Mercury Found in Albany Med’s Cafeteria & More News Near Albany
Albany - A criminal investigation is underway at Albany Medical Center after mercury was discovered in the hospital’s cafeteria. The toxic metal was discovered Friday and there is the possibility it was intentionally placed in the hospital’s food. A hospital employee found a tiny metal ball on her food tray. The cafeteria was quickly closed and the hospital’s hazmat team combed the room. More minuscule balls of mercury were found around the cafeteria.
Troy - A jury is in deliberations after six weeks’ worth of testimony and boxes of evidence in the trial of two Democrats and their alleged roles in a scheme to steal an election victory. Council Election Commissioner Edward McDonough and former City Councilman Michael LoPorto are in the hot seat. The prosecution claims the two men had roles in a Democrat plan to forge absentee ballot applications for the Working-Families Party Primary for Troy City Council.
Albany - A group of guests at the TownePlace Suites on Holland Avenue caused several thousands of dollars in damage early Sunday morning. According to Officer James Miller, the incident happened around 1:15am. A guest rented out a room on the third floor for a party. The hallway was torn apart; fire extinguishers were discharged; and tiles were torn off as well as ceiling and wall fans. Police are using a surveillance video to determine the identities of those who attended.