Two more arrests in Kokopellis incident, Troy First Niagara robbed again, Knox man allegedly burns down own home, State Police to start social media "Warrant Wednesday"

Albany snow emergency starts at 8 pm Thursday (February 6) with EVEN side parking. Flips to ODD at 8 pm Friday.

Troy police have made two more arrests in connection with the incident at Kokopellis last week. Two city men were arrested, one for allegedly throwing a garbage can lid through the window of a city police car and another is accused of disorderly conduct. [WNYT][TU]

A breakdown of the cases stemming from the Kokopellis nightclub incident. [TU]

And a look at Willie Bacote, the Troy pastor back in the spotlight as he leads protests related to the Kokopellis situation. [TU]

Police are investigating a robbery at the First Niagara Bank on Third Street in Troy that occurred Wednesday morning. The same First Niagara branch was robbed in December. [TWCN][Record]

A Knox man is in police custody today after allegedly burning down his own home overnight -- and blocking access to fire crews. According to Albany County sheriff Craig Apple, the man told a sheriff's department captain, "I know I'm in a lot of trouble in the morning. I want this house to burn down." [WNYT][TWCN][TU]

Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency on Tuesday due to the snowstorm. [TU]

A driver was arrested in Troy on Wednesday night after allegedly hitting two pedestrians and driving with a suspended license.[TWCN]

Although the Niskayuna School Board isn't going to close the Birchwood Elementary School this year, it now has to figure out how to make up for the $415,000 savings it was hoping for from the closure, and are looking at a budget gap that could be $2.6 million. [Gazette]

Tom DiNapoli wrote to 10 of the global companies that are sponsoring other Sochi winter Olympics, encouraging them to call on Russian Federation leaders to rescind laws that restrict the rights and free speech of gay, lesbian and transgendered people -- and one of the companies, Swatch, wasn't too pleased with the letter. (As state comptroller, DiNapoli oversees the state pension fund, which is invested in many companies.) [TU]

A day after Moody's Investor Services downgraded Saratoga County's bond rating due in part to a dwindling surplus, the county's administrator said he expects cash reserves to go up shortly because of a deal to privatize the Maplewood Manor nursing home. [Gazette]

The 74 State hotel in downtown Albany has been sold for $3.8 million. [TU]

That smell in the Capitol? It's the chemical peel. [Capitol Confidential]

The Albany Parking Authority has a new machine that can melt 40 tons of snow in one hour.[WNYT]

Chuck Schumer, Robocop. Cue the photoshopped image or RoboChuck. [TU]

State Police are launching "Warrant Wednesday" -- a day to add wanted posters to social media -- in an effort to arrest wanted suspects.[TU]

A memorial program will honor four chaplains, one from Schenectady, who set aside denominations to minister to and rescue soldiers on ship torpedoed by a German sub in the North Atlantic in 1943.[TU]

A Colonie filmmaker will premiere a documentary about violence spawned by fatherless sons tonight at The Spectrum. [TU]

A Saratoga County man has a collection of over 2,000 GI Joes, and he's displaying about 100 of them at the New York State Military Museum this weekend in honor of Joe's 50th birthday. [Gazette]

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