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    SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Spring Valley High School will now continue with remote learning through the end of the calendar year. The Rockland County school suddenly switched to online instruction this week after mold was found in some classrooms and asbestos was detected. The district says the necessary abatement could be completed by Dec. 31. Students are expected to...
    SPRING VALLEY, Rockland County (WABC) -- Days after returning to remote learning, a high school in Rockland County now says it expects to be closed to in-person education until January over concerns of hazardous materials in the building.Spring Valley High School officials sent a letter to parents that they were notified Tuesday of potential hazardous materials in specific classrooms."We have...
    SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Rockland County high school had to quickly switch to remote learning for all students Wednesday after mold was found in the building. School officials notified parents Tuesday night that Spring Valley High School would be closed for at least the rest of this week. READ MORE: Police: Off-Duty NYPD Officer Shoots 2 Women At...
    The first positive case of West Nile virus in a Rockland resident has been confirmed by the county's Department of Health. Rockland County Health Commissioner Patricia Schnabel Ruppert confirmed that a person who lives in Orangetown who is over the age of 50 has tested positive for the illness. 
“This human case of West Nile virus reinforces the urgency of...
    A former elected official in the Hudson Valley and some of her family members are facing charges for allegedly stealing more than $11,000 from a not-for-profit organization that she oversaw. Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced that Emily Dominguez, the former deputy mayor and trustee in the Village of Haverstraw has been indicted for...
    A Hudson Valley woman admitted to her role in the death of her 1-year-old son. Rockland County resident Marie Dorleus, age 36, of Spring Valley, pleaded guilty to one count of criminally negligent homicide following the investigation stemming from the June 2021 investigation into the death of her son. Original story - Mother Indicted In Connection To Death Of 1-Year-Old Son...
    An investigation is underway after reports of gunshots being fired on a roadway in the area. Just before 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, officers in Rockland County from the Clarkstown Police Department responded to the area of Waldron Avenue and Toto Court in Central Nyack.  Officers found a number of fired shell casings in the roadway, according to the Clarkstown Police Department.  No...
    A Rockland man and woman were hospitalized after their sedan crashed off the southbound Palisades Interstate Parkway in Alpine, New Jersey on Saturday, Oct. 2, authorities said. Responding officers found the West Haverstraw victims out of their 2018 Audi A4, which crashed into several trees and rocks on the center media near Exit 2 around 11 a.m., Palisades Interstate Parkway...
    A Rockland man and woman were hospitalized after their sedan crashed off the southbound Palisades Interstate Parkway in Alpine on Saturday, authorities said. Responding officers found the West Haverstraw victims out of their 2018 Audi A4, which crashed into several trees and rocks on the center media near Exit 2 around 11 a.m., Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Sgt. First Class...
    An investigation is underway after a person was hospitalized following an overnight shooting in the area. It happened around 2:25 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 in Rockland County in the Village of Nyack in the area of the Riverspace Municipal Parking lot and Artopee Way. Orangetown Police officers patrolling in the area reported that they had heard multiple gunshots fired and responded.  Officers located...
    A Teaneck ex-con accused of leading a band of brazen burglars who committed no fewer than 84 broad-daylight break-ins throughout New Jersey and Rockland County could find two of them testifying against him. Porsche Brown, 29, of Lodi, and Kay Brown, 23, of Paterson (no relation) took guilty pleas rather than face trial. The likelihood that either or both could...
    A typically busy stretch of Route 9W will be closed just north of the New York State border on Saturday, authorities warned motorists in northeast Bergen and Rockland County. Repairs will closed the road in both directions between Hickey Street in Sparkill and Shadyside Avenue in South Nyack, just south of Route 287, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct....
    An EMT unexpectedly died at his ambulance headquarters in the Hudson Valley, authorities announced. Stony Point EMT Joey Zak who was active with fire department and paramedic companies in Rockland County died on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Stony Point Ambulance Headquarters from causes that have not been disclosed by officials. Zask worked for Rockland Mobile Care and was also...
    Police have identified the person killed during a single-vehicle crash that also severely injured another person. Mark Savino, age 35, a lifelong resident of Congers, in Rockland County, was killed around 11:45 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, when the vehicle he was in hit a utility pole, overturned, ejecting both occupants. The crash took place in the area of Lake Road...
    CONGERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A man is dead and another is hospitalized with serious injuries after a crash in Rockland County. The men were ejected from their vehicle after it struck a utility pole and overturned near Lake Road and Route 9W in Congers late Friday night, Clarkstown Police said Saturday. READ MORE: Unlicensed Long Island Massage Therapist Accused Of...
    A man was arrested after police responded to a report of shots fired in the Hudson Valley. The incident took place in Rockland County around 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18 in the area of 135 Covent Road in Nanuet. According to Clarkstown Police Detective Norm Peters, when officers arrived on the scene, witnesses were able to give officers both a description...
    A $42 million project to create affordable and supportive housing for older adults in the Hudson Valley has officially been completed. Vincent's Village in Rockland County has 93 affordable apartments with on-site health and wellness centers for residents aged 55 and older, according to an announcement from New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday, Sept. 14. The housing development is...
    Motorists in the region should get ready for long delays as work begins on a section of I-87 that will reduce the roadway to one lane for months. The New York State Thruway Authority on Friday, Sept. 10 announced that traffic will be reduced to one lane in Rockland County at the northbound Exit 15 ramp to New Jersey (New...
    A local government official in the Hudson Valley is facing multiple weapons charges after police say they discovered an arsenal of guns in his home. Airmont Deputy Mayor Brian Downey, age 47, was arrested on Friday, Sept. 3, after Rockland County authorities were alerted by the Department of Homeland Security that he had purchased an illegal rifle suppressor over the...
    The deputy mayor of a Rockland County village who's already facing state charges for a trove of unregistered guns found at his home was charged by federal authorities with having a collection of phony badges and ID cards that identify him as working for the FBI, DEA and other law enforcement agencies, records show. Investigators reported a startling discovery when...
    A fatal crash caused an hours-long closure of a busy area roadway. It happened around 5:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 in Rockland County on Route 9W in Clarkstown between from Rockland Lake North (Lake Road Congers) and Rockland Lake South (Lake Road). Clarkstown Police confirmed there was a fatality, but have not yet released further info. Check back to Daily...
    Recognize him? Police in Rockland County released a new video of a man who is wanted for causing thousands of dollars worth of damage at a Rockland County church. The incident took place in Spring Valley,  on Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Church of St. Joseph on North Main Street, according to police. Know him? Police are asking for...
    With the 40th anniversary approaching of the cold-blooded killings of two police officers and a guard in a $1.6 million Brinks armored car robbery, the law enforcement community felt slapped in the face by now-former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Hours before leaving his office in disgrace, Cuomo commuted the 75 years-to-life sentence to the 40 years of time that...
    NYACK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — One of former governor Andrew Cuomo‘s final acts is raising the ire of many in Rockland County. He made a domestic terrorist, 76-year-old David Gilbert, eligible for parole. READ MORE: New Yorkers React To Kathy Hochul Making History As New Yorks First Female Governor: Its About Time “David Gilbert does not deserve to walk our streets,”...
    QUINCY (CBS) — Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey announced Thursday that the use of a deadly weapon by a police officer in the shooting of Eric Leach, an armed robbery suspect who stole a Rockland police car in Quincy last March and engaged in an intense standoff, was “justified as a matter of law”. In a press release, Morrissey...
    ROCKLAND (CBS) — A man was arrested after a large police response in Rockland Friday afternoon. Officers had his car surrounded with guns drawn before he was taken into custody. Police asked residents to avoid Market Street in Rockland “at all costs.” They tweeted there was a “major incident” going on there. READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: Why Are Some Parents...
    A man died after jumping into an area pond and then failed to resurface. The incident took place around 12:40 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 12, in Rockland County at the pond located at Memorial Park in Spring Valley. Spring Valley fire and police responded to the park after receiving a report of a man who was swimming in the water, went...
    The morning was relatively warm for December when the body of a slain 18-year-old Rockland County girl was found at an infamous Route 17 motel in Bergen County. Someone killed Rosetta Jean-Baptiste by “mechanical asphyxiation” -- similar to what happened to George Floyd.  Only this was 28 years ago. Her parents didn’t know it, but Jean-Baptiste was also pregnant with...
    There's a new police chief in Rockland County, a man who has served as a police officer in the Hudson Valley for more than 34 years. Interim Chief Jeffrey Wanamaker was selected to serve as the next chief of the town of Clarkstown following a vote by Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann and the Town Board on Thursday, Aug. 5. In...
    You could almost hear the sound of hearts breaking as word spread that "Mr. Chris," a popular children's performer at libraries throughout North Jersey and Rockland County, had died suddenly. Christopher Flynn, 39, of Dumont brought joy to many, strumming his guitar and playing the trombone "much to the delight of children, parents and staff," as a notice Thursday morning...
    New cases of the more transmissible, potentially more fatal Delta COVID-19 variant have been confirmed in the Hudson Valley. Four cases were recorded during the second week of July in Rockland County, officials announced after being alerted by the New York State Department of Health on Tuesday, July 27. The cases of the Delta variant were confirmed by the...
    RAMAPO, New York (WABC) -- A Rockland County police officer made an unusual rescue Saturday, that he won't forget.Video captured a Ramapo police officer saving a raccoon who got its head stuck in a can.ALSO READ | Help protect the piping plovers and their adorable chicksEMBED More News Videos Anyone visiting the Tri-State Area's bountiful shorelines have probably seen cordoned...
    COVID-19 hardly fazed a Rockland doctor who, with his wife, continued to collect bribes and kickbacks in exchange for ordering millions of dollars in genetic tests from his offices in Pennsylvania, a federal grand jury in Newark charged. Yitzchok “Barry” Kurtzer, 61,and Robin Kurtzer, 60, both of Monsey, collected monthly cash kickbacks and bribes ranging in exchange for “collecting DNA...
    One person has been injured after a second-story deck collapsed in the Hudson Valley. The incident took place around 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 14 in Rockland County at a residential home in the Hillcrest area of the Town of Ramapo.   One 58-year-old victim was transported to the hospital by Spring Hill Community Ambulance Corps & Rockland Paramedic Services, Ramapo Police said....
    A trio of New York City police officers helped capture a 23-year-old Mahwah, New Jersey man who authorities said fled, including through Rockland County, after killing his roommate Monday night, July 12. Milan Ghimire was nabbed in the Bronx by members of the NYPD Emergency Services Unit, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said late Tuesday morning, July 13. Mahwah police...
    A manhunt was underway after a man was shot and killed in Mahwah, New Jersey. The suspect fled in a black Chrysler with Mississippi license plates as township police rushed to a rented home on Avenue A between Route 202 and Route 17 in West Mahwah and found the body shortly before 10 p.m. Monday, July 12. A cellphone in...
    A manhunt was under way after a man was shot and killed Monday night in Mahwah. The killer fled in a black Chrysler with Mississippi license plates as township police rushed to a rented home on Avenue A between Route 202 and Route 17 in West Mahwah and found the body shortly before 10 p.m. The driver’s cellphone was pinged...
    Over a four-month period, police and state officials in part of Rockland County issued 63 summons to drivers of commercial trucks for various violations including being over the weight limit and carrying hazardous materials. The Orangetown Police Department conducted three commercial vehicle enforcement details this year in an effort to cut down on the number of trucks violating road rules. The...
    A Hudson Valley man was arrested for a host of crimes, including allegedly threatening a police officer with a gun, which turned out to be a BB gun replica made to look like a Glock.  The incident took place in Rockland County on Sunday, July 4. Clarkstown Police responded to the area of 100 Rockland Plaza, in Nanuet, for reports of...
    Utility crews in the area worked through the night to restore power to thousands who were left in the dark during the latest round of storms, which sent trees and power lines flying. With wind gusts approaching 75 mph and 1.5-inch hail reported in parts of the region, nearly 25,000 Orange & Rockland and Central Hudson customers were reporting outages...
    Two pools of mosquitos in Rockland County have tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Department of Health is cautioning. Infected mosquitoes were collected from traps in Orangetown and Clarkstown during the week of Monday, June 21, marking the first confirmed cases of West Nile in Rockland this summer. No human cases were reported, County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel...
    Four people have been arrested, including two facing manslaughter charges, and two others face arrest warrants in connection with a fatal fire at a Rockland County home for elderly residents. The arrests were announced on Tuesday, June 29 by Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh during a press conference following a three-month investigation into the Tuesday, March 23, fire at...
    SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Rockland County officials are expected to announce multiple arrests Tuesday in connection to a fire that killed a resident at an adult care facility in Spring Valley, along with a volunteer firefighter. Volunteer Firefighter Jared Lloyd died in the line of duty helping more than 100 residents escape the March blaze at Evergreen Court Home...
    A Hudson Valley mother has been indicted for manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide following the death of her 1-year-old son died after becoming stuck between a bed and a wall. Rockland County resident Marie Dorleus, age 36, of Spring Valley, was indicted on Monday, June 28 for the death which took place on Saturday, June 19, while the toddler was...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Rockland County family hopes Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign a law banning the sale of used cars if the airbags are missing or don’t work. Their effort is partly because the bill honors their son, but mostly because they believe it will save lives, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported Monday. READ MORE: Nations Eyes On New...
    In an effort to get guns off the streets, a Rockland County Police department is hosting a gun buyback program. The Clarkstown Police, in collaboration with the State Attorney General Letitia James and the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office, will be hosting a community gun buyback on Wednesday, June 30, from 4 - 7 pm., said Detective Norman Peters with...
    POMONA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — North suburban Rockland County is falling short of the vaccination goal with just 64% of adults receiving at least one shot. Health officials are now getting creative in reaching residents. READ MORE: NYC Primary: New Yorkers Head To Polls To Pick Next Mayor, Candidates Make Last-Minute Campaign Push Pomp and circumstance — and public health. Rockland...
    WALLKILL, Rockland County (WABC) -- Police locked down the Galleria at Crystal Run in Wallkill but also say a report of a person with a gun is currently unfounded.The incident happened Tuesday afternoon shortly after 3:00 p.m.Authorities locked down the mall as a precaution."We are in the process of systematically searching the mall," Town of Wallkill Police Department said. "Please...
    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — There was a real light show overnight in Rockland County. One Twitter user posted video of near-constant ribbon lightning for about 20 seconds or so. READ MORE: NYC Primary Day: Polls Open For Voters To Choose Next Mayor Crazy lightning in Rockland county, NY pic.twitter.com/FZD2WniMkV — Azuuuuuusa (@Azuuuuuusa6) June 22, 2021 READ MORE: Primary Election...
    ROCKLAND (CBS) — Five ducklings were rescued on Thursday in Rockland after they fell into a storm drain. The Rockland Fire Department and Rockland Police received a call about the ducklings on Thursday morning. Firefighters were later able to rescue them from the drain. Firefighters rescuing the ducklings. (Photo Credit: Rockland Fire Department) As of late Thursday morning, Rockland Animal...