Afternoon News Update

A 24-year-old Ossining man has been taken into custody after a 2 year investigation into a check forging operation. Police have stated that Devante Rainey is (quote) “a prolific check forger and we were drawn to him after some suspicious social media activity” (end quote). Rainey pleaded not guilty to a 27 count felony complaint, but was taken to Westchester County Jail following his arraignment. If Rainey is found guilty, he could face anywhere from two to seven years in prison.

A Yonkers man, who used a box cutter to slash a fellow student at Buffalo State College last year, was sentenced to six years in prison. Prosecutors say 23-year-old Mohamed Kaba started a fight with Tyrell Ganey outside of a student apartment complex, after which Kaba was immediately expelled. The jury who delivered the conviction, optioned to not give Kaba the maximum of 7 years in prison.

In Alpine New Jersey, a 24-year-old man was arrested after police discovered a connection between him and a motorcycle pursuit, which occurred on Route 9W in May. Police used cell phone information from 20-year-old Michael Morales, who was also eluding cops, to bring Rada in. Morales was brought into custody back in May, after pursuing authorities were able take down his license plate. Police have stated that Bryant Rada was charged with third-degree eluding.

Breaking News from the Tappan Zee Bridge. All lanes, in both directions, are closed as of now after a crane has collapsed on the bridge. At least two people have been reported injured, however this is a developing story. South Nyack police Chief Brent Newbury says he expects (quote) “a traffic nightmare.” (end quote)

The Rockland Boulders battled the Sussex County Miners today at Skylands Park, we’ll bring you updates on that game tomorrow. The Boulders will play the Sussex County Miners at home tomorrow; game time is scheduled for 11:00 am.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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