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Troy police make arrest in three-year-old killing

TROY — Three years after police initially took him into custody in connection with the killing of Ahziarh Carter, a local man was charged with his murder, police said. D'Andre Jones, 19, was arrested Monday, the same day he was released from state prison, where he served a sentence for weapons posse


Nassau lawmakers vote to opt out if NY makes pot sales legal

Nassau County lawmakers on Monday unanimously voted to opt out if Albany passes a law legalizing the sale of recreational marijuana in New York. The full Legislature voted against the sale of adult-use marijuana within county lines.


On Earth Day, Cuomo signs plastic bag ban into law

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo marked Earth Day on Monday by signing into law a measure banning most single-use plastic bags, making New York the third state in the nation to enact a statewide bag policy.


MA Fugitive Arrested In Hudson Valley

KINDERHOOK, NY — State police took a Massachusetts man into custody after he had been declared a fugitive from justice. A joint investigation between the Massachusetts State Police and the NYSP from Troop K led to the discovery April 23 of the whereabouts of Dennis P. Ducharme, 28, of Pittsfield, Ma


Rensselaer County launches a web-based pothole patrol

Q: There are several deep potholes in and around Schodack. What are city planners doing to address this issue? It seems worse this year than in the past. Q: I was driving on Eagle Street (in Troy) the other day and almost lost a tire.


Mass. fugitive arrested in Kinderhook

KINDERHOOK - A 28-year-old fugitive was arrested by police agencies from Massachusetts and New York on Tuesday, State Police said. Dennis Ducharme, of Pittsfield Mass., had allegedly fled from a felony arrest in the Bay State.


Fire destroys Rensselaer County home

SCHAGHTICOKE -- Flames destroyed a family's home overlooking the Hudson River in the Pleasantdale hamlet on Friday. The fire at 309 Hudson Ave., a one-story home, was first reported at about 3:10 p.m., said Pleasantdale Fire Department Chief Shane Napoli.


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.


Arrest Made in 2015 Troy Shooting Death

Nearly four years after Aziarh Carter was shot and killed in Troy, authorities said they’ve made an arrest. Carter, 19, and a 14-year-old were shot on Hutton Avenue around midnight in August 2015. The younger teenager suffered non-life-threatening injuries.


Man already behind bars charged in connection with 2015 Troy homicide

Troy police say they now have the man responsible for killing 19-year-old Ahzirah Carter almost four years ago. D'Andre Jones was arrested at the Franklin Correctional Facility on Monday, where he was already serving time on weapons charges related to the murder.


Former GE engineer indicted on federal charges

ALBANY — An engineer who had worked for General Electric Co. was indicted on federal criminal charges Tuesday in an alleged theft-of-trade-secrets case that has also implicated a Chinese citizen.


Community members express anger and frustration to Albany Police Chief

ALBANY – Community members came out to the Arbor Hill Community Center Monday night to express their concerns with the Albany Police Department. A series of three meetings was set up by the community organization A Block at a Time after an incident on First Street last month that led to the arrest o


Albany, punchline of America

This story originally ran on March 3, 1999. Albany, N.Y., punch line of America. The capital of New York state, the second-oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the country, nurturer of Herman Melville, host to diverse (to put it mildly) American architecture, birthplace of the modern


NY state Senate launches vaccination push

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Members of the New York state Senate are joining the fight to encourage people to get vaccinated amid an ongoing measles outbreak in the state. Lawmakers in the Democrat-led chamber launched a public awareness campaign on Monday designed to give people accurate information about


Upstate NY drug company fined $20M; ex-CEO indicted over opioids

A drug distributor in Upstate New York has been fined $20 million and its former head has been indicted over opioids. The Associated Press reports an indictment unsealed Tuesday reveals the Rochester Drug Co-Operative (RDC) and its ex-CEO Laurence Doud III have been charged over allegations the comp


Upstate NY Native Makes Top 8 on American Idol

The momentum for Madison VanDenburg just keeps on building! The Cohoes, NY teen has propelled herself into the Top 8 of American Idol. The 17-year-old artist keeps defying the odds and climbing her way to becoming the next American Idol.


10-year-old gets pierced with a used needle

WYNANTSKILL, N.Y.(NEWS10) - What started off as lending a helping hand quickly turned into a scary situation. Over the weekend a 10-year-old boy in Wynantskill was helping his family clean their yard. He came across a bag of used needles, and when he picked it up a needle pierced his leg.


State reviews permits for jail

COXSACKIE — Plans for the new Greene County Jail are under state review, a final hurdle before the project can break ground, county officials say. The former Greene County Jail, at 80 Bridge St., in Catskill, was closed in last April after it was declared unsafe for staff and inmates. The new facili


New Ethan Allen store to open at Colonie Center in June

The new Ethan Allen furniture store, now under construction in the former Sears automotive center at Colonie Center, will open in June, Ethan Allen spokeswoman Geri Moran said Tuesday.


New York State Police and Thruway Authority cracking down on speeders and aggressive drivers this week with Operation Work Brake

ALBANY — New York State Police Troop T and the Thruway Authority today announced increased patrols along the New York State Thruway during Operation Work Brake from today through Friday. The annual campaign cracks down on speeding motorists and aggressive driving before, in, and around highway const