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Monday night’s fire at the Gap Distribution Center in Dutchess County has left hundreds of employees displaced as an investigation into the cause gets under way.

A missing persons case appears to be moving from cold to warm as New York state police investigate new leads.

New York state troopers have shot and killed a man they say was brandishing a pair of knives on a road in Albany County.

Rotterdam Police today gave an update on their investigation into a fatal police shooting over the weekend.
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Rotterdam Police today gave an update on their investigation into a fatal police shooting over the weekend.

New York state troopers are advising Planned Parenthood clinics statewide on security and emergency planning in the wake of Friday's deadly attack at a clinic in Colorado.

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The dog control officer in Tupper Lake has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

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A Paul Smith’s College student has been arrested for making threats against the campus through social media.

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State police say two people are dead following a multi-vehicle collision on the New York State Thruway in Rockland County.

Officials say three people have died after a crash on the Taconic State Parkway in Westchester County.

New York State Police are continuing to keep a close eye on an outdoor electronic music festival. They've now made several driving while intoxicated as well as drug arrests.

New York state police are defending the actions of two troopers who placed a 5-year-old special needs student in handcuffs and shackled his feet while bringing him to a hospital for a mental evaluation.

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A paroled sex offender has been taken into police custody after he was located on the Skidmore College campus after a manhunt earlier today. Classes resumed normally after a lockdown was lifted, but it was a strange day on campus.

Students and faculty received a campus alert via the school website, social media, text message, and email around 7 a.m. announcing the lockdown. Students on campus were asked to stay in their rooms and remain quiet.

Around 8:30, Saratoga Springs police located Shane Harding on the campus near a trail heading into Skidmore’s North Woods.


A gravestone has been dedicated at the previously unmarked burial plot of one of New York's original state troopers.

Retired state police Sgt. Kevin Kailbourne of Wellsville has been leading an effort to mark the graves of every state trooper, including the originals. They were known as "campmen" because they were trained at a National Guard camp outside Syracuse after the law enforcement agency was created in 1917.

People in a Greene County town are scratching their heads after state troopers swooped in on the municipal building.

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As we draw nearer to the end of 2013, law enforcement authorities are stepping up their efforts to prevent drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel.  Consumption of alcoholic beverages is part of holiday celebrations. The same can be said for public awareness about the dangers of impaired driving. 

The New York State Thruway Authority and Mothers Against Drunk Driving have kicked off their annual "red ribbon" campaign against drunken driving. 65,000 red ribbons are being handed out to motorists along the Thruway. 

A final tribute to a fallen comrade: Nearly 1500 law enforcement officers from as far away as California gathered at the Grace Fellowship Church in Latham friday morning.

Police Call Dutchess Deaths A Murder-Suicide

Nov 23, 2013

New York State police say the fatal shootings in Dutchess County earlier this week were a murder-suicide.

New York State police are reminding those interested in joining  their ranks that this is the final week to sign up for the entrance exam.

The New York State Police entrance exam is being given for the first time since 2008. Those who pass the test will get on an eligibility list that will remain in effect for four years. Candidates must be between 20 and 29 years old and have 60 college credits at the time of appointment.

Next State Police Exam - Application deadline September 8, 2013

NY Troopers Promise Thruway Enforcement Push

Aug 26, 2013
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New York State Police say they're planning an enforcement initiative along the Thruway starting today and continuing through the week until Labor Day.

Troopers along the toll road that extends across the state are scheduled to be in full force and conduct what's called "Operation Summer Brake," watching for speeders, intoxicated and aggressive drivers and those using cell phones while driving.

Captain Michael Eaton says police will also be conducting checks that motorists are wearing seat belts as required.

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Police investigating the cause of a fast-moving fire Thursday that killed three people at a northern New York house where a family provided respite care to older residents say it was started by three children.

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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Police troop that covers a four-county area east of the Hudson River is advising motorists to stay off local highways during the storm that's expected to drop up to 18 inches of snow in some areas along the Massachusetts and Connecticut borders.

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CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — State police, the Thruway Authority and towing companies are reminding motorists in New York about the law that requires drivers to change lanes or slow down when approaching roadside vehicles with flashing lights.

They're holding a news conference Friday morning at the state police Thruway barracks in Cheektowaga to publicize the state's "move over" law.

Three members of the New York State Police are suspended as officials look into allegations of a prostitution ring. One of the troopers, 18 year veteran Titus Taggert, allegedly promoted prostitution while off-duty from Troop-T, the branch which patrols the NYS Thruway. For more on the case, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke to Albany Law School professor and defense attorney Laurie Shanks.