In Haverstraw last night at approximately 5:20 p.m. a teller at the Chase Bank was handed a note demanding money. The robber made off with an unknown amount of cash. No more information is being released at this time as the incident is under investigation. If you have information you can contact the Haverstraw police at 845-354-1500.
At approximately 1:15 a.m. on Sunday in Nyack, a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg while walking home. The victim was taken to Nyack Hospital, treated and released. Detective Sgt. James Sullivan has issued a statement that police are looking for the shooter. Anyone with information can contact the Orangetown detectives at 845-359-2121.
If you have been a patient at Good Samaritan Hospital you may be receiving a letter soon from one of their vendors Bon Secours Health System. A vendor for Bon Secours, R-C Healthcare Management accidentally exposed patients’ personal information in April making it available online. The exposure may include patient names, health insurer names, insurance identification numbers and possibly Social Security numbers. Approximately 29,000 of the 655,000 receiving the letters live in New York State. Support and resources are being offered. If you have questions or concerns you can call 888-522-8917 or visit www.bonsecours.com
The New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration have completed another round of targeted rail inspections intended to improve public safety and reduce potential dangers associated with the transport of crude oil across New York State. Inspection teams examined approximately 251 miles of track and 91 switches. Overall, the teams uncovered and addressed three critical defects and 24 non-critical defects. The inspections focused on track and track hardware. Although crude oil train traffic is down significantly since the highs of 2014, state and federal inspectors remain vigilant, regularly examining tracks, facilities and available crude oil unit trains.
Yesterday on WRCR’s The Morning Show several Rockland residents called in about a letter they received from the town of Nyack with Clarkstown’s Supervisor George Hoehmann’s name included and mailed from a third party address – all in all it smelled of a “scam” in their eyes and was immediately trashed. In an email yesterday, Clarkstown’s Director of Finance and Hoehmann’s Chief of Staff , Vincent Balascio, wrote, “First it is not a scam. Solarize Hudson Valley is part of a New York State incentive program for homeowners thinking about going green. This is not an endorsement of any company, just an informational letter about the tax incentive.” He added, “Solarize Hudson Valley is supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s NY-Sun initiative.” Solarize Hudson Valley paid for and mailed the letter and unfortunately they did not get it out in time for the deadline. So the deadline has been extended until the end of the month for any homeowner who can participate in the NYS incentive program. So, if you threw the letter away or just haven’t received one you still have time to visit the State website nyserda.ny.gov.
Police in Yorktown say they arrested a man who was driving under the influence on the Taconic State Parkway, while transporting heroin. 28-year-old David Vasquez stopped his car in the middle of the southbound lane and was unresponsive when an off-duty police officer offered to help. By the time State Troopers arrived, Vasquez was responsive and was eventually charged with multiple felony counts. Vasquez was released and is scheduled to appear in Yorktown Town Court on August 25th.
A Passaic man, who has been missing since Friday morning, was finally found this past Sunday. Police and family members posted fliers of 67-year-old Andres Casiano on social media over the weekend. Casiano was found at HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair and is currently residing with his family.
The Happy Together Tour is coming to Palisades Credit Union Park tonight! The tour features some of the best rockers of the 60’s and 70’s, including Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie, Mark Lindsay, and more. Gates open at 5:30 and the first band will start their set at 6 pm. Tickets are available at the gates.
The Rockland Boulders racked up 12 runs last night against the Quebec Capitales in a 12-5 victory. Brett Palanski earned the win for Rockland, while Mac Acker took the loss for Quebec. The Boulders will look for two wins tonight as they’ll battle the Trois-Rivieres Aigles in a double header in Canada; the first Game is scheduled for 5:00 pm.
According to Orange & Rockland, “The blistering heat and oppressive humidity are driving exceptionally heavy air conditioning use and its accompanying high electricity demand.” Over the weekend O&R reported record-breaking electrical use highs for both Saturday and Sunday. Consolidated Edison reported over 6,000 power outages in Westchester. The increase in Westchester outages was in part caused by a lightning strike in White Plains, according to spokesman Bill McGee. ConEd said customers may report outages at conEd.com or call 800-75-ConEd – make sure to have your account number with you. O&R, NYSEG, and Central Hudson outage maps are available on their websites.
On Saturday, Governor Cuomo directed immediate State assistance to the Department of Environmental Conservation for the Buckeye Terminal at the Port of Rensselaer where 600 gallons of gasoline spilled after extreme storms continued through Saturday Night and Sunday. The fuel was leaked following a sudden power loss during local thunder and lightning storms, causing its containing equipment to fail. The leak is currently controlled in a secondary containment, and State Department of Environmental Conservation personnel remained on the scene Sunday evening to monitor the containment and cleanup.
As the storms continue to raise havoc New Yorkers are urged to exercise caution during severe thunder and lightning storms. In addition to excessive heat warnings over the past weekend, the National Weather Service says storms will likely produce heavy rainfall, gusty winds and lightning. Last week, lightning strikes resulted in three deaths and four injuries. On Wednesday, two individuals were killed in Genesee County after being struck by lightning, and on Friday, lightning killed one individual and severely injured four people in Westchester County. The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services says lightning kills more people in this country each year than tornadoes. Storms move quickly and arrive without warning. You can stay informed and remain safe by subscribing to www.nyalert.gov.
According to the FDA six distributors of the spice ground Tumeric have issued recalls for containing elevated levels of lead. The brand names Gel Spice, Spice Select, Market Pantry, Clear Value, Lieber’s, Spice Supreme, and JM Exotic Foods are in the recall. Check the back of your bottle for the name of the distributor. Customers who have purchased this product may return it for a full refund. Lead can accumulate in the body over time. Too much can cause health problems, including delayed mental and physical development and learning deficiencies. Pregnant women, infants and young children especially should avoid exposure to lead. People concerned about blood lead levels should contact their physician or health clinic to ask about testing. For more information: