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Thursday November 18 2010 headlines

Nov 18, 2010 1:22 am
Police standoff in Windham
Late Wednesday afternoon a man took at least a hostage above the Windham Hardware store, shutting down Main St., Route 23, for several hours. Albany-based television station WTEN broke the news at 6:44 p.m., and The Daily Mail followed with a report at 7:12 p.m., both with just the basic details. WTEN's Taryn Fitsik updated the story at 10:58 p.m. for the 11 p.m. news, and added the detail that one person inside the building may have been involved in an home invasion earlier in the day in Athens. Perhaps WTEN is referring to a home invasion at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning in Cairo. That Cairo break-in story was one of three today The Daily Mail posted as they got the information (the other was a wind alert), instead of waiting until 2 a.m., as is their custom. YNN reporter Solomon Syed's Twitter feed broke the outcome of the standoff first: "Standoff ends in #Windham at 10:40pm. 4 suspects taken into custody. Firearms found on the scene. Mile-wide blockade cleared on Rt. 23." YNN's website reported at 11:40 p.m.: "Police tell us the four people that were holed up inside a Windham home came out without incident. There were four people, 3 males and one female, inside the house during the stand-off with police. Police say they believe one or more people inside the home were involved in a home invasion in the Town of Carol [sic]. It is possible that not all of those that were in the home will be charged. Police say no one was injured during the stand off. Route 23 has since been reopened." Read the full account in The Daily Mail here.

JetBlue expands Stewart service
Mid-Hudson News reports JetBlue Airways doubles its daily flights between Stewart Airport and Orlando beginning next June. Jetblue currently operates one daily flight each from the Newburgh airport to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. Last week, Delta Air Lines also added a second flight, from Stewart to Atlanta, beginning early next year.

Nov. 18 birthdays include Hank Ballard, Margaret Atwood, and Chloe Sevigny.