Headlines: 2-hour police in Mount Vernon, Woman sentenced for stabbing, deadly motorcycle crash
Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
A man faces charges after leading Mount Vernon police on a two-hour long chase Tuesday afternoon. Police were searching for a BMW since 2 p.m. when they tried to stop the driver on the southbound Hutchinson River Parkway. The driver pulled over to the shoulder and put the car in reverse, narrowly missing the patrol car. Police say the BMW sped off and officers stopped the chase for safety reasons. Authorities then spotted the BMW again around 3 p.m. and chased the driver on foot. Easton Spencer, 28, faces multiple charges, including reckless endangerment.
A Spring Valley woman has been sentenced to nine years in prison for stabbing a businesswoman last year. Evelyn Lopez, 38, was convicted of assault and criminal possession of a weapon. The Rockland District Attorney's Office said the victim had just closed her restaurant when Lopez approached her saying she needed medical assistance. When the victim attempted to help, the defendant proceeded to stab the victim numerous times. No motive for the stabbing was released.
A Poughkeepsie motorcyclist is dead after being involved in a two-vehicle crash. Town police say it happened on State Route 55 near Manchester Road Monday afternoon. They say a Poughkeepsie woman was driving a SUV that crashed into a man riding the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released yet.