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Extreme heat blankets the region; heat advisory, air quality alert issued for the Hudson Valley

Headlines: Excavator rollover, fatal Peekskill hit-and-run sentencing, Pearl River pharmacy burglary

Here some local stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley on this Thursday.

News 12 Staff

Jul 22, 2021, 12:54 PM

Updated 1,063 days ago

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Here some local stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley on this Thursday.
A construction worker was injured during an excavator rollover in Wurtsboro. The employee was then airlifted to the hospital from JML Quarry on Dump Road. Authorities say the excavator operator was moving a load of stone, when the machine tipped over. There is no word yet on the worker's condition.
A former New York City firefighter will serve five years' probation for his involvement in a fatal hit-and-run back in 2018. Eric Werner was heading south on Route 9 in Peekskill when he struck and killed 63-year-old pedestrian Joseph Orichello. Werner failed to stop and hid his damaged vehicle in a landscaping trailer owned by his business.
A pharmacy in Pearl River was burglarized on Wednesday. Police say the suspects who were all wearing hoodies smashed the glass front door of NeighboRx in the morning and took off with drugs. So far, no arrests have been made.


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