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Schodack man acquitted in rape case

TROY -- On Monday, it took a Rensselaer County jury 25-minutes to acquit a 53-year-old Schodack man of third-degree rape charges stemming from a December 2016 arrest. Bhupinder Singh, the owner of Pit Stop 66 beverage center in Hudson,…

Virginia man busted for DWI in Nassau

NASSAU, NY -- Nassau Village Police on Friday arrested a 54-year-old Virginia man for allegedly driving while intoxicating on Church Street in the village. Police say, Bruce Chinault, of Sanston, VA, crossed the roadway's double yellow…

Man slain on Albany street corner

ALBANY, NY -- A 72-year-old man was slane on a Capital City street corner on Sunday, Albany police said. Albany Police spokesman Steve Smith told the Times Union that a man was shot near the corner of Lexington Avenue and Sherman Street…

Man slashed in Albany, no arrests

ALBANY -- A man was slashed in the arm in the Capitol City on Wednesday, according to Albany Police. Police responded to a First St. fight near Quail Street at 3:35 p.m. Upon arrival, they found a man with a cut on his arm. The victim…

Deer goes shopping for apples in Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN -- An unexpected visitor calmly strolled through the electric doors of a Price Chopper in Cooperstown on Tuesday. A deer, possibly low on apples, swung by the store's produce department. After everyone got pictures to post…

Frost Advisories issued around the region

Frost Advisory Effective: 10/2/2017 12:00 AM Expires: 10/2/2017 8:00 AM Counties Affected: Eastern Rensselaer; Montgomery; Northern Saratoga; Northern Washington; Schoharie; Southeast Warren; Southern Fulton; Southern Herkimer; Southern…

Mother, son busted for cashing fake checks

HOOSICK FALLS -- A mother and son face felony charges after they allegedly cashed $3,200 in fake checks, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Tracy A. Thompson, 40, and her son Chester D. Thompson III, 23, were charged with…

Two killed in Milton car-crash

MILTON -- Two people were killed when a car collided with a tree and caught fire on Middle Line Road in Milton, Friday night. State Police said they arrived on the scene, north of Geyser Road, to find the vehicle fully engulfed. A portion…

Columbia’s Sawchuk to retire after 18 years

EAST GREENBUSH, NY -- Columbia High School Principal John Sawchuk will retire at the end of the calendar year after 18 years with the East Greenbush Central School District, the district announced Monday. “I have very, very fond memories…

Wolfe Road Marriott gets a fresh new look

COLONIE-- The 31-year-old Marriott Hotel on Wolfe Road in Colonie has completed the first phase of a $15 million renovation project to update the 360-room facility. "We look forward to upgrading and modernizing our guest experience to…

Nassau man fesses up to murdering of young dog

TROY, NY -- A Nassau man pleaded guilty to running over a young dog in Stephentown in Rensselaer County Court on Monday, according to the office of Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove. Forty-eight-year-old Joel F. Rose pleaded…