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SCHENECTADY

Schenectady County jail inmate accused of having pot

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
An inmate at the Schenectady County jail is accused of possessing contraband.
 
Amsterdam firefighters battle snow, blaze
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam firefighters battle snow, blaze

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
Firefighters dug through snow — and cut through metal — to put out a house fire Tuesday night in Amsterdam.
 
Drills prepare Rotterdam police for the worst
ROTTERDAM

Drills prepare Rotterdam police for the worst

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
Rotterdam police have borrowed Schalmont High School for active-shooter drills.
 
Galway man accused of beating parents with bat
GALWAY

Galway man accused of beating parents with bat

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
Authorities say they used social media to apprehend a 20-year-old in the Buffalo area Monday, a day after he savagely beat his parents with a baseball bat in their Kania Road home.
 
New York chief judge proposes major grand jury reforms
ALBANY

New York chief judge proposes major grand jury reforms

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
Major grand jury reforms proposed Tuesday by New York's chief judge include releasing records of closed-door proceedings when nobody is charged and direct judicial oversight when police are investigated for killings or serious assaults.
 
Friends, family recall Schenectady shooting victim

Friends, family recall Schenectady shooting victim

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
Friends and family of Carlos Figueroa gathered Tuesday on a corner in Hamilton Hill to remember the man shot and killed there the night before.
 
ALBANY

Court: State law trumps local limits on sex offender homes

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
New York's highest court ruled Tuesday that state law determines where sex offenders can live, not the more than 100 municipal ordinances setting boundaries around parks, schools and other areas.
 
GLOVERSVILLE

Gloversville boy's near-hanging called an accident

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
Police say they’ve found no criminal activity in a near-hanging in Gloversville last week that left a young boy hospitalized.
 
State employee indicted for wage fraud
ALBANY

State employee indicted for wage fraud

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
A Colonie man employed at the state Office of Information Technology Services was indicted today for stealing more than $38,000 from the state by charging time for when he wasn’t at work.
 
Man shot dead in Schenectady
SCHENECTADY

Man shot dead in Schenectady

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015
Carlos Figueroa, 26, was fatally shot Monday evening on Paige Street in Schenectady.
 
SCHENECTADY

New evidence type OK’d for Schenectady murder trial

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Prosecutors have won an important legal victory in a nearly 5-year-old murder case set to be tried next month.
 
WILTON

Man accused of stealing computer merchandise from Wilton store

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

State police say a Colonie man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly loaded up two suitcases from Wal-Mart with various computer merchandise and then left the store without paying.
 
MALTA

Alert Malta neighbor sees fire, rouses 2 to avert tragedy

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Were it not for an alert neighbor, an early-morning chimney fire that leveled a family’s home in Malta Monday could have been much more tragic.
 
Fultonville man charged with gem thefts at State Museum
ALBANY

Fultonville man charged with gem thefts at State Museum

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015
A Fultonville man found himself between rocks and a jail cell this weekend after being accused of taking gemstones from vendors at a show in Alban
 
Attempted murder charges filed in SCCC stabbings
SCHENECTADY

Attempted murder charges filed in SCCC stabbings

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

A Bronx man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with Sunday’s double stabbing at the College Suites at Washington Square, located across the street from Schenectady County Community College.
 
 

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