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Third man charged in fatal July shootout

SCHENECTADY -- A third person has been charged in connection with a July gunfight in which at least 20 shots were fired and a man was killed. Marc Harris is accused of firing at Niam Dorvil, the man who police believe fired the shot that killed Jonny Olds, Schenectady County District Attorney Robert

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-03-19 21:10:42

Men facing drug, weapons charges after Thruway stop

Two New York City men are facing felony drug and weapons charges after being stopped on the Thruway Thursday night in Albany. State Police said troopers stopped a vehicle at about 10:45 p.m. Police searched the vehicle and found a loaded Smith and Wesson .40-caliber handgun, 189 grams of cocaine, 61

TIMES UNION - 2018-03-19 08:10:17

Saratoga County sheriff announcing major drug bust Monday morning

Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo said Sunday his office will announce the breakup of a major drug trafficking organization that operated in the county on Monday. A news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Board of Supervisors' building in Ballston Spa. Zurlo's office declined to give mor

TIMES UNION - 2018-03-19 06:18:24

Police to announce major Schuylerville drug arrests today

The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office has scheduled a press conference for Monday morning to announce "major" drug arrests in the Schuylerville area in recent days. A half-dozen arrests occurred as investigators from a number of law enforcement agencies dismantled a drug network that had a link to a

POST-STAR - 2018-03-19 09:35:00

Police investigate possible shots fired in Schenectady

ROTTERDAM -- An incident that involved speeding cars and possibly gunshots Monday morning in Schenectady apparently ended with a crash in Rotterdam, police said. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident, and Schenectady police had also yet to confirm if there had been gunshots. No arres

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-03-19 17:36:34

$65,000 settlement in Schenectady

A City Council committee has agreed to a $65,000 settlement of a federal lawsuit filed by a resident alleging police used excessive force against him during a 2014 altercation. The matter, stemming from the civil case filed by Christian Baez a few years ago, was voted out of the three-member claims

TIMES UNION - 2018-03-19 22:25:46

Little Falls Girl Sells Her Own Toys to Help Kids Who Are Suffering

You may remember Paytin Synakowski. She's the little girl from Little Falls, New York who used her Disney savings to help buy school supplies for other kids. She's at it again and this time she's selling her own toys to help kids in hospitals and shelters. Last Summer Paytin held a back pack drive r

BIGFROG104.COM - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Elmer Van Vranken, Fulton County's 'Sky Sailor'

Whereas Mr. Charles Knox enjoyed financing airship construction, his 'Gelatine' ships were always flown by others, such as inventor-flyer George Tomlinson, mentioned previously, but Fulton County had its own 'aeronaut' in Gloversville's Elmer Van Vranken, christened by the Aug. 6, 1906 Fulton County

LEADER-HERALD - 2018-03-19 07:00:00

Sheriff: Gloversville man had cocaine, cash during traffic stop

CAROGA - A Gloversville man is facing drug charges after deputies discovered cocaine and cash on him during a traffic stop, the Fulton County Sheriff's Office said. Stephen E. Dingman, of Route 29A, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of controlled substances and fifth-degree criminal


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Mayor: Crash on Cohoes-Waterford Bridge fatal

COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Cohes Mayor Shawn Morse says the driver involved in a crash on the Cohoes-Waterford Bridge has died. Albany County Fire says the bridge will be closed until further notice. An accident reconstruction team is now on scene. The name of the victim is not being released at this t


Off-duty Troy police officer assaulted

TROY - A 29-year-old man was arraigned in City Court Wednesday for attacking an off-duty police officer, leaving him with a broken nose and other injuries early on March 10 outside a downtown bar, police said. Officer Timothy White had left Bootleggers on Broadway at 200 Broadway at about 1:15 a.m.


Train derails, closes Route 5S in Rotterdam Junction

ROTTERDAM JUNCTION - A train derailed on tracks that cross Route 5S, closing the busy road Wednesday morning. The train went of the rails on a portion of the tracks near the SI Group's plant along Route 5S. Police expect the closure of the road will cause significant traffic delays but they say the


Two pets die in Wednesday morning fire

Firefighters responded to the fire at 682 Midline Road Wednesday morning. Responding at the scene was Perth Volunteer Fire Company, Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company, the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Fulton County Fire Coordinator's Office. Berk


Johnstown teachers support NLH with 400 books

The Johnstown Teachers Association recently donated 400 books to the Nathan Littauer Hospital Birthing Center, as a part of their Community Outreach Program. Research shows that reading aloud to children is imperative for cognitive growth. And, it's never too early to start reading to your child. Ev