Category Archives: Capital District

  • Downtown Albany to see $78M investment in 7 properties

    Downtown Albany to see M investment in 7 properties ALBANY – Seven buildings in the capital city’s Clinton Square – the focal neighborhood for Albany’s Downtown revitalization – will benefit from at least $78 million in investment to renovate and rehabilitate the neglected properties. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday…

  • Rensselaerville town supervisor arrested

    Rensselaerville town supervisor arrested RENSSELAERVILLE — State Police arrested Steven Pfleging Friday, the morning after town said that the supervisor had resigned for writing checks to himself. The Town Board was told Tuesday that an audit of town finances uncovered multiple checks written to Pfleging without town authorization, Deputy…

  • DA to discuss grand jury findings in police shooting of teen

    DA to discuss grand jury findings in police shooting of teen ALBANY – Albany County District Attorney David Soares will announce whether a grand jury has taken action in the investigation of Detective James Olsen’s shooting of Ellazar Williams, the 19-year-old who was left paralyzed by a bullet the…

  • Sales set up on Facebook lead to Albany muggings, police say

    Sales set up on Facebook lead to Albany muggings, police say ALBANY – Two men who tried to sell iPhones to buyers that contacted them on Facebook were instead robbed by weapon-wielding muggers, police said. The most recent incident took place on Thursday when a man who said he…

  • Lawsuit aims to block legislators' pay raises

    Lawsuit aims to block legislators' pay raises ALBANY -The constitutionality of a special committee that awarded state legislators their first salary increase in two decades is being challenged in court. A lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court in Albany County on Friday morning by the conservative Government Justice Center…

  • Halfmoon man faces child porn charges

    Halfmoon man faces child porn charges State Police arrested a Halfmoon man Friday on child pornography charges. Michael J. Edinger, 33, was charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing a sexual performance by a child following an investigation by troopers. Edinger was arraigned in Halfmoon…

  • Video: Scenes from Maisie Williams film set at Albany airport

    Video: Scenes from Maisie Williams film set at Albany airport The first glimpses of movie co-starring Maisie Williams and filmed in part at Albany International Airport are out. Actor Tyler Hoechlin posted a snippet of “Then Came You” on Instagram. It includes scenes of stars Asa Butterfield (“Ender’s Game”)…

  • Capital Region Gives: Local nonprofits awarded ad space

    Capital Region Gives: Local nonprofits awarded ad space Albany The Times Union’s fourth “The Big $100,000 Giveaway” has come to a close, and the Capital Region proved yet again what a caring community it is. After tens of thousands of votes, 10 local nonprofit organizations will receive free advertising…

  • New York AG reports fishy business at supermarkets

    New York AG reports fishy business at supermarkets ALBANY – Supermarkets in New York are repeatedly mislabeling seafood, according to an investigation by the state attorney general’s office. A review of 155 grocery stores since late 2017 found high levels of suspected seafood fraud, with cheaper, less desirable species…

  • Police: Averill Park man struck deputy, fled wrong way on I-90

    Police: Averill Park man struck deputy, fled wrong way on I-90 A driver fleeing a DWI checkpoint struck a Rensselaer County sheriff’s deputy then crossed the Hudson River — twice — between Rensselaer and Albany before crashing into a police vehicle, Rensselaer police said. The driver in Thursday’s incident was identified as Ryan K.…