Orange County

The Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg (bottom-top) Bridges are seen in New York City - Jul 1, 2007 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Hudson Valley State Senators Want East River Tolls Instead Of MTA Payroll Tax

Five Republican New York State Senators say ditching the payroll tax in favor of East River tolls would bring in another $100 million for the MTA next year.

04/26/2011

L-R Laianna and Lance Pierre Armstrong were killed when their mother Lashandra Armstrong drove her minivan into the Hudson River (credit: AP Photo/Youn and Unique Christian Child Care Center)

Family Planning Funeral For LaShanda Armstrong, Children Drowned In Minivan

Armstrong posted on her Facebook page a half hour before the murder-suicide: “I’m so sorry everyone forgive me please for what I’m gonna do… This is it!”

04/15/2011

Lashanda Armstrong (credit: CBS 2)

Newburgh Minivan Mom’s Facebook Posting: ‘Forgive Me Please’

The suicidal mother who loaded her four children into a minivan and drove it into the Hudson River cryptically announced her intention, seeking forgiveness in a Facebook message just before the fatal plunge.

04/14/2011

L-R Laianna and Lance Pierre Armstrong were killed when their mother Lashandra Armstrong drove her minivan into the Hudson River (credit: AP Photo/Youn and Unique Christian Child Care Center)

Newburgh Police: 10-Year-Old Escaped Drowning In Minivan By Slipping Out Window

Police said she let a fourth child, a 10-year-old boy, out of the minivan before driving it off the dock. The child told firefighters his mother had killed herself and his brothers and sister.

04/13/2011

Health Alert - Graphic: AP

Parents Warned After Warwick Student Tests Positive For Exposure To Tuberculosis

Parents in the Warwick school district are now being warned that an elementary school student has tested positive for exposure to tuberculosis.

04/06/2011

Small N.Y. Town Clerk Guilty Of Embezzlement

The treasurer of a small village in Orange County has admitted stealing more than $76,000 from the municipality.

04/02/2011

Red Hat - Irvington, NY - File / Photo: Red Hat

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Arrives

After months of waiting, planning, and making reservations, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is finally here.

03/14/2011

A daring New York Police Department helicopter rescue in darkness and dangerous winds safely delivered two West Point cadets Sunday from an 18-inch-wide mountain ledge where they were stranded 500 feet above ground for nearly eight hours.

NYPD Helicopter Brings West Point Cadets To Safety In Dramatic Rescue

A daring rescue in the midst of darkness and dangerous winds safely delivered two West Point cadets Sunday from an 18-inch ledge where they were stranded.

02/20/2011

Yul Bookal (L), Marc Bookal (R) (Photo/CBS 2)

Slain Newburgh Boy’s Dad: Accused Killer Should Be ‘Put To Death’

Orange County District Attorney Frank Phillips announced Cory Byrd was charged with four counts of homicide in the death of 4-year-old Marc Bookal.

02/16/2011

Foreclosure - File / Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Free Legal Representation For NY Foreclosure Victims

Are you facing foreclosure? Some free help could be there for you.

02/16/2011

AP Photo

Funeral Home Paying Cab Tabs For NYE Partiers

T.J. McGowan Sons Funeral Home in North Rockland is offering free rides to revelers between midnight Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday morning.

12/30/2010

Michael Mele (Photo/Associated Press), Laura Garza (Photo/Personal Photo)

Sex Offender Enters Plea In B’klyn Woman’s Death

Convicted sex offender Michael Mele has pleaded not guilty to charges he killed aspiring dancer, Laura Garza, who disappeared two years ago.

12/13/2010

Michael Mele (Photo/Associated Press), Laura Garza (Photo/Personal Photo)

Sex Offender Charged In Garza Murder

More than two years after an aspiring dancer vanished, charges were finally filed Wednesday in her murder. A grand jury indicted convicted sex offender Michael Mele.

12/08/2010

Michael Mele (Photo/Associated Press), Laura Garza (Photo/Personal Photo)

Prime Suspect In Death Of Laura Garza To Be Indicted

More information is expected to be released Wednesday when the Orange County District Attorney’s office will hold a press conference to discuss the latest developments in the case.

12/07/2010

Crime Scene - Graphic: AP

Man Charged In Fatal Hudson Valley Party Beating

Authorities have charged a 25-year-old Hudson Valley man in the death of a man who was beaten with a baseball bat during a fight at a birthday party.

11/29/2010

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