Republicans lining up behind Marchione,Global Foundries plans expansion in Malta, puppies abandoned in milk crate had to be put down

Republicans, including Saratoga County party Chairman Jasper Nolan, are beginning to line up behind Kathy Marchione for the 43rd district Senate seat, and are urging Roy McDonald to do the same. [Saratogain] [TU]

Andrew Cuomo says Republican "extremists" are punishing fellow party members who voted for gay marriage. [WNYT]

A Times Union analysis based on campaign finance filings shows Roy McDonald spent over $120 for every vote he received in the primary. [Capitol Confidential]

Two of the puppies abandoned in a milk crate in schenectady were sick with a contagious intestinal disease and had to be put down. A third puppy was already dead when the basket was discovered on a Schenectaday doorstep. [WTEN] [WNYT]

A state Department of Economic Development data specialist with no previous criminal record , apologized and blamed stress for crimes he descibed as "horrific" and "reprehensible," as he was sentence to 9 years in prison for distributing child pornograpy. [TU]

A man who was awaiting sentencing on a vehicular assault charge is now facing a new charge for grabbing the steering wheel of a moving car in which he was a passenger, and steering it into a Saratoga Springs police cruiser.">. [TU] [Saratogian]

A Guilderland man was picked up for DWI on his way to a court mandated DWI victim impact panel. [YNN]

The DMV has announced plans to keep people with five or more drunk or drugged driving convictions in 25 years off the road. [TU]

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A Voorheesville man is facing up to 10 years in prison for allegeldy planning to kidnap a business associate to get $400,000 in ransom. [WNYT]

Chuck Schumer is pushing for legislation to make witness intimidation a Federal Crime. [WNYT]

The West Hill man shot and killed for pocket change in a robbery earlier this month left behind a family with six children and their story will break your heart. [TU]

A Crack dealer in Troy was arrested on Tuesday with the help of tips from people in his Old 6th Avenue neighbors. [Troy P.D. Press Release (Full release posted below)]

A pair of Troy police officers were assaulted by a man as they were saving him from a suicide attempton the Menands bridge.[TU]

The Schenctady man that police believed was killed by a knife on Saturday in front of his Elm Street home in the city, actually died of a gunshot wound. [TU]

Police are looking into the stabbing of a 22 year old man on South Pearl Street on Monday night. [TU]

A fugitive from Connecticut wanted for an alleged drug-related murder there is now battling extradition after being arrested in Schenectady. [TU]

An Albany man is facing up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty on Tuesday to injuring two people in a hit and run last May. [WNYT]

A Shaker High School chemistry teacher was taken to Albany Med after a being hit by a car driven by a student. who claimed to be blinded by the sun. [TU]

Shining Star Enterprises will appearin court next month on charges that the Lark Street "head shop" illegally sold bath salts and other synthetic drugs.[YNN]

Unemployment in the capital region climped from 7 to 7.8 percent even though 2,700 new jobs were added.[TU]

Global Foundries is planning to add a three-story, 565,000 square foot resarch center to their Malta plant, with a 90,000-square-foot clean room for cutting edge equipment that will help test their production techniques. [TU] [Saratogian]

Candidates for the 21 st Congressional district squared off in Queensbury last night over health care, social securityregulatory reform and fracking. [News 10]

The environment impact statement for the plan to rebuild the Tappan Zee Bridge has been approved, but Governor Cuomo says financing for the project still needs to be worked out. [TU]

About 300 people showed up for a Federal Energy Regularoty Commission forum on a proposed pipeline between the county and Pennsylvania. Many spoke out against the pipline and expressed fears that it would endanger their quality of life, water supply and property value. [YNN] [WNYT]

An Albany man was bilked out of $1,620 in a work from home scam.[TU]

Troy's 2013 library budget was overwhelmingly approved by voters on Tuesday.The spending plan is the first library budget to pass in three years and includes a 3.4 percent tax increase. [TU][Record]

According to the NY public interest research group 27 elected officials at the Capitol have been "indicted, convicted, censured or otherwise accused of misconduct," and that number may soon rise again. [NYT]

A private bilingual Montessori school, has just opened in Albany and hopes to enrole 23 children by the end of the school year. [TU]

Weather watchers say an El Nino weather pattern will set the Capital Region up for a considerable amount of snowthis winter. [Gazette]

New York's Health Commissioner is encouraging residents to get flu shots early this year. [TU]

The 787 North ramp into the South Mall Expressway will be closed from 9 - 3 today and Thursday for an inspection. [TU]

The Albany Athletics, the city's Twilight League team, won their first league World Series in Port St. Lucie Florida this week. [TU]

Celebrities and film crews will meet in Schenectady today to film the Fireball Run scavenger race.The race, intended to draw attention to the problem of missing children, Will start at City Hall at 3pm and is expected to finish at the Glen Sanders Mansion at about 5pm. [TU] [Gazette]

A $1 million Powerball lottery ticket was sold on Saturday at the Stewarts shop on 9P near Saratoga Lake.[Saratogian]

Troy PD, Crack arrest --press release

The Troy Police Special Investigations Unit made an arrest this afternoon of a Troy resident and charged the individual with multiple Felony counts related to the sale of crack cocaine. The charges may bring a sentence of up to fifteen years in prison.
The "SIU" had responded to numerous citizen complaints of drug sale activity on the 2200 block of "Old Sixth Avenue". Working with tips called in by frustrated residents of the neighborhood, SIU was able to coordinate controlled buys of crack cocaine from the defendant. Upon issuance of a sealed indictment by a Rensselaer County Grand Jury, SIU moved in and made the arrest.
"This arrest is a new chapter in our continuing success story of crime fighting inspired by citizen cooperation. The communications pipeline we have established with our residents is a valuable tool which we will aggressively utilize to curtail dangerous drug activity in the City of Troy" stated Troy Police Chief John Tedesco.
Charged with two counts each of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree is 26 year old Shamar Cooper of 2257 Old Sixth Avenue, 3rd floor. Cooper is being held at RCJ with no bail pending future court action. Arrest photo attached.

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