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Hudson Valley News
2:36 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

NYS Senate Candidates Speak At Putnam County Forum

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

A forum in Putnam County Wednesday included candidates for two New York state Senate races.

The tone was set before the two candidates from Westchester County in the race for the 40th state Senate District even spoke.

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Hudson Valley News
5:20 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Shooting Suspect's Body Is Recovered From the Hudson River

Authorities say a body found floating in the Hudson River in New York is that of a suspect wanted in a workplace shooting on Long Island last week.

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Hudson Valley News
3:40 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

A Body Is Recovered From The Hudson River Amid A Search For A Suspect

Bear Mountain Bridge
Credit Kathleen Conklin, flickr

New York State Police say they have recovered a body from the Hudson River in Rockland County. The finding comes as authorities search for a suspect in a fatal workplace shooting.

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Hudson Valley News
6:38 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Manhunt Continues In Putnam County, Police Patrols Are Increased

Police scoured areas of Putnam County, New York, Thursday, in search of a suspect wanted in a fatal shooting at a Long Island business. Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith says officers from several law enforcement agencies continued their search for the Queens man in the Philipstown area in western Putnam County.

The Sheriff’s Office used a mass-calling alert system Thursday to notify area residents about the manhunt. Below is that call.

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Hudson Valley News
9:57 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Shooting Suspect's SUV Is Found In Putnam County, Manhunt Is Underway

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP), PHILIPSTOWN, N.Y. (WAMC) — Authorities say the getaway vehicle of a man wanted in the fatal shooting at a Long Island light fixture company was found abandoned in a Hudson Valley county.

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Hudson Valley News
10:09 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

August Is Prime For Bats Getting Inside Homes

Credit Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

August is generally the busiest month of the year when it comes to bats making their way inside homes. This year, it’s extra busy in one Hudson Valley county, while in another, they’re seeing more residents in need of rabies treatments.

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Hudson Valley News
6:57 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Putnam County Officials Say No to Releasing Gun Permit Records

Officials from Putnam County, supported by two state lawmakers, came together Thursday saying they will not release the names and addresses of legal, pistol permit holders in Putnam County, despite having been presented with a Freedom of Information Law request for the information. Their decision comes after The Journal News, a lower Hudson Valley newspaper, published such information from Rockland and Westchester Counties less than two weeks ago, using an online, interactive gun map.  The issue has since become highly controversial.

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Hudson Valley News
7:52 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

State Lawmakers Get Ready to Discuss Gun Records and Privacy

The publication of an interactive gun map online by a media group in the Hudson Valley has prompted all sorts of reaction, locally and nationally. And now some state lawmakers say they expect to be discussing the matter of public information and gun-permit holders during the 2013 legislative session in Albany. 

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New York News
7:17 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Smoke Inhalation Killed NY Police Captain, Family

A county coroner in New York says a police captain, his wife and two daughters who died in a house fire this week were killed by smoke inhalation. WAMC’s Dave Lucas reports.

Putnam County Coroner William Stahl said Wednesday that the Larchmont police captain, Thomas Sullivan, and the others all died of asphyxiation from breathing smoke and carbon monoxide.

Stahl says that probably means the family died before being burned in the fire at their home early Tuesday in Carmel.

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