Search continues for UAlbany student's killer, number of local foreclosures jumps, push to register organ donors, ready for NANOvember?
Police say there are still no leads in the murder of UAlbany student Richard Bailey. But another person has said he saw two people on bikes hurrying away from the scene. "Those guys were in a hurry to get somewhere," the neighbor told the TU. A woman driving by the scene said earlier this week she believed the two bikers were somehow involved. The APD says it's looking for the pair, but also says they're not suspects. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [CBS6]
A lawyer for Charles O'Byrne, David Paterson's chief of staff, says his client suffers from "late-filing syndrome." Yes, he really did say that. No, it's not a recognized psychological condition. O'Byrne owed almost $300,000 in back taxes, penalties and interest after not filing a return between 2001 and 2005. Paterson aides attribute O'Byrne's filing problems to bouts of clinical depression. [NYT] [TU]
The number of home foreclosures in the Capital Region more than doubled last quarter from the same period a year before. Even so, the region has one of the nation's lowest foreclosure rates. [TU]
A former Saratoga Springs employee is suing the city for racial discrimination. The man says he was passed over for promotion because he's an African-American. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled in 2007 that the city had discriminated against the man. [Daily Gazette]
The candidates running for the 21st Congressional District (McNulty's seat), the 44th state 44th Senate District (Farley's seat), and the 105th state Assembly District (the formerly Tonko, now Amedore seat) appeared at a candidate forum last night in Schenectady. Video of statements from: Jim Buhrmaster, Paul Tonko, Hugh Farley, Fred Goodman (Farley's challenger), George Amedore and Mark Blanchfield. [Daily Gazette]
Those big Sandy Treadwell signs are now coming down in Clifton Park. The town's attorney decided they did violate zoning rules after all. [Daily Gazette]
Albany Med is trying to get 2,000 people to sign up for the state's new organ donor "registry of consent." [TU]
Police say a man pulled over in Saratoga Springs had a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit. [Daily Gazette]
The Niskayuna School District could be spending as much as $50,000 to cover up a "god-awful" fence along Balltown Road. [Daily Gazette]
Are you ready for NANOvember at UAlbany? You can prepare by trying to stick the prefix "nano" onto as many words as possible. [Biz Review]
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