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Albany police officer injured in dirt bike arrest
District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that JAHQUEL ROBERTSON, 22, of Albany, pleaded guilty to Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device in the Second Degree, a Class D Felony, and Count of Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, a Class E Felony, before the Honorable Peter A. Lynch in Alba
New Yorkers with opioid prescriptions might be able to switch to medical marijuana
The state’s medical marijuana program is now open to patients with 12 physician-certified conditions, including cancer, HIV-AIDS and chronic pain. The program allows patients to use nonsmokeable forms of marijuana.
Albany Police: Man arrested, accused of stealing paramedic vehicle while on call.
ALBANY, NY (WRGB) Albany Police have arrested a 28 year old, accused of stealing an Albany Fire Department paramedic vehicle.
Boil Shack opening on Wolf Road
An Asian-themed seafood restaurant called The Boil Shack is being developed for a summer opening at 59 Wolf Road in Colonie.An Asian-themed seafood restaurant called The Boil Shack is being developed for a summer opening at 59 Wolf Road in Colonie, which was home to the area's only location of Bonef
Sheriff deputies identify man killed in motorcycle collision on Sunday
James P. Van Ness was driving west on Route 67 at 1:39 a.m. when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Jeep Liberty driven by Delaney Brooks, 18, of Ballston Spa.
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.
ELECTION 2018: Former Syracuse mayor launches independent bid for NY governor
Stephanie Miner, an ex-mayor of Syracuse, made her announcement in an interview with The New York Times. Miner tweeted Monday morning that she’s running as “a citizen of New York.”
Man allegedly stole paramedic's truck in Albany
Albany firefighters — who are also trained paramedics — were treating someone for a medical emergency at 11:25 a.m. on Hudson Avenue, between Ontario Street and Perry Place, when a man stole their parked but still running rescue truck, police said.
Opioid users will soon be able to get medical marijuana in NY
ALBANY, NY (WROC) - Opioid use is being added as a qualifying condition to get medical marijuana in New York State, the state health department announced Monday.
NY state report will recommend marijuana legalization, health commissioner says
The report is now being finalized. Zucker’s boss, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has long expressed concerns about legalization but ordered the study in January after coming under pressure from legalization supporters.
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.
Helicopter lifting materials onto Corning Tower leads to road closures
The Corning Tower on the Empire State Plaza on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. (John Carl D'Annibale/Times Union archive)
Police: Lark Street stabbing victim has died
Elijah Smith, 22, of Albany, was in critical condition and had been admitted to Albany Medical Center following the incident, which happened near the intersection of Lark Street and Madison Avenue. Three other people were also injured.
Niskayuna man arrested for $29,000 ID theft of woman
Asif Ismail, 32, was charged with identity theft and grand larceny, State Police said. A Brunswick woman told State Police that several accounts had been opened in her name without her consent.
State Police: Driver strikes trooper's car, flees
Terry M. Brust Jr., 26, of Johnsonville was driving a pick-up truck on North Lake Avenue in Brunswick when he allegedly struck the rear of a trooper's patrol car, causing minor damage, State Police said.
Albany police investigating second Saturday shooting
ALBANY - Police are investigating after a man was shot in the arm around 10:10 p.m. Saturday. Officers were called to Second Avenue near Grandview Terrance for a report of shots fired. When they arrived they were told that a 21-year-old man had been taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital.The man's
Community remembers father killed at Father's Day barbecue
It was all caught on camera, starting with the brawl and then Richard Duckett pulling out a gun and opening fire, shooting Roberts multiple times. Duckett was sentenced along with his aunt and mother who helped him hide from police for three months.
N.Y. Assembly passes single-payer health care
— ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York state Assembly has again endorsed a single-payer universal health care system.The Democrat-led chamber passed the measure last week for the fourth year in a row.Passage of the legislation is largely symbolic, however. The Republican-led Senate is not expected to take up
Troy River Fest brings thousands downtown
Guests were able to enjoy a variety of different activities at the six-hour festival. Event-goers were able to enjoy everything from face painting, to fresh-pressed lemonade and street eats, to live music and more.
More arrests made in Latham road rage incident
State police recently announced they arrested Logan J. Tardiff, 21, of Halfmoon, and was charged with reckless endangerment in the second degree and menacing in the second degree, both misdemeanors. He was arrested on June 11 and issued an appearance ticket returnable on June 24 at 6 p.m. in the Col