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Albany County Jail corrections officer accused of raping female inmate arrested

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - An Albany County Jail corrections officer was arrested after he's accused of raping a female inmate. Michael Snyder was charged with three counts of third-degree rape, sexual abuse, and official misconduct charges.


Verizon expected to receive final OK for cell phone tower in Clifton Park

Verizon Wireless will return to the Clifton Park Planning Board on Tuesday evening to receive what's expected to be final site-plan approval and a special-use permit for a project that will see a cell tower built on Moe Road.


Schenectady Police: Driver flees Tuesday traffic stop, crashes into other vehicle

SCHENECTADY - A driver fled a traffic stop in Schenectady and then crashed into another car late Tuesday morning, city police said. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle just after 11 a.m., but it fled, police spokesman Sgt. Matthew Dearing said.


AIM Program Could Be Cut From NY State Budget

STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – With the upcoming New York State Budget deadline fast approaching, the AIM program is facing a $60 million cut. If cuts are approved for the program, residents in Steuben County could see a tax increase.


Albany man faces life in prison on 4 burglary convictions

An Albany man was convicted of four felony burglary charges on Tuesday and could spend the rest of his life in prison as a result. The Albany County District Attorney's office said Paul Harris, 67, broke in to four homes over a three-week span in 2017 and 2018 during the day. Harris stole jewelry, c


Men admit to running drug ring in Saratoga County

Two men have pleaded guilty to running a drug ring in Saratoga County. NewsChannel 13 first told you about this story last October, when the attorney general's office made dozens of arrests.


Halfmoon man charged with felony assault on deputy

A Halfmoon man was charged with felony assault after he allegedly injured a Saratoga County sheriff’s deputy. Deputies said they were called to a home for a domestic disturbance Monday. When they arrived they found that Kevin D. Hogle, 41, had damaged someone else’s cell phone and they tried to char


Ellis' $21.4M Clifton Park expansion gets green light

A $21.4 million expansion of Ellis Medicine's Clifton Park urgent care center is expected to get under way this summer. Planners approved the expansion earlier this month. John Scavo, Jr., the town's planning director, estimated the project would take eight to 10 months to complete. Clifton Park Tow


Conviction in Albany cocaine trial

ALBANY – A jury convicted a 57-year-old man Tuesday of selling cocaine last summer on Liebel Street. Ronald Moore, who prosecutors say rejected a pre-trial plea bargain that included no jail time, now faces up to nine years in prison at his May 21 sentencing by state Supreme Court Justice Peter Lync


Troy gets new captain's list for promotions

TROY – Detective Sgt. Randall French is again ranked at the top of the promotion list for police captain after the city Civil Service Commission approved the list Tuesday. The commission's adoption of the list comes three months after the previous list expired and the city delayed in filling a capta


Saratoga County student-athletes dedicated to raising awareness of relationship violence

CLIFTON PARK - What a visitor to Shenendehowa High's spring track workouts won't see are the regularly scheduled life lessons that Head Coach Jason Burlingame teaches. Through a national curriculum called "Coaching Boys Into Men," Burlingame talks to his athletes each week about respecting girls and


Common Roots already talking rebuild after fire

SOUTH GLENS FALLS – Events were already planned for a visit from a Mexican food truck and Korean fare from Troy this weekend. Now, that’s been put on hold after a fire at Common Roots Brewing Company on Saratoga Ave., a popular micro-brewery.


New York State Man Steals Little Debbie Snack Truck

Maybe this guy just really wanted a Zebra Cake or one of their Oatmeal Creme Pies? In one of the state's stranger stories, WETM is reporting that an Elmira man allegedly took off in a Little Debbie snack delivery truck Monday. The 38 year-old man reportedly stole the truck from a loading dock.


Counties rail against state mandates

ALBANY — County governments across New York accuse state leaders of loading them up with costly new mandates as part of a "shell game" aimed at insulating the state from blame when local taxes are increased.


Marijuana supporters to NY: If not now, when?

ALBANY — Supporters of adult-use recreational marijuana are making a last-ditch plea to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders to include its legalization as part of the state budget amid ongoing uncertainty that the issue can be hashed out by Sunday's budget deadline.


Albany area restaurants opened, closed or coming soon

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Prosecutor returns to court after vicious beating

ALBANY — On Jan. 8, Albany County prosecutor Vincent Stark was walking with a woman in Center Square when three muggers viciously attacked him and stole his wallet. Bashed with a skateboard, the 32-year-old assistant district attorney was left hospitalized with a fractured skull and other severe inj


Saratoga Springs Police Department: March 25

Assault: James Hughes, 44, of Saratoga Springs, was arrested at 11:42 p.m. on March 21 on Whistler Court and charged with second-degree assault, with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.


Troy council closing in on District 2 appointment

TROY – The Democrat-controlled City Council has chosen a candidate to fill the vacant District 2 seat, but Republicans are still in the dark. Councilman Anasha Cummings said Tuesday a selection has been made to fill the seat representing the North Central and South Lansingburgh neighborhoods.


Troopers: Drunk driver stopped in Albany County with three child passengers

MENANDS - State police stopped a drunk driver Sunday evening who had three children in his vehicle, troopers said. No one was injured in the incident, but state police gave the ages of the children as 2, 4 and 11.