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  1. Ex-Dutchess Detective's Conviction Upheld After Latest Appeal

    Ex-Dutchess Detective's Conviction Upheld After Latest Appeal

    Former City of Beacon detective Richard Sassi Jr. has lost another bid to have his conviction for falsely reporting a burglary in 2012 to avoid being caught in an affair thrown out.In their decision last month, the Second Department Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court found "that it (the evidence) was legally sufficient to establish the defendant’s guilt." The ...

  2. Dutchess Woman Nabbed For Stealing $6K In Jewelry

    Dutchess Woman Nabbed For Stealing $6K In Jewelry

    A Poughkeepsie woman was arrested for ripping off more than $6,000 in jewelry belonging to a relative while she was visiting, according to the New Windsor Police.Sarah M. Wayering, 34, was arrested after police were called to the home in December when a New Windsor residence noticed that more than $6,500 worth of jewelry was missing from her home, said Det. Sgt. Chris Sager.A subsequent ...

  3. Change In Visitation Hours Announced At Dutchess County Jail

    Change In Visitation Hours Announced At Dutchess County Jail

    Residents with loved ones or friends in the Dutchess County Jail will soon be able to visit them on Sunday, according to Dutchess County Sheriff Adrian ”Butch” Anderson.After receiving numerous requests from family and friends of inmates, the sheriff said he worked to Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro to make the change happen.Currently, the visitation hours are Monday ...

  4. Ex-Area Resident Scott Kiernan, Syracuse University, NFL Player, Dies At 43

    Ex-Area Resident Scott Kiernan, Syracuse University, NFL Player, Dies At 43

    A former NFL player from the area who was a team captain at Syracuse University has died at age 43.Scott Weston Kiernan, who grew up in Greenwich, died suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 4 in Clermont, Florida. A cause of death was not released.A former Syracuse football offensive lineman, Kiernan, was well known as the player who co-captained the 1998 Big East champions, before moving on to ...

  5. 'Kayak Killer' Could Get Nearly $500K In Late Fiancé's Life Insurance

    'Kayak Killer' Could Get Nearly $500K In Late Fiancé's Life Insurance

    Angelika Graswald, aka the "Hudson River Kayak Killer," could walk away with more than $490,000 in life insurance benefits from the man whose death she pleaded guilty to helping cause, according to a court ruling made in Dutchess Surrogate's Court.But the fight for the money could be brutal if the family of her late fiancé, Vincent Viafore, can't convince Graswald to forfeit ...

  6. Beacon Firefighters Handle Porta Potty Fire

    Beacon Firefighters Handle Porta Potty Fire

    Firefighters face all kinds of emergencies. Sometimes it might be a blaze in a high-rise or a car crash, and then sometimes, it might be a fire in a porta potty. That's what Beacon firefighters found on a call Thursday morning at a construction site on Hastings Drive for Highland Hospital, said Beacon Fire Chief Gary Van Voorhis. Firefighters found a porta potty smoking when they ...

  7. Chain Reaction, Four-Vehicle Wappingers Falls Crash Backs Up Traffic

    Chain Reaction, Four-Vehicle Wappingers Falls Crash Backs Up Traffic

    A four-vehicle crash in Wappingers Falls led to midday delays near Party City, according to state police.The crash, which occurred around 12:15 p.m. Thursday on Route 9 at Liss Road, was a chain reaction with the first car rear-ending the second, followed by two others who couldn't stop in time, said Trooper AJ Hicks. No one was injured and two vehicles were towed from the scene.

  8. Production Crew/Casting Call For Movie Being Shot In Hudson Valley

    Production Crew/Casting Call For Movie Being Shot In Hudson Valley

    For those looking to break into the movie business, now's your chance to work for free on a short horror film filming in the Hudson Valley next month. Kaleidoscope Productions is working on a "no budget" short film in Newburgh on Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25 to be entered into film festivals. The film is about a sheriff in small town in upstate New York who uncovers a ...

  9. Dutchess Man Bites Officer's Hand During Arrest, Police Say

    Dutchess Man Bites Officer's Hand During Arrest, Police Say

    A Poughkeepsie man is behind bars after biting a police officer who was trying to arrest him following a domestic dispute.Kevin Longobardi, 24, was arrested Friday, Jan. 12, by the Town of Lloyd police who responded to a call for domestic violence, said Lt. James Janso.When police arrived on scene Longobardi became combative with police officers in front of a child and bit one of the ...

  10. Hyde Park Man Arrested For Stealing $30K From Employer

    Hyde Park Man Arrested For Stealing $30K From Employer

    A Hyde Park man is behind bars without bail after being arrested for stealing more than $30,000 from a Poughkeepsie business.Dennis C. Morgan was arrested Thursday, Jan. 11, following an investigation by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department after receiving a complaint from a local business of missing funds, said Capt. Kevin Faber. The theft took place over a five-month period in ...

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