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Man shot in arm on Schenectady’s Union Street
Scary Shooting near Union College right in our backyard: Luckily he didn’t die from this. It’s really sad that people don’t have anything better to do than pull a gun on someone when an argument starts what happened to handling it like men not savages.…
Troy Man In Court Over Alleged Teen Attacks
A Troy Man, Joseph Badger, of Sixth Avenue was accused of two accounts of harassing teenage girls. He pleaded not guilty Sept. 15 to all charges, he is due in court today. According to Times Union here is what he is accused of:
In the first, the victim, a 16-year-old girl, said he tried to get her in…
Bubble Gum Bandit Allegedly Stole 3k In Gun From Colonie Store
In today's #BLANKSTARENEWS. A man stole more than $3,000 worth of chewing gum and other items from the Market Bistro at 873 Loudon Road. The man struck twice stealing from the store on March 3 and March 10. During the first theft, police said the man left with $1,356 worth of gum...
FBI Releases Photos of Suspects in Boston Bombing
Late Thursday afternoon (4/18) the FBI held a press conference regarding the bombings at the Boston Marathon which occurred in Boston on Monday. Here is the latest information that the FBI released to the media regarding this act of terror.
Boston Bombing Updates – Unclear if Suspect Arrested
UPDATE: 3:56:
This will be the last update of this article this afternoon. There is a press conference with the FBI at 5P, after which we'll publish a new article recapping the details. What we do know as fact is that the FBI and has made "significant progress" in this investigation.
UPDATE …
Two Suspicious Deaths Being Investigated in Rotterdam
UPDATE at 7:30 PM: There are reports that a mother and daughter have been found strangled in the home. The initial call was to the fire department for a structure fire which was quickly put out when they arrived. It was then that the bodies were discovered...
Summary of New York State Police Statement on Herkimer Shooting
New York State police held a press conference earlier today (3/14) regarding the death of a shooting suspect in Herkimer. The suspect had shot six and killed four on 3/13 at two different locations. Police had him cornered overnight and opened fire on him when he shot and killed an FBI K9 Officer.
Two Teens Arrested In Troy Stabbing Case
A horrible tragedy happened in Troy on Monday where a 21 year old Albany man was stabbed to death. 21 year old Takim Smith was visiting a woman at the Corliss Park Apartment Building when two teens allegedly made their way into the apartment and stabbed him multiple times.
Arrest Made in Albany Railroad Puppy Abuse Case
A few months ago we told you the horrible story about how someone nailed some sweet little puppies to the railroad tracks. Today we are really glad to be able to report that the person responsible is now in jail.
Albany Cellphone Store Employee Steals Nude Photo off Phone
An Albany area cellphone store employee has been arrested after he stole a nude picture off of a customers phone - and texted it to himself. Colonie Police arrested the Verizon Wireless employee after the customer realized that the photo had been texted off of his phone.
Nine Arrests Made at Albany Hazing Incident
How'd you spend your Friday night? Perhaps lying on a basement floor with your face submerged in water, while being spanked with a wooden paddle and begging for mercy? No? Perhaps if there was cold water being poured on your head from a garden hose? Still doesn't sound fun? Albany police didn't thin…
Abused Puppies Nailed to Railroad Tracks in Albany
This has to be one of the most cruel stories we're ever seen - and just leaves us at a loss for words. Three puppies, less than a month old, were found nailed to the railroad tracks in Albany. The three puppies are a pit bull mix and were found on Saturday between North Pearl and Broadway.
Beats By Dre Among Top Stolen Items
According to police, “Beats By Dre” headphones are on top of the “favorite things to steal” list along with iPhones. A massive counterfeit ring was busted by New York police earlier this year that had over 4,200 headphones.
D-Roc of Ying Yang Twins Arrested for DUI
Ying Yang Twins member D-Roc (real name Deongelo Holmes) was arrested on June 1 in Gwinnett County, Ga., for DUI, drug possession, child-endangerment and other charges. Apparently, a police officer witnessed the rapper allegedly swerving out of a lane as he drove his 2002 GMC Yukon Denali.
Local Man Caught Driving 170 MPH
Will Ferrell’s character Ricky Bobby said it best in the movie Talladega Nights – “I wanna go fast!” It seems Nikkolaus McCarthy from Charlton has a lot in common with Ricky. Dude was caught riding his motorcycle at face-peeling speeds of 170 MPH.
Operation Hang Up Around Albany This Week
Operation Hang Up is in full effect starting… NOW! The last patrol for drivers using cell phones racked up over 800 tickets and fines. So no matter how “good” you are at texting while driving, you might want to use this week as an opportunity to break your habit.
George Zimmerman Arrested
George Zimmerman, the man who killed Miami teenager Trayvon Martin is scheduled for a bond hearing after a special prosecutor charged him with second-degree murder The charges come after 45 days of media coverage and protests.
Zimmerman turned himself in to Jacksonville police; he is now an inmate at…
Major Drug Bust In Albany Area
Over 50 alleged gang members from upstate NY, and one from Vermont, were arrested in a bust executed by the state Attorney General’s office and the Albany Police Department.

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