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Albany man pleads guilty to burglary

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, Curtis Brisson, 41, of Albany, pleaded guilty to the felony charge of burglary in the third degree in Albany County Court. Brisson faces two-and-a-half to five years in State Prison for his burglary conviction.

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Police: Teen shoplifter used pepper spray

An Albany teen allegedly pepper sprayed two loss prevention officers, a Macy’s employee and a shopper while attempting to steal merchandise from the store, according to police reports.

Police: More than one pound of drugs seized in Bethlehem traffic stop

State police seized more than a pound of cocaine following a thruway traffic stop in the Town of Bethlehem.

Town calls Skylane ‘disgusting’

Colonie attorney describes conditions he found during inspection of Central Ave. motel

Town officials argue that a Central Avenue motel is in such poor condition that they aim to shut it down.

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More fallout from ‘Guilderland sophomore rap’

Lawyer says cops overzealous in publicizing cyberbullying arrests

A lawyer for one of the four Guilderland teens charged under Albany County’s cyberbullying law said he is concerned with the way the Guilderland Police Department publicized the arrests, although police said the incident was handled the same as the department would any other case.

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Colonie Police asking for help finding robbery suspect

The Colonie Police Department is asking the public for help with any information they have about an armed robbery at a Cumberland Farms.

Police: Altamont woman drove drunk with four kids

An Altamont woman involved in a three-car crash was arrested for driving with a BAC more than twice the legal limit, with four children passengers in her vehicle.

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Colonie cops seek suspect in package theft

The Colonie Police Department has released photos of a suspect and vehicle wanted in connection with the theft of a package off the doorstep of a Boght Road residence.

Card skimmer sentenced

Heng Li, 27, of Brooklyn, was sentenced to 2-1/3 to 7 years in State Prison before Judge Stephen W. Herrick in Albany County Court Wednesday, Dec. 11.

John Halacy back in court

Colonie police arrested John W. Halacy, 24, of Rensselaer, on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in connection with a Thanksgiving Day burglary at a residence on Haswell Road.

‘Black Friday’ handicap parking sweep nets 48 tickets

Some shoppers seeking door-buster deals found themselves leaving with more than a bargain after parking their car in the wrong spot.

Court upholds Hughes' felony conviction

The New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division unanimously upheld the 2012 conviction of Christopher Hughes on Nov. 27.

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Holidays bring identity theft and counterfeit currency

DA's Office provides tips for consumers and retailers to combat crimes

Albany County District Attorney David Soares is warning people to be aware of the potential for identity theft and counterfeit currency as the holiday shopping season kicks off.

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UPDATE: Guilderland students arrested for ‘vulgar’ YouTube rap

Police charge four teens under Albany County cyberbullying law

Four Guilderland students allegedly involved in the explicit rap song posted online, which detailed alleged sexual encounters of students, have turned themselves in on criminal charges.

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Leashing in school safety

District plans to bring in K9 for locker searches; prior school shooting almost attempted

Guilderland school officials are implementing several measures to address safety issues, but the one attracting the most attention involves man’s best friend.