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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.

Watchful eye over Feura Bush Park

Rash of damage spurs park surveillance system in New Scotland

Delinquents beware — more than the birds will soon be watching over Feura Bush Park.

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Albany County legislators mull pet sellers regulations

Law would strengthen state rules, establish permitting and fines

Legislators Gary Domalewicz and Bryan Clehanan on Tuesday, May 6, unveiled their proposed local law requiring the permitting of cat and dog sellers, along with regulating breeders. The bill would establish standards and allow for regular enforcement.

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Guilderland man sentenced for burglaries, arson

A Guilderland man’s sentence could led to more than a decade in prison after pleading guilty to acts of burglary and arson, according to county District Attorney David Soares.

Brutality case thrown out of court

Judge says allegations that Bethlehem police beat and sodomized suspect are without merit

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed against the Town of Bethlehem and several individual officers stemming from an allegation of excessive force and sexual abuse during an arrest.

Police warn warmer weather brings driveway scammers

A prevalent scam during the spring typically involves a traveling asphalt paving crew offering a low-price opportunity to pave a homeowner’s driveway, according to police. Sealing scams can be similar to paving scams, police said, but sometimes the scammer will appear to have properly sealed the driveway.

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Serial burglar targeted homes in Bethlehem and Colonie

James Hakkenberg, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary in the second degree in Albany County Court this morning.

Police: Counterfeit bills used at Walmart

An Albany man was arrested after several counterfeit $50 bills were found to have been used at the Glenmont Walmart.

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Police find 6.5 pounds of marijuana in postal box

Albany County sheriff’s deputies stopped a Mechanicville woman for speeding on Route 9W in the Town of Coeymans and found a U.S. postal box in the vehicle containing marijuana.

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Disbarred attorney arrested for practicing law without a license

On Saturday, April 29, New York State Police arrested Carl Holsberger, 58, of Colonie on charges of forgery in the second degree, perjury in the third degree and practicing law without a license in Princetown.

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Coxsackie man arrested following underage sex sting

A Coxsackie man was arrested last week after police said he allegedly made plans to meet with someone who he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

Police: Stolen car discovered after speeding stop

Guilderland police stopped a car for traveling 12 mph over the speed limit on Western Avenue and discovered the vehicle was reported stolen.