Columbia-Greene Local News-August 5th

COLUMBIA-GREENE COUNTY NEWS 8-5-17

STRONG STORMS MOVED ACROSS GREENE AND COLUMBIA COUNTIES FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THERE WERE ABOUT A DOZEN REPORTS OF TREES DOWN.POWER OUTAGES WERE SCATTERED, AFFECTING FEW PEOPLE. 


HILLSDALE FIREMEN WERE CALLED TO A HOME ON WHIPPOORWILL ROAD FRIDAY AFTERNOON, AFTER A TREE WENT THROUGH THE ROOD. THERE WERE NO INJURIES OR FIRE. IN ROUND TOP,A LIGHTNING STRIKE SET A SHED ON FIRE, ON FLOYD HAWVER ROAD. 


QUICK ACTION BY FIREFIGHTERS, KEPT THE DAMAGE TO ONE APARTMENT, YESTERDAY MORNING IN ELIZAVILLE. SEVERAL FAMILIES WERE CHASED FROM THE BUILDING ON COUNTY ROUTE 8 JUST AFTER 5AM, WHEN FIRE BEGAN IN AN OVEN ON THE SECOND FLOOR, AND SPREAD TO A WALL.THERE WERE NO INJURIES.


AN 18 YEAR OLD MAN WAS TAKEN TO ALBANY MED FRIDAY, AFTER HIS CAR STRUCK A UTILITY POLE AND WENT DOWN AN EMBANKMENT.THE ACCIDENT WAS ON ROUTE 203 IN VALATIE,BY WINDING BROOK COUNTRY CLUB.


ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN TO BERKSHIRE MEDICAL CENTER, AFTER THEIR CAR ROLLED OVER YESTERDAY AFTERNOON IN CHATHAM.THE CRASH WAS ON THE NORTHBOUND EXIT RAMP OF THE TACONIC PARKWAY, AT ROUTE 295.


A TRAFFIC STOP ON ROUTE 23 IN CAIRO ENDED WITH A CATSKILL WOMAN FACING DRUG CHARGES. 25 YEAR OLD MICHELLE STILES WAS CHARGED BY STATE POLICE WITH CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, MARIJUANA POSSESSION, AND DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE.SHE WAS HELD ON 1000 DOLLARS BAIL.


A CRARYVILLE MAN IS ACCUSED OF GROWING HIS OWN POT. THE COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CHARGED 58 YEAR OLD EDWARD GIBEAU WITH UNLAWFULLY GROWING CANNABIS. HE'LL ANSWER THE CHARGES IN COPAKE TOWN COURT.


THERE ARE TWO BIG EVENTS TODAY,ON BOTH SIDES OF THE HUDSON RIVER.THE ANNUAL COXSACKIE RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE DOWN AT THE RIVER, BEGINNING AT 10 THIS MORNING.IN COPAKE, THEY HAVE EVENTS ALLOVER TOWN, TO MARK THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF TOWN PARK. BOTH CELEBRATIONS END WITH FIREWORKS TONIGHT.


THERE WAS NO JACKPOT WINNER LAST NIGHT IN THE MEGA MILLIONS GAME.THE NEW YORK LOTTERY SAYS THE TOP PRIZE FOR TUESDAY'S DRAWING WILL BE 346 MILLION. TONIGHT'S POWERBALL DRAWING IS UP TO 286 MILLION.

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