Jury convicts Hudson Valley woman of killing boyfriend
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A jury has found a 30-year-old Hudson Valley woman guilty of second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of her longtime boyfriend and father of her children in their...
Lawmakers ponder meds to help ease withdrawal in lockups
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Laura Levine says she never smoked a cigarette or touched a drink until age 35. Then the mother of five tried heroin, and she was hooked.
Allen scores 23 to lead Rider past Marist 75-64
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Allen had 23 points as Rider got past Marist 75-64 on Sunday in a regular-season finale.
Rider looks to extend streak vs Marist
Rider (15-14, 10-7) vs. Marist (12-17, 7-10)
McCann Center, Poughkeepsie, New York; Sunday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Rider looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series...
Fairfield looks to sweep Marist
Marist (12-16, 7-9) vs. Fairfield (8-20, 5-11)
Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Fairfield goes for the season sweep over...
Turner scores 16 to lead Saint Peter’s over Marist 65-59
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Davauhnte Turner had 16 points as Saint Peter's snapped its eight-game losing streak, beating Marist 65-59 on Friday night.
Marist looks to extend streak vs St. Pete’s
St. Peter's (6-20, 3-11) vs. Marist (12-14, 7-7)
McCann Center, Poughkeepsie, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Marist looks for its fifth straight conference win against St....
Funk scores 25 to lead Marist over Niagara 79-58
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Ryan Funk had 25 points as Marist easily defeated Niagara 79-58 on Friday night.
Funk shot 9 for 12 from the field, including 7 of 9 on 3-pointers.
Darius Hines had 12 points and six assists for Marist (10-14, 5-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Aleksandar Dozic added 11 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
Marist posted a season-high 21 assists.
Niagara scored 28 second-half points, a season low for the team.
Late surge lifts Fairfield over Marist 57-52
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Neftali Alvarez hit a go-ahead layup and scored 11 points, Jesus Cruz sank three free throws in the final 12 seconds and Fairfield scored the final seven points to beat Marist 57-52 on Saturday.
Lamb, Funk lead Marist’s victory over Iona
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Isaiah Lamb scored 15 points and Ryan Funk twice made three free throws to help Marist defeat Iona 78-74 on Thursday night.
Marist led by 10 or more points for much of the second half. Iona was within 67-62 with 3:21 remaining before the Red Foxes pushed the lead to 10 once more when Funk made three free throws with 2:25 to go. The Gaels put together another rally and were within two after a pair of free throws by Rickey McGill with 29 seconds left.
NY lawmaker, police detective nearby when shots erupt
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A New York lawmaker and a police detective were participating in a homeless count when they heard loud popping noises that turned out to be a fatal shooting.
Democratic Orange County Legislator Kevindaryan Lujan (keh-vihn-DEHR'-ee-an loo-HAHN') tells the Times Herald-Record that Det. James Cerone was on his police radio within seconds of hearing the sound late Friday in Newburgh.
Young scores 29 in Quinnipiac’s 92-78 victory
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Cameron Young scored 29 points with six 3-pointers and Quinnipiac beat Marist 92-78 on Friday night, scoring a season-high point total in snapping a two-game skid.
The Bobcats (9-9, 4-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) led just 39-37 at halftime. But Quinnipiac shot 64 percent in the second half when they outscored the Red Foxes 23-12 to open the period, with Young scoring nine points in the run, and the Bobcats remained in front by double figures thereafter.
NY couple recognized for helping dozens attend college
POUGKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A military veteran and a retired teacher have helped dozens of students in New York's Hudson Valley attend college through a scholarship program.
Eddie and Norma Ramirez of Poughkeepsie — the parents of two biological sons — say it feels like they have 142 kids.
Fisher nets 23, Siena ends road woes 71-66 over Marist
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Evan Fisher scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and Siena made 5 of 6 free throws in the final 30 seconds to defeat Marist 71-66 on Friday night and end an 11-game losing streak in conference road games.
Funeral held for Marine killed in refueling mission accident
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Several hundred people gathered for a funeral of a Hudson Valley Marine killed when two military planes collided off the coast of Japan in December.
Parker, Funk lead Marist past Manhattan 78-63
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Brian Parker and Ryan Funk scored 17 points apiece and Marist cruised to a 78-63 victory over Manhattan on Tuesday night.
Canisius wins MAAC opener with 75-72 win over Marist
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Takal Molson scored 19 points, Jibreel Faulkner added career highs of 18 points and four 3-pointers and Canisius defeated Marist 75-72 in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener Thursday night.
Ryan Funk made Marist's 11th 3-pointer of the game to get the Red Foxes (5-8) within three with 23 seconds left. Two missed free throws by Molson gave Marist a chance to tie, but Darius Hines missed a well-contested 3-pointer from the baseline.
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7 groups splitting $3M to combat gun violence in cities
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Seven organizations across New York state are splitting more than $3 million in state funding to curb gun violence and help people impacted by shootings.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that the funding will go to not-for-profit groups in Mount Vernon, Rochester, the Bronx, Yonkers, Troy, Poughkeepsie and Buffalo. The Democrat says the money will fund SNUG, New York's street outreach program.
Cambridge, big second half lead Brown over Marist
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Desmond Cambridge scored 30 points to lead Brown to a 78-53 victory over Marist on Saturday.
Joshua Howard scored 13 points and Obi Okolie added 10 for Brown. At 8-4, the Bears are one victory short of matching the school-record for nonconference wins in a season.
Aleksandar Dozic had 16 points and seven rebounds to lead Marist (5-6).
Dutchess joins handful of NY counties banning plastic bags
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Dutchess County has joined a handful of New York counties banning or requiring fees for single-use plastic bags.
The measure passed by the Dutchess County Legislature requires stores to switch to paper or reusable bags by 2020. It must be signed by County Executive Marc Molinaro before it's official. He has said he supports it.
Fire chief says blaze that killed 4 likely was an accident
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a fire that killed four people seeking shelter in an abandoned Hudson Valley house appears to have been started accidentally.
Fire officials have said all the victims appeared to have been homeless people who were staying inside the city of Poughkeepsie home when it caught fire early Monday morning.
Cause sought for blaze that killed 4 in abandoned home
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Fire investigators continue to search for the cause of a blaze that destroyed an abandoned house in the Hudson Valley, killing four people authorities believe were homeless.
4 bodies found in abandoned house destroyed by fire
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say four bodies have been recovered from the charred ruins of a long-vacant three-story house that was destroyed by fire in the city of Poughkeepsie.
City Fire Chief Mark Johnson says the victims are believed to be homeless people who had been staying in the house, which had no utilities connected. The bodies were found around 4 a.m. Monday after firefighters extinguished a blaze that caused sections of the house to collapse.
Police arrest corrections officer in ex-wife’s killing
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Police have arrested a New York county corrections officer in connection with the stabbing death of his ex-wife.
The Poughkeepsie Journal reports 32-year-old Timothy Alexander, of Poughkeepsie, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 34-year-old Terrie DeGelormo.
San Diego completes 3rd straight unbeaten PFL regular season
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Anthony Lawrence threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns and San Diego completed its third straight undefeated Pioneer Football League regular season with a 31-14 victory over Marist on Saturday.
Lawrence was 21-of-27 passing and snapped a tie for the Toreros' career record for touchdown passes with 116.
Michael Bandy had five catches for 127 yards to become USD's single-season receiving yards record holder at 1,554.
Parker scores 21 points, leads Marist over Columbia 82-76
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Brian Parker scored 21 points to lead Marist to an 82-76 victory over Columbia on Saturday night.
Marist (1-1) trailed just once, and led by as many as 13 points in the first half before Columbia cut the deficit to 38-35 at halftime. The Lions pulled to 54-50 midway through the second half. Ryan Funk scored on a dunk and 3-pointer to make it 59-50 and Columbia didn't get closer.
Hallenbeck throws 4 TDs; Marist wins 4th straight, 35-24
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Jacob Hallenbeck threw four touchdown passes —three in a 28-point second quarter — and Marist beat Valparaiso 35-24 on Saturday for the Red Foxes' fourth straight victory.
Police: 3 men shot, wounded while filming music video
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been shot and wounded while filming a music video in a Hudson Valley city.
Police tell the Poughkeepsie Journal that the shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. Thursday on a city street. Officials say none of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries.
Record-setting Day leads Marist past Davidson 48-41 in 2OT
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Austin Day threw for 440 yards and five touchdowns and Marist beat Davidson 48-41 in double overtime Saturday for its second straight comeback win.
Day's passing yardage set a school record and his 21 completions tied a program record. It was Marist's first overtime contest since 2016 against Morehead State.
Vassar, community college announce student agreement
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Vassar College and Dutchess Community College are opening their doors to each other's students.
The two Hudson Valley schools announced an agreement Monday that enables full-time students from one college to take up to two courses per year at the other school tuition free.
Administrators at the two schools say the collaboration will provide opportunities to students at both schools.
Hallenbeck’s 3 TDs spark Marist comeback, tops Dayton 28-17
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Jacob Hallenbeck ran for two scores and threw for a third as Marist returned home for the first time since its season opener to beat Dayton, 28-17 in a Pioneer Football League contest Saturday afternoon, snapping a string of three straight losses.
Teacher in upstate NY resigns over syllabus controversy
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A teacher in upstate New York has resigned after he handed out a syllabus that contained profanity and language some considered offensive.
NY’s Marist College announces new med school to open in 2022
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Marist College is teaming up with a regional health care company to create a new medical school.
The college announced this week that it will join forces with the hospital network Health Quest to create the Marist Health Quest School of Medicine.
Johnson throws 4 TDs, Georgetown tops Marist 39-14
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Gunther Johnson threw for 369 yards and four touchdowns and Georgetown's defense forced four turnovers as the Hoyas rolled past Marist 39-14 Saturday in the season opener.
Each of Johnson's scoring passes went to a different receiver. Max Edwards hauled in a 27-yard catch-and-run as Georgetown led 11-0 at halftime. Michael Dereus, Winston Jackson and Joshua Tomas scored in the second half. Jackson led with four catches for 114 yards, Dereus caught five for 99 yards.
Settlement in kayak drowning case; fiancee did prison time
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A lawsuit settlement has been reached in a New York kayak drowning after the victim's fiancee served prison time for criminally negligent homicide.
The family of Vincent Viafore had filed a wrongful death lawsuit to prevent Angelika Graswald from collecting $491,000 from his life insurance policies.
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The Poughkeepsie Journal on education in New York state
Given their recent tortured history on a slew of issues, New York education officials aren't exactly inspiring public confidence by messing up one of the most important aspects of their jobs - distributing money to school districts as intended.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man's body has been found along the Hudson River in upstate New York where a man disappeared last week while swimming with friends.
The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office says it was notified around noon Tuesday that a body was spotted in the water near the Mid-Hudson Bridge in Poughkeepsie. Police were dispatched to the area in boats and a man's body was recovered.
The body was turned over to the county medical examiner's office for identification.
Police searching for missing swimmer in Hudson River
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Police are searching for a man who disappeared in the Hudson River in upstate New York.
Poughkeepsie police say they received a call of two swimmers in distress near Waryas Park around noon Tuesday.
The city fire department says firefighter Kenneth Deichler was able to pull one swimmer from the water, but the second swimmer could not be found.
Authorities search Hudson River for missing swimmer
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a 49-year-old man who went missing in the Hudson River off Poughkeepsie.
Rescue crews from local police and fire departments and the Coast Guard were deployed Tuesday afternoon after a report of two swimmers in distress.
One of the swimmers was pulled ashore. The person's condition was not immediately known.
Woman rescued from Poughkeepsie building collapse
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who was trapped under debris after a vacant seven-story building partially collapsed onto another building in Poughkeepsie has been rescued.
Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison told the Poughkeepsie Journal the woman was conscious and alert. He said the woman had been trapped on the ground floor by a heavy piece of debris.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A barge fitted with glassblowing equipment is making a stop in Poughkeepsie.
The 80-foot-long barge operated by the Corning Museum of Glass is docking along the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie Friday through Sunday. The craft is equipped with electric glassblowing equipment and offers free demonstrations to guests who pre-register.
Corning's GlassBarge is traveling to 30 cities and towns as it helps celebrate the Erie Canal's bicentennial.
PHILIPSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — State parks officials say a 25-year-old man has died after falling about 100 feet while rock climbing without protective ropes.
Democratic state lawmaker from Hudson Valley dies
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state lawmaker who emigrated from Greece and worked to revitalize struggling parts of the Hudson Valley has died.
Democratic Assemblyman Frank Skartados (skar-TAY'-dohs) died early Sunday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The 62-year-old was first elected to the Legislature in 2008 and represented areas of the Hudson Valley including Newburgh and parts of Poughkeepsie.
Marist College hosts talks about 1968
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Marist College in New York is hosting a speakers' series focused on the turbulent year 1968.
The Marist Institute for Public Opinion kicks off the series Thursday evening with a talk by Washington Post columnist E.J Dionne, Jr. The talks will tie in with a course taught on Hudson Valley campus this semester called "1968: The Year that Rocked American Politics."
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Marist College has fired men's basketball coach Mike Maker and his assistants.
Marist director of athletics Tim Murray announced the changes on Monday and said a national search for a new head coach would begin immediately.
In four seasons under Maker, Marist managed just 28 wins. The Red Foxes finished 6-25 this season, which ended last Thursday with a first-round loss to Fairfield in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament.
Poughkeepsie closes schools due threat on social media
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — The Poughkeepsie City School District says all schools are closed due to a threatened shooting at its high school.
The superintendent says in a message posted on the district's website that schools are closed Wednesday "out of an abundance of caution."
The district says it is aware of, and taking seriously, a recent post on social media about a threatened shooting at Poughkeepsie High School. It says immediate action has been taken.
Marist slips past Saint Peter’s 69-51
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Ryan Funk sank six 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 24 points to lead Marist past Saint Peter's 69-51 Saturday night.
Funk was 7 for 11 from the field, missing just three shots from behind the arc, and got all four of his free throws. David Knudsen added 12 points and Tobias Sjoberg had 10 points to go with seven rebounds and four assists for Marist (6-22, 4-12 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference).
Rider holds onto MAAC lead, rallies past Marist, 89-79
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Dimencio Vaughn scored 28 points and grabbed a dozen rebounds as Rider staged an improbable comeback, roaring back from 21 points down in the final 10 minutes to post an 89-79 win over Marist Saturday to maintain a share of first place in the Metro Atlantic standings.
The Broncs held Marist without a field goal for more than seven minutes to end the game.