Yesterday's storms took a toll, a woman was stabbed to death at the Super 8, murder-suicide in the Adirondacks, lederhosen in Albany

Yesterday's thunderstorm caused downed trees and power lines all over our area. Lightning struck a man riding his ATV in Schenectady County. Power was out all over the North Country, but it's mostly been restored. [YNN] [WNYT] [Saratogian]

A woman was stabbed to death and her male companion injured Sunday morning at the Super 8 Motel on Central Ave. in Colonie. The two lived locally and were only checked into the motel for one night. Other guests staying at the hotel said they didn't see or hear anything unusual. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [YNN]

A man strangled his wife and then shot himself in the tiny Adirondack town of Day. Their bodies were discovered by a family member. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

The Verizon workers who have been out on strike for the past two weeks are coming back to work today, now that contract talks are productive. Workers had accused the company of unfair bargaining. The biggest sticking points have been pension freezes and health care contributions. [WNYT] [YNN]

A man was injured so severely in an early morning fight in Saratoga Springs on Sunday that he had to be helicoptered to Albany Med. The guy he was fighting with was arrested and is in Saratoga County Jail. [YNN] [WNYT]

One of the Albany County sheriff's officials rousted for allegedly falsifying their addresses to meet the county residency requirement claims he did it because of fears for his safety. [TU]

Hudson Valley Community College is making $56 million in renovations to deal with a "space crunch." Meanwhile, Schenectady County Community College is planning its first dorms. [Troy Record] [Daily Gazette]

Little Leaguers are trying to move ahead with their world series, despite repeated rain delays. [Saratogian]

State troopers hiked around Schenectady County to remove hundreds of pot plants growing in the wilderness. [CBS6]

The Troy mayoral candidates answered more questions. [Troy Record]

The Capital Region is filled with man-made potholes. [TU]

There was plenty of lederhosen worn at Germanfest. [TU]

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Here are the three finalists for the 2018 AOA Startup Grant

The hardest part of the $2,500 AOA Startup Grant contest is narrowing down the field to three finalists. That was especially true this year because... (more)

The Albany Hardware & Iron Co.

That image above is from a 1927 catalog and it depicts a building in Albany that still stands to this day. You totally know this... (more)

Steve Martin + Martin Short at Proctors

Humorous people Steve Martin and Martin Short will be at Proctors February 17 for a show together. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 19... (more)

Umphrey's McGee / Experience Hendrix at The Palace

Two shows announced for The Palace today... Umphrey's McGee The jam / prog rock band Umphrey's McGee is set to play a show at The... (more)

Drawing: Historic Haunted Pub Crawl of Downtown Albany

The Historic Haunted Pub Crawl of Downtown Albany have returned this month. And we have a pair of tickets to give away -- maybe to... (more)

Recent Comments

When I was a new mom I tried lots of different activities. My two favorites were the public library programming. There are a ton of story hours in the area. You could hit one every day of the week and you see a lot of familiar faces after a few weeks and get to know the other parents. They are at a variety of times which helped for the constantly changing nap schedule. ...

Drawing: Historic Haunted Pub Crawl of Downtown Albany

...has 29 comments, most recently from Christian

Dominoes as an art -- and a job

...has 2 comments, most recently from Lisa Barone

A look around Bard & Baker, the new board game cafe in downtown Troy

...has 3 comments, most recently from Julian Hutton

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 3 comments, most recently from CF

Morning Blend for Oct 12

...has 1 comment, most recently from ravioliollie