Troy prostitution sting, local synchro swimmer competing today at the Olympics, on the trail of a campaign sign thief, Mr. Subb goes upscale

The Troy police busted 16 men this week during what they've described as an undercover prostitution "reverse-sting." As you might expect, there were some complaints from the busted. One guy says he didn't actually ask the undercover policewoman for, um, service (police say the same guy was arrested on the same charges last year). And another says he had a stick stuck up his nose during the arrest. [TU] [Troy Record]

After having their Schenectady store broken into eight times over three years, the owners of Funn Electronics and Keys World say they're moving back to Brooklyn, where they didn't have any trouble. They say they might stay if the city would allow them to install a metal gate that could be pulled down over the business while it's closed -- but the city doesn't allow them. [Daily Gazette]

Troy native Kim Probst is competing in synchronized swimming today at the Olympics. She's co-captain of the US team. [Troy Record]

Colonie police are on the hunt for the person who's been stealing Phil Steck campaign signs in the town. They think they know who it is -- someone described as an "overzealous supporter" of Tracey Brooks -- but he's on the lam! Between 20 and 30 signs have apparently disappeared over the last few months. [TU]

It looks like the "Someone's already in my mother's burial plot" story is nearing an end. The woman -- and her two family members -- will be buried in Schenectady's Park View cemetery. [Daily Gazette]

Officers from a handful of different law enforcement entities got training during a drill yesterday at UAlbany about how to respond to a Columbine-like situation. [Daily Gazette]

Cops busted 11 people on drug-related charges after this week's Allman Brothers show at SPAC. [Saratogian]

Mr. Subb is going upscale. He -- or, um, the company -- is opening a Mr. Subb Bistro at the Newton Plaza on Rt. 9 in Colonie. The new location will offer panini, salads, TV and wireless internet. [TU]


Oh my god, that Allman Brothers Band story is shocking. Who knew they were still alive? Not me. No sir'ree bob. That's for damn sure.

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