Syracuse Crunch Addiction Awareness Event

We received a copy of the press release below. It’s a very important topic that needs more awareness, so we wanted to share this event with everyone as well. The Syracuse Crunch are partnering with the Heroin Epidemic Action League (H.E.A.L.) to host a Heroin and Addiction Awareness Talk presented by National Grid and Spectrum News on Friday, March 31 in Crunch Club in the lower level of the War Memorial Arena at 5:30 p.m. before the team plays the Toronto Marlies at 7 p.m. […]

Man Admits to Murder that Sent Two Others to Prison

A recent article from the Times Union tells the story of a man in prison that has confessed to a murder almost 20 years ago, a murder which saw two other men convicted and sentenced to jail for the crime. On February 18, 1997, an Albany-area college student was shot in the head in his basement apartment, sustaining an injury that proved fatal when the victim succumbed to the gunshot and died later that morning. Two men were later convicted of the murder when they signed statements confessing to the murder after lengthy interrogations. […]

Recent Cocaine Busts Result in Arrests

Two major player in the cocaine industry in and around Albany have been arrested over the last few months as a result of law enforcement drug busts. The first major arrest, as reported by the Albany Herald, took place on March 11. A suspect that police stated was one of Albany’s most wanted alleged drug dealers was taken into custody. The suspect had originally been encountered by Albany-Dougherty County Drug Unit agents around 5:30 in the evening, at which point the suspect attempted to drive off and hit a tree. After the collision, the suspect took off on foot, and police caught up with the suspect shortly thereafter. According to the Albany-Dougherty County Drug Unit, this arrest qualifies as the third strike for the suspect. The suspect had reportedly been on probation up until around two years ago, and the most recent second strike had not resulted in a conviction. The suspect has reportedly been in the drug business for over a decade, and the most recent arrest resulted in the seizure of over $18,000 worth of drugs and over $2,000 worth of currency from searching the suspect’s car. […]

Father Charged in Death of Young Son Free on Bail

Additional charges have recently been filed against a father implicated in the death of his young son, according to the Buffalo News. The defendant has recently been arraigned on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide related to the death of his four-year-old son, and is also facing the following charges related to the incident that led to the young child’s death: manslaughter, vehicular assault, and two misdemeanor charges of acting in a manner injurious to a child. […]