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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.
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Residents Celebrate Dutchess County Fair’s New Smoking Policy

How many times have you been to an outdoor event and ended up standing next to someone who was smoking? I am an ex-smoker and I will admit when I smoked I didn't realize how far the smell travels. Now that I have quit I often wonder how many people were 20 feet downwind from me hoping I would move or put out my cigarette. This year at the Dutchess County Fair that won't be an issue.

Two sentenced to federal prison for role in murder and arson scheme

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) – Two men from Waterbury and Bridgeport have been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for their participation in a murder and arson scheme. Luis Mejias “Kermit”, 35, of Waterbury and Luis Mercado “Pops”, 55, of Bridgeport were sentenced to 120 months of imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for […]

Kingston man charged with impaired driving

A 19-year-old Kingston man faces charges of impaired driving after being arrested by Ontario Provincial Police Sunday morning. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content. According to an OPP news release, at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a report of a...
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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.

“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.

Check Out Kingston’s New Anchor Cafe

The Hudson Valley has seen some significant changes over the past couple of years, and much of that has to do with the covid pandemic. The whole world has seen changes, but today we’re talking about the Hudson Valley. The pandemic has affected individuals, families, schools, and businesses. One...
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Renovated Hubbard Perkins Loop Trail at Fahnestock reopens

CARMEL – The Hubbard Perkins Loop Trail at Fahnestock State Park in Carmel has been reopened. The two-year, $1.5 million project overhauled 9.5 miles of multi-use trails in the park to better accommodate walkers, hikers, runners, bikers, snowshoers, cross-country skiers, and equestrian users. “Fahnestock State Park is a remarkable...

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.

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.
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Water Coaster Opens at Quassy Amusement Park Today

A water coaster is opening Friday at Quassy Amusement and Waterpark in Middlebury. Rocket Rapids is the first water coaster in the state, according to the park. It will open at 1 p.m. The water coaster is in Splash Away Bay waterpark. Quassy said the water jets propel rafts uphill...

Target to open at Danbury Fair mall

The Danbury Fair mall has announced the addition of Target to its retail tenants. A 126,000 square-foot, two-level Target store will open in the former space previously occupied by Sears. This will be the first Target store in Danbury; an opening date has not been set. “Target coming to Danbury...

Repair Cafe comes back to Kingston New York for free

The Repair Cafe will be held here in July.Google Street View, October 2019. Broken electronics and little knick-knacks often clutter up a home and make it hard to get any work done. So often we decide to throw these things out or make room for the new stuff. But it turns out that you don't have to. Since 2009, there have been events all over the world that want to help you get these machines fixed for you and at zero cost.