Michael Mashburn

Reporter

mmashburn@dailyvoice.com

Michael joined the Daily Voice team in April 2022 covering news throughout New York, including the Capital Region, Hudson Valley, and Long Island.

He previously worked as a radio reporter covering local news and traffic for ABC News Radio affiliates KTAR in Phoenix and KOMO in Seattle.

Michael graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in May 2014. 

Michael Mashburn's Contributions

Hit-Run Biker Who Left NY 18-Year-Old In Coma Nabbed Nearly Month Later, Police Say Hit-Run Biker Who Left NY 18-Year-Old In Coma Nabbed Nearly Month Later, Police Say
Hit-Run Biker Who Left NY 18-Year-Old In Coma Nabbed Nearly Month Later, Police Say Nearly a month after a University at Albany student from Long Island was severely injured in a hit-and-run dirt bike crash, a suspect is behind bars. Albany Police arrested Austin Breyette, age 25, of Watervliet, early Thursday morning, May 23, in connection with the collision that left 18-year-old UAlbany freshman Alexa Kropf in a medically induced coma. Kropf, a Long Island native from Floral Park, was struck by a dirt bike rider just blocks from the UAlbany campus at around midnight Saturday, April 27. Earlier Report: New Update: 18-Year-Old Severely Injured In NY Hit-Run Awake …
Selden Trafficker Behind Christmas Day Overdose Death Gets Decades In Federal Prison Selden Trafficker Behind Christmas Day Overdose Death Gets Decades In Federal Prison
Selden Trafficker Behind Christmas Day Overdose Death Gets Decades In Federal Prison A convicted drug trafficker from Long Island will spend decades in prison for selling fentanyl that caused a man’s fatal overdose on Christmas Day. Marlon Thompson, age 42, of Selden, was sentenced to 30 years behind bars in Central Islip federal court on Tuesday, May 21. It followed his December 2022 jury conviction on four counts including conspiracy to distribute cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl, and being a felon in possession of firearms. According to prosecutors, Thompson sold hard drugs throughout Suffolk County between January 2017 and May 2019. On Dec. 25, 2018, he sold fentanyl to…
Child Rape Plea: Hudson Valley Man Admits Abusing Victim Under Age Of 11 Child Rape Plea: Hudson Valley Man Admits Abusing Victim Under Age Of 11
Child Rape Plea: Hudson Valley Man Admits Abusing Victim Under Age Of 11 A Hudson Valley man is facing years behind bars after formally confessing to sexually abusing a young child. Orange County resident Justin Babb, age 41, of New Hampton, pleaded guilty to criminal sexual act in Orange County Court on Thursday, May 23. According to prosecutors, Babb admitted that he engaged in anal sexual conduct with the victim, who was under the age of 11, in August 2023. “This defendant’s unspeakable actions demand a lengthy prison sentence,” said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. “It is inconceivable that a child could be subjected to the horrific acts perpe…
Wrongful Conviction? Jury Misunderstood Assault Charge Against UAlbany Student, Activists Claim Wrongful Conviction? Jury Misunderstood Assault Charge Against UAlbany Student, Activists Claim
Wrongful Conviction? Jury Misunderstood Assault Charge Against UAlbany Student, Activists Claim A University at Albany student accused of slashing a woman with a knife on campus was wrongly convicted after jurors misunderstood the charges against him, activists claim. Dozens of people gathered in front of the Albany County courthouse on Wednesday, May 22, to rally in support of 20-year-old McKyle Hall, who was found guilty in connection with the September 2022 incident. According to Saratoga Black Lives Matter (BLM), the then 18-year-old Hall was attacked on campus by a group of 12 to 15 people. In an attempt to escape, he accidentally cut one of the female attackers with a knife, the…
12-Year-Old Shooter Tried Murdering Woman In Albany, Police Say 12-Year-Old Shooter Tried Murdering Woman In Albany, Police Say
12-Year-Old Shooter Tried Murdering Woman In Albany, Police Say A 12-year-old boy is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly shooting a woman in the region. Albany Police were called at around 4 p.m. Monday, May 13, for a shooting near South Pearl and Schuyler streets. They found a 43-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her arm. The victim was taken by ambulance to Albany Medical Center Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators tracked down the 12-year-old suspect and arrested him in Albany on Tuesday night, May 21. It was not immediately clear whether he and the victim knew one another. The bo…
Rolled Tractor-Trailer Lands On Car, Shuts Down Thruway In Albany For Hours Rolled Tractor-Trailer Lands On Car, Shuts Down Thruway In Albany For Hours
Rolled Tractor-Trailer Lands On Car, Shuts Down Thruway In Albany For Hours One person is hospitalized after a tractor-trailer rolled on the Thruway, striking another vehicle and shutting down the highway for hours during the morning commute. Click here for a new, updated story - Double-Fatal Crash: Man, Woman ID'd As Victims After Tractor-Trailer Rolls Over On NY Thruway The wreck happened just before 8 a.m. Thursday, May 23, on I-87 in Albany. New York State Police said the tractor-trailer collided with a passenger vehicle in the northbound lanes near Exit 23. A photo shared by the agency shows the truck on its right side, blocking most of the roadway and th…
Alert Issued After Pastries Sold In Hudson Valley With Undeclared Allergens Alert Issued After Pastries Sold In Hudson Valley With Undeclared Allergens
Alert Issued After Pastries Sold In Hudson Valley With Undeclared Allergens Check your pantry. A consumer alert issued by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets on Wednesday, May 22, warns of undeclared wheat allergens in several products that were manufactured by Local Roots Bakery and sold throughout New York State. The Columbus, Ohio-based company – considered an unapproved/unlicensed source by the state – failed to declare wheat allergens in its cinnamon buns, mini cinnamon buns, alfajores duos, brownies, and muffins. Affected products were sold in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island. Food inspectors discovered the misbranding following a c…
Southern State Parkway Fatality: Patchogue Man ID'd In Wrong-Way Islip Crash Southern State Parkway Fatality: Patchogue Man ID'd In Wrong-Way Islip Crash
Southern State Parkway Fatality: Patchogue Man ID'd In Wrong-Way Islip Crash Authorities have identified a Long Island man who was killed by a wrong-way driver on the Southern State Parkway. The crash happened at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, near Exit 43A in Islip. New York State Police said a 2004 Buick was going westbound in the eastbound lanes when it collided with a Honda motorcycle, ejecting the rider from his bike. The motorcycle operator, 42-year-old Hugo Cajamarca, of Patchogue, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. The other driver was treated for minor injuries. New York State Police said the crash is under investigati…
Athletic Cuts, Bigger Class Sizes Loom After Voters Reject Suffolk County School Levy Increases Athletic Cuts, Bigger Class Sizes Loom After Voters Reject Suffolk County School Levy Increases
Athletic Cuts, Bigger Class Sizes Loom After Voters Reject Suffolk County School Levy Increases Teachers and parents in two Long Island school districts are bracing for major budget cuts after voters rejected a pair of tax levy increases. In Suffolk County, both the Sachem Central School District and the West Babylon School District fell short of the 60-percent supermajorities that were needed as the proposed budgets exceeded the tax cap. Final vote tallies Wednesday, May 22, showed 56-percent of voters backed West Babylon’s levy increase, while just 50.3-percent supported Sachem’s. Prior to Tuesday’s vote, the Sachem Central School District said the levy increase was needed to “pres…
24-Year-Old In Critical Condition After Albany Shooting; Search For Gunman Underway 24-Year-Old In Critical Condition After Albany Shooting; Search For Gunman Underway
24-Year-Old In Critical Condition After Albany Shooting; Search For Gunman Underway A young man is fighting for his life following a late-night shooting in the region. The incident happened at around 11 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in Albany’s West Hill neighborhood, near First and Ontario streets. Staff at Albany Medical Center Hospital contacted Albany Police after the 24-year-old victim showed up to the emergency room with a gunshot wound to his chest. The man remains hospitalized in critical condition, police said. No suspects had been identified as of Wednesday, May 22. Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Albany Police at 518-462-8039. Anonymous tips …
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