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Fulton County unemployment rate drops

FULTON COUNTY – Unemployment rates in Fulton County are dropping.

The Leader Herald reports that unemployment dropped more than 1 percent since February 2013.

But the rates are still among the highest in the state, according to the Department of Labor.

The state unemployment rate was 6.8 percent in February and 6.9 percent in March

The number of unemployed people in New York rose by more than 12,000 last month, even though the state added more than 108,000 private sector jobs in the past year.

National Grid promises lower bills in April

National Grid is promising electricity customers some relief in their next bill.

The utility company says April bills should drop by about 40 percent.

However, there will be an added charge on your may bill, reflecting last month's record cold.

The good news, the company says that charge will be lower than the one you saw in March.

In many cases, customers have seen their bills double since January.

National Grid has blamed the increases on the cold weather, which it says, pushed up demand and in turn, pushed up rates.

Convicted felon on parole faces weapons charge

Angel Burgos - Gloversville Police Department

A convicted felon on parole is back behind bars for possessing a loaded firearm.

Angel Burgos, 39 was arrested on the charges in August.

Burgos has previous drug, assault, and weapons possession convictions that go back to 1991.

The assault charge was for his role in a New York City homicide.

Burgos was sentenced to 67 months in prison.

Gloversville starts to flood

All this rain and warmer temperatures have lead to flooding in Gloversville. 

Sherry Walker shared this shot on our Facebook page.

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Saratoga Co. man arrested in Fulton Co.

BROADALBIN – A Galway man is under arrest after State Police say he was drinking and driving.

Troopers arrested 47-year-old Jeffrey Stangle for DWI after a traffic stop on State Route 29 in Broadalbin.

Police stopped the car because Stangle was not wearing his seatbelt.

When they smelled alcohol on his breath, sobriety tests were performed.

Stangle failed the tests and was found to have a blood alcohol content of .08 percent.

He is due in court on May 1.

Gloversville man faces DWI charge

BLEEKER – A Gloversville man is facing a DWI charge after a traffic stop on State Route 309 in Bleeker.

State Police arrested 36-year-old Stacy Jackson after detecting the smell of alcohol on his break.

Troopers say Jackson failed sobriety tests and was found to have a blood alcohol content of .14 percent.

He’s due in court on May 21.