Grandmother indicted on murder charge for death of grandson, concerns about medical care in county prisons, reported assault on street on Saratoga's east side, Cuse to the Final Four

Gloria Nelligan -- the Schenectady woman accused of beating her eight-year-old grandson to death in February -- has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter. Schenectady County DA Robert Carney alleges Nelligan's corporal punishment of her grandson amounted to "torture" and "she beat him to a pulp, literally." [Daily Gazette] [TU]

A Times Union review of reports by a state board with oversight of prison medical care "revealed repeated instances of inadequate care" from a private medical services contractor currently with contracts for the Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady county jails. [TU]

A pedestrian was killed after being hit while crossing Union Street in Schenectady Friday after services at St. Kateri Takakwitha Church. Witnesses told police the man was in a crosswalk when he was hit by an 88-year-old driver. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

A group of 100-150 teens reportedly caused "mayhem" through Lansingburgh and North Central Saturday night following a sweet sixteen party. There were four arrests. [Troy Record] [News10]

UAlbany School of Business Weekend MBA ad 2012 summer

The meaning of an on-time state budget -- as opposed to a somewhat late budget -- is reportedly symbolic more than anything. [TU]

Despite a lack of new "member items" in the state budget, there's still "old pork" stuffed in there. [TU]

A state official in charge of managing a $120 million contract had reportedly been headed out the door for a new job with the private company holding that contract -- until the Times Union inquired about it with the state agency. [TU]

There is "a small, but steadily growing, number of parents who are pushing back as public schools increase their emphasis on standardized testing," according to the Times Union. [TU]

One way to get the state to fix a road. [TU]

One person died in a house fire in Wilton Saturday. [WNYT]

Troy police say they think whoever robbed the M&T Bank on Hoosick Street Friday morning might also be the person who robbed a bank in Lansingburgh on Wednesday. [Troy Record]

Saratoga Springs police say a woman reported being assaulted and robbed on the street on the city's east side Saturday night (map). The man then took off -- SSPD says it's investigating. [Saratogian] [TU]

Rotterdam police say a woman reported having her purse stolen at Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church when she went up for communion on Easter. [TU]

An Albany woman says she was taunted with racial epithets by other attendees at the recent Kenny Chesney concert at the TU Center. [TU]

Construction season is starting on many roads around the area. [News10]

Said one of the first EMTs in the Capital Region to administer an opioid blocker to a man overdosing on heroin: "He literally was dead 10 minutes prior and now his biggest complaint was what happened to his pants." [TU]

The ice is thin, as a married couple found out on Lake George on Friday (they live on an island and one of them was also rescued in 1999) and a pair of ice fishermen in Rensselaer County on Sunday. [TU] [Post-Star] [Troy Record]

A large water main break flooded a neighborhood in Rotterdam Friday (map), with water five feet deep in at least one place. [News10] [WNYT]

Troy mayor Lou Rosamilia after meeting with Judge Development about its proposed plan to redevelop the former city hall site: "With any project of this magnitude, you want to make sure there is enough financing." [Troy Record]

A proposed 180,000 square foot building in Wilton has apparently raised concerns from some residents about the implications of such development. [Saratogian]

The (probably) oldest house in Schenectady is back on the market. [TU]

The good news for Union's hockey team? It beat defending national champ Boston College 5-1 in the first round of the NCAA tournament Saturday. The bad news? It then lost to #1 seed Quinnipiac 5-1 on Sunday -- in which a Q player scored a natural hat trick -- missing out on a trip to the Frozen Four. The Dutchmen finish the season 22-13-5. [Union athletics] [Union athletics] [TU]

Syracuse is headed to the Final Four after beating Marquette 55-39 in the east regional final. The Orange will face Michigan in the national semi-final on Saturday. [Syracuse PS] [Syracuse PS]

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