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Poison parsnip causes severe burns, blisters on woman’s legs

Charlotte Murphy via AP | BDNThis July 2018, photo provided by Charlotte Murphy shows poison parsnip in Bennington, Vt. Murphy was left with severe burns and blisters on her legs after encountering the invasive species of plant in Vermont.

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2018-07-19 10:11:00

Cheshire resident wins $25,000 a year for life in Lucky for Life game, Mass State Lottery announces

Oltsch, a grandfather of seven, opted to receive his prize in annual payments of $25,000 (less tax withholdings) every year for the rest of his life. There is a minimum 20-year guarantee on the prize. He plans on using his winnings to help out his family.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-07-19 11:18:00

Troy men arrested in Delmar home invasion

Jevon I. Johnson, 18, and La-Tae D. Wells, 21, were charged with first- and second-degree robbery, first-degree criminal use of a firearm and first-degree burglary. All are felonies.

TIMES UNION - 2018-07-19 21:14:30

Pair from Troy charged with robbery

BETHLEHEM, N.Y. >> A pair of Troy men are facing charges after a home invasion Wednesday, police said.

TROY RECORD - 2018-07-20 00:21:31

Midnight Madness returns to downtown Bennington

BENNINGTON — For the 55th year in a row, Midnight Madness will bring a night of shopping, dining and activities to downtown Bennington.


Police blotter: July 19,2018

Warrant: Derrick D. Hassan Jr., 25, of Troy, was arrested at 12:10 a.m. July 16 and charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree harassment and also on an outstanding warrant.

TROY RECORD - 2018-07-19 18:04:07

Trash near Hoosic River raises concerns

HOOSICK, N.Y. >> After receiving complaints about an area around the Hoosic River, a few Rensselaer County Legislators along with other elected officials visited the area Monday.

TROY RECORD - 2018-07-18 18:43:41

Adams Receives Complete Streets Funding

"The projects will focus on sidewalks and handicapped ramps," Cesan said. "We did not receive the full amount of $400,000 as requested but MassDOT noted that this past round has been especially competitive, and they indicate that the town should be proud of its application."

IBERKSHIRES.COM - 2018-07-20 03:56:00

Sutton selectman allegedly stumbled from car, threatened Vermont trooper | Millbury-Sutton Chronicle

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Sutton Selectman Michael Kenney was allegedly so drunk when he drove a white Mazda Miata into the parking area of a Cumberland Farms gas and convenience store in Bennington, Vermont, in the early hours of June 20 that he stumbled out of the car and had to hold onto the car to pull

MILLBURYSUTTON.COM - 2018-07-18 18:41:01

Police arrest Adams man, charge him with drug possession

NORTH ADAMS — Police allege an Adams man is tied to eight drug overdoses, including one fatality, throughout the four-year investigation that led to his arrest on Monday.


Troy cop will not face charges in shooting of Dahmeek McDonald

Troy resident Brittany Hughes captured this video in the moments after Troy police shot Dahmeek McDonald on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Emily Masters / Times Union)


Troy officer-involved shooting deemed justified

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A Rensselaer County grand jury deemed that an officer-involved shooting that took place last August was legally justified.On August 17, Dahmeek McDonald was shot by Troy Police Officer Jarod Iler.McDonald survived the shooting.The ruling means that no criminal charges will be b


Cohoes police warn residents after car break-ins

Mayor Shawn Morse says they believe the thieves are being opportunistic, quickly grabbing door handles as they walk by to see if they are unlocked. If not, they’re grabbing change, or whatever they can.


Police Blotter: July 16

False personation: Manfi A. Doukoure, 24, of Troy, was arrested at 1:37 a.m. July 12 and charged with false personation and also on an outstanding warrant.


Forest rangers rescue injured Cohoes man in Adirondacks

Essex County dispatchers transferred a 911 call to the DEC at 5:27 p.m. on Monday, July 9. The caller reported a 66-year-old man from Cohoes had injured his knee after getting lost near near Big Pond off Hoffman Road, close to Schroon Lake, the DEC said.


Protest planned to fault Schenectady County DA over probe of police shooting

Frame grab from cellphone video footage of Dahmeek McDonald, 22, after he was shot by Troy police after being stopped by officers because he was wanted for a parole violation on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Troy,... more


CBS6 Investigates: Mechanicville seeing spike in DWIs, higher levels of intoxication

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (WRGB) - The Mechanicville Police Chief Joseph Waldron tells CBS 6’s Anne McCloy the department is seeing more cases of drunk driving, and higher levels of intoxication behind the wheel.


Cohoes Music Hall announces music, comedy acts

Tim Meadows, a cast member in the Fox series "Son of Zorn," poses for a portrait during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) ORG XMIT: CACP135 ORG XMIT: MER2016080823244


Southern Vermont on the lookout for invasive insect

The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation says the emerald ash borer was recently spotted in North Adams, Massachusetts. Now, neighboring towns in Vermont, including Stamford, Pownal, Bennington, Woodford and Readsboro, are considered high-risk areas.


Massachusetts couple charged with attacking Vt. trooper

It happened early Monday morning at a home in Pownal. Police say the trooper was responding to a report that the couple from Rutland, Massachusetts had assaulted a child while they were fighting. After arriving, they then resisted arrest and attacked the trooper.