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UPDATED: Guilderland teacher sentenced for stealing union funds

Former GTA treasurer receives jail time, felony probation

A Farnsworth Middle School teacher will be serving jail time for stealing more than $100,000 from the Guilderland Teacher’s Association during the 2012-13 school year.

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No damages in ex-cop’s civil suit

Jury finds in favor of town in court case judge calls ‘extremely complicated’

Former Bethlehem police officer Christopher Hughes was unsuccessful in his civil lawsuit filed against the police chief and town for allegations his First Amendment free speech rights were violated during his years as an officer.

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Police distribute flier seeking quadruple homicide info

A month after a family of four was found slain in their Western Avenue home in the Town of Guilderland, authorities have distributed fliers seeking information on the apparent killings.

Heroin use on the rise

Bethlehem organization holds informational discussion for parents

Talking with teenagers about the subjects of drug use and peer pressure can often be an uncomfortable time for both parents and child.

Police investigate fatal crash on Northway

New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident involving three vehicles and a pedestrian that occurred on Interstate 87 in Colonie on Wednesday, Nov. 5, around 7 a.m.

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Resilience follows unthinkable tragedy

Guilderland Elementary School grieves over slain students, plans to memorialize boys

After the initial shock of hearing about the quadruple murder at a home on Western Avenue wore off, Guilderland school district officials were faced with tackling how to address the varying needs of grieving students and staff.

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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.