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Albany man gets 7 years for violating protection order

Kaseim Parrish -

An Albany man who violated an order of protection has been sentenced to seven years behind bars.

Despite the order, Kaseim Parrish, 24, threatened the woman numerous times between July 2013 and January 2014.

At one point, he almost caused her to lose consciousness by strangling her.

Parrish was given the maximum sentence allowed, because he did not follow the conditions of his guilty plea by accepting responsibility.

Albany police investigate weekend shooting

ALBANY – Police are investigating a weekend shooting.

The shooting happened Saturday evening around 11:40 near Lark Street and Sheridan Avenue.

Police say a 20-year-old man was hit in the leg.

He was treated and released at Albany Medical Center.

Anyone with information should call the Albany Police Detectives Division at (518) 462-8039.

Deadly robbery suspect sentenced to 10 years in prison

The scene of the shooting on Ontario Street. - File / WNYT

A suspect in a deadly robbery is scheduled was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday.

Antwan Uptegrow played a role in a deadly robbery and shooting on Ontario Street, back in September 2012.

The victim, Alex Duncan, later died at Albany Medical Center.

Two other men, Bernard White, 24, and Uquan Bean, 22, were already sentenced for their roles in the murder.

Troy man sentenced in high speed chase

ALBANY – A Troy man who led police chase that reached more than 100 mph. will now spend one year behind bars.

The chase began after police tried to pull Ronnie Robinson, 19, over last September on Lark Street, for not using a turn signal.

He pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment charges back in February.

Sex offender on parole accused of approaching teen

ALBANY - A Level 2 sex offender out on parole is now facing child endangerment and stalking charges.

Carl Barton, 48, is accused of approaching a 15-year-old girl on Ontario Street, as she walked home from school on Thursday afternoon.

Police say Barton tried to engage the teen in conversation and asked her to get in his car.

He’s was sent to the Albany County Jail.

Housekeeper charged with grand larceny

ALBANY – Authorities say an Albany woman wasn’t just cleaning houses, but also cleaning out her client’s jewels.

Prosecutors say Lisa Ann Duff stole jewelry from clients in Albany and Guilderland.

They're concerned there may be more victims.

If you or someone you know employed duff as a housekeeper, you're encouraged to check your belongings and report any missing items to police.

Man accused of car theft while on parole

Joseph Balga - Albany Police Department

ALBANY – A parolee is back behind bars, accused of stealing items from someone’s car.

Joseph Balga, 53, was arrested Monday, after the victim told police she caught him in the act on the 300 block of Hamilton Street.

Officers caught up with Balga near Lark Street and Madison Avenue.

He was charged with petit larceny and sent to the Albany County Jail.