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15 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

Albany's forgotten hero of the Civil War

Albany had mourned many lost sons by the spring of 1864, but the death of Col. Lew Benedict hit especially hard.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Williams College, Opinion

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Albany Times Union

Judges: Ax killer Porco can't stop movie

Matt Barr stars as "Chris Porco" in the all-new Lifetime Original Movie, Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story, premiering Saturday, March 23, at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime.

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Related Topix: Goshen, NY, Bethlehem, NY, Delmar, NY, Albany, NY

CE News

Roundabout and flyover solves intersection congestion

Creighton Manning Engineering, a multidiscipline civil engineering and land surveying firm, served as prime consultant on a $14.5 million, locally administered federal aid project to reconstruct the at-grade intersection of Fuller Road and Washington Avenue in Albany, N.Y. The project goals were to decrease traffic congestion, improve pedestrian ... (more)

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Related Topix: Engineering, Civil Engineering, Science, Albany, NY, SUNY Albany, University of Georgia Albany State

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Albany Times Union

Editorial: Just do it, Albany

Leave it to the Albany County Legislature to appoint a commission to look at the county charter, and then appoint a committee to look at the commission's work.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Law.com

Teresi, Who Oversaw Diallo Case, Retiring From Bench

Supreme Court Justice Joseph Teresi of Albany said Wednesday that he will retire on June 26 after nearly 21 years on the bench.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY

WTEN-TV Albany

Crews battle blaze on Elizabeth street in Albany

Albany, N. Y. - Fire crews are fighting a fire at 78 Elizabeth street. Elizabeth Street and second avenue are closed as crews work at the scene.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Schenectady, NY, Westerlo, NY, Troy, NY

WTEN-TV Albany

Search underway for missing Westerlo woman

The Albany County Sheriff's office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing woman from the town of Westerlo.

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Related Topix: Westerlo, NY, Albany, NY, Troy, NY

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Albany Times Union

Mob-linked bookie gets time served

A Mafia-linked bookie who ran a global Internet sports betting operation with tentacles that reached into the Albany County jail was sentenced to time already served Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Mafia, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Rensselaer County, NY, Clifton Park, NY

WCAX-TV Burlington

Cuomo appoints 5 to NY midlevel appeals courts

Cuomo has named Justice Betsy Barros in the Second Department, covering Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley.

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Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Schenectady County, NY

Albany Times Union

Five local police departments are receiving $164,000 from state criminal justice officials to buy license plate readers to help nab burglars and car thiefs.

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Related Topix: Prison, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Colonie, NY, Schenectady County, NY, Niskayuna, NY

WTEN-TV Albany

Several cows killed in tractor trailer rollover accident

BERNE, N.Y. There was a serious rollover accident which had an Albany County roadway closed and local farmers scrambling to help round up more than 100 cows.

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Related Topix: Berne, NY, Albany, NY

WGY-AM Albany

Final Co-Defendant Sentenced in Gambling Ring

The final man caught up in a local gambling ring detected a year ago was sentenced on Tuesday, April 15, according to Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Business Journal

Hoffman's Playland opens for 62nd season. Will it be the last?

Hoffman's Playland opened for its 62nd season over the weekend in Latham, NY, with big crowds flocking to the amusement park uncertain whether this will be its last year in business.

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Related Topix: Latham, NY

FOX23

Controlled burn in Preserve brings mixed reactions

Nearby residents and Albany County officials disagreed with the decision to hold a prescribed burn in The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Monday.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Albany Times Union

Sheehan: Casino must not hurt

Mayor Kathy Sheehan chronicled her first 100 days in office Friday underscoring her plans to rebuild downtown Albany - and warned that any casino built in the city cannot hinder that effort.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Bethlehem, NY

Thu Apr 10, 2014

WTEN-TV Albany

Cohoes robber sentenced to 5 years in State Prison

On November 29, 2013, Kearns held a knife to a victim outside of Spindle City Market and demanded a bag that the victim was carrying which contained pipe tobacco and cigarette rolling papers.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Cohoes, NY

Albany Times Union

Man in construction garb admits bank

A Montgomery County man is facing 25 years in prison after admitting he robbed a Slingerlands bank at gunpoint last summer while dressed as a construction worker.

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Related Topix: Montgomery County, NY, New Scotland, NY, Slingerlands, NY, Bethlehem, NY, Canajoharie, NY

WTEN-TV Albany

Canajoharie man pleads guilty to robbing bank

ALBANY, N.Y. A holy celebration will be held on Thursday as the Albany Diocese thanks Bishop Howard Hubbard for his service and welcomes Edward Scharfenberger as Albany's new bishop.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Medicine, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

WTEN-TV Albany

Woman accused of stealing jewelry, pawning items in Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. The Albany County Sheriff's Office said they have arrested a house cleaner for allegedly stealing her step-grandmother's jewelry.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, New Scotland, NY

WTEN-TV Albany

Two in Menands accused of selling heroin

According to police, an investigation was conducted after neighbors on Clifford Road complained of unusual activity in the Village of Menands.

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Related Topix: Menands, NY, Albany, NY

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