Most defendants surrender on the day of sentencing, said Cecilia Walsh, spokeswoman for the Albany County District Attorney’s Office.

Sterling Jewelers Inc. — doing business as Kay Jewelers, Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, and several other brands — had agreed to pay $11 million in penalties after an investigation by the state Attorney General’s Office and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau showed that Sterling signed consumers up for store credit cards without the their knowledge or consent.

Bethlehem Police believe a motorist was stopped by the driver of an unmarked car who was impersonating a cop. What should you do in that situation?

It was an unusual case, in which there was never any public description of what Tod Mell did almost a decade ago to endanger the welfare of his then fifth-grade student, a 10-year-old girl. But the terms of Mell’s probation include sex-offender conditions.

Two different apps popular with young people — MeetMe and SnapChat — allowed the rapist to find and threaten his juvenile victim.

Keep vehicles locked, keep valuables out of sight, and park in well-lit areas when possible, say police

The court will decide if an addict who stole from unlocked lockers gets treatment or punishment.

A homeless man is accused of harassing congregants of Mount Moriah Ministries.

After hearing from its accounting firm last week, the Rensselaerville Town Board decided to cautiously continue using the firm after state police charged the supervisor last month with writing checks to himself.

An 18-year-old male was arrested at his home in East Berne Sunday night after a 17-year-old female called police Friday to report being groped.


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