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A New York Mother Vanished In The Middle Of A Divorce And Custody Battle

Petra Loretta MuhammadFacebook - David Hoovler Orange County DA. Petra Loretta Muhammad, raised by various relatives, lived in her homeland of Grenada until she was a teen. When she was fourteen, Petra moved to Trinidad, and at the age of 22, she met William Jackson. When she was 24 years old, she moved to the United States and married William. William converted to Islam and changed his last name to Muhammad, and as his wife, Petra carried the last name, Muhammad. Then 30-year-old Petra was a student at the State University of New York Orange (SUNY) in Newburgh, New York. She was pursuing a degree in diagnostic imaging with plans to become an x-ray technician. Petra worked part-time as a cashier and was about to sign the lease on her apartment. Petra had been married for four years to William Muhammad, who she was divorcing. The couple lived in a home owned by William's parents at 35 Schneider Avenue. William was also under investigation for allegations that he abused their young son. Petra had an order of protection against William. The Herald Times-Record reports in February 2005, that she told a judge that her husband hit her in the face. William threatened to kill her, pushed her, and locked her and their son out of their home. She said William disabled the phones to prevent her from calling for help, reports the Times Herald-Record. The protection order prohibited William from harassing Petra. According to Bronx News 12, William filed for custody of the couple's 3 1/2-year-old son in the middle of the divorce. Four months later, Petra Muhammad vanished.
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Person Struck by Stray Bullet in Bridgeport

Police are investigating after a person was struck by a stray bullet in Bridgeport on Monday. Dispatchers said they received a ShotSpotter activation in the 300th block of Connecticut Avenue around 12:30 p.m. According to investigators, an adult was struck in the abdomen by a stray bullet at the intersection...
Mid-Hudson News Network

Three wounded in two weekend Newburgh shootings

NEWBURGH – A man and woman from Beacon were both shot at 3 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 and at 11:55 p.m. on Sunday, the 26th, a 17-year-old Newburgh boy was shot in the back. Newburgh City Police said the Beacon residents arrived at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital with gunshot wounds early Saturday. The female victim was shot in the foot and the male victim had been shot in the calf. Both are 23 years old.
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Police Identify 3 Teens Killed in Massachusetts Crash

Police have identified the three teenagers who were killed in a single-car crash Sunday in Brimfield, Massachsuetts. The victims have been identified as Shane M. Douglas, 18, of West Brookfield; Vincent J. Ardizzoni, 17, of Holland; and Dominick P. Gardner, 17, of Oxford, state police said Monday. A 17-year-old boy...

Stamford Resident Wins $825,000 State Lottery Prize

A Fairfield County resident has claimed an $825,000 lottery prize. Connecticut Lottery announced on Tuesday, June 21, that an unnamed Stamford resident won a 200X lottery prize. The winning ticket was purchased at Newfield Petro Corp., which is located at 582 Newfield Ave. in Stamford, CT Lottery announced. to sign...

Another Bear Sighting in Fishkill and Wappingers Falls Area

While black bears do exist in many areas of the Hudson Valley, many residents would never expect to see one walking through their neighborhood. Black bears have always been a mainstay in rural areas of the Hudson Valley. Every once in a while you'll hear a crazy story about one of these massive creatures making their way into a more populated area of the region, but those incidents seem to be few and far between.

“The King of Hopewell Pizza”: New Pizzeria Open in the Hudson Valley

They say when your ears are ringing, it means someone is talking about you. For me, it means someone is talking about a new pizzeria. I grew up in the Hudson Valley, but before moving back to the area in 2021, I've been living in different places across the United States for the past decade. Every time I relocated, I would try, and inevitably fail, to find pizza that lived up to the kind I used to wolf down in my hometown. Was I a snob? No, I'm just a New Yorker with standards. That's why a recent Facebook post in the East Fishkill Community group caught my eye.

Popular Hudson Valley Park Cuts Swim Days Due to Staffing Issues

A fun swimming destination in the Hudson Valley has been forced to close down for part of each week due to a lack of lifeguards. Finding lifeguards to work at local swimming pools and beaches has become a difficult task. Municipalities have been desperately trying to recruit help, increasing pay and offering bonuses to anyone qualified to serve as a lifeguard. The City of Poughkeepsie recently lifeguard salaries from $16 to $22 an hour and is now offering up to $1,500 in bonuses.

Westport woman starts vintage tennis apparel brand Top Banana

This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate. Westport resident Michele Cosentino has an appreciation for vintage 1970s fashion and tennis. She combined the two to create her tenniswear-inspired clothing line, "Top Banana." "I informally started Top Banana when I learned how to play tennis for the...
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Litchfield Saltwater Grille, Salt 2.0 owners get creative to succeed

LITCHFIELD — Andy and Brook Stowers are no strangers to problem-solving. So when COVID-19 threatened their restaurant business, they created a recipe to save it, and eventually expand it. Before they purchased the Saltwater Grille in 2013, Andy Stowers worked with a transportation management software company, solving supply chain...
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Beloved Newtown restaurant Hartsyard has announced its closure

A stalwart of Newtown’s vibrant food scene for a decade, Hartsyard, has announced that it will be closing its doors in August. But don’t worry, the current owners have new digs in their sights. Jarrod Walsh and Dot Lee issued a statement via Instagram saying that the restaurant would “continue the journey in a new exciting space” at the Old Clare Hotel, where the Hartsyard team already offers bar snacks at the hotel’s rooftop, poolside bar.

Betzy's Latin Flavors Food Truck: will it bring the SPICE to Bridgeport's Jazz Fest?

This year, I decided to give back and help spread the word about the Second Annual Bridgeport Jazz Fest being held on McLevy Green, Saturday August 27, 2022. It should be a safe, relaxed, awesome time with a lot of great music and of course, FOOD! This week, I've decided to stop by three of the food trucks that both David Daniels and Amy Cabrera will have in attendance this year. First up? Betzy's Latin Flavors! I'm going to have to travel a little to get to her location since she'll be at the Trumbull Farmers Market today, but I'm ready. Question is: is her food as good as aloof these 5 star reviews are giving it? Is it worthy of being at the Jazz Fest this year? Find out at 6pm est ONLY on Mostly Healthy Food Reviews! Betzy's Latin Flavors <a href=""></a> Know anyone that might be interested in becoming a LIVE DONOR for someone like ME in need of a Kidney? Check out my NEW Microsite for Kidney transplant information! **<a href=""></a> ``````