Hudson Valley News

No Federal Charges To Be Brought In Fatal Shooting

Apr 8, 2015

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Tuesday said his office will not pursue federal criminal charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a college student in Westchester by a police officer who says he shot him in his moving car when he failed to stop.

MONTICELLO – Gordon Jenkins has officially stepped down as mayor in the Village of Monticello following a state Appellate Court decision ordering his removal.

Police Arrest Suspect In Newburgh Homicide

Apr 8, 2015
Courtesy of the Office of the Orange County District Attorney

Police have arrested a suspect in the beating death of a Newburgh man outside a bar and restaurant in the city.

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The Rockland County Legislature will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening about a proposed local law that seeks to regulate the use of drones within the county.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Following three carbon monoxide deaths in Newburgh in March, county and city officials recently gathered to talk about preventing such a tragedy from happening again. They visited some of the city’s residences to encourage the use of carbon monoxide detectors.

Lander Street in the City of Newburgh is where officials say three residents died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a building with a clogged chimney and no detectors. Michael Vatter is Newburgh Fire Chief.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York’s two U.S. senators and a Hudson Valley congresswoman have penned a letter to a federal agency, asking for a rehearing concerning a pipeline expansion project. Local elected officials have been filing similar letters.

Funding In NYS Budget Will Help Catskill Park

Apr 5, 2015
Courtesy of Catksill Mountainkeeper

New York’s 2015-2016 state budget invests in a major park in the Hudson Valley.

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A U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the creation of a new capacity zone implemented last year. Two New York Congressman who have been fighting against the zone are voicing disappointment.

Education Aid Heads To The Hudson Valley

Apr 4, 2015

New York’s 2015-2016 budget includes a $1.6 billion increase in education aid over last year. WAMC’s Allison Dunne tells us about how a few Hudson Valley school districts will benefit.

Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Eliot Engel

The top Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs is weighing in on President Obama’s announced framework that the U.S. and its partners have negotiated for Iran’s nuclear program.

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