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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.

WNYT - 2018-12-11 21:13:52

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.

LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS - 2018-12-11 11:05:03

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.

POST-STAR - 2018-12-11 14:48:00

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.

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-12-11 15:18:25

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.

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-12-11 17:45:00

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,

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-12-11 07:00:00

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.

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-12-11 02:26:00

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

POST-STAR - 2018-12-11 15:45:00

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.

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-12-11 07:00:00

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.

DAILY STAR - 2018-12-11 04:16:39

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.

WNYT - 2018-12-10 20:43:50

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.

POST-STAR - 2018-12-10 21:00:00

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

LIVE 95.9 - 2018-12-10 21:51:23

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.

WNYT - 2018-12-11 01:43:52

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

WAMC.ORG - 2018-12-10 23:32:11

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.

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-12-10 04:08:00

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

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-12-09 15:26:00

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.

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-12-10 17:03:25

`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.

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-12-09 22:42:20

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

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-12-09 22:24:00