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DA: Gloversville sex offender convicted of sexually abusing child

Robert J. Velett, 44, of Gloversville, was found guilty of one count of first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-08-19 00:00:00

Police: Volunteer stole more than $3K from Scotia-Glenville youth league

GLENVILLE - A volunteer with a Scotia-Glenville youth league stole more than $3,000 from the group by running up charges on the league's credit card, police said.

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-08-19 00:00:00

High speed chase ends with officers saving infant’s life on side of Amsterdam road

“I thought the worst of the worst when I heard this, because I heard screaming on the radios,” said Police Chief Gregory Culick.


Man found guilty of sexual abuse

Robert J. Velett, 44, of 22 E Fulton St., was found guilty by a jury of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D violent felony; and endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor.


Teen seriously injured in crash on Charlton Road in Glenville

GLENVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A 17-year-old male teen was seriously injured in a crash on Charlton Road in Glenville Friday night, police say.

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-08-18 10:05:22

BHBL student killed in one-car crash

BURNT HILLS, N.Y. >> A one-car rollover crash late Friday has taken the life of a 16-year-old BHBL High School student, according to media reports.

SARATOGIAN - 2018-08-18 19:12:15

Lightning strike damages Saratoga Springs City Hall

City Hall was struck by lightning on Friday evening. Due to fire and water related damage the building will be closed until further notice. City Hall functions will continue at the City Recreation facility located at 15 Vanderbilt as soon as possible, with the exact day and time to be announced as s

SARATOGIAN - 2018-08-19 22:06:57

Oaths of office taken at Montgomery Township Committee meeting

Kamran Quraishi was welcomed as a new member of the Montgomery Township Committee at the Aug. 16 meeting. Also at the meeting, Christine Madrid was selected by the committee to serve as mayor, with Patricia Graham replacing Madrid as deputy mayor. The selection of Quraishi closes a brief vacancy cre

NJ.COM - 2018-08-19 08:32:00

BH-BL student killed in Glenville crash

Deacon Martucci, 16, of Glenville, was transported following the approximately 10 p.m. crash to Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, where the teen died from his injuries.Martucci was the driver and lone occupant of the 2013 Jeep Wrangler, which was travelling east on Charlton Road when it crossed the cen


Police: Glenville woman accused of taking thousands from youth football league

GLENVILLE, NY (WRGB) Police have arrested a 45 year old Glenville woman, accused of using football league funds for personal use.


Glenville Police investigating fatal accident

Police say the vehicle lost control and struck several trees. The driver was the only person in the car.He was transported to Ellis Hospital where he later died.Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be involved.


Ambulance service still in application phase

The council passed a resolution to apply for a Municipal Certificate of Need (Muni-CON), from the New York State Emergency Medical Services Council to establish and operate the unit in the city. Mayor Vern Jackson was empowered to sign any and all documents to establish this new service. Under provi

LEADER-HERALD - 2018-08-19 00:00:00

City considers plan to convert street lights to LED fixtures

National Grid recently returned that information, past the 60 day response deadline that came up on June 30. The city previously requested purchase rates in September, but found it necessary to request the information again after a tariff requiring utility companies to offer a streetlight buyback op

LEADER-HERALD - 2018-08-19 00:00:00

Troopers: Amsterdam councilman paid women to dance, show off breasts

Sworn depositions given by three people accuse Fourth Ward Alderman Rodney Wojnar of hiring two different women, at various times, to perform strip dances for him before allowing him to touch their breasts and then allowing him to punch them repeatedly in the stomach.


Victim of Sunday’s fire succumbs to her injuries

The Gloversville Fire Department today reported in a news release, Bonnie Bunn, 70, formerly of 105 N. Arlington Ave., died Monday evening at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, where she was being treated for severe burns.


Man involved in Schenectady standoff may not face jail time

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (WRGB) - The man who barricaded himself inside his home during a six-hour standoff with police might not face any time behind bars.CBS6’s media partners at The Daily Gazette report that a tentative agreement between Schenectady County prosecutors and Daniel Keary's attorney would r


Update: Goldstock's permanently closed

A view of Goldstock's Sporting Goods store on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Glenville, N.Y. The store has been closed by the owners. (Paul Buckowski/Times Union)


Johnstown’s supervisor Jack Wilson enters dispute

Wilson wrote:“The town of Johnstown has no personnel records on any of our volunteer board members. This includes Robert Smullen. At best we have a resume only on file! Mr. VanDeusen has never been in my office asking to review any records!”


Police: Mother wrapped dead baby in plastic bags, hid him behind home

In documents filed in City Court, police accuse the 38-year-old woman of being too incapacitated by heroin to care for the baby during his final days. Police have not said when the boy died but court documents say the drug use occurred between July 17, the last day police and relatives say the baby


State Police: Cobleskill woman accused of hosting underage party

COBLESKILL, NY (WRGB) State Police say they have arrested a 53 year old Cobleskill woman, accused of hosting an underage party.