Friday Morning News Update

Fugaro Arrested After Poisoning Neighbor’s Pet

A man from Halfmoon has been arrested after he was accused of hurting animals. Police arrested 59-year-old Richard Fugaro who is accused of poisoning his neighbor’s pet dog with a mixture of rat poison and tuna fish. According police he had been trying to get something done about the cat that was using his yard as a cat pan. Last night he was arraigned on charges of animal cruelty and will be back in court on Tuesday night next week.

Investigation Into Mauled Dog Continues

A five month-old dog is recovering after being found near the Catskill unconscious over the weekend. The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA is reporting that the dog was found on August 24 in Jefferson Heights. After an examination it was found that the dog was mulled by another dog. Police are currently looking for the owner who is possibly facing animal cruelty charges. If you have any information about this issue you are encouraged to contact the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA at 828-6044.

Drue’s Attorney Asking For Change In Venue

A man who was accused of causing an accident on the Northway in Clfiton Park the left two Shen students dead and two others injured has filed for a change of venue. Dennis Drue’s attorning filed this motion due to the fact that it might be better to have his case heard in another county who has not been influence by the case. The DA’s office only has eight days to respond to the motion. However, the DA’s office has requested more time in their decision making process. If the venue change is approved the trial would be rescheduled in order to move the case to another court.

Johnson Pleads Guilty To Selling Crack Cocaine

A man from NYC has been arrested after being accused of selling crack concane. The Glens Falls Post Star reports that 23-year-old Richard Johnson pleaded guilty to a felony count of criminal possession of a controlled substance after police connected him to drug activity that was taking place at a Glens Falls home. He was sentenced this week to two years in prison that will be followed by two yearson parole once he is released.

Sadowski Arrested For Burglary

Police in Coeymans arrested a man after he was accused of braking into a home in Selkirk. Authorities arrested 40-year-old Scott Sadowski after he allegedly broke into a home and threatened the resident with a hammer. They say the incident took place on September 4th. Sadowski is facing several charges that include burglary, assault, criminal obstruction of breathing and criminal possession of a weapon. He was arraigned and sent to jail without bail. Sadowski is due back in court on September 11th to face the charges.

Greenwich Man Facing Grand Larceny

A man from Greenwich was arrested yesterday after he was accused of welfare fraud. The sheriff’s office in Washington County took 54-year-old Edward Thieverge Sr. into custody after he received over $4,000 dollars in Medicaid that he was not entitled. According to reports, Thieverge failed to report his proper household income when he went through the recertification process. He has been charged with grand larceny in the fourth-degree and will be facing charges in court on a later date.

Troy Shooting Under Investigation

Police in Troy continue to investigate a shooting that took place yesterday afternoon. Authorities arrived on the scene of a reported shooting on Sixth Avenue near Swift. Shortly after police arrived they found a 21-year-old Isiah Roundtree who had sustained a gunshot wound to the upper torso. He was taken to Albany Med for treatment and is expected to recover. A police report that was released this morning states that a witness saw a black four door sedan leave the scene at the time of the incident. If you have any further information about the shooting you are encouraged to call the Troy Police Department. As of this morning there have been no arrests made.

McCarthy Charged With DWI After Being Caught Speeding

Police in Saratoga Springs arrested a man after he was found driving drunk. Officers pulled over 42-year-old Kyle McCarthy after he was found speeding on Route 50 at around one this morning. After further investigation they found that McCarthy was intoxicated. He was charged with DWI and is facing violations that include speeding, failure to signal a turn and consumption of alcoholic beverages. He is due in court to face the charge and violations on a later date.

New Chief Diversity Officer Appointed

Governor Andrew announced today the appointment of a new Chief Diversity Officer.  Mecca Santa has joined the Cuomo administration as the NYS Chief Diversity Officer.  She previously served as the Executive Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity Management at the DOE.  Santa and her officer will be tasked with reforming and strengthening New York State programs and to encourage the growth of minority and women-owned business enterprises.

JazzFest Competition Tonight

The JazzFest Competition will be taking place tonight in Albany.  This event that is host by Downtown Albany BID and the City Albany will be held from five to nine tonight.  A select number of regional jazz bands and artists will compete for a chance to perform at the Albany’s Riverfront Jazz Festival that will be held tomorrow night.  The event is free to the public.   You are encouraged to visit each location that is listed at and cast your vote for the best performance.  Again the competition begins at five and will end at nine tonight.

21st Annual Farm Fest In Clifton Park

The 21st Annual Farm Fest is coming to Clifton Park.   The event that is free to the public will be held between September 21st and 22nd.   Those who attend will be celebration the rich agricultural heritage of Clifton Park.  Residents will be able to learn about farming and can also drive to five different farms as well as other venues.  The event will begin at ten in the morning and will end at five in the evening both nights and will include hayrides, demonstrations, apple-picking and more.  For more details you can visit CapRegion 

Totes of Hope For 9/11

The American Red Cross will be packing “Totes of Hope” on 9/11 for National Day of Service and Remembrance.  This event is taking place at the American Red Cross Warehouse on Railroad Avenue in Albany.  “Totes of Hope” is an American Red Cross of Northeastern New York community project that collects new and used personal care items for the homeless and in-need veterans in and around the Capital Region.  They will be accepting donations on 9/11 from ten in the morning to 3:30 in the afternoon. 

Search For Missing Montgomery County Man Continues

The sheriff’s office in Montgomery County continues to search for a man who has been missing since Tuesday.  Authorities describe 44-year-old Glen Wayne Jager as a white man who stands five feet eight inches tall and weights around 180 pounds.  He has black hair that is graying and brown eyes.  It is said that he is suicidal.  Officials were able to locate his car on Queen Ann Street.  At this time his is not being considered dangerous.  If you see this man or have any further information you are encouraged to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.


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