Fatal shooting in Schenectady, kids credited with saving horses from fire, Cannon Building shut down, push to redevelop First Prize Center

Police say a man was shot and killed yesterday in Schenectady -- allegedly by his girlfriend's former husband. Police say they've arrested the alleged shooter, who they say is an active duty serviceman who was on holiday leave. [CapNews9] [TU] [Fox23] [WTEN]

Schenectady cop Dwayne Johnson pleaded not guilty yesterday to the 15 counts in his indictment, which include four felonies. Prosecutors allege that Johnson defrauded the city by working as a security guard at a gas station while he supposed to be on duty. Johnson topped the pay chart for Schenectady cops last year thanks to overtime pay. [Daily Gazette $] [CapNews9] [TU] [WTEN]

A group of "kids" is being credited with helping to save a bunch of horses* from a big barn fire in Colonie. A 12-year-old was apparently among the first to smell smoke and take action to evacuate the animals. All the horses were saved. The Gazette has a remarkable photo of the fire, which firefighters say was stoked by strong winds. [CBS6] [WTEN] [CapNews9] [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Three adults and one teen in Knox pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges they tortured and blew up a turtle last year. Police say they found video of the alleged turtle bombing this year during a raid for an Internet scam case. [Troy Record] [CapNews9] [TU]

Robert Williams is the new fire chief in Saratoga Springs. He's a 25-year veteran of the department third-generation city firefighter. [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette $] [TU]

The Cannon Building in Troy (it borders Monument Square) has been shut down because of code violations. [TU]

A former Schenectady school board member wants the state to remove members from the board based on info the in the board's confidential report on Steven Raucci. [TU]

Two delivery men have been robbed in Troy this week. [Troy Record]

A state lottery spokesperson says Powerball could come to New York as early as next spring. [Troy Record]

A commercial real estate broker says it's applying a "full-court press" to find a buyer for the First Prize Center. [TU]

You can ship Gus's Hot Dogs by the 25- or 50-pack. [Troy Record]


Blowing up a turtle and killing it instantly is just dead wrong, yet shooting a deer with an arrow and tracking the blood trail through the woods until it dies is ok. I'm missing the logic there, Mr. Sanford.

I guess if they ate the turtle afterward it would have been acceptable?

Apparently, there isn't enough news regarding our lame assembly, over-taxed state, and the crashing economy.

Please tell me they aren't going to start covering news about 8-year-olds killing ants with magnifying glasses.

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