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South Cairo woman faces assault charges

A South Cairo woman is facing assault charges.

Police say Paula Werenczak, 26, hurt someone with a utility knife Wednesday, during a fight at the Best Western Hotel on State Route 9W in New Baltimore.

Werenczak fled the scene but was caught a short time later.

She was sent to the Greene County Jail in lieu of bail.

Handgun stolen in 2009 found in Albany

This is the gun that police say they recovered. - Albany Police Department

A stolen handgun missing for five years is found in Albany.

Quintril Clark of Albany, and Dezmon Smith and Christopher Dukes of Troy now face weapons possession and stolen property charges.

The men were caught after someone noticed a group with a gun walking near North Second and Walter Streets on Wednesday.

Officers were able to link the gun one stolen in 2009 from Greene County.

Smith faces an additional drug charge because police say he had cocaine on him.

Coxsackie man accused of trying to lure underage girl for sex

COEYMANS - A 23-year-old Coxsackie man is in custody accused of trying to hook up with a 14-year-old girl.

Coeymans police say Ethan Call was communicating with who he thought was an underage girl.

Charges allege Call came to Coeymans to have sex with the child, but instead he rendezvoused with a police officer and was arrested. 

School facilities study to be presented next week

The findings of a school facilities study in Cairo-Durham School District will be presented next week.

Dr. Paul Seversky will present his research on April 22 at 7 p.m. in a meeting at the auditorium of the middle and high school campus.

The two studies included pupil analysis and enrollment calculations.

More information about the Facilities Usage Study findings at Cairo-Durham can be found here.

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Police: Would-be car thieves couldn’t figure out how to start car

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Two would-be car thieves are foiled by a Saab.

Saratoga police say Michael Gunderson of Catskill and Kevin Gailor of Saratoga Springs tried to steal a Saab from the parking lot of Clancy’s Tavern.

The only problem -- they couldn't figure out how to start it.

The car's owner saw what was going on and called police.

Gailor and Gunderson were arrested a short time later.

Police: Catskill woman drove with 14 active suspensions

Alicia Jones and Harkeim Dafares - New York State Police

Police say a Catskill woman was driving on the Thruway with 14 license suspensions.

They stopped Alicia Jones, 27, in Rockland County.

Jones is currently on probation for aggravated unlicensed operation.

A passenger in the car, Harkeim Dafares, 38, is accused of giving officers a fake name.

Police say he is wanted in Kingston and the state of Georgia on separate violations.

Jones is due in Clarkstown Town Court later this month.

Dafares was turned over to Kingston Police Department.

4 correctional officers injured after inmate assault

Four correctional officers were taken to Albany Med with injuries after an inmate assault at Coxsackie Correctional Facility. -

COXSACKIE - Four correctional officers are hurt after they're allegedly assaulted by an inmate.

It happened at the Coxsackie Correctional Facility.

The officers' union says inmate Jamel Garris charged one of the officers and punched him as he was being subdued.

Several other officers then tried to help restrain him and were also hurt.

The officers were taken to Albany Med for treatment with injuries ranging from hip and back injuries to a broken nose.

All have since been released.