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One man crime spree comes to end after Kingston man runs out of luck

The Ulster County Sheriff’s office reports the apprehension of Daniel Neal IV in connection with a day of reckless abandon which crossed multiple town lines. Sheriff’s office detectives allege that the 43-year-old stole a pickup truck off the lot of the Kingston U-Haul on Ulster Avenue on November 18 and headed south, arriving at the Citgo station on Broadway in Port Ewen, where he is alleged to have assaulted the employee on shift and robbed the gas station of $3000 in cash.
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Dutchess County Youths Being Extorted On Social Media, Cops Say

Police in the Hudson Valley are warning parents of a group that is targeting youth on social media for suggestive photos and then blackmailing them for cash. The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation into multiple cases of local youths being extorted via social media over the past week, said Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office.

20-foot, 10-wheel big rig overturns in Saugerties, injuring driver

The Saugerties Police responded to a 911 call Monday morning, January 30 at 10:22 a.m. A ten-wheel big rig had rolled over onto its side on Route 32. Christopher W. Cazares, 44, lost control of the 2014 International Freightliner and the 20-foot trailer it was towing behind as he approached a curve in the highway in the area of Fawn Road. Cazares crossed the dividing line, struck a tree, and overturned the semitrailer before coming to a rest and blocking both lanes.
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Webutuck schools to change Warriors logo

A Dutchess County school district has joined several others in the Hudson Valley now in the process of changing their Native American names and mascots, as required by the state. The Webutuck Central School District, nicknamed the Warriors, is doing away with their current logo. Webutuck officials announced that intermediate...
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Serino launches campaign for Dutchess County Executive

HYDE PARK – Just months after losing her re-election bid for the state senate, Republican Sue Serino has confirmed that she is running to be the next Dutchess County Executive. The Hyde Park Republican served in the state senate from 2016-2022 before losing to Democrat Senator Michelle Hinchey, after redistricting pitted the two incumbents against each other. The former senator told Mid-Hudson News that a formal campaign launch will be taking place in the coming weeks.

Cirque de Soleil returning to Kingston this summer

Cirque de Soleil is returning to Kingston this summer with its show “Corteo,” five years after it was first performed in Kingston. The show, which features acrobatics, comedy and is the company’s only “two-sided” production, will be at the Leon’s Centre for six performances from July 6 to 9.

Madison County Sheriff's Office investigating serious crash in Smithfield

Smithfield, NY — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a serious personal injury motor vehicle accident on Swamp Road in the Town of Smithfield. Around 8 a.m. on Monday, January 30, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Swamp Road, north of Fearon Road in the Town of Smithfield, regarding a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident with a serious injury.

Man Found Dead by Stream in Beacon, NY Identified

After a lengthy investigation, the City of Beacon Police Department has identified the man who was found deceased back on January 1st. The new year had a tragic start in the Dutchess County city of Beacon, as police responded to a call on Sunday, January 1, 2023, at approximately 11:46 a.m. The call reported that there was a person believed to be deceased in a stream near a wooded area off of Teller Avenue near Henry Street.

Poughkeepsie Man Arrested and Charged For Possession of Illegal Narcotics

Dutchess County Police were busy this past weekend. The Dutchess County Police Drug Task Force recently made an arrest of a alleged drug dealer in the city of Poughkeepsie. The individual in question identified as James Jenkins of Poughkeepsie, was arrested and charged with "criminal possession of a controlled substance". In addition he was also charged with intent for the sale of said controlled substance.
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Headlines: Beacon stabbing, Yonkers shootings, Yonkers fire investigated as arson

Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley. Police say a Beacon man stabbed a woman last week inside her Dutchess County home. They say Max Kleiner, 31, was still inside the home on Wolcott Avenue when officers arrived. The victim was treated at a hospital and later released when she was stable. Kleiner was arraigned in Beacon City Court and is being held at Dutchess County Jail. He faces assault, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal mischief charges. It was not immediately clear if the two knew each other.
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Kingston GOP puts out call for Kingston council candidates

KINGSTON – The Kingston City Republican Committee is in the market for candidates to run for common council slots as well as the mayor’s post this fall. “The City of Kingston is facing an array of issues, ranging from public safety to economic development,” said city GOP Chairman John Quigley. “We need leaders who are committed to finding innovative solutions to tackle our challenges. Our city deserves nothing less than a strong, thoughtful, and forward-thinking leader to guide us as we continue to grow.”