ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Police and their local partners in law enforcement will step up patrols over the Memorial Day weekend in an effort to stop impaired and reckless...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An aide to Democratic U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi of New York was charged by state police with patronizing a prostitute Friday, New York State Police announced.
Syracuse woman dies after being struck by truck on I-90
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a 24-year-old woman has died and another person is injured after they were struck by a truck on Interstate 90 in Madison County east of...
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — A missing husband and wife from New Hampshire who both have dementia were found in upstate New York after their car became disabled and came to a rest, police said...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a New York based identity theft ring targeted children's Social Security numbers throughout the country.
Man killed in snowmobile crash on Adirondack lake
WEBB, N.Y. (AP) — A 59-year-old man has died in a snowmobile crash in the Adirondacks.
New York State Police say Michael Gosson of Rome was operating his snowmobile on Woodhull Lake in Webb...
Syria attack victims include daughter of US police official
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week was a Navy sailor and married mother of two whose father is a high-ranking officer in the New York State Police, officials said Friday.
The Pentagon identified three of the four Americans killed in Wednesday's attack in the northern Syrian town of Manbij.
Police seize multiple limo plates after crash that killed 20
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say they began seizing plates from unauthorized limousines after an October crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people.
The Times Union of Albany reports police seized the plates of 59 vehicles after the Oct. 6 crash in Schoharie County, west of Albany.
Law enforcement veteran named new leader of NY State Police
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A veteran of the New York State Police has been named the new superintendent of the organization.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that he has nominated Keith Corlett to lead the department.
Corlett is now a deputy superintendent at the State Police and has more than 30 years of experience at the agency. He has worked in patrol and investigative divisions in addition to executive management.
Police: Hit-and-run killed horse pulling Amish buggy
NEWPORT, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say they are searching for the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run collision with an Amish buggy that resulted in the death of a horse.
Retiring 90-year-old state lawmaker and WWII vet honored
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — One of the last World War II veterans still serving in a state Legislature has received a celebratory retirement send off from his constituents.
Republican New York state Sen. Bill Larkin represented his Hudson Valley district in the Senate since 1991. He was first elected to the state Assembly in 1978.
2 charged after police find 100-plus lbs. of pot in home
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been charged after police seized more than 100 pounds (45 kilograms) of marijuana and other drugs at a Binghamton home.
New York State Police say the agency's anti-drug enforcement team and local police stopped a vehicle in Binghamton last Friday for a traffic violation. Officials say 2 pounds (1 kilogram) of marijuana was found in the car.
Police: Traffic stop leads to head-butting, flying underwear
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a suspected drunken driver head-butted a state trooper and his wife threw her shoes and underwear in protest after they were pulled over on Long Island.
New York State Police say 38-year-old Michael Nelson struck the trooper several times while being arrested on an intoxicated driving charge around 1:30 a.m. Sunday on the Southern State Parkway in Hempstead.
New Hampshire man killed in 2-vehicle crash in northern NY
CHATEAUGAY, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a 76-year-old New Hampshire man has died in a two-vehicle crash near the Canadian border.
Troopers say Michael Stafford, of Hinsdale, New Hampshire, was traveling west on state Route 11 around 2 p.m. Wednesday when he attempted to make a left-hand turn in the Franklin County town of Chateaugay (SHAT'-uh-gay), on the Canadian border 155 miles (249 kilometers) north of Albany.
State police release name of Vermont man killed in NY crash
BEEKMANTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police have released the name of the Vermont man who was killed in a one-car crash on an upstate highway last weekend.
Troopers say a car was traveling south on Interstate 87, the Adirondack Northway, around 1:30 a.m. Sunday when it left the highway at the Exit 40 off-ramp in Beekmantown, just north of Plattsburgh. Police say the car overturned and came to rest on its wheels.
Police: Connecticut man with dementia causes wrong-way crash
WANTAGH, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say an 82-year-old Connecticut man with dementia caused a three-vehicle crash by driving the wrong way on a Long Island parkway.
Troopers say Burgess Moore, of New Britain, was traveling north in the southbound lanes of the Wantagh (WAHN'-tah) State Parkway around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday when he collided with a southbound vehicle. A third vehicle then slammed into the second vehicle.
Suspect apprehended in killing of man found dead in river
TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an upstate New York man suspected in a slaying last week has been found hiding near the Canadian border.
Ticonderoga police and New York State Police say they apprehended 38-year-old Michael LaRock Monday afternoon at a home in Norfolk in St. Lawrence County.
Trucker saves dogs thrown from vehicle on New York highway
NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of beagle mixes are on the mend after authorities say someone threw them out of a moving vehicle on a snowy New York highway. The dogs were rescued by a passing trucker, but one was so badly mangled that a front leg had to be amputated.
Cops: Driver was texting before crashing, killing woman, 75
MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a 29-year-old upstate woman was texting while driving when she caused a crash that killed a 75-year-old woman last month.
Troopers say Angel Oliver, of Bombay, was arraigned Thursday in Malone Town Court on criminally negligent homicide charges.
Police say she was texting while driving on a Franklin County road Nov. 15 and ran a stop sign in the town of Dickinson, colliding with a car driven by Chloe Ann O'Neil of Parishville.
2 teens charged after teenager clinging to moving SUV dies
EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say they've charged two teenagers with manslaughter after a 15-year-old Hudson Valley boy died when he apparently fell from the outside of a moving SUV.
Officials say a state police patrol traveling on a road in the Dutchess County town of East Fishkill around 4 p.m. Wednesday saw a teen clinging to the passenger side of an SUV traveling in the opposite direction.
Police: 1 man, 2 teenagers face murder charges in slaying
ULSTER, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police officials say a Hudson Valley man and two 17-year-old boys have been charged with murder.
Downed power lines cleared from Adirondack Northway
BEEKMANTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say downed power lines have been cleared from a northern section of the southbound lanes of Interstate 87 near the Canadian border.
Troopers say the lines came down Wednesday morning and blocked the southbound side of the highway near a rest area in Beekmantown, between the Canadian border and the city of Plattsburgh.
Troopers diverted all southbound traffic through the rest area until the power lines were cleared after several hours.
Trooper dies from injuries suffered in crash at station
FULTONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A veteran state trooper arriving for work was killed Tuesday in a chain-reaction crash outside a trooper station in the Mohawk Valley, New York State Police officials.
Police say woman fatally shot as husband was cleaning gun
CORINTH, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an upstate New York woman was killed in an apparent accident when a shot discharged as her husband was cleaning his gun.
New York state police say 34-year-old Ashley Rosenbrock was shot Thursday night in her home in Corinth. She was pronounced dead at Saratoga Hospital.
Police said Saturday that Rosenbrock's 35-year-old husband, Eric Rosenbrock, was "performing maintenance" on his legally owned handgun when it went off.
Parents charged with using kids’ identities to rack up debt
BATH, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a couple racked up nearly $10,000 in unpaid utility bills and credit card debts using the man's son's name, destroying his credit rating.
Authorities on Thursday say 44-year-old Thomas Cash and his wife, 39-year-old Alisha Cash, were arrested in Madison County, Alabama, and extradited to face fraud charges in New York. Both are in Steuben County Jail. It could not be determined if they have a lawyer.
Feds: Vehicle theft ring exposes oversight weakness
NEW YORK (AP) — A ring of savvy car thieves in New York exploited a bureaucratic weakness by registering many of their ripped-off Lamborghinis and Range Rovers in South Dakota, a state that lets people register out-of-state vehicles by mail and wasn't thoroughly checking to see if they were stolen, the FBI said.
Federal prosecutors in New York brought federal conspiracy charges against seven people this week, blaming them for the thefts of 60 vehicles.
Police: 1 killed in house fire in NY’s Southern Tier
HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (AP) — One person has died in a house fire in New York's Southern Tier.
The Star-Gazette of Elmira reports the fire broke out in the town of Horseheads Tuesday afternoon, and multiple fire crews were called to the scene.
New York State Police are withholding the identity of the victim pending notification of next of kin.
NY State Police ask for help in solving 2000 homicide
GREENPORT, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police are asking the public for help in solving the death of a 43-year-old Hudson Valley woman nearly two decades ago.
Body of missing fisherman found in NY’s Mohawk River
ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — Police have found the body of a man who apparently fell into the water and drowned while fishing in New York's Mohawk River.
A New York state police helicopter team located the body of 55-year-old Kevin Straut in the Mohawk River near Rotterdam at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Straut's wife had called police earlier to report her husband missing. She said he had gone out fishing Friday evening and never returned.
State marks National Move Over Day with vehicle parade
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police and state transportation agencies are reminding motorists to obey the Move Over Law.
The third Saturday in October has been designated National Move Over Day, a reminder to drivers to slow down and safely move over while approaching police, fire and other emergency vehicles and tow trucks that are stopped along roads and highways.
Roadside signs across the state are displaying reminders Saturday to promote awareness of the Move Over Law.
APNewsBreak: NTSB hasn’t fully examined limo in fatal crash
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety investigators have been unable to conduct a full examination of the limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago in upstate New York because local prosecutors are probing it as part of their case against the limo company's operator.
Daughter of NY State Police official sentenced for slaying
GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York State Police official's daughter convicted of stabbing her boyfriend to death has been sentenced to three to nine years in prison.
Twenty-three-year-old Danielle Allen was sentenced Tuesday in a Livingston County court where she was convicted in July of manslaughter in the killing of Marcus Postell, of Rochester.
Man who escaped from police in ’94 arrested again
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say a convicted sex offender whose escape from New York State Police in the mid-1990s launched a 13-day manhunt has been arrested for violating parole.
Police: Body of missing 21-year-old woman found
ST. JOHNSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say the body of a 21-year-old woman missing since leaving her job at a convenience store last week has been found in a rural Mohawk Valley town.
Troopers say Wednesday that Michaela MacVilla's body was found Tuesday by a property owner in the Fulton County town of Oppenheim, 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Albany.
Police: Single-car crash on central NY road kills 1, hurts 2
SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say one person was killed and two have been injured in a single-vehicle crash in upstate New York.
Troopers say 18-year-old Miller Wade was driving in Smithfield in Madison County when he drove off the shoulder and crashed into a tree Thursday. Police say a passenger, 23-year-old Trevor Rice of Oneida, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police: Robbery suspect dies in wrong-way crash on Northway
SCHROON, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say the driver killed in a weekend crash on the Adirondack Northway was a suspect in an armed robbery who was driving the wrong way while trying to elude troopers.
Authorities say Monday that 28-year-old Desmond Clark of Plattsburgh was wanted for questioning for an armed robbery in Keeseville when troopers spotted him driving south on Interstate 87 around 11 a.m. Sunday.
6 Yonkers cops share Police Officer of the Year Award
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Six members of the Yonkers Police Department are sharing an award that honors New York state law enforcement officers who display bravery in the line of duty.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the recipients of the New York State Police Officer of the Year Award on Monday, when the award was presented during a ceremony at Yonkers City Hall.
The recipients are Capt. Andrew Lane, detectives Kayla Maher and Dawn Lebzelter, and officers Brendan Moore, Thomas Bennett and Vincent Reda.
Cops: Toddler shows trooper drugs during mom’s traffic stop
NEW SCOTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a toddler showed a trooper a bag of marijuana during a traffic stop, resulting in the arrest of the child's mother and the man she was riding with.
State police: 2 dead in house fire in Hudson Valley town
MONROE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died in a house fire in a Hudson Valley town.
A New York State Police spokesman tells the Times Herald-Record of Middletown that the fire was reported around 3 a.m. Tuesday in the Orange County town of Monroe, 45 miles (72 kilometers) northwest of New York City.
State police to step up patrols for start of school year
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Police will increase patrols to protect school children heading back to class this week.
The troopers will be looking for motorists speeding near schools, passing stopped school buses or otherwise putting students in jeopardy.
Back in April, during a single one-day enforcement initiative, police wrote more than 850 tickets for illegally passing a school bus that was displaying flashing lights and its stop sign.
Police: 19-year-old woman killed in overturned vehicle crash
CAMERON, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a Pennsylvania woman is dead following a crash in New York's Southern Tier.
Officials say 19-year-old Tessa Updyke of Kersey, Pennsylvania, was driving late Monday night when she failed to make a bend in the roadway, causing her vehicle to overturn multiple times in the crash on Route 10 in the Steuben County town of Cameron.
Police investigate stabbing, fights at New York State Fair
GEDDES, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a teenager was stabbed in the chest and two women later tumbled through glass while fighting at the New York State Fair.
New York State Police say it happened Sunday at the fairgrounds near Syracuse.
The 17-year-old who was stabbed remained hospitalized in stable condition Monday. He was wounded around 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the fair's restaurant row.
Police: Gunfire, no injuries, near NY Native American powwow
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police say gunfire erupted near a Native American celebration that draws thousands of visitors on Long Island. A man was arrested, and no one was injured.
On-duty state police member involved in pedestrian accident
LLOYD, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a member of the law enforcement agency has been involved in an accident that injured a pedestrian on a Hudson Valley road.
Troopers say the accident occurred around 6 a.m. Tuesday on a road near Route 9W in the Ulster County town of Lloyd. Police say a member of the state police was driving a marked vehicle on routine patrol when the pedestrian was injured.
Police: 94-year-old woman struck, killed while getting mail
SODUS, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say a 94-year-old woman crossing the road to get her mail was struck and killed by a car.
New York State Police say Sodus resident Doris Richardson was crossing the road Saturday afternoon when she was hit. Authorities say the 47-year-old driver tried to swerve to avoid hitting Richardson, but was unable to do so.
Richardson was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Troopers are investigating.