23-Year-Old Assaults, Holds Victim Against Will In Hours-Long New Scotland Dispute, Cops Say 23-Year-Old Assaults, Holds Victim Against Will In Hours-Long New Scotland Dispute, Cops Say
23-Year-Old Assaults, Holds Victim Against Will In Hours-Long New Scotland Dispute, Cops Say A 23-year-old man from the region is facing over a half dozen charges after allegedly holding a victim against their will and assaulting them in a dispute that lasted hours. Jacob Muniz, of Albany, was arraigned on assault and related charges in Albany County Court on Monday, June 17. An investigation by New York State Police found that Muniz physically assaulted and injured the victim while holding them against their will at a New Scotland resident, police said. The altercation began on the evening of Tuesday, June 11, and lasted until the following morning, according to investigators. Tr…
Vehicle Stolen From Philipstown Residence, Then Used To Commit Larcenies Vehicle Stolen From Philipstown Residence, Then Used To Commit Larcenies
Vehicle Stolen From Philipstown Residence, Then Used To Commit Larcenies Authorities in the Hudson Valley are warning residents to take precautions following multiple incidents of items taken from vehicles, as well as one instance of a car stolen from a residence and used to commit thefts.  The incidents, which all happened in Putnam County, were detailed in an announcement on Tuesday, June 18 from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, which said it has received numerous reports of items taken from unlocked vehicles throughout the county in the last few weeks. According to authorities, in one incident on Saturday, June 8, a vehicle was reported stolen from a …
COLD CASE: Philly Woman Found Strangled Off I-81 In Schuylkill County COLD CASE: Philly Woman Found Strangled Off I-81 In Schuylkill County
Cold CASE: Philly Woman Found Strangled Off I-81 In Schuylkill County Pennsylvania State Police continue to investigate the murder of Caryn Fortino.  Fortino, 38, was found dead in a wooded area off of Interstate 81 in Delano Township on May 23, 2003. She had been strangled, according to troopers.  Authorities said Fortino was from the Philadelphia area and was last in contact with loved ones that February. A 2003 report from the Allentown Morning Call said her last known address was in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, but that she had moved back to Philly before her death.  She was not reported missing, changed addresses often, and was thought to be w…
Williamtown Man With History Of Sharing Explicit Messages With Children Gets 5 Years In Prison Williamtown Man With History Of Sharing Explicit Messages With Children Gets 5 Years In Prison
Williamtown Man With History Of Sharing Explicit Messages With Children Gets 5 Years In Prison A Berkshire County man with a history of sexually exploiting children has admitted to filming an 11-year-old in the nude on a social media app, authorities said.  Tom Nelson, 38, of Williamstown, pleaded guilty to posing/exhibiting a child in the nude, posing/exhibiting a child in a sexual act, and dissemination of matter harmful to minors — his second offense, the Berkshire County. District Attorney said.  The prosecutor requested a 10-year prison sentence for the three charges, but the judge sentenced him to 5 years behind bars.  Berkshire County DA Timothy J. Shugrue…
'Nightmare:' Triple-Fatal New Hyde Park DWI Crash Suspect Sentenced 'Nightmare:' Triple-Fatal New Hyde Park DWI Crash Suspect Sentenced
'Nightmare:' Triple-Fatal New Hyde Park DWI Crash Suspect Sentenced The man who killed three family members, and injured three more, in a drunken crash will spend a lengthy stay in prison, authorities announced. Dante Lennon, age 23 of Freeport, was sentenced to six to 18 years behind bars on Monday, June 17, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Over two years before, on May 21, 2022, Lennon was drunk, driving his Mercedes Benz eastbound on Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park. Earlier Report: Man Admits Driving Drunk, Killing Trio Leaving Party In New Hyde Park At about 11 p.m., as he drove about twice the 35-mile-per-hour speed limit, he…
Gunman Misses Victim At Point Blank Range In Attempted North Bergen Robbery, Police Say Gunman Misses Victim At Point Blank Range In Attempted North Bergen Robbery, Police Say
Gunman Misses Victim At Point Blank Range In Attempted North Bergen Robbery, Police Say A couple was shot at by an attempted robber man in North Bergen on the early morning of Tuesday, June 18, authorities said. At 2:35 a.m., officers responded to 76th Street and Bergenline and met with a couple who said they were getting off a bus when a man dressed in a track suit ran up to them from behind, put a gun to the boyfriend and demanded what he had on him, North Bergen police said. A brief struggle ensued because the boyfriend had nothing to give the robber, police said.  The robber then fired his gun, which missed the victim at point blank range, police said. There were no …
Top Fire Official Not At Fault For Bicycle Crash In North Bergen, Police Say (VIDEO) Top Fire Official Not At Fault For Bicycle Crash In North Bergen, Police Say (VIDEO)
Top Fire Official Not At Fault For Bicycle Crash In North Bergen, Police Say (Video) A bicyclist is facing several summonses after being struck by a vehicle operated by the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue deputy director Tuesday, June 18, Daily Voice has learned. Michael DeOrio had the green light when he was coming out of the municipal complex on the 6100 block of Tonnelle Avenue at 11:40 a.m., North Bergen Police Capt. Jorge Raposo said. NHRFR Executive Director Involved in Accident with Cyclist https://t.co/ptcPMKzwyR pic.twitter.com/Tf0Mraiu3e — HudPost (@hudpost) June 18, 2024 The bicyclist forged ahead and was struck by DeOrio, who remained at the scene. F…
Man Admits To Role In Owings Shooting Incident Over Stolen Medication Debt: State's Attorney Man Admits To Role In Owings Shooting Incident Over Stolen Medication Debt: State's Attorney
Man Admits To Role In Owings Shooting Incident Over Stolen Medication Debt: State's Attorney A Calvert County man implicated to a shooting at an area home during a dispute over allegedly stolen medication copped to the crime and will face decades in prison. Chesapeake Bach resident Stephen Louis Betz pleaded guilty this week to first-degree assault and reckless endangerment stemming from an incident that was reported in Owings last fall, authorities announced on Tuesday. On Sept. 10, 2023, Betz and two other unidentified men broke into the home and confronted them about alleged stolen medication. An argument broke out, and one of the men pulled out a weapon. The dispute then …
Homicide Suspect At Large After Peekskill Incident That Left Man Dead Homicide Suspect At Large After Peekskill Incident That Left Man Dead
Homicide Suspect At Large After Peekskill Incident That Left Man Dead Authorities are asking for help from the public in finding a man believed to have been involved in a Northern Westchester homicide.  The Peekskill Police Department is currently searching for Walter F. Bustos-Solis, who they believe was involved in an incident that happened on Monday, June 10, the department announced on Tuesday, June 18.  On the day of the incident, at around 3:40 a.m., Peekskill officers responded to an altercation on the 900 block of Main Street in the city and found a male victim, identified as Carlos Rodriguez, with severe cuts to the lower part of his body.&…
Statewide 911 System Restored Statewide 911 System Restored
Statewide 911 System Restored Update: The state's 911 system has been restored and is working again, state police said.  Original: Police across Massachusetts say the statewide 911 system was down on Tuesday afternoon, June 18.  Officers ask residents to contact their local department directly if they need help or pull an emergency firebox to have police sent to that position immediately, police said.  Police did not say what caused the outages, but they are working to repair it. It's unclear when that will be, however. 
2 Victims Partially Blinded In MS-13 Member’s ‘Brutal’ Attack Outside Huntington Business: DA 2 Victims Partially Blinded In MS-13 Member’s ‘Brutal’ Attack Outside Huntington Business: DA
2 Victims Partially Blinded In MS-13 Member’s ‘Brutal’ Attack Outside Huntington Business: DA An alleged MS-13 gang member was formally charged in a vicious stabbing attack outside a Long Island business that permanently disfigured two victims. Gensel Soler Avila, age 21, of Huntington Station, was arraigned on assault and related charges in Suffolk County Court on Tuesday, June 18. According to prosecutors, Soler Avila got into a physical fight with another man at a Huntington Station bar at around 11:45 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2023. When the other man attempted to run away, he reportedly chased him into the middle of the intersection of Pulaski Road and New York Avenue and knocked him to…
Woman Whose 5-Year-Old Killed 4-Year-Old Convicted In Separate Newark Murder Case Woman Whose 5-Year-Old Killed 4-Year-Old Convicted In Separate Newark Murder Case
Woman Whose 5-Year-Old Killed 4-Year-Old Convicted In Separate Newark Murder Case A 30-year-old Newark woman whose 5-year-old son shot and killed his 4-year-old brother, has been convicted in the 2022 murder of a man, authorities said. Itiyanah Spruill was convicted of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the fatal shooting of Lance Sally, Jr. in Nov. 2022, following a two-week trial, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II said. Spruill lured Sally to the location where he was shot by an unidentified individual and drove the vehicle used in the homicide, Stephens said. She faces a sentence of 30 years to life in prison when she is sentenced in September. Spr…
55-Year-Old ID'd As Man Killed In Plainfield Crash 55-Year-Old ID'd As Man Killed In Plainfield Crash
55-Year-Old ID'd As Man Killed In Plainfield Crash Authorities in Hampshire County say they have identified the man who died after his car went off the road and crashed over the weekend.  John Henry Burt, 55, crashed into the woods off Grant Street near North Street in Plainfield around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said.  Firefighters had to cut him from the vehicle. Paramedics rushed him to Berkshire Medical Center, where doctors pronounced him dead.  There were no other injuries.  The cause of the crash is still being investigated. 
Driver Hospitalized After Live Power Lines Fall On Car In Mount Kisco Driver Hospitalized After Live Power Lines Fall On Car In Mount Kisco
Driver Hospitalized After Live Power Lines Fall On Car In Mount Kisco A driver was rescued from their car and taken to a hospital after striking a utility pole in Northern Westchester, causing live power lines to fall on their vehicle.  The crash happened on Monday, June 17 around 2 p.m., when a vehicle struck a utility pole on Knowlton Avenue in Mount Kisco, according to the Mount Kisco Volunteer Fire Department.  Arriving first responders and police soon discovered that the driver was trapped in their car and that the snapped pole had dropped live power lines onto it.  Crews then had Con Edison remotely deactivate the electricity in the…
Support Pours In To Help Putnam Valley Deli Owners Rebuild After Fire Support Pours In To Help Putnam Valley Deli Owners Rebuild After Fire
Support Pours In To Help Putnam Valley Deli Owners Rebuild After Fire Following a fire that devastated a well-liked Hudson Valley deli, community members were able to come together and raise thousands of dollars to help its owners rebuild from the ashes.  The blaze, which happened on Sunday, June 16 in Putnam County, broke out at the Putnam Valley Market Deli at 4 Sunset Hill Rd., which has been in business for more than three decades.  According to the owner's daughter, Alexa Santucci, the fire destroyed the physical structure of the deli's upper floor and also took away "years of hard work and dedication that my dad poured into building this …
New Details: Homeowner Shoots, Kills Violent Intruder At Malta Residence, Police Say New Details: Homeowner Shoots, Kills Violent Intruder At Malta Residence, Police Say
New Details: Homeowner Shoots, Kills Violent Intruder At Malta Residence, Police Say New details paint a tense scene in the moments before a homeowner shot and killed a stranger who broke into his residence in the region. The Saratoga County incident happened at around 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, in Malta at the Northway Estates mobile home park on Route 9. Sheriff’s deputies said someone called 911 reporting a shooting inside one of the units. When deputies arrived, they found a man dead from a gunshot wound. Nobody else was injured. Earlier Report: Man Dead Following Shooting At Malta Home In an update Monday, June 17, investigators said the deceased man forced h…
Children, Adult Suffer Traumatic Injuries In T-Bone Rockville Crash, Officials Say Children, Adult Suffer Traumatic Injuries In T-Bone Rockville Crash, Officials Say
Children, Adult Suffer Traumatic Injuries In T-Bone Rockville Crash, Officials Say Two children were among the victims to suffer traumatic injuries in a Montgomery County T-Bone crash on Monday afternoon, according to officials. Montgomery County Fire and EMS personnel were called to the intersection of Watkins Pond Boulevard and Frederick Road in Rockville at around 6:30 p.m. on June 17, where there was a reported crash involving two vehicles. Upon arrival, a spokesperson for the agency said that crews found one person initially trapped, and leaving several lanes blocked in the area. According to officials, two adult, and two minors were injured and taken to area hospit…
15-Year-Old Missing In Bucks County: Police 15-Year-Old Missing In Bucks County: Police
15-Year-Old Missing In Bucks County: Police Penndel police are looking for a missing teenager.  Nea Collins, 15, was last seen on Thursday, June 13, authorities said. Police believe he may be in or around Bristol Township. Anyone with information is asked to call Penndel Borough Police Department at 215-757-5151.
Bobcat Spotted Near Gym In Mount Kisco, Officials Warn Bobcat Spotted Near Gym In Mount Kisco, Officials Warn
Bobcat Spotted Near Gym In Mount Kisco, Officials Warn Village officials are advising residents to report bobcat sightings after one of the animals was spotted near a Northern Westchester gym.  In an announcement on Thursday, June 13, the Village of Mount Kisco said a bobcat was identified near the area of the Saw Mill Club gym at 77 Kensico Dr.  Any residents who see a bobcat are asked to report it to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Bureau of Wildlife at 845-256-3088.  According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, bobcats can be found in 13,500 square miles of the state …
4-Vehicle Crash Involving Tractor Trailer Shuts Route 78 In Springfield 4-Vehicle Crash Involving Tractor Trailer Shuts Route 78 In Springfield
4-Vehicle Crash Involving Tractor Trailer Shuts Route 78 In Springfield A four-vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer closed Route 78 in Union County Tuesday, June 18. Minor injuries were reported when the tractor trailer and three passenger cars collided in the eastbound lanes at milepost 50.8 in Union Township, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Jeffrey Lebron said. The crash remains under investigation.
Wanted Suspect Caught With $1M Worth Of Stolen Equipment On Oxon Hill Property, Police Say Wanted Suspect Caught With $1M Worth Of Stolen Equipment On Oxon Hill Property, Police Say
Wanted Suspect Caught With $1M Worth Of Stolen Equipment On Oxon Hill Property, Police Say Upwards of a million dollars worth of stolen construction equipment was recovered by members of the Prince George's County Police Department, which arrested a 38-year-old suspect, officials say. Brandyn Green has been apprehended after being caught with an estimated $1 million on his property in Oxon Hill, and now investigators are attempting to find their proper owners. According to the Prince George's County Police Department, late last week, a warrant was executed at a property in the 4400 block of Wheeler Road following an extensive investigation into the thefts of construction equ…
Long Island Fugitive Dies By Suicide In Route 9 Gas Station Police Encounter, AG Says Long Island Fugitive Dies By Suicide In Route 9 Gas Station Police Encounter, AG Says
Long Island Fugitive Dies By Suicide In Route 9 Gas Station Police Encounter, AG Says State officials are investigating a death during a police encounter at a New Jersey gas station. Woodbridge police officers had stopped a vehicle at a gas station on Route 9 north around 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office said. The male driver, the sole occupant, had an active National Crime Information Center (NCIC) warrant issued in New York for an active criminal investigation in Nassau County, AG Matthew J. Platkin said. When officers asked the man to exit the van, he refused and instead moved to the van’s rear compartment, behind a curta…
Extreme Heat Wave: Hochul Activates NY's Emergency Operations Center During Scorching Stretch Extreme Heat Wave: Hochul Activates NY's Emergency Operations Center During Scorching Stretch
Extreme Heat Wave: Hochul Activates NY's Emergency Operations Center During Scorching Stretch As New Yorkers prepare to deal with a stretch of extremely hot temperatures lasting several days, Gov. Kathy Hochul has activated emergency measures to help keep residents cool and safe. In an announcement on Tuesday, June 18, Hochul said she has activated New York State's Emergency Operations Center in response to a four-day heat wave forecasted to bring sweltering temperatures across the state through Friday, June 21.  Related Report - Hottest Weather In Years: Here's When To Expect Most Dangerous Conditions During Heat Wave According to Hochul's office, the "feels like" t…
NJ Transit Passengers Fume Over Widespread Delays: 'Unacceptable' NJ Transit Passengers Fume Over Widespread Delays: 'Unacceptable'
NJ Transit Passengers Fume Over Widespread Delays: 'Unacceptable' It's been a commute to forget for New Jersey transit riders on Tuesday, June 18. And passengers were not happy about it. NJ Transit trains in and out of Penn Station New York are delayed up to 90 minutes, due to Amtrak overhead wires and a disabled train at the station.  New Jersey Transit rail tickets and passes are being cross-honored by New Jersey Transit and private carrier buses, PATH at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal and 33rd Street Station in New York.  Customers fumed on Twitter. "Hundreds of thousands of people rely on this service daily and these issues are hap…
Jealous Ex-BF Who Slashed Woman, Second Victim At Schenectady Home Sentenced To Prison Jealous Ex-BF Who Slashed Woman, Second Victim At Schenectady Home Sentenced To Prison
Jealous Ex-BF Who Slashed Woman, Second Victim At Schenectady Home Sentenced To Prison A 22-year-old man from the region will spend years in prison for a home invasion slashing attack on his former girlfriend and her new boyfriend. Dexter Silen, of Schenectady, was sentenced to seven years behind bars in Schenectady County Court on Friday, June 14, months after he pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted assault. According to prosecutors, Silen was armed with a pocketknife when he broke into his ex-girlfriend’s Schenectady apartment shortly after midnight on Dec. 4, 2023. After seeing that the woman’s new boyfriend was there, Silen became enraged, slashing the two and attem…
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Attleboro $100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Attleboro
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Attleboro It was a very lucky day for one Bay Stater after they collected a $100,000 jackpot in the Massachusetts State Lottery.  They won the six-figure windfall by playing the $30 scratch-off game "Millions." The winner's name was not released.  They bought the ticket at Brothers Liquor & Market at 193 Pine St in Attleboro. The store will get a $1,000 bonus for the sale.  There were over 850 tickets worth $600 or more cashed in on Tuesday, June 18. Click here to see a full list of winners. 
Historic Seaside Heights Carousel Reopening Before 4th Of July After Years Of Restoration Work Historic Seaside Heights Carousel Reopening Before 4th Of July After Years Of Restoration Work
Historic Seaside Heights Carousel Reopening Before 4th Of July After Years Of Restoration Work After five years of careful restoration work, a historic carousel in Seaside Heights will be spinning just in time for the Fourth of July, officials said. The Floyd L. Moreland Carousel will officially reopen at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, the borough said in an update on its website. The carousel dates back to 1910 and was last operating at Casino Pier in April 2019. The Seaside Heights Historical Society said the carousel passed state inspection on Monday, June 10. The group's members can take some of the first rides from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. The wooden chariots …
NEWLY MINTED MILLIONAIRE! Powerball Ticket Sold In Livingston Wins $1 Mil NEWLY MINTED MILLIONAIRE! Powerball Ticket Sold In Livingston Wins $1 Mil
Newly Minted Millionaire! Powerball Ticket Sold In Livingston Wins $1 Mil It was a magical Monday for a Powerball player in Essex County. A Powerball ticket sold in Livingston matched all five numbers in the drawing held on Monday, June 17, winning $1 million. The ticket was sold at Shop Rite on South Livingston Ave. They were the only player in the country to win the big prize. This is the second lottery ticket in three days to win $1 million in North Jersey. A Mega Millions ticket sold in New Milford won $1 million on Friday, June 14. The winning numbers were 30, 48, 53, 58, 66 and the red Powerball was 9.
Woman Killed In Crash Following Deer Strike In Braintree ID'd Woman Killed In Crash Following Deer Strike In Braintree ID'd
Woman Killed In Crash Following Deer Strike In Braintree ID'd Police have identified the 35-year-old Roxbury woman killed over the weekend when she got out of the car she was riding in to check the damage after hitting a deer, authorities said.  Magdalena Desrosiers was struck around 3:10 a.m. on Sunday, June 16, near mile-marker 40.2 on Route 3 after the car she was in hit a deer. The driver of the Toyota RAV4, an unidentified 63-year-old Roxbury man, got out as well, State Police said.  A Jaguar heading northbound on Route 3 swerved into the breakdown lane to miss the RAV4, hitting Desrosiers and the man.  Paramedics rushed the …
Justin Timberlake Nabbed For DWI In Sag Harbor Justin Timberlake Nabbed For DWI In Sag Harbor
Justin Timberlake Nabbed For DWI In Sag Harbor Singer and actor Justin Timberlake has allegedly been arrested on DWI-related charges on Long Island, according to multiple news reports. Click here for a new, updated story - New Details Released After Justin Timberlake Nabbed For DWI In Hamptons  ABC News is reporting that Timberlake, age 43, was taken into custody in the Hamptons on Monday, June 17, in Sag Harbor. Sag Harbor Police did not immediately return calls or answer phones regarding the arrest. Timberlake is slated to appear in court on Tuesday, June 18, ABC News said. Click here to read the entire ABC News story. Thi…
Petition Calls For Renaming Of Westchester Community College Entrance After Former President Petition Calls For Renaming Of Westchester Community College Entrance After Former President
Petition Calls For Renaming Of Westchester Community College Entrance After Former President A retired professor is leading an effort to rename the entrance of Westchester Community College after the institution's beloved former president in honor of his extensive work for the school.  Following a proposal from retired professor Sheldon Malev, a petition spearheaded by the office of Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner calls for renaming the college's entrance on Knollwood Road to its Valhalla campus after former President Joseph Hankin.  Hankin, who served as president for more than 40 years between 1971 and 2013, died in January 2019 at the age of 78.  Over…