Report: ambulance delay a result of "human error," state AG's office takes up ESP man cave case, GE reportedly building new plant in Schenectady, it's huuuuuge

The city report on the delayed ambulance response to the scene of a fatal crash between a car and a child on a bike in Albany in May concludes that "a single human error" was responsible for the delay. The dispatch error held up the city from calling another service, said the chair of the report task force. The report also concluded that a faster response would not have saved the child. [TU] [Fox23] [CapNews9]

Police are looking for a man who allegedly kidnapped a woman in Saratoga Springs Thursday night and attempted to sexually assault her. The woman, who had been forced at gunpoint to strip, escaped. Police credited her with being "brave and resourceful." The SSPD says it will release a statement about the case today. [TU] [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette] [Saratogian]

The ESP Man Cave case has been turned over to the state attorney general's office -- and felony charges are possible. [TU]

It seems that David Paterson's gubernatorial campaign is something less than fiscally disciplined, spending lavishly on consultants, hotels and -- in one case -- joke writers. That largesse apparently did not extend to reimbursing the state for airfare, though. [NYT] [TU]

GE has reportedly agreed to build a new battery plant in Schenectady that will employ 350 people. Temporary layoffs may be ahead at the company's turbine factory in Schenectady, though. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Democrats and Republicans on the Troy City Council are squabbling about whether a public meeting about the near-drowning a child at a city pool will politicize the issue. [Troy Record]

A company that makes cable boxes in Schenectady has announced that it's laying off 132 manufacturing employees. Production will be shifted to plants in Washington State and Mexico, but the company's headquarters will stay in Schenectady. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Saratoga Springs' finance commissioner says a double digit tax increase could be ahead next year. [Daily Gazette]

Troy has started the process of trying to figure out what to do with the site of the soon-to-be-former city hall. [Troy Record]

The Billy Joel/Elton John concert scheduled for the TU Center tonight has been postponed. [TU]

The re-scheduled Coldplay concert at SPAC is tonight.

The Fuccillo Kia in Schenectady is the top selling Kia dealership in the nation, according to Billy Fuccillo. [Daily Gazette]

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