Headlines: Monroe arson, New Rochelle shootings update, Capitol riot suspect released, phone scams
Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
A Monroe man has been taken into custody after state police say he set fire to his ex-girlfriend's home and car Tuesday morning. Police say he used gasoline to ignite the flames around 2 a.m. outside 5 Jupiter Drive. Firefighters were able to knock down the flames within about 15 minutes. No injuries have been reported.
New Rochelle police have released video of a car wanted in connection to a homicide on May 1. As News 12 reported, a man was killed and four others were wounded during a weekend in which there were three separate shootings in the city. Investigators say MD Anderson Kerny Jr., 29, of Brooklyn, was shot in the neck. He later died from his injuries. Police are trying to figure out if the shootings are connected.
An attorney for Patrick Edward McCaughey, accused of storming the U.S. Capitol in January, says the Justice Department is not preparing plea deals for them, despite published reports. But she tells News 12 McCaughey has been released. The Connecticut man was in custody since his arrest in South Salem in January.
Beware of a boost in scam calls and emails pretending to be from local organizations.According to the Better Business Bureau, consumers are receiving bogus invoices from scammers mimicking addresses of legitimate organizations, like BBB's Mid-Hudson branch in Tarrytown. The agency has received at least 15 reports of this over the past two weeks.