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GUILDERLAND — The 9-1-1 call came in from a passenger; the car’s driver was threatening to kill herself, possibly with a gun.

As Albany County deputies and supervisors are negotiating their contract with the county, Sheriff Craig Apple is stumping for more money for them.

Recent events in Dallas and Baton Rouge have police departments in the Capital District rethinking security.

GUILDERLAND — The police department has a new volunteer: a pastor. A former paramedic who was injured on the job, Geoffrey Ekstein is returning to the work he has loved for many years, supporting families through tough times.

Keough spent six weeks training with the dog, going from basic obedience, to tracking, and setting up obstacles with explosives.

BERNE — Timothy M. David was arrested this month for a rape police say happened the week of the Altamont Fair in August.

David, 25, of 1721 Helderberg Trail, was charged with third-degree rape, a felony, and with sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors.

ALBANY COUNTY — Craig Apple is running unopposed for county sheriff, a post he has held since June 2011 when his predecessor, James Campbell, suddenly resigned after 21 years at the helm.

While the officers were speaking to Franz, a quantity of cocaine, packaged for distribution, was observed in plain view by the driver’s side seat.

The stances taken by local law enforcement toward Taser use place the Taser on the same level as pepper spray within the “use-of-force continuum.”

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