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Kathy Reakes

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Kathy Reakes's Contributions

  1. Two Women Face Charges After Suspected Area Overdose Death

    Two Women Face Charges After Suspected Area Overdose Death

    Two women were arrested on felony drug charges following the overdose death of a Port Jervis man.Katelynn Smith, 23, of Port Jervis and Gloria Bruno, 62, of Glen Spey, were arrested on Thursday for criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies, said Port Jervis police and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.The women ...

  2. Man Caught With Cocaine After Shoplifting $150 In Pearl River, Police Say

    Man Caught With Cocaine After Shoplifting $150 In Pearl River, Police Say

    A Spring Valley man was nabbed by Orangetown Police on a number of charges after being caught shoplifting at the ShopRite store in Pearl River.Benjamin Huntoon, 37, was arrested after Orangetown Police were called to the store around 4:30 p.m. Thursday for a report a man shoplifting more than $150 in merchandise, said Sgt. Kirk Vega.When police arrested Huntoon they found he was in ...

  3. Community, New Windsor Police Attend New DOJ Training

    Community, New Windsor Police Attend New DOJ Training

    The New Windsor Police Department became the nation’s third police agency to receive a newly developed community-based curriculum and training program through the U.S. Department of Justice.Held in conjunction with the Office of Justice Programs and Office of Community Relations Service, the training focus on strengthing the bond between the community and the police.Titled ...

  4. Two Women Charged, One For Prostitution, In Hudson Valley Spa Bust

    Two Women Charged, One For Prostitution, In Hudson Valley Spa Bust

    Two women were busted by the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office for offering massages without a license, one was also accused of offering sex for extra cash.The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office arrested Li Xu-Campbell, 54, of New Windsor, and Wang Chai Xia, 34, of Flushing, around 7 p.m. Thursday in connection with an investigation into illegal activity at Your Green Spa located at 1315 ...

  5. Area Couple Plead Guilty To Tax Fraud

    Area Couple Plead Guilty To Tax Fraud

    A 60-something couple pleaded guilty to tax fraud for failing to pay taxes or report money they earned, according to the Orange County District Attorney David  Hoovler.John Quick, 68, and his wife, Mary Quick, 63, both of the Town of Goshen, admitted Thursday that they had not only failed to file state personal income tax for 2012, but also failed to report money they had obtained from ...

  6. Man Throws Rock Through Window In Rockland Domestic Dispute, Police Say

    Man Throws Rock Through Window In Rockland Domestic Dispute, Police Say

    A Stony Point man was arrested after throwing a rock through a window during a domestic dispute.Dominick Varano, 31, was arrested Wednesday after Stony Point police responded to a residence on Wayne Avenue regarding a domestic dispute, said Lt. Daniel Hylas.No injuries were reported in dispute, but there was property damage that was caused by Varano allegedly throwing a rock through a ...

  7. Man Clinging To Branch After Trying To Save Dog Rescued From Croton River

    Man Clinging To Branch After Trying To Save Dog Rescued From Croton River

    A simple walk with his dog turned into a nightmare for a man who ended up clinging to a tree branch to keep from drowning in the rushing water of the Croton River.The man became stranded while chasing his dog who ran into the water in the Croton Gorge Park section of the river around 7 p.m. Wednesday, said the Croton Fire Department on Facebook.A passerby noticed the man and called ...

  8. Convicted Felon Throws, Hits Child Outside Hudson Valley School, Police Say

    Convicted Felon Throws, Hits Child Outside Hudson Valley School, Police Say

    A 37-year-old man who threw and hit a small child is behind bars after state police were notified by a local school of the abuse.Michael P. Thorpe was arrested on Monday after New York State Police received a call from teachers and officials at the child's school who were concerned about the abuse, said Trooper AJ Hicks.School officials told police that the injuries sustained by the ...

  9. Friends, Classmates Honor Slain Ex-Hudson Valley HS Soccer Star Joao Souza

    Friends, Classmates Honor Slain Ex-Hudson Valley HS Soccer Star Joao Souza

    Friends and classmates of the former Westchester varsity boys soccer standout and Binghamton University freshman who was fatally stabbed Sunday night have scheduled a gathering in his honor late Wednesday afternoon.The parents of slain Joao Souza, Alexandre and Renata Souza will stop by the school around 5 p.m. to meet with the Blind Brook High School community, the school's ...

  10. Service, Viewing Scheduled For Frank Skartados, Hudson Valley Assemblyman

    Service, Viewing Scheduled For Frank Skartados, Hudson Valley Assemblyman

    A prayer service and viewing have been scheduled for longtime Assemblyman Frank Skartados, who died Sunday from pancreatic cancer.The viewing is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at DiDonato Funeral Services at 1290 Route 9W in Marlboro.A prayer service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Skartados represented the ...

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