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Two vie for Greene County Sheriff

CAIRO — Two candidates with deep backgrounds in law enforcement announced they are seeking the Republican party nomination to run for the four-year term of Greene County sheriff.


County, state officials call on Cuomo to restore AIM funding

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. — In the face of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state cuts to Aid and Incentives for Municipalities or (AIM), many counties, towns and villages are voicing their opposition.


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


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.


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


Questions about prison safety arise after Greene County inmate deaths

GREENE COUNTY, N.Y. (WRGB) - One week after the death of an inmate at Greene Correctional Facility, more stories are being shared about what's been witnessed inside the walls of the prison.


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.


Families desperate for answers after Greene County Correctional deaths

GREENE COUNTY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Two recent deaths at a local state prison have two families desperate for answers. Inmate Anthony Myrie, 24, died last Monday, and 38-year-old inmate Delmus Tanner died last November. Both died at the hospital following incidents at the Greene Correctional Facility.


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,


New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon

There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.


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.


Greene Co. man convicted of Murder of local rapper

CATSKILL, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A local man was convicted Friday of murdering an up-and-coming local rap artist. Carlos Graham is facing a sentence of 25 years to life for murdering Brandyn Foster, of Catskill, and then hiding his body for more than a year.


Convicted Schoharie Co. rapist now behind bars

Mark Schinnerer, 55, of North Blenheim, was found guilty of First Degree Rape on September 21, 2018. Rather than being immediately remanded he was allowed to go home, essentially a free man, while a judge reviewed motions for an appeal. His sentence was adjourned for four months, leaving members of


Old Receipt Leads Officers To Illegal Dumper

A man claiming to be helping a friend, ended up getting himself into a bit a trouble. On February 8, an ECO was patrolling in the Town of Saugerties when he observed a white pickup truck transporting an uncovered load of solid waste. It included old cabinets, waste wood, and plastic.


Junior Bowling: Hunter Heppner hits 750 twice in Pros League

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Hunter Heppner hit the 750 mark in back-to-back sessions of the Junior Pros League at Patel's Kingston Lanes. Heppner used a 289 game to post a 759, then came back the next week to throw a 278 game and a 750 series.


Guilderland's Sophomore Guard makes history at basketball game

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - High school girl's basketball class AA quarterfinals featured some of the top ranked teams in the capital region battling for a spot at the semifinals. Fifth seed Guilderland faced fourth seed Colonie and although Colonie walked away with the win, Lady Dutch's Valencia Fonten


Albany County confirms cases of legionella infection

The presence of the bacteria that causes Legionnaire's disease has been confirmed at the Promenade assisted living facility on Route 20 in Albany, and officials have now linked one illness and a death to the disease.


Return of an Ulster County landfill?

Most of us beyond a certain age can remember that resounding war cry when Ulster County attempted, and failed, to locate a county landfill at Winston Farm just west of the Thruway exit in Saugerties. Protest songs were written. “Dump, dump the garbage dump!” and “Dump here? Never!” echoed all throug


Saugerties father and son receive jail time for gun charges, making threats

Bruce and Conner Chargois, a father and son duo who were both given third-degree criminal possession of a weapon charges in late February of last year after the son posted threats to Saugerties High School online, have been sentenced to six months and two years respectively in state prison. Both wil


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.