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Golf: CBA eases past Bishop Gibbons in Big 10

The Christian Brothers Academy golf team defeated Bishop Gibbons 154-189 in Tuesday's Big 10 match at Stadium Golf Course.

Arrest in bank heist, but not the robber

Bethlehem police have arrested a man they say helped a bank robber elude authorities.

Sports poll: Are you looking forward to the start of the fall high school sports season?

It's a simple question, but it does imply that summer is about to end.

Massachusetts teen sentenced to four years after robbing pizza delivery man

A Massachusetts man was sentenced to four years in state prison after robbing a pizza delivery man in Colonie, Albany County District Attorney David Soares announced Thursday.

Dutchmen hit several highs during season

Davey named PGCBL Manager of the Year following playoff appearance

Nick Davey was named the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Manager of the Year after he guided the Albany Dutchmen to their first playoff appearance in the team’s five-year history.

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Athletics reach Stan Musial World Series again

Former ValleyCat helps local team during ATL season

The Albany Athletics won its second straight North Atlantic Regional title, which resulted in another trip to the AABC Stan Musial World Series.

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BC Babe Ruth wins All County tourney

Bethlehem beats Rotterdam in wild 10-inning title game

The Bethlehem Babe Ruth 15-year-old All Stars needed two days and 10 innings to defeat Rotterdam 13-12 for the All County tournament title.

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UPDATE: Police search for bank robber in Slingerlands

Police have swarmed the area near the Trustco Bank in Slingerlands, closing off a part of New Scotland Avenue.

State Police initiative aims to keep thruway safe

State Police and the state Thruway Authority on Wednesday, Aug. 21, announced the initiative “Operation Summer Brake” will begin Monday, Aug. 26, and continue through Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2.

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Reading in the digital age

Digital Bookmobile to stop at William K. Sanford Town Library

The Digital Bookmobile national tour will stop at the William K. Sanford Town Library in Loudonville on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and showcase the OverDrive eBook lending service offered by the Upper Hudson Library System.

Sports poll: Should Section II football consider hosting all five of its finals at the new University at Albany football stadium?

With Section II already holding its Class AA football final at Bob Ford Field in November, we want to know if all five finals should be held at the University at Albany's new 8,500-seat stadium.

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Guilderland Nighthawks prepare for Cooperstown

Pine Bush LL team wins Utica Wood Bat Tournament

The Guilderland Nighthawks won the recent Utica Wood Bat Tournament as they prepared for their trip to the Cooperstown Field of Dreams complex.

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Albany man sentenced to six months for abandoning puppies

An Albany man was sentenced to six months in the Albany County Correctional Facility for animal cruelty charges, District Attorney David Soares announced Tuesday, Aug. 13.

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Schenectady man sentenced to 10 years for Best Western robbery

A Schenectady man was sentenced to 10 years in State Prison after robbing a motel in Colonie this February, District Attorney P. David Soares announced Tuesday.

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Sports poll: Will you go to more UAlbany football games in the new stadium?

The finishing touches are being put on Bob Ford Field -- the new home for the University at Albany football team, as well as its men's and women's soccer teams.

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Police: Three arrested for animal cruelty

Dog found abandoned on Route 9W

Bethlehem Police have arrested three people in connection with an investigation into an abandoned dog found along Route 9W in Glenmont.

Clarksville convenience store burglary leads to three arrests

Three men have been arrested and charged in connection to a burglary of the QWIX Mart on Delaware Turnpike in Clarksville.

Police: Albany man left child at bouncy bounce

An Albany man was arrested for allegedly leaving a 5-year-old child at a "bouncy bounce ride" at the African American Family Day festival while he attended a concert, according to police.

Sports poll: What should the punishment be for athletes found to have used steroids once?

In light of the current steroids scandal in Major League Baseball, we want to know what you think the punishment should be for first-time offenders.

Erratic driver report leads police to home, DWI arrest

Guilderland police on Sunday, July 14, around 9:20 p.m., received a call saying an erratic driver was traveling eastbound on Western Avenue from the McDonalds, which led police to an Albany woman’s home.

Sports poll: How many hours of sports on TV do you watch in a week?

Sometimes, you don't want to leave the comfort of the sofa to watch sports. We understand that.

Police probe Colonie burglaries

Colonie police are looking into four burglaries they say appear to be related.

Three NYC residents nabbed transporting drugs

Driver violated ‘Move Over Law,’ crack and heroin found on passenger

State Police stopping a driver for violating the “Move Over Law” allegedly discovered a passenger in the car was being paid to transport crack cocaine and heroin.

Vermont woman arrested for stun gun

A Vermont woman was stopped for allegedly speeding and police discovered she had a stun gun and several suspensions on her driver’s license, according to police.

Police search for ‘despondent’ woman in Colonie

Colonie police are soliciting the public’s help in finding a missing person they say may be a danger to herself.

Three-car crash causes injuries

The Albany County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a three-car crash in the Town of New Scotland that left three people with injuries.

Sports poll: Where is the best place to watch the races at Saratoga?

With Saratoga Race Course's 150th season of thoroughbred racing beginning Friday, it's only appropriate to ask what part of the track you like to watch the races from.

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Anonymous tip leads to heroin arrest

State Police seize 1 kilo of heroin in Bethlehem

State Police have arrested a Jackson Heights man after police received an anonymous tip that the car he was driving contained illegal drugs.

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Police: Speeding driver leads to stolen vehicle arrest

State Police said a “concerned citizen” reporting a speeding vehicle led police to discover the vehicle was reported stolen earlier that day.

Sports poll: How much will you miss having the New York Giants training camp at UAlbany?

Normally at this time of year, we anticipate the arrival of the New York Giants at the University at Albany for their training camp. That will not be the case this year, as the Giants have moved their training camp back to their Meadowlands sports complex facility in New Jersey.

Crash claims Guilderland woman, two others injured

A 78-year-old woman died in a car crash on Western Avenue and police are asking any witnesses to provide information to the Guilderland Police Department.

Police: Five arrested for stealing from several stores

Guilderland police arrested four women and one man on charges they stole merchandise from several stores at Crossgates Mall.

Police: Man targeted elderly with phone scam

Bethlehem police arrested a White Plains man on Tuesday, July 9, on charges he stole money from an elderly town resident through a sweepstakes scam.

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Man charged with possession of ketamine

State Police arrested a Vermont man on the Thruway in Bethlehem after he was allegedly found to be under the influence of and in possession of ketamine.

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Homeless man charged with Bethlehem and Colonie burglaries

The Bethlehem Police Department has arrested a homeless man in connection with several residential burglaries in Glenmont.

Sports poll: In honor of the Fourth of July, what sport do you consider to be the most "American?"

This week, we're celebrating the anniversary of when the 13 American colonies declared their independence from England. And in that spirit, we want to know what sport you think of first if you're asked by a foreigner what represents the United States.

Police: Vehicle stolen from funeral home

Guilderland police stopped an Albany man for a traffic violation only to discover he had allegedly stolen a vehicle from a funeral home and possessed other stolen items.

State Trooper injured in thruway crash

Diabetic shock blamed for man hitting stopped patrol vehicle

A Middle Grove man allegedly suffered from diabetic shock and crashed into a State Police patrol vehicle stopped in a work zone.

Sports poll: What is your favorite summertime recreational sport?

We know there are plenty of "weekend warriors" out there -- people who play sports on a recreational basis.

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Police: Ravena man dragged woman into car

Police say a Ravena man dragged a woman into a car against her will, then drove off with her and two children in the car.

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Man charged with sex act against teen

Coeymans police have arrested a 20-year-old man who allegedly forced a 14-year-old girl “to perform sexual acts” at knifepoint.

Thruway stop results in pot bust

State Police arrested a Brooklyn man on drug charges after he was pulled over for speeding in the Town of Coeymans.

Sports poll: How will the Tri-City ValleyCats do in the New York-Penn League?

The Tri-City ValleyCats are off to a 3-0 start to the New York-Penn League season after completing a sweep of the Vermont Lake Monsters Wednesday at Joseph Bruno Stadium.

Baseball: Delmar brothers help Berkshire win baseball title

Delmar residents Will and Jackson Aldam helped Berkshire School win the New England Prep School baseball title this season.

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‘Move Over’ violation results in felony charge

A man stopped for violating the state’s “Move Over Law” resulted in police discovering he has 26 active suspensions and revocations on his driver’s license on 14 different dates.

Police: Three men arrested with stolen weapons

Three men were arrested Tuesday for possessing stolen property, including rifles and shotguns, according to the Colonie Police Department.

Sports poll: What is your favorite summer sports venue?

With the end of the high school sports season, it's time to look ahead to the fun we can have as spectators at this region's summer sports venues. So, where do you go to have a good time while watching the action?

Man arrested on warrant for threatening mass shooting

Slingerlands man allegedly threatened to ‘shoot up’ Monmouth University, kill woman

Guilderland police arrested a Slingerlands man wanted by police in New Jersey on charges he threatened to kill a woman and shoot up a university.

High school: Shaker announces sports award winners

Shaker High School and the Shaker All-Sports Booster Club held its annual athletic awards program Tuesday, June 4.

Police: Woman drove drunk to DWI panel

Guilderland police arrested a woman who allegedly showed up to a DWI victim impact panel drunk.

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