Obama visit to Schenectady rescheduled for Friday, Albany police sergeant accused of interferring with DWI stop, store accused of charging extra sales tax
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Update: Details on Obama's visit to Schenectady.
Andrew Cuomo is reportedly threatening to shut down the state government if the next state budget doesn't include a $10 billion cut in spending. [NY Post]
Albany police say a sergeant has been suspended after he allegedly interfered in a DWI stop early Saturday morning. The off-duty sergeant allegedly arrived on the scene of the stop and instructed the suspect to not cooperate with the arresting officer. The suspect allegedly refused field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer. [CBS6] [TU] [Fox23]
A statement given to Troy police by the Price Chopper employee who was allegedly groped by a Troy police officer details the alleged incident. The officer was off-duty at the time -- but wearing his Troy police uniform, which the department says he wasn't approved to do. [TU] [Troy Record]
A Schenectady city councilman says he opposes the "I am gay" billboards that have gone up around the Capital Region because "This kind of billboard is putting the stamp of approval on a gay lifestyle." [TU]
The head of Albany's parking authority is talking about the possibility of allowing residential parking permits to be sold. [TU]
Andrew Cuomo has picked Joan McDonald, a government official from Connecticut, to run the state Department of Transportation. [TU]
Jim Tedisco and Roy McDonald are pushing for the next state budget to restore Saratoga's cut of VLT revenue. [Daily Gazette]
Local school districts say a property tax cap will make already-difficult budgets that much harder to balance. [TU]
A total of $1.2 million in discretionary raises were given to UAlbany employees last month. [TU]
The widow of David Park, the Albany teacher who was shot and killed after he entered the wrong house during a party in a Buffalo suburb, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the homeowner. [Buffalo News/TU]
The Troy fire department says a man accidentally set fire to his house Saturday while using a blowtorch to thaw frozen gutters. [Troy Record]
State police say a Troy man was stopped for DWIS -- that would be Driving While Intoxicated on a Snowmobile -- early Friday in Schaghticoke. [WNYT]
Three snowmobilers escaped unharmed after their snowmobiles fell through the ice on Lake George Sunday afternoon. [Post-Star]
The Abercrombie and Fitch in the Wilton Mall has apparently been charging shoppers 8.5 sales tax (as opposed to 7 percent) for months. [WNYT]
The Saratoga Springs Public Library is planning a self-checkout system that uses RFID tags. [Daily Gazette]
The reward for info about Diesel, the allegedly stolen boxer in North Greenbush -- is now up to $3,700. [Fox23]
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