Murder in Albany, Schenectady cops could get tasers, Hudson river dredging stopped again, Cohoes considers closing barn door
Albany police say a man was shot and killed in his apartment on Western Ave Sunday morning. They say they don't have a suspect, but it appears that shooter was someone the man knew. The location of this shooting, 158 Western Ave, is less than half-a-mile from where UAlbany student Richard Bailey was shot last year. [CBS6] [TU] [Google Maps]
Among the details from the state auditor's Albany ghost ticket report: a former Albany cop was put on the VIP list after he complained about getting tickets while working at his job at the state Education Department -- he then racked up 573 no-fine tickets. Jerry Jennings released a statement Friday that said his administration would be working with the Common Council to "quickly adopt a corrective action plan" for the city's parking ticket system. Said mayoral candidate Corey Ellis in statement released Friday: ""This report clearly shows that Mayor Jennings' administration is incapable of properly managing the issuance and collection of parking fines, a system that should be simple and straightforward." [AOA] [TU] [CapNews9] [Ellis press release not online]
Schenectady police chief Mark Chaires says he pushing for the department's officers to get tasers. The family of the man shot and killed by the SPD last week questioned why a non-lethal measure wasn't used in that situation. [TU] [CapNews9]
The state announced it will be building a new $40 million food safety lab at the Harriman State Office Campus. Where that leaves the plan to turn the campus over to private development is apparently anyone's guess. [Troy Record] [TU]
The EPA has shut down the Hudson River dredging project again because levels of re-suspended PCBs again exceeded the set limits. This is the second such spike in levels this month. The EPA says it's now conducting an engineering evaluation. [TU] [Saratogian] [Post-Star]
Cohoes is considering a law that would ban farm animals in the city.
The price that Google is paying for the Clifton Park company On2 is too low, according to some shareholders. [TU]
Local developers and preservationists are excited about a new state tax credit for renovating historic properties -- it's expected to spur redevelopment in the downtowns of Albany, Schenectady and Troy. [TU]
Ridership on CDTA's NX commuter buses, which run up the Northway, has increased 35 percent since 2006.
Apparently you can take alcoholic drinks to your seat at SPAC -- depending on who the act is that night. [TU]
A man rescued three horses from a barn fire in Greenfield over the weekend. [Saratogian]
The Troy pool that's been closed since a near-drowning earlier this summer may end up being closed for most of the season. [Troy Record]
A Ballston Spa woman recently turned 107. [Daily Gazette $]
A St. Rose student from Albany is the national Yu-Gi-Oh champ. [TU]
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