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High speed chase ends with officers saving infant’s life on side of Amsterdam road

“I thought the worst of the worst when I heard this, because I heard screaming on the radios,” said Police Chief Gregory Culick.


Police: Volunteer stole more than $3K from Scotia-Glenville youth league

GLENVILLE - A volunteer with a Scotia-Glenville youth league stole more than $3,000 from the group by running up charges on the league's credit card, police said.

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-08-19 00:00:00

Troopers: Amsterdam councilman paid women to dance, show off breasts

Sworn depositions given by three people accuse Fourth Ward Alderman Rodney Wojnar of hiring two different women, at various times, to perform strip dances for him before allowing him to touch their breasts and then allowing him to punch them repeatedly in the stomach.


DA: Gloversville sex offender convicted of sexually abusing child

Robert J. Velett, 44, of Gloversville, was found guilty of one count of first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-08-19 00:00:00

Teen seriously injured in crash on Charlton Road in Glenville

GLENVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A 17-year-old male teen was seriously injured in a crash on Charlton Road in Glenville Friday night, police say.

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-08-18 10:05:22

Schenectady man sentenced in federal gun case

Shaiquan Wright, 22,admitted in Marchthat he possessed a Raven Arms MP-25 pistol while walking near the corner of Albany Street and Germania Avenue in Schenectady on Sept. 28.

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-08-19 00:00:00

BH-BL student killed in Glenville crash

Deacon Martucci, 16, of Glenville, was transported following the approximately 10 p.m. crash to Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, where the teen died from his injuries.Martucci was the driver and lone occupant of the 2013 Jeep Wrangler, which was travelling east on Charlton Road when it crossed the cen


Glenville Police investigating fatal accident

Police say the vehicle lost control and struck several trees. The driver was the only person in the car.He was transported to Ellis Hospital where he later died.Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be involved.


BHBL student killed in one-car crash

BURNT HILLS, N.Y. >> A one-car rollover crash late Friday has taken the life of a 16-year-old BHBL High School student, according to media reports.

SARATOGIAN - 2018-08-18 19:12:15

Man found guilty of sexual abuse

Robert J. Velett, 44, of 22 E Fulton St., was found guilty by a jury of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D violent felony; and endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor.


Police: Glenville woman accused of taking thousands from youth football league

GLENVILLE, NY (WRGB) Police have arrested a 45 year old Glenville woman, accused of using football league funds for personal use.


Saratoga Springs City Hall damaged by fire

It was unclear when the building would re-open, and a City Council meeting planned for Monday has been moved to the recreation center on Jefferson Street, theTimes Unionreported.

POST-STAR - 2018-08-18 10:22:00

Update: Goldstock's permanently closed

A view of Goldstock's Sporting Goods store on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Glenville, N.Y. The store has been closed by the owners. (Paul Buckowski/Times Union)


Police: Mother wrapped dead baby in plastic bags, hid him behind home

In documents filed in City Court, police accuse the 38-year-old woman of being too incapacitated by heroin to care for the baby during his final days. Police have not said when the boy died but court documents say the drug use occurred between July 17, the last day police and relatives say the baby


Bail reduced for man facing sex trafficking charge

James L. Williams, 35, of 260 North Pearl St. Apt. 6A, Albany, appeared Thursday afternoon before Amsterdam City Court Judge Lisa Lorman. Williams was charged last month with sex trafficking, a Class B felony.


Victim of Sunday’s fire succumbs to her injuries

The Gloversville Fire Department today reported in a news release, Bonnie Bunn, 70, formerly of 105 N. Arlington Ave., died Monday evening at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, where she was being treated for severe burns.


State Police: Cobleskill woman accused of hosting underage party

COBLESKILL, NY (WRGB) State Police say they have arrested a 53 year old Cobleskill woman, accused of hosting an underage party.


Plug Power keeps eye on future with Clifton Park facility

Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh, center, speaks at the opening of their new warehouse and fuel cells assembly facility Friday August 16, 2018 in Clifton Park, NY. (John Carl D'Annibale/Times Union)


Amsterdam unveils the 'Take Me Home' program

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (WRGB) - The City of Amsterdam rolled out a new program on Tuesday to help people with autism, disabilities and Alzheimer's disease.


Plug Power to Add 38,400 Square Foot Facility in New York

Plug Power, Inc.(PLUG-Free Report) has announced to open a new manufacturing facility at Clifton Park, NY with an area of 38,400 square foot. The company is witnessing strong growth in revenues from the core market and in order to meet increasing demand for hydrogen fuel cell, it has undertaken an e