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'Dateline' Dives Into the Gruesome Murder of Kelley Clayton and the Bizarre Circumstances Surrounding It

The town of Elmira, N.Y. describes itself as a "great place to live," and for the most part that's true. Sadly, on the evening of September 29, 2015, that would change for one family. Kelley Clayton (35) and her two children were home while her husband, Thomas Clayton, was out for the night playing poker. When he returned home around 12:30 a.m., he would be met with a gruesome scene.
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Police recover ghost gun and other weapons during arrest of four teenagers

POUGHKEEPSIE – City police have released additional details regarding the seizure of three handguns and the arrest of four teenagers that occurred on Thursday night. The original Mid-Hudson News story documenting the incident can be found here. Thomas Gilmore-Rhodes, an 18-year-old Poughkeepsie resident was arrested and charged with two...
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Fire damages New Windsor home

NEW WINDSOR – Fire early Friday afternoon in a house at 136 John Street in New Windsor brought out volunteers from several area fire departments. Flames ripped through the attic and roof of the house. The cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no reports of injuries.

Perplexing Shaped Tree Captivates Residents in Middletown, NY

Can you figure out what it looks like? A lot of interesting pictures seem to pop up on Facebook, but I had to stare at this one in particular for a bit. One Hudson Valley resident posted a picture and it created a lot of buzz on Facebook. It might just look like a regular tree, but if you look harder, you will see it resembles something else. Who knows, maybe you've even passed it before driving around the Hudson Valley.

Dumb or Genius? Rate this Newburgh, NY “Staircase Drawbridge”

"That’s one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen", read the first comment on a photo of my staircase drawbridge. “'How did he die?' 'He went to get a pop tart'”, they continued. Boom. Roasted. But let me explain: I think this odd home improvement that we discovered when we bought our house in Newburgh, NY is actually one of the most genius inventions ever created.

Sweet and Salty Queens Bakes Gluten-Free Vegan Doughnuts in Peekskill

The queer-owned brand led by food industry veterans creates out-of-this-world doughnuts that just so happen to be plant-based and gluten-free. These doughnuts are really just amazingly tasty. That should be enough to sell you on them right there. If (for some ungodly reason) you want to argue, these delicious little babies are both gluten- and animal-product-free, meaning you’re officially out of excuses and must devour them all.

How to Keep Pests Away From Your Hudson Valley Garden

An expert Hudson Valley gardener shares his tips on how to prevent bugs and critters from ruining your flowerbeds and home-grown vegetables. When we went looking for the answers to our pest questions, we didn’t have to look far. Mark Adams, owner of Mark Adams Greenhouses at Adams Fairacre Farms in Poughkeepsie, knows more than a little about these unwanted visitors.

At the 2022 Westminster Dog Show, Everyone Was a Winner

The Westminster Dog Show is a reliably great source of entertainment, launching pets like Wasabi the Pekingese into the upper echelons of animal stardom. This year, the winner of the coveted Best in Show prize was a stately bloodhound named Trumpet, but it must be said that he had some stiff canine competition. (I don’t know how one goes about judging bloodhounds vs. Pekingese vs. border collies vs. every other dog breed, but I’m pretty sure trying to do so would be the death of me.)