Mother says she feared for lives in reported Colonie road attack, pedestrian killed in Amtrak crash, Arch Park

Arrests in reported Colonie road attack
State Police say two people have been arrested in what the agency is calling "a reported road rage incident" May 10 on Alternate Route 7 and I-87 in Colonie. A woman tells WNYT that she and her teen son, who are black, were cut off by a truck with at least five people in it -- those people got out of the truck and started hitting the mother and son's car with bats while yelling racial slurs. Said the mother to the Times Union: "I thought they were going to kill us. They yelled, 'We're white supremacists. Go back to your country.' They used the N word." [NYSP] [WNYT] [TU]

Schenectady police discipline
+ The arrest this past weekend of an off-duty Schenectady Police Department officer for DWI involved a paperwork problem at the arraignment that a city court judge said prevented her from suspending the officer's license. [Daily Gazette]
+ The officer has not been immediately suspended because Schenectady is now operating under a state law that allows its public safety commissioner to handle police discipline, which officials say is a faster overall process. [Daily Gazette]

Fatal Amtrak crash with pedestrian in Castleton
Schodack police say a man was killed Thursday night when he was struck by Amtrak train while crossing the tracks near Main Street in Castleton. Officials the spot in a popular crossing point for pedestrians going to the river. [TU] [News10]


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Prostitution sting
State Police say a prostitution sting resulted in the arrests of 16 people in Clifton Park. [Daily Gazette]

Guidance counselor accused of harassment
A Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk guidance counselor accused of harassing a teacher for two years -- including firing a BB gun through her bedroom window -- allegedly told State Police that he was trying to "win her back." [TU]

Scotia shop owner pleads guilty
The Scotia shop owner accused of secretly recording teens in the bathroom has pleaded guilty to three felony counts. [Daily Gazette]

Head of Albany FBI field office
Janelle Miller, a native of Buffalo, is the first woman to head up the Albany field office of the FBI. [TU]

Albany County budget
Albany County ended 2017 with a $1.7 million surplus, as reported by county comptroller Mike Conners. [TU]

Saratoga Springs parking
Saratoga Springs is working to reformulate the parking garage project that's been subject of much drama, including a lawsuit from the owners of the Mouzon House. Among the ideas for the city parking lots: green space and a rooftop venue. [Daily Gazette] [Saratogian]

Radio stations off the air
WPTR, WABY, and WAIX are off the air as their parent company figure out what to do. [TU]

A reminder from the DEC: don't feed the bears, and generally just leave them alone. [TU]

Arch Park
Support -- and criticism -- for Mike DeMasi's idea for an archaeology park in downtown Albany. [Biz Review]

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