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CAPITAL REGION

Region's jobless rate down from last year

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Capital Region unemployment remained at 4.8 percent from September into October, but was down a full point from 5.8 percent last October, according to preliminary figures released today by the state Department of Labor.
 
SCHENECTADY

Sale of city properties to raise $226,500

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
The city of Schenectady plans to sell 11 properties for a total of $226,500, Mayor Gary McCarthy announced Tuesday.
 
Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case

Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the Ferguson police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses burned to the ground.
 
Latham woman charged with welfare fraud
COLONIE

Latham woman charged with welfare fraud

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
A Latham woman accused earlier in the year of welfare fraud has now been charged with illegally obtaining nearly $26,000 in Supplemental Security Income.
 
WATERFORD

Troy man feeds pilfered coins into sorting machine

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Police say a Troy man stole a valuable coin collection from a local residence and then fed it into a sorting machine at a supermarket because he knew he couldn't use them without drawing attention to himself.
 
ALBANY

Albany protest slated for 5 pm in wake of Ferguson jury's 'no true bill'

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
A demonstration is slated for 5 p.m. today outside of Albany City Hall to protest Monday's decision in Ferguson, Mo., not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.
 
SCHENECTADY

Marcella's bookkeeper admits thefts

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
The former bookkeeper at John D. Marcella's & Son Appliances accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from the company admitted to the thefts today in court.
 
One brother shot, second stabbed on Bridge Street
SCHENECTADY

One brother shot, second stabbed on Bridge Street

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
One person was fatally shot and another is being treated for a stab wound after an incident on Bridge Street in Schenectady Monday evening.
 
Officer won't be charged in Ferguson shooting

Officer won't be charged in Ferguson shooting

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
FERGUSON, Mo. — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady business district to hike assessments

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp. is increasing assessments on property owners in the district next year.
 
Capital Region retailers sure shoppers finally thinking ‘Small’
CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region retailers sure shoppers finally thinking ‘Small’

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Small Business Saturday, now in its fifth year, is officially a thing.
 
Repeat felon gets 18 to life in Colonie attack
COLONIE

Repeat felon gets 18 to life in Colonie attack

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

The only thing James Sayers said before he attacked Nancy J. Crowe was that she had looked at him, she recalled Monday.
 
Area's warm weather record falls; snow is next
CAPITAL REGION

Area's warm weather record falls; snow is next

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Roughly half a foot of snow is forecast for the Capital Region on Thanksgiving eve, just two days after the mercury broke a high temperature record logged 34 years ago.
 
CLIFTON PARK

Shenendehowa school district shaping transgender facility policy

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Shenedehowa Central School District officials have drawn up a policy that will allow transgender high school students to request access to a bathroom that corresponds with their identifying sex.
 
New Schenectady councilman feels ‘need to serve’
SCHENECTADY

New Schenectady councilman feels ‘need to serve’

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Newly appointed Schenectady City Councilman John Ferrari said his strong desire to help serve people was passed onto him from his Italian family.
 
 

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