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AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam Dunkin' Donuts held up

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Amsterdam police are calling on the public to help them track down a man they say robbed a local Dunkin’ Donuts earlier this evening.
 
Social media posts, other cues can offer warning
SCHENECTADY

Social media posts, other cues can offer warning

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
The Facebook posts of Jamell Modest, charged with murdering a mother of four Saturday afternoon, seem foreboding only in hindsight.
 
BALLSTON SPA

Lawyer asks state to take Ballston Spa fatal Taser case

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
A lawyer representing the estate of the Ballston Spa man who died after a confrontation with six police officers is asking the county prosecutor to recuse her office from the case and have the state attorney general conduct an investigation.
 
Inspectors sniff out pot posed as presents at Colonie hotel
COLONIE

Inspectors sniff out pot posed as presents at Colonie hotel

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
A Colorado man was arrested Monday after police said he tried to have more than 16 pounds of marijuana disguised as Christmas presents mailed to his Colonie hotel room.
 
Grief, anger linger for family of Schenectady murder victim
SCHENECTADY

Grief, anger linger for family of Schenectady murder victim

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Family members have been busy grieving and planning funeral services for 30-year-old Markia Harris, as well as a fundraiser to help pay for those services and help the children.
 
STILLWATER

Slingerlands woman allegedly poisoned cookies

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
A 72-year-old Slingerlands woman is accused of mailing cookies laced with mouse poison and a laxative to someone in Stillwater.
 
Man who reported Albany homicide charged with murder
ALBANY

Man who reported Albany homicide charged with murder

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
An Albany man has been charged with second-degree murder in a fatal Sunday night stabbing on Hudson Avenue.
 
CLIFTON PARK

Shots pelt Ellis Medicine center in Clifton Park

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Someone fired at least 10 shots at Ellis Medicine’s urgent care center in Clifton Park early Sunday morning, but no one at the medical facility even noticed until Monday, authorities say.
 
JOHNSTOWN

Gloversville man gets 8 years in drug sentence

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Jason Quintana, 40, of Gloversville, was sentenced to eight years in prison, three years post-release supervision and ordered to pay back $260 for selling cocaine to an informant in July 2013. The case stems from a controlled purchase of heroin conducted by city police between an informant and Quintana at his residence
 
ALBANY

Marijuana grower sentenced to 18 months

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
A Gloversville man was sentenced last week to 18 months in prison for his alleged role in growing large amounts of marijuana in a two-story building that he owned in Montgomery County.
 
Murder defendant attacked in Schenectady court
SCHENECTADY

Murder defendant attacked in Schenectady court

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
A distraught father charged at the man accused of murdering his daughter before being knocked down by court officers and pepper-sprayed Monday morning.
 
ROTTERDAM

Smash-and-grab thefts reported in Rotterdam

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
The Rotterdam Police Department is investigating several smash-and-grab larcenies from vehicles that occurred Sunday between 2 and 4 p.m. at local shopping areas.
 
WILTON

Man accused of exposing himself at Wilton Lowes

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office says tips from the public helped lead to the arrest Monday of a man accused of exposing himself in a building supply store.
 
Schenectady murder victim recalled as ‘great guy’
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady murder victim recalled as ‘great guy’

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Chris Hall remembered Wayne L. Best Jr.’s work ethic.
 
Driver surrenders day after Glenville accident
GLENVILLE

Driver surrenders day after Glenville accident

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
The driver who struck a 15-year-old pedestrian and then drove away Sunday evening in Glenville voluntarily surrendered himself to police on Monday.
 
 

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