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Puppy Mills in New York

The ASPCA is currently leading a campaign to prohibit pet stores from purchasing puppies from “puppy mills.” According to the ASPCA, a puppy mill is a “large-scale commercial dog breeding operation where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs.” Seven customers who purchased puppies from a Poughkeepsie pet store have reported their -->

Walmart Announces a 5-Day Black Friday

Black Friday is no longer on just Friday, according to Walmart. The world’s largest retailers says it will display discounted items such as TVs, tablets, toys, and other products over a five-day period at the end of this month and into the beginning of December. The reason behind this longer the retailer stretching out the -->

Despite December 2013 Metro-North Derailment, Commuters Still Not Worried

Following the December 2013 fatal Metro-North derailment, there has been a lot of talk in regards to the safety of the railroad and the changes that need to be made. However, despite the comments about the safety lapses that led to not one but five accidents, commuters still feel safe and remain calm. “I’ve been -->

More Scams Sweeping the Hudson Valley

Two scams involving chimney sweeps and one involving Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., have been reported by multiple residents and businesses in the Hudson Valley region. Chimney cleaners are supposedly going door-to-door offering to clean their chimneys. Home contracting schemes are frequently aimed at seniors, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office. Scammers will -->

Williamsburg Recycling Facility Fined $40,000 in Heat-Related Death of Employee

A Williamsburg industrial recycling facility got hit with a $40,500 fine by the federal government after a worker collapses and died of heat-related causes last July. Cooper Tank Recycling, a transfer station on Maspeth Ave., was cited for 8 “serious health and safety” violations. OSHA launched an investigation after Aldero Cosme, 64, died from heat -->

10 Former NHL Players Sue League over Serious Head Injuries

10 former NHL players are suing the league for negligence and fraud. The players filed their suit in federal court in Washington. One of the lawyers is Mel Owens, a former NFL player who has represented scores of other retired players in workers’ compensation cases. The hockey players include players like Rick Vaive and Darren -->

Common Knockout Game Turns Deadly When 60-Year-Old Woman Shoots 2 Teens After Being Attacked

Last Monday, a woman was attacked by 2 teenagers before she fired shots into the crowd assaulting her. Beulah Montgomery, 60, says she was walking home when 7 teens approached her. Montgomery initially thought they were going to try and steal her belongings but says instead she was hit by one of the teens. That -->

Saugerties Man Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle on 9W

A Saugerties man was hit a car yesterday evening and died when he was walking across Route 9W. Patrick Poliseno, 67, was hit northbound by a vehicle driven by Peter Gage, 55. No criminal charges have been filed but the investigation is continuing. Poliseno was treated by Diaz Ambulance before being taken to Albany Medical -->

Safety Panel Offers Guide to Address School Violence

After 13 meetings, the Ulster County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee has weighed in with a report detailing the resources needed to address potential school violence, according to an article in the Times-Herald Record. Following the Sandy Hook massacre last year, the committee included a variety of county law enforcement, educational and mental health officials. It -->

Help Us Stop Teen Texting & Driving

Earlier this year, we teamed up with CBS6 News in Albany to spread the word to high school students about the deadly consequences of distracted driving. Just last year, 7 Saratoga County teens were killed in crashes within a 30-mile radius. Andrew Finkelstein spoke to the students about the dangers of texting while driving and -->