Columbia County, NYMid-Hudson News Network

Columbia County couple charged with handcuffing eight-year-old to bed

COPAKE – A Copake couple has been arrested and charged with handcuffing an eight-year-old child to a bed frame on several occasions. Duane McCaul, 38, and Nellie McCaul, 39, were charged with endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful imprisonment, and reckless endangerment. The pair was arrested on Saturday following...
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Hudson, NYMid-Hudson News Network

Four charged in Hudson gun grab

CITY OF HUDSON – Police have charged four people in connection with a cache of weapons seized in the City of Hudson days ago. A 16-year-old was charged with two felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon, one count of which was for possession of a defaced gun. A...
Hudson, NYWRGB

Hudson celebrates Flag Day with their annual parade

HUDSON (WRGB) — The City of Hudson brought community members together to celebrate Flag Day, with the return of their annual parade. More than 60 groups participated in the parade -- including CBS6. If you were there, you may have spotted morning anchor Julia Dunn and meteorologist Craig Adams, riding...
Manhattan, NYNew York Post

Teachers, parents protest mask and vaccine rules at UFT headquarters

More than 100 teachers, parents and students protested outside the United Federation of Teachers’ headquarters in Lower Manhattan Saturday, demanding freedom from wearing masks in schools. Among the speakers was Jenna Miller, an 11-year-old student from Saugerties, NY, who was suspended from her elementary school last week because she refused...
Poughkeepsie, NYMid-Hudson News Network

Chamberlain cuts hours without notice to public

POUGHKEEPSIE – City Chamberlain Jasmin Davis, appointed to the position earlier this year, has changed the hours for the office that Mayor Rob Rolison considers the “gateway to city hall”. In announcing her appointment in March, Rolison said, in part “Most importantly for me, is how I know she will interface with the public – and that is the one place within city government that has continual contact with the public. Jasmin is a very friendly and accommodating person.”
Highland, NYMid-Hudson News Network

State audit critical of Highland school district’s handling of O-T policy

ALBANY – A State Comptroller’s Office audit of the Highland Central School District’s non-instructional overtime determined district officials did not properly authorize or monitor overtime for non-instructional employees or review the overtime payment calculations. As a result, the audit found 20 non-instructional employees were paid overtime totaling $203,444, primarily for...
Poughkeepsie, NYMid-Hudson News Network

Second arrest made in attempted murder of teenager

POUGHKEEPSIE – A second arrest has been made in the February 13, 2020 shooting of a 17-year-old male during an attempted robbery in an alley near 71 Garden Street at 1:05 a.m. The teen was shot at multiple times and struck once. 22-year-old City of Newburgh resident John Peterson was...
Rhinebeck, NYDaily Freeman

High School Baseball: Rhinebeck wins first section title in 8 years

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — Brendan Hines pitched a complete-game two-hitter and Strachan Doran returned to the lineup for three hits Saturday, leading Rhinebeck High to its first Section 9, Class C baseball championship in eight years. The Hawks knocked off undefeated Tri-Valley 4-1 for the title at Lorenz Field. "It's been...
Columbia County,

Fire breaks out in Bliss Towers apartment

HUDSON — Residents of two apartments are homeless after fire broke out early Friday morning in Bliss Towers, Hudson fire chief Anthony Demarco said. The fire began in the kitchen in apartment 508 and began to spread quickly, Demarco said. At about 12:05 a.m., Columbia County 911 sent Hudson Fire...
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Man Dies After Falling Into Hudson River Near Popular Restaurant

Police recovered the body of a man who fell into the Hudson River near a popular local restaurant. It's, unfortunately, the second drowning in the Hudson River this week. On Tuesday around 10 p.m., the City of Newburgh Police Department received a report of a drowning in the area of the Blu Pointe restaurant at 120 Front Street in the City of Newburgh. Upon officer arrival, several witnesses stated they saw a man fall off the dock into the water near Blu Pointe, police say.
Dutchess County, NYDaily Freeman

COVID-19 cases in Dutchess, Ulster counties both below 100

Dutchess County on Saturday reported 97 active cases of COVID-19, remaining below 100 for a second straight day. Editor’s note: In the interest of public safety, critical coronavirus coverage is being provided free to all readers. Support reporting like this with a subscription to the Freeman. The county’s total number...