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  1. Cold Spring Man Nabbed For Selling Heroin

    Cold Spring Man Nabbed For Selling Heroin

    A Putnam County man was nabbed for numerous counts of selling and possessing drugs following a lengthy investigation by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit.Kurian C. Hamilton, 27, of Cold Spring, was charged on Wednesday, Jan. 10, with three felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, two felony counts of criminal sale of a ...

  2. Ex-Area Coach Sentenced After Convincing Young Boy To Perform Oral Sex

    Ex-Area Coach Sentenced After Convincing Young Boy To Perform Oral Sex

    A 20-year-old volunteer wrestling coach in the Hudson Valley accused of using SnapChat and Instagram to convince a young boy to perform oral sex on him has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.Marcus Stroud, of Nyack, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel for receiving files containing sexually explicit images of a minor after pleading guilty in June, said Geoffrey ...

  3. Person Extricated In Taconic Parkway Crash

    Person Extricated In Taconic Parkway Crash

    Traffic is moving freely again on the southbound lanes of the Taconic State Parkway near Lagrangeville following a crash that involved the extrication of the occupant, according to New York State Police.The crash occurred around 8 a.m.Tuesday just before Noxon Road, backing up traffic while the vehicle was removed, said Trooper AJ Hicks.Firefighters were able to remove the driver ...

  4. Details Emerge In Sexual Assault Charges Against Teacher From Hudson Valley

    Details Emerge In Sexual Assault Charges Against Teacher From Hudson Valley

    A teacher who lives in the Hudson Valley who was arrested for having oral sex with a 14-year-old student has been removed from having any contact with children, according to the New York Department of Education.Dori Myers of Garnerville in Rockland County, a 29-year-old social studies teacher at The New School for Leadership and the Arts the in the Bronx, was charged Friday with a ...

  5. Court Nixes Review Of Lacey Spears Murder Conviction

    Court Nixes Review Of Lacey Spears Murder Conviction

    A former Rockland County woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing her son lost a bid on Friday in the New York State Court of  Appeals to have her murder conviction reviewed, according to Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. Lacey Spears, who lived in Chestnut Ridge, was convicted in March 2015 of killing her 5-year-old son Garnett-Paul Spears ...

  6. Deer Rescue, $54M Sale Of Northern Westchester Complex Tops Week's News

    Deer Rescue, $54M Sale Of Northern Westchester Complex Tops Week's News

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A dramatic deer rescue and the sale of a $54 Northern Westchester complex topped the week's news. It was quite the afternoon for Sleepy Hollow Fire Chief John Korzelius when he crawled out onto a lake to rescue a deer stranded on a frozen lake in Pocantico Hills. Click here to read the story.The Landing at Mohegan Lake has sold to Ginsburg Development for $54 ...

  7. Ex-Area Resident Scott Kiernan, Syracuse University, NFL Player, Dies At 43

    Ex-Area Resident Scott Kiernan, Syracuse University, NFL Player, Dies At 43

    A former NFL player from the area who was a team captain at Syracuse University has died at age 43.Scott Weston Kiernan, who grew up in Greenwich, died suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 4 in Clermont, Florida. A cause of death was not released.A former Syracuse football offensive lineman, Kiernan, was well known as the player who co-captained the 1998 Big East champions, before moving on to ...

  8. 'Kayak Killer' Could Get Nearly $500K In Late Fiancé's Life Insurance

    'Kayak Killer' Could Get Nearly $500K In Late Fiancé's Life Insurance

    Angelika Graswald, aka the "Hudson River Kayak Killer," could walk away with more than $490,000 in life insurance benefits from the man whose death she pleaded guilty to helping cause, according to a court ruling made in Dutchess Surrogate's Court.But the fight for the money could be brutal if the family of her late fiancé, Vincent Viafore, can't convince Graswald to forfeit ...

  9. Girl Stabs Fellow Teen, Injures Adult In Westchester, Police Say

    Girl Stabs Fellow Teen, Injures Adult In Westchester, Police Say

    A 13-year-old girl staying at the Graham Windham residential center in Hastings-on-Hudson stabbed a fellow teenager there and injured a staff member.The event took place Friday, Jan. 12, when the teen attacked a staff member with a weapon, said Hastings-on-Hudson Police Lt. David Dosin.During the altercation, another student tried to intervene and suffered a "superficial" stab ...

  10. Crash Involving NYSTA Truck Ties Up Traffic At I-287/I-87

    Crash Involving NYSTA Truck Ties Up Traffic At I-287/I-87

    This story has been updated.Motorists experienced delays on both I-287 and I-87 in Tarrytown due to a crash involving a New York State Thruway Authority truck. The crash, which occurred around 12:15 p.m. Thursday, initially resulted in one lane being closed where the two roadways meet, according to the New York State Police.Injuries were said to be minor, but traffic was congested due ...

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