Soares seeks waiver, Bruno supports Paterson, Troy Mayor sues council, New Gov. moves in, infants arrival alerts firefighters

District Attorney David Soares wants Governor Paterson to waive executive privilege for Eliot Spitzer and release Spitzer's e-mail and other documents in the travel scandal surrounding Joe Bruno. Paterson is seeking the advice of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.[TU, NYT]


Not surprisingly, David Paterson wants to take the focus off his past drug use and affairs. More surprisingly perhaps, Joe Bruno is standing behind him. Bruno and Senator Chuck Schumer are voicing their support for the Governor and want to put the focus on the state budget. [Capital News 9]

Governor Paterson won't have to rack up anymore local hotel bills. He's moving in to the mansion.[NYT]

Here's a shock (not). Schumer endorses Clinton [Saratogian]

The Mayor of Troy is suing the city council over pay raises for politically appointed city employees. Mayor Harry Tutunjian vetoed the pay raises, but the city council voted to override that veto [Troy Record]

More that 5 million dollars in grants will help boost the economy and create jobs in upstate New York [TU]

Surveillance video from outside a bank may give police a new clue in the Jaliek Rainwalker case. [Capital News 9]

Three Rotterdam police were cleared of charges they used excessive force on a woman at a routine traffic stop last month.[Daily Gazette]

The Skidmore College alum who threatened to commit a terrorist act on campus was sentenced for four years in jail yesterday. [Daily Gazette]

Albany schools need improvement in the English Department. [TU]

You're in labor and the building is on fire? A Troy woman awoke with labor pains to find the building on fire. She was able to alert firefighters and saved her family and neighbors. [Troy Record]

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