Remains recovered in destroyed Jay Street building, former Saratoga County sergeant recorded on cell phone pleads guilty to harassment, Rensselaer County Legislature to Troy: take action to thaw pipes

Investigators found several bodies in the burnt out apartment building on Jay Street on Tuesday. It's believed the bodies of three people who have been missing were discovered but the recovery teams are not saying for sure. The remains uncovered Tuesday were sent to a medical examiner . Investigators have returned to the scene today to continue their search. [TU][News10][Gazette][TWCN]

Former Saratoga County Sheriff's sergeant Shawn Glans plead guilty to midemeanor charges of official misconduct and harassment on Tuesday stemming from the November incident outside the Halfmoon Walmart where a confrontation between Glans and a Saratoga Springs man was reordered on a cell phone. Glans was discharged with no jail time or probation but has been ordered to pay $1,500 in fines and court fees.
Glans attorney maintains that what the video did not show was that the suspects were baiting Glans. [WNYT] [Saratogian][TWCN][Gazette]

Assembly has proposed $150.7 billion state budget it says will put families first and includes proposing larger increases in minimum wage and public school aid than the governors proposed budget. [Capital NY][WNYT]

The Rensselaer County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday calling for the city of Troy to take immediate action to thaw frozen city pipes that have left one city neighborhood without water fro 11 days. [WNYT]

In what seems like an almost daily occurrence in the capital region these days - another water main has broken, this one, in troy, sent water cascading down River Street on Tuesday night. [WNYT]

Meanwhile Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan says a water main break this weekend may have lost as much as 5 to 8 million gallons of water.[TWCN]

Previously undisclosed emails from a mortgage idustry lobbyist who doubled as a consultant for Andrew Cuomo while he was Attorney General show the lobbyist played a self described "critical role" in an important financial investigation that included one of is own clients, according to a report by the Times Union. [TU]

Galesi Group will go before the Schenectady Planning Commission later this month for a review of the $450 million Rivers Casino and Resort of Mohawk Harbor master plan. [TU]

Civil suits claiming an Albany County correction officers sexually assaulted two female inmates, are expected to move forward in the next few weeks. [TU\

A Capital Region wine retailer's case has inspired a bill in the Assembly that would amend laws to prevent the State Liquor Authority from taking the license of a New York business because of its determination that the company violated the laws of another state. [TU]

Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen Jimino emphasized efforts this week to share services with local governments. [TU]

More than 408 thousand New Yorkers selected or were automatically re-enrolled in a health insurance plan through the states health insurance marketplace from November to February.[TU]

Former Albany School Board member Dan Egan announced Tuesday that he will challenge County Executive Dan McCoy to a primary.[WNYT]

Troy's City Council voted against hiring a new city auditor on Tuesday. [Record]

For the first time, NYRA will bundle the cost for seats and admission at the track this year. [Saratogian]

The Colonie Police Department announced the death of the departments first female K9 search dog, Patriot.[WNYT]

A recently retired nurse at St. Peter's detox unit has been helping people with addictions for six decades. [TU]

A Union College sophomore is about to get two school based grants that will add solar panels to an on-campus apartment building and create the schools first rain garden.[Gazette]

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