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Thursday December 20, 2012 news10

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department has announced a settlement with R-Tronics LLC, a manufacturer of custom cables in central New York, resolving allegations the company violated federal anti-discrimination

Military style semi-automatic assault rifles, similar to the one used by the gunman in the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, have unexpectedly been in high demand with people concerned the weapons might not be available much longer.

More funerals and a memorial service are scheduled to be held in Connecticut and New York for students and teachers killed by a gunman at an elementary school.

New York officials are scrambling to negotiate the first gun control laws since the mass shooting at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Authorities say they've charged five people and seized more than 2 pounds of cocaine while busting up a drug ring operating in two Warren County towns as part of an investigation that began in July 2011.

A Rensselaer County teen has been arraigned on charges of murder and manslaughter Thursday for allegedly killing her father during an argument in July.

A barge carrying 300,000 barrels of crude oil ran aground Thursday morning south of the Port of Albany near Coeymans.

The head of a local non-profit is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to charges he stole more than $200,000 over four years from a Troy non-profit drug treatment organization.

A candlelight vigil will be held in the Village of Broadalbin Thursday night in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School with special homage paid to Principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, whose mother is from Broadalbin.

A Saratoga Springs Police Officer charged with assault has offered an agreement to resign from his position in exchange for charges dropped.

The Sunoco and Stewarts in Niskayuna on corner of Route 7 and Vly Road are in a gas war that began last week when Stewarts brought back gas pumps to the shop, but the battle hit a record low Thursday morning, when the Sunoco across the street dropped to $3 and Stewarts followed with $2.99.

An investigation has found two corrections officers in Greene County allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with several female inmates while on-duty, Greene County District Attorney Terry Wilhelm announced Thursday.

A Porters Corners man has been sentenced to 8 years in a state correctional facility for two felony counts of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child, in the 2nd-Degree.

Albany police responded to an assault that occurred at the Legends on Pearl nightclub Sunday around 3 a.m.

Girl Scout groups across the country, including the Capital Region, are reaching out to show support - and they're hoping you'll help too.

The man accused of stabbing a Rensselaer County realtor to death is now facing 9 criminal charges - including murder.

A grand jury has indicted an Albany man on felony sex abuse charges involving a child under the age of 11.

Two Montgomery County teens have been indicted on murder charges in the July murders of two other teenagers.

With Christmas now just around the corner, everyone is crossing off the items on their checklist of things to do before the holiday. But there's one item left to be crossed off for everyone, and that one item can only be checked off by Mother Nature.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that New York state will observe a moment of silence on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in remembrance of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - Organized by students and Schenectady County Community College members, a vigil was held for Tonette Thomas, a former student, Thursday. Thomas was stabbed to death by her sister's

Three years ago, due to dwindling state budgets, school resource officers were removed from New York State public schools. After the shooting in Newtown, students are stepping up to send a message that they want them back.

The North Colonie School District's Superintendent, Joseph Corr, says the safety and security of students is his top priority. In turn, rumors about incidents supposedly planned for area high schools on Friday were taken very seriously, Friday being the alleged day the "world will end".

A community shouted "Stop the Violence," loud and clear Thursday night on the streets of Albany.

Just two days after First Night Saratoga announced they would not be able to afford fireworks, they're back on thanks to the good will of area business leaders.


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