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David Washington, you are hereby notified that the Columbia County Department of Social Services has filed a Petition against you, dated August 28, 2019, alleging that you abandoned the child Devonte M. The relief being sought is a finding of abandonment of the child Devonte M., and termination of your parental rights. Personal service of this petition upon you, David Washington, has been attempted at your last known addresses of 10 Maple Avenue, Philmont, New York 12565. All efforts and further attempts at personal service being impracticable, the Honorable Jonathan D. Nichols, Judge of the Columbia County Family Court, by order dated on May 14, 2020, has authorized that personal service of this petition will be effected on you by publication of this notice at least once per week in each of four successive weeks. You are hereby summoned to appear before the Honorable Jonathan D. Nichols, Judge of the Columbia County Family Court, 401 Union Street, Hudson, New York, on June 30, 2020 at 9 a.m. Your failure to appear before the Court on June 30, 2020 at 9 a.m. will result in a default judgment being entered against you and granting the above-referenced relief requested by the Columbia County Department of Social Services.

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Police say murder victim was also a shooter

State Police along with Hudson Police work at the murder scene in Hudson. Photo by Lance Wheeler

HUDSON—An investigation continues into a murder that occurred the night of May 16 as members of the Hudson Police Department and State Police from Livingston as well as Troop K’s Major Crimes Unit continue to interview people and collect evidence, according to a May 17 press release from Hudson Police.

The dead man is identified as Terrell J. Starr, 18, of Stottville. Severely injured in the exchange of gunfire with Mr. Starr was a 30-year-old Albany man.

May 16 at 10:54 p.m., Hudson Police foot patrols heard multiple gunshots in the parking lot of Hudson Terrace Apartments. Shortly thereafter, Columbia County 911 received numerous calls from citizens reporting “shots fired.” At 10:58 p.m. HPD got a call from Columbia Memorial Hospital reporting that they were treating two men for gunshot wounds. Read more…

Red Cross aids 18 after Hudson fire

HUDSON—Volunteers from the Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to 18 people after a fire at 225 Allen Street, affected multi-families, Saturday, May 2 at 4:10 p.m.

Initially, the Red Cross provided financial assistance for necessities such as shelter, food and clothing to seven adults and eight children, ages 2 through 14.

May 4, the Red Cross provided assistance to three additional people: one adult and two children, ages 5 and 8, bringing the total number assisted to 18. Read more…

Claverack man charged with sex abuse

STOCKPORT—Alejandro Lopez, 24, of 595 State Route 217, Claverack has been charged with first degree sexual abuse, a class D felony, according to a press release from Sheriff David P. Bartlett.

Alejandro Lopez

Sheriff’s deputies received a report April 13, that a child under the age of 13 was a victim of a sexual abuse. An investigation was initiated by Deputy Samantha Plass and Investigator William Dunspaugh, which revealed that the victim was subjected to sexual contact. The abuse was reported to have occurred at a private location in Stockport on different occasions during the summer months of 2016. Read more…

Man charged with assault on his mother

HUDSON—Mohammad H. Morshed, the man acquitted of murdering Inderly Instinfil, 19, after a trial last year, was charged for allegedly assaulting his mother April 12.

April 13 at 8:01 p.m., Hudson Police arrested Mr. Morshed, 29, and his younger brother, Shimran Alam, 19, both of Hudson.

Earlier that day, police received an emergency call from Columbia County 911 reporting a physical domestic dispute had just occurred at a Fairview Avenue residence. When police arrived on scene, they were told that the two brothers had a verbal argument that turned into a physical fight, according to a press release from Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore. Read more…