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Yesterday | WBEN-AM Buffalo

Revised Fraud Case Against Ex-Leader of NY Senate

When the former leader of New York's Senate goes to trial next month for the second time, he'll stand accused of only two charges under a revised fraud case alleging he took actual bribes or kickbacks.

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Yesterday | Albany Times Union

East Greenbush: Wea re listening, casino developers

The East Greenbush Town Board unanimously backed a resolution Wednesday supporting the construction of a casino in the suburban Rensselaer County town.

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Related Topix: East Greenbush, NY, Rensselaer, NY, Rochester, NY

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Albany Times Union

Shootings blamed on Albany-Troy gang war

An ongoing feud between gang members in Albany and Troy led to an unusual increase in shootings over the cold winter months, placing police on both sides of the Hudson River on alert, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

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Related Topix: Troy, NY, Albany, NY

WTEN-TV Albany

Trinity Copeland murder trial begins

Copeland was charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of her father, Harlan Copeland.

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Related Topix: Troy, NY, Glenville, NY

Albany Times Union

Teen's trial begins in father's shooting

Trinity Copeland, 18, faces charges of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Harlan Copeland, 47, in July 2012 inside their apartment at 3022 Seventh Ave. Jury selection was completed Tuesday evening after Rensselaer County Judge Andrew Ceresia denied a defense request for a mistrial.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

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, Albany County, NY, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Clifton Park, NY

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Albany Times Union

Frost, flurries, flood watch in

Winter conditions could return this week and a flood watch is effect for several counties.

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Related Topix: Saratoga County, NY, Weather

Albany Times Union

No confessions will be heard in teen's murder trial

Trinity Copeland, represented by attorney Matthew Smalls, left was arraigned on 2nd degree murder charges in front of Judge Andrew Ceresia at the Rensselaer County Courthouse in Troy, N.Y. Dec. 20, 2012.

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

FOX23

Troy teen's murder trial set to begin after jury selection

Trinity Copeland was released from the Rensselaer County Jail in May 2013, when the murder indictment against the teen was dropped.

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Related Topix: Troy, NY, Life, Self Defense

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Albany Times Union

Ex-cop pleads guilty, gets 3 to 9 years in...

Mark Fusco, the former Rensselaer cop who was drunk behind the wheel when he lost control of his car and crashed it in a wreck that killed his friend, was sentenced Friday to three to nine years in prison as part of a plea deal in the case.

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Related Topix: Rensselaer, NY

WTEN-TV Albany

Troy registered sex offender arrested

Brian Pickett, 32, is a registered sex offender that was arrested after a joint investigation between the New York State Police Internet Crimes against Children unit, New York State Police Computer Crimes Unit, and the Rensselaer County Probation.

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Related Topix: Troy, NY, Albany, NY

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Albany Times Union

Brunswick lifts boil-water advisory

A 16-inch cast-iron water main, which dates to the late 19th century, broke Monday morning on Cloverlawn Road, according to Bill Bradley , town water superintendent.

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Related Topix: Troy, NY

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Poughkeepsie Journal

What's new in the mid-Hudson Valley business scene for April 9

Prior to joining, McCoy was senior project manager at BBL Construction Services LLC. A construction industry veteran with 31 years of experience, McCoy is responsible for overseeing a variety of projects, specializing in health care facilities.

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Related Topix: Rhinebeck, NY, Ulster County, NY, New York, Syracuse University

Tue Apr 08, 2014

WTEN-TV Albany

Two names to be added to DWI memorial in Rensselaer County

Ratelle was on his bike when he was hit and killed by a drunk driver in Hoosick in September of 2012.

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

Albany Times Union

Petersburg subcontractor arrested on tax charges

It's just a week before the April 15 tax deadline and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Tax Commissioner Tom Mattox are out with news that a Rensselaer County man has been arrested for allegedly failing to file five years worth of tax returns.

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Related Topix: Petersburg, NY, Tax, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Business Journal

Schodack Central School District may devote entire building to business incubator

Students from Maple Hill High School in the Schodack Central School District work with Brent Solina, co-founder of MICROrganic Technologies, a startup company that operates out of the school's growing business incubator.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Albany Times Union

Boil-water advisory in

A boil-water advisory is in effect for the entire town because of a water main break in a residential area off Route 7. The 16-inch cast-iron water main, which dates to the late 19th century, broke late Monday morning on Cloverlawn Road, according to Bill Bradley, the town water superintendent.

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Related Topix: Troy, NY

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Gloversville Leader-Herald

No blood, prints on weapon: official

New York State Police Forensic Identification Unit Investigator Kelly Strack gathered evidence related to the death of Gwenda Lisman and testified on Friday that no blood or fingerprints were found on the suspected murder weapon or the spent casings found at the scene.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, NY

Your News Now

Hoffman guilty in fatal drunk driving case

Brian Baker, Christopher Bakers father said, "Christopher Baker was a wonderful kind samaritan, 24years old.

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

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Albany Times Union

Editorial: Study the casino deals

A wedding is coming to the Capital Region, and the vows will go beyond sickness and health.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Schenectady, NY, Saratoga Springs, NY, Rensselaer, NY, Opinion

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