Kathy Johnson

Working long hours to serve her students, Johnson said educators should enjoy their work, as she does every day.

A Guilderland man is accused of defrauding energy investors of nearly $150,000 that he used to pay off what he owed from earlier criminal convictions and to buy liquor, tobacco, and women’s underwear, according to state prosecutors.

The jury in the Tasheem Maeweather Crossgates Mall shooting case deliberated for about a day before reaching their verdict Friday afternoon, acquitting him on three of the four felonies with which he was charged. The jury, which had been seated on Monday, determined that Maeweather was not guilty of attempted murder, attempted assault, or criminal possession of a weapon.

A piece of history that Joe Merli salvaged now has a place of honor on the Gas Up grounds.

When the old Mobil station in Duanesburg was demolished, Merli had saved its cupola.

Cable crime channel Investigation Discovery re-examined the evidence in Erick Westervelt’s trial and conviction.

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Public Library’s board of trustees has approved an operating budget for 2017-18 of $4,038,583, based on a tax levy of $3,689,217.

Assistant District Attorney Steven Sharp is painting a picture of Maeweather as being involved in gang warfare that came to a head at Crossgates Mall.

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Public Library will be the first public library in the state to sell E-ZPass On-The-Go tags for Thruway travelers.

James Hockenbury

ALBANY — James Hockenbury, 49, of Guilderland Center, now stands accused of sexually abusing more than one young boy.

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