A Level 1 sex offender in Bethlehem has been arrested following a sexual assault investigation.
Small plane crashed on CSX property on Tuesday
A pilot and flying instructor were both pronounced dead after a small plane crashed on the CSX Railroad property in Selkirk Monday evening.
An algae bloom has blossomed again at Lawson Lake and local officials are prohibiting fishing and other water related activities from 420-acre park.
This Get To Know appears in the July 16 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Hoffman's Playland set to close in September
With Hoffman's Playland owners David and Ruth Hoffman announcing the amusement park's closure in September, families are taking advantage of every opportunity to ride the rides one more time.
State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred around 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, near the Crossgates Mall entrance ramp.
This sports poll question appears in the June 25 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Tigers Sports Club won the inaugural Empire Cup baseball tournament June 21 and 22.
A Middle Grove man was sentenced for illegally entering and stealing jewelry from a New Scotland home last summer.
This sports poll question appears in the June 11 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Dates released for McCoy's local State of County talks and office hours
County Executive Dan McCoy will be giving his State of the County talk Wednesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at Bethlehem Town Hall. McCoy will also be visiting other municipalities across the county.
Bethlehem emergency personnel responded to a vehicle that crashed into the side of a Delaware Avenue business shortly after noon today.
The Bethlehem Children’s School is once again hosting its annual Greenfest Celebration, an Earth-friendly community event.
Guilderland stopped from third straight local win, drops to second
Albany County held its annual best tasting tap water contest Wednesday, May 7, and the Latham Water District took top tap honors. Latham topped two-time defending champion Guilderland by a narrow margin of three points, garnering a total of 72 points.
This appears in the May 7 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
A prevalent scam during the spring typically involves a traveling asphalt paving crew offering a low-price opportunity to pave a homeowner’s driveway, according to police. Sealing scams can be similar to paving scams, police said, but sometimes the scammer will appear to have properly sealed the driveway.
State Police said shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, May 4, a 2013 Volvo tractor-trailer allegedly struck and killed a Rome man, who was reportedly alone in the center of three southbound lanes on I-87 in the City of Albany.
Over the next 20 years, solar collectors sitting atop the four school buildings and bus garage are going to harness enough energy to clip at least $800,000 from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk's utility bills – all at no cost to taxpayers.
James Hakkenberg, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary in the second degree in Albany County Court this morning.
This sports poll question appears in the April 30 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
An Albany man was arrested after several counterfeit $50 bills were found to have been used at the Glenmont Walmart.
Albany County sheriff’s deputies stopped a Mechanicville woman for speeding on Route 9W in the Town of Coeymans and found a U.S. postal box in the vehicle containing marijuana.
A Coxsackie man was arrested last week after police said he allegedly made plans to meet with someone who he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
State Police arrested an Albany woman for allegedly forging documents to make her appear to be licensed attorney.
This poll question appears in the April 23 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
James MacKrell's goal 15 seconds into overtime lifted Bethlehem past Saratoga Springs 6-5 in Tuesday's Suburban Council boys lacrosse game.
Sports poll: Where does Siena's CBI championship rank among the top moments in the mens basketball program's history?
This poll question appears in the April 9 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Residents employing housekeeper urged to report any missing jewelry
Last summer, an elderly woman reported jewelry was stolen from her basement. The case remained cold until police discovered a family member allegedly pawned the jewelry this month.
State Police to step up distracted driving enforcement for set time period
The “Operation Hang-Up” campaign will run from Thursday, April 10, to the following Tuesday, which will have State Police along the thruway cracking down on distracted driving violations.
A 27-year-old New Scotland man pleaded guilty to driving after using heroin and faces two-to-six years in state prison. This would also be served simultaneously to a one-to-three year incarceration for violating his felony probation.
Flagship edition earns first place for front page; arts coverage and sports photo praised
Spotlight News received a first-place award in the best front page category at this year’s New York Press Association spring conference held last weekend.
Homeowners urged to check for any missing property, notify police
An area housekeeper allegedly stole jewelry from two clients and police are urging anyone who employed the woman to check if any of their property is missing.
Months-long investigation also recovers six guns from two locations
Five Albany County residents were arrested on drug charges following a police raid at a Guilderland motel and the alleged sellers were armed with guns, according to police reports.
Sports poll: Do you think Opening Day of the Major League Baseball season should be declared a national holiday?
This sports poll question appears in the April 2 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Man allegedly had inappropriate conversations with undercover officers posing as teens
The Bethlehem Police Department arrested a Delmar man after a two-week investigation concerning inappropriate communications online with undercover officers posing as underage girls.
This appears in the March 26 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
State police said three ejected from car not wearing seat belts
State police say one woman is dead and three others were hospitalized following a motor vehicle accident on the thruway in the Town of Bethlehem this morning.
This sports poll question appears in the March 19 edition of The Spotlight.
This appears in the March 19 editions of Spotlight Newspapers
This appears in the March 12 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Bethlehem athlete claims public school division title at state meet
Bethlehem's Grace Smith won the public school division title in the girls high jump at the New York State High School Indoor Track and Field Championships March 1 at Cornell University.
The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Latham on Friday, Feb. 28, arrested Gabriel Rodriguez, 39, of Guilderland, for felony computer trespass and falsifying business records in the first degree along with a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct.
Police arrested an Albany man Thursday, Feb. 27, after State Museum patrons complained they saw something unexpected at one of the exhibits.
Voorheesville's season ended with Tuesday's 80-49 loss to Section X champion Ogdensburg Free Academy in the Class B boys basketball regionals at Saratoga Springs High School.
This appears in the March 5 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.
Nurse allegedly stole prescriptions from place of business
Bethlehem Police arrested a Delmar woman for multiple alleged counts of forgery in order to obtain prescription medication.
Excess of $70,000 was missing from pay roll accounts
Bethlehem Police Department arrested a Clifton Park woman on Tuesday, March 4, who was allegedly involved in an embezzlement scheme.
A Colonie man was arrested for allegedly slashing the face of a Voorheesville resident, but police then discovered a stash of heroin inside his apartment.
A Guilderland man was arraigned on several charges tied to several alleged burglary and larceny incidents stretching from the summer of 2012 through the following year.
Sports poll: With this year's Class AA boys basketball playoff results, has the Suburban Council become the new Section II power?
This appears in the Feb. 26 editions of Spotlight Newspapers.