Hudson Valley News

Hudson Valley News
7:22 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Preliminary Data Paints A Timeline Of Metro-North Crash

Credit Courtesy of the National Transportation Safety Board

Preliminary investigation findings indicate an SUV was in the danger zone inside railroad crossing gates for about 30 seconds before a Metro-North commuter train crashed into it, killing the driver and five train passengers.

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Hudson Valley News
8:50 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Ulster County Woman Is Sentenced In Animal Cruelty Case

An Ulster County, New York woman has been sentenced in an animal cruelty case in Orange County.

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Hudson Valley News
1:20 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

HV Congressman Introduces Rail Safety Crossing Bill

Credit Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has introduced legislation to improve safety at rail crossings, the day after a fatal Metro-North crash in Westchester County. Meanwhile, the crash investigation that began Wednesday is expected last another four-to-six days.

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Hudson Valley News
6:01 am
Thu February 5, 2015

Officials Identify Metro-North Crash Victims

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Officials have released the names of the six people who died when a Metro-North commuter train Tuesday hit an SUV stopped on the tracks at a rail crossing in Westchester County. Five were from Westchester.

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Hudson Valley News
10:30 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

NY Congressman Wants Safety Improved At Rail Crossings

Credit Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

A Hudson Valley congressman Wednesday introduced legislation to improve safety at rail crossings, the day following a fatal Metro-North crash in Westchester County.

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Hudson Valley News
8:26 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

HV Congresswoman Leads Moment of Silence

Credit Courtesy of the National Transportation Safety Board

A New York congresswoman led a moment of silence on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday afternoon to honor the victims of Tuesday evening’s fatal Metro-North crash in Westchester County. 

Congresswoman Nita Lowey, whose district includes the Valhalla site of the crash, led the moment of silence.

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Hudson Valley News
12:46 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Investigation Into Fatal Metro-North Collision In Westchester Begins

Credit Courtesy of the National Transportation Safety Board

What is being called the deadliest accident in Metro-North Railroad history has claimed six lives and injured some 15 others. The accident Tuesday evening in Westchester County involved a commuter train on the Harlem line and an SUV. A warning to our listeners: WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne’s report contains some disturbing descriptions.

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Hudson Valley News
6:05 am
Wed February 4, 2015

7 People Dead After MTA Train Hits SUV On Tracks

Seven people were killed Tuesday evening when a Harlem Line Metro-North train struck an SUV on tracks near White Plains, New York. Twelve people were injured. Six people on the train and the female driver of the SUV died in the crash when the vehicle caught fire, resulting in the first car of the train also burning up. Several hundred people were onboard at the time of the crash.

Hudson Valley News
10:06 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Lawmakers React To Deadly MTA Crash

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) issued the following statement on the Metro-North accident. "I'm simply heartbroken.  All of us who ride Metro-North are moms, dads, brothers, and sisters and with every accident, a family is torn apart by an unspeakable tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims, families and first responders.

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Hudson Valley News
9:56 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Job Assistance Center Named For Former Chamber President Opens

There will be a celebratory ribbon cutting Tuesday afternoon in Poughkeepsie after having been postponed because of Monday’s storm. It’s for a center named in honor of the former Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce president.

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