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Corinth man accused of stealing computer from Walmart, fleeing from police

BRUNSWICK – A Saratoga County man is facing petit larceny and resisting arrest charges after police say he stole from a Rensselaer County Walmart.

State Police say 36-year-old Richard Berg stole a computer from the Brunswick Walmart on Thursday.

The Corinth man ran from Troopers when he was spotted.

The chase ended quickly and police were able to find the $500 computer undamaged.

They say Berg hid it before taking off.

He was arraigned and sent to the Rensselaer County jail in lieu of bail.

Race for 19th Congressional District officially begins Thursday

Sean Eldridge is taking a position most politicians have not.  In the race for the 19th Congressional seat the 27 year old Democrat is not accepting any financial support from PACS or big business.

"Corporate interests are dominating in Washington and the voice of the middle class families is drowned out by corporate money and special interests," explained Eldridge, outside his Kingston campaign headquarters in Kingston on Thursday.

Eldridge's opponent, two term Republican Chris Gibson, claims that's an easy give for Eldridge.  Eldridge is a multi-millionaire who Gibson acknowledges will outspend him.

Dogs kill chickens; owner blames animal control officer

BALLSTON  - There are only a few birds left.

Harold Hamm raised about 60 chickens at his home on Mann Road.

But last Friday, 41 of Hamm's chickens were killed.

"I noticed the first pile of feathers over here," said Hamm.

And then Hamm found the culprits. Two big dogs. A retriever and a retriever mix. They'd gotten loose from a nearby home, got through Hamm's fence and attacked the birds.

Hamm called 911.  He says one of the dogs bit at his hand as he tried to shoo them away. So he called 911 again.

"I called them back, I said 'Look, if someone doesn't come because they're attacking my chickens again, I'm going to have to go in and get my gun and going to have to put the dogs down.'"

Hamm says he was treated like a criminal after telling the dispatcher that he was going to have to shoot the dogs if someone didn't come soon.

Albany spa adds new master barber ahead of expansion

ALBANY – Complexions Spa in Albany has added a new master barber to its staff.

Giseppe Silvestro moved from Italy to the United states in 2010.

He received his Master Barber license from Austin’s School of Spa Technology in Albany.

Complexions Spa on Wolf Road is expanding its staff as it prepares to add a second location in Saratoga Springs.

The 6,500 square foot spa and salon will open in late summer at Park Place on Broadway.

Greenwich mom accused of leaving three kids in car while shopping

WILTON – A Greenwich woman is under arrest after Sheriff’s Deputies say she left her three children in a car while she shopped at Target.

Deputies from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s office arrested 37-year-old Jill Collins.

They say she left three kids in a running and unlocked vehicle for 20 minutes while she shopped at the store in Wilton.

Officials say the kids were 2, 5 and 8 years of age and add that they were not harmed in any way.

Collins faces a child endangerment charge and is due in court at the end of the month.

Consensus: Albany casino not worth the gamble

ALBANY - If casino developers were banking on support for their $300 million plan, the odds may have gotten a little bit longer Monday night. Even though several speakers at the Albany Common Council public hearing love the idea of a casino in Albany, many more were dead set against it.

On one side of the coin, a gambling casino would be a game changing savior for the economically depressed region.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to raise money for the city and lower property taxes and give people relief," said David Polen, an Albany resident.

On the other side, it's an affront to economic and social justice.

Fire heavily damages Moreau home

Fire crews respond to a Moreau home, engulfed in flames. - Post-Star

MOREAU – A Monday morning fire has heavily damaged a two-family home.

NewsChannel 13’s media partners at The Post-Star report the fire broke out shortly before 7:00 at 194 Ferry Boulevard.

Investigators believe it started in the basement.

Everyone was able to get out safely, but repairs need to be made before anyone can stay there again.

The Red Cross is now assisting.

The cause is being blamed on an electrical problem.