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  1. Man Dies After Climbing On Top Of Train In Hudson Valley

    Man Dies After Climbing On Top Of Train In Hudson Valley

    Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Man Killed After Climbing On Top Of Train In WestchesterA man was killed overnight after climbing on top of a Metro-North train and coming into contact with live wires.The incident took place around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday after the man tried to get on top of a train headed to New Haven, Metro-North officials said.The train stopped between ...

  2. Man Faces Attempted Rape Charge In Orange County

    Man Faces Attempted Rape Charge In Orange County

    A 44-year-old man faces attempted rape and attempted sexual abuse charges following the attack of two women.Lionel Williams of Port Jervis was arrested Monday in connection with one of two sexual assaults that took place on Saturday, Sept. 15 and Monday, Sept. 17, Port Jervis Police said.The first incident took place around midnight when a 27-year-old woman reported to police that she ...

  3. Hudson Valley Heroin Trafficking Ringleader Sentenced To Decades In Prison

    Hudson Valley Heroin Trafficking Ringleader Sentenced To Decades In Prison

    After being labeled a "clear and present danger to society," for drug dealing, an area man was sentenced to 35 years to life in prison.Ronald Smith, aka “Tubbs”, 45, of Fallsburg, was sentenced in Sullivan County Court Tuesday following a jury trial where he was found guilty of conspiracy, criminal sale of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and ...

  4. Speeding Palisades Parkway Motorist Caught With Gun, Ammo Sentenced To Nearly Decade In Prison

    Speeding Palisades Parkway Motorist Caught With Gun, Ammo Sentenced To Nearly Decade In Prison

    A 37-year-old man stopped for speeding on the Palisades Interstate Parkway has been sentenced to nearly a decade in prison after a loaded gun was found in his vehicle.Alfonso Cortez of the Bronx was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison and two-and-a-half-years post-release for one count of criminal possession of a weapon following his May 18, conviction during a jury trial, said ...

  5. Suspect In Area Sexual Assault Apprehended After Police Search

    Suspect In Area Sexual Assault Apprehended After Police Search

    Police apprehended a man described as armed and dangerous who was wanted for a sexual assault and had managed to escape during a pursuit.Andre Sims, 35, of the City of Peekskill was arrested Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. at St. Vincent Hospital in Westchester County in Harrison by the New York State Police B.C.I. and City of Newburgh detectives, City of Newburgh Police Det. Lt. Joseph Burns ...

  6. Concerned Hudson Valley Sister Leads Cops To Man Who Crashes Into Six Cars

    Concerned Hudson Valley Sister Leads Cops To Man Who Crashes Into Six Cars

    An unidentified, violent, out-of-control man was apprehended by police after a lengthy police chase which included the man hitting six vehicles, including three state police cars on I-91 in the New Haven area, police said.The incident unfolded early Monday when the man's sister phone New Haven police to report he was "out of control," and "needed hospitalization," ...

  7. ID Released For Man Killed In Head-On Crash With School Bus

    ID Released For Man Killed In Head-On Crash With School Bus

    Police have released the name of a 39-year-old man killed during a head-on crash between a car and a school bus.Steve Diaz of Walden was killed around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, on Route 52 between Harts Lane and Bel-Air Park in the Village of Walden in Orange County, said Town of Montgomery Police Officer David Gowans. Diaz, who was entrapped in the car, was rushed to Newburgh ...

  8. Seen Him? Suspect Wanted For Sexual Abuse Of Child In Rockland

    Seen Him? Suspect Wanted For Sexual Abuse Of Child In Rockland

    Police are asking the public for help in locating a man wanted for sexual abuse in Rockland County.Ramapo police are searching for Jose Carpio-Pleites, 70, who is wanted for attempted sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child in connection with an incident that took place in August 2017, police said.Carpio-Pleites is described as being 5-foot-6, 180 lbs with brown eyes and ...

  9. Police Search For Armed Man Suspected In Sex Assault

    Police Search For Armed Man Suspected In Sex Assault

    Police are the hunt for a Northern Westchester man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in Orange County while armed with a handgun.The incident took place around 10:20 p.m. Monday when City of Newburgh police received a call about a woman running around naked inside of the Foundry, an apartment/condo complex located at 44 Johnes St., said Det. Lt. Joseph Burns. When police arrived ...

  10. Pair Caught Stealing TV From Area Hotel, Police Say

    Pair Caught Stealing TV From Area Hotel, Police Say

    Two area men were arrested by police after being caught burglarizing a hotel room. Monticello police arrested Glen Flickenschild, 44, and Joseph Tomasulo, 29, both of Monticello were arrested Friday, Sept. 14, and charged with felony burglary and petit larceny, according to Lt. Mark Johnstone.According to Johnstone, the two were arrested following an investigation into the burglary of a ...

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