Man dies when tractor rolls over on curve in road

GERMANTOWN—A Germantown resident was killed when he became pinned under a farm tractor late last week.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the accident scene near 794 Woods Road, May 15 at 12:51 p.m.

Both the Sheriff’s Office and Columbia County 911 report the accident scene as being in Clermont, while the death certificate was filed in Germantown. Some portion of Woods Road is in Clermont, some in Germantown. Read more…

Hudson Police seek two for car break-ins, Walmart thefts

HUDSON—Hudson Police received a report that four vehicles had been broken into May 8 at 9:20 p.m. The vehicles were parked in the employees’ parking lot of the Firemen’s Home, 125 Harry Howard Avenue.

All four vehicles had windows smashed and thieves took about $500 along with two wallets, two purses, checkbooks and numerous credit and debit cards.

Hudson City Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying these two larceny suspects pictured on surveillance camera footage. Surveillance photo contributed

The suspects are described as one male and one female. The woman is in her 20s, wearing a gray sweatshirt. The man is in his 20s, wearing a dark-colored ball cap, black mask, blue long-sleeved shirt with an “MTV” logo on it, police said.

Hudson Police have been working closely with the Capital Region Crime Analysis Center, State Police, Greenport Police, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the Walmart Loss Prevention Unit.

“We are working on a lead that these two committed as similar series of thefts Saturday at a Walmart in Queensbury, Warren County. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call detectives at 518-828-3388,” Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore said in a press release.

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Police agencies respond to shooting of man in Hudson

Police investigate on the scene of a daylight shooting on the 200 block of State Street, Hudson. A man was wounded by a gunshot. Photo by Lance Wheeler

HUDSON—A man was injured during a shooting in broad daylight, Thursday, April 29 at 11:32 a.m.

Hudson Police received a call from a citizen reporting several gunshots in the 200 block area of State Street. Hudson Police patrols and those from the State Police and Columbia County Sheriff’s Office quickly arrived in the area.

They found a 20-year-old Hudson man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to Albany Medical Center, his condition is unknown, according to a press release. Read more…

Responders called to 2 separate accidents; one lands car in swamp

Two people were taken to area hospitals after the vehicle they were in jumped the guardrail and landed in this precarious position. Photo by RE Lindmark

CANAAN—Canaan firefighters had a busy couple of days last week responding to two motor vehicle accidents in which vehicles went over or through guardrails, April 19 and 23.

Two people were hurt in an accident on Route 22, April 23.

According to the Columbia County 911 call log, Canaan and Red Rock firefighters along with the Chatham Rescue Squad were all dispatched at 8:31 p.m. for the Route 22 accident near the Queechy Lake Drive intersection. Read more…

Woman charged in Stuyvesant stabbing

STUYVESANT—State Police from Livingston arrested Diana L. Huyck, 52, of Stuyvesant for second degree murder, a class A-I felony, April 17.

Troopers responded to a reported stabbing on Dolly Drive in Stuyvesant, April 16 at 6:14 p.m.

When they arrived they found the victim, John K. Ford, 50, of Austerlitz unresponsive and attempted life-saving-measures. Mr. Ford succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced dead by responding emergency medical personnel, according to State Police. Read more…