Former RPI employee to face embezzlement charges, Woman charged in grandson's death slated for bench trial, absentee ballots will decide Saratoga County Sheriff primary, storms leave thousands without power

The former RPI employee arrested in 2010 for allegedly embezzling more than $350,00 with her college credit card will stand trial after a judge denied her attorney's request to throw out charges because prosecutors took too long to put the case before a grand jury. [TU]

Gloria Nelligan, the Schenectady grandmother charged with beating her 8-year-old grandson to death, will go to trial on Monday, before a judge, but no jury. [Gazette]

The state DOT and law enforcement officials are working to reduce the number of accidents on Central Ave with a combination of safety improvements and an education and enforcement campaign.[TU]

Lightning struck the bell tower of a Ballston church on Wednesday night, causing a fire. [TU]

Thousands of National Grid Customers in Saratoga and Washington county were still without power this morning after storms caused outages last night. [TU]

The Saratoga County sheriff's primary has come down to 547 absentee ballots.[TU]


With the primaries behind us, non-Democratic Albany mayoral candidates
are stepping into the debate.[YNN]

Rensselaer County Democrats are challenging the validity of absentee ballots collected by a Republican operative. [WNYT]

A former Warren County supervisor who was thrown out of office after being convicted of defrauding the government in 2009 has won the Republican primary in the race to get his old job back. [WNYT]

Former state Assemblyman Vito Lopez -- who resigned his seat after allegations of sexual harassment -- lost his bid for the 34th district seat on the New York City Council in Tuesday's primary election. [NYT]

An autopsy on the body of a woman discovered in a Schenectady welding shop when the employees returned from lunch on Tuesday was inconclusive about the cause of death, but police do not suspect foul play.[YNN]

A 42-year old man was shot in Albany's Arbor Hill neighborhood on Monday night is expected to survive and police are still looking for a suspect in the shooting. [TU]

Police are expected to arraign a suspect today in the murder of two brothers at a family party in Schenectady in August.[YNN]

Schenectady police picked up two suspects on Tuesday night in connection with an armed robbery at a Crane Street convenience store. [TU]

As part of a Troy man's sentencing on a drug charge in Albany County he surrendered seven illegal firearms. [Record]

A South Glens Falls man has been charged with larceny in connection with a one-day crime spree in which he allegedly robbed a number of village businesses and got away in a stolen Mustang. [TU]

9/11 commemorations were held on Wednesday in New York City and locally. [TU][News 10]

The tractor trailer that went off the side road on the Northway in Clifton Park on Tuesday night spilled 38,000 pounds of used car batteries.[WNYT][Record]

The DEC is asking people to report sightings of sick or dead deer to help them track a viral disease that's affecting the animals. [Record]

A panel of arbitrators has ordered tobacco firms to pay New York State more than $92 million they've been withholding from the 1998 nationwide settlement. The companies argued the cigarettes in questions -- mostly sold on Native American lands -- were untaxed, but Eric Schneiderman's office argued the money is still owed.[Capitol Confidential]

Developing the new show Ghost at Proctors has meant cash for Schenectady hotels and restaurants. [WNYT]

A 6-year-old chow-retriever mix named Sparky survived a fire that damaged a Clifton Park home -- by hiding in a bathtub. [TU]

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