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  1. Ex-Area Resident Scott Kiernan, Syracuse University, NFL Player, Dies At 43

    Ex-Area Resident Scott Kiernan, Syracuse University, NFL Player, Dies At 43

    A former NFL player from the area who was a team captain at Syracuse University has died at age 43.Scott Weston Kiernan, who grew up in Greenwich, died suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 4 in Clermont, Florida. A cause of death was not released.A former Syracuse football offensive lineman, Kiernan, was well known as the player who co-captained the 1998 Big East champions, before moving on to ...

  2. 'Kayak Killer' Could Get Nearly $500K In Late Fiancé's Life Insurance

    'Kayak Killer' Could Get Nearly $500K In Late Fiancé's Life Insurance

    Angelika Graswald, aka the "Hudson River Kayak Killer," could walk away with more than $490,000 in life insurance benefits from the man whose death she pleaded guilty to helping cause, according to a court ruling made in Dutchess Surrogate's Court.But the fight for the money could be brutal if the family of her late fiancé, Vincent Viafore, can't convince Graswald to forfeit ...

  3. Chain Reaction, Four-Vehicle Wappingers Falls Crash Backs Up Traffic

    Chain Reaction, Four-Vehicle Wappingers Falls Crash Backs Up Traffic

    A four-vehicle crash in Wappingers Falls led to midday delays near Party City, according to state police.The crash, which occurred around 12:15 p.m. Thursday on Route 9 at Liss Road, was a chain reaction with the first car rear-ending the second, followed by two others who couldn't stop in time, said Trooper AJ Hicks. No one was injured and two vehicles were towed from the scene.

  4. Girl Stabs Fellow Teen, Injures Adult In Westchester, Police Say

    Girl Stabs Fellow Teen, Injures Adult In Westchester, Police Say

    A 13-year-old girl staying at the Graham Windham residential center in Hastings-on-Hudson stabbed a fellow teenager there and injured a staff member.The event took place Friday, Jan. 12, when the teen attacked a staff member with a weapon, said Hastings-on-Hudson Police Lt. David Dosin.During the altercation, another student tried to intervene and suffered a "superficial" stab ...

  5. Crash Involving NYSTA Truck Ties Up Traffic At I-287/I-87

    Crash Involving NYSTA Truck Ties Up Traffic At I-287/I-87

    This story has been updated.Motorists experienced delays on both I-287 and I-87 in Tarrytown due to a crash involving a New York State Thruway Authority truck. The crash, which occurred around 12:15 p.m. Thursday, initially resulted in one lane being closed where the two roadways meet, according to the New York State Police.Injuries were said to be minor, but traffic was congested due ...

  6. Production Crew/Casting Call For Movie Being Shot In Hudson Valley

    Production Crew/Casting Call For Movie Being Shot In Hudson Valley

    For those looking to break into the movie business, now's your chance to work for free on a short horror film filming in the Hudson Valley next month. Kaleidoscope Productions is working on a "no budget" short film in Newburgh on Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25 to be entered into film festivals. The film is about a sheriff in small town in upstate New York who uncovers a ...

  7. Area Man Bites Officer's Hand During Arrest, Police Say

    Area Man Bites Officer's Hand During Arrest, Police Say

    A Poughkeepsie man is behind bars after biting a police officer who was trying to arrest him following a domestic dispute.Kevin Longobardi, 24, was arrested Friday, Jan. 12, by the Town of Lloyd police who responded to a call for domestic violence, said Lt. James Janso.When police arrived on scene Longobardi became combative with police officers in front of a child and bit one of the ...

  8. Hyde Park Man Arrested For Stealing $30K From Employer

    Hyde Park Man Arrested For Stealing $30K From Employer

    A Hyde Park man is behind bars without bail after being arrested for stealing more than $30,000 from a Poughkeepsie business.Dennis C. Morgan was arrested Thursday, Jan. 11, following an investigation by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department after receiving a complaint from a local business of missing funds, said Capt. Kevin Faber. The theft took place over a five-month period in ...

  9. Beacon Man Strangles Victim, Steals Cell Phone In Domestic Dispute

    Beacon Man Strangles Victim, Steals Cell Phone In Domestic Dispute

    A Beacon man is behind bars after being charged with a host of domestic violence charges including assaulting and strangling the victim, according to the New York State Police.Daniel J. Statini, 27, was arrested Monday, Jan. 8, for a domestic dispute that took place on Jan. 3, on Glenwood Drive in Beacon, said Trooper AJ Hicks.An investigation into the event revealed that Statini stole ...

  10. Police Locate Missing 12-Year-Old Hudson Valley Boy

    Police Locate Missing 12-Year-Old Hudson Valley Boy

    A Hudson Valley boy who was missing for a day has been located by police in a hospital waiting room.Jordan Acres, 12, of Kingston went missing about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday when he was last seen near the Boys & Girls Club, said Kingston Police.Police found the boy about 24 hours later at the Kingston Hospital waiting room trying to stay warm, said Det. Lt. Thierry Croizer."He wanted ...

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