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Fatal crash spurs call for tighter limo regulations

Associated Press Nauman Hussain, left, leaves Cobleskill Town Court with his attorney, Lee Kindlon, after his arraignment on Oct. 10 for criminally negligent homicide after a limousine crash that killed 20 peopleHans Pennink

DAILY STAR - 2018-10-17 00:34:32

Concert to benefit victims, first responders of Schoharie limo crash

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (WRGB) - A benefit concert will be held for victims and responders to the recent Schoharie limo crash.The Oct. 6 crash killed all 18 people in the limousine and two bystanders.The benefit concert will be held Oct. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. at Mohawk Harbor. Local musical favorites Ske

WRGB - 2018-10-16 16:56:25

Fade to Gray: Tragedy Close To Home

Working in the news business for 33 years there are certain telltale signs that something is terribly wrong. When the limousine crashed in Schoharie we heard initial reporters of “multiple fatalities.” Then a few hours later we were told only one thing again and again; “multiple fatalities.” When I

TROY RECORD - 2018-10-17 07:45:00

Mr. Ding-a-Ling driver arrested for 'stalking' girls

Charles A. Ross, 57, of county Route 12, was charged after an investigation into a complaint earlier this month that he followed a group of girls near Oliver Winch Middle School while driving his ice cream truck on Oct. 3, according to South Glens Falls Police Chief Kevin Judd.

POST-STAR - 2018-10-16 20:00:00

Gloversville arrest raises police brutality concerns

"I knew I hadn't done anything wrong so I was concerned as to why I was being pulled over, you know?" Bovee said.

WRGB - 2018-10-16 23:11:25

A look into the life of limo owner in Schoharie crash

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - More than a decade before the crash that claimed 20 lives in Schoharie, the owner of the limo involved in the tragedy was at the center of a terror trial that rocked the Capital Region.


Man gets 40 years for plotting bombs in Target stores

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COURIER-EXPRESS - 2018-10-17 20:50:04

State office helps victims of crimes

“We can pay up to $6,000 for the burial expenses. We often work directly with the funeral homes so that we can get them the money quickly. We can start paying for their counseling sessions if they need that,” Elizabeth Cronin, the Director of NYS Office of Victim Services, said.

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-10-16 20:47:05

Death at the Crossroads: A Ragged Limo, an Anxious Driver and 17 Friends

Axel Steenburg had been planning a birthday party for his wife, Amy, for a while. But the ever excitable Mr. Steenburg was notoriously bad at keeping secrets and, somehow, she found out.


Calls for new regulation mount as limo crash victims mourned

His criticism comes a week after the stretch limo loaded with 18 people on their way to a birthday party for one of the occupants ran a stop sign and crashed at the bottom of a hill in the town of Schoharie. Everyone in the limo died, including the four sisters, along with two pedestrians.


Local bar shows support for limo accident victim

WATERVLIET, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A week after the tragedy in Schoharie, the Arsenal City Tavern showed its support for the family of one of the victims, Saturday night.


Joint funeral set for sisters killed in New York limo crash

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Apple Barrel to create memorial fund , permanent memorial at the limo crash site

SCHOHARIE, NY (WRGB) Owners of the Apple Barrel Country Store and Cafe say they have established a memorial fund as well as unveiled plans for a memorial at the crash site where 20 people died after a crash involving a limo.The Reflections Memorial Foundation has been established and an account has


Memorial in the works for Schoharie limo crash victims

“It was never a question in our minds that a permanent memorial needed to happen there,” Jessica Kirby, of the Apple Barrel Country Store and Cafe, said.


State launches 6 new Cuisine Trails across North Country

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is launching six new Cuisine Trails aimed at boosting tourism across a three-county area in the North Country.Gov. Andrew Cuomo says six trails featuring more than 80 businesses in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties will add to the state's growing agritourism sec


Troopers: Accused $60K check forger now charged in $30K flatware theft

NISKAYUNA - A Rotterdam man already accused of writing more than $60,000 in forged checks related to an Amsterdam woman now faces charges he stole $30,000 in silver flatware from a Niskayuna woman, state police said.


Level 2 sex offender arrested in connection to sex abuse investigation

The Albany County Sheriff's Office says Level 2 sex offender John McIntyre has been communicating with a 13-year-old through texts, Facebook and SnapChat. They say McIntyre met the 13-year-old in Berne and had inappropriate physical contact with her,


Limousine service operator charged in crash that killed 20

COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) - A limousine service operator was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people, while police continued investigating what caused the wreck and whether anyone else will face charges. Nauman Hussain, 28, showed little emotion as he was ar


NY AG announces verified GoFundMe hub for Schoharie limo crash donations

“New Yorkers are heartbroken by the Schoharie tragedy – and are eager to support the victims’ families as they deal with this unfathomable loss. We’re grateful to GoFundMe for partnering with our office and creating this centralized hub for verified campaigns, so that New Yorkers can rest assured th


Report: Limo in fatal Schoharie crash used two different license plates for inspection

The operator of the limo company, Nauman Hussain, was arrested in a “controlled traffic stop” because state police feared he was trying to flee, a source told ABC News. The district attorney said there were suitcases in the car. The defense attorney said he feared death threats but investigators a