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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
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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