New York is well-represented on U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings of the nation's best high schools. The brand-new rankings were released Tuesday morning, April 23, and determined by performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare students for college. The highest-ranked school outside New York City is on Long Island: Jericho, at No. 13 statewide and 104th nationally. The top-rated high school in Westchester County is Edgemont at No. 14 in the state and 128th in the nation, with Bronxville, at No. 16 in the state and 151st nationally. Another W…
Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Hudson Valley Firefighter Who Died At 26 Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Hudson Valley Firefighter Who Died At 26
Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Hudson Valley Firefighter Who Died At 26 Following the sudden loss of a young Hudson Valley firefighter who was always there to help others, his community is making sure his family gets the support they need.  Putnam County resident William "Billy" May of Brewster died on Friday, March 29 in Danbury, Connecticut at the age of 26, according to his obituary.  Earlier Report - Brewster Firefighter Billy May Dies At 26: 'Rising Star' Born in the Westchester County village of Bronxville in 1997, May graduated from Brewster High School in 2016 and had been a proud member of the Brewster Fire Department since 2020, where …
Hudson Valley School District Taps New Superintendent Hudson Valley School District Taps New Superintendent
Hudson Valley School District Taps New Superintendent After an intense vetting process, a Hudson Valley school district has selected a new superintendent with more than two decades of leadership experience.  In an announcement on Tuesday, April 9, the Garrison Union Free School District in Putnam County revealed that Gregory Stowell was offered the position of superintendent.  Stowell is expected to be officially appointed to the role at the next Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.  Once he takes the district's helm, Stowell will replace Carl Albano, who officially retired from the role in September…
Over 40 Aftershocks Keep NY Rockin' Days After Rare 4.8 Quake Over 40 Aftershocks Keep NY Rockin' Days After Rare 4.8 Quake
Over 40 Aftershocks Keep NY Rockin' Days After Rare 4.8 Quake Call it jealousy over the total solar eclipse? As millions geared up to watch the sun and moon’s rare celestial spectacle, Mother Earth continued to put on a show of her own in the days after a rare 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook much of the Northeast on Friday, April 5. Since then, at least 44 aftershocks have been recorded in Hunterdon and Somerset counties in New Jersey, according to data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). Earlier Report: New York Feels 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock The tremors, ranging in magnitude from 1.3 to 2.6, were felt across New Jersey, New York…
Here's How Northeast 4.8 Magnitude Quake Stacks Up Against Prior Tremors To Rattle NY Here's How Northeast 4.8 Magnitude Quake Stacks Up Against Prior Tremors To Rattle NY
Here's How Northeast 4.8 Magnitude Quake Stacks Up Against Prior Tremors To Rattle NY As nerves were still settling following an earthquake that rattled much of the Northeast late Friday morning, April 5, social media was flooded with lifelong residents proclaiming the tremor was the strongest they’d ever felt. “That might’ve been the biggest earthquake I’ve ever felt because the whole house was actually shaking. Pretty crazy,” one user posted on X. Though Friday’s magnitude 4.8 quake was among the largest to hit the Northeast in the last century, it is classified as a "light" quake on the Richter scale, which runs from a 1.0 magnitude (micro) to 9.9 (extreme). Original R…
Eclipse Safety: Here's How To Properly Use Eye Protection, Hudson Valley Expert Says Eclipse Safety: Here's How To Properly Use Eye Protection, Hudson Valley Expert Says
Eclipse Safety: Here's How To Properly Use Eye Protection, Hudson Valley Expert Says As New York residents prepare to gaze up at the sky during the upcoming historic solar eclipse less than a week away, a Westchester County eye expert is giving tips on how to properly view the event while using protection.  Known as the "Great North American Eclipse," the astronomical event will cross the United States on Monday, April 8, and bring a partial eclipse to the Hudson Valley. According to experts, such a spectacle can be dangerous to view without eye protection because the sun continues to emit harmful ultraviolet rays, and gazing directly at it can cause severe damage to th…
Nor'easter: Woman Killed Near I-684 By Fallen Tree ID'd As Wife Of Yankees Exec Nor'easter: Woman Killed Near I-684 By Fallen Tree ID'd As Wife Of Yankees Exec
Nor'easter: Woman Killed Near I-684 By Fallen Tree ID'd As Wife Of Yankees Exec A woman who was killed after a tree fell on her car as a Nor'easter swept through the region has been identified as a 50-year-old mother and wife of a New York Yankees executive. New, updated report - Yankees To Dedicate Season To Woman Killed In Armonk The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 in Northern Westchester County. The 2021 Toyota had been northbound on Route 128 between School Street and Leisure Farm Drive, according to the Town of North Castle Police. The woman has been ID'd as Catherine Tusiani, a resident of Armonk and the wife of Michael Tusiani, …
Solar Eclipse: How NYers Can Keep Furry Friends Safe During 'Astronomy Event Of Decade' Solar Eclipse: How NYers Can Keep Furry Friends Safe During 'Astronomy Event Of Decade'
Solar Eclipse: How NYers Can Keep Furry Friends Safe During 'Astronomy Event Of Decade' Ahead of the upcoming total solar eclipse – dubbed the astronomy event of the decade – pet owners should also be prepared. The total solar eclipse, slotted to occur on Monday, April 8, will follow a path of totality across just 15 states on the eastern side of the United States, including much of western and upstate New York. Between 3:15 and 3:30 p.m. that day, the moon will pass between the sun and the earth, blocking out all light for a few minutes for those in the zone of totality – which includes Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Watertown, Lake Placid, and Plattsburgh. Places farther away…
Seen Him? Missing Man Last Spotted In Poughkeepsie Seen Him? Missing Man Last Spotted In Poughkeepsie
Seen Him? Missing Man Last Spotted In Poughkeepsie The New York State Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Hudson Valley man who hasn't been since Sunday, March 24. Nicolas Faust, age 43, formerly of Ulster County in Marlborough, and Westchester County in Peekskill, was reported missing by his family, said Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police. Faust was last seen by friends in the Mill Street area of Poughkeepsie on Sunday, March 24 around 2 a.m. He is described as being 5-foot-9, 175 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call the New York State Police at 845-677-7300…
Democratic Primary In Hudson Valley Draws National Attention Democratic Primary In Hudson Valley Draws National Attention
Democratic Primary In Hudson Valley Draws National Attention As the New York Democratic primary election draws closer, the race for the state's 16th District seat between Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Jamaal Bowman is attracting nationwide attention and exposing divisions within the party.  The race between Latimer, age 70, and Bowman, age 48, is exposing tensions within the Democratic Party that will likely come to a head as residents within the 16th District cast their votes in the primary election on Tuesday, June 25, primarily centered on the ongoing conflict between Gaza and Israel.  Earlier …
Several Noncitizens Nabbed On Drug Trafficking, Possession Charges In Hudson Valley: Feds Several Noncitizens Nabbed On Drug Trafficking, Possession Charges In Hudson Valley: Feds
Several Noncitizens Nabbed On Drug Trafficking, Possession Charges In Hudson Valley: Feds Thirteen unlawfully present noncitizens caught in New York face drug trafficking and possession charges, including several who were apprehended in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island, officials said. The thirteen criminal noncitizens were apprehended following an effort by Enforcement and Removal Operations New York City Fugitive Operations officers conducted from Monday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 26, US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement announced on Friday, March 29.  The defendants all face charges related to the trafficking or possession of methamphetamines, fent…
Lane Closures To Slow Traffic On I-684 In Hudson Valley For Months Lane Closures To Slow Traffic On I-684 In Hudson Valley For Months
Lane Closures To Slow Traffic On I-684 In Hudson Valley For Months A series of scheduled lane closures are set to affect traffic on Interstate 684 in the Hudson Valley, officials announced.  Lane reductions along Interstate 684 in Westchester and Putnam counties between Exit 8 (Hardscrabble Road) in North Salem and Exit 9 (Interstate 84) in Southeast will be put into place beginning on Sunday, March 31, and lasting through Thursday, May 30.  The following closures are scheduled:  Two lanes in both directions with close Sunday nights through Friday nights between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.; One northbound lane will close Mondays through Saturdays be…
$1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold In Hudson Valley $1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold In Hudson Valley
$1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold In Hudson Valley Whoopie, a lucky Hudson Valley player took home $1 million after matching all five numbers in the Powerball game. The second-prize winning ticket matched the winning numbers 7-11-19-53-68 but not the Powerball of 23, for the Monday, March 25 game, said the New York Lottery. The ticket was sold at the Smokes 4 Less store on Plank Road in Newburgh, lottery officials said. There was also one third-prize-winning ticket sold in Westchester County in Ardsley. The winner, who matched four numbers plus the Powerball, took home $50,000, lottery officials added. The Ardsley ticket was sold at the&n…
Pair Of Hudson Valley Locales Among Best Places To Live In US, According To Brand-New Rankings Pair Of Hudson Valley Locales Among Best Places To Live In US, According To Brand-New Rankings
Pair Of Hudson Valley Locales Among Best Places To Live In US, According To Brand-New Rankings A pair of locales in the Hudson Valley are among the 300 best places to live in America, according to brand-new rankings. According to Niche, factors used in determining its rankings were: Public Schools Crime & Safety Housing Nightlife Good for Families Diversity The two communities selected from the Hudson Valley are both in Westchester County: Ardsley: No. 122: The village with a population around 5,000, "offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes," according to Niche, which also noted that "there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks," an…
NY Attorney General Begins Process To Seize Trump’s Hudson Valley Estate, Golf Course: Report NY Attorney General Begins Process To Seize Trump’s Hudson Valley Estate, Golf Course: Report
NY Attorney General Begins Process To Seize Trump’s Hudson Valley Estate, Golf Course: Report New York Attorney General Letitia James has taken the first step toward seizing former President Donald Trump’s golf course and private estate, CNN reports. Lawyers from James’ office registered New York’s $454 million civil judgment against Trump In Westchester County Court on Wednesday, March 6, the outlet reports. A Manhattan judge ordered Trump to pay the massive penalty after he, his adult sons, and the Trump Organization were found liable for using “numerous acts of fraud and misrepresentation” to inflate his net worth to get better loan terms. The reported move by the AG’s office wo…
Former Hudson Valley Cop Claims He Was Fired For Ticketing Woman With PBA Card: Lawsuit Former Hudson Valley Cop Claims He Was Fired For Ticketing Woman With PBA Card: Lawsuit
Former Hudson Valley Cop Claims He Was Fired For Ticketing Woman With PBA Card: Lawsuit A former Westchester police officer from the Hudson Valley is suing county officials and claiming that he was unlawfully fired for ticketing a woman who flashed a PBA card.  Rockland County resident Joseph Saetta, a former Westchester County Police officer, filed a lawsuit in federal court against the county's Department of Public Safety, its commissioner, Terrance Raynor, and County Executive George Latimer, on Friday, March 8.  According to the lawsuit complaint, Saetta, who previously spent time as an officer in Mount Vernon and Pleasantville, joined the Westchester County…
Dismembered Remains Case: ID Released For 1 Of 2 Hudson Valley Victims Dismembered Remains Case: ID Released For 1 Of 2 Hudson Valley Victims
Dismembered Remains Case: ID Released For 1 Of 2 Hudson Valley Victims For the first time, police have publicly identified one of two murder victims from Westchester County whose mutilated remains were found strewn across Long Island, reigniting the debate over bail reform laws. In an update to the case Monday, March 11, Suffolk County Police identified the female victim as 59-year-old Donna Conneely, whose last known address was in Yonkers. The identity of the male victim is still pending confirmation from the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office. Earlier Report: Dismembering Dead Body Would Be Felony Under NY Bill Meant To Remedy 'Ill-Conceived D…
Fugitive Caught With Meth After Lengthy Pursuit In Hudson Valley: Police Fugitive Caught With Meth After Lengthy Pursuit In Hudson Valley: Police
Fugitive Caught With Meth After Lengthy Pursuit In Hudson Valley: Police A fugitive wanted in another state was caught with methamphetamine after leading authorities on a long chase throughout the Hudson Valley in an unregistered vehicle with switched plates, police said. New Jersey resident Sean McDermott, age 34, of Hoboken, was arrested on Wednesday, March 6 following a pursuit that began in Westchester and ended in Putnam County, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday, March 11.  According to authorities, at around 12:15 p.m. on the day of McDermott's arrest, a vehicle that fled a traffic stop in Elmsford traveled into Putnam County…
'Indefensible': DA Blasts Hochul Over Criticism Of Severed Remains Case Of Hudson Valley Duo 'Indefensible': DA Blasts Hochul Over Criticism Of Severed Remains Case Of Hudson Valley Duo
'Indefensible': DA Blasts Hochul Over Criticism Of Severed Remains Case Of Hudson Valley Duo Local leaders are outraged over comments Gov. Kathy Hochul made criticizing the investigation into two Westchester County residents whose mutilated corpses were strewn across Long Island. The public back-and-forth began Wednesday, March 6, when Suffolk County District Raymond Tierney blasted reforms to the state’s bail laws that saw four suspects in the case released from custody with GPS monitoring. “Unfortunately, due to ‘bail reform’ passed by the New York State Legislature in 2019, charges relating to the mutilation and disposal of murdered corpses are no longer bail-eligible, meaning m…
4 Suspects ID'd In Severed Body Parts Case Involving Man, Woman From Region 4 Suspects ID'd In Severed Body Parts Case Involving Man, Woman From Region
4 Suspects ID'd In Severed Body Parts Case Involving Man, Woman From Region Four people have been charged in connection with the deaths of two victims from Westchester County whose mutilated remains were strewn at locations across Long Island. They were arrested Tuesday, March 5, after Suffolk County Police homicide detectives spent hours searching an Amityville residence on Railroad Avenue, located roughly a block east of the Amityville LIRR station. No human remains were located at the home, police confirmed. Police said the following were taken into custody, with the first three being residents of the home: Steven Brown, age 44 Jeffrey Mackey, age 38 Amanda W…
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…
Road Rage: Hudson Valley Woman Claims To Be Cop In Confrontation On Busy Highway, Police Say Road Rage: Hudson Valley Woman Claims To Be Cop In Confrontation On Busy Highway, Police Say
Road Rage: Hudson Valley Woman Claims To Be Cop In Confrontation On Busy Highway, Police Say A New York woman was taken into custody in connection with a confrontation on a busy Connecticut road during which she claimed to be a police officer, authorities said.  Westchester County resident Kimberly Nelson of New Rochelle, age 25, turned herself in to Connecticut State Police on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in connection with an incident that happened in March 2023, State Police announced on Thursday, Feb. 22.  According to police, on March 23, 2023, troopers received a call from a complainant who reported an incident on Interstate 691 East in the area of Exit 10 in the New Haven…
Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later In Area Jail, Police Say Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later In Area Jail, Police Say
Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later In Area Jail, Police Say A suspected catalytic converter thief from New York has been nabbed over five years later following an investigation that began in Connecticut and spanned two states and three counties. Jeraud Anthony, age 38, of the Bronx, was arrested on multiple charges Monday, Feb. 12, in connection with a stolen catalytic converter outside a business in Fairfield County. According to Darien Police, a woman contacted officers in September 2018 saying that someone had cut the catalytic converter off of her vehicle outside Darien Sport Shop on Post Road (Route 1). A witness told police they saw a vehicle…
3 Teens In 2 Stolen Cars Nabbed After Chase Starting On I-684 Injures Officer In Westchester 3 Teens In 2 Stolen Cars Nabbed After Chase Starting On I-684 Injures Officer In Westchester
3 Teens In 2 Stolen Cars Nabbed After Chase Starting On I-684 Injures Officer In Westchester Three teenagers who led authorities in New York on pursuits in two cars stolen from Connecticut and Rhode Island and injured an officer in the process face a heap of criminal charges, police announced. The incident leading up to the arrests began in Westchester County on Thursday, Feb. 15 around 2:20 p.m., when police learned that two stolen cars were traveling together on southbound Interstate 684. An officer began waiting for the two cars to enter the Hutchinson River Parkway and followed them south once he spotted them, according to Westchester County Police.  Once the cars arrived…
Hudson Valley Native Designs Taylor Swift's Super Bowl Necklace, Causes 1,049% Rise In Searches Hudson Valley Native Designs Taylor Swift's Super Bowl Necklace, Causes 1,049% Rise In Searches
Hudson Valley Native Designs Taylor Swift's Super Bowl Necklace, Causes 1,049% Rise In Searches If you couldn't help but notice pop superstar Taylor Swift's "87" necklace that she was sporting during the Super Bowl, you certainly weren't alone.  The necklace, designed by Westchester County native Stephanie Gottlieb of Scarsdale, was worn by Swift in tribute to her boyfriend, Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs, who won the Super Bowl by defeating the San Fransisco 49ers 25-22 on Sunday, Feb. 11.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Stephanie Gottlieb (@stephaniegottlieb) Swift's fans noticed the necklace en ma…