Crime

It took a while to indict Kingston homicide suspect and it’ll be a while before he’s tried

It took a while to indict Kingston homicide suspect and it’ll be a while before he’s tried

Police say the suspect in the Feb. 11 killing of Ashton Dixon was off the street and in federal custody the day after the fatal shooting in the Colonial Gardens apartment complex. But nearly a month would elapse before an Ulster County grand jury handed up an indictment against Corey Q. Smith, and even longer before Smith was arraigned on state charges of second-degree murder.

Coke bust in Saugerties

Coke bust in Saugerties

Two Saugerties residents are facing felony drug counts after being charged, the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team alleges, with selling cocaine “at local social establishments” in Woodstock and Saugerties.