Headlines: Fire leaves hundreds homeless, fatal Ramapo crash, child sex charges against Mt. Hope supervisor

Here are some stories making headlines in the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

Jan 8, 2021, 2:48 PM

Updated 1,254 days ago


Here are some stories making headlines in the Hudson Valley.
Hundreds of people are homeless and desperate for answers after a massive four-alarm fire at a Yonkers apartment building Wednesday night. The city tells residents they must vacate their apartments because there's no heat, lighting, nor hot water in the 30-floor building at 1 Glenwood Ave. A volunteer from the city of Yonkers Office of Emergency Management says they are coordinating with the Red Cross at this time.
A car crash has left one person dead in Ramapo. Police say they responded to a report of someone driving erratically on Route 202 around 6 p.m. Wednesday evening. News 12 is told an officer attempted to stop the car, but the vehicle then drove over the double yellow line crashing into an oncoming car. The driver accused of driving erratically has been identified as an 88-year-old Spring Valley man. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other car was transported to the hospital, but is expected to be OK.
The Mount Hope Town Supervisor Chad Volpe has been arrested and accused of sexually abusing a child. State Police says the married father of four and former Otisville Little League coach faces multiple felony charges for alleged sex crimes. The 47-year-old was released Thursday night on $20,000 bond. Mount Hope's attorney says the town is aware of the allegations and will let the legal process unfold. There is no word on whether Volpe remains in office.

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