WEST NILE VIRUS DETECTED IN ROCKLAND COUNTY MOSQUITOES

WEST NILE VIRUS DETECTED IN ROCKLAND COUNTY MOSQUITOES

First pool (group) of mosquitoes to test positive this season for West Nile Virus in Rockland County COUNTY PRESS RELEASE Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert this week announced that the first pool, or group, of mosquitoes to test positive this year in Rockland County for West Nile […]

Timelines: July 12, 2018

Timelines: July 12, 2018

Decapitated Animals Connected to Caribbean Religion The recently discovered decapitated animals found in Pomona are believed to have been part of a Santeria ritual, professed experts told the Journal News this week. Santeria is “a pantheistic religion with West African roots that migrated to the Caribbean via the slave trade,” where it combined with Roman Catholicism. […]

Charges filed against bus passenger who unleashed racist rant

Charges filed against bus passenger who unleashed racist rant

The Rockland County Sheriff’s Office arrested Anne Marie Messiano, 57, of Pearl River, Thursday afternoon following an investigation into the incident that took place on Saturday, June 30. The incident happened on Transport of Rockland (TOR) bus #235 operating in service for TOR Route #92. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office conducted interviews and gathered evidence […]

CPD: Child Injured by Fireworks

CPD: Child Injured by Fireworks

REPORT FROM CLARKSTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT On July 4, 2018 at approximately 9:25 p.m. the Clarkstown Police Department responded to Demarest Mill Rd. in West Nyack for a report of a child injured by fireworks. Responding patrol units arrived at the scene and encountered an 8 year old male with an injury below his eye. Nanuet Volunteer […]

VOLUNTEER OF THE WEEK: Kyle O’Grady, President of the North Rockland HS Interact Club

VOLUNTEER OF THE WEEK: Kyle O’Grady, President of the North Rockland HS Interact Club

BY BARRY WARNER The purpose of the North Rockland High School Interact Club, sponsored by the nonprofit North Rockland Rotary, is to provide opportunities for young people to work together in a world fellowship dedicated to service and international understanding. The goals of Interact are “to recognize and develop constructive leadership and personal integrity.” The […]

Driver of Car that Killed Baby on Route 59 Denied Early Release

Driver of Car that Killed Baby on Route 59 Denied Early Release

BY JOEL GROSSBARTH The driver of a car that killed a three-month old baby and seriously injured the baby’s mother and sister was denied early release from prison by the New York State Department of Corrections. Albert Gomez ran over and killed the infant during a road rage while the family was walking along the shoulder of Route 59 in Monsey on June 26, 2017. […]