Albany County Sheriff's Office

When first responders arrived at the scene of an accident in Feura Bush on Tuesday, they found a car on its roof and the 86-year-old driver trapped inside.

 Daniela Filmer, the mother of Zachary Barrantes, the 25-year-old mentally-ill man who survived an attempted suicide at Thacher Park on New Year’s Eve, said no single person or institution is at fault for what happened on Dec.31; there had been breakdowns at every turn that night. 

Albany County's jail

In a settlement this month, Albany County and the city of New York agreed to pay four inmates close to $1million and also agreed to follow the Rules of the City of New York concerning punitive segregation although Chief Deputy William Rice, of the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, told The Enterprise in May, “We don’t have solitary confinement.”

In both cases — a splendid Guilderland home for foster children on a break, and a remade wing of county jail for parolees and people without a home — we can see the importance of respite.

"A lot of things are in the air,” said Westerlo’s acting supervisor of ambulance coverage.

Harley A. Kelly

ALBANY COUNTY — Two 19-year-olds, said to be best friends, were in a car crash in June that killed the passenger.

A barricaded yard near a dangerous curve on Helderberg Trail in Berne couldn’t prevent a 30-foot boat from flying like a softball after the surge brake on the trailer carrying the boat didn’t work.

An investigation is still ongoing, police say, and forensic analysis of some items may lead to further charges against a 33-year-old Knox man who has been arrested for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.

Keith Edwards

Among the charges against Keith R. Edwards were two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, meaning two children were present.

Albany County’s jail has policies instructing employees on the use of force and of chemicals, but not on solitary confinement, according to information from an Enterprise Freedom of Information Law request. Chief Deputy William Rice said that is because solitary confinement isn’t used at the county jail.


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