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  1. Friends, Classmates Honor Slain Ex-Westchester HS Soccer Star Joao Souza

    Friends, Classmates Honor Slain Ex-Westchester HS Soccer Star Joao Souza

    Friends and classmates of the former Westchester varsity boys soccer standout and Binghamton University freshman who was fatally stabbed Sunday night have scheduled a gathering in his honor late Wednesday afternoon.The parents of slain Joao Souza, Alexandre and Renata Souza will stop by the school around 5 p.m. to meet with the Blind Brook High School community, the school's ...

  2. Service, Viewing Scheduled For Frank Skartados, Hudson Valley Assemblyman

    Service, Viewing Scheduled For Frank Skartados, Hudson Valley Assemblyman

    A prayer service and viewing have been scheduled for longtime Assemblyman Frank Skartados, who died Sunday from pancreatic cancer.The viewing is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at DiDonato Funeral Services at 1290 Route 9W in Marlboro.A prayer service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Skartados represented the ...

  3. Motorist Killed When Car Crashes Into Pole In Hudson Valley

    Motorist Killed When Car Crashes Into Pole In Hudson Valley

    A 25-year-old man was killed in an overnight single-vehicle crash in Dutchess County.According to New York State Police, Amilcar De Martinez Palma, of Poughkeepsie, died around 1 a.m. Tuesday near Stonykill Road in the town of Wappinger.An initial investigation suggests vehicle De Martinez Palma's 2008 Nissan Sentra, was southbound just south of Stonykill Road when for unknown reasons ...

  4. Hudson Valley Man Charged With Attempting To Extort Money From Girls

    Hudson Valley Man Charged With Attempting To Extort Money From Girls

    An area man was busted by state police for extorting and attempting to extort money from underage teenage girls.Kenneth H. Ralph, 23, of Wallkill, was arrested on Wednesday grand larceny, attempted grand larceny, unlawfully dealing with a child and petit larceny, said New York State Trooper Steven Nevel.An investigation revealed that Ralph met with several underage teens through social ...

  5. Case Of Incest Leads To Four Deaths, One In Hudson Valley

    Case Of Incest Leads To Four Deaths, One In Hudson Valley

    The murder of three people -- a man and woman in New Milford, Conn., and an infant in North Carolina -- and the suicide of their suspected killer Thursday in Dutchess County are all linked to a twisted case of incest that was the subject of a Daily Voice story published in February.The story behind the murders began two years ago when then 18-year-old Katie Fusco Pladl of Dover went on ...

  6. Hudson Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Using Companies To Embezzle Millions

    Hudson Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Using Companies To Embezzle Millions

    A former comptroller pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling more than $2.5 million from two Hudson Valley manufacturing companies, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.Mark Cina, 56, of Pleasant Valley, pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony mail fraud and tax evasion, the office said.Cina admitted to embezzling the money from two companies in ...

  7. Woman Stole More Than $7K at Resorts World Catskills, Police Say

    Woman Stole More Than $7K at Resorts World Catskills, Police Say

    A woman was arrested for stealing more than $7,000 from a guest at the Resorts World Catskills Casino, according to New York State Police.Andrea Mercer, 33, of the Bronx, was charged with grand larceny Wednesday following an investigation into the theft of the money, said Trooper Steven Nevel.Mercer, a guest at the casino herself, entered the room of another guest at the casino and ...

  8. Westchester Restaurant Fatal Stabbing Suspect Had Previous Assault Charge

    Westchester Restaurant Fatal Stabbing Suspect Had Previous Assault Charge

    The woman who is charged with fatally stabbing a co-worker at a Westchester restaurant has two arrest warrants pending in Brooklyn, including one involving a knife, court records show.Rosa Ramirez, 27, of Manhattan, who is reportedly pregnant, fatally stabbed Bonifacio Rodriguez with a kitchen knife at the River City Grille on Route 9 in Irvington on Tuesday following an argument, ...

  9. Tight Leather Jacket Tip Leads To Drug Charges For Westchester Woman

    Tight Leather Jacket Tip Leads To Drug Charges For Westchester Woman

    A Westchester woman wearing a tightly-fitted leather jacket was busted with three-quarters of a pound of pot after police received a tip she was a drug courier, according to Stamford Police.Garland Yurkovsky, 37, of Mount Vernon, was busted Friday after members of the Narcotics and Organized Crime squad received a tip about a marijuana delivery by a woman driving a black Infiniti, said ...

  10. Mom Who Killed Four Children In Fire To Live In Hudson Valley

    Mom Who Killed Four Children In Fire To Live In Hudson Valley

    A Rochester woman who set her home on fire in 2012, killing four of her six children, has been released from prison and will make the Hudson Valley home.Bobbie J. Kugler, 37, was released from Albion State Correctional Institution on Monday, according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Spokesman Patrick Bailey.Bailey said Kugler, who pleaded guilty to ...

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