Judith Andreas Identified as Airmont Woman in Fatal One-car Crash on Route 59

76 year-old Judith Andreas of Airmont, a frequent caller to “The Morning Show with Steve & Jeff” and a WRCR staple for many years, was killed in a one-car crash on Route 59 yesterday afternoon. Ramapo Police say the accident occurred near the Planet Fitness in Airmont shortly before 5pm. She was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The accident is under investigation by the Ramapo Police Crash Investigation Team.

Rockland Health Department Warns of Possible Measles Exposure in Spring Valley

Anyone who visited the following location at the following time may have been exposed to measles:
• Pharmacy Plus, located at 728 N. Main Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977 on Tuesday, May 28 from 1-2 pm, with a risk of exposure until 4 pm.

Free MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccines are available at the Rockland County Department of Health, Building A, Exhibition Hall (lobby area), located at 50 Sanatorium Road in Pomona at the following dates and times. No appointments are needed.
• Monday, June 10, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Free MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccines are also available at the Rockland County Department of Health, Building A, second floor clinic area, located at 50 Sanatorium Road in Pomona at the following dates and times. No appointments are needed.
• Monday, June 17 and June 24 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
• Tuesday, June 11, June 18, and June 25 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
• Wednesday, June 19 and June 26 from 9:00 am -11:30 am
• Thursday, June 13, June 20, and June 27 from 9:00 am – 11:30 am
• Friday, June 21 and June 28 from 9:00 am -11:30 am


Airmont Village Hall Closed Today Due to Water Main Break

Due to a water main break, Airmont Village Hall will be closed on Wednesday, June 5 and will re-open tomorrow, June 6 at 9 am.

Killer of Pearl River’s Paula Bohevesky Granted Parole

For the third time this year, the New York State Parole Board has released a Rockland killer that area residents have been fighting for years to keep behind bars. Richard LaBarbera of Pearl River was convicted of the October 1980 murder of Paula Bohevesky, who was 16 when she was beaten, stabbed and sexually assaulted while on her way home from her after-school job at the Pearl River Library. “I find it extremely disgusting that a man who has expressed no remorse and never taken responsibility for his crimes is given more latitude than the victim of those heinous acts,” said Rockland County Executive Ed Day. “This is a complete insult to Paula’s memory and to the life she could have lived if not for the monstrous actions of her convicted killers,” Legislator Alden Wolfe said. Paula’s 87 year-old mother still lives in Pearl River. Labarbera’s co-defendant, Arkansas drifter Robert McCain, remains in prison. He’s been eligible for parole every two years since 2005.

Haverstraw Man Lands on FBI “Most Wanted” List

Haverstraw Police say the FBI has added a Stony Point man to their Ten Most Wanted list. Eugene Palmer is wanted in the September 2012 shooting death of Tammy Palmer, his daughter-in-law. Palmer, who would be 80 years old now, is believed to be alive and living under an alias. The FBI said at a news conference today they believe Palmer — considered armed and dangerous – could be living in upstate New York, Florida or possibly in another country. The FBI’s reward for Palmer is now at $100,000. Palmer’s sons have said their father likely died in the woods of Harriman State Park.

Police: West Nyack Man Dies While Jogging at Clarkstown South High School Track

Clarkstown Police say a 50 year-old West Nyack man was found dead at the track at Clarkstown High School South this morning. Police were called around 1 this morning by the unidentified man’s wife. He had left their home at 8:30 pm, Saturday evening, to jog around the track. Clarkstown patrol units found the man unresponsive, on the side of the track. Rockland Paramedics pronounced the man deceased. The man’s body was taken by the Rockland County Medical Examiner’s Office. The investigation into this incident is ongoing but nothing at this point reveals any signs of foul play.

Report: Court Rules Against Palisades Center Again

If Palisades Center is going to expand it’ll have to get voter approval first. The mall lost another round in court yesterday. According to the Journal News, the U.S. District Court in White Plains dismissed the West Nyack shopping center’s claims that the restrictive covenant preventing any expansion is a violation of the mall’s 1st and 14th Amendment rights. The mall first opened in March 1998. Clarkstown residents voted against an expansion project four years later.

Sloatsburg Man Killed After Collision with Car While Riding Lawnmower on Route 17 Identified

Ramapo Police say one of two Sloatsburg brothers who were riding a
lawnmower on Route 17 Sunday night has died of his injuries following a
collision with a car. The accident took place near the intersection of
Washington Avenue. 29 year-old Richard Mackey died yesterday morning. His brother 30 year-old Raymond Mackey, who was believed to be operating the lawnmower at the time, reportedly remains in critical condition. Ramapo Police say they attempted to cross Route 17 and were struck by a 2006 Honda travelling southbound. The driver remained on scene and was
cooperating with police. The Ramapo Police Crash Investigation Unit and
the Detective Bureau are investigating the incident. No charges have been
filed.

Sloatsburg Man Dies After Collision with Car While Riding Lawnmower on Route 17

Ramapo Police say one of two unidentified Sloatsburg brothers who were riding a lawnmower on Route 17 last night has died of his injuries following a collision with a car. The accident took place near the intersection of Washington Avenue. Police say the two men, a 29 year-old and a 30 year-old, attempted to cross Route 17 into traffic and were struck by a 2006 Honda travelling southbound. The Honda driver remained on scene and cooperated with police. Rockland Paramedics and Sloatsburg EMTs treated and transported the men to Hackensack Medical Center. RPD’s Crash Investigation Unit, along with the Ramapo Detective Bureau, is currently investigating. No charges have been filed.

Boulders Drop Home Opener, 6-3

The Rockland Boulders lost their season opener at home against the defending champs, the Sussex County Minders, 6-3

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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