It was an unusual case, in which there was never any public description of what Tod Mell did almost a decade ago to endanger the welfare of his then fifth-grade student, a 10-year-old girl. But the terms of Mell’s probation include sex-offender conditions.

Two different apps popular with young people — MeetMe and SnapChat — allowed the rapist to find and threaten his juvenile victim.

Psychiatrist and Guilderland native Griffan Randall plans to add puppy therapy to the techniques she offers her patients, who range from adolescent to geriatric.

Keep vehicles locked, keep valuables out of sight, and park in well-lit areas when possible, say police

The court will decide if an addict who stole from unlocked lockers gets treatment or punishment.

The proposed cell tower to be installed on Agawam Lane in Altamont took another step toward approval, while a resident has raised concerns about the tower’s safety.

The problem in 2018 spiked in summer, when it is easy for algae to take hold, town officials say.

ALBANY COUNTY — Dennis Grant, 44, of Knox was sentenced on Friday to 12 years to life in state prison for second-degree attempted burglary, a violent felony — the fifth in a string of burglary-related convictions. At his sentencing, Grant was classified as a mandatory persistent felon.

Samuel Groezinger’s attorney says he may receive youthful-offender status.

One of the most rewarding parts of working as an investigator at the Lawyers’ Fund, for Ray Wood, was ensuring that victims of dishonest lawyers were paid back.