Latham girl dies on Florida mini-golf course, Albany sheriff takes down attacker, parakeets removed from utility pole nest in Watervliet

Emails obtained from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation show the department laid out details of proposed fracking permits and regulations for industry representatives before those regulations were presented to the groups with concerns about fracking. [TU]

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple stopped an attack on a Court of Appeals security guard in a downtown garage on Eagle Street Wednesday evening, wrestling the apparently drunk attacker to the ground. [YNN] [TU]

After her complaints were dismissed, a former GE employee has filed a $50 million civil rights lawsuit against the company alleging bigotry, racism and sexism in her former schenectady workplace. [TU]

Authorities in Florida are trying to determine how an 11 year old Latham girl died on a time share mini golf course. Police believe she was electrocuted when she reached into a small pond to retrieve her golf ball. [TU]

A 29 year old Cambridge man is facing charges for allegedly sending nude and explcit photos of himself to three underaged girls. [YNN]

Troy ballot fraud special proscutor Trey Smith has asked a judge to sanction defense attorney Brian Premo for making continuous allegations that Smith is guilty of forging witness affidavits in the case. [Record] [TU]

TSA officers at Albany International Airport stopped a Menands man as he tried to board a flight to Chicago with an unloaded handgun in his carry-on bag. The man was ruled not to be a threat and his gun was returned. [TU]

The pool at the Schenectady Jewish Community Center is closed for cleaning until Saturday after vandals threw broken glass in it over the weekend. This is the second time in a week the pool has been vandalized. [YNN] [News 10]

Responding to a compliance memo from the Saratoga City Council, the Chairman of the Saratoga City Housing Authority blamed recent Housing Authority controversies on "partisan ugliness" and said the controversial executive director Ed Spychalski is probably worth more than $145,000 salary. [Saratogian] [TU]

The city of Albany demolished six run down properties in the South End in preparation for six new Habitat for Humanity homes. [YNN]

The North Carolina woman who allegedly orchestrated $3 million in marijuana deals between British Columbia, Canada and the U. S. may have moved more than a half ton of pot through a Wilton truck stop between 2008 and 2009. [Saratogian]

A high end men's clothing store will open in the former Shoe Depot building in Saratoga. [Saratogian]

The Elvis tribute artist arrested for welfare fraud in Lake George has been sentenced to 3 years probation.[Post Star]

Schenectady employees are still using city cars to get to and from work, a month after the city adopted a new policy to prevent the use of city owned cars in off-hours.

The former St.Brigid's Church in Watervliet is now the home of Wicked Smart custom apparel company. [YNN]

A ticket fixing investigation by the Bronx District attorney's office has led to the indictment of Sixteen New York State Police officers. [TU]

An Albany man was cleared of all charges in connection with the armed invasion,robbery and burglary of a home on Forest Avenue last year. [TU]

The final three candidates for superintendent of Albany schools are all from outside the Capital Region. [TU]

An 18 year old Nassau woman was charged with reckless endangerment and reckless driving after her car slid off Route 9J injuring herself and four passengers. [TU]

A landlord with properties in Pine hills and Park South is facing five dozen city code enforcement charges and tens of thousands of dollars in fines for failing to reduce the number of apartments in three of his buildings. [TU]

Police found a loaded handgun and two grams of crack in a routine traffic stop in West Hill Wednesday morning. [TU]

Shelters of Saratoga is opening a new, 17 bed emergency shelter for the homeless. [YNN]

This is the 114th polo season in Saratoga.[Fox 23]

Environmental watchdog organizations believe dredging the Hudson has made a difference, but they'd like the project expanded next year. [Gazette]

The New York City Ballet will be coming back to SPAC in 2013 but the length of the season is still up in the air. [Gazette]

A 13-year-old Colonie boy helped save his father's life using the CPR techniques he learned in health class. [WNYT]

A new deal approved by the Schenectady teachers Federation is expected to save taxpayers more that $2.6 illion over the next three years. [TU]

Spa City residents can track the city's revenues and expenses on a Transparency in Government website that breaks down how much money each city department spends and earns.

A famous Thomas Eakins' portrait of Walt Whitman is now on display at The Hyde Museum in Glens Falls. [TU]

Troy is opening the Knickerbocker and South Troy pools a day early today, and admission to the pools will be Free this weekend [YNN]

If you want the best drink of water in Albany County, go to Guilderland. [TU]

Who is painting the pastel duckies and bunnies around Albany? [TU]

A pair of parakeets that have been nesting on a utility pole in watervliet are being removed from their perch by the DEC. [News 10] [WNYT]

The elaborate chalk drawings on Saratoga Springs sidewalks are the work of a Schuylervillle teen trying to raise tuition money for an expidition school.

Today is Anna Williams Day in Schenectady, named for a 5th grader who has started a business turning pens on a lathe. [Gazette]


Anyone who's watched DEC's website cover hydro-fracturing for the past couple years can see what a sickening tool they've been for the industry. This email disclosure is no surprise.

And do they care how they appear? Not a bit.

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