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Justin Mann and James White court appearance January 5, 2017
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Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove announced today that a grand jury has handed up a 17-count indictment in the quadruple murder that rocked Lansingburgh two weeks ago. 

 5-year-old Shanise Myers, 11-year-old Jeremiah Myers, their 36-year-old mother Shanta Myers
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Police, community members and the families of four people killed in Troy over the Christmas holiday are asking for help from the public. Here's the latest on the investigation into the quadruple homicide.

Troy Police Chief John Tedesco
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Authorities have named the four people found dead in a Troy apartment the day after Christmas.

Investigators remain at an apartment house in Troy, New York where the bodies of four people were found Tuesday afternoon.

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Investigators remain at an apartment house in Troy, New York where the bodies of four people were found.

Police in Troy are investigating what they say appears to be a quadruple homicide after four bodies were discovered in a basement apartment in the city’s Lansingburgh section. Police roped off the area around the house on Second Avenue on Tuesday after receiving a call shortly before 1 p.m. Troy Police Captain Daniel DeWolf, speaking on WNYT, says the property manager first discovered the bodies.

The crater that remained following the water main break in Troy.
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The City of Troy has completed work on a new water main to replace a 33-inch pipe that burst in January 2016, flooding parts of Lansingburgh and affecting residents of several nearby communities.

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NOTE: This post has been updated 7/8/2017

After a controversial plan to turn an abandoned hospital in Troy over to a housing developer failed to clear the city council in June, the city took steps Thursday night to secure the building and borrow money for its demolition.

Troy Water Plant
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Work began Monday in Troy to replace a mile-long section of a 111-year-old water main that runs under the streets of Lansingburgh. 

Workers in 2016 attend to the broken pipe, preparing to weld new pieces.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Next week the city of Troy will begin work to replace a water line that burst in January 2016, impacting several nearby communities and rerouting traffic for weeks.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer has awarded a Troy police officer a Congressional Badge of Bravery for heroism in the line of duty.  Thursday's ceremony was held at Hudson Valley Community College.

Another Capital Region grade school is shutting its doors.  It's the end of a 145-year run for St. Augustine School in the Lansingburgh section of Troy.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

  From Flint to Lansingburgh, water infrastructure has been a major problem lately.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko discusses the issue with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Troy mayor Patrick Madden declared a state of emergency after a water main break flooded homes and businesses in the city's Lansingburgh neighborhood Sunday.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Two Troy police officers are on the mend at Albany Medical Center following a shootout late Saturday night, the first time officers in the city have been shot in the line of duty in 40 years.

Troy Fire Department

A string of arsons in one Troy neighborhood has residents on edge and authorities on high alert.

Concerned about a recent string of arsons, and violent crime in their streets, people who call the city of Troy’s north-central neighborhood home came together for a meeting last night at a church in Lansingburgh. The focus of the gathering was what people can do about these problems. Danielle Sanzone is a reporter for The Record newspaper, and was at the meeting that was organized after the fires and crimes. She spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.