These are the stories the Hudson Valley shared the most in 2019.

Tick Carrying Deadly Brain Swelling Virus Found in New York - A tick that causes dangerous and deadly brain swelling continues to spread in New York at frightening rates.

New York State Could Be Split Into 3 Regions - Legislation to split New York into three regions is gaining support.

Hudson Valley Lawmaker: 'It's Not Rape, It's Surprise Sex'- A Hudson Valley lawmaker is under fire for "vulgar, offensive and disrespectful language about women" he made on Facebook years ago.

Hudson Valley City Named Worst Place to Live in New York - A Hudson Valley city was named the worst city to live in in all of the Empire State.

Beloved Hudson Valley Teacher Killed in New York City - A beloved Hudson Valley teacher lost her life while trying to cross the street in New York City.

Beware: Man Tried To Abduct Hudson Valley Child in Van - Police are investigating after an older man tried to lure a child into his van in the Hudson Valley. (Note: This article was written in 2017 but for an unknown reason trended again in late 2019.)

Potentially Fatal Milk Being Sold in Hudson Valley - Contaminated milk that leads to a potentially fatal infection or can cause flu-like symptoms, miscarriages or stillbirths was produced and sold in the Hudson Valley.

Cops: Hudson Valley Teacher, Coach Had Sex With Minor - A Hudson Valley teacher and coach is accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor for several months

Popular New Hudson Valley Restaurant May Be Forced to Shut Down - Owners of a new and very popular Hudson Valley restaurant say local officials are forcing them to shut down for good.

Longtime Hudson Valley Restaurant Suddenly Closes - A very popular local restaurant which has served the Hudson Valley for over 20 years mysteriously closed down.

Customer: Hudson Valley Gas Station Fills Up Gas Tanks With Water - A woman says a Hudson Valley gas station was filling up cars with water instead of fuel.

Hudson Valley McDonald's Accused of Scamming Customers- A Hudson Valley McDonald's is accused of running an expensive scam that's taking advantage of local residents.

'State-Of-The-Art Supermarket' Being Built in Hudson Valley -A $300 million construction project which will include housing, shops, restaurants, child-care and a state-of-the-art supermarket is underway in the Hudson Valley.

Sex Trafficking Happening in Hudson Valley at 'Alarming Rates' - Sex trafficking is happening here in the Hudson Valley at "alarming rates."

Massive Fire Destroys Hudson Valley Business Where HBO is Filming - A massive fire ripped through a Hudson Valley business where HBO is filming.

Venomous Rattlesnake Slithers Up to Hudson Valley Home - A housecat had an encounter with a venomous rattlesnake that made its way to the backyard of a Hudson Valley home.

2 Beloved Hudson Valley Restaurants Close Down - A restaurant that has been called "a hidden gem" in the Hudson Valley has closed.

Very Contagious Stomach Bug Spreading in Hudson Valley - A very contagious stomach bug is spreading at alarming rates in the Hudson Valley.

Man Fatally Shot by Police While Walking on I-84 in Hudson Valley - More information has been released after a man was fatally shot by police while walking on I-84 in the Hudson Valley.

A Castle From the Hudson Valley is Getting Worldwide Attention - Here's how a dream castle in the Hudson Valley became a reality which now attracts guests from all over the world.

ICE Raids Popular Hudson Valley Restaurant - ICE took one person into custody after raiding a popular Hudson Valley restaurant.

Hudson Valley Superintendent Trending After School Closing - A Hudson Valley school superintendent is going viral after he announced his district's snow closing with a song.

Tick Carrying Deadly Brain Swelling Virus Bites Two Near Area - Two people just outside the Hudson Valley were diagnosed with an extremely rare tick-borne brain swelling virus. One of the two died.

Beloved Hudson Valley Business May Close After Nearly 80 Years - A legendary Hudson Valley business is ready to close after nearly 80 years.

Billy Crystal Dines in Hudson Valley - One of Hollywood's biggest celebrities was "treated like royalty" while dining at a Hudson Valley restaurant.

Rabid Kitten Bites Hudson Valley Resident - Health officials are warning the public after a rabid kitten attacked and bit a Hudson Valley resident.

Venomous Caterpillar Found in Hudson Valley- New Yorkers are warned not to touch a cute, fuzzy but venomous caterpillar which has been spotted all over the state and in the Hudson Valley.

'Beloved' Lower Hudson Valley Restaurant Owner Suddenly Dies - The beloved owner of a popular Hudson Valley restaurant, where Billy Joel dined at this summer, suddenly passed away.

Beloved 100-Year-Old Hudson Valley Business Suddenly Closes - A beloved business that has been serving the Hudson Valley for over 100 years has closed.

Jeopardy! Champion Offered Job in Hudson Valley - The second-winningest contestant in Jeopardy! history has been offered a job in the Hudson Valley.