Under intense public pressure to stop a perceived crime wave, Troy police called a press conference this morning to announce three arrests in two homicides.
A 33-year old homeless man identified as Daniel Reuter and Jacob Heimroth, also 33, of Troy, were arrested Monday for the August 20th beating deaths of Allen and Maria Lockrow, found beaten to death in their home.
Dylan Card is a senior at UAlbany from Dryden, NY. Dylan is in one of the new Zipcars. He is the President of the Students for Sustainability organization on campus, and has helped launch several sustainable initiatives.
Police have beefed up patrols in the crime-plagued "Collar City."
Responding to a series of recent incidents, and resident's concerns about shootings and arsons, Troy Police have suspended mandatory and optional training sessions to get more officers out on the streets. The move puts 20 additional bodies on the beat. Police Chief John Tedesco says officers have been added to the afternoon and evening shifts. The Narcotics Unit and other special terms are increasing their presence as well. The police department's budget will increase, but officials couldn't say by how much.
Officials in Troy are addressing growing concern over what appears to be a spiraling crime rate.
Shootings - arsons - murders – Troy: Public perception of the Collar City has been tinged by the darkness of crime in recent weeks, despite public meetings and soul-searching in the city of about 50,000. Police Chief Tedesco is reassuring citizens.
The mayor of Albany has reached a 10-year agreement with Capital View Casino and Resort, the proposed project across the river in East Greenbush. Kathy Sheehan saysthe Capitalize Albany Corporation will receive $1 million a year if the Churchill Downs/Saratoga Casino and Raceway-backed project gets the lone Capital Region casino license. The Albany Common Council is reviewing the written proposal. The city has already tepidly backed the other Rensselaer County casino proposal, but not exclusively.
Albany city officials held a meeting Tuesday night, hearing residents' concerns after recent flash flooding.
An August 5th storm dumped buckets of rain over a short timeframe, putting an unprecedented strain on infrastructure and flooding many low-lying and poor drainage areas of the city.
Residents in the 9th ward turned out at New Scotland Elementary School (formerly School 19) to air their flood grievances before Mayor Kathy Sheehan and water department representatives, who said they're working on the issues.
The secretary of defense has recommended awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to a black soldier from upstate New York who saved a comrade while fighting off a German attack in France during World War I.
Sen. Charles Schumer says Tuesday that Chuck Hagel has sent Congress a letter saying Sgt. Henry Johnson should receive the nation's highest military decoration for bravery in combat.
Communities across New York's Mohawk Valley are working today to dry out and clean up after heavy rains late yesterday caused serious flooding and temporarily closed a portion of the Thruway. Hardest hit was Montgomery County, where County Executive Matt Ossenfort declared a state of emergency.
Community Preservation Corporation Senior Vice President and Director of Originations Richard Conley, Cohoes Councilwoman April Kennedy, Assistant Commissioner of New York State Homes & Community Renewal Lorraine Collins, State Senator Neil Breslin, Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy, Regan Development Corporation President Larry Regan, Assemblyman John McDonald, Mayor George Primeau, Cohoes Councilman Bill Ricard, and Living Resources CEO Fredrick Erlich