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Malta man accused of grand larceny

MALTA – A Malta man is facing charges after investigators say he agreed to sell a mobile home and then made off with the money.

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 33-year-old Brian Bakerian for grand larceny.

They say he agreed to sell a mobile home to a women but failed to turn the property over to the buyer.

When she tried to recover the money she paid, investigators say Bakerian asked for more money in order to complete the sale.

That’s when she contacted the Sheriff’s Office.

They determined that Bakerian spent the money she had paid him and was unable to return the funds.

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

Counterfeit cash investigation underway in Saratoga County

Some of the counterfeit cash found in Saratoga County. - Saratoga County Sheriff's Department

The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department is looking for counterfeit cash.

They say 34 $20 bills were recently passed at Kmart in Clifton Park.

All the bills have the same serial number.

Police say they think the money originated in the New York City area, and was also used in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Anyone with information should call the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department at (518) 885-6761.

Albany Diocese to celebrate ordination and installation of new bishop

ALBANY -- Parishioners in the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese are excited about the upcoming ordination and installation of a new bishop.

The ceremony kicks off Thursday afternoon at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany. Bishop-elect Edward Scharfenberger is set to become the 10th bishop since the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese began back in 1847.

Bishop Howard Hubbard has been bishop of the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese for the past 37 years.

"So for many of the people in the diocese, he's the only bishop they've ever known," said the Rev. Kenneth Doyle from the Parish of Mater Christi in Albany.

But come Thursday, the diocese will officially have a new bishop. The ordination and installation of Scharfenberger will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany in front of about 1,200 people.

Doyle walked NewsChannel 13 through the process.

POWs, MIA troops honored on Yellow Ribbon Day

Yellow Ribbon Day is April 9, 2014 -

HALFMOON - Wednesday is recognized by many as Yellow Ribbon Day.

It’s a day to remember POW's and troops who haven't returned from overseas.

There will be a Yellow Ribbon Day ceremony Wednesday in Halfmoon.

That’s at 1 p.m. at Halfmoon Town Hall.

18-year-old arrested for pot possession in Clifton Park

CLIFTON PARK – An 18-year-old is facing drug possession charges after State Police say they found 42 grams of marijuana during a traffic stop.

Troopers arrested Kyle Glasheen, of Clifton Park, on Sunday.

They say Glasheen was the passenger in a car that was stopped for illegal window tint.

Police say they found the pot along with a smoking pipe.

He faces a misdemeanor charge and is due in court next week.

29-year-old candidate for Congress says youth is asset

WILTON - Elise Stefanik wants to be the Republican candidate for Congress in New York's sprawling 21st District, which includes Warren, Washington, and part of Saratoga county.

Stefanik entered the race before Congressman Bill Owens, a Democrat, announced his retirement.

“I got in this race when it was toughest, taking on a 3rd-term incumbent, holding him accountable for his deciding vote on Obamacare,” said Stefanik.

At 29, Stefanik is no political newcomer. She was a policy advisor in Washington, and worked in the Bush White House for three years.

She grew up in Albany County, went to Albany Academy and then Harvard.

Stefanik moved to her parents' home in Essex County last year and registered to vote.

She does marketing and sales for the family business, Premium Plywood Products of Guilderland Center.

SUNY College of Nanoscale Science And Engineering welcomes guidance counselors

SUNY College of Nanoscale Science And Engineering is welcoming Capital Region guidance counselors on Tuesday morning.

The guidance counselors will take a tour of the facility and review and learn about the opportunities the college can provide to students.

The counselors come from Albany, Amsterdam, Averill Park, Ballston Spa, Broadalbin-Perth, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Brunswick, Clifton Park, Cohoes, Colonie, Craryville, Davenport, Duanesburg, Fayetteville-Manlius, Hoosick Falls, Guilderland, Lansingburgh, Latham, Mayfield, Northville, Queensbury, Red Hook, Saranac Lake, Schodack, Sharon Springs, and Voorheesville.