Three-year-old killed in ATV rollover

AUSTERLITZ–The youngest of three siblings aboard an all-terrain-vehicle died after it crashed at 100 Herrington Drive, August 8 at 6:44 p.m.

Sheriff David W. Harrison Jr. reported in a press release that the children–an 8-year-old boy and his 3-year-old and 10-year-old sisters–were house-sitting with their father at a residence on Herrington Drive.

The father and children, none of whom were identified by the sheriff, borrowed an ATV from the owner of the house, who was out-of-town, and went over to a neighbor’s place.

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Fire destroys most of Austerlitz home

AUSTERLITZ–Fire destroyed a garage, a pop-up camper and most of a 2-story house at 140 Macedonia Road, the afternoon of August 7.

Firefighters rescued the homeowners’ cat from the burning house and saved two rooms and their contents, according to Austerlitz Fire District Chief Jeff Prack.

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Albany man killed in crash on Route 203

CHATHAM–An Albany man was killed when two vehicles crashed on Route 203 at the Chapel Drive intersection, July 30 at 10:31 p.m.

According to Livingston State Police Investigator Eric Barnes, Ralph J. Glover III, 34, of Albany was driving a Lexus convertible west on Chapel Drive when he arrived at the intersection and made a left turn to head south on Route 203. As the Glover vehicle made the turn it pulled into the path of a northbound GMC pickup truck driven by James M. Lensink, 18, of Niverville.

Mr. Glover was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Two men nabbed in Hudson for alleged crack cocaine sales

HUDSON–City police arrested two men they suspect of selling cocaine after executing a search warrant on the third floor at 409 Warren Street, July 23 at 2:26 p.m.

   Renell Herrington, 56, who lives at the raided residence, was taken into custody just outside the building.

   William Chester Morrison, 22, also of Hudson, was arrested inside the residence.


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Helmetless bicyclist injured in Valatie mishap

VALATIE–The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a personal injury pickup truck/bicycle accident that happened on Route 203, July 17 at 12:12 p.m.

   Michael W. Swift, 48, of Valatie, was driving east in his 2001 Toyota pickup truck when the passenger side of his truck was struck by a bicycle ridden by Jeffrey L. Olsen, 46.

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