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Assembly Republicans want a reversal of state criminal justice policies after a statewide spike in urban shootings, homicides and burglaries, saying the legislation jeopardizes New Yorkers’ safety.

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NEW YORK — Eighteen employees will receive $1.5 million as part of the state’s first sexual harassment settlement in the construction industry, New York’s attorney general said Monday.

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State officials are meeting travelers who arrive in New York to ensure they self-isolate for two weeks as Gov. Andrew Cuomo expanded the quarantine order to four additional states Tuesday.

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KINDERHOOK — Some Black Lives Matter protesters are pressing charges against a man and a woman in Kinderhook who allegedly waved a handgun during a march last Saturday, Troop K public information officer Aaron Hicks said Tuesday.

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KINDERHOOK — The investigation into the alleged assault that took place at the home of ClubLife Gym & Fitness Center owner Alex Rosenstrach and his wife, Deputy Sheriff Kelly Rosenstrach, continues as signs in support of the victim disappear from lawns around the area.

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KINDERHOOK — No arrests had been made as of Monday in an ongoing police investigation into an alleged assault that took place eight days ago at the home of a Columbia County sheriff’s deputy.

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NEW YORK — Additional enforcement will begin in New York airports to ensure travelers self-quarantine from states with high coronavirus COVID-19 infection rates, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.

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KINDERHOOK — State police are investigating a reported incident involving a gun that took place during a Black Lives Matter protest march Saturday in the village of Kinderhook.

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KINDERHOOK — Police are investigating claims that a woman waved a handgun at Black Lives Matters protesters, which included Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson, walking on Rothermel Lane on Saturday afternoon.

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CLAVERACK — A driver from New York City was ticketed Wednesday morning after his car collided with a fuel oil delivery truck in Claverack, Lt. Louis Bray of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said.

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COPAKE — A woman was airlifted to Albany Medical Center on Wednesday morning after a one-car accident in the town of Copake, state police said.

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CATSKILL — In the midst of the COVID-19 public health crisis, a new business was scheduled to open its doors in the village Friday.

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HUDSON — A flagman working on the Empire State Trail Project in Hudson was taken to Columbia Memorial Health on Friday morning after an accident involving a car and a stop sign, Lt. Anthony Moon of the Hudson Police Department said.

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New York City officials must change the existing structure of the New York Police Department, including who has the final say on officer misconduct, to rebuild the public’s trust and accountability in community law enforcement, according to a report from the state Attorney General’s office.

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KINDERHOOK — No arrests have been made as police continue to investigate an alleged assault July 5 following a Fourth of July gathering at the home of Columbia County Deputy Sheriff Kelly Rosenstrach and her husband Alex Rosenstrach, who owns ClubLife Health and Fitness in Kinderhook.

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State lawmakers are demanding top officials halt youth in foster care from aging out of the system during the COVID-19 crisis, they said, as young adults released during the pandemic are more likely to be homeless, jobless and suffer health risks.

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A heat advisory will be in effect from noon until 8 p.m. Thursday in the Twin Counties including Catskill, Coxsackie, Athens, Cairo, Jefferson Heights and Hudson.

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HUDSON — After being shut down since mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak, Columbia-Greene Community College on Wednesday unveiled plans for the fall semester.

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HUDSON — Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputy Kelly Rosenstrach was placed on administrative leave Thursday as more information is coming to light about an alleged assault that took place July 5 at the Kinderhook home she shares with ClubLife Health and Fitness owner Alex Rosenstrach, according …

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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected President Donald Trump’s claims of presidential immunity and upheld subpoenas from New York prosecutors seeking the president’s tax returns. Courtesy of Tribune News Service

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NEW YORK — Deutsche Bank and its New York branch will pay $150 million in penalties after sloppy management failed to intervene in hundreds of suspicious transactions in Jeffrey Epstein’s account, even after he faced widespread sex trafficking allegations, officials said.

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GREENPORT — Despite projections in April that schools could face a 20% cut in state aid, there has been no definitive information on what state aid will be available, Columbia-Greene Community College President Carlee Drummer said Wednesday.

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NEW YORK — New York schools could reopen by region, which is a state decision, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, before announcing malls can reopen after installing a filter that will cleanse the coronavirus from the air.

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KINDERHOOK — The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police have launched a joint investigation into allegations of an assault in Kinderhook this weekend.

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CLERMONT — A State Police bloodhound is being credited with locating a suspected car thief from Ulster County, according to New York State Police Troop-K public information officer Aaron Hicks.

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Travelers from Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma will be required to self-isolate for two weeks when they arrive in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, expanding the quarantine mandate to 19 states to prevent a resurgence of COVID-19.

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Two weeks after the primary race, results from the Republican contest for the 19th Congressional District are still unclear.

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NEW YORK — Staff and visitors brought COVID-19 into New York nursing homes, health officials said Monday, citing a report following an investigation into controversy surrounding coronavirus fatalities in adult-care facilities statewide.

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NEW LEBANON — The state suspended Lebanon Valley Speedway’s liquor license Friday, putting a stop to the racetrack’s in-person Fourth of July festivities.

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HUDSON — A fight in Hudson Sunday morning was brought to an end when police used pepper spray on two men, said Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore said.

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TAGHKANIC — A Taghkanic man was charged with attempted murder for trying to drown a woman in a pond Friday afternoon, state police Public Information Officer Aaron Hicks said.

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WEST GHENT — A Niverville man was arrested after being injured in a one-car accident in West Ghent on Sunday, Lt. Louis Bray of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said.

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HUDSON — The USS Slater destroyer escort ship headed out from its snow dock on the Hudson River in Albany at about 8 a.m. Sunday and passed by the Twin Counties, including Hudson’s waterfront, three hours later as it traveled to Caddell Shipyard in Staten Island for continued restoration work.

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TAGHKANIC — A Taghkanic man has been charged with attempted murder for trying to drown a woman in a pond Friday afternoon, state police Troop K Public Information Officer Aaron Hicks said.

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Editor's note: The charge in the story was changed to second degree after state police initially stated it was first degree in a written statement and later stated it was second degree.

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HUNTER — Democrat Betsy Kraat has thrown her hat into the political ring for the 102nd Assembly district.

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Tina Tarallo has sold everything from sparklers to bundle assortments of fireworks at the Hunter Country Store, and when she is done working this Fourth of July, she will head home to set off some fireworks of her own.

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Democrat Betsy Kraat will face off against Republican incumbent Chris Tague in the 102nd Assembly district in November. Contributed photo

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Close to 11,000 homes were left without power after strong storms moved through Greene and Columbia counties late Thursday afternoon.