Soares says crime will increase, man accused of killing son, woman says no one would call for help, Center Square parking garage sold, dead fish are stinky

Albany County DA David Soares says the number of crimes will rise as the economic downturn continues. There's been a rash of shootings, assaults and robberies lately in the City of Albany. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

A Coeymans man has been charged with the murder of his teenage son. Police say the man shot his son late Sunday night. The man's attorney says his client came home and found his son already dead. [TU] [Fox23]

Officials from AMD and GlobalFoundries say they're not too worried about Intel's threat to cancel a key technology sharing agreement. A spokesman for GloFo says the news "changes nothing." [TU] [Post-Star]

The design for the expansion of the Saratoga City Center was unveiled yesterday -- it changes the look of the building considerably. The expansion will increase the convention center's square footage by more than 40 percent. The project is expected to start in late Spring and take 14 months to complete. [Post-Star] [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette]

The Daily Gazette says the Schenectady School District has denied its Freedom of Information request for email sent by Steven Raucci, the district employee accused of arson and terrorism. Emails the Gazette has already obtained make Raucci sound like the kind of boss you probably wouldn't want to work for. [Daily Gazette]

His attorney says he's a family man, military vet and grandmaster chess champion. Prosecutors say he's the guy who's attacked, threatened and help captive a handful of prostitutes. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Troy police say a group of six men assaulted three different people Friday night on Fourth Street (map). [Troy Record]

Troy police say a woman told them after she was robbed of her money and phone at a bus stop Saturday morning, none of the passersby on the street were willing to call for help. [Troy Record]

Senior officials at Momentive say they're taking a 10 percent pay cut (though the union says the cut is "a sham"). Momentive just reported a big loss for last quarter and said sales were down. [Troy Record] [TU]

Hundreds of fish died over the winter in the pond at the Crossings of Colonie -- and it now really stinks. [Fox23]

The parking garage on Lancaster in the middle of Albany's Center Square neighborhood has been sold for $1 million. A nearby office building on Dove also sold as part of the deal, for $3.3 million. [Biz Review]

A Schenectady man won $50,000 on the episode of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire that was broadcast yesterday. Kierra Daniels took the $50k after deciding not to answer a question about an Indian guru known as "The Hugging Saint." [TU] [Daily Gazette]


On the rise of "white-collar crime": There were hidden bonuses to that credit-card shopping spree back in college-nobody in their right mind would ever steal my identity. Or my car.

Why the heck would someone refuse to call for help? I just don't get it.

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