NY Rep Sean Patrick Maloney Family Members Critically Injured In Wappingers Falls Small Plane Crash

WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY. (THECOUNT) — New York congressman, Sean Patrick Maloney says his family members were among those injured in a small plane crash on Friday.

Four Maloney family members aboard a Piper PA46 were critically injured when the plane crash landed while traveling from Ohio to Rhode Island.

Three other passengers were also injured while attempting to land at Hudson Valley Regional Airport, on New Hackensack Road, in Wappingers Falls, NY.

The four victims are Rep Sean Patrick Maloney’s extended family members., reports DailyNews.

Maloney said in a Facebook post that the crash occurred Friday afternoon as his husband Randy’s relatives were on a trip from Ohio to Rhode Island.

Their plane crashed ‘just a few miles’ from the Representative’s home in the Hudson Valley.

‘The family involved were the in-laws of Randy’s cousin, Laurieanne Florke Scott (her husband John’s brother David and his wife and two kids),’ Maloney shared in the Facebook post.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the aircraft was attempting to land at Hudson Valley Regional Airport when it crashed less than a mile away from the runway.

The plane was reportedly trying to make an emergency landing because it was running on gas.

The injured family members were not immediately identified.

The FAA is investigating the incident.


Geo quick facts: Wappingers Falls is a village in Dutchess County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 5,522. The community was named for the cascade in Wappinger Creek – Wikipedia.

Missing NY Man Samuel Ortiz ID’d As Body Found Over The Weekend In Rochester Garage

Rochester, NY. (THECOUNT) — The body discovered in a New York garage over the weekend has been identified as a missing Rochester man, Samuel Ortiz.

Samuel Ortiz, 39, was reported missing on July 6 around 11 p.m. at Cam’s Pizza on East Avenue.

Police say they received a report of a dead body in a garage on Lakeview Park.

Police discovered Ortiz’ body around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and announced Tuesday morning that he had been identified as Ortiz, reports RochesterFirst.

A few days later after he was reported missing, Ortiz’s SUV was found engulfed in flames in Florida.

A cause or manner of death was not provided.


Geo quick facts: Rochester is a city on Lake Ontario, in New York State. Old industrial buildings cluster near the Genesee River’s High Falls. A vast collection of toys and dolls forms the core of the Strong National Museum of Play. The George Eastman Museum, on the early-1900s estate of the Kodak founder, has photography exhibits, film archives and gardens. Rochester Museum & Science Center has hands-on displays and a planetarium – wikipedia.

IG Star Bianca Devins Killer ID’d As 21-Year-Old Brandon Clark

UTICA, NY. (THECOUNT) — Brandon Clark has been identified as the suspect accused in the stabbing death of Instagram star Bianca Devins.

Clark, 21, is accused of killing 17-year-old Devins and posting photos of the homicide online, police said Monday.

When police approached Clark he began stabbing himself in the neck.

Devins’ body was found Sunday underneath a tarp in Utica, New York, after an officer encountered Clark. The 21-year-old suspect had emergency surgery but is expected to survive, police said.

The two attended a concert together Saturday night in New York City, where they reportedly got into some sort of argument at the venue. They arrived in Utica sometime in the early morning hours Sunday and went to a location on a dead-end street. The argument “progressed” until Clark used a large, black handled knife to kill the teenager, according to WDEF.

Investigators believe Clark then posted pictures of Devins’ body online, where at least one of them was widely circulated, Utica police Lt. Bryan Coromato said.

The case is being investigated as a murder and attempted suicide.

Geo quick facts: Utica is a city in the Mohawk Valley and the county seat of Oneida County, New York, United States. The tenth-most-populous city in New York, its population was 62,235 in the 2010 U.S. census – Wikipedia.

‘Extremely Dangerous’ NY Parolee Christopher Block Captured In Skaneateles

SKANEATELES, NY. (THECOUNT) — Police say Christopher Block, a missing parolee that was the subject of a manhunt in and around Skaneateles, has been located, reports CNYCentral.

Just after 8:30 am Friday CNYCentral reporters watched as police lead Block in handcuffs to a patrol car at the Skaneateles Country Club.

Block was wanted by authorities after he cut his ankle monitoring device while on parole. He was released in December of last year after serving over 30 years for rape and kidnapping. The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Office called him an “extremely dangerous” parolee.

The lack of notification of his release by authorities raised concerns over the past 24 hours throughout CNY.


Geo quick facts: Skaneateles is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 7,209 at the 2010 census. The name is from the Iroquois term for the adjacent Skaneateles Lake, which means “long lake.” The town is on the western border of the county and includes a village, also named Skaneateles – Wikipedia.

FBI HLS Raiding Former GE CEO Ronald Riggi Saratoga Springs Office

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY. (THECOUNT) — The FBI and members of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are currently raiding an Old Gick Road building that houses a business connected to former General Electric CEO, Ron Riggi.

Authorities arrived at Turbine Services Inc. at 9 a.m.

Sarah Ruane, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Albany, confirmed agents are at the scene “conducting court approved activity in connection with an ongoing investigation,” reports TimesUnion.

The FBI declined to say what they are searching for or if any arrests have been made.

Ronald Riggi and his brother, Vincent, were long-time executives at the firm. The company is located at, 41 Old Gick Rd, in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Ronald Riggi was chief executive when General Electric accused the company of violating a terms of a 13-year-old settlement in a trade-secrets case nearly two decades ago.

Ronald Riggi is married to local NYC socialite Michele Riggi.


Geo quick facts: Saratoga Springs is a city in New York State. A hub for thoroughbred horse racing, it’s home to the Saratoga Race Course. The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame displays horse paintings and trophies. Saratoga Spa State Park includes mineral baths, a pool complex and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, a landmark concert venue. Nearby, the Saratoga Automobile Museum exhibits vintage models and race cars – wikipedia.

NY Man Jeremy Taylor ID’d As Victim In Monday Fatal Tioga County Motorcycle Crash

CANDOR, NY. (THECOUNT) — Jeremy Taylor has been identified as the victim in a fatal motorcycle crash in Tioga County, NY, on Monday.

Taylor, 41, was operating a motorcycle on Spencer Road in Candor, when for unknown reasons, he crossed centerlines and exited the roadway before 9:30 p.m Monday.

According to reports, Taylor was a New York was Correctional Officer in the New York State Prison System and a former member of the Elmira Heights Fire Department.

The Fire Department confirmed on their Facebook page that Taylor had been a member of the department, reports MyTwintiers.

A witness told police that a car traveling in the direction did not dim its high-beams, however, it is unknown if that caused Taylor to crash.

Taylor was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The investigation into the cause of the crash remains open.

Geo quick facts: Candor is a town in Tioga County, New York, United States. The population was 5,305 at the 2010 census. The Town of Candor has a village named Candor. The town is south of Ithaca, New York – Wikipedia.

NY Couple Jesse James Breault Ashley Bell Arrested In Queensbury Stabbing Death Of Chris Goss

QUEENSBURY, NY. (THECOUNT) — Glens Falls, NY, couple, Jesse James Breault and Ashley Nicole Bell, have been identified as pair arrested on murder charges in the stabbing death of 36-year-old Christopher Goss, of Queensbury, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday night.

Breault, 25, was charged with second-degree murder, a class A felony. Bell, 29, is charged with one count of second-degree hindering prosecution, a class E felony; and one count of second-degree tampering with physical evidence, a class E felony.

Goss was found deceased early Friday morning on the lawn of a residence at 72 Meadow Lane.

The sheriff’s office said Goss had been “in the area to meet with an individual regarding a dispute that the two were having. During the confrontation, Goss was stabbed multiple times in the torso,” reports PostStar.

Officers interviewed Breault and Bell, before charging them with the felonies.

Both suspects will be arraigned Saturday in Queensbury Town Court.


Geo quick facts: Queensbury is a town in Warren County, New York, United States. The population was 27,901 at the 2010 census. It contains the county seat of Warren County, located at a municipal center complex on U.S. Route 9 south of the village of Lake George – Wikipedia.

NY Couple Heather Morgan Derick Jones ID’d As Victims In Friday I-84 Single-Vehicle Double-Fatal Crash

MONTGOMERY, NY. (THECOUNT) — Heather Morgan and Derick Jones, both of Beacon, NY, have been identified as the woman and man killed early Friday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 84, state police said.

According to police, Morgan was operating a Dodge Journey with Jones was a passenger traveling on I-84 near Maybrook, when for unknown reasons, the SUV crossed centerlines and veered into the center median. The Journey then struck a tree.

Morgan and Jones were pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt for trauma injuries.

A crash report noted neither victim was wearing a seat belt.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.

State police ask anyone who may have information to call them at the Montgomery barracks at 845-457-1389, source RecordOnline.

Geo quick facts: Montgomery is a village located in Orange County, New York, United States, 60 miles northwest of New York City, and 90 miles southwest of Albany. The population was 3,814 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

NY Tree Trimmer Electrocuted After Falling From Tree Onto Power Lines In Cortlandt Manor

CORTLANDT MANOR, NY. (THECOUNT) — Carlos M. Diaz, of Peekskill, NY, has been identified as the tree trimmer killed after falling from a tree and onto power lines below.

Diaz, 56, died Sunday afternoon after falling from a tree onto the live wires, state police said.

The victim was trimming a tree for a Gallows Hill Road homeowner around 12 p.m., when for unknown reasons, he fell out of a tree and came into contact with electrified wires.

Diaz was pronounced dead at the scene by the Westchester Medical Examiner’s office, reports Lohud.

Geo quick facts: Cortlandt Manor is a hamlet located in the Town of Cortlandt in northern Westchester County, New York. Cortlandt Manor is situated directly east, north and south of Peekskill, and east of three sections of the Town of Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson, Crugers, and Montrose. Most of the area is made up of residential homes – Wikipedia.

NYPD ‘Grilling’ Suspect ‘Grim Creepa’ After NY Woman Savannah Rivera Found Decapitated In Brooklyn Apartment Saturday

Brooklyn, NY. (THECOUNT) — Police identified Savannah Rivera as the woman found dead and partially decapitated in a Brooklyn apartment Saturday.

Rivera, 20, was killed and Angela Valle, 21, was injured in a grisly Brooklyn assault inside an eighth-floor condo within the Bushwick Homes early Saturday evening.

A deceased female was found early Saturday after an injured woman flagged an Uber around 1:30 a.m. Saturday and instructed the driver to contact police, according to a law enforcement official.

When officers arrived at the 8th-floor apartment, Rivera was unconscious and unresponsive in the living room, where she was pronounced dead. She had multiple stab wounds and lacerations to the head, arms and body. She also had severed fingers, reports MyFox8.

A bloody ax was reportedly recovered from the scene hidden in a trash compactor at the public housing complex, the official said.

A 4-year-old girl was also discovered unharmed. The child’s 21-year-old mother managed to run from the apartment and summons help while leaving her young daughter hiding in a bedroom, according to the law enforcement official.

The young mother suffered lacerations on her head and body. She was listed in critical but stable condition at an area hospital, police said.

The two women were either friends or relatives, according to officials.

The child was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and observation.

Police on Saturday night have been grilling a suspect in reference to the savage ax assault in a Brooklyn condo that left one girl lifeless and one other critically injured, reports TopStyleToday.

The suspect, who was said to be the boyfriend of the victim, goes by the name “Grim Creepa” on Facebook. PIX11 News talked to him at which time he asked them to call him “Jerry.”

“Jerry” told PIX11 News that he does not remember what happened. He said the only thing he remembered was trying to get medication from a hospital because he claims he suffers from mental illness, naming schizophrenia, paranoia and he says he’s also bipolar.

“Jerry” told PIX11 that he was a patient at South Shore Mental Health facility on Staten Island and has been to several other mental facilities, including in Florida.


Geo quick facts: Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with an estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017. Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, it borders the borough of Queens at the western end of Long Island – Wikipedia.