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  • Colonie police talk about the murder-suicide on Schalren Drive in Latham. Murder-suicide 'completely out of character' for cop

    Police say it’s something completely out of character for Israel Roman. The Colonie police officer allegedly shot his wife and son before setting their Schalren Drive home on fire and killing himself on Tuesday.

  • Frank Ostrander, 70, appears in court. He's charged with second-degree murder for the death of his wife Sally. Police say Gloversville man killed his wife

    A Gloversville man is accused of killing his wife of 51 years. Frank Ostrander, 70, is charged with second-degree murder for the death of his wife Sally. Police say that on Wednesday morning Ostrander hit his wife over the head several times with a blunt object and also stabbed her in the back.

  • NY court weighs outdoor smoking ban at parks

    New York's highest court is considering whether to overturn smoking restrictions in state parks, including an outright ban at several smaller parks in New York City. Attorney Edward Paltzik, representing a smokers' rights group, argues that parks officials exceeded their authority, and the decision should be left to the Legislature, which has enacted outdoor smoking bans at playgrounds and train platforms.

  • Family friend speaks out about supporting surviving son after tragedy in Latham

    News of the tragedy on Schalren Drive in Latham Wednesday has rocked the community. A fire at home there led to a murder-suicide investigation involving a Colonie police officer, his wife and one of their two son's. A close family friend who says the surviving son was there for him during his time of tragedy and now the community needs to wrap its arms around that 15-year-old left without his parents and brother.

  • Source: Colonie officer shot wife, son, before house fire

    The tragedy sent shockwaves throughout a quiet neighborhood. A police source says Colonie police officer Israel Roman shot his wife and son to death before killing himself. The source tells NewsChannel 13 after Roman shot the pair, he wrapped them in a blanket, brought them upstairs, and shot himself.

  • Family friend rocked by tragedy on Schalren Drive in Latham

    Tim Stowell says the Roman Family was there for him when his own family went through tragedy six years ago. Now he plans to support the surviving son of the tragedy on Schalren Drive in Latham.

  • Grief counselors on hand after deadly Latham fire

    Schools in the North Colonie School District have grief counselors on hand, after the death of a student on the Schalren Drive. A total of three people died in the fire.

  • Possible lawsuit over 'flawed' referendum process

    Albany County Comptroller Mike Conners says at least 20 people have asked him to consider a lawsuit against the Albany City School District after a "flawed" referendum process on Tuesday night.

  • Dr. Albert Einstein writes out an equation for the density of the Milky Way on the blackboard at the Carnegie Institute, Mt. Wilson Observatory headquarters in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 14, 1931. Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein-predicted ripples

    Scientists say they have finally detected gravitational waves - the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.

  • Hazards at North Greenbush home problematic for fire crews

    Firefighters ran into some issues while battling a house fire in North Greenbush. The call came in for a fire at a home on Oberlook Avenue around 8 a.m. Wednesday.


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