Albany County Sheriff's Office

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.

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.


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