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  1. 11-Year-Old Hudson Valley Girl Killed During Height Of Storm

    11-Year-Old Hudson Valley Girl Killed During Height Of Storm

    An 11-year-old Hudson Valley girl was killed by a falling tree as a line of intense storms rolled through the area.The girl and her mother had just arrived home on Robinson Avenue in Newburgh around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday and were unloading their car when the tree toppled onto the top of the vehicle, trapping the girl inside, said Newburgh Police Department Det. Lt. Joseph Burns. Newburgh ...

  2. Details Emerge In Double Tractor-Trailer Crash With Serious Injury

    Details Emerge In Double Tractor-Trailer Crash With Serious Injury

    One person was seriously injured in a double tractor-trailer crash on I-87 that closed the major roadway in Orange County for more than 12 hours.The crash occurred around 3:52 p.m. Monday in the town of Newburgh, said New York State Trooper Michael P. Cassella.The initial investigation suggests vehicle one, a tandem tractor-trailer hauling recycled aluminum cans, was southbound on I-87 ...

  3. Fire Causes Extensive Damage To Danbury Home

    Fire Causes Extensive Damage To Danbury Home

    Danbury firefighters responded to an early morning kitchen fire that caused extensive damage before it was extinguished by the homeowner.The fire started around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home on Woodbury Lane, said the department's Communications Director James Gagliardo.Upon arrival, firefighters found the fire was extinguished by the homeowner using a garden hose but the home and kitchen ...

  4. Popular Westchester Diner Close To Reopening Following Norovirus Outbreak

    Popular Westchester Diner Close To Reopening Following Norovirus Outbreak

    After being given the all-clear to open following an outbreak of Norovirus by the Westchester County Health Department, the Mamaroneck Diner said it is still working to restock and prep fresh foods before welcoming diners.The Health Department confirmed Monday that people who ate at or worked at the Mamaroneck Diner last week tested positive for Norovirus, a highly contagious stomach ...

  5. Ossining Roadway Reopens, Power Still Out After Tree Falls On Lines

    Ossining Roadway Reopens, Power Still Out After Tree Falls On Lines

    This story has been updated.What was originally reported as a transformer explosion in Ossining that closed a road for several hours, knocking out power to dozens of residents, was actually caused after a tree fell on the lines, according to Allan Drury, Con Edison Public Affairs manager, police said.The tree fell around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and dropped lines onto Hudson Street, closing it ...

  6. Hudson Valley Cosmetics Company Fined Nearly $300K For Fatal Fire

    Hudson Valley Cosmetics Company Fined Nearly $300K For Fatal Fire

    A Hudson Valley cosmetic company is facing almost $300,000 in fines for failing to protect its employees from dangerous chemicals, and other hazards on the day a fire tore through its New Windsor factory, killing one, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.Verla International LTD is facing $281,220 in fines following an investigation into the Nov. 20, explosion ...

  7. Man Arraigned For Attacking Girlfriend's Son With Machete In Hudson Valley

    Man Arraigned For Attacking Girlfriend's Son With Machete In Hudson Valley

    A 42-year-old Haverstraw man has been indicted for attempted murder and first- and second-degree assault, after getting into a fight with his girlfriend and attacking her son with a machete, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe.Jeremy Barrett was indicted Monday for the April 22, attack which began when Barrett got into a verbal dispute with his ...

  8. Old Route 22 Closed Following Crash, Downed Wires

    Old Route 22 Closed Following Crash, Downed Wires

    Old Route 22 in Dover Plains is closed to traffic after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole, causing power lines to drape near the roadway, said New York State Police. According to Trooper AJ Hicks, the crash took place around 2:24 p.m. Monday at 148 Old Route 22.Currently, traffic is being detoured to Cricket Hill until NYSEG can repair wires.No serious injuries were reported, he ...

  9. Voluntary Boat Inspections Set For These Putnam County Sites

    Voluntary Boat Inspections Set For These Putnam County Sites

    Be ready for the summer and fun on the water by having a vessel inspection performed by police officers and deputy sheriffs assigned to the Marine Unit on Lake Mahopac.The inspections will also be done by Putnam County Sheriff's Department deputies in Putnam Valley and Cold Spring. In an attempt to educate the community on safe boating, officers will advise boaters of required safety ...

  10. Plan Moves Forward For Luxury Golf Community In Westchester

    Plan Moves Forward For Luxury Golf Community In Westchester

    Plans to transform the Hampshire Country Club in Mamaroneck into a luxury residential golf community took another step forward with the close of the public comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The Planned Residential Development (PRD), which is before the Village Planning Board for site plan approval, will now move into the Final Environmental Impact ...

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