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Kathy Reakes

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  1. Motorist Intentionally Hits Car In Fight Over Woman, Police Say

    Motorist Intentionally Hits Car In Fight Over Woman, Police Say

    A Hudson Valley motorist was arrested after intentionally hitting another car in a fight over a woman, according to police in Rockland County.Jose A. Perez, 47, was arrested Sunday, May 6 and charged with reckless driving, criminal mischief, and reckless endangerment following the crash, said Stony Point Police Lt. Daniel Hylas.According to Hylas, when police responded to the crash on ...

  2. Bills Introduced To Restore Tappan Zee Name To New Bridge

    Bills Introduced To Restore Tappan Zee Name To New Bridge

    Few refer to the new Tappan Zee Bridge by its official name of the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, just as few called the old bridge by its designated name, the Malcolm Wilson Bridge, honoring another former New York governor.Now, two bills are moving through the state Assembly and Senate to nix any uncertainty.In effect, the bills say what most already do: it's the new Tappan Zee ...

  3. Hudson Valley Man Arrested Twice In One Day

    Hudson Valley Man Arrested Twice In One Day

    Monroe Police arrested a man twice in one day after he assaulted his wife during a domestic dispute and then violated a protective order.Odi Gil-Aguilar, 30, of Monroe, was arrested on Thursday, May 10, after officers responded to a home for a report of domestic violence taking place, police said.When officers arrived they found Gil Aguilar assaulting his wife and arrested him. An ...

  4. Cause Of Death Revealed For Off-Duty Hudson Valley Sheriff Deputy

    Cause Of Death Revealed For Off-Duty Hudson Valley Sheriff Deputy

    The shooting death and car crash involving a long-time Rockland County sheriff deputy late last year has been ruled a suicide by the Orange County Medical Examiner's Officer.Frank Farina, 42, of Stony Point, and his wife, Jennifer Farina, were driving were driving on Long Mountain Parkway in the Town of Woodbury around 1:30 p.m., Nov. 14, when he was shot in the head, lost control of ...

  5. Pair Caught With Over 100 Pieces Of Stolen Mail In Westchester

    Pair Caught With Over 100 Pieces Of Stolen Mail In Westchester

    Police nabbed two men who had stolen or "fished" more than 100 pieces of stolen mail out of a USPS box in Westchester.The men, Jade Williams, 19, and Sean Michael Dash, 21, both of the Bronx, were arrested around 2:50 a.m. Friday after police observed the two engaging in suspicious activity in of the USPS mailbox, said Tarrytown Police Lt. Greg Budnar. As the men were ...

  6. Support Pours In For Family Of Hudson Valley Girl Killed In Storm

    Support Pours In For Family Of Hudson Valley Girl Killed In Storm

    Support and words of comfort are pouring in for the family of the 11-year-old Newburgh girl killed during Tuesday's storm when a tree fell on the SUV in which she was a passenger. The girl’s mother had just parked at their Newburgh home when violent wind gusts toppled a tree and trapped the girl inside, police said.A GoFundMe page, set up by friends, has raised about $16,000 in just one ...

  7. Mamaroneck Fatal Domestic Incident Case Heads To Grand Jury

    Mamaroneck Fatal Domestic Incident Case Heads To Grand Jury

    The attorney for Cynthia Arce, who tried to kill two Mamaroneck police officers who were attempting to save her dying 2-year-old daughter, is letting the case proceed to a grand jury who will decide whether to indict her.Following a hearing outside of Mamaroneck Village Court on Thursday, Richard Portale, who also represents Angelika Graswald, known as the "kayak killer," ...

  8. Westchester Gymnastics Coach Charged With Several Sex Offenses

    Westchester Gymnastics Coach Charged With Several Sex Offenses

    A popular local gymnastics coach who owned gyms across the area has been arrested on five counts of sexual conduct against a child under 13, according to Ramapo police.Police said Joseph Lewin, 67, of Port Chester, also known as Joseph Lewandoski in the 1990s, abused children from 2001 to 2014. They also suspect that he may have sexually abused teens 16 and up as well.In addition to the ...

  9. Beloved Northern Westchester Teacher ID'd As Storm Fatality

    Beloved Northern Westchester Teacher ID'd As Storm Fatality

    A beloved Northern Westchester art teacher has been identified as one of the two Fairfield County residents killed during Tuesday's powerful storms that left a swath of destruction across the region.Lauren Svendsen, 41, died when a tree fell on her car in New Fairfield around 5 p.m., on Brush Hill Road. Her 3-year-old daughter was also in the vehicle but was not injured, reported ...

  10. Woman Visiting College Is Third Hudson Valley Storm-Related Fatality

    Woman Visiting College Is Third Hudson Valley Storm-Related Fatality

    A 58-year-old woman visiting Mount Saint Mary College's Desmond Campus in the Town of the Newburgh became the Hudson Valley's third storm-related fatality and second from Orange County when a tree fell on her vehicle, police said.Lisa Resnick, of Rosendale in Ulster County, was killed around 5 p.m. Tuesday as she was sitting in her vehicle on the campus when a large tree struck the ...

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