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Jamaican man sentenced in connection with area's largest drug bust

A Jamaican man involved in the largest drug bust in Capital Region history will serve more than 15 years in federal prison. Oniel McKenzie, 33, of Brooklyn, was found guilty in October after a three-day trial. Authorities said McKenzie had more than 132 pounds of cocaine and over 220 pounds of marij

TIMES UNION - 2018-03-22 14:30:06

Clifton Park resident Kevin Dahl arrested after disturbance at Stewart's

On March 21st, 2018 the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office responded to a male causing a disturbance at the Stewarts on Crescent Road in Clifton Park. Responding Officers located an individual that matched the description of that male as he was walking on Crescent Road. As a result of their investigat

CNWEEKLY.COM - 2018-03-23 02:17:00

Man charged after 2017 raid now charged in drug death

Police work at 16 Cherry St. on Feb. 10, 2017, after a drug raid in which Steven M. Boice was arrested. Photographer: Erica Miller/Daily Gazette Photographer ALBANY -- An accused drug dealer who was arrested last year is now accused of providing drugs that caused a fatal overdose, federal prosecutor

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-03-21 21:31:24

Law to charge drug dealers with homicide passes NY Senate for fifth time

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - According to the CDC, more than 42,000 people died of opioid drug overdoses in 2016. While current law makes it difficult to hold dealers responsible in New York, that could change under a bill passed by the New York Senate on Wednesday. It's still tough for Tim Murdick to lo

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-03-22 03:20:41

Albany officer to resign after pleading guilty to DWI charge

ALBANY, NY (WRGB) The Albany Police officer who was charged with DWI has pleaded guilty in court. Police say on December 20, 2017, at around 5:00 A.M., members of the Albany Police Department responded to the area of Park Avenue and Eagle Street for a report of a vehicle crash. Police say a car stuc

WRGB - 2018-03-22 16:17:25

Cole free on bail after his lawyer argued judge was unfair

ALBANY - An appellate justice released John W. Cole on $50,000 bail after his attorney argued that Saratoga County Judge James A. Murphy III improperly told her to "stop talking about reasonable doubt" during her closing argument at the auto repair businessman's trial. In court papers, the attorney,

TIMES UNION - 2018-03-22 17:21:24

Rensselaer County program will train corrections officers as immigration officials

TROY, N.Y. -- It is known as the Immigration and Nationality Act section 287g - a federal program championed by President Donald Trump that allows law enforcement to send officers for training on how to identify and deal with illegal immigrants inside the county jail. Two of Rensselaer County's corr

SPECTRUMLOCALNEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 00:23:00

Man headed to prison for DWI with child

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. BALLSTON SPA -- A Warrensburg man who drove drunk with a child in his vehicle last fall on the Northway was sentenced Wednesday to up to 3 years in state prison. Matthew J. Centerbar, 38, of Rollies Road, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated driving while

POST-STAR - 2018-03-22 10:01:00

Clifton Park man charged with drug possession

CLIFTON PARK -- A call for a disturbance at a convenience store led to a town man's arrest on drug charges, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff's Department. The incident happened Wednesday at the Stewart's Shop on Crescent Road. Officers found the man that matched the description of the person

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-03-23 01:05:12

DWI decreases significantly in Rensselaer and Albany Counties

However, customers could reconsider punching up the app if an Assembly bill that would raise each ride share trip by $1 is approved. "We don't need this. Leave it alone and let it continue to keep roads safe," explained Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple. The tax would generate close to $50 million f

WNYT - 2018-03-23 01:24:00

Car crashes into Schenectady school

Schenectady firefighters inspect damage to a classroom at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School after this car drove though a window on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Schenectady firefighters inspect damage to a classroom at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School after this car drove though a windo


Arrest made in Colonie school threat

Bishop Photographer: provided photo COLONIE -- Police have charged Austin Bishop, 18, of Colonie, with making a terroristic threat, a felony, for allegedly threatening to return to school with a weapon after he was suspended on Tuesday, according to a police report. The alleged threat was overheard


Student arrested at Cohoes High School after alleged shooting threat

COHOES - Cohoes High School went into lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a student called 911 just before 2 p.m. to warn of an imminent shooting. The caller was identified by police and arrested at the high school, according to Cohoes Police Chief Bill Heslin. The teen - who, despite rumors, was not a


Extra police at Colonie high school following school bus comment

There will be an extra police presence at Colonie Central High School on Wednesday after a student made a threatening comment on a school bus Tuesday. Christopher Robilotti, the executive principal, wrote to parents informing them that while the threat was not credible, the district was still taking


Utica pair accused of fentanyl possession on Thruway

Two Utica residents face drug charges after State Police said they were trafficking fentanyl. At about 9:15 p.m. on March 17 State Police stopped a vehicle on the Thruway in Bethlehem for traffic violations. Police searched the two people in the vehicle and allegedly found 152 grams of fentanyl and


Soul-food restaurant opening on Lark Street

Kitchen 216 on Lark Street in Albany, which describes itself as serving "modern soul food," has a soft opening for brunch service starting Tuesday, according to its Facebook page. Hours are listed as 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A reader who stopped in was told dinner service should start next week, but I'm aw


Troy police say over 300 grams of marijuana were in vehicle

TROY, N.Y. >> An accident involving multiple vehicles in North Troy on Tuesday night led to a passenger being arrested for possessing more than 300 grams of marijuana, police said. In a Wednesday afternoon news release, Assistant Troy Police Chief Dan DeWolf said the incident started at around 6:10


Ocular Inflammation Treatment Market to touch a US$ 1 billion value by the end of 2026 - TMR

Albany, NY, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Growing incidence rate of eye inflammations or uveitis has driven the patients toward adopting effective treatment options. In the coming years, majority of uveitis patients will be seeking ocular inflammation treatments through combination therapies, p

GLOBENEWSWIRE.COM - 2018-03-21 16:54:00

Severely burned New York teen dies over a year after crash

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) - A severely burned teenager has died more than a year after a New York car crash. The Albany County district attorney's office says 17-year-old Niko DiNovo died Monday evening. The Times Union says he suffered third-degree burns to 95 percent of his body in the October 2016 crash


Exclusive: Rensselaer fire victim speaks to NEWS 10

Rensselaer, N. Y. (NEWS 10) - Just one week after a mother grandmother and eight-year-old boy tragically lost their lives in a house fire in Rensselaer, we're still learning new information. News10 sat down in an exclusive interview with Motasam Alshami, one of the only two family members who escape