Source says alleged Bailey shooter talked about crime, Paterson says he's still running, big tax increases looming for Saratoga, police say isotopes point to local crime connection

A "person familiar with the investigation" says the alleged shooter in the Richard Bailey murder had been telling a bunch of people about his alleged involvement in the crime -- and that led investigators to him. [TU]

Police say a Saratoga Springs man stabbed his mother multiple times yesterday. A city court judge has ordered a mental health evaluation of the man. Police say neighbors came running to the woman's aid after hearing her scream -- and probably saved her life. [Saratogian ][TU] [Post-Star]

After the drama with Obama on Monday, David Paterson said yesterday: "Clearly I'm running for re-election." [PolitickerNY]

After yesterday's Court of Appeals ruling affirming Richard Ravitch's appointment as lieutenant governor, a top Republican in the legislature says the state's constitution should be changed to address LG succession. Now that Ravitch's job is official, he says "my golf game is going to go to hell in a basket." [CapNews9] [Daily Politics]

Rick Lazio officially declared that he's running for governor -- even Rudy Giuliani jumps in the race. Lazio said yesterday that it's time to "replace state government with a government that this state needs." [Daily Politics] [PolitickerNY]

Filming on that Will Ferrell movie starts in downtown Albany today -- here's a list of street closings and parking restrictions. [AOA] [AOA]

Saratoga Springs' finance commissioner says if the gap between city revenue and departments' proposed budgets persists, taxes will have to increase almost 40 percent. That has commissioners talking about job cuts. [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette $]

Albany County exec Mike Breslin and the county legislature are at odds over what to do with the county nursing home. Breslin is recommending closing the facility and placing people in assisted home care or private facilities. Critics of the plan say private homes won't take the sickest residents. [CapNews9] [Fox23]

Albany County employees protested their involuntary furloughs yesterday outside county offices on State Street. The five unpaid furlough days for 1400 county workers is expected to save $1.5 million. [CapNews9] [@mikeyroach] [WNYT]

Two different takes on the same report: from the Daily Gazette: "Many in area lack health coverage" and the from the TU: "Census: Region better covered." [Daily Gazette $] [TU]

Police in Massachusetts and Connecticut think two cold murder cases might have connections to the Capital Region. The evidence pointing toward a possible link to this area includes results from an analysis of isotopes found in one of the victim's hair. [TU] [Troy Record]

Troy police say a man reported being robbed Liberty Street after he asked a hunched-over man whether he was OK (map). [Troy Record]

If you're in the market for a reservoir, Colonie is selling its Clifton Park property for $8.7 million. [TU]

Construction begins today on the re-routing of Maxwell Road in Colonie. Federal stimulus money is funding the $5 million project. [TU] [WNYT]

Parts of 19th Street in Watervliet will be closed for four days next week because of railroad track maintenance. [Troy Record]

The owner of Lou-Bea's pizza, which is said to be the oldest continuously operating pizza shop in Albany, is vowing to re-open after a Monday night fire. [TU] [CapNews9]


Man, the news is depressing.

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