NEW LEBANON, N.Y. (AP) — A 31-year-old Dutchess County man found with two more bullets in his handgun magazine than allowed under New York's new gun control law will not face a misdemeanor charge.
Columbia County's District Attorney has decided not to prosecute Gregory Dean Jr. of Hopewell Junction on the gun law charge.
Dean was stopped for an inadequate light on his license plate May 12 in New Lebanon in rural Columbia County. Police say their investigation showed the semi-automatic gun on the passenger seat was legally possessed but its magazine contained nine rounds, not seven as required since April 15.
Dean still faces other charges related to the traffic stop.
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WALKILL, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 17-year-old driver heading to a high school prom has been killed after his car collided with a tractor-trailer on a Hudson Valley highway.
Troopers say Armando Colon of Middletown was driving too fast for the wet road conditions when he entered the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 around 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Orange County town of Wallkill.
Police say Colon's 1997 Acura hit the rear wheels of a tractor-trailer. Troopers say his car then crashed off the highway.
Colon was taken to Orange Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. A 19-year-old man riding in the front passenger seat was treated for minor injuries. Two backseat passengers weren't hurt.
Troopers say Colon and his passengers were headed to the Middletown High School prom.
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Many municipalities in Dutchess County are holding Memorial Day Observances this weekend. The Dutchess County Executive's Office and the Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services have compiled a list of local ceremonies. A link to the full list is below.
A local school district will regroup after a major budget defeat this week. Marlboro School Board President Steve Jennison says there will be a special meeting of the Marlboro School Board on Thursday to decide on the next step. The School Board could put the same budget up for a re-vote, offer up an amended budget or go straight to a contingency plan. The Marlboro Schools contingency plan is just $20,000 less than the original $50.4 million dollar proposed spending plan. The Special Marlboro School Board Meeting will be held Thursday at 7:30pm at the Marlboro Intermediate School Cafeteria.
About 1400 voting members of the group approved a plan to accept openly gay boys into the organization. The agreement still does not approve of gay adults as scout leaders, but some religious organizations that previously supported the ban are now satisfied with the new resolution.
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