Tuesday: 3/13/18 7:03am — School Delays and Weather-Related Announcements

Rockland Schools all on 2-hour delay: Clarkstown, East Ramapo, Nanuet, Nyack, Pearl River, South Orangetown, Suffern Central, Rockland BOCES, Albertus Magnus

Also: TRIPS buses on 2-hour suspension; no pickups before 9am; TOR and TZ Express are operating normally

Stony Point Man Caught Trying to Use Fake Id at Bank

In Stony Point on Tuesday, an on foot police chase ensued after a man attempted to withdraw money from a Chase Bank, using a fake ID.  Bank employees called the police on 47 year old Alec Crawley when they realized he was using a fake ID of another bank member to try and withdraw $1500. Police stopped and questioned Crawley as he was exiting the bank.  Crawley attempted to run away, but was caught a couple hundred yards down the road. Crawley is charged with four counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, one count of identity theft, one count of attempted grand larceny, and one count of resisting arrest. Crawley is being held in Rockland County Jail on $10,000 and is suspected to have stolen money from a separate Chase Bank, just 30 minutes prior to his arrest.

Train Derailment Creates Delays for Morning Commute

NJ Transit says it’s operating this morning on a holiday schedule following yesterday morning’s train derailment at New York Penn Station. Amtrak says riders using Penn Station should expect delays of 30 minutes to an hour. Rail service on all trains that use the Hudson Tunnel was temporarily suspended yesterday after the “slow-speed derailment” around 9 a.m. in tunnel 9, a New York Fire Department official said. Three people suffered minor injuries. Two suffered serious injuries but they are reportedly in stable condition.

1 Injured in Congers House Fire

On Monday, a Congers man was injured in a house fire on Lakewood Drive. The man’s home was severely damaged by the fire and water damage from the fire fight. The Congers Fire Department released a statement saying the fire was started after a resident had been cooking and left the stove unattended for too long. The man called 911 after he suffered minor burns on his arm while trying to extinguish the fire. Fire fighters from all across the area were able to extinguish the blaze.  (Source: LoHud)

Missing Person Gone Seven Months

When I first starting working here I did a story on the disappearance of a man from Pomona. The Journal News is reporting this morning that he is still missing. It has been over 7 months since Adrian Gokaj disappeared from his apartment on Country Club Lane. He is a white male, 6’1” and weighs approximately 190 lbs. When he was last seen he was wearing a blue long-sleeved shirt, gray sweatpants and slippers. He goes by the nickname “Genti”. According to his family he did not take his wallet or his cellphone with him. Genti also has an 8-year-old child and according to the Journal News was “under medical care for his bipolar and schizophrenic condition.” If you have information or think you may have seen a man matching the description you can call Haverstraw Police 845-354-1500 and there is a picture posted on the Journal News website.


NYS Increasing Patrols for Thanksgiving

New York State is ramping up patrols this Thanksgiving to look for drunken or distracted drivers and underage drinkers. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo says state and local law enforcement agencies will be participating in the holiday crackdown, which begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday. Officials say they’ll use unmarked cars, increased patrols, sobriety checkpoints and bar sweeps to find people breaking the law. Cuomo says the actions will help keep New York’s roads and highways safe during one of the busiest travel times of the year. During last year’s Thanksgiving crackdown police arrested more than 350 drivers for drunken or impaired driving.


State Launches PSA “Drugged Driving”

The National Safety Council is estimating as many as 437 people could be killed and over 50,000 seriously injured in car crashes over the Thanksgiving weekend. That’s 12 percent higher than average number of fatalities that have occurred over the previous six Thanksgiving travel periods. And one issue that New York State wants you to be aware of is Drugged Driving also known as distracted driving. Governor Cuomo said, “Make no mistake: Drugged driving is a threat to our roadways and places everyone on them in danger.” The state is launching a Public Service campaign to make us aware of their “ongoing efforts to crack down on this reckless behavior, prevent more impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel, and avoid preventable tragedies.” Older drivers who are taking medications that are known to impair driving should consult their doctors about what precautions need to be taken while on that medication or if there are possible alternatives. For more information about driver safety programs across New York: http://www.safeny.ny.gov


11-year-old Paid $6,500 to Teach Superintendents

The Poughkeepsie City School District hired Marley Dias to speak during the superintendent’s conference day last Tuesday. Marley Dias is 11-years-old and was paid $6,500 for speaking to the conference on her #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign to draw attention to the lack of racial diversity in children’s literature. She spoke for one-hour to the staff and then led an hour and a half workshop for 50 students. Dias was paid through the funding from a federal education program. (Source: AP)


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Sobriety Checkpoints in Force

New York State Police and local law enforcement continue sobriety checkpoints and increased patrols for Halloween to crack down on drunk and impaired driving. The patrols began Friday and continue through tomorrow morning, Tuesday. WRCR reminds you to be aware of children and adults in the streets tonight – drunk driving kills over 10,000 people each year and is avoidable. Choose a designated driver before you head out to party tonight.


Snow Closings Updated Regularly

Please click on the image below to view all snow closings for Rockland County.