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Key developments in police-communities tension

Key developments in police-communities tension

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries refused to indict the officers.
 
Young slaying victim laid to rest in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM

Young slaying victim laid to rest in Amsterdam

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
A tearful Jayson White looked toward the casket of his 5-year-old son and apologized during a Saturday morning funeral service for Kenneth White, who police say was strangled and bludgeoned to death in the town of Berne earlier this month by his 19-year-old cousin.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs Code Blue shelter to open Monday

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
The city of Saratoga Springs will activate its Code Blue Saratoga shelter program for homeless people from Monday night through Thursday morning.
 
Police: S. Glens Falls woman drove drunk to liquor store with kids
QUEENSBURY

Police: S. Glens Falls woman drove drunk to liquor store with kids

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
A South Glens Falls woman was accused Friday night of driving drunk to a Queensbury liquor store with two children in her vehicle.
 

Police outside cop funeral turn backs on NYC mayor

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
NEW YORK — Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting was not completely pushed aside.
 
1990s TV star 'Screech' charged in bar stabbing

1990s TV star 'Screech' charged in bar stabbing

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell," was charged Friday with stabbing a man during a bar fight on Christmas.
 
$5B windfall part of NY lawmakers' agenda
ALBANY

$5B windfall part of NY lawmakers' agenda

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
Lawmakers returning to Albany in January are expected to focus on financial matters, specifically whether New York's $5 billion bank settlements windfall should be used on bridges, roads, sewers and other infrastructure.
 
Trooper shoots man in Rotterdam after chase
ROTTERDAM

Trooper shoots man in Rotterdam after chase

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
A man who led police on a high-speed chase Friday night was subdued with a gunshot to the abdomen after raising a sword toward a state trooper in Rotterdam, police said.
 
Milton family hopes to recover property seized by Castro
MILTON

Milton family hopes to recover property seized by Castro

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
Roy Schechter’s sprawling farm in Cuba was supposed to be an investment for the future, but Schechter’s plans quickly unraveled after Fidel Castro took power in Havana.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Cost of defending lawsuit against Saratoga Springs questioned

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
Saratoga Springs is spending far too much money to defend a legal action filed by three former city commissioners over the sale of the Collamer lot property on Broadway, according to the former city attorney.
 
Gibson-Eldridge race among nation's costliest
CAPITAL REGION

Gibson-Eldridge race among nation's costliest

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
This year’s 19th Congressional District race between Chris Gibson and Sean Eldridge was among the costliest in the entire country, according to data released Friday.
 
CLIFTON PARK

Plaza proposed for busy Clifton Park intersection

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
A well-known local businessman has filed plans for a 100,000-square-foot shopping plaza near the intersection of routes 146 and 146A in the heart of town.
 
Man in custody after police chase ends in Rotterdam
ROTTERDAM

Man in custody after police chase ends in Rotterdam

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
A man is in custody following a high-speed pursuit that crossed through several communities before ending on Interstate 890.
 
Fellow officers salute NY cop's flag-draped casket
NEW YORK

Fellow officers salute NY cop's flag-draped casket

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
The wife and two sons of a policeman gunned down along with his partner in a brazen daylight ambush were joined at his wake Friday by hundreds of uniformed officers, including dozens who saluted as his flag-draped casket was carried into the church.
 
ALBANY

NY revises list of species in need of conservation

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
The state Department of Environmental Conservation has revised its list of Species of Greatest Conservation Need, which is used to focus conservation resources where they're most urgently needed.
 
 

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