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12 hrs ago | Times Herald-Record

Wife accuses Kingston Judge Ball of criminal contempt

Kingston City Court Judge Lawrence Ball is facing a misdemeanor criminal contempt charge, accused by Alderwoman Elisa Ball of picking up their children despite her having custody of them, a complaint says.

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Related Topix: Kingston, NY, Ulster County, NY

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WTEN-TV Albany

Kinderhook man arrested for attempted robbery

Michael Johnson, 33, was indicted by the Columbia County Grand Jury August 18, and an arrest warrant was issued for his arrest.

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Albany Times Union

More trouble for trial no-show

HUDSON A man who did not show up at trial Aug. 8 because he was hospitalized for a suicide attempt prompting jurors to proceed in his absence and convict him of felony sexual abuse, was released from the hospital Monday and into even more trouble.

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Related Topix: Kinderhook, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Albany Times Union

Oil spill taints Hudson River

State and local officials in southern Columbia County are investigating an oil spill at Germantown's Boat Launch.

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Related Topix: Oil Spill, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

Times Herald-Record

Oil spills from pipe found floating in Hudson

New York state authorities are investigating an oil spill from a pipe found floating in the Hudson River south of Albany.

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Related Topix: Hudson, NY

Times Herald-Record

Oil spills from pipe found floating in Hudson

New York state authorities are investigating an oil spill from a pipe found floating in the Hudson River south of Albany.

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Related Topix: Hudson, NY

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Yahoo!

Communities across US recover after floods

Officials of Suffolk County in New York say the 13 inches of rainfall was the largest event on record for New York State for a 24 hour period.

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Related Topix: Weather, Suffolk County, NY, Home Gardening, Home

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Albany Times Union

Man convicted of sex abuse after suicide attempt

HUDSON A Columbia County jury convicted a man guilty of felony sexual abuse Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Kinderhook, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Aug 08, 2014

GreenBuildingAdvisor

Habitat Chapter Sees an Energy-Efficient Future

An upstate New York chapter of Habitat for Humanity starts with Energy Star building and decides to up its game to the Passivhaus standard Housing that's affordable to heat and cool .

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Related Topix: Hudson, NY, World News, Germany

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Kingston girls crew coach pleads guilty to having sex with members of crew

Kevin Quick pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon that he raped two underage girls he met as their assistant coach on the Kingston High School crew team.

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Related Topix: Kingston, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Ulster County, NY

Business Journal

New York has third highest mortgage closing costs in the U.S.

Mortgage closing costs rose six percent over the past year and now average $2,539 on a $200,000 loan, according to Bankrate.com.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

Tue Aug 05, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Woman killed in 1-car crash on Hudson Valley road

State police say they're investigating a one-car crash that has claimed a woman's life in the Hudson Valley.

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Related Topix: Claverack, NY

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Examiner.com

Hudson Valley Bounty attracts unique new tastes

Hudson Valley Bounty's " A Taste Of", in its 6th year, is happening this Monday, August 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Chatham.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Pizza, Agriculture, Science, Pine Plains, NY

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Empire State News

Search for missing mother, son in seventh month; relatives not cooperating

State Police in Columbia County are continuing their investigation into the December 2013 disappearance of Nicia Wilson, 28, and her son Elijah Wilson, 1, formerly of Cohoes.

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Related Topix: Cohoes, NY, Albany, NY

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Albany Times Union

New hangar under way at Schenectady County Airport

Schenectady County and Richmor Aviation officials will gather at 11 a.m. Thursday for a "steel going up" ceremony at the Schenectady County Airport in Glenville.

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Related Topix: Schenectady County, NY, Glenville, NY

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Willard Drug Treatment Programa s campus was asylum for the insane for 125 years

It began as the state's first agricultural college, spent about 125 years as an insane asylum and now houses low-level drug offenders who would otherwise be incarcerated in state prisons.

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Related Topix: Willard, NY, Ovid, NY

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Patch.com

Owner of Historic Blue Store Restaurant Charged with Arson

Police say the owner of the mid-Hudson Valley's historic Blue Store restaurant set the fire that burned it down this spring.

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Related Topix: Hyde Park, NY, Culinary Institute of America, Red Hook, NY, Rhinebeck, NY

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