Albany, NYWNYT

Student-teacher charged with raping Niskayuna High student

An Albany man is charged with raping a Niskayuna High School student. Police say 23-year-old Nikos Assimakopoulos was arrested after a long investigation that began in 2019. They say Assimakopoulos was a student teacher at the school, and the victim was under the legal age of consent. Assimakopoulos was sent...
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Saratoga County, NYWNYT

Search underway for brazen car thieves in Saratoga County

The Saratoga County Sheriff's Department issued a warning Wednesday that thieves are at it again in the Clifton Park area. They're still looking for unlocked cars. However, they're not just taking stuff from them. There have been several vehicles stolen this week. That's leaving homeowners in the area very concerned.
Schenectady, NYTimes Union

15-year-old in critical condition following Schenectady crash

SCHENECTADY — Reports of a group of people fighting in the streets, including one reportedly with an axe, led to a police chase that resulted in a sedan being crushed by a FedEx truck on Wednesday. A 15-year-old occupant was in critical condition at Albany Medical Center, according to Schenectady...
Hudson, NYPosted by
101.5 WPDH

Beloved Hudson Valley ‘Hot Dog Guy’ Passes Away

It's a sad time for the Hudson Valley. If you have ever been to LaGrangeville there's a good chance you've seen the Hot Dog Guy. He would stand across from the BeWise Car Wash with his hot dog cart and always wave to people passing by. The Hot Dog Guy's real name was George Schwartz and sadly he has passed away.
Port Jervis, NYPosted by
101.5 WPDH

Wild High-Speed Chase in Hudson Valley Ends With Car in River

A woman fleeing police at a high speed in the Hudson Valley had to be rescued after she intentionally drove into a river, police say. On Monday around 8 p.m., Officer Andrew Dillinger of the Port Jervis Police Department was monitoring traffic and conducting speed enforcement on East Main Street near the Port Jervis Middle School when he allegedly observed a gray Chrysler sedan heading east on East Main Street traveling 50 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour zone.
Saugerties, NYPosted by
92.7 & 96.9 WRRV

This Can Happen To You If You Don’t Use Crosswalk in New York

Police allege a 71-year-old man walking in the Hudson Valley caused a two-car crash. On Sunday around 12:15 p.m., Saugerties police responded to a reported motor vehicle crash on Market Street in the Village of Saugerties. The investigation by police established that a 71-year-old man walked across Market Street, directly into the path of a 2021 Kia, which caused the driver to abruptly stop to avoid striking the man.
Amsterdam, NYDaily Gazette

County K-9 unit deploys first female dog

MONTGOMERY COUNTY – After 10 years of service, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office announced the retirement of K-9 GAJ Tuesday night and introduced to the public the first female police dog used by the department — K-9 Ginger. Chairman of the Montgomery County Legislature Michael Pepe, who represents District 7,...
Albany, NYWNYT

Violent first half of 2021 for Albany

It has been a violent six months for the city of Albany. So far in 2021, there have been 89 reports of shots fired, 25 shooting incidents, and nine deaths. Young teens are among those who have been killed. According to the Capital Region Crime Analysis Center, there were 13...
Saratoga County, NYDaily Gazette

Saratoga County primary results

SARATOGA COUNTY – There were six municipal-level party primaries Tuesday in communities in Saratoga County. In the only town in which a town supervisor’s office was at stake, Republican voters in Corinth selected Town Board member C. Eric Butler as their nomination over fellow board member Jeffrey Collura. Incumbent supervisor Richard Lucia, also a Republican, is retiring this year after nearly 30 years in office.
New York City,

How Trump is trying to play a role in New York House races

This past Monday, Bernie Ment heard his doorbell ring. It was a UPS delivery that contained an envelope with the seals of the White House and Mar-a-Lago, the Florida resort owned by former President Donald Trump. The handwriting style is unmistakable. The letter scrawled in black marker over a newspaper...
Albany, NYDaily Gazette

Cuomo ends state of emergency but says COVID not gone

ALBANY — The state of emergency in effect in New York almost since the COVID-19 pandemic reached New York will end Thursday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday, a week after he ended most restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the virus in New York. The announcement came...
Albany, NYWNYT

Friends celebrate JP Honsinger's high school graduation

CLIFTON PARK -- JP Honsinger is graduating from Shen. Many families mark high school graduations, but this one is especially significant. "He loved school," said Jay Honsinger, JP's father. "School was good to him. It was a great experience. We really didn't think he would make it to 18. We're doing experimental treatment at Albany Med."