One dead in fire, man charged in "railroad puppies" case charged again, charter school foundation CFO accused of stealing, SPD: stripper party was "poor judgment"

Albany fire officials say one person was found dead after an early morning fire just off Delaware Ave (map). They initially thought no one had been in the house fire, but later found the body during the final stage of knocking down the fire. Officials haven't released info on the person, and the fire is under investigation. Eyewitness account from across the street. [TU] [YNN] [News10] [DelSo]

Three buildings were demolished on Dove Street in Albany after a fire late Friday afternoon (map). AFD says it was a difficult fire to fight because it hard to get to the rear of the buildings. A tenant of one of the buildings tells the TU that he had been trying to thaw frozen pipes with a kerosene heater. Twenty-two people have been displaced. [TU] [@John_Eddy_] [@g_p_g] [@rjpalumbo24] [Troy Record] [TU] [YNN]

A Niskayuna man reported missing Friday was found dead in woods near Rosendale and River roads Saturday. NPD says it's investigating and an autopsy has been scheduled. [TU] [YNN] [Daily Gazette]

The man recently charged in connection with the "railroad puppies" case has been arrested again -- Colonie police say the man has been charged with torturing and injuring animals after four emaciated dogs were found locked in a UHaul truck outside a motel on Central Ave. [TU] [News10]

UAlbany School of Business Weekend MBA ad 2012 summer

The former CFO for the Brighter Choice Foundation has been charged with grand larceny, accused of stealing more than $200k from the charter school org. And it turns out the man had previously admitted to stealing more than $50k from Key Bank. [YNN] [TU]

Because of the new state gun control legislation, the Remington factory in Herkimer County -- which makes the type of gun used in the Newtown shooting, and has been subsidized by the state -- now makes a gun that's illegal to own in New York State. [TU]

It turns out there is a cost for doing nothing on the Albany convention center project. [TU]

NYRA's CEO is resigning -- and joining other former exec in suing for fees and severance. Also: new board member Bobby Flay was critical of Belmont and Aqueduct at a board meeting on Friday, but "Saratoga is like the supermodel that just keeps getting prettier." [TU] [Saratogian]

At a conference for the Conservative Party this past weekend in Colonie, the coalition between state Senate Republicans and Independent Democrats was met with skepticism. Also not popular: the new gun control law. And Grover Norquist was there to supply the Ronald Reagan references. [TU] [YNN] [Daily Gazette]

A group of Schenectady police officers will be disciplined for "poor judgement" in connection with a holiday party that included strippers. SPD says there was "no credible evidence" that officers broke any laws. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Former Schenectady schools superintendent Eric Ely -- he was there during the Steven Raucci episode -- has resigned from a superintendent job near Worcester following misconduct complaint. The TU reports that property records indicate Ely still owns a house in Schenectady. [Worcester Telegram & Gazette] [TU]

The Saratoga Springs school district is cracking down on students who have fallen behind on their lunch debts. [Saratogian]

In downtown Schenectady free parking is sometimes $5... unless it's not. [Daily Gazette]

The city of Albany has told the White Couch church that it doesn't have the proper certificate to occupy the former Jillian's building on Pearl Street. [TU]

One lane in each direction on the Dunn Memorial Bridge will be closed until February 8 so screening in place to protect peregrine falcons can be removed. [Troy Record]

A Clifton Park woman is organizing a drive to send children's books to Afghanistan so troops can read to their kids via Skype. [TU]

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Stuff to do this weekend

AOA is headed off for a long weekend, and we'd like to suggest, if possible, you do the same. Before we go, we've put together... (more)

Today's moment of summer

It's been fun catching a few quick glimpses over the last week as these baby birds grow. At some point that nest is probably going... (more)

Hey there: Nathan Hoffmann, war reenactor

Last weekend 20-year-old Nathan J. Hoffmann was in the middle of an army field hospital with wounded and bleeding soldiers near Rochester. Everyone was healed... (more)

Baconfest at City Beer Hall

Could be tasty: City Beer Hall's Baconfest is back this weekend. The annual celebration of porcine deliciousness starts this Saturday at 3pm. Stations will be... (more)

Where to celebrate National Tequila Day

So it turns out today is National Tequila Day. Yep, that's a thing. And Alisa wrote with a question: National Tequila Day is Thursday July... (more)

Recent Comments

Indeed, I would go Mookie Wilson on that meal.

Cherry Plain State Park

...has 6 comments, most recently from laiskiainen

Where to celebrate National Tequila Day

...has 6 comments, most recently from Josh K.

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 3 comments, most recently from Jessica R

Paper artist Niki Haynes

...has 1 comment, most recently from kaytinii

What are those stinky trees?

...has 19 comments, most recently from sally