July 23, 2017 - Video shows lengthy death of Albany County jail inmate

It took five agonizing days for Mark Cannon to die.

His death spiral began at the Albany County jail when nurses for a private medical company brushed off the 24-year-old's severe neurological symptoms as heat exhaustion, instructing guards to give him some water and let him rest.

Last year, an investigation ordered by the state Commission of Correction determined the care given to Cannon at the jail was "so grossly inadequate ... it shocks the conscience."



July 22, 2017 - In Capital Region, vets help pets have final farewells at home with their humans

In Capital Region, vets help pets have final farewells at home with their humans Veterinarians make house visits to euthanize animals in company of family Jim Cultrara was uneasy when the doctor told him to closely observe his dear friend of 14 years, Nickel, while completing Nickel's "quality of life questionnaire" which inquired about Nickel's energy, eating habits, how often he enjoyed going outdoors. Cultrara's son and daughter were in elementary school when they rescued Nickel from a shelter. Blankfein made end-of-life house calls so pets could die in a familiar place surrounded by their humans. Blankfein had 11 years of experience in private practice and at animal shelters providing the full gamut of medical services. Cultrara did not take time off his full-time job to mourn but would like to attend the free pet bereavement group therapy sessions Blankfein funds out of his own pocket. The loss can trigger feelings a couple has about the children they will never be able to have. People project so many emotions onto a pet without realizing it that the pet's death can be devastating. Albany clinical therapist Ellen Elting experienced pet bereavement firsthand when Lucy, her therapy dog of 14 years was terminally ill. [...] she thinks at-home euthanasia might be one of those farewell gestures that make the pet's final day tranquil. When he makes house calls, he never wears a white lab coat because he believes the garment panics dogs and cats. Many veterinarians are willing to make euthanasia house calls for longtime clients but they can't take the necessary time away from their clinics. Channeling grief into positive action is a key remedy Giles-Monroe recommends for bereaved pet owners. For small children whose first encounter with death is a pet's, she recommends the timeless E.B. White classic, ''Charlotte's Web.'' Wilbur's shattered heart mends as he finds a new purpose — caring for Charlotte's babies — and makes new friends.

July 22, 2017 - Photos: Proposal at the Track

Liz Conway of Saratoga is overcome by emotion as she realizes that her boyfriend, Sean Conners, has proposed to her in front of family, friends and fans on Saturday in the Saratoga Race Course Winner's Circle in Saratoga Springs. Spoiler alert ... She accepted.

July 22, 2017 - Waterford woman, 32, charged with ID theft

A Waterford woman was charged with stealing a debit card at the Health Plex fitness center in Halfmoon.

Gina M. Burt, 32, was charged with identity theft and fourth-degree grand larceny, which carry up to four years in prison, for the alleged theft on Thursday, according to the Saratoga County sheriff's office.

Burt was given an appearance ticket to appear at a later date in Halfmoon Town Court.

 

 



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Local News 7.23.17

Video shows lengthy death of Albany County jail inmate

It took five agonizing days for Mark Cannon to die.His death spiral began at the Albany County jail when nurses for a private medical company brushed off the 24-year-old's severe neurological symptoms as heat exhaustion, instructing guards to give hi...

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