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Another Capital Region Killer Gets Released on Parole
After being denied parole four times, a Capital Region killer has been released.
One would think a horrific murder would be enough to spend the rest of your life in prison.  But apparently, the murder of your wife, placing her body in a car trunk, and lying about it in public is not...
Police Can Now Use a Smartphone App to Catch a Fake ID
It's getting harder to get away with a fake ID with new technology.
Times have definitely changed since I was under 21.  According to a post on newyorkupstate.com, about a twitter post by the New York State DMV, Governor Cuomo has approved police using new technology to catch fake ID&a…
The Amtrak Toys for Tots Train Won’t be Happening This Year
Unfortunately, it was just announced that Amtrak won't be having the Toys for Tots train this year.
News Channel 13 reported that organizers of the Marine Toys for Tots organization announced that Amtrak will not be having the annual Toys for Tots train this year...
Capital Region Farmers Could Be Able to Grow Hemp Soon
While our neighboring states just legalized recreational marijuana this week, we’re dealing with if local farmers can grow hemp or not.  Hemp is so common. You can buy hemp seeds in any health food or grocery store.  You can buy hemp thread to make necklaces (or j…
Police are Cracking Down This Weekend on Drinking & Drugged Driving
The police are cracking down, and it's going beyond just drunk driving for the holiday.  News Channel 13 reported that local law enforcement and state police have come together to announce that they are cracking down starting this weekend for the holiday on both drunk and drugged…
Veterans No Longer Have to Pay Civil Service Exam Fee in Albany
Albany is doing some good for men and women who have served our country.  The Times Union has reported that Albany is waiving the fee for the civil service exam for veterans who were honorably discharged.  It looks like this only pertains to jobs applied for within the city of Al…
E-Cigarettes Are Marketing Through Student Scholarships
Now, this is something I would’ve never realized! A News 10 abc article caught my eye this week about E-cigarette companies offering scholarships. The catch when reading the article it seemed is that they are offering scholarships as a way to promote their brand..…
VT Murder Suspects Vehicle Found in Capital District
A murder suspect in South Burlington, VT Is on the run, and his vehicle has been found in the Capital District.   According to News 10 abc, murder suspect Leroy Headley is believed to have called 911 after murdering his girlfriend.  They also note that Headley’s brothe…
Should People Be Prosecuted for Marijuana in the Capital District?
Legal charges surrounding marijuana stem from fines and violations to jail time.  However, one District Attorney in New York is going against this, and announced that he will no longer prosecute low-level marijuana cases.  And really, if you're caught with possession of a small amount…
Schenectady Police Department Announces Open Examinations
The Schenectady Police Department is hiring and has officially announced open competitive examinations!  The Schenectady PD announced via their official Facebook page that they are offering open competitive examinations for Police Officer and Police Officer Spanish Speaking...

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