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On the front line of an epidemic

Retired police officer gets help from trained dogs to help fight heroin use

If someone had asked retired police officer Dave Harrington years ago if he’d like to become a K9 handler, the answer would have been yes. The problem was, and is, funding.

County executive OK’s new cyber-bully law

Latest version addresses court’s free speech concerns

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has approved a new cyber-bullying law, after a previous law was struck done this summer by the state Court of Appeals.

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UPDATE: Police release names of Guilderland murder victims

Names of slain children not released, details on murders still sparse

Two Guilderland Elementary School children and two adults were found murdered in a Western Avenue home Wednesday, Oct. 8, and authorities have yet to name a suspect in the quadruple homicide.

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Police: Delmar-Bethlehem EMS volunteer arrested for fraud

Station credit card allegedly used without permission

A volunteer member of the Delmar-Bethlehem EMS has been arrested for using the company's credit card without permission.

Safety Alert at Forts Ferry

The Colonie Police department added patrols near Forts Ferry Elementary after an incident on Thursday morning, Sept. 18.

Sex offender arrested in Bethlehem

A Level 1 sex offender in Bethlehem has been arrested following a sexual assault investigation.

Police: V’ville man performed sex acts with 14-year-old

On Tuesday, Sept. 2, the New York State Police based in Schodack were involved in a joint investigation with the East Greenbush Police Department resulting in the arrest of Steven J. Vanalystyne, 51 of Voorheesville, on several counts of criminal sex act in the second and third degree, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.

Bethlehem bank robber gets 7 years

Darriel Murray, 21, of Albany, was sentenced today to seven years in State Prison, to be followed by 3 years of post-release supervision in Albany County Court.

Coloni PD investigating home invasion

The Colonie Police Department is investigating a Home Invasion Burglary that occurred at 11:45pm on Monday, August 25 at 2627 Third Avenue First Floor.

Money to aid seized horses

Bethlehem police receive grant for the animals’ care

The Bethlehem Police Department has received a grant to help care for the horses seized in an animal neglect case last November.

Police question person of interest in stabbing

Colonie Police Chief Steven Heider said that a person of interest is in custody following a stabbing in Colonie earlier this week.

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Arrest made in attempted robbery

The Colonie Police Department made an arrest in connection with the attempted armed robbery that occurred on Monday, July 4 at 5:14 a.m. at the McDonalds 256 Osborne Road.

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UPDATED: Body found in Bethlehem home

Results of autopsy point to natural causes

Bethlehem police say the results of an autopsy performed Saturday, Aug. 2, indicate the woman who was found dead at her Delmar home on Friday died of natural causes.

Grant helps pay for plate reader

Data would be collected on Fuller Road traffic going in and out of Albany

The Town of Colonie recently received a grant to purchase police equipment that officers hope will help fight crime by gathering large amounts of data and storing it so they can pinpoint where a vehicle was in the event of a crime.

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Taking a bite into fighting crime

Albany County Sheriff’s Office initiatives presented to Capital Region Rotary Club

Rotarians got an up-close look into aspects of the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, from a mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle to a transmitter that helps find those who wander.

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