Wake Held for Marine, Ramapo High School grad, Killed in a Military Plane Crash

A wake was held Wednesday for Sgt. Owen Lennon, the Ramapo High School
graduate killed earlier this month in a military plane crash in
Mississippi. Lennon was a decorated Marine living in Montgomery with his
fianceé when he took his final mission. His funeral is scheduled for
Friday morning in Wesley Hills and he’ll be laid to rest with full
military honors at the Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Goshen.

Hi Tor List of Adoptable Pets 7/27/17

Meet Dallas, a 3 year-old terrier mix. His dream family is one with older kids or adults where he can be your one and only pet. He is young and energetic so he needs an experienced dog owner who is patient, calm & assertive. He knows how to sit, lie down, give paw and walk well on a leash. He is also house-trained. Because he is young he will need you to continue his training to keep him well-behaved so he can grow into a fine young man. Dallas’ owner should also be active & like to take long walks & play fetch, and if you have a fenced in yard that would be ideal. But after exercising, cuddling next to his humans & giving gentle kisses is one of his favorite things. He’s been told he is a goofy silly boy and has the funniest expressions that will make you laugh. He loves car rides & is a well-behaved passenger so he can be your copilot. He has a lot of love to give & is a good boy but the shelter is overwhelming for him. Would you be the family to give him a second chance?

Leah is a 3 year-old female pit bull mix who was surrendered to the shelter because her owner did not have the time for her. Leah would do well in an active home as she loves to run around and play, so she’d do well with kids about 10-and-older who can keep up with her. A fenced-in yard would be a plus also. Leah loves people and could always use on-going obedience training. Leah should also be the only pet in the house. Come meet this bundle of fun!

Jade is a 3 year-old female Terrier Mix who was surrendered to the shelter because her owner could no longer care for her. Jade starts out a bit shy at first but then will warm up nicely. She becomes very friendly and affectionate once she gets to feel comfortable. Jade is also housebroken. Jade should be the only pet in the house and would do best in a home with older teens and adults who can give her the quiet home she deserves.

Taylor is a sweet baby boy is so playful and affectionate! He loves when you brush him and play with the feather wand! He’s also a huge fan of treats! This darling has been waiting for his forever home for a long time now. You can send an email to Nixie at gentlesouls@aol.com to schedule a meet and greet!

Baby Walter is too cute! This little boy is a year old and he has been at the Hi Tor annex for several months now. His brother was adopted a few months ago and he has been patiently waiting for a home of his own. He loves to snuggle more than anything else and he loves to play for hours on end. If you’re looking for a truly affectionate kitty then Walter couldn’t be a more perfect fit! You can send an email to Nixie at gentlesouls@aol.com to schedule a meet and greet!

Ariana is gorgeous! She’s a buff-colored girl with a lot of sass and a lot of love to give! She has been at the annex for quite a while and is hoping to find her forever home! You can email Nixie at gentlesouls@aol.com if you’d like to set up a meet and greet!

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Funeral Services Set for Sheriff James Kralik

Funeral services have been set for former Rockland County Sheriff James Kralik, who passed away Monday at the age of 74. A wake is being held at the T-J McGowan Sons Funeral Home in Garnerville today from 4- 8 PM and tomorrow from 4-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, at 10:45 AM in Sacred Heart Church in Suffern, followed by a private cremation. In March 0f 2013, Kralik was honored by the Rockland County Historical Society with a Lifetime Service Award. In a video interview posted by the Historical Society on YouTube, Kralik shared his thoughts on his life as a lawman, his love of history and specifically the Civil War, and public service…

Audio clip: James Kralik

Rockland’s current sheriff, Lou Falco, worked with and learned from Sheriff Kralik for 40 years, and said sheriffs from across the state have also been touched by his experience and leadership…

Audio clip: Lou Falco

As many people know, Sheriff Kralik was a strong advocate of the mounted patrol, so in lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in his memory to the Mounted Police Foundation of Rockland County [P.O. Box 323, New City, NY 10956].

Spring Valley Officer Stabbed Responding to Domestic Disturbance

A Spring Valley police officer was reportedly stabbed after responding to a chaotic domestic violence call in the village Wednesday morning. 37 year-old Artemio Gonzalez was reportedly throwing items at officers who responded to the scene. He eventually got hold of a knife and stabbed the first responding officer. A second officer was able to deploy his Taser, allowing them to subdue Gonzalez and arrest him. He and the officers were treated at a local hospital and released. He was charged with second-degree attempted murder and was being held pending arraignment.

Orangetown to Study Bike/Pedestrian Safety

Thanks to a grant from the Tappan Zee Bridge Authority Community Benefits Fund, the town of Orangetown has hired a consultant to review streets in the area that will make things safer for cyclists of all levels and pedestrians, and he’s hoping residents have some input to offer. Supervisor Andy Stewart told The Morning Show the process is just getting started…

Audio clip: Andy Stewart

If you would like to help out, send an email to the supervisor at Supervisor@orangetown.com or call 359-5100.

ICE Arrests Area Foreign Nationals

An 11-day operation conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has resulted in 10 foreign nationals from our area being arrested, some allegedly with criminal histories or pending criminal charges. 114 people were taken into custody all over New York State, with six of them coming from Westchester, three from Rockland and one from Orange County. Officials say depending on the crimes each is charged with or has committed, some will be prosecuted and others will be removed from the United States.

Pearl River Re-hires Fired Baseball/Football Coach

The Pearl River Varsity football and baseball coach who was inexplicably fired last month has been rehired by the district. Students and parents were mobilized after Mike Oliva was let go with no explanation following Pearl River’s first baseball sectional championship in decades.

Cab Driver Shot in Hillcrest Last Week Dies

The cab driver who was shot last week in Hillcrest has died at Westchester Medical Center. Police say he died yesterday after last Monday’s shooting, for which Police arrested 22 year-old Hakeem Gentles of Spring Valley. 23 year-old Rem Louis was heading eastbound on West Eckerson road in Hillcrest when, police believe, one or both of the two passengers in his taxi were shot at. Louis was taken to Westchester Medical Center. Gentles had been charged with second degree attempted murder and first degree assault. He remains in the county jail on one million dollars bail.

Spring Valley Man Charged in Ramapo “Road Rage” Death Pleads Not Guilty

Rockland’s D-A says 62 year-old Albert Gomez of Spring Valley has pleaded not guilty to second degree manslaughter and other charges stemming from the death of a three month-old boy, Mayer Braun. The infant was being pushed in a stroller on Route 59 in Ramapo when Gomez reportedly was angered after being cut off by a cab. After an exchange, Gomez allegedly drove on the shoulder around the cab, striking the family that had been walking on westbound shoulder of Route 59 near Robert Pitt Drive in Monsey.

TZ Bridge to Open in August…Maybe?

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that the Rockland-bound side of the new Tappan Zee Bridge could open next month, but Rockland’s State Senator isn’t confident it’ll happen. David Carlucci told The Morning Show yesterday that he thinks it’ll probably open closer to the end of summer or early fall…

Audio clip: David Carlucci

It’s been about three years since construction began on the nearly 4-billion dollar bridge. Traffic will reportedly be diverted from the current bridge once everything’s ready. The rest of the bridge should be complete next spring.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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