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  1. Orangeburg Financial Adviser Admits To Stealing $11.5M From Clients

    Orangeburg Financial Adviser Admits To Stealing $11.5M From Clients

    Hector May, a prominent investment adviser, has pleaded guilty to federal charges to participating in a conspiracy to defraud clients in the area out of more than $11 million.May, 77, of Orangeburg in Rockland County,  the president of Executive Compensation Planners in New York City, admitted stealing the money with the help of an unindicted co-conspirator, said Geoffrey ...

  2. On Your Mark, Get Set, Bake: Hudson Valley Woman Appearing On ABC-TV Show

    On Your Mark, Get Set, Bake: Hudson Valley Woman Appearing On ABC-TV Show

    A talented Westchester woman is flinging the sugar and flour to show off her baking talents and hopefully a win during her appearance on Season 4 of ABC's "Great American Baking Show."Hosted by Emma Bunton, or Baby Spice of Spice Girl's fame, the show hit the air last week and will have its grand finale on Thursday, Dec. 20. In the thick of the towering cakes and glistening ...

  3. Sandy Hook Elementary Receives Bomb Threat On 6th Anniversary Of Massacre

    Sandy Hook Elementary Receives Bomb Threat On 6th Anniversary Of Massacre

    Sandy Hook Elementary School students were sent home Friday morning after the school received a bomb threat on the sixth anniversary of a mass shooting that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead.School personnel reported the threat to Newtown Police around 9 a.m. Friday, said Lt. Aaron Bahamonde.Police went to Sandy Hook School to investigate the threat and it is currently being ...

  4. Rockland Doctor Convicted Of Sex Assault Of Young Girl

    Rockland Doctor Convicted Of Sex Assault Of Young Girl

    A Rockland County doctor has been found guilty of the sexual abuse of a young girl under the age of 14.Dr. Hiten Lakhani, 50, of New City, was found guilty Tuesday following a jury trial, said the Rockland County District Attorney's Office.The defendant is an ophthalmologist with offices at 445 Route 304, in Bardonia, was found guilty of one count of sexual assault for the ...

  5. Five Children Diagnosed With Measles In Orange County

    Five Children Diagnosed With Measles In Orange County

    As the number of measles cases continues to grow in Rockland County, new cases are also being reported in neighboring Orange County.Currently, there are 94 cases of measles in Rockland County, and five confirmed cases in Orange County.Two of these cases have been laboratory confirmed in children who attend school in Orange County, said the Orange County Department of ...

  6. Rockland Measles Cases Keep On Climbing

    Rockland Measles Cases Keep On Climbing

    The number of measles cases in Rockland County has increased again with 94 confirmed cases and four suspected cases.In addition, the number of people being vaccinated has skyrocketed with a reported 11,100 MMR vaccines being given since the beginning of the epidemic in late September, the Department of Health reported. Forty-seven of those vaccines were administered during a ...

  7. Two Charged In Death Of 15-Year-Old Who Fell From Side Of SUV

    Two Charged In Death Of 15-Year-Old Who Fell From Side Of SUV

    Two area teens were arrested following the death of a 15-year-old who was hanging onto the outside of the vehicle they were driving before he fell to his death.The 16- and 17-year-olds from Dutchess County have been charged with manslaughter in the death of Wilson Santiago of Wappinger around 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, said New York State Trooper AJ Hicks.The incident unfolded ...

  8. Man Admits To Vehicular Homicide In Deaths Of Two Women In Area

    Man Admits To Vehicular Homicide In Deaths Of Two Women In Area

    A 32-year-old man who was allegedly driving under the influence when he crashed his vehicle, killing two women, has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide.Christopher Perrella, 32, of Vernon, New Jersey, pleaded guilty Tuesday, Dec. 11, before Orange County Court Judge Robert H. Freehill in connection with the deaths of two women, who were passengers in a car that ...

  9. Day Vetoes Amended $709M 2019 Budget

    Day Vetoes Amended $709M 2019 Budget

    Rockland County Executive Ed Day used his line-item veto power to strike down 95 amendments totaling several million dollars to the 2019 budget.In vetoing the amended budget, which tops out at $700 million, brought to him by the Democratic majority, Day said the "ill-advised amendments" would have jeopardized the county's plan to dig itself out of a fiscal hole. “The majority’s ...

  10. Woman Facing Drug Charges ID'd As Pearl River HS Teacher

    Woman Facing Drug Charges ID'd As Pearl River HS Teacher

    An area woman arrested on cocaine charges after she drove a man who had been stabbed to the hospital has been identified as a Pearl River High School special education teacher.Denise Christensen, 53, of Pearl River, was arrested on Saturday, Dec. 8, after Clarkstown Police officers responded to Nyack Hospital for a report of a man with stab wounds, said Clarkstown Police Det. ...

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