Harry Bonilla 

GUILDERLAND — On Feb. 6, a jury found Harry Bonilla guilty of two felonies — second-degree attempted kidnapping as a sexually motivated felony and first-degree sex abuse — and a misdemeanor, third-degree assault.

The case was heard before Judge Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court.

Samuel Groezinger

The opposing attorneys disagreed over whether Samuel Groezinger had taken appropriate responsibility. 

Steve Pfleging

Former Rensselaerville supervisor, Steven Pfleging, pleaded guilty to petit larceny the same day he restored the $13,000 he stole from the town. He was sentenced to 50 hours of community service.

Judge Gerard Maney of Albany County Family Court told the boy, “If you keep on getting arrested, doors will not be opened for you the way I believe they could be opened.” The judge pointed to his head as he told the boy to be strong “up here” and then, pointing to his heart, said, “and here.” 

GUILDERLAND — Police here worked with their counterparts in Baton Rouge to arrest a man in Louisiana who left a disturbing — but, as it turned out, hollow — message last weekend with the Albany Times Union.

Sara Neff

Completing an alcohol and substance-abuse treatment program can help make certain inmates eligible for early release, according to the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. 

A video of a Crossgates Mall brawl posted to Twitter has been viewed three million times. 

During the holiday season, “There’s always a rise in people stealing packages off stoops or trying to get something for nothing, trying to get the best of somebody,” said Altamont Postmaster Bill Van Dyke. 

Happy Cat Rescue

Marcia and Charles Scott say they don’t understand why they were arrested and that they took good care of the many cats they saved at the Happy Cat Rescue shelter they ran from their Guilderland home.

Five years to the day that Berne-Knox-Westerlo kindergartner Kenneth White was murdered by his cousin in their Knox home, a vigil was held by Kenneth’s Army at the place his body was found, across Thacher Park Road from the trailer where he had he lived.


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