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    With no first-place winner in the latest Powerball drawing, the jackpot has just jumped to a near-record $1.5 billion. It's the second-largest jackpot in Powerball history, only behind the world record $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in 2016. The winning numbers in the drawing on Wednesday, Nov. 2 were 2-11-22-35-60 with a Powerball number of 23. The Power Play was 2X. Three tickets worth $2 million matched all five numbers and added the Power Play. They were sold in New Jersey, Arizona, and Montana. New York was one of nine states where $1 million second-place tickets that matched all five white balls were sold. That ticket was purchased in Orange County at Smokes 4 Less in Newburgh, at 59 North Plank Road. The next Powerball drawing will be on Saturday night, Nov. 6. Saturday’s drawing will be the 40th since the jackpot was last won on Wednesday, Aug. 3 when a ticket in Pennsylvania matched all five white balls and the red Powerball to win a $206.9 million jackpot.  The longest jackpot run in Powerball history ended on Oct. 4, 2021, when a ticket in...
    UPDATE: A man accused of trying to kill his girlfriend with a hammer at a Clarkstown hotel was captured after a wild chase that ended in a head-on crash on a heavily-traveled bridge. Clarkstown police said they responded to reports of a woman screaming at the Tappan Zee Hotel on northbound Route 303 shortly after 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17. They found a victim, they said, who told them that her boyfriend, 46-year-old Todd Humphrey of Stony Point, had hit her in the head with a hammer while she was in the shower.  She escaped the room and got the attention of hotel staff who dialed 911 as Humphrey fled, they said. The officers rendered medical aid until EMS arrived. A manhunt followed as alerts were dispatched to various law enforcement agencies. It was around 1:30 p.m. when New York State Police troopers spotted Humphrey and his vehicle in Putnam County. A pursuit followed. It ended in a head-on collision of a pickup truck and an SUV atop the Newburgh Beacon Bridge in Newburgh, along with damage to other vehicles,...
    A Hudson Valley school district is barring student-athletes from playing in the City of Newburgh in Orange County after a post-football game shooting sent three people to the hospital. In a statement to parents following the shooting Friday, Sept. 30, the Warwick Valley School District called the incident “alarming.” 3 Injured In Shooting After HS Football Game Between Newburgh Free Academy, Warwick Valley “Please be aware that until further notice, the Warwick Valley Central School District will not be taking part in any sports or extracurricular activities in Newburgh,” the district said. “Our thoughts remain with all those impacted by this evening’s events." The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at the Newburgh Free Academy when police say a fight broke out in the north parking lot after the game against visiting Warwick Valley High School. Five shots were fired as soon as the fight broke out, according to Newburgh Police. Officers on the scene who responded located the three victims: a 43-year-old woman who was shot in the foot, a 19-year-old woman who was shot in...
    The last full-service Sears store in the Hudson Valley has announced it will be closing next month after 43 years of serving the community.  The Orange County store, located in the Newburgh Mall, announced on Facebook on Aug. 31 that it would be closing its store on Sunday, Oct. 16. "It's with a heavy heart to be announcing the Sears Store at the Newburgh Mall is closing its doors on October 16th. We want to thank the community for its support over the last 43 years here in the Newburgh Mall," the company said. They went on to announce sales that included everything from refrigerators and clothes to shelves and displays.  The mall is currently undergoing a complete renovation as part of the Resorts World Hudson Valley casino expansion which will connect with the mall on Route 300. Resorts World Hudson Valley, which took over the old Bon Ton location at the mall, will feature a video gaming machine facility and include entertainment and Resorts World's signature lounge, Bar 360. The $32 million project is expected to be completed later...
    A Hudson Valley man has confessed to killing a missing teacher and will provide information to police to help find her body. Orange County resident Matthew Mercado, age 39, of Newburgh, made the admission in court on Thursday, Aug. 25, while pleading guilty to a manslaughter charge in the death of Jessica Lopez, also of Newburgh, who has been missing since 2019. Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler said  Mercado will also help police locate Lopez's body. Jessica Lopez - also known as Yessica Lopez - was reported missing to the City of Newburgh Police Department on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, after she spent time with a friend at Chili’s in Newburgh, according to her family. At the time Mercado pleaded guilty, he admitted that on Nov. 3, 2019, at 5 a.m., while he and Lopez were alone inside Room 33 of the Windsor Motel, he caused the death of Lopez by giving her a variety of illegal narcotics and drugs, which caused her to have a severe adverse reaction, and that he failed to obtain medical aid for her, the DA's Office said. He also...
    A Hudson Valley man who lied about being an off-duty state trooper has pleaded guilty to committing a hate crime and criminal possession of a weapon. Orange County resident William Ryan, age 61, of Newburgh, pleaded guilty to the incident which took place in June, said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. On Saturday, June 11, an off-duty Town of Wallkill Police lieutenant was driving with his son in the City of Newburgh when Ryan engaged in a verbal dispute with the officer before calling him a racial epithet and driving off, said the DA's Office. Earlier Story: Newburgh Man Charged With Hate Crime Following Road Rage Incident Ryan then followed the lieutenant and waived a knife at him. Ryan approached the lieutenant’s vehicle, threatened him, and displayed a blade inches from his face, they added. He then left, then returned and began cursing and using racial epithets again and jabbing the blade into the open window of the lieutenant’s vehicle while threatening to stab him, the DA's Office said.  After fleeing, the City of Newburgh Police was later able to...
    A 29-year-old Hudson Valley man was found shot to death after police responded to a Shotspotter activation. The incident took place in Orange County in the city of Newburgh around 11:50 p.m., Wednesday, July 27 in the area of Lake Drive. When officers responded to the activation, they found a Newburgh resident who had been shot in the upper chest and bicep, said the City of Newburgh Police. Officers immediately performed CPR and attempted to render lifesaving aid, police said. The victim was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital, where he was ultimately pronounced dead, police said. Police are looking for any witnesses who may been in the area at the time of this incident. Anyone with any information is asked to call the City of Newburgh Police Department at 845-569-7509.  Callers can remain anonymous.
    A Hudson Valley woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for starving to death a 7-year-old boy in her care. Orange County resident Leticia Bravo, age 40, of Newburgh, was sentenced on Tuesday, June 21 after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of Peter Cucuas. In addition to the 15 years, Bravo will also serve five years post-release supervision, said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. On February 10, 2021, shortly after 8 a.m., Bravo brought Cuacuas’ lifeless body to St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter, the DA's Office said. An investigation conducted by the City of Newburgh Police Department, aided by the New York State Police and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, revealed that during the school year Bravo became the primary caretaker of Cuaucas while she was dating his father, Arturo Cuaucas, court records show. Peter would stay with Bravo at her apartment on William Street in Newburgh every day but Saturday, when Bravo and Peter would stay with his father at Arturo Cuacuas’s apartment, the DA's Office said....
    NEWBURGH, New York (WABC) -- An arrest has been made after a father and son were on the receiving end of a hate-fueled road rage incident in Newburgh.Robert Mclymore slowed down to let another car pass in front of him Saturday afternoon, which caused a white motorist behind him to become enraged.The man began shouting the n-word at Mclymore and his son while waving a box cutter at them and attempting to rear-end their car."I just couldn't believe it," Mclymore said. "I couldn't believe the racial epithets, him saying that he was a cop or a trooper. Most of all him doing what he did and he's an older gentleman."The driver then followed Mclymore into the parking lot of a restaurant claiming to be an off-duty trooper cursing at the father and flashing the middle finger.The irony?Mclymore is a lieutenant police officer, and church pastor, in the town of Wallkill."I just couldn't believe somebody would use those words in 2022," Newburgh mayor Torrance Harvey said. "In the city of Newburgh."The driver also tried to stab Mclymore in the parking lot...
    NEWBURGH, New York (WABC) -- A father and son were on the receiving end of a hate-fueled road rage incident in Newburgh.Robert Mclymore slowed down to let another car pass in front of him Saturday afternoon, which caused a white motorist behind him to become enraged.The man began shouting the n-word at Mclymore and his son while waving a box cutter at them and attempting to rear-end their car."I just couldn't believe it," Mclymore said. "I couldn't believe the racial epithets, him saying that he was a cop or a trooper. Most of all him doing what he did and he's an older gentleman."The driver then followed Mclymore into the parking lot of a restaurant claiming to be an off-duty trooper cursing at the father and flashing the middle finger.The irony?Mclymore is a lieutenant police officer, and church pastor, in the town of Wallkill."I just couldn't believe somebody would use those words in 2022," Newburgh mayor Torrance Harvey said. "In the city of Newburgh."The driver also tried to stab Mclymore in the parking lot leaving a small hole in the...
    Four Hudson Valley businesses were busted for selling alcohol to a minor during a sting operation. The operation took place in Orange County in New Windsor and Newburgh on Thursday, June 9. During the operation, New Windsor police conducted an underage alcohol sale enforcement detail at 23 businesses in town that are licensed to sell alcoholic beverages, said Chief of New Windsor Police Robert Doss. According to Doss, four of the 23 businesses sold alcohol to an underage person including: QuickChek – 170 Windsor Hwy. – Fabrizio A. Rimac, age 18, of Newburgh Preet Liquors – 1035 Little Britain Road – Teresita P. Garcia, age 70, of New Windsor Citgo Food Mart – 1069 Little Britain Road – Lalith S. Udamadura, age 56, of New Windsor  Wine O’Clock Liquor Store – 436 Blooming Grove Tpk. – Sanghee Sayed, age 64, of Newburgh Each employee was charged with unlawfully dealing with a child and released on an appearance ticket, police said. The department will also send a written violation notice to the New York State Liquor Authority for each business involved. ...
    A 17-year-old Hudson Valley teen has been arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat via social media that caused an area school to be evacuated. The incident took place in Orange County in the city of Newburgh on Monday, May 2, at the Newburgh Free Academy’s North Campus. The teen was arrested on Friday, May 6, by the city of Newburgh police following a collaborative investigation with the New York State Police, the Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force, and the FBI, said the City of Newburgh Police. The threat was made via social media and was directed toward the Newburgh Free Academy’s North Campus, police said. The teen was charged with making a terroristic threat and falsely reporting an incident, both felonies. His name has not been released due to his age.  He was arraigned at Orange County Court and released on his own recognizance.
    A school district in the region is operating on a two-hour delayed schedule on Tuesday, April 26 as officials work with local law enforcement agencies to investigate threats on social media. Newburgh Enlarged City SD Acting Superintendent of Schools Ed Forgit made the announcement early in the morning in an announcement on the district's website. "Through conversations and collaboration with local law enforcement, we are prepared to open all schools," Forgit said. "Out of an abundance of caution, please expect law enforcement presence at each school today.  "This presence may be inside and/or around each school building. You may not see the presence, but please trust that it is there. We are extremely thankful for the support and relationships we have with our multiple law enforcement partners. "We recognize that some families may wish to see the threats. The district will never dignify nor sensationalize any threat to the safety of our children or educators by sharing any threat directly. Forgit noted that the district is "thankful for everyone who shared the threats with district officials directly," and added, "If you see...
    A Hudson Valley woman has pleaded guilty to two burglaries after failing to show up in court after allegedly falsely claiming she had COVID-19. Brandi Wickliffe, age 46, of the town of Newburgh, pleaded guilty on Thursday, April 7, under a plea agreement that will recommend she serve six to eight years in state prison, said the Orange County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors say that in January 2020, Wickliffe entered a home in the town of Newburgh and stole an X-Box gaming system. After stealing the property, Wickliffe sold the system at a store in Poughkeepsie. A few days later, Wickliffe broke into a different home in the town of Newburgh and stole various items of jewelry, said the DA's Office. After an investigation by the town of Newburgh Police Department, Wickliffe was developed as a suspect and later identified on surveillance video from the crimes, as well as in video from the store where she sold the X-Box, the DA's Office said. One day before her trial was set to start in March, Wickliffe failed to appear in court...
    A Hudson Valley man faces up to 16 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to attempted burglary in connection with the daytime break-in at an area home. Jorge Martinez, age 60, of Newburgh, pled guilty on Thursday, March 17 in Orange County Court. On Monday, Dec.16, 2019, a homeowner returned to the home that he owned and lived in with his wife and daughter, Orange County District Attorney Dave Hoovler said.   Upon entering, he found their property was strewn throughout the house and discovered that numerous items, including a laptop, a GPS watch, and money belonging to his daughter were missing, said the DA's Office. The homeowner reviewed security camera video from inside and outside his home which showed Martinez brazenly breaking the door in order to enter, court documents show.  The video also showed Martinez entering various rooms in the house, taking the missing property, and fleeing.   While committing the crime, Martinez covered his hands with his jacket and with gloves in an effort to prevent his DNA and fingerprints from being left at the scene of...
    A Hudson Valley woman has admitted to abusing and starving a 7-year-old boy she kept secreted inside her apartment, authorities announced. Leticia Bravo, age 39, of Newburgh, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, March 16 to manslaughter for her role in the death of 7-year-old Peter Cuacuas, who was kept hidden behind a bedroom behind a door that locked from the outside. Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler said that shortly after 8 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2021, Bravo brought the child’s lifeless body to St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh, where he was pronounced dead. The investigation into the death found that when the school year began in September 2020, Bravo became the primary caretaker of Cuacuas, as she dated the boy's father, Arturo Cuacuas. Investigators said that Cuacuas would stay with Bravo at her William Street apartment in Newburgh every day but Saturdays, which were reserved for his father. The autopsy by the Medical Examiner found that Cuacuas, who was 37 pounds at the time of his death, died as a result of malnutrition. Hoovler said that Bravo kept Peter Cuacuas locked...
    A 37-year-old man has pleaded guilty to a charge related to breaking into a woman's Hudson Valley home and "terrorizing" the woman and her family. Alex Livingston, of Newburgh, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Feb. 15, to second-degree burglary, according to Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. The DA's Office said Livingston violated a stay-away order of protection on Dec. 22, 2020, and damaged property throughout the woman's home, located in the Town of Newburgh. Prosecutors said Livingston broke through the door of the home and demanded to see children who were hiding in the closet with their grandmother, Hoovler reported. He also reportedly struck the woman and took her phone so she couldn't call the police, the DA's Office said. Following the incident, Livingston fled to Georgia where he was eventually arrested, according to the report. He is set to be sentenced on May 2, the DA's Office said.
    A Hudson Valley man will spend 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary. Jesus Vazquez, age 41, pleaded guilty in Orange County Court on Tuesday, Jan. 25 in connection with committing two residential burglaries in the City of Newburgh, said the Orange County District Attorney's Office.  The guilty pleas were entered immediately before a jury trial was ready to begin. In exchange for the plea, Vazquez will receive 14 years in prison when he is sentenced in March, the DA's Office said. In January 2019, Vazquez was stopped by the City of Middletown Police Department while driving a truck that had been reported stolen from the City of Newburgh, the DA's Office said. The keys to that truck had been stolen from inside of a residence in the City of Newburgh. At the time that he pleaded guilty Vasquez, of Newburgh, admitted to entering that residence with the intent to steal and admitted that he stole the keys to the truck.  In April 2020, Vasquez was stopped by the City of Newburgh Police Department while...
    A three-hour standoff with police led to the arrest of a Hudson Valley man who threatened to kill officers after allegedly stabbing one person and attacking another. The incident took place in Orange County around 7:30 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 8, in the City of Newburgh. According to City of Newburgh Police detectives, officers responded to a home on Van Ness Street for an assault in progress. Officers arriving on the scene located a 50-year old woman who had been struck in the head with the butt of a folding knife and a 47-year-old man who had been stabbed in the hand and arm, police said. Officers were informed that the suspect was still inside the home, and was also suffering from stab wounds that were sustained during the attack. The suspect, identified Charles McLean, age 54, of Newburgh, was located at the top of the staircase holding a knife threatening officers not to come near him or he would kill them, police said. A standoff ensued and after three hours of hostage negotiations, McLean was placed in custody without further incident, police said. McLean was...
    A Hudson Valley man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2018 slaying of another man. Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler announced on Tuesday, Oct. 19, that Dominique Williams, age 25, of Newburgh, pleaded guilty for the November 2018 slaying of a Newburgh man at the corner of Liberty and Clinton Streets in the City of Newburgh.  At 12:17 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, the City of Newburgh Police Department responded to reports of a shot fired on Liberty Street in the vicinity of a closed barber’s shop.  During the investigation of that incident, police and investigators from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office recovered digital video evidence showing what appeared to be a robbery at that location.  Dominique Williams, Devin Williams, and Antwan Wakely were charged by an Orange County grand jury with being complicit in that robbery.  On Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, Dominique Williams, and another man who had accompanied Dominique Williams, Devin Williams, and Antwan Wakely on Liberty Street at the time of the incident, walked to the intersection of Clinton and Liberty Street and...
    Two men have pleaded guilty to taking part in a burglary of an area motor-sports store that eventually led to the death of an occupant in their get-away van. Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced on Monday, Oct. 18, that Luis Colon, age 27, and Jose Tavera, age 18, both of New Jersey, pleaded guilty to charges related to the burglary of a Town of Newburgh motor-sports store, in Orange County, where an occupant of the van that they were in which was transporting the stolen motorbikes and ATVs crashed, killing one occupant.   Colon, who admitted being the driver of the van, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and burglary.   Tavera, who was charged as an adolescent offender, pleaded guilty to attempted burglary.  The District Attorney’s Office will recommend that Colon be sentenced to 10 years in prison, and Tavera be sentenced to five years. The incident took place on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, at about 1:30 a.m. when the two men stole motorbikes and go-karts from the Big Boyz Toys motor-sports store located on Route 9W in the Town...
    NEWBURGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The starvation death of a 7-year-old boy has led to murder charges, and now a likely inquiry into why the system designed to protect him apparently failed. Peter Cuacuas weighed just 37 pounds when he died on Feb. 10. The Orange County district attorney said Peter was locked in a room in an apartment on William Street in Newburgh, denied food, and starved to death, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported Monday. His main caregiver, Felicia Bravo, has been charged, along with her boyfriend, the boy’s father. The cruelty allegedly began in January, when the boy stopped joining remote learning classes at his school. Peter was in a second grade special education class. CBS2 has confirmed an inquiry will review how the district handled his absences, whether warning signs were missed or mishandled, and if the pandemic complicated efforts to safeguard him. READ MORE: Newburgh Woman Facing Murder Charges After 7-Year-Old Peter Cuacuas Dies Of Starvation Newburgh police said there was concern about Peter at Temple Hill Academy, and why he was not participating in remote learning. Police Commissioner...
    A New York woman has been charged with second-degree murder, accused of locking her boyfriend's seven-year-old son in a closet and starving him to death. Police said Leticia Bravo, 39, of Newburgh, locked boyfriend Arturo Cuacuas' son, Peter, in a room.   In February, Bravo brought Peter to St Luke's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from malnutrition. Bravo, who was named his primary caretaker in September 2020, also is believed to be Peter's biological mother, but that has not been confirmed.  New York woman Leticia Bravo, 39, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder on Tuesday for allegedly locking her boyfriend's seven-year-old son son in a room and starving him to death Peter's father Arturo Cuacuas was charged with criminally negligent homicide after not noticing his son's poor health and condition Peter was locked and secluded in his bedroom by Bravo who was the primary caretaker of her boyfriend's son 'An autopsy conducted by the Orange County medical examiner concluded that Peter — who weighed just 37 pounds — had died of malnutrition,' Newburgh Police Commissioner Jose Gomerez told NBC on...
    (CNN)A childcare provider in New York was charged with second-degree murder Friday after prosecutors alleged that she had starved her boyfriend's 7-year-old son to death earlier this year. Leticia Bravo, 39, potentially faces 25 years to life in prison for the second-degree murder of Peter Cuacuas, according to a statement from the Orange County District Attorney's Office. Bravo was also charged with manslaughter in the first and second degrees.Arturo Cuacuas, Peter's father and Bravo's boyfriend, was charged with criminally negligent homicide last week, the DA's office said. Read MoreOn February 10, Bravo brought Peter's lifeless body to St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh, New York, where the boy was later pronounced dead, the statement said. An autopsy conducted by the Orange County Medical Examiner's Office found that Peter weighed 37 pounds at the time of his death and had died due to malnutrition. Bravo allegedly kept Peter locked in a bedroom "behind a door that locked from the outside," according to the DA's office. Prosecutors said it's believed that Peter would stay with Bravo at her apartment in Newburgh every day...
    A Hudson Valley woman is facing multiple charges, including murder, for allegedly starving a 7-year-old to death she kept secreted inside her apartment, the District Attorney announced. Leticia Bravo, age 39, of Newburgh in Orange County was indicted on Friday, Oct. 8 for her role in the death of 7-year-old Petter Cuacuas, who was kept hidden behind a bedroom behind a door that locked from the outside. Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler said that shortly after 8 a.m. on Feb. 10, Braves brought the child’s lifeless body to St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh, where he was pronounced dead. The investigation into the death found that when the school year began in September 2020, Bravo became the primary caretaker of Cuacuas, as she dated the boy's father, Arturo Cuacuas. Investigators said that Cuacuas would stay with Bravo at here William Street apartment in Newburgh every day but Saturdays, which were reserved for his father. The autopsy by the Medical Examiner found that Cuacuas, who was 37 pounds at the time of his death, died as a result of malnutrition....
    NEWBURGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A cab driver was shot and killed Thursday night in Orange County. The family of Jorge Arbayza de la Cruz is asking for justice while police look for the killer, CBS2’s Nick Caloway reported Friday. READ MORE: Sotomayor Denies Injunction Against NYC's COVID Vaccine MandateMusic played and candles burned along North Miller Street in Newburgh – a tribute to Arbayza de la Cruz. Arbayza de la Cruz, 51, was a good-hearted man who came to the U.S. from Peru in 2015, said his sister Juana Bendecu. (Credit: Family handout) He drove a taxi seven days a week to make a living. Family, friends and colleagues gathered at the scene Friday morning, trying to make sense of what happened and pleading for justice. “He was doing his job. I feel like it’s so unfair. It’s very heartbreaking for all of us. It’s something that we didn’t expect. It could have happened to anybody,” one person said. “I’m still trying to put it together myself. But it’s a very dangerous job. Everybody knows that,” said Anthony...
    Police in the Hudson Valley after two people were shot and seriously wounded. The incident took place around 11:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, in Orange County in the area of 72 William St., in the City of Newburgh. Initial responding officers and detectives confirmed two people had been shot and were transported to a local hospital by personal vehicle, said the City of Newburgh Police. The victims included a 29-year-old man who was shot in the leg and back and a 21-year-old man who was shot in the leg and chest, police said. Both men, who are City of Newburgh residents, are expected to survive, police said.  The circumstances surrounding this shooting incident and the events that led up to it are currently being investigated and no additional information is being released at this time. Police Commissioner Jose Gomerez said: “This violent behavior is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated on the streets of Newburgh. Our community and our children deserve to live free from gun violence.” The City of Newburgh Police Department was assisted on scene by: New York State Police Orange...
    ShopRite has confirmed it plans to close another store in the Hudson Valley this month. On Thursday, Sept. 2, spokeswoman Karen O'Shea said the company has decided to close the Orange County ShopRite store in Newburgh on North Plank Road. "ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. has made the very difficult decision to close the Newburgh store Sept. 18," O'Shea said. "ShopRite appreciates the loyalty of our customers and the dedication of our team of associates who worked hard over the years to serve the community." The corporation will be offering job opportunities to associates at our other stores in the region. The next nearest grocery store in the region is Market 32, also located on North Plank Road.  The Newburgh store is the second to close in the region within weeks of each other.  The ShopRite, located in Rockland County, on Route 59 in the Hamlet of Tallman in the Town of Rampo, will close in late September, Company Spokesman Daniel Emmer said. Neither spokesperson gave a reason for the closing of the busy stores.  See Earlier Story: ShopRite In Area To Close...
    A Hudson Valley woman has been indicted on charges including attempted murder in a connection with the alleged stabbing of a woman during what might have been a 'love triangle' disagreement. Ariana Sanchez, age 22, of Newburgh, was charged on Monday, July 19, said Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler. The indictment alleges that on Saturday, June 19, Sanchez repeatedly stabbed another woman multiple times, including in the chest, back, and leg in the area of Lake Street in the City of Newburgh. Following the attack, the victim was admitted to St. Luke’s hospital. Police are investigating whether the confrontation concerned a man, the DA's Office said. Anyone with information concerning the incident is urged to contact the City of Newburgh Police Department. Sanchez was arrested by the City of Newburgh Police Department on Tuesday, July 13, after an investigation of the incident.  She is currently being held in the Orange County Jail in lieu of bail that had been set in the amount of $100,000 cash or $100,000 partially secured bond or $250,000 unsecured bond.  “Those who use weapons and violence to settle disputes deserve severe...
    A group of area lawmakers are up in arms after learning that four registered sex offenders were living next to a nursery school. The issue came to light on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Orange County when the Town of Newburgh Police Department released a list of Level-2 and Level-3 sex offenders living in the Town of Newburgh. A search by the Hudson Valley Post found that four of the offenders were living in the Orange Lake Motel, just 300 feet from the Building Blocks Childcare Center in Newburgh. The sex offenders include Herman Johnson, Gregory Gonzalez, Derrick Goodman, and Steven Linares, according to the Town of Newburgh Police Department. A check of state records shows that three of the men are Level 2 offenders convicted of abusing children.  Since the discovery, local lawmakers are calling on the Division of Criminal Justice Services to have offenders relocated. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
    An upstart Hudson Valley coffee shop is expanding its foothold in the region with a new location in Orange County. Ready Coffee, which opened on Route 9 in Wappingers Falls in February 2019 announced it will be opening a new location on North Plank Road in the Town of Newburgh just off Route 32, much to the delight of the cafe’s many patrons. The brand is rooted in the Hudson Valley, with Ready Coffee roasting its coffee beans fresh on a facility on Route 376 in Wappingers Falls, which are then hand-pulled moments before it is brewed for customers. “Coffee is our way to brighten your day, turn your hard work into results, or inspire you to do something great,” the company states. “Roasting and blending in small batches allows us to produce a coffee that's deep and rich yet free of that dirty and bitter aftertaste,” they noted. “The extra care is worth it because we know we're giving you the best coffee, every day.” The coffee shop in Newburgh is currently hiring baristas, who “desire a long-term,...
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