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Bear struck and killed on 9W in Glenmont
GLENMONT —A bear was killed when it was struck by a motorist on Route 9W earlier today, Saturday, June 23.
South Glens Falls man pleads guilty in child sex case
QUEENSBURY -- A South Glens Falls man faces four years in state prison after his guilty plea Friday to sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.Steven D. Thomas, 25, of Bush Street, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual act, a felony, for a sexual relationship he had with the teen in Lake Luzer
Multi-agency manhunt on Hudson River island near Fort Edward ends in arrest
FORT EDWARD — A multi-agency manhunt Sunday on an island in the Hudson River ended with the arrest of a man wanted by state police and Fort Edward police.Sgt. Dean Watkins with the Fort Edward Police Department said he was not releasing the male suspect's name at this time, as the investigation is o
Albany Police fatally shoot man they say was stabbing his mother
As Mackey and Ellis were checking on the woman's condition, police say 20-year-old Schuyler Lake appeared at the top of the stairwell, armed with a knife, and began to walk down the stairs. The officers yelled at Lake through the broken window to stop and drop the knife, but police say he refused an
Contractor pleads guilty in theft case
QUEENSBURY -- A Schenectady contractor who was arrested three years ago for allegedly defrauding a customer for whom he was building a home in Bolton pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor.Joseph A. Aquilo, 54, pleaded guilty to petit larceny in connection with a June 2015 arrest by the Warren Count
Vermont school district says $50k stolen electronically
POWNAL, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont school district says $50,000 was stolen electronically from one of its bank accounts.Cindy Brownell, the board chair of the Pownal Elementary School District, says officials believe the theft occurred from outside the country, but they don't know when or how it was done.
Vermonter places fake 911 call
Vermont State Police said Clinton Messiter, 40, was upset about not getting property back after a recent arrest.
Whitehall man pleads guilty for heroin sale
FORT EDWARD -- A Whitehall man who was arrested for selling heroin and assaulting a police officer in a span of weeks over the winter is headed to state prison for 10 years.Karim A. Thaxton, 39, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, for a heroin sale late
19 more arrests announced near Disc Jam festival
Those facing felony charges, according to troopers, include Shane M. Spillenger, 32, of Albany, He was arrested on Route 22 for felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, four misdemeanor counts of possession and unlawful marijuana possession, a violation. Police said Spillenger had about
Eight hospitalized after crash in Dresden
DRESDEN -- Eight people were taken to Glens Falls Hospital after a three-vehicle, head-on crash on Route 22 on Friday night, police said.First responders initially thought at least one person was seriously hurt and called for a Lifeflight helicopter, but it turned out that injuries suffered by all i
Albany PD places two officers on Administrative leave after officer-involved shooting
ALBANY, NY (WRGB) "They acted exactly the way we expected them to,” says acting Albany Police Chief Robert Sears.
Big, friendly emu named Charles wandering around Rensselaer County
The big bird was last seen Wednesday after escaping his enclosure at the Berkshire Bird Paradise in Grafton Tuesday. Peter Dubacher, who runs the bird sanctuary, says his daughter Elizabeth and others are currently searching for the bird that was last seen heading toward Petersburg.
Woman arrested after late-night chase in Hudson Falls
HUDSON FALLS -- A Hudson Falls woman was arrested on numerous charges after a car chase late Wednesday that included her throwing drugs from the vehicle as she fled, according to police.Hilary C. LaPoint, 26, was charged after a chase that began when Hudson Falls Police officers saw a vehicle she wa
Queensbury man faces felony after marijuana seizure on Northway
Jason A. Hart, 20, was found to have more than 8 ounces of the drug during a traffic stop in the Northbound lanes just after 10 p.m., State Police said in a news release.
SVMC Board Welcomes Retired Nurse
McGuire is a graduate of Vermont College/Norwich University and has worked the past 41 years as a registered professional nurse. Her first 17 years were spent at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center on a medical-surgical unit, including four years as the head nurse of SVMC’s West Wing. Following SVMC
Crews respond to fire at local dump
"We were here two months ago when the excavator caught fire inside the structure. It also started a pile on fire. At that time, there were people here and they were able to get the flames knocked down quickly. No one was here tonight, so the fire had quite the head start. The last time somebody was
Police: Argyle man charged after crash truck, trailer
ARGYLE — An Argyle man faces numerous charges after he allegedly crashed a truck while driving drunk early Wednesday, police said.Bruce A. Parent, 23, was charged after a crash on county Route 49. No injuries were reported, but State Police who responded to a 4:40 a.m. call for a truck off the road
Special Meeting Set For Monday In Hoosick Falls
The limited agreement would reimburse the village for more than $195,000 in lost water and sewer revenue for the past three years, after it was discovered the village water supply was tainted with the chemical PFOA.
Woman faces charges after Queensbury crash
No injuries were reported, but police determined Bonnie J. Steele, 65, drove into a stopped vehicle at the intersection at around 9:40 p.m.
'Charles' the emu has been found safe
"Thank you everyone for the help and support!❤️everyone is welcome to come up and check out the celebrity Charles!"The sanctuary said in a poston Facebook.