State comptroller says he'll stop senators' pay, officials say fatal Schenectady fire was arson, Troy's Cannon Building could be closed, WTEN going up for auction

State comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he will withhold state senators' pay because of the Senate standoff. There's some question as to whether DiNapoli can legally do that -- and a spokesman for Senate Democrats has already said they'll sue if the comptroller actually goes through with it. [NYT] [NYDN] [TU]

There didn't appear to be an significant progress toward a resolution of the state Senate mess yesterday, though the two sides did talk. David Paterson asked the public for ideas about how to fix the situation. [Daily Politics] [Capitol Tonight]

One group that's made OK in all this: lawyers. [Capitol Tonight]

With another "extraordinary" session planned for tomorrow, senators were making Fourth of July plans. Among them: conjugal visits, fireworks at the ESP, laundry and reading "computer mail." [NYDN] [NYT]

Schenectady County DA Robert Carney says the fire that killed a 10-year-old girl in Schenectady last month was intentionally set by woman who was upset with the girl's mother. The woman has been charged with murder and arson. Carney says he doesn't think the woman intended to kill the child. The girl's mother was not home at the time of the fire -- she's been charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Three firefighters were injured while trying to save the girl. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [Fox23] [CBS6]

A fisherman found the body of the man who drowned while swimming in the Hudson near Hadley last weekend -- three miles down river of the spot where he disappeared. The man was a Navy sailor from Idaho who was in the area for training at the Knolls Atomic Power Lab. Officials say the spot in the Hudson where he disappeared is a notoriously dangerous place to swim. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [Saratogian]

Despite all the recent rain, local rivers and streams are not yet in danger of flooding. [Daily Gazette]

The Rensselaer County man accused of stabbing and killing a horse last December unexpectedly pulled out of his plea agreement at the last second this week. [Troy Record]

Troy's Bureau of Code Enforcement says the Cannon Building on Monument Square could be closed in 30 days if the landlord doesn't address problems with the sprinkler system. The Illium Cafe is in the Cannon Building (streetview). [Troy Record]

Saratoga's Hot Dog King -- who set up shop on Broadway last year after being kicked of Congress Park -- says he's running for commissioner of public works. [TU]

The company hoping to build a 20 megawatt fly wheel in Rensselaer County says the federal Department of Energy has issued a conditional $43 million loan guarantee for the project. The fly wheel would store excess energy for later release to the power grid, which could make it easier to use alternative sources such as wind and solar. [Biz Review] [Troy Record]

The television stations owned by WTEN's parent company -- including Ch 10 -- are going up for auction later this month. [TU]

SACC-TV, Schenectady's public access TV station, is considering some sort of merger with Proctors. [Daily Gazette]

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