Alleged Ballston Spa bank robber nabbed after car crash, APD officers cleared in February shooting, AC Dems won't endorse candidate to replace McEneny, Spa City parade back on

A Ballston Spa man is facing a second degree robbery charge after allegedly robbing a branch of the Adirondack Trust Company. Nigel Guy was arrested after crashing his car in a getaway attempt. Ballston Spa Central School District schools went into lockdown mode during the attempt to apprehend Guy. [WNYT] [TU] [Saratogian]

Lincoln Elementary School in Schenectady went on lockdown for a short time Wednesday after shots were fired nearby. Police are investigating where the shots came from.[News 10] [TU]

Albany County Democrats decided last night not to endorse any of the candidates bidding for Jack McEneny's Assembly seat. Frank Commisso dropped out of the race earlier this week, but his son, Frank Commisso Jr is apparently considering a run and three more Democrats are officially in the race and another is expected to enter the race soon [WNYT] [TU]

Police say they're close to making an arrest in the shooting of a 15-year-old girl in Troy this week. City councilman Mark McGrath has ask the Mayor and the Troy P.D. to reinstate the city's Street Crimes unit. Troy police do say they're stepping up patrols in the city after the shooting. [WNYT] [Record] [News 10]


Three Albany police officers have been cleared by a grand jury in the shooting of an emotionally disturbed man who pointed a pellet gun at them in February. [TU] [WNYT]

A bullet discovered in the rear bumper of an SUV in New York City changed the prosecution's case in an attempted first-degree murder trial in Troy. [TU]

In a plea bargain arrangement, a member of the Crips admitted that he fatally stabbed a woman in an argument in Schenectady last January.[TU]

More than 500 people turned out yesterday to pay their respects to Former City Council member Nebraska Brace. Brace, the first African American on the Common Council, was membered as a force for change.[WNYT] [TU]

The Charlton motorcyclist clocked at 170 miles per hour in Ravena has lost his license for a year as part of a plea deal. Nikkolaus McCarthy pleaded guilty to one count of reckless driving and has already served a 20 day jail sentence.[TU] [News 10]

A motorcyclist was killed last night in a crash near Broadway and Congress streets in Schenectady. [YNN]

A car flipped over early Wednesday morning at the intersection of Madison and Qual street in Albany when the driver of an SUV ran a red light. [TU]

An Albany County grand jury has indicted a Delmar teen in a fatal hit and run on Henry Johnson Boulevard in February that killed 52 year old Rozell Whitehead . [WNYT]

An Albany man pleaded guilty to stealing from elderly people he befriended while working as a maintenance man at a senior housing complex. [Fox 23]

Carl Paladino doesn't like Roy McDonald's primary challenger Kathy Marchione --but he likes McDonald less. [Capitol Confidential]

A newly passed Assembly bill to ban synthetic marijuana carries lower penalties than a recently passed Senate bill. [Capitol Confidential]

74 State, the boutique hotel in downtown Albany, was foreclosed on and will be auctioned off next month. [TU]

Improvements are great -- when they don't flood your basement. [TU]

State Comptroler Thomas DiNapoli says New York's state and government employee pension fund is now estimated at $150.3 billion dollars after three years of positive return rates. [Post Star]

A tour ship, stranded when the Erie Canal was flooded by hurricane Irene, has been returned to Waterford. [YNN]

The Saratoga Springs Memorial Day parade is back on after a Milton man was able to raise money and participation through Facebook. [Saratogian] [YNN]

The Christmas Kid from Guilderland is going back to the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the second year in a row. [YNN]

Snowdays - snow = extended Memorial Day weekend. [Gazette]

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