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FOUND… One week since Middletown teen went missing

MIDDLETOWN – It has been one week since Amayalise Perez disappeared. The 14-year-old Middletown girl was last seen leaving her friend’s house on Hanford Street in the City of Middletown on last Tuesday, September 20. Amayalise is about five feet, two inches tall, weighing 100 pounds, and with...
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Orange County names new 911 chief

GOSHEN – An Orange County emergency services employee who began in 2004 as a public safety dispatcher, has been named deputy 911 commissioner. Greg Schmid worked his way through the ranks, first promoted public safety dispatch supervisor in 2009 and director of operations 10 years later. During his tenure,...
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Orange County sheriff pay raise scaled back

GOSHEN – A proposed 2.7 percent per year pay raise for the position of Orange County sheriff has been cut in half by county legislators meeting in committee. The sheriff currently makes $167,769 per year. The four-year proposal, which would have seen the 2.7 percent annual raise, bringing the...
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Major drug raids in Port Jervis Tri-States area

PORT JERVIS – Police in the three-state area where Port Jervis, New York, Pike County, Pennsylvania and Montague, New Jersey meet conducted drug raids throughout the area on Monday morning. Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler and Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden confirmed the law enforcement activity that...

Dozens of animals seized in Noah’s Park crackdown

“I’m not too good. We’re devastated,” said Diana McGowan, co-owner of the beleaguered Noah’s Park Retreat in Goshen, NY, when she picked up the phone. A caravan of pickups and trailers had arrived at her 7.3-acre property eight days earlier, on Sunday, Sept. 11, under police escort, and seized dozens of animals. They confiscated horses, donkeys, pigs, sheep, chickens, ducks, peacocks, a Sebastopol goose and guinea hens, charging the owners with malnutrition, dehydration and unsanitary conditions, according to a website post co-signed by Noah’s Park co-owners, McGowan and Rebecca Vives. The two women vigorously deny the charges.

3 Officers Arrested in One Week; Is the Hudson Valley Going Bad?

After three separate arrests of law enforcement officers in just one week, many people in the Hudson Valley are wondering what's going on. Police officers, first responders and other law enforcement workers have a tough enough job without having to deal with people thinking they're up to no good. Whenever a member of law enforcement winds up getting in trouble they're referred to as a "bad apple." While it's true that the large majority of our local officers are dedicated to serving the community, having three high-profile arrests happen in one week doesn't look good.

Alert: Alleged Larceny Happened at Popular Hudson Valley Bank

Police say the incident occurred early in the morning on Tuesday. Money is really tight for everyone and that can cause people to do some pretty crazy things. These days you have to be really careful wherever you go because you never know what could happen. It's a shame we have to think that way, but it just seems like the world is getting more violent and robberies are happening more often.

Hiring of women police aided by new funding for Village of Goshen PD bathroom and locker room facilities

Senator Skoufis Announces $166K to Upgrade Police Department and Hire Women Officers. Lack of bathroom and locker facilities have been an obstacle to hiring women police officers, Village of Goshen Police Chief James Watt said this week, as a grant for $166,000 aimed at remedying that was announced by Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley). He joined Village of Goshen officials on Tuesday to announce new grant funding that will enable upgrades to the Police Department’s locker and bathroom facilities, allowing for first-ever hiring of female police officers.

Man Arrested After Running Out Of Gas In Front of Sheriff’s Office

A previously convicted man was arrested again after his truck ran out of gas in front of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office in New York. On Monday, September 19th, around 11:45am, a Sheriff's Sergeant, Blake Starner, was leaving headquarters when he spotted a disabled pickup truck that had run out of gas at the intersection of Old Route 17 and State Route 17B in Monticello.

Son of Colombian immigrant pushes for diversity and inclusion in Orange County

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we are celebrating the many leaders that bring diversity and inclusion to their workplaces and communities. Kevindaryan Lujan was the first Latino man elected to the Orange County Legislature. Lujan grew up in a single-parent home, but remembers those years as being some of the happiest of his life.

Chabad of Orange County opens $4 million Jewish community center in Monroe

Monroe. The campus on seven acres includes a synagogue and social hall to accommodate 200 guests, teen and youth lounge, children’s classrooms, kosher commercial kitchen, entrance lobby, Jewish library, offices, a staff guest suite and pergola terrace. Multiple grass areas provide space for outdoor events and recreation, and Chabad plans on a future playground.