Police arrest man on train for alleged terror threat

NIVERVILLE—A man who allegedly threatened to kill fellow passengers on an Amtrak train was arrested by State Police, February 12.

Columbia County 911 dispatched State Police from Kinderhook to the County Route 28B railroad crossing at 5 p.m. to investigate a reported disorderly passenger on the train. Investigators and troopers boarded the train and removed the passenger, identified as William D. Wood, 32, of Winthrop, MA, following a brief struggle. Read more…

Investigation continues after Valatie house explodes

VALATIE—Columbia County 911 dispatched Valatie Fire Department and Sheriff’s deputies to 4101 Elm Street for a reported house explosion and fire, February 4 at 11:15 a.m.

Deputies found some type of explosion had occurred and the fire that was originally reported was already out. A male inside the residence at the time of the explosion, said he was not hurt. The residence was significantly structurally damaged, Sheriff David P. Bartlett said in a press release. Read more…

Delaney sworn in as lieutenant

HUDSON—Hudson Police Department Sergeant James M. Delaney, Jr. was promoted to the rank of lieutenant January 22.

Lt. Delaney has been on the force since June 1997 and has held the ranks of patrol officer, detective and sergeant. He finished on top of the most recent civil service lieutenant’s exam. Lieutenant Delaney fills a position that has been empty since 2013. Read more…