Silver conviction overturned, Q-poll: Cuomo approval numbers down, illegal marijuana growing operations in Selkirk home

Silver conviction overturned
A federal appeals court has overturned Sheldon Silver's 2015 corruption conviction.The ruling cited a recent Supreme Court decision narrowing the scope of public corruption. The judges ruled that in light of that decision, erroneous instructions were given to the jury and concluded that " it is not clear beyond a reasonable doubt that a rational jury would have reached the same conclusion if properly instructed, as is required by law for the verdict to stand."[NYT][TU]

Q-Poll shows drop for Cuomo
The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows 55 percent of voters polled say Andrew Cuomo should not run for president in 2020. The poll also showed a dip in Cuomo's approval rating. [TU][NYT]

Powassan virus
The NYS Department of health has confirmed a fatal case of Powassan virus in Saratoga County. [Spectrum]

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Alkaramla murder
Newly released video in the Noel Alkaramla murder case shows the man charged with her death -- her stepfather-- saying he was among the last people to see her alive. [News 10][Spectrum]

Marijuana growing operation in Selkirk
Police uncovered weapons, four pounds of marijuana and plants in various stages of growth in a raid of a marijuana growing operation at a Selkirk home on Tuesday. [TU]

"That was the last place my baby was breathing"
Chris Churchill talks with the mother of Kyshaye Bailey, the 25 year old woman found dead last week on a bench in Washington Park. [TU+]

Grandson charged in grandmother's death
A 50-year-old Fort Ann man is facing murder charges in connection with the death of his 95-year-old grandmother on Sunday. [Spectrum]

Third arrest in murder-for-hire plot
Police have arrested a Delaware man in connection Schenectady with a murder-for-hire plot that resulted in the shooting death of Charles Dembrosky in November of 2016. [ WNYT]

Troy fire suspicious
Investigators believe a Wednesday morning house fire in North Troy may be part of a string of suspicious fires in abandoned homes in the area. [Record]

Comptroller warns New Yorkers about Trump plan
A report from Tom DiNapoli's office warns that Donald Trump's proposed overhaul of the federal tax system could be devastating for middle class New Yorkers. [TU]

4th Democrat to challenge Stefanik
A Saranac Lake Democrat has announced her plans to challenge Elise Stefanik for her 21st Congressional District seat next year. [TU]

Saratoga County man pleads guilty to rape
A Saratoga County man arrested in November pled guilty this week to raping a child under the age of 15. [TU]

Children found wandering Waterford
The mother of two small children is facing charges after they were found wandering the streets of Waterford alone. [TU]

House collapse
A house under construction on Eastern Avenue in Schenectady collapsed on Wednesday as crews attempted to pour a foundation for the structure. [Gazette]

Troy cats
More than a dozen dehydrated and hungry cats were rescued from a home in Troy. [Spectrum]

Ivory to be crushed
New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation is planning to crush more than a ton of ivory in the form of tusks, trinkets, jewelry and other ornamental items, at a public event in Central Park in August. [TU]


Haircuts for the homeless
A Saratoga Springs barber is giving back to the community by offering free haircuts for the homeless in Saratoga. [Saratogian]

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