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ADK Park: Recent Environmental Conservation Police News

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Division of Law Enforcement enforces the 71 chapters of New York State’s Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. In 1880, the first eight Game Protectors proudly began serving to protect the natural resources and people of New York State. In 2021, 282 Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) and Investigators across the state responded to 26,207 calls and worked on cases that resulted in 11,562 tickets or arrests for violations ranging from deer poaching to solid waste dumping, illegal mining, the black market pet trade, and excessive emissions violations.
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Police: Schenectady man with guns lit himself on fire

Police are investigating an incident where a man lit himself on fire in Schenectady. They say around 10 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to reports of a man pouring gasoline on himself in the 1000 block of Congress Street. Police say when officers arrived, they realized the man had a handgun.
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Albany man who fled courthouse, found dead in Florida following standoff with police

ALBANY, NY (WRGB) — A man convicted of attempted murder fled an Albany courthouse before that verdict could be read was found dead in Florida two weeks later. Michael Green, aka Michael Edwards, 36, was convicted after a jury trial of one count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a Class B Violent Felony, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class C Violent Felony, before the Hon. Roger McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court Friday afternoon.

Two teens arrested, Albany police recover handgun, AR-15

ALBANY, NY (WRGB) — Albany Police say they have arrested two teens, who are accused of fleeing police as part of an investigation. Investigators say back on June 22, just before 11:30 PM, detective attempted to stop two teenage males walking on McCrossin Avenue. The teens, according to police, fled on foot.

SNAPSHOT: Yana Yoga ribbon-cutting ceremony

A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates Samantha Lyman becoming the new owner of local business Yana Yoga, located at 100 Saratoga Village Blvd., Suite 26, in Malta. The Yana Yoga team and facilities are fully opened and ready to serve a growing list of clients and customers. More information is available online at (Photo provided by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce)

Every dollar counts

We’re living in a time when you think a little longer about every dollar you spend—cutting out some of the extras in order to fill the gas tank. We hope you still see value in the work we’re doing with the Adirondack Explorer and our community forum on the Adirondack Almanack, to bring you news you need about the Adirondack Park.

Double $100k! TWO Winning Powerball Tickets Sold In Schenectady

One Schenectady store is home to not one, but two winning Powerball tickets from the drawing on Monday, June 20. I don’t play the lottery, so my initial question was how two tickets with the exact same number were sold at the exact same shop. Maybe it was a copycat? Like somebody picked numbers at the counter, walked off, and the person behind them in line sauntered up to the checkout and said, “eh, I’ll have what she had.” Did two people ask for random numbers and the cashier just hit them with the ole Control+C, Control+V?