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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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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.
NEWBURGH, NY
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Stabbing under investigation in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN – Patrol officers and detectives converged on Courtland Street in the City of Middltown shortly before 8:30 this morning for a report of a stabbing. Initial reports indicated that EMS personnel were also summoned to the scene. The investigation is continuing and police have issued no information about...
MIDDLETOWN, NY

Teens Charged in Dutchess County After Ghost Gun Recovered

You probably have heard more and more about ghost guns in the news over the past several years? A ghost gun, or homemade firearm, is a firearm that lacks a commercially-applied serial number, which makes the gun untraceable. Four teens were recently busted after a traffic stop the night of June 23, after an ongoing investigation into "multiple shots fired incidents in the area", according to police.
DUTCHESS COUNTY, NY

Popular Hudson Valley Pizzeria Explains Sudden Name Change

People don't like change, especially when it happens to their favorite pizza joint. Sometimes change can be a good thing like when you get a brand new car, a promotion at work or when weed finally gets legalized in your state. Other times, it can be a huge bummer like when your favorite restaurant closes or you wake up to find out your wife is now dating a yoga instructor. But then there are times when change just isn't as big of a deal as it seems.
HUDSON, NY
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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.
HUDSON, NY

Middletown Java Jo’s Closes But Finds New Home

Out with the old and in with the new has been the phrase that Hudson Valley residents have used lately. We have watched some of our favorite mom and pop shops, restaurants, and local businesses close down. Some of them have retired while others are already on a new journey elsewhere.
MIDDLETOWN, NY
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POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
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