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Pittsfield man accused of setting 4 homes on fire held without bail

PITTSFIELD -- A 58-year-old resident accused of setting four buildings on fire and then trying to flee to Canada is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing. Phillip Jordan was arraigned in Berkshire Superior Court this week on four counts of burning a dwelling. His case was continued


NYSP arrests man accused of driving vehicle without license plates

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - New York State Police arrested a man they say was driving a vehicle without any license plates. Police say during the traffic stop, Allen Jordan, 25, gave troopers a fictitious Texas Temporary Registration. Jordan also had a suspended driver's license.


Rensselaer County legislator accused of drunk driving

RENSSELAER COUNTY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Another local lawmaker has been charged with drunk driving. Rensselaer County legislator Dan Casale is now added to the list of local leaders accused of breaking the DWI law.


Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.


1 Dead In Tractor-Trailer Pileup On Massachusetts Turnpike In Blandford

BLANDFORD (CBS) – One person was killed in a crash in the bad weather on the Massachusetts Turnpike early Thursday morning. It happened in Blandford in western Massachusetts around 2:40 a.m.


Judge rules to suppress statements in 2016 Pittsfield killing

PITTSFIELD — On Dec. 21, 2017, Christopher Davis showed up for a state police interview to answer questions about the January 2016 shooting death of James Dominguez. Over the next two hours, Davis unsuccessfully tried to summon his attorney, whom he had been unable to reach.


Missing: 30 year old Sabrina Matthews

PITSSFIELD, MASS (WRGB) Police in Pittsfield are looking to to public to help find a woman reported missing. 30 year old Sabrina Nicole Matthews has been reported missing. She is described as a 30 year old black female, approximately 5’3 and 160 lbs with brown eyes and black hair.


One person taken to hospital following rollover accident on South St. in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - One person was taken to the hospital late last night following a rollover accident on South Street. Pittsfield Police Department officials reported the accident to their Twitter page around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday, stating that they, along with Pittsfield firefighters and E


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


New York State not giving up on future Amazon project, ESD chief says

New York State hasn’t given up on winning a future Amazon expansion project, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s economic development czar said Thursday. “We should never burn bridges,” said Howard Zemsky, CEO of Empire State Development, the state’s primary business-aid agency. “The governor is not burning any


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


Massachusetts residents arrested in Vermont drug raid

ST. ALBANS, VT. — Four Springfield, Massachusetts residents are facing criminal charges after St. Albans police found about 170 bags of heroin and 18.5 grams of crack cocaine during a court-ordered raid, authorities in Vermont said.


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


Two people in Albany County test positive for Legionella

Two people in Albany County have tested positive for legionella -- and one of them has died. The exact cause of death has not been confirmed. The Albany County Department of Health has launched an investigation, linking both cases to the Promenade assisted living facility in Albany. Water samples th


Owner of Troy dog involved in attack of young boy appears in court

TROY, N.Y. (WRGB) - The owner of the dog involved in the attack of a young boy in Troy last week pleaded not guilty in court on Thursday. The little boy sat in a wheelchair next to his parents in troy city court today. A police report says the Rottweiler escaped his fenced-in yard and attacked the b


False police reports add up

As actor Jussie Smollett faces charges related to staging an attack he previously told police was a hate crime, several local law enforcement agencies say false reporting is not an uncommon occurrence.


Police: Troy man had 5 pounds of marijuana in car

A Troy man is facing charges, after investigators say they found five pounds of marijuana in his car. David LeBlanc, 25, was busted during a traffic stop in Albany.


Court ruling sets higher bar for police, prosecutors in asset seizures

ALBANY -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling limiting the ability of state and local police to seize cars, cash and homes from criminal suspects has raised the bar for such forfeitures in New York state, authorities said Thursday.


Medical marijuana dispensary is open for business in Nassau

Curaleaf New York held a grand opening for its medical marijuana dispensary in Carle Place this week. It’s the firm’s fourth dispensary in New York State. The new dispensary serves patients in Nassau and Suffolk counties, providing better access for some that would otherwise have to travel a distanc


Police responding to Broadway and Clinton Ave after pedestrian hit by vehicle

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Albany Police are currently responding after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Broadway and Clinton Avenue Thursday morning. Police say the pedestrian was taken to Albany Medical Center. No word on the pedestrian's condition.