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6 1/2 pounds of marijuana found in traffic stop

Some of what police seized during the traffic stop - Albany County Sheriff's Department

ALBANY - Police say they found six and a half pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop over the weekend.

Now three people are facing drug charges.

Ishann Smith, 25, of Hudson, Meno Eason, 26, of Mechanicville, and Casey Hayer, 23, of Mechanicville were all arrested.

Deputies say they found the drugs in a postal box after smelling marijuana coming from the car.

Smith allegedly had another 20 grams of marijuana outside the box.

He faces an additional child endangerment charge because a minor was in the car.

State Police make 3 DWI arrests in Saratoga County

SARATOGA – State Police in Saratoga say they made three DWI arrests over the weekend.

A Mechanicville woman is facing charges after a one car crash on County Route 76 in Stillwater.

Samantha Hickey, 19, had a blood alcohol level of .09 percent on Saturday morning.

On Sunday morning, Troopers arrested a Porter Corners woman on State Route 9 in Saratoga Springs.

Randi Smith, 49, also blew a .09 percent BAC.

And an Albany man faces charges after failing to comply with New York’s ‘Move Over’ law.

State Police say Khalid Alshrari, 29, nearly struck a Trooper who was out of his car during a traffic stop on Route 0 in the city.

Alshrari was found to have a .15 percent blood alcohol content.

Sunrise in Malta

Thanks to Jainie in Malta who sent us this great photo of the Monday morning sunrise.

Sunrise in Malta

Thanks to Janie in Malta for sending us this great picture of Monday morning's sunrise.

Saratoga Casino to take part in bidders conference despite lack of support

SARATOGA SPRINGS - If you believe Saratoga is in fact the "graveyard of favorites," there appears to be a new upset to add to the famed list.

The successful Saratoga Casino and Raceway, which has churned out millions and millions of dollars for the state since it opened a decade ago, was considered the favorite for a full-fledged casino in the Capital Region. It had the track record, location and facility to make it the front runner.

But it didn't have support of the community.

It's that deficiency that appears to make the casino an also ran before the race begins.

Shmaltz celebrating first anniversary in Clifton Park with style

Shmaltz Brewing Company will celebrate the first anniversary of its Clifton Park brewery next month.

A big celebration is planned for Saturday, May 17.

According to Shmaltz, other breweries taking part include Peekskill, Adirondack, Alphabet City, Barrage Brewing, Brown's Brewery, Chatham Brewery, Druther's, Empire, Evans Brewing (Pump Station), Keegan, Olde Saratoga, and Peak Organic.

More information on Shmaltz Brewing Company can be found here.