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5 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

Legal help for oil battle

Global Partners in the Port of Albany Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Albany County is preparing for a possible legal battle against a crude oil terminal at the Port of Albany by hiring a prominent Boston law firm that deals in environmental law.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Boston, NY

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WGY-AM Albany

As one building comes down, another is about to go up

The Albany Convention Center Authority has released the final rendering of the $66 million Capital Center, and has signed a 6-year-deal with management firm SMG to run it.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Albany Times Union

Repeat burglar headed to prison for Albany break-in

A Schenectady man on parole for burglary was sentenced to seven years in state prison Thursday for breaking into a Hackett Boulevard home last year while a teenager was at the home, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Schenectady, NY, State Prisons, Prison

Albany Times Union

Sheriff's officer suspended after Taser incident

An Albany County sheriff's sergeant who fatally shot an undocumented Mexican immigrant four years ago was suspended Wednesday as the department investigates his use of a Taser on a Colonie teenager who was arrested over the weekend after leading police on a high-speed chase.

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Related Topix: Colonie, NY, Troy, NY

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Albany Times Union

Sheriff: Man charged with patronizing...

A man who wanted to pay for sex with Albany County employees was charged with patronizing a prostitute after an undercover operation, sheriff's officials said Wednesday.

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FOX23

Not guilty plea for man accused of stabbing

James Sayers, 44, pleaded not guilty to felony attempted murder and assault in a gruesome stabbing attack against a woman on August 11. Colonie Police say the investigation was successful and so quick because of help from witnesses, CDTA cameras, all agencies involved, and Sayers' ankle monitoring device Sayers, a level three sex offender, had just ... (more)

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Related Topix: Colonie, NY, Albany, NY

Albany Times Union

Guilty plea in Watervliet bank

Richard Lenyk, 37, of Green Island, pleaded guilty to third-degree robbery Wednesday morning in connection with a local bank heist, Albany County prosecutors said.

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Related Topix: Watervliet, NY, Green Island, NY

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Albany Times Union

Wellington implosion postponed until Saturday

A view of the former Wellington Hotel Annex and a parking garage next to it, as workers continue preparation for the implosion of the building on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in downtown Albany, N.Y. A view of the former Wellington Hotel Annex as workers continue preparation for the implosion of the building on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in downtown ... (more)

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Maryland, NY, Downtown (New York, NY)

FOX23

Power restored after sporadic outages in Albany and Greene County

Power has restored after Monday evenings sporadic outages that hit parts of Albany County and Greene County.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

DNAInfo.com

Department of Sanitation Police Officer Leads Free Cave Tours Across State

Some people hit the beach or the bars on summer weekends. Serafin Rivera goes spelunking in underground caves in upstate New York.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Spelunking, Albany, NY, Queens, NY, New York, NY, Knox, NY

WTEN-TV Albany

Troy man sentenced in high speed pursuit crash, bridge jump

A Troy man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to criminal possession charges stemming from a traffic stop that turned into a chase in March.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Albany Times Union

Former Albany city treasurer Ray Joyce dies at...

Raymond F. Joyce Jr., a former city treasurer, longtime planning board chairman and the eldest son of one the city's most influential political families, died Tuesday at the age of 91. Joyce, a decorated World War II Army veteran who earned silver and bronze stars fighting in Europe and later served as military governor of nine German towns, had ... (more)

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), West End, NY, Siena College

Washington Times

No easy answers in prosecutor's probe of Cuomo

If an investigation finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his staff did indeed meddle with the work of the Moreland anti-corruption commission - blocking investigations and protecting possible targets from scrutiny - what possible charges could result? And who would bring such charges? The answers, like much about this case that's now in the hands of a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Business Journal

Saratoga County establishments cited for critical health code violations

Starting this month, the Albany Business Review will provide quarterly updates on health code violations in the Albany, New York region.

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Related Topix: Saratoga County, NY, Albany, NY, Schenectady County, NY, Rensselaer County, NY

Business Journal

Saratoga County establishments cited for critical health code violations

Starting this month, the Albany Business Review will provide quarterly updates on health code violations in the Albany, New York region.

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Related Topix: Saratoga County, NY, Albany, NY, Schenectady County, NY, Rensselaer County, NY

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Albany Times Union

2 to be honored for helping injured police officer

Two passersby credited with helping an officer in distress will be honored at the village of Green Island's regular meeting Monday night.

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Related Topix: Green Island, NY, Troy, NY

WTEN-TV Albany

Sex offender expected to be charged with random stabbing in Colonie

The man who authorities say committed a gruesome stabbing attack against a woman earlier this week has been identified by police.

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Related Topix: Albany, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Albany Times Union

Albany County lawmakers opposed to downsizing their ranks might finally be able to wield a three-year-old federal voting rights lawsuit against them to their advantage.

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Business Journal

Schenectady County establishments cited for critical health code violations

Starting this month, the Albany Business Review will provide quarterly updates on health code violations in the Albany, New York, region.

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Related Topix: Schenectady County, NY, Albany, NY, Saratoga County, NY, Rensselaer County, NY

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Albany Times Union

Tonko hears about heroin abuse in the Capital Region

Ideas for wiping out the scourge of heroin abuse in the Capital Region were diverse Thursday at The Crossings of Colonie, where Congressman Paul Tonko hosted a discussion on the problem.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Colonie, NY

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