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ALBANY

Albany man gets four years in prison on drug charge

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

An Albany man received more than four years in federal prison Thursday for importing the drug ethylone into the United States, federal prosecutors said.
 
Milton man charged with vehicular assault
MILTON

Milton man charged with vehicular assault

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

A Milton man faces a vehicular assault charge for allegedly going around a roundabout the wrong way and hitting another vehicle last Sunday, state police said.
 
King, ex-N.Y. ed chief, nominated to lead U.S. department

King, ex-N.Y. ed chief, nominated to lead U.S. department

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
John B. King Jr., former education commissioner in New York state, has been nominated by President Obama to officially lead the U.S. Department of Education, where he has served as acting secretary since the start of the year.
 
Police search for motive in Colonie officer's murder-suicide
COLONIE

Police search for motive in Colonie officer's murder-suicide

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
Colonie police officer Israel Roman shot his wife and son to death before setting their Latham house on fire and committing suicide, according to police, who are still looking for a motive.
 
Man admits guilt in Schenectady killing
SCHENECTADY

Man admits guilt in Schenectady killing

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
Jonathan Monforte killed Kusaan Tolliver last July in retaliation for an earlier altercation, prosecutors said Thursday.
 
Man with criminal history accused of burglary in Wilton
WILTON

Man with criminal history accused of burglary in Wilton

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
A Greene County man with a lengthy history of committing break-ins has been indicted on a burglary charge after being arrested in a Wilton apartment complex last week.
 
USOC trying to reassure athletes about Zika as Games approach

USOC trying to reassure athletes about Zika as Games approach

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
With some 500 U.S. athletes set to travel into the epicenter of the Zika virus outbreak in less than six months for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the USOC is trying quell hysteria over a rapidly spreading disease.

 
Killer in Schenectady gets 25 years to life in emotional sentencing
SCHENECTADY

Killer in Schenectady gets 25 years to life in emotional sentencing

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
George Lloyd III's father found himself nearly speechless this afternoon. Lloyd's cousin was not.
 
Blast of cold on the way in Capital Region

Blast of cold on the way in Capital Region

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
People who have lamented the absence of an “old-fashioned winter” finally will get a chance to celebrate.
 
WINU-FM to carry Mets

WINU-FM to carry Mets

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
For the first time since the 2011 season, New York Mets fans in the Capital Region will be able to listen to their team again on the radio.
 
DEC: 2 companies liable for water contamination in Hoosick Falls area
HOOSICK FALLS

DEC: 2 companies liable for water contamination in Hoosick Falls area

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
The state DEC today identified Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International as being responsible for ground-water contamination in the Hoosick Falls area.
 
3 Oregon standoff militants surrender, but fourth refuses

3 Oregon standoff militants surrender, but fourth refuses

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
Three of the last four holdouts in the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon surrendered peacefully Thursday morning, 40 days after the standoff began, but the fourth, repeatedly saying “liberty or death,” said he would not give in. He said he was feeling suicidal.
 
Husband charged in Gloversville slaying
GLOVERSVILLE

Husband charged in Gloversville slaying

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
With one man in custody, charged with murder, police in Gloversville are continuing to search for another person, as well as a weapon.
 
'Ziggy Stardust' documentary screening at Proctors
SCHENECTADY

'Ziggy Stardust' documentary screening at Proctors

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
Proctors in Schenectady will salute David Bowie with a showing of the rare concert film “Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture” on Friday, Feb. 19.
 
How your new toy drone could upset the aviation world
WASHINGTON

How your new toy drone could upset the aviation world

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
On a Saturday night in early December, Chinese exchange student Owen Ouyang went out to the front yard of his Martinez, Calif., home and launched a sleek new drone he had recently bought for about $1,000.
 
 

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