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SARATOGA SPRINGS

Incident leads to Saratoga schools locking down

Schools were locked down and school buses rerouted Friday afternoon, after a man barricaded himself inside a Regent Street home, city police said.

McCarthy will name new Schenectady police chief

McCarthy will name new Schenectady police chief

The public is invited to attend the announcement Tuesday morning.

Amsterdam cops find big pot-growing operation in old factory

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam cops find big pot-growing operation in old factory

Police busted a nascent marijuana-growing operation early Friday in a mostly abandoned city factory that investigators believe had nearly half a million dollars invested already in equipment and other start-up costs.

COLONIE

Car crashes into Colonie house

An early morning crash into a house led to the arrest of a Colonie driver on drunk driving and other charges, police said.

4 arrested in SUNY Cobleskill robbery

COBLESKILL

4 arrested in SUNY Cobleskill robbery

State Police in Cobleskill arrested four local residents in connection with a robbery Saturday night on the SUNY Cobleskill campus.

NORTHUMBERLAND

Gansevoort motorcyclist dies in tractor-trailer crash

A Gansevoort motorcyclist died in a Thursday afternoon crash with a tractor-trailer, Saratoga County Sheriff’s officials said.

Latham strip club continues to fight back sales tax

LATHAM

Latham strip club continues to fight back sales tax

A long-running dispute about whether admission charges to strip clubs are paid for sales tax-exempt dance performances is expected to land back in the state court system after a recent ruling.

Amsterdam man sentenced to prison for drug, gun possession

ALBANY

Amsterdam man sentenced to prison for drug, gun possession

An Amsterdam man was sentenced Wednesday to nearly nine years in prison for possessing five firearms and distributing heroin.

Is Schoharie County's heroin problem getting worse?

Is Schoharie County's heroin problem getting worse?

So far this year four people - all in their 20s - have died from what authorities believe are heroin overdoses, according to Schoharie County Sheriff Anthony Desmond. “...with the number of people that have died ... it’s partly bordering on becoming an epidemic,” he said.

GANSEVOORT

Roads closed in Gansevoort due to crash

The intersection of state routes 50 and 32 in the hamlet of Gansevoort are currently closed down following a serious crash, the state Department of Transportation said.

Man pleads guilty to hindering prosecution in Colonie murder

COLONIE

Man pleads guilty to hindering prosecution in Colonie murder

The second man charged in the killing of a hairstylist in a Colonie salon last year pleaded guilty Thursday morning to a lesser charge of hindering prosecution.

Clifton Park travel agent allegedly defrauds more than 40 clients

CLIFTON PARK

Clifton Park travel agent allegedly defrauds more than 40 clients

Dozens of people were sorely disappointed when Sand Dollar Travel Agency in Clifton Park accepted thousands of dollars from them but failed to book their trips or overcharged their credit cards along the way, according to police.

Schenectady City Council split over police union cost issue

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady City Council split over police union cost issue

The Schenectady City Council was split Tuesday over where the money should come from to cover costs from a new agreement with the city’s police union.

Mechanicville man arrested for drug possession, sales

MECHANICVILLE

Mechanicville man arrested for drug possession, sales

Members of the Mechanicville Police Department arrested Jordan Dickinson, 21, North Main Street, on Tuesday and charged him with felonies related to drug possession and sales.

ALBANY

West Charlton woman sentenced on narcotics conviction

Kelly Burgess, of West Charlton, was sentenced Wednesday to serve 3 years of probation and to pay a $3,000 fine for possessing and intending to sell hundreds of Oxycodone pills that she stole from the Ballston Spa pharmacy that employed her.

DMV arrests 11 at SPAC for underage drinking

SARATOGA SPRINGS

DMV arrests 11 at SPAC for underage drinking

Eleven people were arrested for underage drinking at Saratoga Performing Arts Center as a part of a state-wide sweep of summer concerts in the week before Labor Day.

Police release new footage pertaining to Congress Park vandalism

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Police release new footage pertaining to Congress Park vandalism

Police have released new footage relating to the vandalism to one of the classically designed marble statues in a secluded section of Congress Park in Saratoga Springs, an incident they believe occurred sometime early Tuesday morning.

OPPENHEIM

Fulton County burglar unmasks himself to apologize

A burglary in the Town of Oppenheim took a turn for the surreal when the suspect unmasked himself to apologize for the break-in, enabling the homeowner to identify him to police.

Schenectady teen receives 15 years for firing gun into house

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady teen receives 15 years for firing gun into house

A Schenectady teen received the maximum possible sentence Tuesday — 15 years — for firing a gun into a kitchen occupied by a 14-year-old girl last year.

Schenectady man pleads guilty to drug, gun possession

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady man pleads guilty to drug, gun possession

A city man accused in July of giving a bag of drugs to a 10-year-old girl to hide as police raided his residence pleaded guilty Tuesday to related charges.

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