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Capital Region COVID-19 positivity rate at 8.6%

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,...
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Fireworks: What’s legal and how to celebrate safely

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...
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Rensselaer County jury returns manslaughter verdict in 11-year-old's death

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...
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Underage Drinking Sting Nabs 4 in Rensselaer County

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...
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Jahquay Brown found guilty of manslaughter in death of Ayshawn Davis

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.
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Voting fraud in Troy, seven candidates hope to fill the vacant seat

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...
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