Troopers: Death of woman, 74, found dead in Ephratah home after May fire, ruled homicide

Troopers: Death of woman, 74, found dead in Ephratah home after May fire, ruled homicide

EPHRATAH - The death of a woman who was found dead in her home after a fire there in May has been ruled a homicide, state police said Tuesday. Sara E. Stinnett, 74, was found dead inside her residence at 517 Route 67 in Ephratah May 13 after a fire, state police said. Investigators initially termed her death as suspicious, then announced Tuesday it had officially ruled a homicide. ---Help us bring news to you, check out our subscribe page at: LeaderHerald.com/Subscribe The investigation began just before 4 p.m. May 13 as troopers and Ephratah Volunteer Fire Department firefighters responded…
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Feds: Gloversville man sentenced in cocaine, methamphetamine and firearm case

Feds: Gloversville man sentenced in cocaine, methamphetamine and firearm case

ALBANY - A Gloversville man was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in federal prison in a cocaine, methamphetamine and firearm case, federal prosecutors said. Kent Tucker, 25, of Gloversville admitted earlier to possessing and intending to distribute the drugs, as well as possessing a firearm in the furtherance of drug trafficking, prosecutors said. ---Help us bring news to you, check out our subscribe page at: LeaderHerald.com/Subscribe He admitted to possessing the methamphetamine pills and cocaine Aug. 21, 2020 and to possessing a stolen, loaded firearm to protect his drugs from others, prosecutors said. He has two prior felony convictions, burglary…
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Troopers: Broadalbin man charged in Northampton home burglary

Troopers: Broadalbin man charged in Northampton home burglary

NORTHAMPTON - A Broadalbin man has been arrested, accused of illegally entering a Northampton home and then fighting with one of the residents, state police said. Austin R. Conklin, 24, of Broadalbin, was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree burglary, a felony, along with misdemeanor assault, criminal mischief and aggravated harassment, police said. Police responded to the home just after 9 p.m. Friday for a report of an assault. They soon concluded Conklin entered the residence without permission and then fought with one of the occupants, police said. ---Help us bring news to you, check out our subscribe page…
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Passersby helped three people, 10 dogs after Friday Thruway rollover crash near Canajoharie, officials say

Passersby helped three people, 10 dogs after Friday Thruway rollover crash near Canajoharie, officials say

CANAJOHARIE - Passersby, including two teachers from Schenectady, were credited with helping three people and 10 dogs after a crash one-car crash along the Thruway near Canajoharie, according to the Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department. The crash injured all three people and several of the dogs, but none seriously, according to state police and an animal shelter official. The dog owners later reclaimed four of the dogs - the two adults and two puppies - leaving six puppies to recover and be adopted out later, according to the Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter in Sprakers. The crash happened at about 7:15 a.m.…
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Troopers: Gloversville man fled traffic stop in Fultonville, arrested at truck stop

Troopers: Gloversville man fled traffic stop in Fultonville, arrested at truck stop

FULTONVILLE - A Gloversville man fled a traffic stop in Fultonville Tuesday, but was soon arrested at a nearby truck stop, state police said.State police identified the driver as Jordan A. Fregin, 22, of Gloversville. He was charged with one misdemeanor count of fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, state police said.The incident began just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening on Route 30A in Fultonville, state police spokeswoman Trooper Kerra Burns said.A trooper attempted to stop Fregin for a series of traffic violations. The driver, identified as Fregin, then failed to stop. Instead, the driver cut through a…
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Troopers: Woman damaged patrol car, state police barracks during arrest on warrant in Mayfield

Troopers: Woman damaged patrol car, state police barracks during arrest on warrant in Mayfield

MAYFIELD - An Albany woman is facing charges in connection to a January incident where she is accused of damaging a state police patrol car and a state police barracks during her arrest then, state police said. Vaughn A. McAdoo, 33, of Albany, was initially arrested on the warrant in Mayfield in January, state police said. Troopers then got their own arrest warrant for the damage allegations and processed her on that last week, officials said. McAdoo faces one count each of second-degree and third-degree criminal mischief, felonies, in the incident, as well as multiple misdemeanors, troopers said. The incident happened…
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