Bronx Man Arrested after Three-Car Crash in Nanuet

A Bronx man has been arrested and charged in Monday’s three-car accident that closed Route 59 eastbound in Nanuet for hours and sent four to area hospitals. Clarkstown police detective Peter Walker says 41 year-old Rohan Brijlall crashed his SUV into two other cars that had stopped in the right lane after a fender-bender, fled the scene, and was caught a short time later nearby…

Audio: Peter Walker

A 61 year-old man had been taken to Westchester Medical Center with a serious leg injury. Others were less seriously injured and treated at Nyack Hospital. The passengers in Brijlall’s car were not charged. He was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court, bail was set at $100,000 and he was taken to the Rockland County Jail.

Independent Candidate for NYS Governor Holds Open Forum in Suffern

The former mayor of Syracuse who is mounting an independent campaign for Governor was at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern meeting with area voters Wednesday night. When asked about term limits, which she supports, and corruption, Stephanie Miner said she’s seen it all across the state…

Audio: Stephanie Miner

Mike Parietti of Ramapo says as an independent, Miner’s appeal crosses party lines…

Audio: Mike Parietti

Miner is running on the “Serve America Movement” line with Republican Michael Volpe, who is the Westchester village of Pelham’s mayor.

Memorial Service to Honor Nyack Police Officers and Guard Murdered in Brinks Robbery 37 Years Ago

Tomorrow marks 37 years since the Brinks robbery at the old Nanuet Mall and killing of two Nyack police officers and a Brinks guard. A ceremony is being held tomorrow afternoon at the Nyack Thruway entrance where Sergeant Edward O’Grady and officer Waverly “Chipper” Brown were shot and killed. Stony Point supervisor Jim Monaghan remembers the event all too well, and thinks the perpetrators should remain in jail for the rest of their lives…

Audio: Jim Monaghan 

Brinks guard Peter Paige had been shot and killed earlier in the day at the Nanuet Mall by the same group that killed O’Grady and Brown. Judith Clark got the maximum sentence of 75-years-to-life but was granted clemency by governor Andrew Cuomo, making her sentence 35 years-to-life, and therefore eligible for parole. She was denied parole last year but she comes up again in 2019. Co-defendants David Gilbert and Kuwesi Balagoon were also sentenced to 75-to-life. Kathy Boudin pleaded guilty and served 22 years of her life sentence before being granted parole in 2003. The service begins at 4 in the afternoon at the corner of Route 59 and Mountainview Avenue in Nyack. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Area Officials Warn of Growing Number of Senior Scams

A Rockland state lawmaker is warning residents about the growing number of scams that target area seniors. Rockland state senator David Carlucci says crooks go to great lengths to try and separate you from your money, even going so far as to pretend your grandchild is in jail and can only be bailed out if you give them your credit card number or send the scammers pre-paid gift cards…

Audio: David Carlucci

The Rockland County Office for the Aging’s director Tina Cardoza-Izquierdo says there are lots of different scams that she tries to make seniors more aware of…

Audio: Tina Cardoza-Izquierdo

If you feel like you are being victimized, contact your local police and alert them. For more information, call the Aging office at 845-364-2110.

No Joke: Three Busted with 60 Pounds of Laughing Gas in Woodbury, Report

Three were busted in Woodbury on Wednesday with Nitrous Oxide, but it’s no laughing matter to New York State Police. They reportedly found about 60 pounds of the chemical compound more commonly known as laughing gas during a traffic stop on I-87. 51 year-old Dennis Andaluz and 55 year-old Evelyn Candelaria of the Bronx, along with 41 year-old Daniel Figueroa of Palisades Park, NJ, were arrested. Police also reportedly found a gram of marijuana.

Haverstraw Highway Department to Hold Open House Saturday

The town of Haverstraw highway department is holding an open house on Saturday. Supervisor Howard Phillips says if big trucks are your thing, or you want to see how your tax dollars are spent, you’ll want to be there…

Audio: Howard Phillips

Located off Thiells-Mount Ivy Road in Thiells, the Highway Department open house runs from 11-2pm on Saturday.

NWS Forecast for Rockland / LHV – Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

Here it is — Click here for the CORRECT video version of Mark Hanok’s long-range forecast for the winter, 2018-2019! Click here for the UPDATED printable PDF.

Today
Sunny, with a high near 59. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 49. Southwest wind around 8 mph.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. West wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 53.

Hi Tor List of Adoptable Pets 10/18/18

Sky is a beautiful four-year-old terrier mix who is looking for her family to come rescue her. Sky is a laid-back girl who found herself at our shelter unexpectedly. She is quite beautiful with her gray/blue color. Sky walks nicely on a leash and has a nice way about her. She has a calm demeanor and seems quite easy to be around. If you are looking for a well-mannered beautiful pup, Sky is waiting for you.

Caroline is a petite little ball of love with a big personality! She loves to run around the pen and play. There is nothing better than getting to run around with her favorite toys and volunteers. She would love a home of her own where her owners will give her all the attention she deserves.

Ryder is a terrier mix and quite the handsome gentleman. He is about 5 years old and well-mannered. If you’re looking for a buddy to hang out with you as the weather gets colder, come on and visit Ryder.

Clyde is a hound terrier mix and is 7 months old. He came in with his sister, but she was adopted, and sweet sweet Clyde remains. He is energetic like most puppies are but has an amazingly wonderful disposition. If you are looking for a young pup to train and play, come see Clyde.

Sweet Rosie was rescued from an awful life in an outdoor hutch, along with 15 other rabbits. She is a little over a year old, litter trained, and loves people and other animals. Rosie has been spayed and is living in a foster home while she waits for her forever family. For more information, please email us at Hitorbunnytrail@gmail.com.

Baby Brett is the cutest little boy! He loves to play and cuddle with his buddies every chance he gets, and he’s always trying to climb on you to get your undivided attention! If you would like to be approved to adopt and would like to set up a meet and greet, please fill out an adoption application (which can be found on hitor.org) and send an email to Nixie at gentlesouls@aol.com.

Art Exhibit Celebrating Women of Ramapough Lenape Nation in Final Weeks at Historical Society of Rockland County

You’ve got less than two weeks to see a special art exhibit in New City that celebrates the women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation. Artist Lisa Levart spent about 18 months putting the exhibit together, and uses collaged portrait photography as a basis for contemporary reinterpretations of Lenape mythology. Levart says getting involved in the project was transformative…

Audio: Lisa Levart

Levart brings the Ramapough Lenape women’s stories to life in the exhibit that’s running through October 28th. It’s at the Historical Society of Rockland County in New City. For more information, click here.

County Officials Confirm 11 Measles Cases in Rockland

County health officials say there are now 11 confirmed measles cases in the County, five primary cases and six secondary cases. At a press conference yesterday, Rockland County Commissioner of Health Doctor Patricia Schnabel Ruppert urged anyone who might need a measles vaccination to get it. Doctor Ruppert says measles is highly contagious, and anyone who’s not protected is at risk…

Audio: Patricia Schnabel Ruppert

The Health Department is hosting two free vaccine clinics, one today and one Friday. Today’s clinic is being held from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Community Outreach Center in Monsey. Friday’s clinic is being held from 9:30am to 11:30am at the Pascack Community Center in Nanuet. For more information call 845-364-2997. For information about measles, call the New York State Department of Health’s toll-free Measles Information Line at 888-364-4837.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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