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UPDATED Police obtain sketch of possible Sand Creek Road stabbing witness or suspect

A witness observed a male in his 20s or 30s walking to and from Recycled Salon

Colonie police obtained a sketch of a possible witness or suspect in the death of Jacquelyn Porreca, the Recycled Salon employee who was stabbed Friday, Aug. 21.

Police warn of burglaries in Selkirk

Bethlehem Police are warning Selkirk and Coeymans residents to be weary of several break-ins.

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UPDATED Colonie police asking for information in possible assault

The Colonie police are asking anyone with more information in regards to a possible assault on a teenaged girl in the Colonie Center parking lot to contact police.

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Colonie man arrested after vehicle pursuit

City of Albany police arrested Ernest Muller, 23, of Colonie, after he led officers on a vehicle pursuit Wednesday morning, Aug. 19.

Albany County assists Legionnaires’ response in NYC

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy announced last week the county Department of Health will be joining the coordinated state response to a growing Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in New York City.

Shooting at Colonie Center

Police responded to gunshots at Colonie Center Thursday, Aug. 13

Colonie police received a call reporting a person with a weapon and shots fired in the Colonie Center parking lot near the Cheesecake Factory Thursday night, Aug. 13, at 10:07 p.m.

Selkirk man indicted on drug and money laundering charges

A Selkirk man was arrested Thursday on federal drug trafficking and money laundering charges, according to the United States Attorney Office and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division.

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Police: Delmar pedestrian hit by drunk driver in July

Bethlehem police responded to a car crash involving a pedestrian struck on Elm Avenue in Delmar on Friday, July 31 around 11:00 p.m.

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Police: Glenmont man arrested for sexual contact with minor

Bethlehem police arrested a Glenmont man after an investigating into allegations he had sexual contact with a girl under the age of 15.

A bank with a hometown feel

The National Bank of Coxsackie offers more than national branches

The National Bank of Coxsackie is your community bank.

Sports poll for the week of June 30 - July 6

Do you think the Tri-City ValleyCats will make the New York-Penn League playoffs in 2015?

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Colonie PD dispatcher charged with rape

A Colonie Police Department Public Safety Dispatcher was arrested by Colonie police Wednesday, June 24, for alleged involvement in a sexual offense.

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East Greenbush man arrested for sexually abusing a child

Colonie police arrested Craig R. Tarbox for felony sexual abuse in the first degree after a month-long investigation into his alleged sexual contact with a 7-year-old boy.

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Police: Bank robber caught

Bethlehem police have arrested the alleged robber of the Pioneer Bank on Delaware Avenue from earlier this month, after he visited the bank.

Library budget, trustees seats on the ballot

On Monday, May 11, the Bethlehem Public Library Board of Trustees presented the library’s proposed 2015-16 budget of just over $4 million.

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BCSD SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES: Charmaine Wijeyesinghe

This is the first in a series of Bethlehem Central School District Board of Education candidates.

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Pioneer Bank robbed

The Bethlehem Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at the Delaware Avenue Pioneer Bank on Saturday, May 2.

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Update: Herd of Buffalo killed

Herd escaped and crossed Hudson river from Schodack farm

The heard of bison that escaped from a Schodack farm and caused havoc for residents in South Bethlehem and Coeymans, are now dead more nine hours later.

Update: Body found in Hudson River identified

Employee of the North Albany Terminal Company in Glenmont made the discovery

Bethlehem police have identified the body found earlier this week in the Hudson River as David Betterton, 41, of Duchess County, following an autopsy.

Fatal hit and run on Central Avenue

Colonie police are investigating Monday's fatal hit and run incident

Colonie police are investigating a fatal hit and run incident. A local woman was hit around 8:15 p.m., on Monday, April 13, and police are asking anyone who may have more information contact the department.

RCS student arrested for bomb threat

A 15-year-old Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School student is facing several charges for allegedly writing a bomb threat on a bathroom wall at the school on March 9.

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Feura Bush candelabrum caper nabbed

A Feura Bush teenager allegedly stole a candelabrum from a neighbor’s home and pawned the item, according to police.

Bronx motorcyclist found guilty in absentia

A motorcyclist who led police on a chase down the Northway last year, with two packages of cocaine strapped to himself, was found guilty in absentia on several charges last week, according to the county District Attorney’s Office.

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Shafer facing additional charges for dumpy dirty cat litter

Former county legislator resigns from Bethlehem Democratic Committee

Howard Shafer is facing additional charges tied to him allegedly dumping soiled cat litter several times near two homes, and he reportedly resigned his political committee position.

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UPDATED: Delmar man allegedly had sexual contact with minor

A Delmar man allegedly had an on-going sexual relationship with a person younger than 13 years old for a “considerable amount of time,” according to police.

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Police: Driver had pound of marijuana

State Police stopped a vehicle at Exit 25 on I-90 for multiple traffic infractions and found the driver to allegedly be in possession of approximately one pound of marijuana.

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Police: Man tried to touch boy in restaurant bathroom

A 38-year-old man allegedly attempted to forcibly touch inside the bathroom at a restaurant in Crossgates Mall on Friday afternoon, March 20, according to police.

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Guilty plea for illegal handgun

Thomas McLaughlin, of Albany, pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a felony, in Albany County Court Tuesday, March 24, according to District Attorney David Soares.

Bomb threat found at Guilderland High School

Building sweep set for Thursday night, investigation ongoing

Authorities are investigating an apparent bomb threat found last night in a bathroom at Guilderland High School.

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Altamont man pleads guilty to stealing car parts

Joseph Cranker, of Altamont, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief in the second degree, a felony, in Albany County Court Thursday, March 5, according to District Attorney David Soares.

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Shafer arrested for dumping dirty cat litter near home

Howard A. Shafer, of Selkirk, was arrested for allegedly dumping soiled cat litter on local cul-de-sac proprieties on two occasions, according to police.

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Unoccupied car leads to felony drug charges, DWI

A Selkirk man is facing felony drug charges after police found his vehicle driven into the snow embankment of the eastbound lane on Feura Bush Road, just west of the intersection with Elsmere Avenue.

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Firefighters quell Bethlehem Industrial Park inferno

Firefighters battled a fire at the Bethlehem Industrial Park for several hours before extinguishing the flames. The Selkirk Fire Department was assisted by several neighboring fire departments, along with fire fighters from Albany and Greene counties.

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Former legislator Scavo faces forgery charges

Former county legislator Brian Scavo was arraigned on a sealed indictment Monday, March 2, for felony forgery charges, according to county District Attorney David Soares.

Consignment sales save money

The Let’s Grow Together Sale is a family owned semi-annual children’s consignment sale conveniently located in Albany.

Big on honesty

American Painting finds old-fashioned values work best for business

Since moving to the Capital District from New York City about 15 years ago, local proprietor Chris Tobin said he’s enjoyed upstate life and operating his business, American Painting.

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Police: Duo robs taxi driver at gunpoint

Authorities arrested half of a duo that allegedly attempted to rob a taxi cab driver, but authorities are still seeking the second suspect.

RealtyUSA has eye on local trends

Jessica Richer began her real estate career in 2001 at The United Group of Companies, Inc. She recalls being hired by Walter Uccellini, a private real estate developer in Troy, to find sites for him, get them under contract and through the municipal approval process so he could develop senior housing.

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Dentists restore confident smiles

Dr. Steven Lysenko and Dr. Danielle Lloyd’s dental office, located at 17 Maple Road in Voorheesville, has been committed to serving the Capital District since 1971.

More impressionable than a bite

As the saying goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression.

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Feel at home at Joyelles

Delmar store owner celebrates 25 years in June

Joyelles Fine Jewelers has been a fixture in the Delmar community for more than a quarter century, and being so, Mary Vail and her crew have developed a familial bond with their local customers.

Upstate: Aged like a fine wine

When you’ve been in business as long as Upstate Wine & Spirits Co. in Elsmere, you pick up on a few things.

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Several pounds of marijuana found in car

An Albany man is facing a felony drug charge after State Police allegedly found him to be in possession of an abundance of marijuana.

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Police: Syracuse man unlawfully photographed victim

A local resident on New Year’s Eve told a Syracuse man they did not want to see him anymore, but he continued contacting them and allegedly revealed he took unauthorized nude photographs of the victim.

Sports poll: What do you think about the Suburban Council adding four former Big 10 schools?

Albany, CBA, Schenectady and Troy are set to become Suburban Council members in the 2015-16 school year. We want to know what you think about the league's decision to add the four former Big 10 schools.

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Former North Colonie school aide arrested for forcible touching

A North Colonie School District teacher aide was arrested late Monday night for inappropriate conduct and forcible touching of a student.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Junk King -- Easy to be green

In the three years since establishing his waste removal business, it has become apparent that Todd Porter has a green thumb for business.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: A bank offering a hometown feel

National Bank of Coxsackie opened Glenmont site last summer

The National Bank of Coxsackie is your community bank.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: No worries at Avila

When discussing the atmosphere of Ávila Retirement Community, Geri Curtin recalled how many of her residents likened the facility to a luxury cruise.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: All family at Roma Foods

For nearly 70 years, many area residents have relied on the consistent quality of one family-owned business to provide top-notch products without top-tier prices.

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