Search for missing Colonie woman, Troy council bristling over police retiree deal, stepped up security at TU Center

Missing Colonie woman
A search for a missing Colonie woman -- 59-year-old Patrice Zimmerman -- included a State Police helicopter Monday. CPD says there are some indications she might be injured. Her vehicle was found in Waterford late Monday afternoon. Security video shows the car being there early Monday morning. Tuesday morning divers were preparing to search for Zimmerman. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [TWCN] [WNYT]

Update: Colonie police say a Zimmerman's body was found in the Hudson River near Peebles Island Tuesday. [TWCN]

Troy police
The Troy City Council is bristling at being asked to approve an agreement with the city's police union that sets the amount of service necessary to qualify for retirement health coverage at just 10 years -- an agreement that mayor Lou Rosamilia apparently signed 18 months ago and didn't tell the council. The city is facing an arbitration case with the PBA over a claim to the health benefits by a former officer who left the force and pleaded guilty to tipping off drug dealers about a raid. [Troy Record] [TU+]

Wormuth second sentencing
Former Halfmoon supervisor Mindy Wormuth was sentenced to 10 months in prison in Saratoga County Court for stealing from her campaign account -- the sentence will run concurrently with her year-long federal prison sentence for taking a bribe as part of a sting. (Said her attorney Monday: "She was a small fish in a larger investigation.") Also: The remaining $20k in her campaign account will go to various charities. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [Saratogian] [WNYT]

They're going to Disney World
Sa'Fyre Terry and her family are getting an all-expenses-paid trip to Disney World and other Florida amusement parks from a charity org. And the Postal Service estimates there have been more than 175,000 Christmas cards sent to Terry. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Teacher evaluations
The state Board of Regents is moving toward dropping state test scores as part of the teacher evaluation system. [NYT]

Bharara on corruption in the state legislature
Preet Bharara on WNYC Monday about the state legislature: "they're doing a pretty poor job of self-policing." [WNYC]

Noel Alkaramla case
Police divers are continuing to search the Hudson River for evidence in the disappearance of Noel Alkaramla -- on Monday they found an unexploded artillery shell in the river. [TU]

Saratoga Springs bike/vehicle crash
Saratoga Springs police are looking for anyone who might have seen a bike/vehicle crash on the arterial between Exit 15 and Gick Road Friday evening. [TU]

Pedestrian stuck on Hoosick Street
Troy police say an elderly man was hit by a vehicle on Hoosick Street between 13th and 15th streets Monday afternoon. TPD said the man's injuries weren't life threatening. [TU] [WNYT]

The next Schenectady police chief
The civil service test for Schenectady police chief is next up in March and mayor Gary McCarthy is talking about appointing an interim chief. [Daily Gazette]

Security at TU Center
The TU Center is asking visitors to arrive 45 minutes prior to their event to avoid delays with the arena's new security process, which includes metal detectors. [Daily Gazette]

Morton's
The new hotel at the Saratoga Casino and Raceway will include a Morton's steakhouse. [Saratogian]

St. Joseph's
The new on the prominent -- and vacant -- St. Joseph's church building in Albany is that there is no news. [TU+]

"He was the father I never had, and I was the daughter he never had"
Talking with the large adopted family of an Albany man who recently passed away at age 91. [TU+]

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