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DMV warns: Don't take a selfie while driving

ALBANY

DMV warns: Don't take a selfie while driving

It takes roughly two seconds to look at a phone and take a selfie — the same amount of time it takes for a car speeding down the highway to travel about 180 feet.

MALTA

Malta man, 70, killed in car crash; 2 boys hurt

A 70-year-old Van Aernum Road man died after his car went off the road near his home Monday morning, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Department said.

Gloversville man pleads guilty to wife’s murder

GLOVERSVILLE

Gloversville man pleads guilty to wife’s murder

A Gloversville man pleaded guilty Monday to the February murder of his wife of more than 50 years, according to Fulton County Acting District Attorney Chad Brown.

ROTTERDAM

Schenectady man allegedly steals 3,960 empties, tries to claim deposits

Rotterdam Police arrested a Schenectady man Sunday for allegedly stealing nearly 4,000 aluminum cans from a recycling center.

Johnstown woman who claimed abduction charged with petty larceny

JOHNSTOWN

Johnstown woman who claimed abduction charged with petty larceny

The woman who told police in June that she was abducted from her family’s camp in the town of Wells, and was subsequently accused of making the story up, has been charged with petty larceny by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department.

FULTON

Teen injured in Fulton ATV crash

A teen was severely injured after an ATV crash Friday in Fulton, the Schoharie County Sheriff's Office said.

Dive team wanted after Great Sacandaga drowning

FULTON & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

Dive team wanted after Great Sacandaga drowning

The family of an Amsterdam teenager who drowned on Great Sacandaga Lake last Saturday has started a memorial fund in his name to raise funds for increased search and rescue and dive operations in Fulton and Montgomery counties.

ROTTERDAM

Safyre’s Angels cases working way through court

One of two cases brought in connection with alleged thefts from arson survivor Safyre Terry’s Christmas card-opening operation has been resolved and could eventually be dismissed. The other case remains pending, but has been reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor.

BALLSTON SPA

Ex-Schenectady man faces child porn charge

A former Schenectady man was indicted by a Saratoga County grand jury Thursday on charges of promoting child pornography and distributing indecent material to minors.

Schenectady woman allegedly stabbed boyfriend a second time

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady woman allegedly stabbed boyfriend a second time

A city woman stabbed and seriously injured her boyfriend this week — the same man she is accused of stabbing less than two weeks ago, authorities said.

SCHENECTADY

Closing arguments in trial of Schenectady fatal hit-and-run

The driver accused of striking one pedestrian with his van, then fleeing and striking and killing a second pedestrian, is expected to learn his fate early next week.

Police: Man busted with $120K, crack cocaine in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Police: Man busted with $120K, crack cocaine in Schenectady

A month-long investigation resulted in an arrest and the recovery of crack cocaine and cash, the Schenectady County Sheriff Dominic Dagostino said Thursday.

SCHENECTADY

Driver in fatal Schenectady crash says he never saw victim

Adimu Goodwin told a judge on Wednesday that he never intended to flee from the scene where he hit a pedestrian pushing a cart on State Street last August, but individuals in the area angered by the crash led him to fear for his safety.

Schenectady woman admits role in lottery scam

ALBANY — A Schenectady woman charged with her husband in a lottery scam admitted to the charges Wednesday, two days after her husband pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors said.

Schenectady man killed on Thruway

CANAAN — A driver from Schenectady died Wednesday morning when his car ran into the back of a tractor-trailer on the Berkshire Spur of the Thruway, state police said.

Driver hits police car in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Driver hits police car in Schenectady

A driver hit a police car at the intersection of State Street and Veeder Avenue this morning while the officer was responding to a call.

Schenectady man allegedly sold crack in Saratoga County

BALLSTON

Schenectady man allegedly sold crack in Saratoga County

A Schenectady man was arrested Tuesday on felony charges of selling crack cocaine, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office said.

State office marks 50 years of assisting victims of crime

ALBANY

State office marks 50 years of assisting victims of crime

When Brad and Lisa Gilbert bought their home in Rotterdam years ago, they did so with no thought that their daughter might one day require a wheelchair.

Train strikes, kills Glenville teenager

SCOTIA

Train strikes, kills Glenville teenager

A 16-year-old Glenville girl was killed when she was struck by an Amtrak passenger train Tuesday afternoon a couple of miles west of the Schenectady Amtrak Station.

Witness tells of Schenectady pedestrian death

SCHENECTADY

Witness tells of Schenectady pedestrian death

Karen Duseau looked for a safe place to stop. Duseau saw the before — and after — of a fatal van-pedestrian collision on State Street, including glimpsing victim Jerry Faine's body still on the van nearly a block from the original accident site.

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