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New York lawmakers' big pay raise subject of lawsuit

ALBANY — A pay raise for New York lawmakers that will give them the highest state legislative salaries in the nation is being challenged in court. The Government Justice Center filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the legality of a panel's vote last week to raise lawmakers' pay for the first time in 2

POST-STAR - 2018-12-14 17:27:00

Concerns rise over sex offenders living close to Albany schools

There are concerns of sex offenders living too close to schools in Albany, which is against the law. The city found out in early November a handful of registered sex offenders appear to be living within 1,000 feet of a school or daycare. One of them is Harry Bonilla according to members of the Jonat

WNYT - 2018-12-15 16:53:05

Albany Italian Food Staple Closing After 100 Years

I would assume that just like me, you have to hate seeing businesses like these close. It seems to be happening a lot lately. This is surely bittersweet news for so many people. Lombardo's Restaurant on Madison Avenue in Albany will be closing its doors after a century in business.

Q103ALBANY.COM - 2018-12-15 19:11:53

More sobriety checkpoints in New York for holiday season

ALBANY — Drivers in New York state can expect to see more sobriety checkpoints this holiday season. State troopers and local police are participating in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. The campaign started Thursday and runs through New Year's Day.

POST-STAR - 2018-12-15 13:58:00

Albany police investigate robberies tied to Facebook

Albany police are investigating a pair of robberies tied to Facebook. The first one happened last Friday in the 100 block of Second Street. A man went there to sell a phone to someone he met on Facebook. The buyer showed a knife and demanded the phone.

WNYT - 2018-12-14 20:49:45

Local, state police investigating Ticonderoga homicide

TICONDEROGA -- Police are investigating after a body was found in a river -- with a gunshot wound to the head. At about 7 a.m. Friday, Ticonderoga Police Department responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle in the area of Bicentennial Park. Arriving officers located a 2014 Volkswagon Jetta, and

WRGB - 2018-12-15 11:45:51

5 Albany Area Foreclosures To Check Out

ALBANY, NY — Do you feel like affordable homes are hard to find in your community? . A tour of the most recently foreclosed properties in the Albany area could be a great starting point!

PATCH - 2018-12-16 01:01:00

Grand jury: No charges in officer-involved shooting involving Ellazar Williams

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A grand jury returned a no bill in the officer-involved shooting involving 19-year-old Ellazar Williams. Police say Albany Police Detective James Olsen Olsen shot Williams near Elk Street on August 20th. Williams is now paralyzed from the chest down.

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-12-14 19:44:00

No charges for police detective involved in Albany shooting

ALBANY - There will be no charges for an Albany police detective involved in a shooting. NewsChannel 13 has been following the case of Ellazar Williams since August. He was shot near Elk Street by Detective James Olsen and is now paralyzed.

WNYT - 2018-12-14 19:41:09

107.7 GNA's 4th Annual Shop with a Cop

December 15, 2018 — 107-7 GNA's 4th Annual Shop with A Cop is Saturday, December 15th at Crossgates Mall in Albany from 9am to 11am. Shop with A Cop is an annual fund drive to help local families have a special holiday who may otherwise not have the means. The fund drive culminates with our selected

WRGB - 2018-12-15 10:49:53

After Shooting a Suspect Who was Left Paralyzed, Detective Cleared by Jury

Friday afternoon, Albany County District Attorney David Soares announced the Albany police officer investigated in the shooting of Ellazar Williams would be cleared of any criminal wrongdoing.

SPECTRUMLOCALNEWS.COM - 2018-12-15 01:17:00

Family surprised by pole in front yard

Albany,N.Y. (News10)- - Albany resident Cindy Coons came home to find an unwelcome surprise. "Tuesday night I came home from work with my daughter," explained Coons. "It was late and I saw a big mound of dirt first, and then we looked and saw this pole in our front yard."

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-12-14 23:21:00

Group files lawsuit challenging commission that granted NYS lawmakers raises

ALBANY – A lawsuit filed Friday claims a commission created by Gov. Cuomo and the Legislature “overstepped its constitutional and legal bounds” by granting state lawmakers their first raises in two decades while also restricting legislator outside income.

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-14 18:30:00

Two robbed after arranging iPhone sales via Facebook, Albany Police say

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Albany Police are warning against meeting strangers to buy and sell items based on social media interactions after two separate armed robberies. Police say one victim was robbed at knifepoint Friday around 5:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Second Street in Albany after agreeing t

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-12-14 17:45:00

Pedestrians hit by SUV in Troy

TROY - Two people were hit by an SUV late Thursday while crossing 8th Street in Troy. This happened right in front of EMPAC, the performing arts center at RPI. The two pedestrians were taken to Albany Medical Center. The extent of their injuries is not clear.

WNYT - 2018-12-13 23:30:29

Legal action being taken over controversial pay raises for state lawmakers

Legislators on both sides are upset of the pay commission's decision to limit outside income for lawmakers as part of their pay raise. Legal action is being taken. At least one not-for-profit legal center based right here in Albany is taking this to courts.

WNYT - 2018-12-14 16:45:51

ONLY ON 6: Albany teen speaks out after attempted abduction

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Teaira Johnson was walking home near Sheridan Avenue when a man approached her and tried to get her in his car. "He was like, 'Put your phone away. I've got a gun and I will blow your brains out," she said.

WRGB - 2018-12-13 23:12:01

Albany school officials detail Thursday lockdown

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - School officials in Albany are releasing more information involving a student who brought a BB gun into the high school on Thursday, causing the school to go into lockdown.

WRGB - 2018-12-14 17:11:10

Registered sex offender charged with trying to kidnap teen in Albany

Harry Bonilla, a parolee and registered sex offender, is charged with attempted kidnapping, assault, sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Police say last Tuesday night, he approached a 16-year-old girl near the intersection of Robin Street and Sheridan Avenue. Officers say he tried to g

WNYT - 2018-12-13 20:28:23

Legal action over NY lawmaker pay raise under consideration

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Legislators on both sides of the aisle are very upset over the pay commission's decision to limit outside income for lawmakers as part of their pay raise. There is talk of legal action and a possible special session.

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-12-13 22:00:00