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Albany, NY

Black Bear Returns To Home In Region Shortly After Destroying Kitchen Black Bear Returns To Home In Region Shortly After Destroying Kitchen
Black Bear Returns To Home In Region Shortly After Destroying Kitchen An aggressive black bear apparently searching for food destroyed the kitchen of an upstate New York home and then returned to the residence shortly after the break in. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation said an officer received a report of the incident in  Washington County on Friday, June 21 in the town of White Creek, located about halfway between Saratoga Springs and Albany. While the officer was at the residence reviewing photos of the bear, the animal returned to the yard and became aggressive.  DEC wildlife experts provided technical …
Decomposed Body Found Inside Home In Region; Suspect Accused Of Hiding Corpse Decomposed Body Found Inside Home In Region; Suspect Accused Of Hiding Corpse
Decomposed Body Found Inside Home In Region; Suspect Accused Of Hiding Corpse Police are investigating after a dead body was found inside a home in the region. Albany County Sheriff’s deputies made the shocking discovery at an Albany residence in the West Hill neighborhood, located on Sheridan Avenue near Henry Johnson Boulevard, on Thursday, July 11. Deputies obtained a search warrant for the home after learning of a possibly deceased individual inside. During their search, investigators located a body showing visible signs of decomposition, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said. One person was arrested on suspicion of concealing a human corpse, a felony. Neith…
Deadly Shooting: ID Released For 21-Year-Old Gunned Down Outside Restaurant In Region Deadly Shooting: ID Released For 21-Year-Old Gunned Down Outside Restaurant In Region
Deadly Shooting: ID Released For 21-Year-Old Gunned Down Outside Restaurant In Region Police have identified a 21-year-old man who was killed in a broad-daylight, ambush shooting outside a restaurant in the region. The incident happened in Albany near Delaware Avenue and Southern Boulevard shortly after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9. Albany Police said two men were involved in a dispute when one of them approached a vehicle in the City Square Plaza and opened fire, killing the other. On Wednesday, July 10, police identified the deceased as 21-year-old Davyjian Grier. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Another person in the vehicle escaped the attack unharmed. No suspects ha…
New Restaurant Promises To Bring 'Flavors Of Nepal' To Region New Restaurant Promises To Bring 'Flavors Of Nepal' To Region
New Restaurant Promises To Bring 'Flavors Of Nepal' To Region A brand-new restaurant in the region promises to wow diners with “the flavors of Nepal.” Mystic Momo – located in Albany at 40 Central Avenue – held its soft opening Saturday, July 6. “Nestled in the heart of Albany, New York, Mystic Momo is a celebration of Nepal's rich culinary heritage, offering a tantalizing array of flavors that transport you straight to the vibrant streets and serene mountains of Nepal,” reads its website. Taking center stage on the menu are momos, a type of dumpling filled with meat or vegetables that’s popular in South Asia. Diners can choose from steamed or fried…
$1.6M Fraud Scheme: Man From Region Admits Role In Unemployment Insurance Scam $1.6M Fraud Scheme: Man From Region Admits Role In Unemployment Insurance Scam
$1.6M Fraud Scheme: Man From Region Admits Role In Unemployment Insurance Scam A man from the region admitted to taking part in a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme that targeted unemployment insurance benefits. Rensselaer County resident Todd Ward, age 45, of Troy, pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) in Albany federal court in late June 2024. Prosecutors said Ward confessed to providing co-conspirator Carl DiVeglia with the personal identifying information of another individual, which DiVeglia then used to file a false claim on the NYSDOL website. Earlier Report: Former State Employee From Albany Pleads Guilty…
'Run-Down To Remarkable': New Eatery In Region Promises 'Escape From Ordinary' 'Run-Down To Remarkable': New Eatery In Region Promises 'Escape From Ordinary'
'Run-Down To Remarkable': New Eatery In Region Promises 'Escape From Ordinary' A new restaurant in the region promising a "culinary adventure" is garnering positive reviews days after opening. Out of Town Bistro – located in Albany at 258 Lark Street – held its grand opening Saturday, June 29. “Escape the ordinary and embark on a culinary adventure where each dish tells a story of flavors discovered from afar,” reads its Facebook bio. “Out of Town Bistro invites you to explore the world through tantalizing dishes crafted with passion and creativity.” Among the tantalizing dishes that diners can choose from are chicken wings, grilled or fried shrimp, or salmon served …
6 Teens Injured In July 4th Shooting At Home In Region 6 Teens Injured In July 4th Shooting At Home In Region
6 Teens Injured In July 4th Shooting At Home In Region Six teenagers are recovering after a shooting at a Fourth of July party in the region. Police in Albany were called about a shooting in the city’s Pine Hills neighborhood, on Myrtle Avenue near Quail Street, at around 12:15 a.m. Friday, July 5. When officers arrived, they found evidence of gunfire in the home’s backyard and in the street that occurred during a large gathering, police said. Minutes later, officers near Hudson Avenue and Quail Street, located five blocks away, were flagged down by a 17-year-old boy who had been shot in his arm. He was taken by ambulance to Albany Medical Cen…
No Mechanical Failure Before Area Plane Crash That Killed 34-Year-Old Pilot: NTSB No Mechanical Failure Before Area Plane Crash That Killed 34-Year-Old Pilot: NTSB
No Mechanical Failure Before Area Plane Crash That Killed 34-Year-Old Pilot: NTSB Federal investigators have ruled out mechanical failure for causing a small plane crash in upstate New York that killed a beloved pilot and photographer. A preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Tuesday, July 2, states that investigators found no evidence of any pre-impact mechanical malfunctions or failures on either of the plane’s engines prior to the June 17 crash near Albany International Airport. Emergency crews were called at around 8:15 a.m. that morning for a small plane that was seen "spinning around" before crashing in a wooded area near Alb…
Tornado Touched Down In NY During Round Of Severe Storms: Here's When, Where Tornado Touched Down In NY During Round Of Severe Storms: Here's When, Where
Tornado Touched Down In NY During Round Of Severe Storms: Here's When, Where A tornado touched down in New York State during a round of severe storms, the National Weather Service has announced following a survey of the damage. The tornado hit the village of West Winfield in southern Herkimer County late Saturday morning, June 22. It's about 60 miles east of Syracuse and 85 miles west of Albany. The twister began at 11:46 a.m. near the intersection of Meeting House Road and Marriot Road and moved east southeast, ending east of Route 51.  The tornado damaged a barn and destroyed a small shed.  It snapped and uprooted trees, and tw…
29-Year-Old Leads Troopers On Pursuit Before Crashing On Highway In Region, Police Say 29-Year-Old Leads Troopers On Pursuit Before Crashing On Highway In Region, Police Say
29-Year-Old Leads Troopers On Pursuit Before Crashing On Highway In Region, Police Say A high-speed police chase in the region ended with a motorcyclist in the hospital. The Albany County incident happened at around 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22, on southbound I-87 in Colonie. New York State Police said troopers attempted to stop a motorcyclist for speeding near Exit 4, but the man continued driving southbound as police followed. He attempted to get off the highway at Exit 2W, but lost control and crashed on the off-ramp. The driver, identified as 29-year-old Shamel Beavers, of Albany, was taken to Albany Medical Center and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. No other veh…
Fatal Crash: 34-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Region Fatal Crash: 34-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Region
Fatal Crash: 34-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Region Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left one person dead in the region. It happened around 5:10 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in Albany. The investigation determined that Albany County resident Michael F. Furch, age 34, of Guilderland, was operating a motorcycle when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a concrete barrier exiting I-787 on the off-ramp to I-90, New York State Police said. Furch was ejected from the motorcycle and landed on the shoulder of I-787 northbound below the off-ramp.   Furch was pronounced dead at the scene. 
23-Year-Old Assaults, Holds Victim Against Will In Hours-Long Dispute In Region, Cops Say 23-Year-Old Assaults, Holds Victim Against Will In Hours-Long Dispute In Region, Cops Say
23-Year-Old Assaults, Holds Victim Against Will In Hours-Long Dispute In Region, Cops Say A 23-year-old man from the region is facing over a half dozen charges after allegedly holding a victim against their will and assaulting them in a dispute that lasted hours. Jacob Muniz, of Albany, was arraigned on assault and related charges in Albany County Court on Monday, June 17. An investigation by New York State Police found that Muniz physically assaulted and injured the victim while holding them against their will at a New Scotland resident, police said. The altercation began on the evening of Tuesday, June 11, and lasted until the following morning, according to investigators. Tr…
22-Year-Old Woman Stabbed During Robbery In Region 22-Year-Old Woman Stabbed During Robbery In Region
22-Year-Old Woman Stabbed During Robbery In Region A woman is recovering after she was stabbed during a robbery in the region. Albany Police were called at around 7:45 p.m. Friday, June 14, for a robbery near Washington and Lexington avenues. Officers found a 22-year-old woman suffering from a stab wound to her back. She was taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. An investigation found that the victim was sitting with two others at the bus stop near Western Avenue and Sprague Place when two men approached them, one armed with a knife. The suspects then forcibly stole their belongings, and at one point…
Alert Issued For Capital Region Woman Missing Over Week Alert Issued For Capital Region Woman Missing Over Week
Alert Issued For Capital Region Woman Missing Over Week Police are asking for help in locating a woman from the region who has been missing for over a week. Saratoga County resident Brittney Jaworski, age 38, of Mechanicville, was last seen on Monday, June 10, according to Mechanicville Police. Investigators said she may be in Schuylerville, Mechanicville, Cohoes, or Albany. Jaworski is 5-foot-2 and 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She has a full sleeve tattoo on her right arm. Anyone with information is asked to contact Mechanicville Police at 518-664-7383. Share this story by clicking the Facebook icon below. Check back to Dail…
NY Veteran's Lifelong 'Secret' Revealed In Heartbreaking Obituary Going Viral NY Veteran's Lifelong 'Secret' Revealed In Heartbreaking Obituary Going Viral
NY Veteran's Lifelong 'Secret' Revealed In Heartbreaking Obituary Going Viral A decorated veteran and retired firefighter from upstate New York is going viral for his heartbreaking posthumous revelation. Lifelong Rensselaer County resident Col. Edward Thomas Ryan, of Rensselaer, died with a long-kept secret that rendered him “afraid of being ostracized,” he wrote in his own obituary, which was published in the Albany Times Union on Saturday, June 8. "I must tell you one more thing. I was gay all my life: thru grade school, thru high school, thru college, thru life,” Ryan wrote. “I'm sorry for not having the courage to come out as gay. I was afraid of being ostraciz…
21-Year-Old Parolee Nabbed In Shooting That Killed Man, Injured 2 Others In Region, Police Say 21-Year-Old Parolee Nabbed In Shooting That Killed Man, Injured 2 Others In Region, Police Say
21-Year-Old Parolee Nabbed In Shooting That Killed Man, Injured 2 Others In Region, Police Say Police have arrested a suspect in an overnight shooting in the region that killed a man and injured two others, including a 13-year-old boy. The Albany incident happened at around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, in the city’s West Hill neighborhood, near Second and Quail streets. Officers found a 46-year-old woman who was shot in the leg and a 13-year-old boy suffering from a graze bullet wound to his arm. Both victims were taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Earlier Report: Man Killed, Two Others Including 13-Year-Old Injured In Albany Shooting …
'I Hope He Haunts You': Slain Father's Family Confronts Killer Before Sentencing In Region 'I Hope He Haunts You': Slain Father's Family Confronts Killer Before Sentencing In Region
'I Hope He Haunts You': Slain Father's Family Confronts Killer Before Sentencing In Region Nearly three years after a father was gunned down in a residential neighborhood in the region, his relatives confronted his killer face to face. Nicholas Anderson, age 30, of Albany, was sentenced to 15 years behind bars in Albany County Court on Friday, June 7, in the death of Rashad Nicholson. It followed his guilty plea to a reduced charge of first-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting Nicholson in the city’s West Hill neighborhood, near Third and Oaks streets, on July 24, 2021. Earlier Report: Suspected Gunman Charged In Killing Of Rashad Nicholson In Albany Medics found Nic…
Man Killed, Two Others Including 13-Year-Old Injured In Area Shooting Man Killed, Two Others Including 13-Year-Old Injured In Area Shooting
Man Killed, Two Others Including 13-Year-Old Injured In Area Shooting A man was killed and two others, including a 13-year-old boy, were injured in a late-night shooting in the region. Albany Police were called at around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, for shots fired in the West Hill neighborhood, near Second and Quail streets. Officers found a 46-year-old woman who was shot in the leg and a 13-year-old boy suffering from a graze bullet wound to his arm. Both victims were taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A short time later, hospital employees contacted police saying a 30-year-old man had come to the emergency room wit…
Ex-School Counselor In Region Filmed Sexually Explicit Content Of Child For Years Ex-School Counselor In Region Filmed Sexually Explicit Content Of Child For Years
Ex-School Counselor In Region Filmed Sexually Explicit Content Of Child For Years A former middle school guidance counselor in the region confessed to repeatedly taking sexually explicit photos of a child beginning when the victim was just 9 years old. Albany County resident Kristy Koldis, age 46, of Latham, pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child in Albany federal court on Monday, June 3. Koldis, a former counselor at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School in Albany and professor at Russell Sage College in Troy, admitted that she repeatedly took sexually explicit content depicting the victim’s genitals. The abuse continued until the child was 13. Earli…
24-Year-Old Stabbed To Death, Second Victim Injured In Attack Near College In Region 24-Year-Old Stabbed To Death, Second Victim Injured In Attack Near College In Region
24-Year-Old Stabbed To Death, Second Victim Injured In Attack Near College In Region A 24-year-old man was killed and a second victim was injured in an early-morning stabbing attack in the region. Emergency crews in Albany were called at around 3:40 a.m. Monday, June 3, for a stabbing near Washington Avenue and Quail Street, one block from the University at Albany’s downtown campus. Albany Police said a 25-year-old man flagged paramedics down after suffering a stab wound to his back. As medics were treating the man, another individual informed them that a second victim had been stabbed roughly a block away, near Washington and Lake avenues, and was unconscious. Officers …
Fear Not: Here’s Why ‘Kill’ Is Found In So Many NY Locale, Waterway Names Fear Not: Here’s Why ‘Kill’ Is Found In So Many NY Locale, Waterway Names
Fear Not: Here’s Why ‘Kill’ Is Found In So Many NY Locale, Waterway Names What’s in a name? In the case of these New York locales and waterways, nothing nearly as sinister as their titles may imply. Pull up Google Maps and you’ll notice that the Empire State is dotted with several towns ending in the suffix -kill: Northern Westchester’s Peekskill, Dutchess County’s Fishkill, and of course the picturesque Catskill Mountains, to name a few. Zoom in a bit further and you’ll spot winding creeks and rivers that are curiously referred to as kills: Normans Kill near Albany and Poesten Kill near Troy, for example. So, what gives? It turns out there’s a perfectly logical…
$12M For Electric School Buses Awarded To 6 Districts In Region $12M For Electric School Buses Awarded To 6 Districts In Region
$12M For Electric School Buses Awarded To 6 Districts In Region A half dozen school districts in the region will receive over $12 million in federal funding to pay for electric school buses. Six districts, located in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Montgomery, and Warren counties, were awarded nearly $12,080,000 in federal rebate funding through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Clean School Bus Program. The program is meant to help underserved districts transition to low or no emission buses without overburdening local taxpayers, Sen. Chuck Schumer’s office said. “This $12+ million federal boost will help power schools in the Capital Regio…
Toddlers, Infants Among Hundreds Of Child Sex Abuse Images In Area Man's Possession Toddlers, Infants Among Hundreds Of Child Sex Abuse Images In Area Man's Possession
Toddlers, Infants Among Hundreds Of Child Sex Abuse Images In Area Man's Possession A 26-year-old man from the region faces years in federal prison after he was caught with hundreds of images depicting child sex abuse. Greene County resident Drew Caswell, of Cairo, pleaded guilty to receipt, distribution, and possession of child pornography in Albany federal court on Wednesday, May 29. According to prosecutors, Caswell confessed to using a file-hosting service to download child pornography and then shared numerous photos and videos on X, formerly Twitter. He also admitted to possessing illicit images on his cell phone, including nearly 300 pictures and videos of toddlers…
Man Lying In Roadway Struck, Killed By Car In Region Man Lying In Roadway Struck, Killed By Car In Region
Man Lying In Roadway Struck, Killed By Car In Region A 64-year-old man was struck and killed by a car in the region while lying in the roadway. The incident happened at around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, in Albany’s Pine Hills neighborhood. Albany Police said the victim was lying in the roadway on Washington Avenue near Quail Street when he was hit by a vehicle. He suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators, police said. It was not immediately clear why the victim was in the roadway or whether he was injured beforehand. Police said they were withhold…
$1M Scam: Man From Region Sentenced For Stealing Federal Funds $1M Scam: Man From Region Sentenced For Stealing Federal Funds
$1M Scam: Man From Region Sentenced For Stealing Federal Funds A New York man who admitted to turning federal aid into a personal treasure chest of around $1 million has been sentenced. In previously pleading guilty, Asjid Parvez, age 38, of Albany, admitted that in May 2023, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) sent him a US Treasury check for $972,564.61.  In 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act authorized the FSA to financially assist certain distressed borrowers who had fallen behind on repaying their federally guaranteed farm loans.  The US Attorney's Office of the Northern District of…
Hit-Run Biker Who Left UAlbany 18-Year-Old In Coma Nabbed Nearly Month Later, Police Say Hit-Run Biker Who Left UAlbany 18-Year-Old In Coma Nabbed Nearly Month Later, Police Say
Hit-Run Biker Who Left UAlbany 18-Year-Old In Coma Nabbed Nearly Month Later, Police Say Nearly a month after a University at Albany student from Long Island was severely injured in a hit-and-run dirt bike crash, a suspect is behind bars. Albany Police arrested Austin Breyette, age 25, of Watervliet, early Thursday morning, May 23, in connection with the collision that left 18-year-old UAlbany freshman Alexa Kropf in a medically induced coma. Kropf, a Long Island native from Floral Park, was struck by a dirt bike rider just blocks from the UAlbany campus at around midnight Saturday, April 27. Earlier Report: New Update: 18-Year-Old Severely Injured In NY Hit-Run Awake …
This Locale In Region Among Top 100 Best Places To Live In America, Brand-New Ranking Says This Locale In Region Among Top 100 Best Places To Live In America, Brand-New Ranking Says
This Locale In Region Among Top 100 Best Places To Live In America, Brand-New Ranking Says When it comes to putting down your roots, these New York locales are among the best in the nation, according to a brand-new ranking. Four cities in the Empire State made the top 100 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 “Best Places to Live in the US” ranking. Researchers pulled data from a variety of sources, including thousands of public survey responses, the US Census Bureau, FBI crime statistics, and school and hospital rankings to come up with the top 150 American cities. Cities were ranked using four key indicators: value, desirability, job market, and quality of life. The followi…
Double-Fatal Crash: Man, Woman ID'd As Victims After Tractor-Trailer Rolls Over On NY Thruway Double-Fatal Crash: Man, Woman ID'd As Victims After Tractor-Trailer Rolls Over On NY Thruway
Double-Fatal Crash: Man, Woman ID'd As Victims After Tractor-Trailer Rolls Over On NY Thruway Two people were killed in a crash involving a rolled-over tractor-trailer on the New York State Thruway. The crash happened around 8 a.m. Thursday, May 23 in Albany. State Police say an investigation determined that the northbound tractor-trailer struck the concrete barrier separating northbound from southbound traffic.  The collision caused the tractor-trailer to overturn onto a northbound passenger vehicle.  The driver of the tractor-trailer and a passenger of the other vehicle were transported to Albany Medical Center.  A passenger in the tractor-trailer, Massachusetts …
Wrongful Conviction? Jury Misunderstood Assault Charge Against UAlbany Student, Activists Claim Wrongful Conviction? Jury Misunderstood Assault Charge Against UAlbany Student, Activists Claim
Wrongful Conviction? Jury Misunderstood Assault Charge Against UAlbany Student, Activists Claim A University at Albany student accused of slashing a woman with a knife on campus was wrongly convicted after jurors misunderstood the charges against him, activists claim. Dozens of people gathered in front of the Albany County courthouse on Wednesday, May 22, to rally in support of 20-year-old McKyle Hall, who was found guilty in connection with the September 2022 incident. According to Saratoga Black Lives Matter (BLM), the then 18-year-old Hall was attacked on campus by a group of 12 to 15 people. In an attempt to escape, he accidentally cut one of the female attackers with a knife, the…
12-Year-Old Shooter Tried Murdering Woman In Region, Police Say 12-Year-Old Shooter Tried Murdering Woman In Region, Police Say
12-Year-Old Shooter Tried Murdering Woman In Region, Police Say A 12-year-old boy is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly shooting a woman in the region. Albany Police were called at around 4 p.m. Monday, May 13, for a shooting near South Pearl and Schuyler streets. They found a 43-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her arm. The victim was taken by ambulance to Albany Medical Center Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators tracked down the 12-year-old suspect and arrested him in Albany on Tuesday night, May 21. It was not immediately clear whether he and the victim knew one another. The bo…
Rolled Tractor-Trailer Lands On Car, Shuts Down Thruway In Region For Hours Rolled Tractor-Trailer Lands On Car, Shuts Down Thruway In Region For Hours
Rolled Tractor-Trailer Lands On Car, Shuts Down Thruway In Region For Hours One person is hospitalized after a tractor-trailer rolled on the Thruway, striking another vehicle and shutting down the highway for hours during the morning commute. Click here for a new, updated story - Double-Fatal Crash: Man, Woman ID'd As Victims After Tractor-Trailer Rolls Over On NY Thruway The wreck happened just before 8 a.m. Thursday, May 23, on I-87 in Albany. New York State Police said the tractor-trailer collided with a passenger vehicle in the northbound lanes near Exit 23. A photo shared by the agency shows the truck on its right side, blocking most of the roadway and th…