Second murder in Albany this month, Summer Bird wins Travers, hospital employees required to get flu shots, party invitation causes kerfuffle

2nd Street murder

The scene outside 327 Second Street in Albany, where police say a man was shot and killed this past weekend during a party. (Photo by Paul Esmond)

Albany police say a Troy man was shot and killed in a basement apartment in West Hill early Sunday morning (map). There apparently had been a party at the house. Police say they don't have suspects or a motive, yet. It was the fifth murder in Albany this year. [TU] [Troy Record] [Fox23 [WNYT]

Police have arrested another suspect in this month's Western Ave murder in Albany. This second suspect, who's been charged with second degree murder, just turned 16. [WNYT] [TU]

Summer Bird won the Travers by 3.5 lengths on Saturday. The horse also won the Belmont and is the son of Marylou Whitney's Birdstone, who also won the Belmont and Travers in 2004. Rain kept attendance to 34,221 -- the smallest crowd in 30 years. Among those in attendance: David Paterson. [CapNews9] [Post-Star] [Saratogian] [CapNews9]

Backstretch workers at The Track still haven't seen most of the money a state investigation concluded is owed to them by horse trainers. [TU]

Albany police arrested three people after a woman alleged they shot at her while driving down a street near Lincoln Park (map). [TU]

Another pizza delivery person has been robbed in Albany (map). [Fox23]

All of Schenectady High School's incoming ninth graders will be screened for depression this year. Four SHS students committed suicided during the past year. [TU]

Workers at local hospitals will have to get a flu shot this year -- or risk losing their jobs. [TU]

Fire officials in Schaghticoke say a string of recent fires in the town appear suspicious. [Troy Record]

"Heroin availability and abuse have increased significantly in Albany County," according to a federal report. [TU]

The Palace Theater still hasn't replaced many of the the doors damaged by the car that crashed into the lobby last year -- the theater says it can't afford historically accurate doors. [TU]

Treatment for race horses at the Track now includes acupuncture. [Saratogian]

Office tip: don't send out a party invitation that includes a picture of your co-worker with her shirt over head. [Saratogian]

Photo: Paul Esmond

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