Shootout on I-90, Paterson meets with Kennedy, four day state work week?, former police chief admits to gambling, recession means red sauce

A traffic stop on I-90 in E. Greenbush on Saturday turned into a shootout. Police say Darryl Brown, who's from Hartford, opened fire on police with an AK-47 after the taxi he was riding in was stopped for speeding. The incident closed the interstate and sent as many as 100 motorists "running down I-90 for my life." Apparently the only person hurt in the exchange was the gunman himself, who's now in critical condition with at Albany Med with multiple gunshot wounds. (Video from the scene.) [TU] [WTEN] [TU] [Troy Record] [WTEN/CNN]

David Paterson met with Caroline Kennedy on Saturday for a formal discussion about her interest in Hillary Clinton's Senate seat. [NYT]

An assemblyman from Queens has proposed that non-essential state employees start working four-day weeks to help the state save money. [NYT]

A economics consultancy projects that prices in the Capital Region's housing market will fall by three percent this year. Compared to other places, that's actually pretty good -- and it's landed the region on a Forbes list of the 25 strongest real estate markets. [TU] [Forbes]

The former Guilderland police chief pleaded guilty on Friday to having claimed he was working when he was actually gambling at a casino. The former chief admitted to doing so more on more than 50 occasions. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

National Grid is looking for $13 million in rebates from local municipalities -- it says it overpaid its taxes in 2005. [TU]

Albany County has taken over the general contracting on the county court house renovation. It fired the general contract on the project last summer. The project is two years behind schedule. [TU]

Wealthy people from the United Arab Emirates appear to love Saratoga. [TU]

Local liquor store owners say they suspect that a huge liquor distributor is pushing behind-the-scenes for New York State to approve wine sales in supermarkets. [TU]

GE's Global Research Center in Niskayuna has been collaborating with Google on alternative energy projects. [Daily Gazette]

Almost 50 buses -- carrying about 3,000 people -- are traveling from the Capital Region to the inauguration in DC. [TU]

The new head of the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce had his property tax bill jump 120 percent after moving here from Indiana. [TU]

The recession means more red sauces at Elda's. [Daily Gazette]

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Re I-90 shootout:

See, I watch cop shows on TV and I'm like "I should totally become a cop". And then my husband laughs at me and says "you couldn't handle being a cop". And then we argue about whether being a cop is having more than just a cool attitude and witty comebacks. And then something like this happens in reality, and it forces me to admit that my husband is right. I couldn't handle being a cop. Because technically speaking, witty comebacks don't stop bullets.

Mind Bullets. You could stop those.

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