Troy police investigating odd incident, Schumer and Gillibrand support minimum wage increase, pawn shops trying to head off new rules, flood prompts man to find lost family

Troy police are investigating an incident in which a man allegedly was dragged by a pick-up truck -- maybe by choice -- for three miles while he called police for help from his mobile. The alleged driver has been arrested. TPD says there are reports the man who was allegedly dragged had at one point tried to get into the window of the driver's door. [TU] [Troy Record] [Fox23] [YNN] [News10]

Saratoga Springs police are looking for help in figuring out what events led up to a man being found unconscious and not breathing on the street near the Beekman Street district early Saturday (map). Police say the man was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Noted, if not related: this incident isn't the man's first brush with death. [Saratogian] [Post-Star] [TU]

State Police say the man who allegedly fled a traffic stop in Glenville early Friday and then jumped into the Mohawk River was found dead in the river -- and it appears he drowned. They say they're not sure why the man ran. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [Saratogian]

Testified one of the men who was allegedly involved in the death of an alleged pot dealer in Albany of what happened when they allegedly decided to dump the body in a sewer in West Hill: ""He was stiff and knew from, like, watching movies that meant he was dead ... We thought we'd hear something, but there was no splash, and we didn't hear nothing at all." [TU]

WXXA -- Fox23 -- has been sold and apparently will be sharing some services with WTEN. [Business Wire] [TU]

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Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand both say they support an increase in the minimum wage. [AP/Fox23]

The DEC has told East Greenbush that the town must fix an overtaxed, leaky sewer system if it wants to the proposed expansion of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals to move ahead. [TU]

The SCCC board has reached a new three-year agreement with president Quintin Bullock -- though it still needs to be formally approved. (If you remember, it wasn't too long ago that Bullock was interviewing for other jobs.) [Daily Gazette] [Daily Gazette March 2012]

Pawn shop owners and other second-hand goods dealers are lobbying Albany County exec Dan McCoy to not sign recently passed legislation that includes a bunch of new regulations on buying and selling jewelry (the legislation is aimed at stopping the sale of stolen items). [TU]

Scotia police say they're investigating a report that man offered a 10-year-old candy and tried to get her into his car. [Fox23]

Short list of things not to do: allegedly pick fight with off-duty State Trooper late at night in downtown Saratoga, stick tongue out during mugshot. [Post-Star]

East Greenbush police say they nabbed a couple for allegedly stealing baby formula from a Target multiple times. Their child has been placed in protective custody. [TU] [WNYT]

A Clifton Park family says security video of the events leading up to an incident in DC in which their adult son died casts doubt on the version of events supplied by police there. [TU]

There were two more fires in Troy this weekend -- but the TFD says neither one appears suspicious. [Troy Record]

There are almost a dozen wineries in the Capital Region. [TU]

What can be a luxury when you're homeless: a new pair of socks. [Daily Gazette]

Hannaford is recalling cantaloupes. [News10]

Last year's Irene flooding -- and a birth certificate that surfaced during the cleanup -- prompted a Glenville man to find his lost half siblings. [Daily Gazette]

A sort-of modern day Cannonball Run will be making a stop in Schenectady. [TU]

Noted: hot tips on picking horses at The Track haven't gotten any better during the last 70 years. [Saratogian]

Curt Schilling was in Clifton Park this past weekend coaching his daughter's softball team. [Daily Gazette]


Re: Scotia Incident - Why is it that no matter how safe I feel, one creepy guy in a car with candy makes me want to lock all the doors and windows and never let my daughters out of the house again? So much for Free Range Parenting.

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