Fatal shooting in Schenectady, allegations against arrested Watervliet police officer detailed, investigation into shooting of cat

Fatal shooting in Schenectady
Schenectady police say an 18-year-old man was shot and killed in Hamilton Hill Monday night (map). SPD says it's investigating. [Daily Gazette] [News10]

Watervliet police officer arrested
The Albany County DA's office detailed the charges against Watervliet police officer Joshua Spratt, who had been a school resource officer Watervliet High School -- he's accused of having a sexual relationship with two students, ages 16 and 17. He faces charges for alleged sex acts involving the 16 year old at multiple locations in Watervliet and Menands. Watervliet police chief Ronald Boisvert called the allegations "shocking." And school district superintendent Lori Caplan released a statement that said in part: "If the allegations are true, we are profoundly troubled that a trusted authority figure who served an important role in our district could betray that trust of students, staff and families of our school district in such an egregious way." [Albany County DA] [TWCN] [WNYT]

How SUNY Poly fits into the $600 million photonics center in Rochester that's being backed the feds -- research for the project will be done in Albany. [Democrat & Chronicle] [TU]

Also: SUNY Poly is involved with a planned new chip fab in New York... somewhere. [TU]

Saint Rose MB in post ad 2014-fall

Albany County Sheriff's son arrested
Kyle Apple, the 21-year-old son of Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, was arrested by Albany police on an aggravated DWI charge early Saturday morning -- he's also facing a marijuana violation. Craig Apple to the Times Union: "I've been preaching to everybody for 25 years, and I apparently I didn't preach enough in my own house." [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Car torched
The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office says two people have been arrested in connection with an incident in which it's alleged that the thwarted theft of a stuffed animal at the Saratoga County Fair led to a car being stolen and torched. [WNYT]

Cat shooting
Scotia police are trying to find the person who shot a cat in the head earlier this month. The New York State Humane Association has put up a $1000 reward for info leading to an arrest. [Daily Gazette] [WNYT]

Troy charter
A look at more of the changes proposed for the Troy city charter, which would reduce the number of council seats and extend the term of the council president. [TU]

1 Monument Square
Troy City Council candidate Carmella Mantello (who previously ran for mayor) is calling for the city to issue a new request for proposals for the 1 Monument Square project. [Biz Review]

Saratoga Springs parking garage saga
The Saratoga Springs City Council has issued a new request for proposals for that site that's been planned as a new parking garage for the City Center. [Daily Gazette]

Lamp Post building
The high bid for the large Rice Building at Quail and Western in Albany (AKA, the Lamp Post Building) was $920k. [TU]

Stuff going on today

The Tri-City ValleyCats open a six-game home stand at The Joe with a three-game series against West Virginia. Then Mahoning Valley is in for a three-game series over the weekend. Promotions this week include a bat giveaway, Italian night, Medieval Times night, and post-game fireworks.

History tour
The Rensselaer County Historical Society's "Hidden History" tour series will be at the CAC Woodside in Troy for a tour the former church-turned-arts center. Tuesday 4:30 pm - $15

Music: Cayucas at The Hollow
Pop. 8 pm - $10.27 ahead / $15 day of

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

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (steamy), to the track,... (more)

An opinion on blood plasma centers, methadone clinics, a large logo, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience once a month in which the fates of multi-million... (more)

Exploring Washington County

The rural, rolling hills of Washington County are just about an hour northeast of Albany on a scenic ride along Route 40. The county is... (more)

Morning Blend

Next Albany police chief + Kathy Sheehan has appointed Eric Hawkins to be the next Albany police chief. He's currently the police chief in Southfield,... (more)

The Cornplanter pipe tomahawk

We got a chance this week to stop in the State Museum and see an interesting artifact that's newly on display, Cornplanter's Pipe Tomahawk. The... (more)

Recent Comments

... The theft itself of this important Native American artifact is an important part of its story. It's really a miracle that almost 70 years later that the Cornplanter pipe tomahawk ended up back at the State Museum, instead of remaining in someone's secret, private collection acquired illicitly, or even worse, not cared for professionally and therefore damaged, destroyed, or lost forever.

Exploring Washington County

...has 2 comments, most recently from Katie

Scanning that New York State Department of Health report that argues the case for legalizing recreational marijuana

...has 12 comments, most recently from Megan m

The Cornplanter pipe tomahawk

...has 2 comments, most recently from Ed

Morning Blend for Jul 20

...has 1 comment, most recently from Amy

Local places to buy head scarves?

...has 2 comments, most recently from Summer