TROY, N.Y. (AP) — A Schenectady man charged with killing a 3-year-old boy at an apartment in Troy was arraigned Monday.
Daquan Parker, 20, is an acquaintance of the mother of the boy, Mayjor...
SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Seneca Falls and Schenectady are each getting $10 million from the state for downtown revitalization projects.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the awards Tuesday and...
HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) — An 82-year-old Catholic priest died in flood waters in central New York after a night of torrential rain and wind gusts of up to 70 mph.
MIDDLESEX, N.Y. (AP) — A fungus that kills thousands of oak trees each year in the eastern United States has been found in a fifth county in New York state.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A 35-year-old man who claimed he was putting an injured cat out of its misery has been sentenced to jail for stomping on the animal and smashing it against a utility pole...
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man who died in an upstate New York jail had seven baggies that may have contained drugs in his stomach.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after an upstate casino cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge Tuesday and took its first bet — $20...
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman who admitted to killing her three-month-old son has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An Adirondack farm, a Niagara Falls church and a Schenectady apartment hotel are among 18 properties and districts nominated for the New York state and national registers of...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gambling regulators in New York have voted to allow sports betting at four upstate casinos.
The state's Gaming Commission approved regulations Monday that will permit...
GLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Federal authorities say a 38-year-old Schenectady woman has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for her role in a suburban gun store burglary.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A 38-year-old upstate New York woman has admitted killing her infant son before hiding his body behind her residence.
TROY, N.Y. (AP) — A Schenectady man charged with killing two women and two children in an upstate New York apartment has pleaded guilty to murder.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Congressman Paul Tonko is poised to get an up-close look at a project to revitalize a neighborhood in Schenectady.
The Democrat plans to tour the Mill Artisan District on...
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Life-sized statues of Harriet Tubman and former Secretary of State William Seward are set to be installed in upstate New York after their initial molds were destroyed in a fire.
The Times Union reports the statues symbolize the little-known friendship between Tubman and Seward, who also served as New York governor.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Smoking is now banned inside cars with kids in a western New York county, adding to similar prohibitions in a couple of other places in the state.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz signed the Public Health Protection Act on Friday.
Besides prohibiting smoking in cars carrying people under 18 years old, the law also bans smoking at bus shelters and bars pharmacies from selling tobacco products.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Schenectady, New York have spent six hours investigating a bomb threat at a church that turned out to be false.
The Schenectady Police Department says in a news release that someone called police at 2 p.m. Friday claiming there were "multiple explosive devices" inside the First Reformed Church. Police say the caller also said someone was inside the church with a weapon.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Seven properties in downtown Albany are set for renovations under a major revitalization project involving an upstate New York developer.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A Schenectady contractor has been convicted of first-degree murder in a scheme to kill a man for life insurance money.
A jury convicted 54-year-old Tarchand Lall on Wednesday for hiring hit men from Delaware to kill Charles Dembrosky, who did construction work for him. Dembrosky was shot to death in November 2016.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state trooper killed in an on-duty crash outside the upstate station where he worked was "the kind of trooper you want out patrolling your community," the head of the agency said Monday during the fallen officer's funeral services.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Final goodbyes are being said for a New York state trooper killed in a traffic accident on his way to work.
Calling hours for 36-year-old Trooper Jeremy VanNostrand will be held Sunday afternoon at Mayfield Junior-Senior High School near the southern edge of the Adirondack Park.
His funeral will be Monday morning at St. Gabriel the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Schenectady.
GLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A 24-year-old man has pleaded guilty to stealing dozens of firearms during a break-in at a suburban gun shop in upstate New York.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says Thursday that Christian Roman of Schenectady admitted he and an accomplice broke into Target Sports in the Schenectady County town of Glenville the night of Oct. 22, 2017. They made off with pistols, shotguns and rifles and spent the following days transporting and hiding them with the help of various accomplices.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Calling hours and funeral services have been finalized for a New York state trooper killed in an on-duty crash this week.
State police officials say Wednesday that calling ours for Trooper Jeremy VanNostrand will be held Sunday afternoon at Mayfield Junior-Senior High School in Fulton County.
His funeral will be held Monday morning at St. Gabriel the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Schenectady.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A 38-year-old upstate New York woman has been indicted on murder and other charges in the death of her infant child last summer.
Heaven Puleski pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Schenectady County Court to charges that include second-degree murder, unlawful disposal of a body and tampering with evidence.
The body of her 4-month-old son Rayen was found in the backyard of Puleski's Schenectady apartment on Aug. 9. Authorities haven't been able to determine how the boy died.
SCOTIA, N.Y. (AP) — An annual mission to the South Pole that involves hundreds of members of a New York Air National Guard unit is now underway.
Some 500 airmen of the 109th Airlift Wing will take part in Operation Deep Freeze, which started last week. It's the Schenectady County-based unit's 31st season of conducting missions at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury declined to issue indictments in the death of a New York City man who stopped breathing while in custody of an upstate police department, state Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced Friday while releasing a report that includes police dashboard video of the man telling officers dozens of times he couldn't breathe.
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A new train station has opened in Schenectady, two weeks ahead of schedule.
New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul joined local officials for a grand opening of the new facility on Wednesday.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State officials say an Albany-area contractor has pleaded guilty to scamming hundreds of thousands of dollars out of minority-owned businesses and failing to pay dozens of his employees.
Attorney General Barbara Underwood says Friday that 47-year-old Michael Martin, of Latham, pleaded guilty in county courts in Schenectady and Albany to grand larceny and scheme to defraud.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors in upstate New York say a Brooklyn man who masterminded a scheme to plunder a quadriplegic's trust fund has been sent to prison.
Schenectady County District Attorney Robert M. Carney says Jayquan Drumgold was sentenced on Thursday to 12½ to 25 years behind bars.
Drumgold was found guilty of conspiring to steal about $50,000 from the Glenville man's trust fund between December 2016 and January 2017.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York city is set to pay out $360,000 to settle a lawsuit with a woman who said two police officers slammed her head into a bench.
COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — The arrest and resignation of an upstate New York county corrections officer brings to about 50 the number of employees who have left the Schenectady County jail after being accused of a crime since 2010.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York city has reached a settlement with a woman who says two police officers, including a finalist for chief of police, slammed her head into a bench.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Cynthia Nixon is taking her campaign for governor upstate as the Democratic primary nears.
The longtime liberal activist and former "Sex and the City" star will make stops in Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs on Friday and throughout the long Labor Day weekend.
Her campaign says Nixon will meet with volunteers and voters and make a stop at the state fair in Syracuse.
SOUTH BRISTOL, N.Y. (AP) — A devastating fungus that kills oak trees has been found in an eighth location in New York state.
The Department of Environmental Conservation says oak wilt has been found in the Ontario County town of South Bristol. It's the second location the disease has been found in Ontario County. There was a 2016 outbreak in Canandaigua, a few miles north of the new site.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A 75-year-old New York woman who was convicted of killing her baby daughter in 1985 and suspected of killing seven of her eight other children has been freed from prison.
The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision confirmed Tuesday that Marybeth Tinning has been released from Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills and will be supervised by officials in Schenectady (skeh-NEHK'-ta-dee) County, where she lives.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York have charged the mother of a missing baby with multiple felonies after the remains of a child were found near her home.
Schenectady police say Heaven Puleski has been under investigation since family members reported her 4-month-old child Rayen Puleski hadn't been seen since July. Puleski has been charged with felony tampering with physical evidence and concealment of a human corpse after talking to detectives Tuesday.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Police have found a child's body during the search for an upstate New York woman's missing 4-month-old boy.
Authorities in Schenectady say they found the body Thursday behind the house that 37-year-old Heaven Puleski recently moved into.
Her aunt, Lisa Dutcher, previously said she hasn't seen Puleski's son Rayen since June.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a search is underway for an upstate New York woman's missing 4-month-old boy.
Police in Schenectady say they found 37-year-old Heaven Puleski Wednesday in a local motel but haven't been able to find her son, Rayen. Puleski was being questioned by police.
Her aunt, Lisa Dutcher, told local media that she hasn't seen Rayen since June. Dutcher said a Child Protective Services worker has been trying to track down Puleski for weeks.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — General Electric says it's laying off 200 hourly workers at its upstate New York plant that produces steam turbines for the company's power unit.
Boston-based GE announced Tuesday that the layoffs include unionized manufacturing and assembly employees at its facilities in Schenectady (skeh-NEHK'-ta-dee), where Thomas Edison co-founded the company in 1892. Another 25 unfilled jobs will be eliminated.
NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say an engineer at General Electric's upstate New York turbine manufacturing plant has been charged with stealing the company's trade secrets.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says Wednesday 55-year-old Xiaoqing Zheng (JOW'-shing zehng) removed electronic files with company trade secrets involving its turbine technologies and hid data files in a digital photograph of a sunset. Prosecutors say he then emailed the picture to his email account.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Following its own year-long investigation, New York's state attorney general's office will convene a grand jury to review the circumstances surrounding the death of a 36-year-old Bronx man who stopped breathing in a Schenectady police car after being stopped for a traffic violation.
TROY, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury has cleared a police officer who shot and wounded a man during a traffic stop in upstate New York.
The Schenectady County District Attorney's office announced Monday the jury found Officer Jarrod Iler was justified in the August 2017 shooting in Troy that injured Dahmeek McDonald.
Prosecutors say Iler fired four shots at McDonald after he drove his vehicle toward the officer. One bullet hit the man in the forearm and another grazed his temple.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman convicted of killing her infant daughter in the 1980s and suspected of killing seven of her eight other children was granted parole, state officials said Monday.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A Schenectady hospital and health care network has decided to remain independent.
The Board of Trustees of Ellis Medicine said Thursday it has opted against affiliating with another organization after studying the issue for two years. Ellis Medicine includes Ellis Hospital, McClellan Street Health Center, Bellevue Woman's Center and Medical Center of Clifton Park.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say they've arrested a man who shot a woman and her two children.
Schenectady police officials say the suspected gunman, 47-year-old DeShawn Howard, shot a 35-year-old woman alongside her 7-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter during a domestic dispute early Tuesday. The victims are currently in stable but guarded condition at local hospitals.
NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in upstate New York have found an Arizona woman who went missing over two months ago.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is hitting the road again to start his third state tour.
The Bronx Democrat toured upstate New York and Long Island shortly after becoming speaker in 2015 as a way to connect with the different regions of the state. He did another tour last year, and said Thursday that the exposure helps him better understand the different opportunities and challenges facing each region.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Free food pantries are becoming nearly as common as the campus bookstore at a growing number of colleges.
More than 570 campus food pantries nationwide are registered with the College and University Food Bank Alliance, which formed in 2012 and helps colleges set up food pantries and other hunger programs. New York recently required that they be established at all institutions in its state university system.