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  1. 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 ...

  2. Woman Killed After Tree Slams Into Car During Storm

    Woman Killed After Tree Slams Into Car During Storm

    An 80-year-old woman was killed during the height of Tuesday's severe storm when a tree slammed into the driver's side of her vehicle in Rockland County.The incident occurred around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday as the woman was driving south on Red Schoolhouse Road in the village of Chestnut Ridge during the storm when the tree toppled onto the roof of her car, said Ramapo Police Lt. Chris ...

  3. Two Tornadoes Confirmed So Far In Hudson Valley During Deadly Storm

    Two Tornadoes Confirmed So Far In Hudson Valley During Deadly Storm

    This story has been updated.The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes and two microbursts touched down in the Hudson Valley during the intense storm system that moved through the area Tuesday and resulted in the deaths of an 11-year-old girl in Orange County, 80-year-old woman in Rockland County as well as two adults in Fairfield County.Both tornadoes were in Putnam ...

  4. Two Killed In Danbury, New Fairfield During Storm

    Two Killed In Danbury, New Fairfield During Storm

    Two Fairfield County residents were killed and several injured as a high-powered storm system ripped through the area downing trees and power lines.A 41-year-old New Fairfield woman was killed around 5 p.m. Tuesday on Brush Hill Road when a tree fell on her vehicle, pinning her inside, said Connecticut State Trooper Sgt. Eric Haglund.Haglund said the woman's 3-year-old daughter was also ...

  5. 11-Year-Old Area Girl Killed During Height Of Storm

    11-Year-Old Area Girl Killed During Height Of Storm

    An 11-year-old Hudson Valley girl was killed by a falling tree as a line of intense storms rolled through the area.The girl and her mother had just arrived home on Robinson Avenue in Newburgh around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday and were unloading their car when the tree toppled onto the top of the vehicle, trapping the girl inside, said Newburgh Police Department Det. Lt. Joseph Burns. Newburgh ...

  6. Details Emerge In Double Tractor-Trailer Crash With Serious Injury

    Details Emerge In Double Tractor-Trailer Crash With Serious Injury

    One person was seriously injured in a double tractor-trailer crash on I-87 that closed the major roadway in Orange County for more than 12 hours.The crash occurred around 3:52 p.m. Monday in the town of Newburgh, said New York State Trooper Michael P. Cassella.The initial investigation suggests vehicle one, a tandem tractor-trailer hauling recycled aluminum cans, was southbound on I-87 ...

  7. Fire Causes Extensive Damage To Danbury Home

    Fire Causes Extensive Damage To Danbury Home

    Danbury firefighters responded to an early morning kitchen fire that caused extensive damage before it was extinguished by the homeowner.The fire started around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home on Woodbury Lane, said the department's Communications Director James Gagliardo.Upon arrival, firefighters found the fire was extinguished by the homeowner using a garden hose but the home and kitchen ...

  8. Hudson Valley Cosmetics Company Fined Nearly $300K For Fatal Fire

    Hudson Valley Cosmetics Company Fined Nearly $300K For Fatal Fire

    A Hudson Valley cosmetic company is facing almost $300,000 in fines for failing to protect its employees from dangerous chemicals, and other hazards on the day a fire tore through its New Windsor factory, killing one, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.Verla International LTD is facing $281,220 in fines following an investigation into the Nov. 20, explosion ...

  9. Man Arraigned For Attacking Girlfriend's Son With Machete In Hudson Valley

    Man Arraigned For Attacking Girlfriend's Son With Machete In Hudson Valley

    A 42-year-old Haverstraw man has been indicted for attempted murder and first- and second-degree assault, after getting into a fight with his girlfriend and attacking her son with a machete, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe.Jeremy Barrett was indicted Monday for the April 22, attack which began when Barrett got into a verbal dispute with his ...

  10. Wappingers Falls Man Caught Dealing Drugs Near Medical Facility, Police Say

    Wappingers Falls Man Caught Dealing Drugs Near Medical Facility, Police Say

    A Wappingers Falls man was caught dealing drugs near a mental health center after police received a complaint about possible drug activity.Justin F. Zambardino, 27, was busted around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, when the Town of Poughkeepsie Police received the complaint about possible drug dealing in the parking lot of the Dutchess County Mental Health at 230 North Road, said Capt. Kevin ...

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