A deputy mayor from the Hudson Valley is accused of possessing 16 assault weapons and many fake FBI and police badges.

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Feds: Hudson Valley Deputy Mayor Found With 16 Assault Weapons, Fake Badges

A deputy mayor from the Hudson Valley is accused of possessing 16 assault weapons and many fake FBI and police badges. 

Hudson Valley Restaurants With the Most Critical Violations in 2021

Critical violations are those that can cause immediate harm to consumers such as undercooked food and improper storage of ingredients. Other violations like inadequate handwashing facilities or dirty conditions are noted as non-critical violations.

The ten restaurants below all received four or more critical violations during their latest inspection of 2021. In some cases, the restaurants were given the opportunity to correct the violations by inspectors and have done so. Just because a restaurant is on this list doesn't mean that they are currently in violation of the health code. However, the Board of Health does think it's important to be armed with information on how seriously a restaurant takes kitchen cleanliness, food safety and other important rules that affect the food you feed your family.

Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh announced additional federal and state charges against Airmont Deputy Mayor as the investigation continues.

Brian Downey, 47, of Airmont, was charged in the Southern District of New York on the following offenses:

  • • Possession of Unregistered Firearms;
  • • Possession of Federal Badges, Identification Cards, and other Insignia;

The defendant was arraigned by the Honorable Judith C. McCarthy, United States Magistrate Judge Southern District of New York who set bail of $250,000.00 unsecured bond.

In addition to the original charges filed by the Rockland County District Attorney’s office which consisted of:

  • • 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 1st Degree – related to the possession of ten or more unregistered firearms.
  • • 16 counts Criminal Possession of an Weapon in the 3rd Degree -related to possession of 16 assault weapons.
  • • 13 counts Criminal Possession of a Weapon in 3rd Degree – related to the possession of thirteen firearm silencers.
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The Rockland County District Attorney’s office filed supplementary charges and obtained a warrant from the Village of Airmont Justice Court against Downey for the following charges:

  • • 3 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument related to the possession of a fraudulent New York Court Officer Identification Card and two fraudulent New York Court Officer badges.

"Anyone who takes an oath of office to serve the public and is entrusted to by their community to serve its constituents should have integrity beyond reproach," Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh stated.

The investigation is ongoing.

Air-Breathing Fish That Eats Animals Found in Hudson Valley, New York

An invasive fish from Asia that can live on land for days and uses its sharp teeth to eat animals has been spotted in the Hudson Valley and other parts of New York State.  

Look Inside: Aston Martin Designs First Hudson Valley Home

Luxury carmaker Aston Martin has designed an insane home in the Hudson Valley that's now on the market. The home is called one of the "most exciting and sophisticated to be built in the Hudson Valley."

Shocking Photos Show Ida's Devastation in New York, Hudson Valley

Images of the Hudson Valley, mostly under water, after Tropical Depression Ida

Peek Inside Banned NFL Owner's $60 Million Yacht Docked in Hudson Valley

Take a look at an amazing $60 million yacht that's owned by an NFL owner that's been docked for weeks in the Hudson Valley. 

Hudson Valley Says Goodbye To Over 70 Businesses

Award-Winning Actor Selling Hudson Valley 'Mountaintop Masterpiece'

An award-winning actor is selling "mountaintop masterpiece" in Napanoch, Ulster County. Check out all of the photos of this impressive  "mountaintop masterpiece" below: 

Did You Know? Over 100 Fun Facts About the Hudson Valley

Did you know that Lucille Ball made her stage debut in the Hudson Valley? How about Philadelphia Cream Cheese wasn't invented in Philadelphia, but in Orange County? Or that a mansion in Dutchess County inspired the expression "keeping up with the Joneses?" Find out about those and over 100 other fun facts about the Hudson Valley. 

Take A Look At The Most Expensive Home on the Market in the Hudson Valley

The most expensive home for sale in all of New York State is found in the Hudson Valley. 

LOOK: Here Are the 25 Best Places to Live in New York State

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in New York using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com.

On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

Nearly 30 High-Risk New York Sex Offenders Recently Moved in Hudson Valley

New York officials are alerting the public about 30 New York sex offenders who recently moved in the Hudson Valley. 

Photos: Historic 'Hudson Mansion,' With Stage Listed For Discounted Price

Hidden Treasure Worth Thousands Found in New York Home

38 'Most Wanted' in New York

Authorities across New York State, including the FBI, have identified these people as its "Most Wanted Fugitives." Officials ask for help in finding them but warn they should be considered "armed and dangerous."

Highest-Rated Airbnb in New York Found in Hudson Valley

You won't have to leave the Hudson Valley if you want to enjoy New York's highest-rated Airbnb. 

40 Children Have Gone Missing From the Hudson Valley