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File photo of a CDTA Star bus courtesy Albany Police Department
Photo courtesy Albany Police Department

Some tense moments Friday morning as a CDTA bus was stolen in Albany.

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New York State Police and the Greene County District Attorney have announced a number of arrests – including that of a state trooper – in what they call a large-scale narcotics operation.

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New York State Police

New York State Police are rolling out body-worn cameras to roughly 3,000 troopers statewide, starting with those in the Albany area. The statewide program, being instituted under legislation signed into law last June, will cost about $7.5 million a year.

State Police: Teen Killed In Duanesburg Crash

Jan 24, 2021
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A 16-year-old boy was killed in a crash in the Schenectady County Town of Duanesburg Saturday evening.

New York State Police are continuing their investigation after a shootout near Plattsburgh on Sunday.

Sunday afternoon police responded to a residence in Schuyler Falls in the Town of Plattsburgh for a welfare check on 34-year-old Kevin M. Doherty. When troopers attempted to make contact, he fired a shotgun at them.

Troopers Shannon Saunders and David Rogers returned fire and Doherty was struck several times. He is currently in stable condition at Albany Medical Center and faces charges when released.

No one else was injured. 

New York State Inspector General Letizia Tagliafierro says a probe by State Police into overtime abuse and vehicle misuse lacked transparency, led to inadequate disciplinary action for personnel, and allowed members who engaged in misconduct to retire “in good standing” without being held accountable. 

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Protesters who are claiming a white couple waved a gun during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Kinderhook are pressing charges.

A woman is led into a patrol car without handcuffs after a couple allegedly waved a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters in Kinderhook on Saturday
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Update: Police announced on Monday, July 12th that no arrests have been made and that an investigation is ongoing. Web copy has been updated to reflect these developments. 

A couple was questioned by police after allegedly pointing a gun at a group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Kinderhook Saturday.

New York State Police Captain Christopher West
New York State Police

The New York State Police have appointed a 30-year veteran as Troop G commander. Albany native Captain Christopher West takes over for Major Robert Patnaude. 

Latham Troop G Commander Major Robert Patnaude
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New York State Police are investigating after a trooper in Hamilton County fatally shot a man who struck the officer in the head with a hatchet Tuesday night. 

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State police say a 20-year-old man has died after a member of his hunting party accidentally shot him in central New York.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed state police to increase security near synagogues and religious centers during the Jewish High Holidays. 

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A small plane crashed into a house near Poughkeepsie over the weekend, causing a massive fire and leaving the pilot and one of the residents dead. Now, there is a fundraiser for the displaced family, and Dutchess County officials are helping a number of those involved address trauma.

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A New York State police child abuse unit in Orange County has arrested two people accused of violating state education law.

State police are investigating the death of a woman in northern New York.

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The Troy City Council President is apologizing two days after being arrested by New York State Police for driving while intoxicated.

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New York State Police say the Troy City Council President was arrested Wednesday for driving while intoxicated.

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that New York State Police will increase patrols to crack down on impaired driving through the end of the year.

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New York State Police have ruled a pair of suspicious deaths that occurred earlier this week in Schoharie County to be a murder-suicide.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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After a Saturday morning shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvia, Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statment saying he has directed New York State Police to provide increased security. 

 

Cuomo, a Democrat, said:

 

"The New York family grieves for those who were killed and prays for those who were injured in this heinous and horrific mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

A 14-year-old has been charged with murder following a stabbing in Clinton County, New York Thursday.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the investigation into Saturday's limo crash in Schoharie, N.Y.

Commander of New York State Police Troop G Major Robert Patnaude speaks to reporters
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A criminal investigation is now underway following the limousine crash in Schoharie, New York that killed 20 people.

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New York State Police

New York State Police say they've seized 200 pounds of marijuana with a street value of more than $1 million after pulling over a vehicle on a Hudson Valley road.

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New York State police say a trooper was shot and killed when he responded to a call of a suicidal man in the Southern Tier Monday morning. 

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The supervisor of the Saratoga County Town of Galway has died.

According to New York State Police, Paul Lent died after a tractor accident on his property Friday. Police say Lent was performing agricultural work when his tractor overturned and pinned him, causing his death.

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New York and Vermont are among 22 states participating in a “Border to Border” law enforcement campaign aimed at getting more people to wear their seatbelts.

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A bridge over the Adirondack Northway in Saratoga County has been named for a fallen state trooper.

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New York State Police say they have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with a collision that seriously injured two troopers early Sunday.

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New York State Police say they have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with a collision that seriously injured two troopers early Sunday morning. Major Robert Patnaude said Sunday afternoon that Chris Neumann of Castleton, N.Y. was to be arraigned later Sunday.

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