Three guilty pleas in Albany County Jail gambling case, armed robber gets 4,000 pills from Saratoga CVS, Google Glass in Schenectady

Albany County jail guard James Cerniglia pleaded guilty to gambling charges on Tuesday for his part in a multi-state sports gambling ring. Cerniglia told the judge that his gambling activities, conducted at Albany County Jail, provided "gas money... once in a while." He received a conditional discharge in exchange for forfeiting $5,000, agreeing never to work at the jail again and cooperating fully with an ongoing investigation into the case. Two others also pleaded guilty to gambling charges in the case.[WNYT][News10][TU][Record][YNN]

A man armed with a pair of revolvers held up a Saratoga CVS early Tuesday morning, making off with more than 4,000 hydrocodone pills.[Saratogian][TU]

A federal judge has postponed the extradition of a former marine who was arrested in the Capital Region in connection with a double murder in The Philippines.[WNYT][YNN]

Daquan Jones, who was acquitted of murder charges in February, plead guilty on Tuesday to second degree assault for shooting Isaiah Cooper in May over a dispute over a dice game. [Record]

A Schenectady woman, missing for over 24-hours, was located on Tuesday, not far from her home.[YNN]

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A Warren County man was sentenced to 100 years to life after pleading guilty to repeatedly raping a 23 month old boy last year.[WNYT]

Three women are facing robbery charges for allegedly attacking another women early Tuesday morning near the College of Saint Rose, and stealing her purse.[YNN]

A second jury has found a Troy man guilty of assault for attacking and stabbing people near Washington Park following the 2009 Larkfest. [Record][YNN]

Two men will serve 15 years in prison for the January armed robbery of a Troy Stewarts shop.[Record]

Albany County Sheriff's Deputies say speed and alcohol were factors in the Rensselaerville crash that killed a 22-year-old woman on Monday. [TU]

A Saratoga man is facing felony drug charges for allegedly selling crack. [TU]

The death of a homeless woman hit by a car several weeks ago in Saratoga has sparked a
a conversation about the problem of homelessness
in the city. [TU]

Before the close of an all night Friday night/Saturday morning session, the Senate approved a plan to spend $16.2 million in "bullet aid" to schools, some of which will be spent in the Capital Region. [Capitol Confidential]

New York taxpayers will have to foot the bill for a number of civil lawsuits aimed at Sheldon Silver and the NYS Assembly over the $103 million payout to victims of Vito Lopez. [WNYT/AP]

Teachers and parents in the Wynantskill school district are calling for the removal of the district superintendent for alleged bullying, intimidation, retaliation, lack of leadership and unsafe decision making. [Record]

Members of the boards of IDAs and other local authorities will not be subject to new ethics policies that will soon require legislators to disclose financial holdings and outside income.[TU]

The NYS legislature is on the cusp of going digital.[Record]

Legislators passed a law last week, proposed by Tom DiNapoli, that will require audits and tighten controls over the state's pre-schoo program for disabled children. [NYT]

A Hudson Falls-based micro-video service is waiting for NYRA stewards to give final approval for the use of a new camera, designed to go on jockies helmets, that will give spectators a whole new view of horse racing.[TU]

Proctors Social Media Editor-in-Chief is one of 8,000 people worldwide trying out the new Google Glass.[YNN]

GlobalFoundries is considering funding an effort to purchase the former Brown's Beach and turn it into a public park.[Saratogian]

The City of Saratoga will open its new city owned access point on Kayderosseras Creek next month.[Saratogian]

A look inside UAlbany's new football stadium[WNYT]

More outlet stores will be replacing the former Montcalm restaurant, which is closing its doors after sixty years.[TU]

All the warm, wet weather we've had lately has led to a spike in the mosquito population.[YNN]

Beetles are eating the Capital Region's lilies .[Gazette]

Price Chopper has been sponsoring the ESP Independence day fireworks for 37 years and has just signed a deal with OGS to fund the celebration for four more years. New rules taking effect at the festival this year include no more BYOB. [TU][TU]

The "Last Circuit Riding Preacher" on horseback makes a swing through Saratoga County.[Saratogian]


I wondered what those red bugs on my (dying) lilies were. Here is a site to report an infestation:

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