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Columbia County men accused of stealing from Target

EAST GREENBUSH - Two Columbia County men are accused of stealing video game equipment.

Rickey Dymond, 29, of Valatie and Trey McCleese, 18, are accused of taking X-Box and PlayStation game controllers from Target.

East Greenbush police found their car outside a nearby video game store where they say they caught the pair trying to sell the equipment.

Police say Dymond also had drug paraphernalia on him.

Easter Bunny fright

Misty Brew-Kusewich from Columbiaville shared this photo of her 18 month old son and the Easter Bunny.

He doesn't look too happy to be visiting the bunny this year.

She says the funniest thing is, inside the bunny suit, is his dad!

Small fire extinguished quickly at Chatham restaurant

CHATHAM - Firefighters made quick work of a fire today at the Blue Plate Restaurant in Chatham.

The fire chief says the fire started in a side porch area and was extinguished quickly.

No one was injured.

The restaurant's owners posted on Facebook that everything is alright and say they were incredibly lucky.

High winds fan brush fire in Columbia Co.

CLAVERACK - High winds helped fan a stubborn brush fire in Columbia County Monday afternoon.

Several fire departments responded to the scene along Route 217 in Claverack.

They were able to put out the flames, but not before several farm fields were charred.

The flames also threatened some homes, but no evacuations were ordered.

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6 1/2 pounds of marijuana found in traffic stop

Some of what police seized during the traffic stop - Albany County Sheriff's Department

ALBANY - Police say they found six and a half pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop over the weekend.

Now three people are facing drug charges.

Ishann Smith, 25, of Hudson, Meno Eason, 26, of Mechanicville, and Casey Hayer, 23, of Mechanicville were all arrested.

Deputies say they found the drugs in a postal box after smelling marijuana coming from the car.

Smith allegedly had another 20 grams of marijuana outside the box.

He faces an additional child endangerment charge because a minor was in the car.

Overnight fire destroys home in Stuyvesant

Firefighters spent several hours battling an overnight fire at 913 County Route 25 in Stuyvesant. No one was home at the time, but one firefighter became trapped and needed rescue.

Stuyvesant Fire Department responded to the blaze around 12:30am Saturday, with mutual aid from Stuyvesant Falls, Niverville, Valatie, Chatham, Stockport and Stottville.

Officials say one firefighter needed to be rescued after he fell through a floor and became trapped. He was taken to Albany Med with non-life-threatening injuries.

It took firefighters around 5 hours to put out the blaze. Officials say the fire spread quickly throughout the home. The cause and origin are under investigation, but at this time fire officials don't believe it's suspicious.

The home is considered a complete loss.