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New York State Police issued an update today in the case of a local elementary school teacher shot and killed by police.

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Services will begin this afternoon to honor former Schenectady Public Safety Commissioner Wayne Bennett, who died earlier this week at age 71 after a battle with cancer. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports Bennett, who also served as a State Police Superintendent, is being remembered as a man who fought to restore the integrity of Schenectady’s police force.

State police say a 72-year-old upstate New York man has drowned while paddleboarding on Lake Champlain.

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The Center for Law and Justice says some Albany residents are angry about a recent announcement that state troopers will help patrol neighborhoods in the city.

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A U.S. Army soldier was charged Monday with murder in the fatal shooting of a New York State Police trooper who was responding to a domestic dispute.

New York state police are searching for two fugitives who are wanted for kidnapping and attempted murder in Tennessee.

New York state troopers issued more than 15,000 tickets during a five-day sweep targeting drivers using electronic devices.

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The funeral for an 18-year veteran of the New York State Police was held in Plattsburgh Monday.  47-year-old Trooper Brian Falb died of brain cancer related to his service as a first responder following the 9/11 attack at the World Trade Center.

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New York state police say a man is dead after he fled a traffic stop and drove off a boat launch ramp into the Hudson River.

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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the National Transportation Safety Board to launch an in-depth investigation of small-plane crashes.

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State police say a sheriff's deputy for an upstate New York county has died in a one-car on-duty crash on a road in the Catskills.

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Two children were involved in a tragic accident in the small community of Greenwich, New York Tuesday. The boys were playing in a snow bank when they became trapped inside. One did not survive. Police still do not know the exact cause of the accident.

State police are warning New York residents of an identity phishing scam.

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The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists of the closure of Route 9 and Route 32 in South Glens Falls Monday morning.

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Calling hours and funeral services have been set for New York State Trooper Timothy Pratt, who was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning.

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A New York State trooper has died after being hit by a vehicle while assisting the driver of a tractor trailer that had stopped in a median this morning in Wilton. 

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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.

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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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