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Former Selkirk FD treasurer sentenced to 5 years probation

Heather Burns, 39, of Selkirk, was sentenced to 5 years of felony probation Thursday, July 10, and ordered to pay full restitution to the Selkirk Fire Department.

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Altamont man allegedly assaulted police officers

Police: First incident during traffic stop, second when warrant served

An Altamont man allegedly assaulted a Guilderland police officer during a traffic stop and then another officer when police served a warrant for his arrest.

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Driver charged with DWI in fatal crash on I-90

Coxsackie man facing murder charges for killing both passengers

A Coxsackie man faces felony charges for the deaths of his two passengers in a multi-vehicle crash on the Thruway, with police alleging he was intoxicated.

Court strikes down Albany County's cyberbullying law

State’s highest court rules statute unconstitutional, McCoy seeking new bill

The state Court of Appeals struck down the county’s cyberbullying law in a 5-2 decision Monday, July 1, with the majority ruling the statute as written was too broad and violated the First Amendment. Albany County Executive Dan McCoy vowed to work with legislators to draft a new law.

Pair charged with stealing sunglasses

Guilderland police arrested a woman and man for allegedly stealing multiple sunglasses from a department store in Crossgates Mall on Monday, June 23.

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Ex-cop’s First Amendment case moves ahead

Judge says jury trial warranted in Hughes’ lawsuit against Bethlehem and police chief

Former Bethlehem police officer Christopher Hughes will finally get his day in court.

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Colonie police looking for suspect in robbery

The Colonie Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at Subway restaurant on Fuller Road.

Albany County neuters unscrupulous pet dealers

Legislature adopts law strengthening state regulations, seller voices concern

Fido would likely be wagging his tail if he knew stricter laws were recently adopted to protect his four-legged brethren in Albany County.

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Man sentenced for burglarizing New Scotland home

A Middle Grove man was sentenced for illegally entering and stealing jewelry from a New Scotland home last summer.

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Police: Bronx man had more than a pound of pot

State Police stopped a driver for speeding on the Northway and discovered the 40-year-old man to have more than a pound of marijuana in his vehicle.

Albany County cyberbullying law has its day in court

NYCLU challenges statute’s constitutionality; county attorney argues for revision

Albany County legislators may be forced to draft a new cyberbullying law if the state’s top court rules in favor of advocates arguing it violates the First Amendment.

Colonie to upgrade 911 system

Town moves to be part of countywide communications project

A $6 million Albany County grant will pay for upgrades to the Town of Colonie communications system that will also save the town up to $130,000 a year and enhance the effectiveness of the 911 call system.

Two men arrested for selling counterfeit gold coins

Two men were arrested for their alleged connection in the sale of counterfeit gold coins.

Police: Man assaulted woman walking along road

Police search area in Guilderland, unable to locate suspect

Police searched the area around Old State Road this afternoon for a man who allegedly assaulted a female walking along the roadway, but the suspect is still at-large.

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Guilderland police first to receive state heroin antidote funds [video]

A.G. Schneiderman kicks off Community Overdose Prevention program awards

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman kicked off the first round of awards at Guilderland Town Hall on Tuesday, May 6. Guilderland police received $2,100 to fully reimburse equipping and training 35 officers to use naloxone kits.