Troy club owner arrested for shooting, cousin indicted in death of Kenneth White, Post Silver Stress Disorder?, 600 pounds and counting

There's a winter storm warning in effect through Tuesday morning -- total accumulation could be as much as 14 inches. [NWS]

Troy police say the owner of the now-closed Kokopellis has been arrested in connection with a shooting at the club during a private event January 11. Joseph Glick has been charged with first-degree assault for allegedly shooting a man in the leg. Troy police say they believe the shooting was intentional, but Glick's attorney says witnesses report it was accidental. [Troy Record] [News10] [TWCN] [TU]

Tiffany Van Alstyne has been indicted on charges that include second-degree murder in the December death of her cousin, five-year-old Kenneth White. [Albany County DA] [TU]

Schenectady police say a man was arrested Friday after he allegedly barricaded himself in a Central State neighborhood apartment with his girlfriend and her child -- while the apartment was burning (map). Rogers Jackson is facing charges that include attempted murder and arson. SPD says seven officers were injured during the incident, six of them with smoke inhalation. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [TWCN]

An Ohio man's claim of culpability in the 1997 murder of a UAlbany student in Arbor Hill has cast doubt on the convictions of the two Albany men currently in prison for the crime -- at the time police say the men confessed after several hours of interrogation without attorneys present (they both later recanted). [TU]

"Democratic insiders" tell Fred Dicker that Andrew Cuomo is experiencing "Post-Silver Stress Disorder," thus the governor's string of rather pointed public comments recently. [NY Post]

A profile of the rise of Carl Heastie to state Assembly speaker. [TU]

Though he's yet to commit publicly to running for statewide office, Chris Gibson is working to set up a statewide team to assist Republicans. [TU]

Among the zoning changes for the Schenectady casino lined up to be passed by the city council: signs that could be as tall as 90 feet. [TU]

Troy police say the Citizens Bank on Fifth Avenue was robbed on Friday -- again. TPD says it found discarded money stained by a dye pack. [News10] [TU]

Police say tracks in the snow helped them crack three separate cases, two of them in East Greenbush and the other in Niskayuna. [TU x3]

Two people have been accused of stealing a woman's wallet after she had fallen unconscious in the East Greenbush Walmart. [TU]

Saratoga Springs mayor Joanne Yepsen said during her state of the city address that Saratoga Springs is becoming known as a "model city." [Saratogian]

The developers behind the Vista Technology Campus in Slingers -- which includes a supermarket, multiple banks and restaurants, but as of yet no technology companies (though a solar company is slated to build there) -- wants to collect $1 million that Albany County had promised in return for job creation. [TU]

Adjunct professors at Schenectady County Community College are the latest group of local contingent faculty to move toward unionizing. [TU]

Some praise for the substance of the Common Core curriculum from teachers and administrators around Schenectady County. [Daily Gazette]

A ride aboard an ice breaker in the Hudson River. [TU]

A collection of 350 acres in the Albany County Hilltowns recently acquired by the town of Berne for preservation as open space includes the county's highest point. [TU]

An Albany man has lost more than 600 pounds. [TU]

John Wagner, longtime owner of Waldorf Tuxedo on Lark Street in Albany, died last week at age 85. [TU]

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