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Vehicle strikes Bethlehem business

Bethlehem emergency personnel responded to a vehicle that crashed into the side of a Delaware Avenue business shortly after noon today.

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.

Bethlehem Children's School plans Greenfest

The Bethlehem Children’s School is once again hosting its annual Greenfest Celebration, an Earth-friendly community event.

Latham nabs best tasting tap water in county

Guilderland stopped from third straight local win, drops to second

Albany County held its annual best tasting tap water contest Wednesday, May 7, and the Latham Water District took top tap honors. Latham topped two-time defending champion Guilderland by a narrow margin of three points, garnering a total of 72 points.

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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.

Police: Pair rescued after jumping off bridge

Schenectady man sustained serious injuries from incident

First responders rescued two men after they were allegedly drinking and jumped off a bridge into shallow water, according to police.

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Guilderland Chamber names new president

Chamber board selects Gauthier to lead organization

The Guilderland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Erika Gauthier, who was serving as the interim-president, to be president of the organization.

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Get To Know: Derek Martin

This appears in the May 7 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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.

UPDATE: Tractor–trailer fatally strikes man on I-87

State Police said shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, May 4, a 2013 Volvo tractor-trailer allegedly struck and killed a Rome man, who was reportedly alone in the center of three southbound lanes on I-87 in the City of Albany.

RCS schools flip the switch to solar

Over the next 20 years, solar collectors sitting atop the four school buildings and bus garage are going to harness enough energy to clip at least $800,000 from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk's utility bills – all at no cost to taxpayers.

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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.

Sports poll: Which softball team will have the best record in the Suburban Council this season?

This sports poll question appears in the April 30 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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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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.

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Get To Know: Taryn Kane

This appears in the April 23 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Police: Albany woman forged law license

State Police arrested an Albany woman for allegedly forging documents to make her appear to be licensed attorney.

Sports poll: Which baseball team will have the best record in the Suburban Council this season?

This poll question appears in the April 23 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Boys lacrosse: Bethlehem edges Saratoga in OT

James MacKrell's goal 15 seconds into overtime lifted Bethlehem past Saratoga Springs 6-5 in Tuesday's Suburban Council boys lacrosse game.

Boys track: Colonie splits with Shen and Niskayuna

The Colonie boys track and field team split a Suburban Council duel meet with Shenendehowa and Niskayuna Tuesday in Niskayuna.

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Two arrested on charges of counterfeiting

On Wednesday, April 16, Sheriff Craig D. Apple reported the arrests of Levar J. Vanhosen and David C. King for their alleged involvement in a counterfeiting operation.

Sports poll: Where does Siena's CBI championship rank among the top moments in the mens basketball program's history?

This poll question appears in the April 9 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Police: New Scotland woman stole from step-grandmother

Residents employing housekeeper urged to report any missing jewelry

Last summer, an elderly woman reported jewelry was stolen from her basement. The case remained cold until police discovered a family member allegedly pawned the jewelry this month.

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Drugs and gun found during traffic stop

Albany County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle in the Town of Guilderland for traffic infractions and allegedly discovered a gun and drugs.

‘Operation Hang-Up’ campaign announced

State Police to step up distracted driving enforcement for set time period

The “Operation Hang-Up” campaign will run from Thursday, April 10, to the following Tuesday, which will have State Police along the thruway cracking down on distracted driving violations.

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Man guilty of heroin use prior to driving

A 27-year-old New Scotland man pleaded guilty to driving after using heroin and faces two-to-six years in state prison. This would also be served simultaneously to a one-to-three year incarceration for violating his felony probation.

Get To Know: Nancy Turner

This appears in the April 9 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Spotlight News earns state honors

Flagship edition earns first place for front page; arts coverage and sports photo praised

Spotlight News received a first-place award in the best front page category at this year’s New York Press Association spring conference held last weekend.

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Police: Housekeeper stole jewelry from two clients

Homeowners urged to check for any missing property, notify police

An area housekeeper allegedly stole jewelry from two clients and police are urging anyone who employed the woman to check if any of their property is missing.

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Five arrested during drug raid at Guilderland motel

Months-long investigation also recovers six guns from two locations

Five Albany County residents were arrested on drug charges following a police raid at a Guilderland motel and the alleged sellers were armed with guns, according to police reports.

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Get To Know: David Green

This appears in the April 2 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Sports poll: Do you think Opening Day of the Major League Baseball season should be declared a national holiday?

This sports poll question appears in the April 2 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Delmar firefighter accused of online involvement with perceived minor

Man allegedly had inappropriate conversations with undercover officers posing as teens

The Bethlehem Police Department arrested a Delmar man after a two-week investigation concerning inappropriate communications online with undercover officers posing as underage girls.

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Guilderland man guilty of burglary and arson

A Guilderland man has pleaded guilty to burglarizing two Albany businesses and setting an abandoned building ablaze in the Town of Guilderland.

Troy man pleads guilty to BAC of 0.27 percent

58-year-old tried to enter closed diner, half-empty bottle of vodka in car

One drunk driver was intoxicated to the point that police were not able to get a booking photo of him, with officers having to constantly hold him up, according to police reports.

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Police: Man exposed himself to passing driver

State Police arrested an Amsterdam man for allegedly exposing himself while driving to a passing motorist in the Town of Colonie.

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Get To Know: Geoffrey Kirkpatrick

This appears in the March 26 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Police: Pair stole $13K in electronics at Crossgates

Police arrested a pair from Troy for allegedly stealing more than $13,000 of electronics from two stores at Crossgates Mall on two separate occasions.

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Kingston woman killed in Bethlehem thruway crash

State police said three ejected from car not wearing seat belts

State police say one woman is dead and three others were hospitalized following a motor vehicle accident on the thruway in the Town of Bethlehem this morning.

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Get To Know: Jean Cataldo

This appears in the March 19 editions of Spotlight Newspapers

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Get To Know: Aliki Serras

This appears in the March 12 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

Indoor track: Grace Smith wins high jump

Bethlehem athlete claims public school division title at state meet

Bethlehem's Grace Smith won the public school division title in the girls high jump at the New York State High School Indoor Track and Field Championships March 1 at Cornell University.

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Guilderland man charged with computer crimes

The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Latham on Friday, Feb. 28, arrested Gabriel Rodriguez, 39, of Guilderland, for felony computer trespass and falsifying business records in the first degree along with a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct.

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Man arrested for lewd acts in museum

Police arrested an Albany man Thursday, Feb. 27, after State Museum patrons complained they saw something unexpected at one of the exhibits.

Boys basketball: Voorheesville falls in regional final

Voorheesville's season ended with Tuesday's 80-49 loss to Section X champion Ogdensburg Free Academy in the Class B boys basketball regionals at Saratoga Springs High School.

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Get To Know: Joyce Becker

This appears in the March 5 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.

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Two arrested on sex trafficking charges at Colonie motel

The Albany County Sheriff's Office arrested two City of Troy residents Tuesday, March 4, on sex trafficking charges following a tip on the whereabouts of an endangered 21-year-old woman.

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Police: Delmar woman arrested for forged prescriptions

Nurse allegedly stole prescriptions from place of business

Bethlehem Police arrested a Delmar woman for multiple alleged counts of forgery in order to obtain prescription medication.

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