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  1. 21-Year-Old Slashes Victim In Neck At After-Prom Event, Indictment Says

    21-Year-Old Slashes Victim In Neck At After-Prom Event, Indictment Says

    A 21-year-old Rockland County man has been charged in connection with slashing another man's throat at an after-prom celebration.Ahkim Santana of Spring Valley was charged Friday with one count of attempted murder, assault, and attempted assault in connection with the May 25 attack, said Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe.“The defendant wielded a knife in a brutal and ...

  2. Six Arrested In Hudson Valley Prostitution Raid

    Six Arrested In Hudson Valley Prostitution Raid

    Seven Nabbed In Area Narcotics, Prostitution DetailSix people were arrested as a result of an ongoing investigation into prostitution in the area, according to the Ramapo Police Department.The bust when down around 8:40 p.m. Thursday on Sherwood Avenue in the Spring Valley section of Ramapo, said Det. Sgt. Brian Corbett.During the bust, the police department executed a search warrant ...

  3. Four Students Hospitalized In Hudson Valley School Bus Crash

    Four Students Hospitalized In Hudson Valley School Bus Crash

    Several students from Pearl River Middle School have been transported to area hospitals for examination following a school bus crash with another vehicle.According to Lt. David Mellin with the Orangetown Police, the crash took place early Thursday afternoon on Center Street in Pearl River.Pearl River Schools Superintendent Marco Pochintesta said four students were hospitalized for ...

  4. Four Students Hospitalized In Area School Bus Crash

    Four Students Hospitalized In Area School Bus Crash

    This story has been updated.Several students from Pearl River Middle School have been transported to area hospitals for examination following a school bus crash with another vehicle.According to Lt. David Mellin with the Orangetown Police, the crash took place early Thursday afternoon on Center Street in Pearl River.Pearl River Schools Superintendent Marco Pochintesta said four students ...

  5. Victim Of Fatal Accident At Lake In Area Was Beloved Teacher

    Victim Of Fatal Accident At Lake In Area Was Beloved Teacher

    The victim of a fatal boating accident on Candlewood Lake in New Fairfield was a beloved middle school teacher and a single mother of two.Wanda Tirado, 38, of Waterbury, was fatally injured when she was swimming near Squantz Cove late Tuesday afternoon.A teacher at St. Mary"s School in Waterbury, Tirado taught both math and science, school officials said. "Everyone who knew ...

  6. State Sues Manufacturers Of Foam That Contaminated Drinking Water In Area

    State Sues Manufacturers Of Foam That Contaminated Drinking Water In Area

    New York State is suing the 3M Company and five other companies to recover the cost for environmental cleanup and natural resource damages caused by the toxic chemicals in firefighting foam they manufacture.The lawsuit, the first of its kind, says the use of the foam at five military and civilian airports including Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, caused a public nuisance by ...

  7. Man Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center Dies After Single-Car Crash

    Man Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center Dies After Single-Car Crash

    A 44-year-old man who was airlifted to an area hospital following a single-vehicle crash has died.Christopher M. Baxter, of Staatsburg, died from his injuries once he arrived at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, according to Capt. John Watterson with the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office.Watterson said the crash occurred around 8 a.m. Monday on All Angels Hill Road in Wappinger.An ...

  8. 17-Year-Old Drowns While Swimming In Hudson Valley Lake

    17-Year-Old Drowns While Swimming In Hudson Valley Lake

    A 17-year-old area teen drowned while swimming in Rondout Creek in High Falls, despite an attempt at rescue by a special water-rescue team. Christopher Pelaez of Wallkill was recovered Tuesday around noon by officers from the Ulster County Sheriff's Office.Deputies responded to the area 18 Bruceville Road in the Town of Marbletown after receiving a distress call. When they arrived, ...

  9. Suspect On Loose After Shooting One, Slashing Another In Westchester

    Suspect On Loose After Shooting One, Slashing Another In Westchester

    Police are on the hunt for a suspect who shot one man and slashed another during a dispute in broad daylight in Westchester.The incident took place around 4 p.m. Tuesday at 47 Riverdale Ave., in Yonkers, when the dispute escalated into violence, said Yonkers Police Det. Sgt. Dean Politopoulos.Politopoulos said he could confirm there is one victim with an apparent gunshot wound to the ...

  10. Man Drowns In Westchester Watercraft Accident On Hudson River

    Man Drowns In Westchester Watercraft Accident On Hudson River

    A 31-year-old man drowned after becoming stranded in the Hudson River after falling off a personal watercraft in Westchester, according to the police.The incident took place around 6:45 p.m. Monday when Yonkers Police responded to the JFK Marina off Warburton Avenue on a report a stranded personal watercraft with a male and female missing, said Det. Sgt. Dean Politopoulos.Members of the ...

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