Woman Dies After Fall from Palisades Center’s Fourth Floor

Clarkstown Police say a woman died after falling from the 4th floor of the Palisades Center Mall. She was found on the lower level. Initial reports came in around 12:40 Thursday afternoon. No additional information was available. Clarkstown Police remind everyone that services, such as The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, are available. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Their number is 1-800-273-8255, or go online: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

Suffern High School Student Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter and DWI Could Face Charges as an Adult

The 17 year old Suffern High School student charged with the fatal accident that killed a classmate and injured three others last month could be charged as an adult. That’s according to Rockland Sheriff Lou Falco. The teen is being treated as a juvenile in Family Court, and Falco says that’s why he wasn’t jailed following the fatal crash…

The unidentified teen faces DWI, vehicular manslaughter and other charges. According to News 12, prosecutors said he was going 70 miles-an-hour in a 45 zone at the time of the crash, and he’s accused of being under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he struck a telephone pole on Route 202 in Montebello. He is at home, and he can only go to school, doctors’ appointments or meetings connected to the case, and must be with his parents. His junior license has been revoked and he has to check in daily with his probation officer. 16 year-old Jacqueline Zangrilli died at the scene, and a GoFundMe for her thus far has raised $130,000.

Two Rockland Residents Among Dead in Israel Stampede

Two men from Rockland were among the 45 people killed in a stampede in Israel last week. 18 year-old Yosef Amram Tauber of Monsey and 33 year-old Shragi Gestetner of Airmont were among the tens of thousands of festival revelers on Friday in Mount Meron celebrating Lag BaOmer. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Sunday a national day of mourning.

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in Westchester Set to Close Today

The Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester is on track to close today. The 2,000-megawatt plant has experienced safety and operational problems over the years. The Public Service Commission is reviewing the sale of the plant to ensure it is safely decommissioned and the site remediated. The plant first began operating in 1962.

Suffern Teen Charged in Fatal Montebello Crash Has License Taken Away, Movement Restricted to School, Doctor Appointments

The Suffern teen charged in Saturday’s fatal crash in Montebello has had his junior driver’s license revoked and has been barred from communicating with the accident’s survivors. News 12 reports the unidentified 17-year-old was going 70 miles an hour in a 45 mile-an-hour zone on Route 202 when his Jaguar slammed into a utility pole early Saturday morning. He was in court Monday, and ordered to check in daily with probation. He can only go to school, doctors’ appointments or meetings connected to his case. He’s charged with manslaughter, DWI, vehicular manslaughter and other felonies. Three others in the car suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Funeral services for Suffern High School sophomore Jacqueline Zangrilli are being held tomorrow morning at Sacred Heart Church in Suffern.

GoFundMe Page Launched for Teen Victim of Fatal Crash in Montebello Saturday

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the victim of Saturday’s fatal crash in which four others were injured, including the 17 year-old driver, who faces DWI and vehicular assault charges. 16 year-old Jacqueline Zangrilli died at the scene of the single-car crash on Route 202 in Montebello. Visitation will be held tomorrow from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home in Ramapo. Mass is scheduled for Thursday morning at 10 at Sacred Heart Church in Suffern, followed by a private cremation service. Meanwhile, Ramapo Police have asked people to avoid visiting the crash site, as the two-lane state highway is unsafe for pedestrians. The unidentified driver faces charges of second-degree manslaughter, second-degree assault, first-degree vehicular assault, second-degree vehicular manslaughter and DWI.

17 Year-old Suffern Teen Charged with DWI, Vehicular Manslaughter in Fatal Crash Saturday

A 17 year-old Suffern teen is due in court today following an allegedly drunken crash early Saturday morning that claimed the life of a Suffern High School student and left four others, including the driver, with non-life-threatening injuries. The unnamed teen is charged with manslaughter, assault, vehicular assault, vehicular manslaughter and DWI. Ramapo Police say the accident occurred on Route 202 in Montebello. The vehicle struck a utility pole, causing a power outage in the area, and ended up flipped over on its side. A female under the age of 18 was killed, she was not identified by police. In a post on the Suffern High School website, principal Patrick Breen said counseling was available for students over the weekend. The Rockland County District Attorney’s Office is assisting the Ramapo Police Department Crash Investigation Team with the investigation. The driver was arraigned Saturday in Rockland County Youth Superior Court, and released on his own recognizance.

Officials Fear Interest in COVID Vaccinations Declining, Encourage Reluctant to Get the Shot

The numbers are improving in most areas of the county when it comes to COVID, but there are pockets that are still too high, including Haverstraw and West Haverstraw with about 17 percent each of the county’s total cases. Town supervisor Howard Phillips says they’re proactively contacting people to urge them to get vaccinated, as the numbers of people interested in doing so appears to be declining…

COVID-19 by the numbers now, here in Rockland, we lost two more to COVID, the total is 948. We’ve got 22 hospitalized confirmed with coronavirus, and 1,108 active cases. Our total case count is 45,922, that’s 73 more than Thursday.

Clarkstown Police Chief to Retire Friday, Interim Chief Named

After 32 years on the Clarkstown police force, and 36 years in uniform, chief Ray McCullogh is retiring tomorrow. Clarkstown supervisor George Hoehmann says Captain Jeff Wanamaker will step in as interim chief…

McCullogh has spent the last three-and-a-half years as chief.

Rockland Officials Applaud George Floyd Verdict in Minnesota

Rockland officials are applauding yesterday’s guilty verdict in the George Floyd murder case, in which former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on all three counts. In a statement, Congressman Mondaire Jones said George Floyd should still be alive, so the verdict wasn’t full justice, and added now’s the time to address violent, systemic racism in America. In a statement, Rockland County Legislator Toney Earl said he was grateful to the jury for refusing to be “hoodwinked by the nonsense spewed by the defense.” Chauvin faces a maximum of 40 years in prison.

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