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Kathy Reakes

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  1. Two Killed In Danbury, New Fairfield During Storm

    Two Killed In Danbury, New Fairfield During Storm

    Two Fairfield County residents were killed and several injured as a high-powered storm system ripped through the area downing trees and power lines.A 41-year-old New Fairfield woman was killed around 5 p.m. Tuesday on Brush Hill Road when a tree fell on her vehicle, pinning her inside, said Connecticut State Trooper Sgt. Eric Haglund.Haglund said the woman's 3-year-old daughter was also ...

  2. 11-Year-Old Hudson Valley Girl Killed During Height Of Storm

    11-Year-Old Hudson Valley Girl Killed During Height Of Storm

    An 11-year-old Hudson Valley girl was killed by a falling tree as a line of intense storms rolled through the area.The girl and her mother had just arrived home on Robinson Avenue in Newburgh around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday and were unloading their car when the tree toppled onto the top of the vehicle, trapping the girl inside, said Newburgh Police Department Det. Lt. Joseph Burns. Newburgh ...

  3. Details Emerge In Double Tractor-Trailer Crash With Serious Injury

    Details Emerge In Double Tractor-Trailer Crash With Serious Injury

    One person was seriously injured in a double tractor-trailer crash on I-87 that closed the major roadway in Orange County for more than 12 hours.The crash occurred around 3:52 p.m. Monday in the town of Newburgh, said New York State Trooper Michael P. Cassella.The initial investigation suggests vehicle one, a tandem tractor-trailer hauling recycled aluminum cans, was southbound on I-87 ...

  4. Popular Westchester Diner Close To Reopening Following Norovirus Outbreak

    Popular Westchester Diner Close To Reopening Following Norovirus Outbreak

    After being given the all-clear to open following an outbreak of Norovirus by the Westchester County Health Department, the Mamaroneck Diner said it is still working to restock and prep fresh foods before welcoming diners.The Health Department confirmed Monday that people who ate at or worked at the Mamaroneck Diner last week tested positive for Norovirus, a highly contagious stomach ...

  5. Ossining Roadway Reopens, Power Still Out After Tree Falls On Lines

    Ossining Roadway Reopens, Power Still Out After Tree Falls On Lines

    This story has been updated.What was originally reported as a transformer explosion in Ossining that closed a road for several hours, knocking out power to dozens of residents, was actually caused after a tree fell on the lines, according to Allan Drury, Con Edison Public Affairs manager, police said.The tree fell around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and dropped lines onto Hudson Street, closing it ...

  6. Hudson Valley Cosmetics Company Fined Nearly $300K For Fatal Fire

    Hudson Valley Cosmetics Company Fined Nearly $300K For Fatal Fire

    A Hudson Valley cosmetic company is facing almost $300,000 in fines for failing to protect its employees from dangerous chemicals, and other hazards on the day a fire tore through its New Windsor factory, killing one, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.Verla International LTD is facing $281,220 in fines following an investigation into the Nov. 20, explosion ...

  7. Man Arraigned For Attacking Girlfriend's Son With Machete In Hudson Valley

    Man Arraigned For Attacking Girlfriend's Son With Machete In Hudson Valley

    A 42-year-old Haverstraw man has been indicted for attempted murder and first- and second-degree assault, after getting into a fight with his girlfriend and attacking her son with a machete, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe.Jeremy Barrett was indicted Monday for the April 22, attack which began when Barrett got into a verbal dispute with his ...

  8. Plan Moves Forward For Luxury Golf Community In Westchester

    Plan Moves Forward For Luxury Golf Community In Westchester

    Plans to transform the Hampshire Country Club in Mamaroneck into a luxury residential golf community took another step forward with the close of the public comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The Planned Residential Development (PRD), which is before the Village Planning Board for site plan approval, will now move into the Final Environmental Impact ...

  9. Popular Westchester Diner Remains Closed Following Illnesses

    Popular Westchester Diner Remains Closed Following Illnesses

    The Mamaroneck Diner will remain closed Monday as it continues sanitizing the building after several people became ill after visiting the popular restaurant.The diner was closed throughout Mother's Day weekend because of the situation."We have made the decision to close again on Monday in an effort to be as proactive as possible," said a representative of the diner.Over the ...

  10. Four Teens Nabbed In Hudson Valley Home Invasion/Robbery

    Four Teens Nabbed In Hudson Valley Home Invasion/Robbery

    Four area teens were arrested in connection with a home invasion and robbery in The incident took place around 7:30 p.m. Thursday on Lenart Place in Hopewell Junction, when East Fishkill Police responded to a call for help following the home invasion, police said.The victim told police that four people had forced their way into his house and robbed him before fleeing, police ...

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