Pedestrian hit by snowplow, Saratoga supervisors oppose NY SAFE Act, paintball and pellet guns lead to lockdown in Troy school, prime candidate for papacy studied in the Capital Region

North Greenbush police have arrested a man on DWI charges after he allegedly hit a pedestrian with his plow truck on Route 4 Tuesday night. [YNN]

Albany police have ticketed the driver of the car that struck and killed a 28 year old woman walking on Central Avenue on Thursday. Corine Edwards was charged with failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. [TU]

A 30-year old Troy man was arrigned on Tuesday in connection with a string of thefts from parked cars in the city in December and January. [TU]

A state arbitration panel has awarded Albany police sergeants and lieutenants raises of roughly three percent, retroactive to 2010 and 2011.[TU]

The Schoharie County woman found with 99 cats in crates and 67 dead cats in her freezer was charged with animal abuse this week.[TU]

Saratoga County Supervisors passed a resolution Tuesday night
opposing New York's new SAFE Act.[Saratogian]

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A special prosecutor in the Vito Lopez sexual harassment case is asking the NYS Legislature not to release a report from the state ethics commission that is believed to include new allegations of inappropriate touching of female aids by Lopez.[NYT]

The Teamsters have filed suit against the state on behalf of NYS Thruway Authority employees, alleging they were threatened with layoffs rather than negotiating during last month's contract talks.[TU]

School 2 in Troy went into lockdown on Tuesday and police arrested two teens after reports that someone was threatening to use BB or pellet guns at the school.[TU][Record]

A Saratoga County judge has ordered that medical records for Baily Wind and Matthew Hardy be handed over to the defense attorney for Dennis Drue, the driver who hit the vehicle the teens were in as they returned home from a basketball game last December. [Gazette]

A convicted sex offender from Lake George was indicted on multiple felony counts on Tuesday for alleged sex crimes against three teenagers.[TU]

Fire displaced sixteen people from a Sheridan Avenue residence on Tuesday, right around the corner from the Spruce Street fire that broke out on Monday evening. [TU]

A Schenectady father pleaded guilty to attempted murder for shooting a man in a jealous rage over the mother of his kids.[TU]

A Capital Region man is facing 5 to 15 years in prison for his alleged involvement in a Ponzi scheme.[TU]

A Clifton Park teen is facing arson charges for allegedly setting a trash can on fire in a town apartment complex.[TU]

A Glens Falls cab driver is facing charges of falsely reporting an accident after making up a story about being robbed by a customer. [TU]

A Queensbury woman is being tried this week for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs when she struck and killed a Fort Edward woman who was mowing her lawn in August of 2011. Lawyers for the woman claims she was run off the road by another driver.[TU] [Post Star]

A Ballston Spa woman pleaded guilty to vehicular assault for crashing her car into another vehile in May.[Saratogian]

A Saratoga Springs man is in critical condition with a self inflicted gunshot wound.[Saratogian]

A Saratoga High School senior died last week while on a cruise with his family. [Saratogian]

The EPA will hold a public meeting on plans to remove contaminants from the Old Red Spring , which sits on a Niagra Mohawk Superfund Site.[Saratogian]

Troy's Enlarged City School District is expected to appoint Albany native and former math teacher and assistant superintendent John Carmello as its new superintendent.[TU]

Citizen's for St. Patrick are not done fighting to preserve the Watervliet church even though preparation for demolition has begun and parts of the church have been listed for sale on Craigs list.[Record]

At a public meeting yesterday, the discussion about what will happen to St. Joseph's church in Ten Broeck Triangle continued.[YNN]

The sequester could mean a loss of $58 billion in federal research and development funding , which has Capital Region research leaders nervous.[Record]

Saratoga County EMS leader is seeking funding for body armor for the county's EMS crews. [YNN]

A West African Cardinal who is considered a prime candidate for the papacy studied in the Capital Region in the 70s.[YNN]

The faculty at SCCC has endorsed a proposal to revive the theater program which was deactivated last year. [Gazette]

The two newest employees at the TSA at Albany County Airport unwind with a chew toy during breaks.

A Delmar mother and her transgender teenage son are among of three families being featured on Katie Couric's national TV Talk show, "Katie." [TU]

A driver in Hebron collected $11 thousand that flew out of an Armored truck with a broken door. [WNYT]

After 57 years, the Montcalm Restaurant in Queensbury will soon close its doors.[WNYT]

One of the world's greatest fans passed away Tuesday at Albany Med.[TU]


Re: Saratoga EMS wants to purchase armored vests

The first thing every EMS provider learns to ask is 'Is the scene safe?' If not, you don't go in. Making and keeping the scene safe is for law enforcement, not EMS. The quote in the article about 'being able to go in while things are hot' is totally counter to what we are taught. Putting armored vests on EMS providers will just encourage supervisors to pressure EMS and police wannabe's to go charging into places they really do not need to be.

I really think there needs to be a serious campaign to teach drivers to respect crosswalks. Maybe some tickets need to be written to convince people that pedestrians in a crosswalk have the right of way? On a related note, pedestrians need to utilize crosswalks when they're available, as well.

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