Troy police say officers injured during confrontation outside club, reward offered in Schenectady nailed cat case, Honest Weight considering changes

TPD: Officers injured during confrontation
Troy police officers were involved in a confrontation outside a Fourth Street club (map) early Sunday that the TPD says ended with four arrests and injuries to four officers. Part of the incident was captured on video and posted on Facebook -- the blurry video shows officers wrestling people to the ground while using batons. TPD chief John Tedesco tells WNYT he sees the video "as great evidence for the officers and prosecution against the people we arrested." [Troy Record] [TU] [FB] [WNYT]

Watervliet police
The Watervliet Police Department continues to be under scrutiny -- law enforcement searched a WPD sergeant's Latham home this past week as part of an investigation into the department's handling of sexual abuse case that involved a former officer. [TU]

The latest Brendan Lyons article about NXIVM is like something from a twisty TV drama -- it includes a dynastic family, an alleged email hack via virus, and an alleged plot to lure people to Mexico. [TU]

Double stabbing in Schenectady
Schenectady police say two people were stabbed outside a bar in Mont Pleasant (map) early Saturday morning. SPD says it appears a group of four or five people attacked one of the people stabbed, and the second person stabbed had tried to aid the first. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [TWCN]

Exchange Street fire
A fire damaged multiple buildings along Exchange Street in Colonie (map) Saturday afternoon, displacing about 20 people. [WNYT] [TU]

Nailed cat case
The Schenectady County SPCA has put up a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of the dead cat found nailed to a tree in a Schenectady park. [Daily Gazette]

Alleged DWI scrape along Delaware/Lark
Albany police say a driver, alleged to drunk, hit two cars along Delaware Ave near Hackett Middle School early Sunday and then continued to drive along onto Lark Street, her bare wheel carving a groove in the street. [News10]

Local elections

Colonie Bethlehem supervisor: The matchup between incumbent John Clarkson and challenger Jim Foster has the town police union supporting Foster over Clarkson's attempts to reduce overtime and restrict use of vacation. [TU]

Rotterdam supervisor: The race for supervisor includes former supervisor Steve Tommasone and political newcomer Yvonne Cleveland. [Daily Gazette]

Albany school board: A questionnaire for candidates running for Albany school board. [TU+]

United Group
A look at the legal troubles facing the United Group, one of the area's biggest property developers. [TU+]

Honest Weight
The Honest Weight Food Co-op is considering a plan that would end the practice of members working in store for a discount. [TU+]

First responders
A Schenectady minister has started a ministry focused on veterans and first responders. [Daily Gazette]

Stuff going on today

Film Columbia
The Film Columbia film festival opens for a week screenings at at venues in both Chatham and Hudson.

Music: In The Valley Below at The Hollow
Alt rock. 9 pm - $12 ahead / $15 day of

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