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Troy murder trial opens Monday

2 monthes ago   |   By Times Union

TROY - It was a double-homicide case that authorities considered a sure-thing in 2016 for securing the convictions of the four men accused of killing two roommates.
But after three rounds of botched indictments in which former District Attorney Joel E. Abelove's office failed to provide corroborating evidence to confirm accomplice testimony heard by three different grand juries. Now, just one defendant goes on trial Monday morning in Rensselaer State Supreme Court for only one of the two homicides that occurred 31 months ago.
Luis Alfredo Monge Guevara will be the only defendant in Justice...
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'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams has died

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams has died

The Oscar-winning artist was 86 years old. Read more ...

Yankees' umpire battle flares up again in tight win over Indians

Yankees' umpire battle flares up again in tight win over Indians

Another day, another Yankees win - and another dustup with the umpires. Aaron Boone, CC Sabathia and Brett Gardner were all tossed with two outs in the bottom of the sixth... Read more ...

Queens man accidentally hits wife with car, killing her

Queens man accidentally hits wife with car, killing her

A woman was killed Saturday when her husband accidentally hit her with their car while washing the vehicle at a Queens gas station, police said. The woman, 51, and her husband... Read more ...

Antifa may be branded ‘organization of terror,' Trump warns, ahead of...

Antifa may be branded ‘organization of terror,' Trump warns, ahead of Portland right-left showdown

Portland, Oregon, is bracing itself for a major right-wing rally - an event previously marred by clashes with anti-fascists. Warning any would-be violent counter-protesters... Read more ...

Government wants new 911-like number just for suicide hotline

Government wants new 911-like number just for suicide hotline

The current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Read more ...

Man busted for stabbing victim in eye with stolen knife in Brooklyn

Man busted for stabbing victim in eye with stolen knife in Brooklyn

A Queens man was arrested after he stabbed another man the eye with a stolen knife outside a Brooklyn bodega early Saturday morning, officials said. Terrell Herring, 28, went... Read more ...

Cape Cod beach closed after confirmed shark sighting, attack on seal

Cape Cod beach closed after confirmed shark sighting, attack on seal

This is the fourth time a great white shark has been spotted at the beach in as many days. Read more ...

Clear the Shelters: Doors open for free pet adoption event

Clear the Shelters: Doors open for free pet adoption event

Each year, on what could be described as a magical day, thousands of animals across the nation find a family through Clear the Shelters. Today is that day. Read more ...

Reports: Actor Peter Fonda has died at the age of 79

Reports: Actor Peter Fonda has died at the age of 79

Award-winning actor Peter Fonda has died at age 79, according to People and TMZ. Read more ...

Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

Epstein was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City on Aug. 10. Read more ...