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Rensselaer police arrest Averill Park man following chase

RENSSELAER, N.Y. — Rensselaer Police say they made an arrest following a chase Thursday night. Ryan K. Spiak, 37, of Averill Park, was arrested and charged with multiple offenses including first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree assault, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled s

TROY RECORD - 2018-12-14 17:45:00

Lawsuit filed over pay raises for NY lawmakers

by Karen DeWitt (NYS Capitol Correspondent) , in Albany, NY. A government reform group has filed a lawsuit to stop a pay raise granted to state lawmakers by a compensation commission. The conservative-leaning Government Justice Center said the salary increase is unconstitutional because it also “rad

NORTH COUNTRY PUBLIC RADIO - 2018-12-15 07:00:00

Albany Italian Food Staple Closing After 100 Years

I would assume that just like me, you have to hate seeing businesses like these close. It seems to be happening a lot lately. This is surely bittersweet news for so many people. Lombardo's Restaurant on Madison Avenue in Albany will be closing its doors after a century in business.

Q103ALBANY.COM - 2018-12-15 19:11:53

Corinth captures Schalmont Sabre Duals

Schalmont Sabre Duals: Corinth won all five matches Saturday as the Tomahawks rolled to first place in the Schalmont Sabre Duals at Schalmont High School. Corinth (7-0) defeated Lansingburgh (66-15), Albany (72-15), Rensselaer (70-3), Schalmont (42-36) and Berlin (67-17).

POST-STAR - 2018-12-16 00:30:00

Loss ends puzzling week for UAlbany men's basketball

ALBANY — University at Albany men’s basketball head coach Will Brown made a prediction after Saturday’s 61-52 loss against Dartmouth at SEFCU Arena. “I’m going to go bald coaching this group,” Brown said.

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-12-15 07:00:00

Students help those less fortunate in Rensselaer

RENSSELAER, N.Y. — Santa’s elves were hard at work, setting up the Concerns-U Christmas store at McManus Center on Friday morning. The students from Columbia High School and Goff Middle School in East Greenbush were arranging gifts and donating their own gifts for kids and families in need.

TROY RECORD - 2018-12-14 19:00:00

Concerns rise over sex offenders living close to Albany schools

There are concerns of sex offenders living too close to schools in Albany, which is against the law. The city found out in early November a handful of registered sex offenders appear to be living within 1,000 feet of a school or daycare. One of them is Harry Bonilla according to members of the Jonat

WNYT - 2018-12-15 16:53:05

Legal action being taken over controversial pay raises for state lawmakers

Legislators on both sides are upset of the pay commission's decision to limit outside income for lawmakers as part of their pay raise. Legal action is being taken. At least one not-for-profit legal center based right here in Albany is taking this to courts.

WNYT - 2018-12-14 16:45:51

Group files lawsuit challenging commission that granted NYS lawmakers raises

ALBANY – A lawsuit filed Friday claims a commission created by Gov. Cuomo and the Legislature “overstepped its constitutional and legal bounds” by granting state lawmakers their first raises in two decades while also restricting legislator outside income.

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-14 18:30:00

Pedestrians hit by SUV in Troy

TROY - Two people were hit by an SUV late Thursday while crossing 8th Street in Troy. This happened right in front of EMPAC, the performing arts center at RPI. The two pedestrians were taken to Albany Medical Center. The extent of their injuries is not clear.

WNYT - 2018-12-13 23:30:29

Registered sex offender charged with trying to kidnap teen in Albany

Harry Bonilla, a parolee and registered sex offender, is charged with attempted kidnapping, assault, sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Police say last Tuesday night, he approached a 16-year-old girl near the intersection of Robin Street and Sheridan Avenue. Officers say he tried to g

WNYT - 2018-12-13 20:28:23

Driver leads police on chase that ends in an officer-involved crash

ALBANY - A 37-year-old man from Averill Park is arrested in connection with a car chase that started in Rensselaer County, ending in downtown Albany. Ryan Spiak is facing a list of charges, including reckless endangerment, unlawful possession of marijuana and leaving the scene of a personal injury a

WNYT - 2018-12-14 02:41:39

Grand jury: No charges in officer-involved shooting involving Ellazar Williams

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A grand jury returned a no bill in the officer-involved shooting involving 19-year-old Ellazar Williams. Police say Albany Police Detective James Olsen Olsen shot Williams near Elk Street on August 20th. Williams is now paralyzed from the chest down.

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-12-14 19:44:00

Two robbed after arranging iPhone sales via Facebook, Albany Police say

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Albany Police are warning against meeting strangers to buy and sell items based on social media interactions after two separate armed robberies. Police say one victim was robbed at knifepoint Friday around 5:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Second Street in Albany after agreeing t

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-12-14 17:45:00

Legal action over NY lawmaker pay raise under consideration

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Legislators on both sides of the aisle are very upset over the pay commission's decision to limit outside income for lawmakers as part of their pay raise. There is talk of legal action and a possible special session.

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-12-13 22:00:00

Rensselaer County reaches agreement with its largest union

TROY, N.Y. — Rensselaer County employees’ largest union has a new contract after members approved and the County Legislature voted unanimously 18-0 at Tuesday’s legislative meeting. The new deal was announced by County Executive Steve McLaughlin, along with legislative officials and union leaders.

TROY RECORD - 2018-12-12 20:40:00

Tonight: RPI Students Present Sensory Experience On Lake George

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers at Lake George have been collecting data on the Adirondack lake as part of the Jefferson Project, a collaboration between RPI, IBM, and the FUND for Lake George.

WAMC.ORG - 2018-12-12 17:37:14

New York Attorney General's office files lawsuit against Target, Walmart and LaRose Industries

New York — The attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., and importer LaRose Industries, for allegedly committing thousands of violations of multiple New York laws governing the safety of children’s toys sold in the state.

ONEIDA DISPATCH - 2018-12-13 21:00:00

Law proposed amid Troy sanctuary city debate

TROY, N.Y. (WRGB) - A local lawmaker thinks she may have a solution to the contentious sanctuary city debate developing in the city of Troy. Rensselaer County legislator Kim Ashe McPherson says she attended both meetings in the Collar City last week. She says a resolution she sponsored, that has bee

WRGB - 2018-12-12 22:20:39

Police identify man killed in Albany shooting

ALBANY — Police have identified the man who was killed in a shooting in Albany earlier this week. Albany police say 28-year-old Dalon Blunt was shot Monday around 8 p.m. The Albany man was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. A 19-year-old man also hit by gunfire suffered non-life thre

POST-STAR - 2018-12-12 17:25:00