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Polio-like illness suspected in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - The New York State Department of Health confirms another suspected case of a mystery virus that may cause paralysis in children. DOH says there are now five total suspected cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) in New York outside of the city. Health officials are warning paren

WRGB - 2018-10-22 23:22:49

30 charged in upstate drug ring operating out of Albany

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say more than two dozen people have been arrested in connection with the takedown of a major drug ring in eastern New York.New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announces Tuesday that 30 people have been charged in 205-count indictment alleging that th

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-10-23 17:39:45

Amsterdam Rec hosting youth hoop

The registration fee for the mini ballers program will be $25 and for the first- through eighth-grade program, the fee will be $60 per player, with a cap of $90 per family.


30 people arrested in major Capital Region drug ring

October 23, 2018 12:08 PMThirty people are being arraigned over two days, all allegedly a part of a major drug ring that operated in counties all across the Capital Region.Three people have been arraigned so far in Saratoga County Court. NewsChannel 13 has learned nine people will be arraigned Tuesd

WNYT - 2018-10-23 00:00:00

Man accused of smiling during shooting found not guilty

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) — A jury has found a New York man not guilty of attempted murder in connection with a shooting that left another man partially paralyzed.The jury's verdict Monday provided minor relief for 25-year-old Joey Castro, as jurors found him guilty of assault and weapons charges that

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-10-23 15:02:26

Man arrested in double Schenectady stabbing

SCHENECTADY - A city man stabbed two people with a knife this past weekend, sending both to Albany Medical Center, authorities said.

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-10-23 00:00:00

Car crashes into pole in Schenectady

The crash happened MondayThe driver of this car struck a utility pole at Albany and Bigelow streets in SchenectadyPhotographer: Peter R. Barber/Gazette PhotographerSCHENECTADY - A car struck a pole Monday on Albany Street in Schenectady, shutting down a block for a time for repaired that pole and an

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-10-23 00:00:00

Video shows police officer hitting 14-year-old girl twice after she’s pinned to the ground

A viral video of a police officer hitting a 14-year-old girl during an arrest has caused outrage in a Florida community.The video — posted to Instagram on Friday — shows a girl being held down by two officers, one man and one woman. The male officer hits the girl in the side twice as he holds her sh

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2018-10-22 12:50:00

Two arrested for alleged crack cocaine sales, possession

QUEENSBURY — Two people were arrested Friday in connection with the sale and possession of crack cocaine in Queensbury, according to the Warren County Sheriff's Office.Georgio A. White, 30, of Albany, was charged with felony counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession o

POST-STAR - 2018-10-22 19:37:00

NY man facing animal cruelty charges after troopers find 27 dead cows

EDMESTON, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A New York man is facing more than two dozen charges of animal cruelty. Police say they were called to check on the welfare of several animals at a rented dairy farm on Route 20 in Edmeston. When troopers inspected the barn, they say they found 27 dead cow carcasses and se

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-10-22 13:24:32

Amsterdam Town Board sets hearing for proposed budget

Town of Amsterdam Supervisor Thomas DiMezza speaks during the town board’s meeting Wednesday. That night, board members set a Nov. 28 public hearing for the town’s proposed 2019 budget, totaling $3.85 million.


Officer cleared in charges for man who died in police custody

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - NY Attorney General Barbara Underwood released video and a report on the death of Andrew Kearse, a man who stopped breathing while in Schenectady Police custody. Andrew Kearse was pulled over for a traffic violation by Schenectady Police in May of 2017. Kearse had a warr

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-10-22 03:15:20

30 hospitalized after floor collapses during party

CLEMSON, SC (WSPA) - 30 people were taken to the hospital Sunday morning after a floor collapsed during a party at an apartment complex near Clemson University in South Carolina. It happened around 12:30 am at The Woodlands Apartments on Old Greenville Highway. According to Clemson City Police Depar


Family forced from their home following demolition

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Years after a fire burned down the building next door, the city of Albany is deeming a family's home unsafe. And the family had to get out in a matter of hours. The city of Albany was demolishing a house damaged by a fire 18 years ago, when crews noticed a wall it shared with


Man found dead after falling into Mohawk River

ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Authorities located the body of a man in the Mohawk River in Schenectady County. He's been identified as 55 year old Kevin Straut from Glenville. Rotterdam police said they received a call from Glenville Police Department to assist in the search of a missing man. Straut's


Body Pulled From Mohawk River

A man's body was pulled from the Mohawk River this afternoon. Investigators say 55-year-old Kevin Straut was fishing last night near Lock 9 in Rotterdam Junction. His family called police this morning when he didn't come home. Glenville Police found his vehicle, then brought in Rotterdam police and


Rensselaer man sentenced to 13 years in prison for his guilty plea to robbery

TROY, N.Y. — A 26-year-old man was recently sentenced to 13 years in State prison after pleading guilty to multiple robberies throughout Rensselaer County.Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove recently announced that Charlie P. Hardt, 26, was sentenced to thirteen years in State prison


Fifteen people arrested on welfare fraud charges in Fulton County

A DSS news release indicated that after ongoing investigations by the unit, 15 were charged for alleged welfare fraud totaling $9,920 in unentitled benefits. The arrests were made during the time period of July 1 through Oct. 15. All program disqualifications are for a minimum of six months, the rel


Amsterdam police look for gang assault suspect

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (WRGB) - The Amsterdam Police Department is looking for a suspect connected to a gang assault. Officials are looking for 21-year-old Correy Osborne. He is six feet tall and weighs around 250 pounds. If you have any information, contact the Amsterdam police.


Bar shut down after inspection finds 135 underage drinkers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The State Liquor Authority has shut down a bar popular with Albany college students after finding the tavern was more than twice over its capacity and most of its 150 patrons were underage.The agency says investigators and Albany police officers conducting a compliance inspection