Saratoga Bars Could Close Earlier & More in Today’s News Near Albany
Saratoga Springs – Saratoga residents who like to frequent city bars, especially in summer time, could see an earlier last call by bartenders. Saratoga’s new commissioner, Chris Mathiesen, is planning to institute a 3am last call and drug testing for police officers and firefighters. Mathiesen made the announcement last week. He would also like to see the 55mph speed limit on Route 9 reduced.
Troy – Police arraigned a man Wednesday who they say was targeting minors for sex. 42-year old Levora Green allegedly engaged in various sex acts with minors by luring them to his River Street home with gifts, alcohol and more, according to the Times Union. The alleged crimes took place between June 2010 and December 2011. Police charged Green with predatory sexual assault, a felony. His arrest was the result of a two-month long investigation.
Capital Region – Police are warning elderly residents of a scam that has been involving the water department. Apparently a man posing as a municipal worker gained entry to the home of an older couple in Clifton Park. He checked their toilets and faucets and once he had left, the couple discovered jewelry missing. Two other similar incidents happened in Albany on February 14th and back in July as well as another incident in Clifton Park last week.
Schenectady/Rochester – A 44-year old man from Schenectady was killed Wednesday morning after he was struck by an Amtrak train. Troy Zabawczuk may have been trying to jump back onto the moving train after Amtrak staff refused to let him back on. Zabawczuk was initially kicked off for being drunk. The accident happened around 12:05am in Rochester.