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UPDATE: Stepson ID'd as suspect in Schenectady burn case

SCHENECTADY

UPDATE: Stepson ID'd as suspect in Schenectady burn case

One man has been airlifted to Westchester Medical Center with severe burns after an altercation that ended with him on fire, police said.

Niskayuna thumb drive investigation results in felony plea

SCHENECTADY

Niskayuna thumb drive investigation results in felony plea

One of two former Niskayuna High School students arrested in connection with images on a thumb drive found hidden inside a book at the school last year admitted Thursday to an unrelated felony that sprang from the initial case.

Police: woman's blood alcohol content four times over legal limit

CLIFTON PARK

Police: woman's blood alcohol content four times over legal limit

A Clifton Park woman was charged with driving while intoxicated on August 24 when police discovered her blood alcohol content was .34 percent, over four times the legal limit.

HALFMOON

Mechanicville man dies in Halfmoon crash

A Mechanicville man died Wednesday afternoon after his car went off Pruyn Hill Road, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office said.

Homeless shelters fall short in staff trained to administer heroin antidote

NEW YORK

Homeless shelters fall short in staff trained to administer heroin antidote

An antidote for a heroin overdose is as easy to buy in New York City pharmacies as a bottle of aspirin.

Former corrections officer facing prison time for part in bank robbery scheme

SCHENECTADY

Former corrections officer facing prison time for part in bank robbery scheme

A former state corrections officer is now facing possible state prison time himself after admitting Wednesday to taking part in an elaborate bank robbery scheme in Rotterdam that involved a phoned-in threat against a school.

Amsterdam police arrest three in drug operation

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam police arrest three in drug operation

The Amsterdam Police Dept. said Wednesday they arrested three men during an ongoing investigation into drug sales in the city.

Halfmoon woman accused of threatening to kill children

HALFMOON

Halfmoon woman accused of threatening to kill children

A Halfmoon woman is facing a host of charges after a domestic argument where she made direct threats to kill three children and threw a candle holder at a man, injuring him, authorities said.

Cohoes man arrested on charges of selling crack cocaine

HALFMOON

Cohoes man arrested on charges of selling crack cocaine

A Cohoes man has been arrested on charges of selling crack cocaine, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office said.

Milton couple charged with selling heroin

Milton couple charged with selling heroin

A town of Milton couple were arrested on drug charges Tuesday, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office said.

Federal prosecutors want maximum sentence for Safyre Terry's mother

Federal prosecutors want maximum sentence for Safyre Terry's mother

Calling her perjury “the most reprehensible imaginable,” federal prosecutors are asking the maximum of 15 years in federal prison be imposed on the biological mother of arson survivor Safyre Terry.

City man receives seven years in prison for assaulting toddler

SCHENECTADY

City man receives seven years in prison for assaulting toddler

Sterling Major, the city man who admitted to assaulting a toddler a year ago, resulting in the child suffering a broken leg and lacerated liver, received seven years in state prison at his sentencing Tuesday.

Schenectady man accused of scamming OTB

SCHAGHTICOKE

Schenectady man accused of scamming OTB

A Schenectady man is accused of scamming an OTB parlor out of $2,000 using a fake phone call as a ruse to place a bet without actually putting down the money, state police said.

Sheriff: Driver of boat in fatal accident had drugs in system

LAKE GEORGE

Sheriff: Driver of boat in fatal accident had drugs in system

The driver of the boat that struck another boat last month on Lake George and killed an 8-year-old girl had three different drugs in his system, Warren County Sheriff Nathan "Bud" York said today.

Utica man charged with Gloversville narcotics sale

GLOVERSVILLE

Utica man charged with Gloversville narcotics sale

A man was arrested after being seen allegedly selling narcotics Saturday in Gloversville, police said.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady man receives life in prison for sexually assaulting child

A Schenectady man with a lengthy criminal history received a sentence of up to life in state prison Monday for sexually assaulting a child.

Criminal justice reforms stall in a liberal capital: New York

NEW YORK

Criminal justice reforms stall in a liberal capital: New York

As a growing list of police departments are being rebuked for unconstitutional practices, some leaders in Albany and at City Hall in New York City have embraced the mantle of progressive criminal justice reform. But they have stopped short of enshrining broad change in law.

Fugitive nearly evades police using 'Hollywood quality' disguise

Fugitive nearly evades police using 'Hollywood quality' disguise

A fugitive in Massachusetts almost escaped the police - but not in a usual way like hiding or taking hostages.

ALBANY

Albany police investigating Ontario Street shooting

Albany police are investigating a shooting that occurred on Ontario Street.

Two victims’ estates sue convicted driver in Duanesburg crash

DUANESBURG

Two victims’ estates sue convicted driver in Duanesburg crash

Two lawsuits have now been filed related to the crash last year that killed three members of the same family and sent the impaired driver who caused it to prison.

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