No leads in UAlbany student shooting, probable safety violations at site of ditch death, Paterson dials wrong number, spellcheck blamed for Obama/Osama mixup

Richard Bailey, the UAlbany student shot in the head Monday night, died yesterday afternoon. He was from Long Island and planned to become a cop. The APD hasn't identified a motive for the shooting. It says it's looking for two people who were riding bikes past the intersection of South Lake and Yates at the time of the shooting. Police say the two bike riders aren't considered suspects, but a woman who was driving past the same point that night says she thinks the they were involved. [TU] [NYDN] [Daily Gazette] [CBS6]

Kirsten Gillibrand and Sandy Treadwell met for their first debate / candidate forum last night in Poughkeepsie. The main exchange between the seems to have been of the "Yes, you did/No, I didn't" variety on tax increases. [TU] [Fox23]

OSHA says the death of a construction worker after a ditch collapse in Clifton Park this week was "preventable." An official says a complete investigation could take several weeks. An attorney representing the contruction contractor says it appears the man who died did not follow instructions on how to properly dig the ditch. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [Saratogian]

Leaders of the state worker unions met yesterday with David Paterson to talk about ways the state could cut costs. Layoffs did not come up in the discussion, though the Gov reportedly did say "there are no sacred cows." [TU]

Paterson met with a Clifton Park woman and her friends yesterday to talk about the budget crunch. The meeting was set up after the Gov had dialed a wrong number in August and ended up a having a conversation with the woman. [TU]

Saratoga Springs' police chief says his department is on pace to work about 25,000 hours of overtime this year. (That's about 480 hours a week.) The department's overtime has been a topic of discussion lately because the city's proposed budget includes a cut of $100,000 from funds allocated to pay for the overtime. [Daily Gazette] [Saratogian]

Election officials in Rensselaer County are blaming the Obama/Osama ballot mixup on spellchecking software. [TU]

KeyCorp says it will be applying for more than $1 billion in capital from the federal government's credit crunch bailout plan. Its stock went up 12.5 percent after the announcement. Key has 51 branches in the Capital Region. [Daily Gazette]

Miss America and her tiara were at Price Chopper in Niskayuna yesterday urging people to stop smoking. [Daily Gazette]

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