Alleged serial rapist captured following Fort Edward chase, 80 cats removed from "giant litterbox" in Schaghticoke, meeting on gun violence in Albany, Morette's reopens in Schenectady

An alleged serial rapist was captured overnight in Fort Edward, ending a multi state manhunt. Police say 26 year old Gregory Lewis was wanted in eight states for raping women he has arranged to meet through escort services. Police attempted to pull him over for driving without a license plate when he led them on a high speed chase that ended when he crashed into the Hudson River. [TWCN][WNYT][TU][News 10]

Troopers removed 80 of 150 cats from a Schaghticoke home one trooper described as "a giant litter box." The homeowner and her family were identified as having been involved in three previous cat hoarding incidents.[TU][WNYT][News 10]

A detailed account of the New York State quarantine order for travelers from West Africa - which goes beyond federal recommendations but would seek to allow people to choose where to spend their time under quarantine-- has been released by the Cuomo administration. [NYT]

A West African family in Schenectady County has ended their voluntary 21 day in home stay and has been shown free of Ebola symptoms. [TU][Gazette]

Gun violence was the topic of a community meeting in Albany on Tuesday evening, in response to the increase in gun violence in the city, including four shootings on Albany streets in October. [WNYT]

A TWC News/ Siena poll shows Republican Chris Gibson with a 58 to 35 percent lead over Sean Eldridge in the race for the 19th congressional district.

Guilderland police are looking into break-ins at eight businesses along Western avenue earlier this month. Police say a person of interest , who is not necessarily a suspect has shown up on a surveillance camera.[TU]

Churchill Downs will purchase a quarter of theSaratoga Casino and Raceway for $30.6 million in cash. [Gazette]

Malta is getting two more roundabouts. [Gazette]

On the ballot next week, a proposition that would make the NYS legislature go digital and remove the requirement that bills be printed. The move is expected to save millions of dollars . [Gazette]

Fact checking ads for Tkaczyk and Amedore.[TU][TU]

Kathy Marchione debated Democratic challenger Brian Howard before a packed house in Brunswick on Tuesday night. [TU]

Similarities are being reported between the burglaries at the Yogi Berra Museum in New jersey and theOctober 20143 break in at the National Museum but police won't say if there is a connection. [Saratogian]

A Green Island gun shop and range that has been closed for months now has plans to re-open[Record]

Details on the proposed renovation of the TU Center.[Record]

Officials broke ground on apartment complex in Rotterdam on Tuesday that is expected to produce as much or more energy than it uses.

Hoops players from UAlbany and Siena have significantly higher graduation rates than the national average according to the NCAA.[TU]

After six months, Morrette's has reopened in Schenectady.People were waiting in line for more than 45 minutes before the restaurant opened its doors. [TU][Gazette]

Oscar Mayer's Wienermobile is in the Capital Region this week, helping to deliver for Meals on Wheels. [TU]

It is now legal to marry your half uncle or aunt in NYS. [TU]

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.


Recently on All Over Albany

Thank you!

When we started AOA a decade ago we had no idea what was going to happen. And it turned out better than we could have... (more)

Let's stay in touch

This all feels like the last day of camp or something. And we're going to miss you all so much. But we'd like to stay... (more)

A few things I think about this place

Working on AOA over the past decade has been a life-changing experience for me and it's shaped the way I think about so many things.... (more)

Albany tightened its rules for shoveling snowy sidewalks last winter -- so how'd that work out?

If winter ever gets its act together and drops more snow on us, there will be sidewalks to shovel. And shortly after that, Albany will... (more)

Tea with Jack McEneny

Last week we were fortunate enough to spend a few minutes with Jack McEneny -- former state Assemblyman, unofficial Albany historian, and genuinely nice guy.... (more)

Recent Comments

My three year old son absolutely loving riding the train around Huck Finn's (Hoffman's) Playland this summer.

Let's stay in touch

...has 4 comments, most recently from mg

A look inside 2 Judson Street

...has 3 comments, most recently from Diane (Agans) Boyle

Everything changes: Alicia Lea

...has 2 comments, most recently from Chaz Boyark

Thank you!

...has 24 comments, most recently from Erik

A few things I think about this place

...has 13 comments, most recently from Katherine