Violent crime down in Albany, horse killer sentenced, State of Troy, Zankel Center opens

Crime stats from the state indicate that violent crime was down in the City of Albany last year. Jerry Jennings said the numbers show that "The city is indeed safer than it was four years ago." Property crimes were also down. [Fox23] [TU] [WTEN]

The committee in charge of the search for a new Albany police chief says it expects to have nominations by mid March. [CapNews9]

The Albany school district says it's facing a $10 million budget gap. [TU]

Colleen Murphy -- the mother Amy Seyboth-Tirador, the soldier from Colonie who died in Iraq -- continued to assert yesterday that her daughter did not commit suicide. She said yesterday that she doesn't trust the military investigators looking into the case -- and is considering exhuming her daughter's body. The military says it hasn't complete its investigation, yet. [Troy Record] [CBS6] [WNYT] [TU]

The Rensselaer County man who admitted stabbing a horse a year ago was sentenced to 3.5-7 years in prison. [Troy Record]

The Hoosick animal control officer accused of killing dogs he picked up pleaded guilty yesterday and was sentenced to two weekends in jail. [TU]

During his state of the city address for Troy, Harry Tutunjian said the city would be focusing economic development efforts on south Troy and the North Central neighborhood. [Troy Record] [TU]

That flood control agency for the Hudson River is seeking more than $1 million from both Albany and Saratoga counties -- and almost $800k from Rensselaer County. [TU] [Troy Record]

A Ballston Spa woman has been indicted on charges she stabbed her husband -- and then herself. The Saratoga County DA says the couple had been fighting over money. [Saratogian] [TU]

The first public concert at Skidmore's new Zankel Center is tonight. It's first-come, first-serve for tickets. [Daily Gazette $] [Post-Star]

People in Schenectady's Central Park neighborhood have been using Facebook to organize the removal of snow from the park's lake. [Daily Gazette $]

Comments

A guy stabs and kills one horse and gets years in jail.

An animal control officer who abused his position has killed dogs for years gets 10 days of home confinement and two weekends in jail.

What the hell?

I'm with you Albany Jane. Outrageous.

...and Saratoga Springs' economy is based on beating horses to make them run to death and nobody gets any jail time.

The horses that run at Saratoga get treated better and live better lives than most people do (including most of the track workers).

a horse is a horse of course of course

unless it's dog food

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