Today, January 20, 2021 is Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Because the FBI has warned of possible violence to state capitals throughout the country, state and city buildings in Albany were closed.
On Monday, January 10, an unnamed man responded to the website SkipTheGames in an attempt to obtain “escort” services. The man met 20-year old Ava Maddalla of Scotia at the Hampton Inn & Suites, located at 45 British American Boulevard.
One of the people involved was 26-year old Brandon Fellows of Schenectady. Fellows has been unemployed since March 2020, and he was upset because New York denied his application for unemployment benefits.
On January 13th a Cohoes man was observed by a police officer driving a vehicle without wearing a seatbelt. As officers investigating the incident they discovered $2600 in cash, edible cannabis, and cannabis cartridges.
Mr. Sellie became irritated with a detainee and then he viciously attacked the detainee causing grave injuries that required hospitalization. It was reported that Mr. Sellie punched and kicked the defenseless person who was being detained.
Albany County Sheriff’s Office reports that early this morning they were called to the Albany International Airport to one of the car rental companies. They were called because a large number of drugs was discovered in one of the vehicles.
The City of Albany School District will resume in-person learning on Monday. A major factor in reopening the public schools is they will be actively testing people who wish to attend in-person learning on a voluntary basis.
New York residents continue to be vaccinated and the next category will begin this week. The governor has announced that individuals in the 1B category may begin scheduling appointments for the vaccination this week
Wednesday pro-trump protesters and counter-protesters were involved in a violent clash outside of the Capitol Building, so authorities are trying to prevent further violence. Police arrested 37-year-old Alexander S. Contompasis of Albany
The rush is on to distribute a vaccine and vaccinate as many Americans as possible. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has been distributed to healthcare facilities in New York, and the vaccinations have begun
Catholic Charities have several food giveaways planned for the month of January. The food giveaway does not require pre-registration and anyone in the public who is in need of food, can either drive up or walk up to the pantry and receive food.