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Man holed up in Lark St. apartment, taken into custody

Times Union feed - 10 hours 22 min ago

ALBANY — A man spent several hours Monday evening holed up in an apartment at 191 Lark St. before being taken into custody by police without incident.

Lawyer: Man had no gun in shooting

Times Union feed - 10 hours 22 min ago
Troy The attorney for a 22-year-old man who was shot and injured by Troy police during a traffic stop last week said his client was not armed at the time of the incident. Mark S. Mishler, who is representing Dahmeek McDonald and his family, also sent a letter Monday to Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove demanding that Abelove recuse his office from overseeing the investigation into the shooting, including any review of the case by a grand jury. Mishler said he made the request in part because Abelove is the target of an ongoing investigation by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Nassau man pleads guilty to purposely hitting dog with truck

Times Union feed - 10 hours 22 min ago

A Nassau man pleaded guilty Monday to intentionally running over a 10-month-old dog in October in Stephentown, according to Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove.

Legislation gives Hoosick Falls time to roll over loan for PFOA pollution costs

Times Union feed - 10 hours 22 min ago

The village stricken with contaminated water has been granted a reprieve from the immediate financial effects associated with Hoosick Falls' officials dealing with the polluted water supplies.

Following rock fall, Indian Ladder trail remains closed

Times Union feed - 10 hours 22 min ago

NEW SCOTLAND — Almost two months after a woman was hit and injured by a falling rock there, the Indian Ladder Trail at Thacher State Park remains closed as officials work to ensure that doesn't happen again.

NYRA, Gaming Commission, horsemen roll out added safety measures

Times Union feed - 10 hours 22 min ago

New York's thoroughbred racing industry and its regulators on Monday rolled out new safety requirements to guard against horse injuries and death.

12 years in prison for Ballston Spa woman for break-in at Milton home

Times Union feed - 10 hours 22 min ago

BALLSTON SPA - A 52-year-old Ballston Spa woman who was considered the ringleader in a drug-related home invasion in Milton has been sentenced Monday in Saratoga County Court to 12 years in prison.

Laurie M. Cannelli, also known as Laurie M. Kelleher, of 425 Franklin Plaza, was sentenced for her role in breaking into a home on March 10. She and her three co-conspirators, Timothy and Linda Sims and Arthur Brust Jr., entered the home with an intent to assault the resident who sustained physical injury.

Police: Recovered handguns leads to several charges for 2 Albany men

Times Union feed - 10 hours 22 min ago

Two city men are facing several charges after Albany police recovered two weapons during separate incidents over the weekend.

Another ethics complaint in Milton town supervisor race

Times Union feed - 10 hours 22 min ago

MILTON - The public bickering among Milton Republicans continued this week with the filing of yet another ethic complaint against a candidate for town Supervisor.

Town board member Scott Ostrander, who is the Republican Committee's pick for town supervisor, is the subject of a complaint lodged by John Olenik, a former committee member. He contends Ostrander violated the ethics code when he used town property for an Aug. 9 press conference.

Trekonderoga convention this weekend in Ticonderoga

Times Union feed - 10 hours 22 min ago

TICONDEROGA — Expect a large influx of "Star Trek" fans this weekend for the annual Trekonderoga convention.

The "Star Trek" set of the U.S.S. Enterprise, officially sanctioned by CBS, is in Ticonderoga and it's open for tours. The Desilu set for the original run of "Star Trek" was painstakingly recreated from the actual blueprints in an old supermarket downtown in the Warren County village.

'Ugly' produce finds home at Price Chopper, Market 32

Times Union feed - 10 hours 22 min ago

Some Price Chopper and Market 32 stores will be selling a discounted brand of visually "imperfect" produce.

Minnesota-based Hy-Vee will sell its Misfits brand at 15 stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The brand claims that while about 20 percent of produce fails appearance standards for grocery chains, it is nutritionally identical.

Judge won't erase charges in fatal Schenectady blaze

Times Union feed - 10 hours 22 min ago

SCHENECTADY — The case against a city code enforcement officer accused of failing to inspect the fire alarm panel in an apartment building where four people died in 2015 is headed to trial.

Schenectady County Judge Matthew Sypniewski set a date for pretrial hearings after rejecting Kenneth Tyree's motion to throw out criminal charges lodged against him by a grand jury in connection with the fire at a high-rise building on Jay Street.

 

Veteran Assemblyman Denny Farrell to resign Sept. 5

Times Union feed - 10 hours 22 min ago

ALBANY — State Assemblyman Herman "Denny" Farrell, the powerful chair of the Ways and Means Committee, will retire from his seat in the chamber effective Sept. 5.

Photo shows decay of Albany authority building

Times Union feed - 10 hours 22 min ago

ALBANY − While the Albany Convention Center Authority recently described the red 'x's placed on its vacant E-Comm buildings as simply a labeling designation for public safety officials, a recent photograph taken from above appears to show the roof of 6 E-Comm Square has caved-in.

20 things you don't know about me: Paul Vandenburgh

Times Union feed - 10 hours 22 min ago

If you live in the Capital Region you've most likely heard — or heard of — Paul Vandenburgh.

The talk radio host started on air in 1986 at WWCN and now says he proudly holds the title of longest-running morning show host in the Capital District.

Rapp Road reunion celebrates family, history and new sign

Times Union feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 03:21

In most ways, the family reunion held on Rapp Road this past weekend was pretty typical for a festive summer get-together -- food, laughter, more food, more laughter.

But the mass of relatives congregating in the sunshine represented multiple families going back multiple generations -- all the way to the 1930s and 1940s, when Rapp Road was first settled along Albany's Pine Bush by African-American families who had moved to the South End during the Great Migration. And the history they celebrated was marked, on Sunday evening, with the unveiling of a sign officially designating the neighborhood's inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

Car crashes into home in Coeymans

Times Union feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 03:21

COEYMANS - A car crashed into a home on Saturday, Coeymans Police Department confirmed.

In Mechanicville, complaints about the water continue

Times Union feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 03:21

MECHANICVILLE - The 16-day boil water notice was lifted last Friday.

Despite state Health Department and the city official's reassurance, some city residents are still not drinking the water. That's because the liquid running from taps in their homes still looks brown and spews a marshy odor.

$3.53 million plan would alleviate Maltaville's water woes

Times Union feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 03:21

MALTA - For years, Maltaville residents have put up with discolored and foul-smelling water from wells that also easily run dry. Calling it a crisis, Malta Supervisor Vince DeLucia made it a town priority to come up with a plan to alleviate the hamlet's water woes.

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