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Nunes sentenced in 2015 murder of Schenectady man

SCHENECTADY

Nunes sentenced in 2015 murder of Schenectady man

Carlson Nunes, the man convicted in the February 2015 killing of Carlos Figueroa in Schenectady, received 22 years to life at a sentencing this morning marked by emotional statements from the victim’s family.

Suspended Schenectady cop back on payroll

SCHENECTADY

Suspended Schenectady cop back on payroll

Schenectady police officer Aaron Zampella, who was charged last month with fleeing a fellow officer during a traffic stop in the city, is scheduled to appear back in court on Friday.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady woman: Scammer sought $3,000, threatened arrest

The U.S. Treasury Department recently warned people to remain on alert for phone scammers claiming to be government representatives, and a Schenectady woman on Monday said she fended off just such a scammer.

Man sentenced in Schenectady murder case now faces perjury charges

SCHENECTADY

Man sentenced in Schenectady murder case now faces perjury charges


A man involved in the robbery that led to a man’s death on Paige Street over a year ago now faces multiple perjury charges, accused of lying to the jury hearing the murder case.

Trial of Safyre’s mom delayed

SCHENECTADY

Trial of Safyre’s mom delayed


The perjury trial of Safyre Terry’s biological mother has been pushed off again, this time after prosecutors filed a new perjury indictment against her earlier this month.

Fast-moving brush fire out, Schdy firefighters say

SCHENECTADY

Fast-moving brush fire out, Schdy firefighters say

Schenectady firefighters battled a brush fire for hours off Libby Avenue on Sunday evening.

SCHENECTADY

Man found dead in parked car in Schenectady

City police are investigating the unattended death of a man found in a car on Maple Avenue this morning.

Sunday's fire on Hamilton Hill called suspicious

SCHENECTADY

Sunday's fire on Hamilton Hill called suspicious

The fire that destroyed a vacant home in Hamilton Hill on Sunday is considered suspicious, according to Schenectady Assistant Fire Chief Mike Gillespie.

Schenectady Little League season opener draws a crowd

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Little League season opener draws a crowd

Schenectady Little League President Ryan Pezzano isn’t worried about when he’s going to see the next Jim Barbieri or Billy Connors. He just wants to see kids playing baseball and having fun.

How 50,000 cans and bottles a day get smashed

GLENVILLE

How 50,000 cans and bottles a day get smashed

You’d think smashing, puncturing and flattening 50,000 cans and bottles a day would be a noisy proposition.

NISKAYUNA

Alert Niskayuna residents retrieve stolen purse

Burglary suspect arrested

CAPITAL REGION

Slate of candidates set for upcoming vote

Some school voters in and around Schenectady County will have more choices than others when they go to vote for school board members next month.

Schenectady man shot in torso, expected to survive

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady man shot in torso, expected to survive

A 24-year-old city resident was shot in the torso Sunday afternoon and later underwent emergency surgery for what was considered a non-life-threatening wound.

Regents introduce research workgroup

A new workgroup has been tasked with studying the research behind testing, teacher evaluations and more.

Canal system to open April 27, four days early

ALBANY

Canal system to open April 27, four days early

The New York State Canal System will open at 7 a.m. Wednesday, four days earlier than originally scheduled.

Schenectady, Niskayuna, BH-BL music programs honored

CAPITAL REGION

Schenectady, Niskayuna, BH-BL music programs honored


The Schenectady, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Niskayuna school districts have all been recognized for excellence in music education.

Copter gives unique view of new projects, old favorites

SCHENECTADY & AMSTERDAM

Copter gives unique view of new projects, old favorites

From the air, everything looks different. On Thursday, Gazette photographer Marc Schultz and I took a helicopter ride to get an aerial view of ongoing projects and popular sites in Schenectady as well as Amsterdam.

Albany students raise funds for well in honor of slain Schenectady nun

ALBANY

Albany students raise funds for well in honor of slain Schenectady nun

The late Mary Stella Greco spent her life helping others around the world through missionary work and monetary donations. The kids at Albany's Pine Hills Elementary are continuing that legacy by raising money for wells in Tanzania.

Schenectady man arrested for online chats with teen

GUILDERLAND

Schenectady man arrested for online chats with teen

A Schenectady man was arrested by Guilderland police Friday on charges that he engaged in sexually oriented online chats with a 15-year-old Guilderland girl.

Something's brewing in SCCC classroom

SCHENECTADY

Something's brewing in SCCC classroom


There aren’t many places where it’s appropriate to drink beer at 9:30 a.m., but for a class of Schenectady County Community College students on Friday morning, they were in one of those places.

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