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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

Police investigating report of water bottles purchased with puncture holes

BENNINGTON, Vt. (NEWS10) - Bennington Police are investigating a report of a case of water bottles that was purchased at a local Walmart with multiple punctures through the plastic wrapper and bottle caps. Police say a resident posted about the incident on Facebook on March 3. After locating the pos

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-03-22 14:46:32

Heroin sale leads to prison sentence

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. QUEENSBURY - A Hampton man who sold heroin in Glens Falls last year has been sentenced to 4 years in state prison. Timothy J. Osgood Jr., 33, of Carvers Falls Road, pleaded guilty last month to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felo

POST-STAR - 2018-03-22 11:30:00

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

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-03-21 21:31:24

Man accused of repeated molestation

BENNINGTON - A local man accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl was placed under a curfew at his residence this week. Michael T. Bowen, 39, pleaded not guilty on Friday to felony aggravated repeated sexual assault on a child, attempted sexual assault without consent, and lewd

BENNINGTON BANNER - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Car crashes into Schenectady school

Schenectady firefighters inspect damage to a classroom at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School after this car drove though a window on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Schenectady firefighters inspect damage to a classroom at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School after this car drove though a windo

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-03-21 11:13:58

Man pleads not guilty to burglary, larceny

BENNINGTON - A Pownal man faces felony charges in connection with burglaries and thefts at a North Bennington warehouse. Eric E. Bassler, 40, pleaded not guilty in Bennington criminal court on Monday to felony burglary (three counts) and grand larceny (two counts), and misdemeanor false information


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

NEWS10 ABC - 2018-03-22 03:20:41

Troy man facing drug charges after head-on crash

TROY -- A man is facing marijuana possession charged after a head-on crash that sent people to the hospital. Troy police say an officer saw a speeding car pass him on Sixth Avenue, and radioed to other officers for help locating it. The car was eventually found, on Second Avenue, heavily damaged aft

WRGB - 2018-03-21 22:27:38

Two Windham County men busted in multi-state drug conspiracy

BELLOWS FALLS - According to WWLP-TV in Springfield, Mass., two Windham County men are among a group of men busted as part of an 14-month investigation into heroin and cocaine trafficking from Mexico to the Springfield, Mass., area. Lorenzo Deconinck, 59, of Jamaica, was charged with conspiracy to

BRATTLEBORO REFORMER - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

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


Adams man charged with stabbing in North Adams parking lot dispute

NORTH ADAMS - An Adams man is due back in court March 26 on an assault charge after he allegedly slashed a man during a dispute, causing a deep gash to the victim's arm. Joseph Martin, 25, of Leh's Lane, allegedly stabbed Wes Ouimet in a parking lot near Friend Street. Police initially received a c


State Police: Two arrested in connection to liquor store robbery

BERLIN, NY (WRGB) Two have been arrested in connection to a robbery of a Berlin liquor store back on Tuesday. State Police say at around 4:30 PM Devin Delevan, 21 years old, of Stephentown and Dylan Kellar, 18 years old, of Berlin entered Vonadeau Wine and Spirits on 70 South Main Street in Berlin d

WRGB - 2018-03-21 15:09:22

Arrest made in Colonie school threat

Bishop Photographer: provided photo COLONIE -- Police have charged Austin Bishop, 18, of Colonie, with making a terroristic threat, a felony, for allegedly threatening to return to school with a weapon after he was suspended on Tuesday, according to a police report. The alleged threat was overheard

DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-03-21 14:55:32

Extra police at Colonie high school following school bus comment

There will be an extra police presence at Colonie Central High School on Wednesday after a student made a threatening comment on a school bus Tuesday. Christopher Robilotti, the executive principal, wrote to parents informing them that while the threat was not credible, the district was still taking


Third man charged in fatal July shootout

SCHENECTADY -- A third person has been charged in connection with a July gunfight in which at least 20 shots were fired and a man was killed. Marc Harris is accused of firing at Niam Dorvil, the man who police believe fired the shot that killed Jonny Olds, Schenectady County District Attorney Robert


Firefighters battle blaze at Washington County store

WHITE CREEK - Firefighters spent part of Monday night putting out a fire at the Dollar General store on Route 22. The fire was reported around 9:30 p.m., and was believed to have been contained to the exterior of the building, which is just south of the village of Cambridge. No injuries were reporte


Sidebar: Participating maple sugar makers

Stop by one of these participating sugar makers this weekend: Where: 614 Route 7, Bennington When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. What: Refreshments, trivia contest, door prize Accessibility: 1/4 mile walk from parking Information: 802-442-6715 Ball Brook Maple - Dave Dence Family & Friends Where: 196 Sweet Roa


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


Former Albany woman who sold heroin sentenced to time served

ALBANY - A former Albany resident was sentenced to time served after she purchased heroin in the Bronx and Amsterdam and sold it over the summer of 2016. United States District Judge Mae A. D'Agostino in Albany also sentenced Lourdes Rivera, 40, of the Bronx, to three years of post-imprisonment supe