Following the many threads of the Schoharie crash, feds said to be looking into mayor's part-time job, ugly behavior and the beautiful game

Schoharie limousine crash
+ State Police are investigating what they're calling a suspicious death at the site of a Wilton motel owned by the family that owns the Schoharie crash limousine company. Earlier this week State Police said the death didn't appear to have any connection to the business or business owners. The state Department of Health says the motel's permit had been suspended at one point last year because of code violations. [TU] [Post-Star] [CBS6]

+ A look into two fires that directly or tangentially involved the family of the limo company owner, Shahed Hussain: one destroyed a house in Loudonville, and the involved a mechanic's garage in Queensbury and a Bentley. [TU] [Post-Star]

+ Looking into the driving history of the diver of the limo, including a 2015 crash in Glens Falls. [Post-Star]

+ A limo driver tells News10 that he drove the Schoharie crash limo three years and he thought it was unsafe then. [News10]


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+ It turns out there's not a lot of info available to the general public about the safety and track record of limo companies. Stretch limos also aren't subject to federal safety standards. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

+ The National Transportation Safety Board says it could have a preliminary report about the crash next week, or maybe beyond that. [Spectrum]

+ After the attorney for Nauman Hussain said his client had played football at CBA, the school responded that Hussain and his brother had attended CBA for only five days. [CBS6]

Shawn Morse
"Two people briefed on the investigation" tells the Times Union that the FBI has been looking into Shawn Morse's employment as a part-time security officer at Glenmont Job Corps. [TU]

107th State Assembly election
A profile of the matchup between Republican Jake Ashby and Democrat Tistrya Houghtling for the 107th state Assembly, Steve McLaughlin's former seat. [TU]

Guilty plea in theft of almost $80k
The property manager of a Guilderland apartment complex pleaded guilty to grand larceny after prosecutors say she engaged in fraud over multiple years that stole almost $80k. [Albany County DA]

Ugly behavior and the beautiful game
The ref who worked the high school soccer game this week between Niskayuna and Schenectady that included racist comments yelled by fans says there's an overall decline in respect toward players and officials in youth soccer. [Daily Gazette]

Schenectady County solar
Schenectady County is working to have enough solar power capacity to offset the demand from local government facilities in the county by 2021. [Daily Gazette]

Boys & Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Club of Schenectady is getting $3 million from the state to put toward a new building. [Daily Gazette]

Stuff to do this weekend

Here's a big list of things to this weekend around the Capital Region.


The articles written about this unfortunate accident keep telling us the the limo was on it's way to Ommegang Brewery, in the Cooperstown area. coming from Amsterdam on rt. #30, logic dictates that a right hand turn on Rt. #20 going west is the most direct way to. This accident occurred beyond I-88 a fair distance from where they logically would have turned to go to Ommegang. Can't figure this out.

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