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Fire investigators rely on chemistry, detective work — and lots of patience
CAPITAL REGION

Fire investigators rely on chemistry, detective work — and lots of patience

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Determining a fire’s origin and cause is a painstaking process that involves chemistry, detective work and patience. Often, as in the case of the recent Jay Street apartment fire in Schenectady, the process can take weeks.
 
Early-morning fire hits Albany Street apartment building
SCHENECTADY

Early-morning fire hits Albany Street apartment building

Saturday, March 28, 2015
A 48-unit apartment building on Albany Street was hit by fire early this morning, forcing residents out into the cold morning.
 
Damage from Jay Street fire will keep three businesses closed
SCHENECTADY

Damage from Jay Street fire will keep three businesses closed

Saturday, March 28, 2015
The buildings on both sides of the destroyed 100-102 and 104 Jay St. are in need of rehabilitation, forcing three businesses to keep their doors closed three weeks after the fatal fire.
 
Schenectady police face abuse suit from Union student
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady police face abuse suit from Union student

Friday, March 27, 2015
The Union College student whose face was seen bloodied after his arrest during last year’s rowdy celebration of the school’s national hockey championship has formally filed a lawsuit against the city.
 
They're back: Fake codes postcards in Saratoga
SARATOGA SPRINGS

They're back: Fake codes postcards in Saratoga

Friday, March 27, 2015
A Geyser Crest resident has been arrested for the second time within barely six months for allegedly sending postcards to local residents that claim to be from the city’s code enforcement office, telling them to correct code issues.
 
MILTON

Milton woman accused of selling cocaine

Friday, March 27, 2015

A local woman was arrested Friday on two felony charges of possessing and selling crack cocaine, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department said.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Family of Albany man shot by cop files notice of claim

Friday, March 27, 2015
A lengthy police chase that ended in Rotterdam with a sword-wielding suspect shot by a state trooper could soon result in a lawsuit.
 
Mom accused of assaulting dad's new girlfriend at Rotterdam Wal-Mart
ROTTERDAM

Mom accused of assaulting dad's new girlfriend at Rotterdam Wal-Mart

Friday, March 27, 2015
A 23-year-old woman was assaulted by her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend at Wal-Mart on Altamont Avenue in Rotterdam on Friday afternoon, according to police.
 
Gloversville man faces child pornography charge
GLOVERSVILLE

Gloversville man faces child pornography charge

Friday, March 27, 2015

A Gloversville man was arrested on child pornography charges following an investigation by city police and the State Police Computer Crimes Unit.
 
Halfmoon man indicted in dog-burning incident
BALLSTON SPA

Halfmoon man indicted in dog-burning incident

Friday, March 27, 2015
A 20-year-old Halfmoon man arrested in February on charges of burning a friend’s dog has been indicted on a felony animal cruelty charge.
 
Two-time Amsterdam sex offender sentenced to 10 years
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Two-time Amsterdam sex offender sentenced to 10 years

Friday, March 27, 2015
A two-time Amsterdam sex offender was sentenced Friday to 10 years in state prison in connection with his second child molestation conviction.
 
Health aide accused of stealing $88G from Clifton Park client
CLIFTON PARK

Health aide accused of stealing $88G from Clifton Park client

Thursday, March 26, 2015
State police say a Colonie woman stole $88,000 from a client she was caring for as a home health aide.
 
HALFMOON

Accidental shot leads to arrest in Halfmoon

Thursday, March 26, 2015
A Halfmoon man was charged with felony possession of a firearm after an incident Wednesday at the Mohawk Terrace Apartments on Crescent Road, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office said.
 
SCHENECTADY

11 arrested on drug, weapons charges in Sch'dy area

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Eleven people were arrested Thursday on charges of selling crack cocaine and guns in the Schenectady area.
 
Victim of Jay Street fire shares tale of terror
SCHENECTADY

Victim of Jay Street fire shares tale of terror

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Ron Crandall said doctors told him he is healing well, but physical therapy would be a long process.
 
 

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