Here are some stories that make the headlines in the Hudson Valley.
Search efforts will continue today for a teenage camper from Peekskill who has been missing for three days. The 17-year-old was with friends at Cedar Rapids in Sullivan County last weekend when he was swept away while swimming in the Delaware River. Sullivan County first responders have been searching for 48 hours. So far, there have been four drownings along the Delaware River in the past two weeks, including two in Sullivan County.
Police are asking the public for help in locating a missing Harrison man. They say Bruce Rubin went for a routine run while staying at a resort near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia on Friday and has not been seen since. Search teams are using scent and stalker dogs and cutting edge technology to try to locate Rubin.
Ossining police successfully defused a situation involving a weapon. Officers responded after a minor considered “cop suicide.” The youngster started shooting at the officers who responded with an air rifle. The officers did not retaliate. The weapon was collected by the minor’s parents and the minor was taken to hospital for evaluation.
New York will be the first state in the country to declare a gun violence emergency. Governor Andrew Cuomo calls the situation a public health crisis that greatly affects black and brown communities. Cuomo says part of the solution lies in police reform – part of prevention on the streets – and preventing illegal guns from coming in from out of state. It plans to invest more than $ 138 million to create thousands of jobs, recreation centers and arts programs, especially for at-risk youth in high crime hot spots.