Father to be charged with murder of child, Rensselaer DA watching money evaporate, neighborhood wants to go after negative news coverage, where's Beboy?

A four-month-old baby, who was beaten by his father in Troy, has died. Authorities said yesterday they would charge the father with murder if the child died. [TU]

A replica of a WWII plane crashed yesterday afternoon at the Schenectady County Airport during a test flight. The test pilot, who's from Saratoga, is in critical condition. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

The New York State comptroller's office has extended its OpenBook New York database to local governments. [Biz Review]

George Amedore, the Republican incumbent in the 105th state Assembly district (Tonko's old seat), says his opponent, Democrat Mark Blanchfield, has unfairly taken his words about how he views his Assembly job out of context in a radio spot. Blanchfield's sticking by the ad. [WNYT]

The Rensselaer County District Attorney's office is watching almost half of its budget disappear as grants it's relied on run out. The $1 million in grants fund the salaries of five ADAs and four investigators. [Troy Record]

Residents of Schenectady's Hamilton Hill neighborhood have asked the city to form an office to "attack" negative stories about the neighborhood in the media. They also asked the SPD for more patrols because of a recent surge in gang and drug activity. [Daily Gazette]

Construction crews are scrambling to get EMPAC ready for its October 3 debut. The project has ended up costing $60 million more than originally planned. [TU]

A proposed mixed-used development in Glenville that could cost as much as $100 million to develop cleared one of its last hurdles this week. Early plans for Patriot Square include condos and commercial space. [Daily Gazette]

The house where a man was murdered last month in Schenectady burned down yesterday. The SFD says it appears to be arson, though police say there isn't any evidence linking the murder and the fire. A firefighter broke her leg responding to the fire -- no one else was hurt. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

The owner of local dog star Beboy says the canine went missing, possibly dog-knapped, during Larkfest. [TU]

The sale price for the Sagamore was $88 million -- that's less than than the $95 million invested in the property over the last 25 years. [Biz Review]

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re: baby killer

I'm not a huge fan of vigilantly justice... but if someone kidnapped that man and continually water boarded him for the next 1000 years, I think I'd find it deep within my heart to get over it.

First, I completely agree with Pantaloons. Second, I'm glad Beboy is home. I have a huge soft spot for lost pets. Third, $60 million is no small chunk of change so it better be as great as it sounds.

Hamilton Hill residents displayed a PowerPoint presentation with plans on how to most effectively attack negative media attention. After a dazzling "vertical blinds" wipe of the title slide, the first bullet point was Hire Glenna.

The second was More confectionaries.

Beboy was returned!

http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=723402

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