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Three-time felon headed to federal prison in marijuana case
A three-time felon who police believe sold large quantities of marijuana around the Glens Falls and Saratoga Springs regions was sentenced to 71 months in federal prison Tuesday and agreed to forfeit $117,000.Ryan R. Mershon, 40, of Ballston Spa will also spend 3 years on supervised release after he
Saratoga Springs woman sentenced in drug smuggling case
PLATTSBURGH — A woman involved with a marijuana smuggling ring in northern New York was sentenced to time served.In January, U.S. District Court Judge David N. Hurd, on the bench in Utica, also ordered Freda Rushford to serve four years of supervised release, pay a $1,000 fine and perform 50 hours o
Glens Falls Police officer hurt during arrest
GLENS FALLS — A Glens Falls Police officer was hurt Tuesday night when a man police were arrested in a domestic violence case struggled with them, officials said.The suspect, Joseph R. Fylipek, 37, of Glens Falls, was charged with felony aggravated family offense, misdemeanor criminal mischief and m
Former mayor sentenced on child porn charges
Ricky Nelson, 63, was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison for possession of a sexual performance of a child.
Watervliet father, son charged after cops find drugs and guns
Police Chief Mark Spain said in a news release that on Tuesday the department arrested Christian Leon-Roldan, 36, and his father Carlos Leon, 59, both of 2425 3rd Ave., rear building.
Ex-Stillwater mayor faces prison sentence for child pornography
Nelson, 62, was arrested last year after an investigation by a State Police Computer Crime Unit found a Stillwater IP address was being used to download child pornography, police said. The investigation led to a search of Nelson's home and his arrest, troopers said.
Ballston Spa man gets prison time for marijuana distribution
ALBANY, N.Y. >> A Ballston Spa man was sentenced Tuesday to almost 6 years in prison for his role in a marijuana distribution scheme, authorities said.
Buffalo man admits to fatal Allentown shooting
Jeremy Wright, 30, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty before Erie County Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to the highest charge for which he could have been convicted if the matter had gone to trial.
Trump orders creation of a sixth military branch
A severe thunderstorm hit Saratoga Springs at around 4 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2018. Trees are down on Lake Avenue. (David Johnson / Times Union) IMAGE 1 OF 47 A severe thunderstorm hit Saratoga Springs at around 4 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2018. Trees are down on Lake Avenue. (David Johnson / Times Union
Cumberland Farms proposal returns with changes
QUEENSBURY — Cumberland Farms is coming back to the town Planning Board to report on the ways its project could improve the Route 9-Route 149 intersection.The company will make another pitch to the Planning Board at 7 p.m. June 26. The item, which was pulled from the agenda in the spring, is for a d
Man put on probation for cocaine sale
Lorenzo N. Figueroa, 27, pleaded guilty last December to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for a cocaine sale in Queensbury in November 2016. He was arrested by State Police, and formerly lived in Glens Falls.
Queensbury highway superintendent resigning, replaced by deputy
QUEENSBURY – Highway Superintendent Tom Van Ness is retiring, six months before his term ends.He submitted a letter of resignation to the Town Board, and the board appointed his deputy to serve as superintendent until the end of the year.Van Ness, 59, was not available to explain the reason for his
Ballston Spa motorcyclist killed in crash
The operator of the motorcycle, James P. Van Ness of Ballston Spa, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. The operator of the 2005 Jeep Liberty, 18-year-old Delaney Brooks of Ballston Spa, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Thousands of power outages linger, some will last into tonight
More than 2,500 local residents remained without electricity early Tuesday from Monday's severe storms.National Grid had nearly 2,000 customers in the dark as of Tuesday morning, most of them in Saratoga Springs and central Washington County.
Arrest made in Saratoga Springs bank robbery
SARATOGA SPRINGS - A Schenectady County man is charged with the March 4, 2017, robbery of the Adirondack Trust bank on Northline Road, city police said Friday.
Man pleads guilty for Glens Falls cocaine sale
QUEENSBURY -- A former Glens Falls man pleaded guilty to a felony charge Friday in connection with a cocaine sale in Glens Falls last fall.Nicholas F. Lanza, 54, of Stony Brook, Long Island, could avoid a jail or prison sentence if he does well on interim probation, despite the fact he has a long cr
Deputies: Ballston Spa man inappropriately touched child
MILTON, N.Y. >> A sex offender was arrested Tuesday after inappropriately touching a child, Saratoga County sheriff’s deputies said.
Police: Averill Park man burglarized Spa City Smashburger
William J. Hoffay, 43, of Averill Park was charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief and third-degree grand larceny, class D felonies. Hoffay, who is currently incarcerated in Rensselaer County Jail, was arraigned and committed back to that facility.
Man charged with Saratoga bank robbery
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- A Schenectady county man has been charged with robbing a bank in Saratoga Springs in March 2017.Joseph B. Flower, 36, of Glenville, was charged with third-degree robbery, felony, for the March 4, 2017 robbery of the Adirondack Trust Bank branch located on Northline Road. Police s
Accused Saratoga Smashburger burglar arrested in three more break-ins
William J. Hoffay, 44, of Averill Park, is now accused of breaking into three businesses along Route 50 in the Town of Ballston April 5 and committing crimes once inside, state police said.