ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- Here's a look at last week's top stories from around Rockland County.
- New Jersey resident Paul T. Gudanowski, 50, was apprehended on Route 59 in Rockland County after leading police from both states on a chase in which the stolen flatbed tow truck he was driving hit three police vehicles.
- The supervisor's office on Maple Avenue felt more like a WFAN studio last month as George Hoehmann hosted the now-monthly Clarkstown Tele-Town Hall.
- Toney L. Earl was elected on Wednesday as the new chairman of the Rockland County Legislature for its 2017 session, taking over the reins from Legislator Alden H. Wolfe, who has served for the past three years.
- The Harriman Outdoor Center in Haverstraw opened earlier this year in the summer, offering visitors the chance to experience the outdoors to varying levels.
- Detectives from the gang unit in Paterson, N.J., who stopped to check out an idling car blocking traffic, found two pounds of pot inside and arrested both occupants -- one of them from New City, authorities said.
- Three local teens were arrested for breaking into the Great Chestnut Groceries and Deli after being scooped up by the Spring Valley Police Department.
- A Spring Valley man sexually attacked a girl under the age of 17 on Sunday, Jan. 1, at a Pearl River home, according to the Orangetown Police Department.
- A Valley Cottage man was sentenced Wednesday to up to four years in prison for violently attacking his wife by headbutting her and destroying her computer after she found "disturbing" photos on his cellphone, according to the Rockland County District Attorney's Office.
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