More details about I-90 shootout, Paterson criticized for Clinton replacement process, federal money could stop new taxes, elderly clerk staves off robbery with phone

Updated at 11:50 am

State police released more details about the I-90 shootout yesterday. They say the gunman yelled at police, urging them to kill him -- though they're still not sure what prompted the incident. They also released video from the police car that made the original traffic stop -- the video shows the man firing through the back window of the taxi. State police say the man, who was eventually taken out by a police sharpshooter, is not expected to survive his injuries died Monday night. [TU] [Troy Record] [Daily Gazette] [Daily Gazette] [CapNews9]

Jermayne Timmons, the teen accused of firing the shot that killed Kathina Thomas, took the stand at his trial yesterday. He testified that he did fire a shot that day, but not with the type of gun police say he used. [TU]

Hillary Clinton's confirmation hearing for Secretary of State is this morning. [USA Today]

David Paterson is being criticized for keeping secret the selection process for Clinton's replacement in the Senate. Paterson says he's interviewed 15 people for the job -- including Caroline Kennedy, of whom Paterson said he was "impressed." [AP/Daily Gazette] [NYDN]

Chuck Schumer says the upcoming federal stimulus package could include more than $6 billion for New York schools. If the money does comes through, David Paterson it could reduce the need for many of the new taxes included in his proposed budget. [TU] [Buffalo News]

Democrats in the state Senate say they're planning on making the distribution of power in the chamber more equitable now that they have the majority. First thing: every senator is getting a base budget of $350,000 (the minority previously got $75,000 less than that). [NYT] [TU]

An APD detective was arrested Sunday night for drunken driving after allegedly hitting a parked care on New Scotland Ave. He's been suspended without pay. [TU]

The Albany County legislature has allocated another $10,000 for the Albany gun buyback. [TU]

Jim Tedisco wants to extend Buster's Law, an animal cruelty law, to horses that are kept as pets. [TU]

Two recent attempted store robberies in Troy were thwarted by store clerks -- the first by beating the perp with a phone, the other with indifference. [Troy Record]

The Kmart on Route 9W in Glenmont is closing -- 90 people will be laid off. [Daily Gazette]

Quad Graphics, a printer of magazines and catalogs, says it will be laying off 33 workers at its plant in Saratoga Springs. The company says the plant is "still very stable," according to Saratoga Springs mayor Scott Johnson. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

A Schenectady city truck fell through the ice this morning while it was plowing the snow off a lake in Central Park. The same thing happened almost exactly a year ago. [Daily Gazette]

Comments

The cabdriver, who was uninjured, returned to Hartford on Sunday...did he get a ticket for speeding?

re: unome
Fox 23 said last night that the cab driver will not get a ticket. And you know, they are never wrong. Like, 2 days ago when they said "President Obama".

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