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Families come together to seek alligator gar in Central Park

SCHENECTADY

Families come together to seek alligator gar in Central Park

A lot of people — many coming with their families — have traveled to Central Park in recent days as word of the ancient and invasive fish’s presence spread, along with word a $100 city-offered reward for its capture.

ALBANY

Officer finds narcotics in tomato sauce cans

A corrections officer found narcotics hidden in tomato sauce at Cayuga Correctional Facility Monday, a New York State Correctional Officers Police Benevolent Associations press release said.

UPDATED: 5 arrested after fatal Lake George boat crash

LAKE GEORGE

UPDATED: 5 arrested after fatal Lake George boat crash

Boat operator Alex West and four other people were arrested this afternoon in connection with Monday night's fatal boat crash on Lake George.

Saratoga Springs officer on horse makes coffee run

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs officer on horse makes coffee run

A Saratoga Springs police officer went through a Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru with his partner Wednesday. His partner is a horse, of course.

Niskayuna house may go on state, national historic registers

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna house may go on state, national historic registers

The James M. and Eleanor Lafferty House of Niskayuna was recommended by the New York State Board for Historic Preservation to be listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Schenectady murderer sees his appeal rejected

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady murderer sees his appeal rejected

James Wells' conviction and sentence for killing 15-year-old Eddie Stanley in 2011 was unanimously upheld in a state appeals court on Thursday.

Schoharie County Sunshine Fairgrounds ready for fair

COBLESKILL

Schoharie County Sunshine Fairgrounds ready for fair

The Schoharie County Sunshine Fairgrounds are more jam-packed than ever this year with old traditions and new attractions, according to fair president Doug Cater.

Bypass expected to end ongoing Amsterdam sewage leakage

AMSTERDAM

Bypass expected to end ongoing Amsterdam sewage leakage

Amsterdam Mayor Michael Villa said crews expected to have the sewer line leak on Forest Avenue fixed by Thursday evening.

Saratoga Rowing Association unveils regatta headquarters

SARATOGA LAKE

Saratoga Rowing Association unveils regatta headquarters

The Saratoga Rowing Association has been producing championship rowing teams for years, and now has an administrative home that lives up to its reputation.

Undersized lobsters seized from Price Chopper

ROTTERDAM

Undersized lobsters seized from Price Chopper

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has seized more than $7,000 worth of lobsters from Price Chopper because they were undersized and violated standards created to protect the wild population.

MALTA

Man allegedly burglarized neighbor

A 20-year-old Malta man was arrested on a burglary charge Wednesday for allegedly breaking into a neighbor’s home, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office said.

Alligator gar evades fishermen in Schenectady pond

SCHENECTADY

Alligator gar evades fishermen in Schenectady pond

A rare fish has garnered droves of hopeful anglers and curious onlookers to Central Park’s Iroquois Lake.

SCHENECTADY

Police: Schenectady drug bust yields heroin, arrests

About 100 bags of heroin were found and five people were arrested early Thursday morning as part of a drug bust in Schenectady, police said.

Trio charged with burglary in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM

Trio charged with burglary in Rotterdam

Three people were arrested Wednesday on burglary charges after taking property from a home on Helderberg Avenue in Rotterdam.

Ferrari named Schenectady finance commissioner

SCHENECTADY

Ferrari named Schenectady finance commissioner

Mayor Gary McCarthy appointed Deputy Finance Commissioner Anthony Ferrari as Commissioner of Finance.

Ex-highway chief's DWI case moved out of Duanesburg Town Court

DUANESBURG

Ex-highway chief's DWI case moved out of Duanesburg Town Court

A former Duanesburg highway superintendent will have to wait for his day in court on a drunken driving charge, as the judge in the case recused herself on Wednesday.

Fishermen reporting double trouble: 2 gar in Iroquois Lake

SCHENECTADY

Fishermen reporting double trouble: 2 gar in Iroquois Lake

“I just want to catch it and cross it off my bucket list,” 14-year-old Nathan Holt said of the alligator gar reportedly residing in Schenectady's Iroquois Lake.

Safyre Terry tours police, fire stations with message of thanks

CAPITAL REGION

Safyre Terry tours police, fire stations with message of thanks

Young Safyre Terry not only looked the part sitting in the front seat of an Amsterdam firetruck, but she sort of sounded the part, too, a fire official recalled Wednesday.

Future and former racehorses on view at Saturday’s farm tour

Future and former racehorses on view at Saturday’s farm tour

Some horses are too young for the big show on Union Avenue. And others have already done their share. Those two groups will be available for photo opportunities Saturday, during the 2016 Saratoga County Horse Farm Tour.

ROTTERDAM

Man hacked hole in wall, stole alcohol and food, Rotterdam police say

A 37-year-old Schenectady man was arrested in connection with a July 11 burglary at Johnny C’s Restaurant on Altamont Avenue, according to Rotterdam police.

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