Jennings wins Democratic mayoral primary, Joe Bruno takes a turn on the swings, plane headed for Saratoga crashes, dogs found shot

Jerry Jennings topped Corey Ellis in the Albany mayoral Democratic primary with 7,615 to 5,971 (that's 56 percent to 44 percent). At his victory party, Jennings told the crowd he "wasn't going to walk away from this city in a very challenging time." Ellis told supporters that he would "continue to fight for this city" and that "this fight is just beginning." Ellis also said problems at polling sites held down his vote total. [CBS6] [TU] [CapNews9]

In other Albany primary results: Carolyn McLaughlin beat Lenny Ricciuti for Common Council president, Kathy Sheehan won big over incumbent Betty Barnette for treasurer and Leif Engstrom holds a 225 vote lead over Darius Shahinfar for city auditor. [CapNews9] [TU]

The whole list of primary results: Albany County | Rensselaer County | Saratoga County | Schenectady County

As the jury selection process started for his federal trial, Joe Bruno took a turn on the swings at a new playground in Troy that was built with Bruno Bacon. [TU] [CapNews9]

About that possible President Obama visit to Saratoga County, a spokesman for GlobalFoundries says the company has been "in contact with the administration on several fronts." Still no official word, though. [Saratogian]

Police say there were two armed robberies in Albany over night -- on Southern Blvd (handgun) (map) and in the parking lot of the Extended Stay Hotel on Washington across from UAlbany (shotgun) (map). There were two shotgun muggings a week and a half ago. [Fox23] [TU] [Fox23]

A woman who lives near where that man was shot in the head in Troy over the weekend says she won't let her son out to play because the neighborhood isn't safe. [Troy Record]

Brighter Choice got state approval to add two more charter schools in Albany -- which will bring its total to 12. [TU]

Ellis Hospital announced that it will be spending $78 million* on an expanded emergency department and a new facility in Clifton Park. (*the Gazette says 78$ million, the TU says $63 million) [Daily Gazette $] [TU] [CBS6]

If you stand in the place that you are -- and that place is not the Pine Bush -- does that mean you don't have standing to file a lawsuit over development in the preserve? [TU]

A plane headed for the Saratoga County Airport crashed in the Berkshires yesterday. There were six people on board -- no serious injuries were reported. Officials say the plan lost power and caught fire during flight. The plane belongs to a Saratoga County industrial cleaning company. [Berkshire Eagle] [CapNews9] [Fox23] [WTEN] [WNYT]

The Albany County sheriff's department is investigating two dogs that went missing and were later found shot in Westerlo. [WTEN]

The state comptroller's office says "the availability of junk food in vending machines is undermining sound nutrition in schools across the state." Among the offending items identified in the audit: bacon-flavored potato chips, cheddar fries, and a chocolate eclair ice cream bar. [NYS OSC] [NYS OSC]

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