Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered all state flags to be flown at half-staff this week in honor of the Hudson Valley native and nine other sailors killed in the USS John McCain collision last week.

A nine-year-old girl was injured when she fell while zip lining during New Windsor Community Day.

It appears that a 3-state search for a missing elderly Hudson Valley man is over. On Saturday, Lawrence Molinaro’s missing car was found under trees in a wooded area of Sullivan County. Skeletal remains were found in the car. Police say clothing in the car, matched what they were told the 76-year-old was wearing when he went missing in December.

A high risk sex offender is now living near a number of local schools. In 1997, Anthony Ar-Sir-Ree was convicted for raping a 13-year-old girl in Ulster County. The 52-year-old is now living at a motel on Route 299 in Highland, which is two miles from Highland Elementary School, Highland Middle School and Highland High School.

96 hours after a call went out for shelters to house dogs impacted by Hurricane Harvey, over 50 arrived in New York, many in the Hudson Valley. Pets Alive received 20 dogs, the Hudson Valley SPCA 12. Instead of waiting for death, the animals now await their new forever home. Organizations need help in the form of blankets, bedding, leashes, toys, food and donations for medical costs.

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