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Rensselaer County DSS unveils new donation closet for foster kids

TROY, N.Y. — County officials came together Friday morning at the Rensselaer County Department of Social Services Administration building to unveil a donation closet for Rensselaer County youth in foster care.


Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats spreads to N.J., N.Y., Pa. Fatal case reported in Michigan.

An outbreak of listeria linked to sliced deli meats has spread to four states including New Jersey, and one person has died from the infection in Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


Rensselaer County DA finds uncollected funds left by predecessor

TROY – Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly says that when she and her staff began sifting through the paperwork and case files left behind by her predecessor, Joel Abelove, they discovered the office failed to collect more than $100,000 in forfeiture money.


Rensselaer County agency to rebid high-tech project

TROY – Rensselaer County’s plan to transform the former Masonic Temple, now housing the Troy Area Senior Services Center, into a high-tech center were delayed when the sole bid for the building was rejected.


Troy police raid 3 apartments, arrest 5 people

TROY — The city police department's tactical unit raided three homes this week, arrested five people and seized drugs and cash. Police raided a 319 Fourth St. apartment on Wednesday, and allegedly found more than a pound of marijuana and an undisclosed amount of cash inside.


Police: 200 bags of fentanyl ditched during foot chase in North Adams

NORTH ADAMS — A city man who led police on a brief foot chase Wednesday night allegedly tried to ditch 200 bags of fentanyl. Marquis Williamson, 31, is being held on $1,500 bail after being arraigned Friday in Northern Berkshire District Court.


Pothole Patrol: Rensselaer County launches pothole portal

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The Pothole Patrol is making its next stop: Rensselaer County. From the cross streets of Valley View Blvd and Rockcut Road to Willow Street in South Troy, pothole after pothole was spotted.


Complaint about family court judge heading to trial

A case involving a complaint about Warren County Family Court Judge Ted Wilson is heading to trial. Both sides are now in the discovery process. They will have a court conference with state Supreme Court Justice Patrick McGrath in Rensselaer County on Nov. 15. No trial date has been set.


Crews battling house fire in Schaghticoke

SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Multiple crews are battling a house fire in Schaghticoke. The fire broke out around 3 p.m. on Hudson Avenue. Officials say the fire started on a patio and then quickly spread to the home.


Parole granted for driver in deadly 1981 Brink’s heist

ALBANY, N.Y. — Former left-wing revolutionary Judith Clark was granted parole Wednesday after serving more than 37 years behind bars for her role as getaway driver in a 1981 Brink’s armoured truck robbery that left two police officers and a security guard dead.


Police: Wanted man leads Albany police on chase, crashes into house

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Albany Police took a wanted man into custody overnight after he allegedly led police on a chase and crashed into a house. Police say Carlos Spottsville, 53, of Albany, was wanted for questioning by detectives in connection with a robbery at the Price Chopper on Madison Avenue


Bad behavior at Albany library concerns staff

Teens misbehaving at the library in Albany is causing serious concern. The Executive Director of the Albany Public Library says they're working with police and neighborhood organizations to try and fix the issues.


Comedian Bert Kreischer says Albany is ‘the biggest dump’

Ha ha? Comedian Bert Kreischer took a shot at an Upstate New York city just three months after performing there. Kreischer, whose credits include FX’s “Hurt Bert” and the Travel Channel’s “Bert the Conquerer,” appeared in a new episode of the popular YouTube series “Hot Ones” on Thursday. Host Sean


State Makes Deal with Charter

Albany, NY (WBEN) The State Public Service Commission says it's jointly filed an agreement with Charter for the cable company to be able to remain in New York. Back in July, the PSC revoked approval of the 2016 merger between Charter Communications and Time Warner for failing to provide public benef


Police: Distracted driver in Mechanicville hits utility pole

Mechanicville police say a distracted driver slammed into a utility pole in the city. The crash happened Thursday night at the intersection of South Main Street and Riverside Park North.


Police Say Dancing Man Helped Accomplice Steal From New York Walmart

Police say two crooks collaborated togather to steal $2,000 from a Rotterdam Walmart. What makes this story a bit different is that their daring plan involved...dancing. The Albany Times Union says that the duo struck the store Saturday afternoon. The Times says that their heist began when they paid


Photos released in Albany assault probe

ALBANY -- City police are trying to identify a woman whose photo was captured as part of an assault investigation. Anyone with information on her identity is asked to call the detectives at 518-462-8039.


House of the Week: Mansion in Troy

The mansion at 189 2nd St. in Troy is loaded with head-spinning detail. And, if you think to yourself, this looks like the setting for a Victorian period drama, you’re right. It was one of the filming locations for “The Age of Innocence” in 1993. The house is enormous, nearly 10,000 square feet over


Troy Little Italy neighborhood committee launches 'Good Neighbor Campaign'

TROY, N.Y. — The Quality of Life Committee (QLC) in the Little Italy Neighborhood recently launched a new campaign throughout the city that aims to enhance the aesthetics and quality of life in Little Italy-South Central Troy and the entire Collar City.


Spectrum reaches deal with state to avoid getting kicked out of NY

ALBANY, NY (WROC) -- Charter Spectrum has reached a deal with New York it says will keep the cable company in New York State. Last year, the state's Public Service Commission sought to kick Spectrum out of New York and cancel its approval of the company merger with Time Warner after state officials