Investigators hope to pull DNA from bone fragments, big development planned for Troy, Paterson's deadline could be January, police car license plates stolen

Law enforcement officials say they found a jaw bone containing teeth near the site of the skull fragments in Greenfield. The hope is they'll be able to extract DNA evidence from the teeth. Forensic testing is expected to take weeks. Officials say the child-sized skull could be evidence in a handful of missing persons cases -- but they say it's unlikely the fragments belong to Jaliek Rainwalker. [Saratogian] [TU] [CapNews9] [WNYT] [Fox23]

Jerry Jennings has put together an eight member search committee for a new chief of police. The Albany mayor says the panel has no timeline. [CapNews9] [TU]

The union that represents Troy firefighters is using a house fire this past weekend to continue its push for more staffing at the station on Boulton Road (the station near RPI). They say it took crews an extra three minutes to respond to the fire because they were short staffed -- and that delay may have resulted in a firefighter sustaining minor injuries. The union would like to see two more firefighters added to the crew at the station. [Troy Record] [TU] [WTEN] [WNYT]

A developer is proposing a $160 million mixed used project in Troy at Ferry, Congress and Eighth streets (map). [TU]

It sounds like January will be David Paterson's deadline for a decision on staying in the governor's race. [NYDN]

Saratoga County's proposed budget includes no property tax increase -- even though sales tax revenue this year is down about eight percent. It's the first drop in the county's sales tax revenue since the tax was introduced 27 years ago. [Saratogian] [TU] [Post-Star]

Jack McEneny has written a letter to UAlbany urging it to reconsider building a new dorm in the wooded area on uptown campus' southeast side adjacent to residential streets. [TU]

The Democratic candidate for mayor of Rensselaer is hoping that businesses will "spill across the river" into the city from Albany. [TU]

The owner of the planned-to-be-renovated-with-a-state-grant Dewitt Clinton Hotel has paid his back taxes. [TU]

The plans for a new McDonald's building on South Broadway in Saratoga are still stuck in the city's planning boards. The fast food restaurant is a zone that now requires new buildings to have two stories. [Saratogian]

That new building going up on New Scotland near Madison in Albany's Park South neighborhood will include a CVS, SEFCU and medical offices. [CapNews9]

Bethlehem police say two license plates were stolen off cop cars in Delmar in August. [WNYT]

Local retail store say they will be hiring holiday help this year. [TU]

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