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$500,000 Going to Schoharie & Greene Counties & More News Near Albany

Governor Cuomo
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New York – Governor Cuomo sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, Monday, asking for FEMA to cover 90-percent of recovery costs for Greene and Schoharie Counties. Normally, FEMA covers 75-percent.  Both counties will receive $500,000 each for recovery funds after Tropical Storms Irene and Lee.  Cuomo also said small businesses will get $1.5 million in grants.

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Albany – Police are investigating an early morning shooting that happened.  A dispatcher told Fox23 News that police were called to the area of 105 4th Avenue around 1am this morning.  Several reports of shots being fired in that area were made.  Police have not said much about the incident nor if anyone was hurt badly.

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Waterford suspects
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Waterford – Police are seeking the identity of two men who used a stolen credit card in several places.  The break-ins have occurred on Mallards Landing North, a small road along the town’s border with the Mohawk River.  None of the vehicles show signs of forced entry which is why police also want residents of Waterford to remember to lock their cars.  A picture captured the two suspects.  Both are young white males, wearing black baseball caps and jackets.  One had pajama pants and the other was wearing gym shorts.

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Schenectady – A man was found guilty on nearly 30 sexual abuse charges, including several felonies.  31-year old Harold Vandebogart faces 25-years-to-life for each of the three Class A felony convictions.  The charges stemmed from a report that Vandebogart sexually assaulted a 3-year old girl and raped a 12-year old girl in 2010.  He also allegedly took sexually explicit pictures with his phone and sent them to a woman he was dating at the time.

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