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Police: Berne teenager kills 5-year-old cousin, falsely reports abduction

A Berne teenager allegedly killed her 5-year-old cousin and disposed of his body, before falsely reporting the boy was forcefully abducted from her home, according to police.

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Colonie supervisor's son arrested a second time for spotlighting deer

Paul Mahan, son of Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan, was arrested Friday morning for allegedly using a spotlight and bow to try to attract deer.

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McClaine resigns from GCSD teaching post

Guilderland teacher convicted of felony reaches agreement with school district

The Guilderland Board of Education unanimously approved McClaine’s resignation agreement during a special meeting on the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 10. McClaine’s resignation was effective Nov. 21.

State Police kick off holiday ‘Drive Sober’ campaign

State Police are participating again in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which started on Friday and continues through New Year’s Day.

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Man pleads guilty to having drugs at motel

A Guilderland man pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a felony, in Albany County Court Thursday morning, Dec. 4.

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UPDATED: Guilderland teacher sentenced for stealing union funds

Former GTA treasurer receives jail time, felony probation

A Farnsworth Middle School teacher will be serving jail time for stealing more than $100,000 from the Guilderland Teacher’s Association during the 2012-13 school year.

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Police distribute flier seeking quadruple homicide info

A month after a family of four was found slain in their Western Avenue home in the Town of Guilderland, authorities have distributed fliers seeking information on the apparent killings.

Heroin use on the rise

Bethlehem organization holds informational discussion for parents

Talking with teenagers about the subjects of drug use and peer pressure can often be an uncomfortable time for both parents and child.

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Resilience follows unthinkable tragedy

Guilderland Elementary School grieves over slain students, plans to memorialize boys

After the initial shock of hearing about the quadruple murder at a home on Western Avenue wore off, Guilderland school district officials were faced with tackling how to address the varying needs of grieving students and staff.

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On the front line of an epidemic

Retired police officer gets help from trained dogs to help fight heroin use

If someone had asked retired police officer Dave Harrington years ago if he’d like to become a K9 handler, the answer would have been yes. The problem was, and is, funding.

County executive OK’s new cyber-bully law

Latest version addresses court’s free speech concerns

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has approved a new cyber-bullying law, after a previous law was struck done this summer by the state Court of Appeals.

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UPDATE: Police release names of Guilderland murder victims

Names of slain children not released, details on murders still sparse

Two Guilderland Elementary School children and two adults were found murdered in a Western Avenue home Wednesday, Oct. 8, and authorities have yet to name a suspect in the quadruple homicide.

Sex offender arrested in Bethlehem

A Level 1 sex offender in Bethlehem has been arrested following a sexual assault investigation.

Police: V’ville man performed sex acts with 14-year-old

On Tuesday, Sept. 2, the New York State Police based in Schodack were involved in a joint investigation with the East Greenbush Police Department resulting in the arrest of Steven J. Vanalystyne, 51 of Voorheesville, on several counts of criminal sex act in the second and third degree, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.

Money to aid seized horses

Bethlehem police receive grant for the animals’ care

The Bethlehem Police Department has received a grant to help care for the horses seized in an animal neglect case last November.

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