August 19, 2017 - Churchill: The upstate road where the American dream dies

Champlain The taxi arrived in the pouring rain. The mother and father exited quickly, the father yanking luggage from the minivan as the mother nestled a baby into a stroller. Two boys, perhaps four and five years old, watched as the parents struggled. Then the family began its walk toward an uncertain future. The mother, her head covered by a hijab, pushed the stroller. The older boy grasped his brother's wrist with one hand and pulled a blue suitcase with the other. The father, weighed down by an overstuffed backpack, pulled two more. The family arrived at a little dirt path where the road ends. "This is an illegal point of entry," yelled a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, his voice hard to hear in the downpour.

August 19, 2017 - Whistle-blower nurse settles case with Albany VA

Albany A retired nurse manager has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over patient abuse and whistle-blower complaints filed against the Stratton VA Medical Center. "It feels wonderful, like a weight off my shoulder," said Valerie Riviello, whose ordeal began four years ago, when she took a patient out of restraints without doctor's orders. A spokesman for the Albany VA did not return a call for comment last week. In 2013, Riviello told the Times Union that her decision to remove a patient's restraints was in line with VA policies, which called for use of restraints only when patients posed an imminent threat to themselves or others.

August 19, 2017 - Man, 20, had inappropriate contact with child, police say

A 20-year-old Schenectady man was arrested on Friday in connection with alleged inappropriate online contact with a twelve-year-old child.

 



August 19, 2017 - Wild animal may be loose near Buckingham Pond

What appeared to be a wild animal was sought by Albany police in the area of Buckingham Pond on Saturday, but could not be located and has not been seen in the area since an original call to police.

The police came to the area at around 11:15 a.m. The police are asking that if anyone sees the animal in the above photo, they call Albany police at 518-438-4000 and do not approach the animal.



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Local News 8.19.17

Churchill: The upstate road where the American dream dies

Champlain The taxi arrived in the pouring rain. The mother and father exited quickly, the father yanking luggage from the minivan as the mother nestled a baby into a stroller. Two boys, perhaps four and five years old, watched as the parents struggle...

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