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In Capital Region, saddened police stress community relations

CAPITAL REGION

In Capital Region, saddened police stress community relations

As police nationwide mourn the slaying of five officers in Dallas, officers in the Capital Region are also hurting.

On Hamilton Hill, shootings stir emotions

SCHENECTADY

On Hamilton Hill, shootings stir emotions

As a longtime resident of Schenectady’s Hamilton Hill neighborhood, Marva Isaacs thinks of the Schenectady police as her allies and friends.

Schenectady bus driver allegedly takes kids on chaotic ride

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady bus driver allegedly takes kids on chaotic ride

A bus ride for children returning home from a summer camp at Central Park turned chaotic Thursday afternoon as the driver lost track of the route and dropped kids off at the wrong stops and at least one location that wasn’t listed as a stop at all, according to police.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady detective charged with assault, is suspended

A city police detective has been suspended after his arrest this week on misdemeanor assault and reckless driving charges, authorities said.

ALBANY

Two men convicted in 1997 Albany murder cleared

Two men convicted in the killing of a University at Albany student nearly two decades ago have been cleared of the murder and had the charges dropped, attorneys said Thursday.

Schenectady man allegedly had girl hide bag of drugs

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady man allegedly had girl hide bag of drugs

A city man about to be arrested on drug charges Wednesday morning gave a bag of drugs to a 10-year-old girl to hide, according to court paperwork.

BALLSTON SPA

Corinth man guilty of sexually abusing kids

A Corinth man was found guilty by a Saratoga County Court jury Thursday of charges that he sexually abused and photographed young children over a course of years.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady man allegedly stabbed adult son

A man stabbed his adult son in the head with a knife last weekend, authorities said.

Troy woman charged with DWI in Clifton Park

CLIFTON PARK

Troy woman charged with DWI in Clifton Park

A Troy woman rear-ended another vehicle while intoxicated near Exit 9 of I-87 in Clifton Park Tuesday, state police said.

Police: Saratoga Springs woman had cocaine, heroin, pot

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Police: Saratoga Springs woman had cocaine, heroin, pot

A city woman was arrested last week on felony drug charges, Saratoga Springs police said.

CT man missing en route to SPAC Phish concert

CT man missing en route to SPAC Phish concert

A Connecticut man was reported missing after leaving home to attend a Phish concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, according to reports.

Schenectady rape suspect faces 15 counts

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady rape suspect faces 15 counts

A city man accused of forcing his way into an elderly woman’s apartment in February and sexually assaulting her now faces a 15-count indictment in the case.

Johnstown woman says she was held against will

JOHNSTOWN

Johnstown woman says she was held against will

The Johnstown woman whose disappearance two weeks ago led to extensive searches in Hamilton County reappeared early Wednesday at her mother’s home in the city, saying she had been held against her will.

Sch'dy official: Legal fireworks sparking use of illegal ones

SCHENECTADY

Sch'dy official: Legal fireworks sparking use of illegal ones

Sizzle, whistle. Boom! Repeat. The Schenectady City Council is planning to ask the Schenectady County Legislature to repeal the legalization of small fireworks, citing the numerous complaints from residents.

Schenectady man guilty of firing gun into occupied apartment

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady man guilty of firing gun into occupied apartment

A Schenectady County Court jury took about two hours Monday to convict a city man of firing into a kitchen occupied by a 14-year-old girl last year, attorneys said.

Schenectady police officer taken into custody after confrontation

Schenectady police officer taken into custody after confrontation

A Schenectady police officer barricaded himself in his home on Mariaville Road this afternoon.

Boy, 12, drowns in Great Sacandaga Lake

NORTHAMPTON

Boy, 12, drowns in Great Sacandaga Lake

A 12-year-old boy who drowned Monday in the Great Sacandaga Lake is remembered by those who knew him as a boy with a good sense of humor who loved football.

MALTA

Stillwater man sentenced for attacks

A Stillwater man who attacked another man with a knife during a bar dispute in 2014 was sentenced Friday to spend up to five years in prison.

Four charged in Amsterdam drug raid

AMSTERDAM

Four charged in Amsterdam drug raid

The Amsterdam Police Department arrested four city residents in an early-morning drug raid on Friday.

Schenectady man charged with injuring two cops

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady man charged with injuring two cops

A man told by police to move out of the road Thursday evening turned on officers, punching them and sending two to the hospital with injuries, police said.

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