Arrest in Schenectady fire attack, Luther Forest chip fab breaks ground, body found in burned out car, more barking about dog parks, Stillwater all mixed-up

Schenectady police say they've arrested the man who allegedly lit a woman on fire Wednesday night. He's been charged with first degree assault. The attack, which involved lighter fluid, apparently came after a series of arguments between the two. Police credited the arrest to an outpouring of tips from neighbors. [TU] [CBS6] [Daily Gazette] [Fox23]

The median sale price for homes in the Capital Region was down 6 percent in June compared to the same month a year ago, according to the Greater Capital Association of Realtors. The number of sales was up, though. And agents say houses under $200k are selling relatively quickly. [GCAR] [TU]

The guidelines for the $20k state worker buyout have been released. For state employees to be eligible, they must be in a job slot slated for elimination -- and have 10 years of service time or be retiring. [TU]

Today is the official groundbreaking for the Luther Forest chip fab. The GlobalFoundries plant is expected to cost $4.2 billion. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

George Pataki, in town for the GloFo groundbreaking, said he's interested in returning to politics. [CapNews9]

The minimum wage increases today to $7.25, thanks to a federal a federal law. In New York State, that means an increase of 10 cents an hour. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Jerry Jennings and Corey Ellis met in a Albany mayoral candidates forum last night -- and both said they think property taxes are too high. Albany Citizen One has play-by-play. [CapNews9]

Bethlehem police say they found a body inside a burned out car yesterday. [WTEN]

Steven Raucci has been denied bail. Again. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

The Troy City Council and mayor Harry Tutunjian are still going back and forth over the location of new dog parks for the city. [Troy Record]

The woman convicted of kicking an Albany police officer during a scuffle last year on Lark Street has been sentenced to four years in prison. The woman passed on a plea deal that would have put her away for six months. [Troy Record] [TU]

State Police Troop G, which is currently headquartered on Rt 9 across from Siena, is getting a new headquarters on Rt 7 at the site of the old George's Market farm stand (map). [Troy Record] [TU]

A house fire in Troy required reinforcements from Green Island, Watervliet, Cohoes and Albany (map). A large plume of smoke from the fire could be seen in Watervliet. [Troy Record] [WTEN]

The EPA says dredging is being cut back -- and some methods adjusted -- after monitors for the Hudson River dredging project registered high levels of PCBs in the water and air. [Daily Gazette]

The public Shepard Park Beach on Lake George is still closed -- and could be for a while -- after tests turned high levels of E. coli. The beach was closed earlier this month because of a sewage spill. [Saratogian]

Street addresses in Stillwater apparently follow little rhyme or reason -- and it's a problem for emergency responders. [Troy Record]

A company in Saratoga makes housing out of recycled shipping containers. [Post-Star]

Comments

In regards to the woman who got 4 years for kicking a cop in the groin: you really shouldn't do that, and there should be some sort of punishment. But 4 years!?!?!?!? Seriously? Former Schenectady police chief Gregory T. Kaczmarek only got 2 years for basically protecting a drug ring and there are 7 Schenectady PD who haven't even been fired despite committing acts more detrimental to society that a nut shot. I don't think you should hit a cop, but 4 years is definitely ridiculous.

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