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Jury acquits Albany man of stabbing

Jorge Obregon-Castro testified that he acted in self defense and jurors side with him, public defender's office says ALBANY - A jury acquitted a 23-year-old city man who authorities accused of repeatedly stabbing a 27-year-old man while yelling "I'm going to kill you." Jorge Obregon-Castro told juro

TIMES UNION

Police: Quail Street robbery prompts alert to UAlbany Students

ALBANY, N Y (WRGB) Albany Police say they are investigating a robbery on Quail Street. Police say a man held up a convenience store on Quail Street just before 2:20 on Thursday. Investigators say the man was wearing a black mast and displayed a handgun to the clerk. The clerk cooperated and the susp

WRGB - 2018-01-18 16:02:22

Albany mayor envisions revitalization at the neighborhood level

ALBANY - Echoing themes from her swearing-in ceremony on New Year's Day, Mayor Kathy Sheehan laid out a list of accomplishments over the last couple of years and a vision for the city that she described as powerful if not "sexy," in her annual State of the City address to the Albany Common Council.

TIMES UNION - 2018-01-18 20:38:30

Albany mayor looks for state help closing $12.5 million budget hole

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is speaking with NewsChannel 13 about her hopes for the upcoming year. It comes as she prepared to deliver her State of the City address on Thursday evening. Albany city officials will be returning to the state Capitol again this year asking for help to close a $12.5 milli

WNYT - 2018-01-19 03:21:00

Community calls for change after officer-involved shootings in Troy

Edson Thevenin was shot and killed by a Troy officer in April 2016 (L). Dahmeek McDonald was unarmed when he was shot by Troy police in August 2017 (R). TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Troy police, the Troy mayor, and the Rensselaer County district attorney are under fire by their community about the way th

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-01-19 02:54:28

Police: Alcohol may have contributed to Route 7 crash

carvstractor.PNG NISKAYUNA -- Police say alcohol may have been a factor in a crash on Route 7 early Wednesday night. They say a woman driving a car collided with a man driving a tractor with a plow on the front. It happened near Rosendale Road, just before 7 p.m. Investigators say the driver of the

WRGB - 2018-01-17 23:03:41

Protesters in Troy push for changes in wake of AG's report on fatal shooting

TROY, N.Y. >> More than a dozen concerned citizens gathered on a stage at The Sanctuary for Independent Media on Thursday night, only a couple of days after the state Attorney General's Office issued a report ripping the conduct of the Troy Police Department in the fatal shooting of Edson Thevenin.

TROY RECORD - 2018-01-18 05:00:00

15 months and $15 million: Albany Marriott completes renovations

The Albany Marriott hotel, with new guest rooms, fitness center, a brighter lobby, and other improvements, held its grand opening Thursday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours. The 32-year-old hotel launched its $15 million renovation project in October 2016, replacing furnishings and

TIMES UNION - 2018-01-18 16:21:02

BREAKING: Man Charged with Strangulation, Simple Assault After Incident at Reynoldsville Motel

REYNOLDSVILLE - Eric Paul Lathrop, 33, (hometown not given), is facing charges of strangulation, simple assault and harassment. State police at DuBois say the charges stem from an incident that occurred at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Pinecrest Motel in Reynoldsville. According to state police, Lathrop a

GANT DAILY - 2018-01-18 13:08:13

Evacuations Begin Along Kiski River Due To Ice Jam Flooding Concerns

LEECHBURG (KDKA) - Armstrong County 911 reported late Thursday night that about 65 people were evacuated from the Leechburg area because of flooding problems. The concern focuses on the massive ice jam on the Kiski River. Like the weather itself, ice jams are unpredictable and no one can say specifi

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-01-18 23:30:17

Police: Johnstown man facing rape, sexual assault charges

A Johnstown man is facing rape and sexual assault charges after an incident Wednesday involving a woman. (WJAC) JOHNSTOWN - A Johnstown man is facing rape and sexual assault charges after an incident Wednesday involving a woman. Nigel Beaton, 42, of the 600 block of Sherman Street, is also charged w

WJAC TV - 2018-01-18 12:54:52

Homicide hearing postponed; City man accused of 'brutal, violent assault'

Larry Benefield Fason Jr., 55, of Messenger Street, has been charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault after the body of Angela Lunn, 32, of Hornerstown, was found on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.Submitted photo A Johnstown man accused of killing a woman in November 2017 and dumping her body in

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-01-19 03:55:00

Kiski River rising causing voluntary evacuations

Voluntary evacuations have been issued for some Kiski River communities. Elmer Dick lives in Hyde Park and has decided to stay put during the evacuations, but he's worried about his home. He said, "It's the highest I've seen it. I've lived here 14 years." He lives near Enterprise Way with his wife

WTAE.COM - 2018-01-19 04:23:00

Alleged drug dealer charged with rape

An alleged drug dealer was jailed Wednesday, accused of raping a woman after giving her heroin, Johnstown police allege. City police charged Nigel Cecil Beaton, 42, of the 600 block of Sherman Street, with two counts each of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault and aggravated

TRIBDEM.COM - 2018-01-18 17:13:00

One arrested, another accused of passing counterfeit cash

Police have one person in custody and are looking for another, accused of passing fake cash in Westmoreland County. The fake $100 bills were stamped with the words "motion picture use only." Pennsylvania State Police said the couple is accused of hitting three different stores across two counties l

WPXI - 2018-01-18 23:32:12

H.S. Roundup: Windber honors longtime principal

Windber High School honored a longtime administrator before Thursday's boys basketball game, dedicating Virgil R. Palumbo Plaza at the high school gym. WINDBER -- Windber High School honored a longtime administrator before Thursday's boys basketball game, dedicating Virgil R. Palumbo Plaza at the hi

WJAC TV - 2018-01-18 23:19:13

Mahoning County Grand Jury indicts 12

A Mahoning County grand jury Thursday indicted 12 people, including Brandon Jones, 26, of McGuffey Road, Lowellville, on two counts of burglary, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of abduction, criminal damage or endangering and intimidation of a witness. Jones was found hiding in a closet in an

VINDY.COM - 2018-01-19 00:01:00

Jury finds man not guilty of 2015 Youngstown murder

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) - A jury found a man accused of a Youngstown murder in 2015 not guilty of the charge. Closing arguments began Tuesday in the case against Desmond Kimbrough, and the jury returned a verdict on Wednesday morning. Kimbrough was accused of shooting and killing Christopher Anderso

WYTV.COM - 2018-01-17 16:44:58

Congressman expects Youngstown businessman to be released from jail soon

The Department of Homeland Security will research Al Adi's case and eventually recommend whether he should be allowed to stay in the United States WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBN) - Thanks to new progress in his case, the Youngstown businessman arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Tuesday

27 FIRST NEWS - 2018-01-19 00:44:34

Community fighting for Youngstown business owner's release

A Youngstown businessman is still behind bars, waiting to learn if and when he will be deported. But his family and the community are still showing signs of support. Amer "Al" Adi Othman was arrested Tuesday morning, during a check-in with immigration officials following a stay of deportation. Sin

WFMJ.COM - 2018-01-18 01:49:00