Man Arrested in Spring Valley Cabbie Shooting

Ramapo Police have arrested 22 year-old Hakeem Gentles of Spring Valley in the Monday afternoon shooting of a cab driver. 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 is charged with second degree attempted murder and first degree assault. He was arraigned in Ramapo Justice Court and sent to the County Jail on one million dollars bail. A car used in the shooting was located yesterday, but there was no word on the passengers who police believe may have been the intended targets.

Spring Valley Man Indicted for Manslaughter in Ramapo “Road Rage” Case

Rockland’s D-A says 62 year-old Albert Gomez of Spring Valley has been indicted for second degree manslaughter for the death of a three month-old boy, Mayer Braun, who was being pushed in a stroller on Route 59 in Ramapo. Gomez was reportedly angered after being cut off by a cab. After an exchange, Gomez 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. The boy’s mom and two sisters have reportedly been released from the hospital and are recovering at home. Gomez will be arraigned on the new charges on July 25.

Small Plane Reported Down in Hudson; Police Search Comes up Empty

Reports of a small plane going down in the Hudson River near Haverstraw yesterday have come up empty thus far. The Rockland sheriff’s department got a distress call around three in the afternoon yesterday, but the department’s marine unit, along with emergency boats from Stony Point, Theills and Haverstraw fire departments, could not find any plane or debris. No other calls about the plane were received, but officials haven’t labeled the situation a hoax yet.

And just a few hours before that, a helicopter that took off from Westchester County Airport in White Plains with the son of World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon onboard had to make an emergency landing in the Atlantic Ocean off Gilgo Beach on Long Island. Published reports said Shane McMahon escaped unharmed, as did the pilot. It’s not clear what went wrong.

No Arrests Yet in Spring Valley Cab Driver Shooting

No arrests yet in the Monday afternoon shooting of a cab driver who was heading eastbound on West Eckerson road in Hillcrest. The unidentified 23 year-old was taken to Nyack Hospital and then to Westchester Medical Center. No word on the man’s condition. Police are investigating. If you have any information contact police at 845-357-2400.

Cab Driver Shot in Spring Valley; Police Seek Info

A cab driver struck a tree after being shot yesterday afternoon while heading eastbound on West Eckerson road in Hillcrest. The unidentified 23 year-old cab driver was taken to Nyack Hospital and then to Westchester Medical Center. No word on the man’s condition. Police are investigating. If you have any information contact police at 845-357-2400.

South Nyack Sportscasting legend, Bob Wolff, Dies at 96

South Nyack resident and sportscasting legend Bob Wolff, best known for being the voice of the New York Knicks’ championships in the 70s and Yankees pitcher Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series, died Saturday at the age of 96. Wolff is listed with Guinness World Records as the longest-running TV and radio sportscaster – he was on the airwaves for 78 years.

Military Plane Crash Victim Identified as Ramapo High School Graduate

A 2008 graduate of Ramapo High School was among the military personnel killed when their plane crashed in a Mississippi field. 26 year-old Marine Owen Lennon, who grew up in Pomona, was among 15 Marines and a Navy service-member when their KC-130 went down. Rockland County Executive Ed Day said Lennon “represented the very best that our young people have to offer.” Nine of the Marines killed in the crash were part of a reserve squadron based at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh. Investigators are working to determine what caused the crash. Published reports indicate something may have happened to an engine while the plane was at cruise altitude.

Some Military Plane Crash Victims from Stewart Base in Newburgh

The Marine Corps military plane and some of the service-members killed, when a KC-130 used for refueling crashed in Mississippi on Monday, were based at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh. All 16 military personnel on-board the plane representing the Marines and the Navy were killed in the crash. Investigators are attempting to figure out why the plane crashed.

It’s the “The Summer of Hell” for Commuters

It’s being billed as “The Summer of Hell” for commuters to New York City, as transit officials are gearing up for an estimated eight weeks of repairs starting today stemming from recent Penn Station train derailments. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority urges riders to avoid Penn Station and go to other destinations and to take commuter buses or ferries instead. If you’re not sure what to do when you end up at a transit hub that may be unfamiliar to you, New Jersey Transit will have ambassadors in bright yellow vests available for assistance. For updates, you can visit New Jersey Transit’s special website, njtransit.com/theupdate.

NJT Train Derails in NYC; Service Should be Back to Normal for Morning Commute

New Jersey Transit service into the city should be back to normal after what’s being called a “minor derailment” occurred last night. An NJT car jumped the tracks at 31st Street and 7th Avenue around 9pm last night. 180 people were on board, no one was injured.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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