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  1. Stew Leonard's Wants To Send Thousands Of Burgers To North Korea Summit

    Stew Leonard's Wants To Send Thousands Of Burgers To North Korea Summit

    When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a comment about opening a hamburger joint in Pyongyang, and with President Donald Trump headed that way, Stew Leonard's came up with just the right idea -- a burger summit.To help it happen, Stew Leonard, Jr., the CEO of Stew Leonard’s farm fresh food stores, came up with what he hopes is a way to make peace a little closer by offering to donate ...

  2. 111-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man Dies, Survived By 108-Year-Old Wife

    111-Year-Old Hudson Valley Man Dies, Survived By 108-Year-Old Wife

    Duranord Veillard of Spring Valley, who was believed to be the oldest resident in the Hudson Valley, died Friday, June 1, at the age of 111.Although officials records are not kept, Veillard's family members and his wife Jeanne Veillard, believed them to be area's oldest married couple, having been married since 1932. Jeanne turned 108 in May.Born in Haiti to Miciade Toulou and Tatice ...

  3. ID's Released In Hudson Valley Triple-Fatal Crash

    ID's Released In Hudson Valley Triple-Fatal Crash

    Two men and a woman from Dutchess County have been identified as the victims of a horrific crash when their vehicle rammed into a tree and landed on the front porch of a home earlier this week.John A. Perry, 46, and Kelly L. Perry, 40, both of Stanford, and Michael V. Lasher, 35, of LaGrange, died around 10:45 p.m. Monday, when the 2000 Chevrolet Blazer in which they crashed into a tree ...

  4. Off-Duty Hudson Valley Police Officer Killed In Motorcycle Crash

    Off-Duty Hudson Valley Police Officer Killed In Motorcycle Crash

    Click here for an updated story: Services Scheduled For Carmel Police Officer, 29, Killed In CrashAn off-duty Carmel police officer died after a motorcycle crash with a U.S. Postal vehicle in Kent. Gary Pietropaolo, 29, was driving on Route 301 when he crashed around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Kent Police Chief Alexander DiVernieri Jr.DiVernieri said the Pietropaolo was traveling ...

  5. Man Admits To Robbing Three Area Businesses

    Man Admits To Robbing Three Area Businesses

    An Orange County man faces up to 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing three area businesses at gunpoint.John Elliott, 30, of Woodbury, pled guilty Wednesday to two counts of robbery in connection with three robberies he committed in the town of Monroe between December 2016 and December 2017, according to Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler.Elliott was accused ...

  6. Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Firing Illegally Possessed Gun In The AIr

    Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Firing Illegally Possessed Gun In The AIr

    A Hudson Valley man has been sentenced to 13 years in state prison for firing a pistol in the air during a street fight.Antonio Harriott, 27, of Newburgh, was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge William L. DeProspo to the 13 years in addition to five years post-release supervision after being found guilty of criminal possession of a weapon by a jury, according to Orange County ...

  7. Off-Duty Cop Admits To Putting Woman In Chokehold In Northern Westchester

    Off-Duty Cop Admits To Putting Woman In Chokehold In Northern Westchester

    A 28-year-old police officer was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge after pleading guilty to harassment for putting a woman in a chokehold while off duty last year in Northern Westchester. In addition to harassment, Trevor Goff of Yonkers also pleaded guilty to criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, and obstruction of breathing in connection with the June 16, 2017, episode in ...

  8. Electronic Speed Indicator Signs Installed Near Route 6 In Peekskill

    Electronic Speed Indicator Signs Installed Near Route 6 In Peekskill

    For those who enjoy putting the pedal to the metal, they might want to check the impulse when entering the City of Peekskill.In an effort to slow down speeders, the city's police department recently installed an electronic speed indicator sign to remind driver's how fast they are traveling.The sign is located on Main Street near the Stop & Shop at Route 6 where the speed limit drops ...

  9. Search For Suspect Underway After Shooting In Westchester

    Search For Suspect Underway After Shooting In Westchester

    Police are on the hunt for the person who shot a 27-year-old Westchester County man.The shooting took place around on Alder Street in Yonkers, between Elm Street and Spruce Street, at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, said Yonkers Police Sgt. Dean Politopoulos.The victim was found shot in the back with what Politopoulos said were non-life-threatening injuries."The case is currently under ...

  10. Hudson Valley Man Killed When Tire Flies Off Box Truck On I-95

    Hudson Valley Man Killed When Tire Flies Off Box Truck On I-95

    A 25-year-old Hudson Valley man died when a tire flew off a box truck on I-95, bounced across traffic and landed on top of his small SUV-type vehicle.Joseu Alfonso Cala of Tuxedo Park was driving north on I-95 when the deadly crash occurred shortly before 6:15 p.m. Tuesday on I-95 near Commercial Boulevard in Oakland Park, Fla., according to Lt. Alvaro A. Feola, of the Florida Highway ...

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