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Saturday headlines

Feb 19, 2011 6:16 pm
Power outage at Windham Mountain ski area
The Times Union reported on the afternoon of February 19 that shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday, the ski area posted on its website that high winds had caused a power outage. Crews were working to restore power and were hoping to do so within 30 to 45 minutes. It was unknown, as of press time, whether anyone had been caught on any ski lifts.

Poughkeepsie cop killer suspect from Catskill
The Daily Mail has a story on how the deceased suspect in a Poughkeepsie shootout that resulted in the death of a city police officer on February 18 has been identified as Lee Welch, 27, of Catskill, who also fatally shot his wife, Jessica Welch, at 1:07 p.m. near the train station, after Welch was found holding the couple’s 3-year-old child and waving around a pistol. The officer pulled the child child from Welch's arms, handing it to the care of a nearby civilian, before another chase and struggle during which both men shot each other in the head. More on this tragedy following a February 20 press conference on the matter.

Community rallies behind Pulver’s at fundraiser
The Register-Star reports that hundreds came out to support the Hudson glass business whose roof collapsed earlier this month, helping it to get back in business in a matter of weeks.

Feds reject Stockbridge Munsee Tribe’s proposed casino compact

Those dreams of casinos in the Catskills, and Sullivan County in particular, finally got the kibosh on February 18 when the US Department of the Interior said it just wasn't kosher to be okaying reservation privileges to a Wisconsin tribe in New York.

CSEA: Wisconsin is Ground Zero
The repercussions of Midwestern anti-union actions and current national news hit home Friday, February 18 when union employees held a solidarity demonstration at CSEA headquarters in Albany and provoked a large story in the Times Union by veteran reporter Rick Karlin.

Police kill dog after it attacks baby at sitter's Saugerties home
The Daily Freeman has a piece about a pit bull that attacked a 3 month old and cable guy at the child's baby sitter's home, resulting in reconstructive surgery for the baby and euthanasia for the dog, which allegedly belonged to the baby sitter's son.

Rough winter leaves mounds of trouble in its wake
The Daily Mail has a piece about how property owners in Coxsackie have been reminded that there are sidewalk clearance laws, and seven have been fined up to $250 for not shoveling. They're saying it's time to get the problems of winter cleared up.

Police chase crosses county, state lines
The Register-Star has a thrilling piece by Andrew Amelincks about a morning car chase on February 18 that started in Rensselaer County, wound through CHatham and out Route 295 to Route 22, sidestepped into Massachusetts, and ended on Route 20 in New Lebanon where this morning ended with Gerald Felitti Jr., 40, of Troy, being charged with a number of crimes, including drug possession. The best details? His teenage son was in the truck with him... and the chase included a helicopter.