Albany County Sheriff's Office

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.

ALBANY COUNTY — Michael Snyder, 59, of Medusa, who worked as a corrections officer at the county jail, was arraigned Friday morning on charges he had raped an inmate at the jail, and had sexual contact with another.

Michael A. Snyder Sr.

The jailed woman said that Michael A. Snyder Sr., of Rensselaerville, raped her three times in the last two weeks.

Albany County received millions in government funds to upgrade its communication system. Now volunteer fire departments worry how they’ll be able to pay for the required new radios.

After he was missing for days, an East Greenbush father, architect, and friend was found dead in the Hannacroix Ravine Preserve, an apparent suicide.

The Sheriff’s office is warning that heroin is in the Hilltowns and other rural areas of Albany County, and will be hosting a town-hall style event at Voorheesville’s high school next week on how to face the heroin epidemic.

A man in Knox was arrested after an Albany County Sheriff’s deputy visiting the man’s home during an emergency medical-services call saw marijuana growing there.

A New Scotland teen was arrested for assaulting her uncle with a candlestick at her residence at a former New Scotland convent turned church and apartment complex.


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