Shooting in uptown Albany, Paterson lashes out at media, concerns about pollution at Cohoes factory, GloFo tapping local firms

Albany police say man was shot outside his apartment on Manning Blvd in uptown Albany last night (map). The man reportedly was sitting in car when he took multiple shots in his upper body. A neighbor drove him to the hospital. The APD says it hasn't identified a motive. [TU] [Troy Record] [Fox23] [CapNews9]

The Albany cop car involved in last week's crash that killed a man in a civilian car on Madison Ave did not have an installed video camera. In fact, none of the APD's cars have cameras even though chief James Tuffey said more than a year ago that the squad's fleet would be getting them. [TU]

The median price for single family homes in the Capital Region was down 10 percent in July compared to the same month last year (median prices are down 5 percent for the year). The number of closed sales was about the same, though. That has real estate agents speculating that the market has reached its bottom. [GCAR] [TU]

David Paterson said on Friday that media has treated his administration unfairly because of his ethnicity. Later in the day Paterson said he hadn't accused the media of being racist, but rather said "certain media outlets have engaged in coverage that exploits racial stereotypes." In his original comments, Paterson the press would next go after Barack Obama for the same reason -- and apparently that assertion didn't go over well with the White House. [Daily Politics] [Daily Politics] [NY Post]

A Democratic state senator from Staten Island says David Paterson's impaired vision is making it hard for him to be an effective governor. [SI Advance]

The number of episodes in which emissions levels exceed federal standards at the Norlite plant in Cohoes appear to be increasing, according to a TU analysis. Norlite uses its incinerator to burn toxic waste from a bunch of customers, including state agencies. [TU] [TU]

A Rensselaer County jury found a Troy man not guilty of a fatal shooting in a Lansinburgh bodega in April 2008 (map). Three witnesses, including one who took the stand for the prosecution, refused to cooperate with the case. [Troy Record] [TU]

A Lansingburgh man became just the second person in the nation to be sentenced to life in prison after a federal judge ruled that the man is a dangerous sex offender and "continues to pose a serious threat to young children." [TU]

A group of Republican candidates running for the Rennselaer County legislature are offering a reward for info about a spree of car vandalism last week in Lansingburgh. As many as 50 cars had their tires slashed. [Troy Record] [Fox23]

Troy Police detective Dave Dean, who was the city's highest paid employee last year at more than $150k, is retiring from the force. [Troy Record]

Among the seemingly growing crowd calling for a constitutional convention aimed at fixing New York government: Rudy Giuliani and Mario Cuomo. [NYT]

SPAC's executive director says no decisions have been made about whether the ballet or orchestra will return next summer. [Saratogian]

The GlobalFoundries chip fab project has already led to work for a handful of local businesses. [Post-Star]

A blown transformer knocked out power for almost 7,000 households in Schenectady County last night. [CBS6]

Hannaford says it's taken a handful of steps to upgrade the security of its computer systems after a breach of its credit/debit card processing system a year-and-a-half ago. [TU]

Among the growing number of gardeners at plots run by Capital District Community Gardens: Noah Sheetz, the chef at the governor's mansion. [CapNews9] [TU]

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