More water park illness, state worker fired, starter homes for downtown Saratoga, bobcat in Cohoes, shotgun-in-alligator guy sentenced

The reported count of people with gastrointestinal illness from the Great Escape water park is up to 143. The state health department says it hasn't found anything wrong at the park. [TU]

A state worker has been fired for running a private law practice while on the state clock -- for 20 years. [AP/CBS6]

Troy police say their crime mapping software directly led to an arrest this week. [Troy Record]

A developer plans to build "starter" town homes near downtown Saratoga. [TU]

A real estate brokerage reports that local demand for urban condos seemed to be strong last year -- and now there are going to be a whole lot more on the market. [TU]

A dead bobcat was found in Cohoes. It was probably hit by a car. [Troy Record]

Siro's will be open almost year-round. The owner says track season business just isn't sustaining the restaurant like it used to. [Daily Gazette]

Remember that guy who got nabbed for hiding a sawed-off shotgun in his stuffed alligator? He got nine years for that. [Saratogian]

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