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Authorities say a fatal shooting at an Albany bar popular with the LGBT community wasn't bias-related.

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Nov 15, 2016

It is summer, 2012. Charlie, a wealthy banker with an uneasy conscience, invites his troubled cousin Matthew to visit him and his wife in their idyllic mountaintop house. As the days grow hotter, the friendship between the three begins to reveal its fault lines, and with the arrival of a fourth character, the household finds itself suddenly in the grip of uncontrollable passions. As readers of James Lasdun’s acclaimed fiction can expect, The Fall Guy is a complex moral tale as well as a gripping suspense story, probing questions of guilt and betrayal with ruthless incisiveness. James Lasdun and Charles Baxter will participate in two events presented by The New York State Writers Institute today.

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A fight among neighbors in Springfield has left three men injured and in custody.

Authorities in Newburgh are investigating a shootout early Sunday morning that left two dead.

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On Halloween, homeowners have more to worry about than running out of candy for trick-or-treaters.

One man is dead and another is injured after a shooting in the quiet college town of Amherst.

With his break-out debut novel, Rules of Civility, Amor Towles established himself as a master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction. His latest, A Gentleman in Moscow , tells the story of a Russian aristocrat who was sentenced by the Bolsheviks during the revolution to a lifetime of house arrest in Moscow's ​Metropol hotel.

The lawyer representing the policeman who fatally shot a Vermont man says he expects his client will be cleared.

Jeffrey Toobin is a New Yorker Staff writer and is the senior legal analyst for CNN. His new book is American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst which revisits the famous kidnapping and the ongoing question of Hearst's motivations and loyalty in the 19 months that followed her abduction.

David Simon is best known as creator of HBO's The Wire which chronicled the story of Baltimore's police department and its gangs. A former reporter for The Baltimore Sun , Simon is also known for his NBC police procedural Homicide: Life on the Streets. The show was based on his book, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets . This week he spoke at Williams College, presenting a lecture entitled "The Audacity of Despair."

In 1961, a thief broke into the National Gallery in London and committed the most sensational art heist in British history. He stole the museum’s much prized painting, The Duke of Wellington by Francisco Goya. Despite unprecedented international attention and an unflagging investigation, the case was not solved for four years, and even then, only because the culprit came forward voluntarily. Alan Hirch's book is T he Duke of Wellington, Kidnapped!: The Incredible True Story of the Art Heist That Shocked a Nation.

Caleb Carr, bestselling author of The Alienist and The Angel of Darkness , has created a contemporary psychological thriller haunted by the shadowy hands of established power. Surrender, New York features an outcast pair - secretly called in to consult on a case where adolescent boys and girls are found murdered, their corpses left hanging in gruesome, ritualistic fashion.

We will be honest, we had two very successful mystery writers booked to be on this morning’s show. But, after what happened in Baton Rouge yesterday after what happened over the past 10 days, we became uncomfortable with the idea of talking about police and crime as entertainment. We will have both authors on in the days to come – but this morning – we wanted to talk with Dr. Frankie Bailey instead. She is a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany. She studies crime history, and crime and mass media/popular culture. She is also the author several mysteries including two police procedural novels featuring Albany police detective Hannah Stuart.

Two police officers have been injured in a wild police chase.

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A Pittsfield hospital was briefly placed on lockdown Saturday after an armed suspect fleeing police entered the complex.

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Local officials gathered at Academy Park in Albany today for a ceremony to honor the memory of Albany County crime victims.

Police say an explosive device damaged a vehicle in a parking lot in Utica.

In our Ideas Matter segment we take time just about every week to check in with the state humanities councils in our 7-state region. Today we're discussing the long and colorful history of American crime writing. Our guest is Harold Schecter , professor of English at Queens College, CUNY , and the editor of the Library of America's True Crime volume. A writer of true crime fiction himself, Harold recently served as the scholar-advisor for the New York Council's new Reading and Discussion series "True Crime an American Genre."

In his new book, Missoula , journalist Jon Krakauer investigates a spate of campus rapes that occurred in Missoula over a four-year period. Taking the town as a case study for a crime that is sadly prevalent throughout the nation, Krakauer documents the experiences of five victims: their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the skepticism directed at them by police, prosecutors, and the public; their bravery in pushing forward and what is cost them. He is the author of Into the Wild , Into...

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Police say a man has died and seven other people are hurt following a shooting at a nightclub in Rochester, New York.

David McCallum is a Scottish-born actor and musician. He is best known for his television roles including Russian secret agent Ilya Kuryakin on The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and his current role as medical examiner Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard on NCIS. Add "author" to his CV, his quirky crime novel, Once a Crooked Man is available now. In it, Sal, Max and Enzo Bruschetti have proved this over a lifetime of nefarious activity that they have kept hidden from law enforcement. Nowhere in any file, on any computer is there a record of anything illegal from which they have profited. But Max has a problem. His body is getting old and his doctor has told him to take it easy. Max has decided that the time has come for the family to retire.

UPDATE 1/10/16: Police have released the identity of a man accused of killing his neighbor and instigating an armed standoff with police. Watervliet Police Acting Chief Mark Spain says 49-year-old Michael J. Fox was arrested on charges of killing his neighbor, 29-year-old Brandon Sherwin. Fox is facing multiple charges including murder and criminal possession of a weapon. He is being held in Albany County jail.

A man who loaned a gun used by the Boston Marathon bombers to kill a police officer is set to be sentenced on drug and gun charges.

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Authorities are investigating the slaying of an upstate New York official who was stabbed while walking his dog.

On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard's only daughter--one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island--has gone missing. Tending the warden's greenhouse, convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only he knows the truth about the little girl's whereabouts, and that both of their lives depend on the search's outcome. Almost two decades earlier and thousands of miles away, a young boy named Shanley Keagan ekes out a living as an aspiring vaudevillian in Dublin pubs. Talented and shrewd, Shan dreams of shedding his dingy existence and finding his real father in America. The chance finally comes to cross the Atlantic, but when tragedy strikes, Shan must summon all his ingenuity to forge a new life in a volatile and foreign world. These two stories are woven together by Kristina McMorris in her book, The Edge of Lost .

Police say a 7-month-old infant found dead at a central New York home died of a gunshot wound.

State police are seeking information about a newborn baby boy found dead in a trash container near a Columbia County convenience store.

Civic leaders are once again coming together to talk about issues facing the city of Albany.

A new online tool will allow victims of crime in upstate New York to more easily find the legal help and services they need.

A Mohawk Valley woman is going to jail for keeping her 93-year-old mother's corpse for over a year so she could cash her benefit checks.

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