A New York mother who lost her 11-year-old son to a drive-by shooting in the Capital District never got to see her son’s killer brought to justice. More than a year and a half after Ayshawn Davis was fatally shot in Troy, a Rensselaer County jury convicted Jahquay Brown of manslaughter in connection with the boy’s death Thursday, June 30 after a nearly two-week long trial.
TROY, N.Y. — According to the New York State COVID-19 data tracker, the Capital Region’s seven-day average percent positivity rate is 8.6%. Albany County’s percent positive rate is 7.8%, while Rensselaer County’s is 7.3% and Saratoga County’s is 8.5%. Albany County has 17 new infections,...
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Fireworks are a staple in Fourth of July Celebrations, but it can be tricky to know what’s legal and what’s not if you plan on hosting your own backyard celebration. Officials across the Capital Region are warning about the danger of using fireworks...
A Rensselaer County jury on Thursday found Jahquay Brown guilty of manslaughter, but acquitted him of murder, in the shooting death of Ayshawn Davis, a personable 11-year-old from Lansingburgh who became popular presence at Jimmy’s Pizzeria in Troy. Davis was killed in a drive-by shooting on Old Sixth Avenue...
RENSSELAER COUNTY, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County (CCERC) announced the fourth annual Farm Day Out event. Each year CCE partners with a farm in Rensselaer county to invite the community to learn about where their food and fiber come from. This year Farm Day Out is...
Fireworks are a staple in Fourth of July Celebrations, but it can be tricky to know what's legal and what's not if you plan on hosting your own backyard celebration.
State and local police departments have conducted a number of underage drinking stings around the area since the beginning of the year. Troopers in Rensselaer checked over a dozen establishments that serve alcohol, including restaurants, liquor stores, gas stations and beverage centers. In each case, a plain clothes officer is...
TROY, N.Y. — Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced Thursday that, after a nearly two-week trial, a Rensselaer County jury found Jahquay Brown, 22, of Cohoes, not guilty of one count of felony second-degree murder and guilty of felony second-degree manslaughter. These charges stemmed from the Sept. 13, 2020 death of 11-year-old Ayshawn Davis of Lansingburgh.
ALBANY, N.Y. — Sean Morrissey, 51, of Waterford, was arraigned Wednesday on an indictment charging him with abusive sexual contact of a ward, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Janeen DiGuiseppi, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
A former Rensselaer county correctional officer was arraigned on an indictment today for abusive sexual contact of a female federal detainee, the Department of Justice stated.
Widespread ballot-fraud in Rensselaer County is being investigated by a federal grand jury. Troy Councilwoman, Kim McPherson was the first convicted. She resigned on June 9th after pleading guilty to identity theft and casting absentee ballots using the name of another person during last year's election. Since her resignation, the...