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Man charged with raping former neighbor

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Security footage may be the reason an alleged rapist is behind bars. Q'arayone Lomack charged with first degree rape after being accused a raping a former neighbor at the College Suites in Schenectady. Police said Lomack did not know the victim.


Schenectady police detective accused in Varick Street bar fight

A Schenectady police detective is facing charges in the city of Utica for allegedly getting into a fight at the Celtic Harp on Varick Street. Utica police say 33-year-old Steven Nelson hita bar employee.


Schenectady cop arrested after alleged fight in Utica

A Schenectady cop has been arrested in Utica. The department says detective Steven Nelson was in a fight while off-duty. He’s facing a violation level offense. The department is now investigating.


Who owns that eyesore? Schenectady does

SCHENECTADY – Harold Narain hears it from family and friends all the time when they see the squalid conditions across the street from his tidy Francis Avenue home in the Mont Pleasant neighborhood.


Police Say Dancing Man Helped Accomplice Steal From New York Walmart

Police say two crooks collaborated and ended up stealing $2,000 from a Rotterdam Walmart. What makes this story a bit different is that their daring plan involved...dancing. The Albany Times Union says that the duo struck the store Saturday afternoon. The Times says that their heist began when they


Good things to do for the week ahead

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum has you covered for spring break. Kids and families can get tours of the Glenville museum and hop aboard some historic military and civilian airplanes. They can also ride in the museum's Simulated Reality Vehicle. Visitors can experience what it's like to take of


N.Y. man admits to credit card fraud

PORTLAND — A New York man who used bogus driver’s licenses to open charge accounts at three Home Depot stores in Maine, and tried to open one in Auburn, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of credit card fraud, according to court documents.


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


Man barely suffers scratch but car destroyed after tree collapse in Scotia

SCOTIA — A local man suffered only a cut to the face when a tree collapsed on Sunnyside Road and crushed his moving car Thursday morning, police said. Emergency workers gave the man medical care at the scene but he refused hospital treatment, telling police he wanted to get back to work.


Troy man indicted in shooting case

Jeffrey Walker, of Troy, was charged in connection to shooting in Albany. (Photo courtesy of the Albany Police Department) — TROY – A 23-year-old city man faces attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting another man in the chest in September, according to Rensselaer County Court records.


City police ask for help finding missing Schenectady 16-year-old

SCHENECTADY - City police are asking for the public's help in finding a 16-year-old Schenectady teen. Jordan Bruce Couse was last seen April 9 and is believed to be with a male companion and may travel to Colorado, his missing child flier reads. The state Missing Persons Clearinghouse lists the circ


Albany judge halts state’s new private school oversight rules

An Albany Supreme Court judge has struck down — at least temporarily — an attempt by the state Education Department to strengthen its authority over private and religious schools.


Woman stabbed at Troy home

TROY - Detectives are investigating a stabbing early Thursday morning on Second Street. The woman was stabbed at about 4 a.m. on a block that is bordered by Liberty Street and Washington Park.


Upstate New York Dealing With Pop­u­lation Decline, Officials Concerned

It's become a common theme for upstate New York over the last several decades: More people moving out than moving in. "The Southern Tier is in the fastest state of decline. Northern New York, the Adirondacks, have been declining for quite a while. In the heart of New York, you see Chenango County lo


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


Photos: Fire burns at Troy gas station

TROY - Firefighters extinguished a small fire after a utility pole fell to the ground near a gas station and sparked a fire on Burden Avenue, officials said. The incident occurred at about 1:45 a.m. The blaze sent heavy black smoke into the area around the Speedway gas station at 800 Burden Ave.


Parole granted for driver in deadly 1981 Brink's heist

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Former radical activist Judith Clark has been granted parole after serving more than 37 years behind bars for her role as getaway driver in a deadly 1981 Brink's armored truck robbery in New York.


Say thank you for a job well done to 911 operators this week!

VOORHEESVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- Dispatchers at the Albany County 911 center answer thousands of calls every year. The men and women on the other end of the line are trained to dispatch fire, EMS or police officers to you in your time of need.


Game on: Students code, compete for college credit

Foothills Pathways in Technology Early College High School student Bryen Belknap plays “Call of Duty” on April 17 during a scrimmage against Gaming Insomniacs staff in preparation for an upcoming eSports tournament in which scholarship money is up for grabs. Dusten Rader/Express Editor.