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Friday | Albany Times Union

Albany Sheriff sting nabs concert ticket...

A man trying to sell fake concert tickets at Crossgates Mall was caught in a sting set up on Craigslist by investigators from the Albany County Sheriff's Office.

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Friday | Albany Times Union

Smaller Albany County Legislature must wait

A federal lawsuit has likely derailed Albany County voters' chance this year to chop down the size of their largest-in-the-state county legislature.

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Friday | Business Journal

Big plans for Times Union Center draw little interest from architects

The proposed expansion would enclose the open-air, atrium-styled main entrance on South Pearl Street in Albany, NY, but would not increase the seating capacity of 17,500.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Albany Times Union

Police stock up on spoils of war

Shawn Noonan, an investigator with the Albany County Sheriff's office and a member of the Sheriff's Emergency Response Team, sits inside a former military vehicle on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Colonie, N.Y. The vehicle was obtained last fall under a program by the U.S. Defense Department to provide surplus military equipment to local police ... (more)

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Albany Times Union

Albany County Legislature downsizing off the table this year

Albany County voters won't get the chance to downsize their county legislature this year - or change the charter at all.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Albany Times Union

Editorial: Which hat, Mr.

Thanks to a court ruling, at least some democracy has a chance to happen in the nomination process to fill a vacant state Supreme Court seat.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Albany Times Union

Nurse to be sentenced for ID

A licensed practical nurse is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for her role in stealing the identities of dozens of mostly elderly patients.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

JD Journal

Albany County Hires Mintz Levin in its Fight with Global Partners

Summary: The law firm of Mintz Levin has been hired by Albany County in its fight over crude oil transport by Fortune 500 company Global Partners.

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WTEN-TV Albany

One dead after Northway accident

A fatal motor vehicle accident on I-87 southbound resulted in one death and serious injuries for another Saturday night.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

WTEN-TV Albany

One dead after Northway accident

A fatal motor vehicle accident on I-87 southbound resulted in one death and serious injuries for another Saturday night.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Examiner.com

'Food Fight -- Meatball Edition' competition shaping up in Albany

Food fight! Meatballs! Yes, they do go together. Or, they will when the annual " Downtown Albany Food Figh t," this year subtitled "Meatball Edition," goes off from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, September 28, at various downtown venues.

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Albany Times Union

Photos, video: Wellington Annex implodes

Top of the East Garage on Madison Avenue near the Cathedral could be a good place to watch.

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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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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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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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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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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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