Updated 04/15/2011 08:29 PM
Newburgh community continues to cope with tragedy
The Newburgh community continues to cope with Tuesday's tragedy that took the lives of four people. Our Christian Farrell joined us from Newburgh with more.
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NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- The world has been watching as the community of Newburgh deals with this week's tragedy after a mom drove into the Hudson River with her minivan filled with her children.
The neighborhood where LaShanda Armstrong and her children lived is dealing with the tragedy in a different way. That's because the memorial at Armstrong's apartment on William Street is just across the street from a memorial for 16-month-old Naltanya. The baby died in a fire that broke out in the second floor apartment in March.
Neighbors we talked with say they are dealing with the loss together.
Christine Santos said, "You just gotta take it day by day, just to think, the babies in the water and the baby in the fire, it's a tragic way for them to lose their lives. I mean, they were good kids."
Funeral arrangements for LaShanda Armstrong and her three children have been announced. Services are being held at the First Baptist Church in Spring Valley on Thursday at 1 p.m. after a private wake, also at the church.
A memorial fund has also been set up. Donations can be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 404, Spring Valley, NY 10977.