Call for suspensions in alleged Troy ballot fraud, shame shame shame, CDTA exec director named, kangaroo meat prompts fine

Troy Republicans are calling for city employees who might have been involved with the alleged absentee ballot fraud to be suspended. A state Supreme Court judge will hear arguments today about whether some of the ballots should be thrown out. [Troy Record] [Troy Record]

Local officials are waiting for the feds to show up so they can move forward on those caskets found during the reconstruction of Delaware Ave in Albany. The coffins have not been opened -- and their presence there is still a bit of a mystery. [TU] [Fox23] [CapNews9]

Saratoga County sheriffs say they've identified the woman found dead floating in a creek just off Saratoga Lake yesterday. A crew team found the body. [CBS6] [WNYT]

A husband and wife from Schenectady have been indicted on federal charges that they were involved with a scheme to launder millions of dollars through a local Hindu temple. [TU]

Mechanicville police allege that a woman was using her five-year-old son's room to dry marijuana. Police say they found pot scattered around the kid's bedding and toys. They say they seized more than three pounds of pot from the operation. [Fox23] [CBS6] [Troy Record]

The Albany Police Department says it will be using a flashing road sign to shame people arrested for buying drugs or soliciting prostitutes on Central Ave. [CBS6]

Interim CDTA executive director Carm Basile has been named the transit org's permanent executive director. [TU]

Kirsten Gillibrand says 50,000 people in the Capital Region have collected unemployment benefits this year. [Post-Star]

David Paterson and Andrew Cuomo were both in Buffalo yesterday for a Democratic Party conference. Paterson continued to say he will be running for governor next year. And Andrew Cuomo sounded a lot like a gubernatorial candidate. [Daily Politics] [NYT] [CapNews9]

Another suspect has pleaded guilty in that Tarantino-esque kidnapping earlier this year in Albany and Troy. [CapNews9]

The city of Cohoes says 65 percent of parking tickets issued there last year were not paid. [TU]

The owner of the Saratoga Shoe Depot owes more than $100,000 in back taxes on his two Broadway properties, according to the city of Saratoga Springs. [Saratogian]

An exotic meat vendor in Menands got fined by the state recently for selling kangaroo -- though it sounds like the state may have had things mixed up. [TU]

Tenants of those relatively new apartments (in an old, re-purposed building) on New Scotland Ave near the Tollgate in Slingerlands say the units have a serious mold problem. [TU]

It appears that local populations of the endangered Karner Blue butterfly are continuing to decline, despite preservation efforts. Spa State Park is forming new habitat for the insects. [TU] [TU]

The hawk that was shot by a Saratoga track worker earlier this year has been released after being rehabilitated. [TU]

Comments

I'm all for public humiliation, but people who are charged with a crime get their names publicized? Without proof of guilt, isn't that kinda slanderous?

Hey man, I thought last nights arrangement was supposed to be anonymous. Where's my lawyer?

I tried a kangaroo Hot Pockets once, but it kept coming back up.

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