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Troy school bus driver charged with trying to have sex with minor
A Troy man who works as school bus driver is facing charges for allegedly trying to have sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy in Albany County. Michael Varian, 52, appeared in federal court on Tuesday. He is charged with attempting to entice a minor into sexual activity.
Dallek: Taxpayers’ rights are being challenged by Nassau assessments
By now, every residential homeowner in Nassau County should have received their Assessment Disclosure Notice. You should read it carefully and understand the implication to your 2020/2021 real estate taxes.
Police: 1 dead, 1 injured in Albany shooting
ALBANY — A 28-year-old man has been killed and teenager has been injured in a shooting in Albany. Police tell the Times Union the shooting happened just before 8 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Second and Judson streets.
Bits & Bites: Events for seniors, cookie walk on tap this week
The December senior community meal for Readsboro, Vt., will be held at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the First Baptist Church, 7030 Main St. If you enjoy bingo, arrive at 10:30 a.m. to play.
Local man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting 2 people while they slept
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A local man could spend the next 24 years behind bars after admitting two separate sexual attacks, one of them involving a minor. Clarence Alexander, 37, pleaded guilty to rape for an attack on a woman while she was sleeping.
Five charged in Schenectady prostitution sting
SCHENECTADY - Five people were charged in connection with prostitution after a sting in Schenectady last week, authorities said. City police worked with the state police in the sting last Wednesday in Schenectady. In all, four people were charged with prostitution, one for patronizing a prostitute,
Man, 28, killed after shooting in Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A 28-year-old man has died after a shooting in Albany. Two people were shot around 7:50 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Second Street and Judson Street, according to police.
Saratoga Springs man gets time served in gun case
ALBANY — A Saratoga Springs man who lied on a gun background check application was sentenced to time served and 3 years on probation. Michael Bramer Jr., 32, was found guilty following a two-day jury trial in U.S. District Court in August. He provided false information to a licensed firearms dealer
Saratoga County man sentenced for lying in attempt to buy firearm
ALBANY – Michael Bramer Jr., 32, of Saratoga County, was sentenced Monday to time served (42 days in jail) and 3 years of probation for lying to a licensed gun dealer while trying to buy a firearm.
Teacher's arrest leaves Coop community stunned, angry
The arrest of a Cooperstown Central School physical education teacher last week on charges he received and distributed child pornography online has brought concern, confusion and anger to the school’s community, but some people said they were not completely surprised.
Car flips over on busy Albany road
ALBANY - A car rolled over onto its roof on a busy Albany road. Albany police and firefighters were called to the rollover on Monday afternoon. The car ended up on Central near Watervliet Avenue, near Caffe Italia and the ShopRite gas station. Police say there are no reported injuries.
Cambridge accident victim still hospitalized
CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge woman who was hit by a car while crossing Main Street on Friday night remained hospitalized Monday. Patricia Slater, 70, was taken to Albany Medical Center after the 5:45 p.m. accident in front of 47 West Main, according to Cambridge-Greenwich Police.
Drug Bust, DUI’s Included in 14 Arrests Saturday
If you were out and about in the City of Pittsfield this past Saturday night and felt like you saw a ton of law enforcement, you were not alone. Several listeners chimed in on Slater & Marjo In The Morning today, confirming that they too saw an extraordinary amount of State and local Police Officers
Shooting in Albany leaves one person dead, one person injured
Albany police are investigating a homicide in the city Monday night. They say two victims were shot shortly before 8 p.m. in the area of Second and Judson streets -- and one of them has died.
Family's Light Show Strengthens Bonds, Holiday Spirit
An Ulster County family is continuing its tradition of a holiday light show that attracts visitors from near and far. The Sussin Family Christmas Light Show in Saugerties is a father-son production that has both kids and adults wide-eyed and in a festive mood. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allis
Popular diner in Austerlitz destroyed in fire
CHATHAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Many people from the community came to see what remains of O's Diner in Columbia County after it was destroyed in a fire Saturday night. A volunteer firefighter was eating at the diner with a couple other firefighters when the flames broke out.
Two 12-year-olds arrested on arson charges in Columbia County
CHATHAM, N.Y. — State Police in Columbia County have arrested two 12-year-olds on charges of arson. At about 5:40 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, Columbia County 911 dispatched Chatham Fire and police personnel to a report of a brush fire at the Columbia County Fairgrounds on Hudson Avenue. Firefighters ext
Pittsfield: Hinds hosting holiday open house
State Sen. Adam G. Hinds, D-Pittsfield, is hosting a holiday open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at his office, 100 North St., Suite 410. Light refreshments will be served.
`Freeing an Innocent Pittsfield Man' talk at Berkshire Athenaeum to revisit the trial of Bernard Baran
PITTSFIELD — Bernard Baran Jr. spent 21 years in state prison on child molestation charges that were eventually overturned. Four years after his death, the Pittsfield Human Rights Commission will revisit the case that many have since deemed unjust.
Longtime Coxsackie firefighter dies in blaze in building where he lived
COXSACKIE, N.Y. — A veteran firefighter died Saturday evening in a fire that struck the building where he lived, authorities said. Larry Connolly, 74, a lifelong member of D.M. Hamilton Steamer Company No. 2 in the village, died in the blaze in a three-story building at 51 Washington Ave., according