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Harriman, NY

Fatal Crash: 36-Year-Old Woman ID'd After Being Hit By Compact SUV In Woodbury Fatal Crash: 36-Year-Old Woman ID'd After Being Hit By Compact SUV In Woodbury
Fatal Crash: 36-Year-Old Woman ID'd After Being Hit By Compact SUV In Woodbury This story has been updated. A woman hit was killed in a crash on the New York State Thruway in the region. The crash occurred in Orange County around 1 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27 on I-87 in Woodbury killing Otsego County resident Erika J. Gargan, age 36, of Schuyler Lake. According to Tara McCormick of the New York State Police, troopers responded to a serious injury crash between a 2021 Honda CRV and a pedestrian on I-87 southbound, between exit 15a (Sloatsburg) and exit 16 (Harriman). Gargan was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Honda was not injured.  The invest…
Fatal Crash: 42-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-87 In Woodbury Fatal Crash: 42-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-87 In Woodbury
Fatal Crash: 42-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-87 In Woodbury A 42-year-old man was killed during a crash between two tractor-trailers in the Hudson Valley. The collision occurred in Orange County around 12:10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10 on I-87 between Exit 17 in Newburgh and Exit 16 in Harriman. A preliminary investigation determined that a 30-year-old Albany man was operating a Peterbilt tractor-trailer southbound on I-87 when he sideswiped a Volvo bobtail tractor which was stopped on the right shoulder of the roadway, said New York State Trooper Tara McCormick. The crash claimed the life of 42-year-old New Jersey resident Jose L. Payano, of Plainfie…
State Police Car Struck While Assisting Disabled Vehicle In Tuxedo State Police Car Struck While Assisting Disabled Vehicle In Tuxedo
State Police Car Struck While Assisting Disabled Vehicle In Tuxedo Three people were injured, including a State Trooper when their vehicle was struck from behind while assisting another driver on a busy Hudson Valley highway. The incident took place in Orange County on I-87 northbound in the town of Tuxedo around 12 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15. According to Trooper Tara McCormick of the New York State Police, the troop car was parked on the left shoulder providing traffic control behind a disabled SUV in the area of mile marker 41.2, between exit 16 (Harriman) and exit 15A (Suffern/Sloatsburg), when it was struck from behind by a pickup truck.  The cra…
Port Jervis Man Charged After Breaking Into Business, Sniffed Out By K-9 Durak Port Jervis Man Charged After Breaking Into Business, Sniffed Out By K-9 Durak
Port Jervis Man Charged After Breaking Into Business, Sniffed Out By K-9 Durak A Hudson Valley man was apprehended hiding inside a business after he allegedly attempted to break into another business. Orange County resident Samuel Espada, age 44, of Harriman, was arrested on Monday, Aug. 21 in the town of Newburgh. According to Lt. Peter Talarico of the Town of Newburgh Police, said officers were dispatched to a criminal mischief call at State Farm Insurance on Route 17K around 830 a.m.  While on the phone with the caller, the caller was reviewing video tape and noticed Espada, who committed the criminal mischief, also tried to break into his building, kicking…
ID Released For Woman Killed In 2-Vehicle Cornwall Crash ID Released For Woman Killed In 2-Vehicle Cornwall Crash
ID Released For Woman Killed In 2-Vehicle Cornwall Crash The identity has been released of a  woman killed in a two-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. The crash happened at around 12:15 a.m. Thursday, July 27 in Orange County on  I-87 in the town of Cornwall, between Exit 17 (Newburgh) and Exit 16 (Harriman) and involved a passenger car and motorcycle. On Saturday morning, July 29, New York State Police announced that a preliminary investigation has determined that the driver of a 2017 Chevy Malibu, a 41-year-old of from the Orange County hamlet of Highland Mills, was traveling northbound in the left lane when he collided wit…
Person Killed In Overnight 2-Vehicle Cornwall Crash Person Killed In Overnight 2-Vehicle Cornwall Crash
Person Killed In Overnight 2-Vehicle Cornwall Crash New update: ID Released For Woman Killed In 2-Vehicle Cornwall Crash One person was killed in a two-vehicle overnight crash in the Hudson Valley. It happened in Orange County around 12:15 a.m.,  Thursday, July 27 on I-87 in the town of Cornwall between Exit 17 (Newburgh) and Exit 16 (Harriman), said New York State Police Trooper Tara McCormick. Troopers have confirmed that an operator of a motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim's identity has not yet been released. Police said the other vehicle involved was a passenger car. The crash remains under investig…
Repeat Spring Valley Armed Robber Nabbed, Hit With Federal Charges Repeat Spring Valley Armed Robber Nabbed, Hit With Federal Charges
Repeat Spring Valley Armed Robber Nabbed, Hit With Federal Charges A Hudson Valley man who allegedly robbed two businesses with a gun and attempted to rob another has been charged with federal armed robbery. Orange County resident 40-year-old, Adham Mohamed El-Gamal, of Harriman, was arrested on Wednesday, July 12 for the robberies which took place on Monday, July 10 in Rockland County in Spring Valley. According to Spring Valley Police Det. Matt Galli, El-Gamal, wearing a mask, walked into the Next Gas Station at 146 N. Main St., Spring Valley, around 1 a.m. on Monday, pulled out a handgun, and demanded money. The victim complied with his demands and El-…
2 Killed In Wrong-Way Crash Near Orange County-Rockland County Border 2 Killed In Wrong-Way Crash Near Orange County-Rockland County Border
2 Killed In Wrong-Way Crash Near Orange County-Rockland County Border Click here for a new, updated story: IDs Released For 2 Killed In Wrong-Way, Head-On Crash In Hudson Valley Police are investigating a double-fatal, wrong-way crash in the Hudson Valley overnight. It happened around 1 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 in Orange County on I-87 in the town of Tuxedo. A preliminary investigation by New York State Police has determined a passenger vehicle was driving northbound in the southbound lanes between Exit 16 (Harriman) and Exit 15A (Sloatsburg), when it struck another passenger vehicle head-on. The vehicles were occupied by drivers only, both of …
Two Women Facing Prostitution Charges After Investigation At Spa In Hudson Valley Two Women Facing Prostitution Charges After Investigation At Spa In Hudson Valley
Two Women Facing Prostitution Charges After Investigation At Spa In Hudson Valley Two women were nabbed in a prostitution sting at a Hudson Valley body spa following a two-month-long investigation. The two, Shao Fang Huang, age 54, and Jing Wang, age 54, both of Flushing, Queens, were busted in Orange County at the Body Beauty Spa in Harriman on Wednesday, Feb. 23. According to Sgt. Kristen Potter, of the Woodbury Police, an investigation was initiated after receiving complaints of illegal activity at the spa involving operating without a proper license and offering sexual contact in exchange for money. The Body Beauty SpaRockland Video Productions Both women were …
Jersey Ex-Con ID'd As Fleeing Route 287 Stolen Car Driver Who Crashed On NY State Thruway Jersey Ex-Con ID'd As Fleeing Route 287 Stolen Car Driver Who Crashed On NY State Thruway
Jersey Ex-Con ID'd As Fleeing Route 287 Stolen Car Driver Who Crashed On NY State Thruway UPDATE: A driver chased by police more than 40 miles from New Jersey into New York State before crashing a stolen car was identified as an ex-con who’s been involved in previous pursuits and has an arrest record that numbers in the dozens. Dustin Jeandron, 37, recently of Keyport and Trenton, gave New York State troopers a Hell’s Kitchen address after they took him into custody following Wednesday afternoon’s chase. Jeandron was driving a Hyundai sedan reported stolen out of Harrison when a Wayne police officer "spotted the vehicle in Wayne with fictitious plates and attempted to make a sto…
WILD CHASE: NJ Route 287 Pursuit Ends With Crash, Two In Custody On NY State Thruway WILD CHASE: NJ Route 287 Pursuit Ends With Crash, Two In Custody On NY State Thruway
Wild Chase: NJ Route 287 Pursuit Ends With Crash, Two In Custody On NY State Thruway UPDATE: A driver chased by police more than 40 miles from New Jersey into New York State before crashing a stolen car was identified as an ex-con who’s been involved in previous pursuits and has an arrest record that numbers in the dozens. Dustin Jeandron, 37, recently of Keyport and Trenton, gave New York State troopers a Hell’s Kitchen address after they took him into custody following Wednesday afternoon’s chase. Jeandron was driving a Hyundai sedan reported stolen out of Harrison when a Wayne police officer "spotted the vehicle in Wayne with fictitious plates and attempted to make a st…
Henri: How Much Rain Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Hudson Valley Henri: How Much Rain Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Hudson Valley
Henri: How Much Rain Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Hudson Valley Fears of dangerous winds from Henri never materialized for most of this region after the storm weakened significantly before making landfall, which wound up being about 50 miles farther east than earlier projections. But the storm, though disorganized, did manage to cause dangerous flooding in many areas, with drenching downpours at times over the course of nearly 48 hours. A total of just over 8 inches of rainfall were recorded in New York City (in Central Park). Here's a rundown of totals early Monday evening, Aug. 23 in the Hudson Valley from reports by the National Weather Service and …
Alert Issued For Missing Hudson Valley Teen Alert Issued For Missing Hudson Valley Teen
Alert Issued For Missing Hudson Valley Teen Seen her? An alert has been issued by the New York State Missing Persons Clearing House as they seek the public’s assistance in locating a missing Orange County teenager who has not been seen since March. New York State Police in Monroe are attempting to track down Harriman resident Jessica Zagrobelny, who was reported missing on Wednesday, March 31, officials announced. Police said that Zagrobelny was last seen wearing a blue Northface sweatshirt and glasses driving a 2016 red Mazda MZ6 with the New York license plate JMG-3328. It is believed that Zagrobelny may be traveling to northe…
HEROES: Paramus Officers Rescue Driver In Fiery Crash On Route 17 Pedestrian Bridge HEROES: Paramus Officers Rescue Driver In Fiery Crash On Route 17 Pedestrian Bridge
Heroes: Paramus Officers Rescue Driver In Fiery Crash On Route 17 Pedestrian Bridge PHOTOS/VIDEO: Two Paramus police officers rescued a trapped driver whose out-of-control SUV climbed the steps of a Route 17 pedestrian bridge and caught fire. The 42-year-old motorist from Harriman, NY, told police his 2016 Range Rover hit something on the northbound highway shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday, Deputy Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. He lost control of the vehicle, which crashed onto the stairway of a highway pedestrian bridge just south of Linwood Avenue and burst into flames, Guidetti said. Officers Thomas Holden and Nicholas Perna arrived instantly, opened the rear hatch…
Alert Issued For Man Wanted In Area Alert Issued For Man Wanted In Area
Alert Issued For Man Wanted In Area Recognize him?An alert has been issued by New York State Police investigators in Orange County who are attempting to track down a man who was busted with drugs during a traffic stop on I-87 in Harriman. Police said that Pusey was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance when he was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped on the interstate. He allegedly was in possession of 93 grams of crack cocaine. Following his arrest, Pusey was released, and he later failed to return to court and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest in Orange County.According to police, Pusey has …
Nearly Two Dozen Modell's Stores Slated For Closure Nearly Two Dozen Modell's Stores Slated For Closure
Nearly Two Dozen Modell's Stores Slated For Closure With online shopping leading to the demise of many traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, Modell’s Sporting Goods announced it will be closing nearly two dozen East Coast stores in an attempt to save the entire company. Eight Modell’s locations will be closing in New York - including one on Long Island - though the Hudson Valley avoided the chopping block.  The move comes so the retailer can avoid filing for bankruptcy as soon as Sunday, March 1, according to reports. Modell’s didn’t announce which Long Island location would be closing, and no closing dates or start of closing sales …
National Pizza Week: Here Are Five Of Orange County's Top Pizzerias National Pizza Week: Here Are Five Of Orange County's Top Pizzerias
National Pizza Week: Here Are Five Of Orange County's Top Pizzerias National Pizza Week started on Sunday, Jan. 12. We previously highlighted Middletown for pizza. Now, we let's look at all of Orange County. Craving a slice of crispy, cheesy New York-style pizza in Orange County? Check out these five local pizzerias, which are top-rated on Yelp. Marina Restaurant & Pizza (76 Route 17M in Harriman) Marina Restaurant & Pizza offers authentic pies and other Italian specialties in Harriman. With a 4.5/5-star Yelp rating, Marina’s is known for using homemade dough to craft savory varieties like Grilled Chicken (topped with roasted red peppers, spinach,…
12 From Area Charged With DWI In State Police Stops 12 From Area Charged With DWI In State Police Stops
12 From Area Charged With DWI In State Police Stops A dozen residents were among those removed from public roadways by New York State Police troopers for alleged impaired driving. In total, State Police in Troop K arrested 21 allegedly impaired drivers over the weekend in the Hudson Valley. Local residents charged include: Dutchess County On Saturday, Nov. 16, State Police from Poughkeepsie arrested Dennis W. Lawrence, 41, of Pleasant Valley, for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 1st degree, a felony, DWI, and Operation of a Vehicle without an Interlock Device, both misdemeanors. He was traveling on State Route 44 in the town …
Man Faces Drug Possession Charge After Police Respond To Orange Turnpike Road-Rage Incident Man Faces Drug Possession Charge After Police Respond To Orange Turnpike Road-Rage Incident
Man Faces Drug Possession Charge After Police Respond To Orange Turnpike Road-Rage Incident Police officers in Rockland County arrested a man who was involved in a road-rage incident and later threw a beer can at an area business, investigators said. Officers from the Ramapo Police Department responded to the Orange Turnpike on Saturday, Nov. 2, where there was a report of a man who attempted to kick a car that was stopped at a traffic light in Sloatsburg. Police said that the same suspect was later observed throwing a beer can at an area business prompting further investigation. According to police officers at the scene, the suspect was seen attempting to discard a glass pipe t…
State Takes Next Steps For Route 17 Expansion State Takes Next Steps For Route 17 Expansion
State Takes Next Steps For Route 17 Expansion The state Department of Transportation has officially taken the next step in the ongoing effort to improve safety and mobility along Route 17. The NYSDOT has issued a request for proposals for an engineering company to undergo a scoping and preliminary review process. The work is part of a $5 million study involving Planning and Environmental Linkage (PEL). This study includes identifying priority locations, conducting environmental assessments and starting the preliminary engineering process. Funding for the PEL was committed as part of the state’s 2018-2019 budget. “This is great news fo…
Marisa Rose Verbraak Of Suffern Dies At Age 18 Marisa Rose Verbraak Of Suffern Dies At Age 18
Marisa Rose Verbraak Of Suffern Dies At Age 18 Marisa Rose Verbraak of Suffern died in the early morning on Sunday, April 28. She was 18. According to her obituary, Marisa will be greatly missed and remembered by her family, friends and community as a loving sister, daughter, friend and niece, a distinguished old soul who loved reading, writing, spending time with her friends and going on spontaneous adventures.  She is survived by her mother Carolyn, her father Edward, her two sisters Melanie and Grace, her father's girlfriend Michele, her mother's boyfriend Brian, her beloved cat Tiggy and several aunts, uncles and cousins. …
This Area Pizzeria Ranks No. 1 In Upstate NY This Area Pizzeria Ranks No. 1 In Upstate NY
This Area Pizzeria Ranks No. 1 In Upstate NY  A popular pizzeria is the best reviewed in upstate New York, according to a brand-new report. Citing data from Yelp, NewYorkUpstate has released its new report of the municipalities that feature the top businesses in categories ranging from best pizzeria to specialty stops such as vegetarian restaurants and sushi bars. Factors that determine ranking include the number of reviews, star ranking and number of negative reviews.” The report only includes restaurants from what it considers as upstate - which is considered north of Westchester and Rockland counties - in the rankings. "B…
These Area Towns Rank Highest Upstate For Longest Commutes These Area Towns Rank Highest Upstate For Longest Commutes
These Area Towns Rank Highest Upstate For Longest Commutes Some area residents have among the longest commutes in the state, according to a newly released report. Using data from the U.S. Census, NewYorkUpstate.com compiled the municipalities with the most “super commuters,” a number which has risen 31.7 percent since 2005. According to the report, researchers used "mean travel time to work" data from the U.S. Census, NewYorkUpstate.com ranked the top 50 upstate New York towns, cities and villages where residents have the longest commutes. The report only includes municipalities from upstate New York - which is considered by the website to be area…
Starting Date Set For Harriman Toll Plaza Demolition Starting Date Set For Harriman Toll Plaza Demolition
Starting Date Set For Harriman Toll Plaza Demolition Demolition of the Harriman toll plaza on the New York State Thruway has a starting date, following the Thruway Authority’s transition to cashless tolls in the Hudson Valley. Beginning on Monday, Jan. 14, a Westchester contracting company will begin demolition in Harriman, as the state continues a $13.9 million plan to convert plazas in the region to cashless, all-electronic tolls. There isn’t expected to be any change in traffic patterns initially, though as the demolition continues, motorists may see temporary alterations. Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said, “th…
12 Orange County Motorists Charged With DWI In Weekend Stops 12 Orange County Motorists Charged With DWI In Weekend Stops
12 Orange County Motorists Charged With DWI In Weekend Stops More than 30 motorists were busted by New York State Police troopers as law enforcement agencies in the Hudson Valley continue a nationwide crackdown on drunk, drugged and distracted driving. A total of 17 of those charged were from the region: Orange County On Friday, Oct. 12, State Police in Montgomery arrested Maleah Yates, 28, of Newburgh, for DWI. She was traveling in Newburgh when she was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. The investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol and was subsequently arrested. On Friday, Oct. 12, State Police in Middletown arrested S…
Registered Sex Offender Reports Move Into Orange County Registered Sex Offender Reports Move Into Orange County
Registered Sex Offender Reports Move Into Orange County A registered sex offender who was convicted of sexually abusing a teenage girl has reported a move in Orange County. The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Orange County residents regarding the residency of 77-year-old Garland Harris, who has moved from Sloatsburg to an address on South Main Street in Harriman. The Division of Criminal Justice Services has assigned Harris as a level two threat, which means he is at "moderate risk of a repeat offense." According to the Division of Criminal Justice Services, Harris had sexual contact w…
Crazed, Violent Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Six Vehicles On I-91, Police Say Crazed, Violent Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Six Vehicles On I-91, Police Say
Crazed, Violent Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Six Vehicles On I-91, Police Say An unidentified, violent, out-of-control man was apprehended by police after a lengthy police chase which included the man hitting six vehicles, including three state police cars on I-91 in the New Haven area, police said. The incident unfolded early Monday when the man's sister phone New Haven police to report he was "out of control," and "needed hospitalization," said New Haven Police Officer David Hartman. Officers Thomas Blaisdell and Caitlin Zarella spoke with the man’s roommates at their University Place apartment. They said they last saw him a day ago, adding he a…
Six Orange County Residents Face DWI Charges In Weekend Stops Six Orange County Residents Face DWI Charges In Weekend Stops
Six Orange County Residents Face DWI Charges In Weekend Stops With law enforcement agencies in the Hudson Valley continuing their crackdown on drunk, drugged and distracted driving, several local residents were among 25 motorists who found themselves charged with DWI offenses in the area over the weekend. Local residents charged were: Orange County On Friday, Sept. 7, State Police from Montgomery arrested David Neff, age 63, of New Windsor, for DWI. He was traveling in Newburgh when he was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol and was subsequently arrested.  On Friday, Sept. 7, Sta…
Open Road, Cashless Tolls Will Soon Be Complete For All Area Thruways Open Road, Cashless Tolls Will Soon Be Complete For All Area Thruways
Open Road, Cashless Tolls Will Soon Be Complete For All Area Thruways More cashless tolls are coming to the lower Hudson Valley. Officials in New York announced on Tuesday that cashless tolling will begin on the Thruway Authority's remaining fixed toll barriers in the lower Hudson Valley by the end of the year, in an effort to improve traffic flow and limit gridlock throughout the state. "New York is rebuilding and reimagining our state's infrastructure and ushering a new era of toll collection that will save time and reduce congestion on our roadways," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "Cashless tolling is already a reality in Grand Island and …
Tree Falls On Tracks In Ridgewood, Delaying Trains Tree Falls On Tracks In Ridgewood, Delaying Trains
Tree Falls On Tracks In Ridgewood, Delaying Trains RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Rail service on the Bergen, Main and Port Jervis lines through Ridgewood was temporarily suspended Wednesday after a tree fell onto the southbound tracks. Ridgewood and NJ Transit police responded along with village firefighters and an NJT Rail Operations crew after the tree fell near 264 South Broad St. just after 11:30 a.m. Service resumed on the Main, Bergen and Port Jervis lines at 12:10 p.m. but with 45-minute delays, NJ Transit said. The lines run to and from Hoboken through Secaucus between Bergen and Rockland and Orange counties -- including stops in Sloatsburg, …
Steven Viscardo Of Middletown Dies At 33 Steven Viscardo Of Middletown Dies At 33
Steven Viscardo Of Middletown Dies At 33 Rockland native Steven Anthony Viscardo, a resident of Middletown, died on Tuesday, Jan. 16. He was 33. He was born on Sept.19, 1984 in Suffern, the son of Alexander Viscardo and Cindy Goodchild. He was raised in Orange County, where he attended Pine Bush High School. He was a die-hard NY Giants fan and loved to spend his Sundays watching football with his brother. Steven was loved by many whom he encountered throughout his life. His smile and contagious laughter would light up a room with a personality larger than life itself. Above all, his greatest love was for his family. Steven leave…