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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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Taking a bite into fighting crime

Albany County Sheriff’s Office initiatives presented to Capital Region Rotary Club

Rotarians got an up-close look into aspects of the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, from a mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle to a transmitter that helps find those who wander.

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Alleged assault leads police on Northway car chase

State Police arrested a Rensselaer County man, who faces a bevy of charges, after he allegedly violated a stay away order and assaulted the victim.

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UPDATE: Selkirk sex offender charged

Police arrest McCoy following child pornography investigation

Bethlehem Police have arrested a sex offender from Selkirk on child pornography charges.

Driveway paver pleads guilty to scamming Guilderland couple

A driveway paver scammed an elderly Guilderland couple. But thanks to an attentive bank employee, they will be getting their money back and the scammer could end up behind bars.

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Altamont man allegedly assaulted police officers

Police: First incident during traffic stop, second when warrant served

An Altamont man allegedly assaulted a Guilderland police officer during a traffic stop and then another officer when police served a warrant for his arrest.

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