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Albany County jail inmate accused of dealing drugs inside facility

ALBANY - A female inmate at the Albany County jail is accused of smuggling heroin into the facility and selling it to other inmates. Shaquana T. Pompey, 25, of Troy had been serving weekends of incarceration at the jail for a previous robbery conviction. Investigators determined other inmates would

TIMES UNION - 2018-03-23 21:33:28

Albany police identify woman who died of apparent overdose on sidewalk

ALBANY - Police have identified the woman found dying of an an apparent overdose on a city sidewalk last week, as their investigation into her death continues. Keisha Richards, 25, of Albany was found unresponsive just before midnight Wednesday, March 14, near North Main Avenue and Kent Street, Alba

TIMES UNION - 2018-03-23 15:10:13

Police seeking info in NBT Bank robbery in Colonie

COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Colonie Police are looking to identify a man they say robbed the NBT Bank on Troy Schenectady Road on Friday. The robbery happened at around 11:45 a.m. Police say the man entered the bank and passed a note to the teller. A weapon was not displayed. The teller complied and th

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-03-23 17:02:55

Clifton Park man accused of having drugs

Kevin J. Dahl, inset, is accused of causing a disturbance inside a Stewart's Shop in Clifton Park. Photographer: SARATOGA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CLIFTON PARK - A local man was arrested after he allegedly caused a disturbance at a convenience store and possessed drugs, police said. On March 21, Kev

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-03-23 14:17:09

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

Schenectady HOMES program holding open house

SCHENECTADY -- The city's HOMES program will host a city-wide open house featuring five properties on Sunday. The program, Homeownership Made Easy in Schenectady, is a partnership between the city, area banks, Realtors and other city entities offering mortgage packages and grants intended to encoura

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-03-23 21:08:10

Letter: Liberty statue the right fit for plaza in Schenectady

Your article "Lady Liberty memorial contested" (March 8) needs clarification. Gateway Plaza is the expanded version of Liberty Park, where the Liberty replica stood since 1950. Mayor Gary McCarthy has decided to ignore the plan, supported by the public and adopted in 2013 by City Council, to return

TIMES UNION - 2018-03-23 23:25:20

Statement in Troy murders inadmissible, defense says

TROY -- Alleged incriminating statements made by a Schenectady man in connection with the Christmastime quadruple murders in Troy will likely be tossed, his attorney argues in court filings. The attorney states that his client repeatedly invoked his right to remain silent. Attorney Joseph Ahearn als

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-03-23 22:55:22

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

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


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


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

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


Police: Man cut woman in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY -- An Edward Street resident used a knife during a domestic incident involving his mother and his girlfriend Saturday morning, authorities said. Michael Keith, 30, faces one count of second-degree assault and two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, all felonies, as well as othe


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

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


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


Police investigate possible shots fired in Schenectady

ROTTERDAM -- An incident that involved speeding cars and possibly gunshots Monday morning in Schenectady apparently ended with a crash in Rotterdam, police said. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident, and Schenectady police had also yet to confirm if there had been gunshots. No arres


$65,000 settlement in Schenectady

A City Council committee has agreed to a $65,000 settlement of a federal lawsuit filed by a resident alleging police used excessive force against him during a 2014 altercation. The matter, stemming from the civil case filed by Christian Baez a few years ago, was voted out of the three-member claims


Schenectady contemplates suit over opioid epidemic

SCHENECTADY - City leaders are considering taking legal action against pharmaceutical companies to recoup money from the costs associated with fighting the opioid epidemic. Mayor Gary McCarthy confirmed that attorney Donald Boyajian made a presentation about the topic to City Council members on Mond