Near miss on huge snowfall totals, teen shot in Albany, man dies during struggle with police at Gold's Gym, local scientists develop more efficient process for popular drug

The snow storm this past weekend dropped a record amount of snow for the date -- 3.8 inches. Other nearby areas got much more -- western Mass saw more than two feet of snow. [TU] [Saratogian]

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder and knee on Friday night in Albany's South End neighborhood in Albany (map). [TU] [Fox23]

A man died during a struggle with Colonie police -- which reportedly included use of a taser -- at the Gold's Gym in Latham this morning. [TU]

A police chase ended in a five-car crash in near St. Rose in Albany Sunday night, including one vehicle that crashed into a house (map). [YNN]

A sailboat that sank after running aground in the Hudson River off of Halfmoon on Sunday was carrying a group from Canada who were heading south. The occupants were all rescued, but the ship was still stuck in the water as of this morning. [Fox23] [Daily Gazette] [Troy Record]

Police are searching for a Saratoga Springs woman who's been missing since Friday. Her car was found abandoned in a parking lot. [Daily Gazette] [Troy Record]

A man from Galway Lake has gone missing after telling his friends he was going swimming. Police are now searching for the man in the lake. [TU] [Saratogian]

After making through this weekend's snow and cold, Occupy Albany protestors are planning to build a walled canvas tent or a yurt to get through the winter. [Fox23] [TU]

The Saratoga County Historian's Office is now in possession of legal papers dating to the American Revolution-era that talk about what was "saith" and "saith not." [TU]

An RPI chemist and other local scientists have developed a process to make a synthetic form of a popular blood-thinning drug that's 100 time more efficient than current methods. [TU]

The 40th annual Festival of Nations celebrated 25 different cultures. [Troy Record] [TU]

A retired teacher who turns 100 this Halloween is still actively engaged in volunteer work. [Post-Star]

Comments

The location of that shooting was Delaware Street, not Delaware Avenue.

Editors: Fixed. Thanks.

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