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SCHENECTADY

Schenectady mother accused of keeping kids out of school

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
A woman who didn’t send her children to school for weeks has been arrested, police said.
 
Baby arrives on mother’s, brother’s birthday
NISKAYUNA

Baby arrives on mother’s, brother’s birthday

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Tasheena Salvary celebrated her 30th birthday the same wild way she celebrated her 21st — at the hospital, giving birth to a baby boy.
 
Mother of arson victims changed account of 2012 assault
SCHENECTADY

Mother of arson victims changed account of 2012 assault

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
A woman accused of perjury in connection with the 2013 Schenectady arson that killed three of her children also changed her story about an unrelated baseball bat beating a year earlier.
 
NEW YORK

Report: Skelos also target of federal investigation

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
A week after Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested on corruption charges, sources have told a New York City television station that state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is the subject of a similar investigation.
 
Maplewood Manor sale to close Monday
BALLSTON SPA

Maplewood Manor sale to close Monday

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
New private owners will take over Saratoga County’s Maplewood Manor this weekend, ending years of debate about the cash-strapped nursing home’s future and tens of millions of dollars in county taxpayer subsidies for it.
 
Woman gets 4 years in Schenectady slashing
SCHENECTADY

Woman gets 4 years in Schenectady slashing

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Kymberlee F. Davis, 30, was sentenced to as much as four years in prison in the April slashing of another woman.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Saratoga County OT costs higher; officials see no signs of ‘abuse’

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Saratoga County saw its overtime costs for rank-and-file workers rise last year, even though salaried managers or professionals remained the highest-paid employees.
 
Saratoga's Excelsior Avenue seeing new life
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga's Excelsior Avenue seeing new life

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Three separate mixed-use projects are in the works for Excelsior Avenue, each bringing a blend of apartments and retail to the area.
 

Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

NEW YORK — Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced “King of Kitsch” whose music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and ’70s won him Oscar nominations and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.
 
Fatal Rotterdam fire started by heater
ROTTERDAM

Fatal Rotterdam fire started by heater

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
The fire that killed a 97-year-old Rotterdam man Wednesday night was started when a kerosene heater malfunctioned, Schenectady County Fire Coordinator John Nuzback said Thursday.
 
RICHMONDVILLE

C-R High School teacher placed on leave

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

An unidentified Cobleskill-Richmondville High School teacher who also coaches middle school sports is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation by the Schoharie County Sheriff's Department, the school district reported.
 

Missing Cohoes hiker found in Rocky Mountain National Park

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
A New York man who disappeared while hiking a closed snow-covered highway in Rocky Mountain National Park has been found and flown to a hospital.
 
Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecraft
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.

Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecraft

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name.
 
ALBANY

Franti postpones sold-out show at Egg

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Michael Franti’s sold-out show at The Egg, set for Tuesday, Feb. 10, has been postponed because the singer sustained a knee injury.
 

AHL announces move, Flames to leave Glens Falls

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Adirondack Flames to move as part of AHL's creation of a Pacific Division next season.
 
 

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