Suspect shot during traffic stop dies, state refund checks could be delayed, scientists say don't worry about earthquakes

Update: The TU reports that unnamed sources in the APD say the suspect allegedly had the injured officer pinned against a fence with the car.

Albany police say one person was shot by police during a traffic stop near Quail and Spring streets last night (map) -- and the person later died after being taken to the hospital. The APD also says an officer was injured during the incident. Witnesses reported hearing multiple shots fired and seeing police swarm the area. (Here's the brief press conference with the APD spokesman last night.) [ASP] [CBS6] [Fox23] [TU] [WNYT] [@PatrickDodson]

The president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association says his org opposes public funding for the Albany gun buyback because he doesn't "think this program curbs crime at all." Responded Charlie Mueller, the pastor who runs the program, "I know we've stopped quite a few shootings." [WNYT] [CapNews9] [Fox23]

The state Division of the Budget says a delay in sending out state tax refund checks is up for consideration. (That may be a reason to file early.) [AP/Post-Star] [Fox23]

The Paterson administration released documents related to the selection of AEG to run the proposed Aqueduct racino. The documents reveal that AEG significantly increased its revenue projections during the second round of the selection process (the company says it had updated its analysis). AEG also touted its ability to reel in the "the 50+++ demographic" to the racino. Money from the Aqueduct deal is slated to help fund NYRA -- and the Saratoga Race Course. [ny.gov] [TU] [NY Post] [NYDN] [NYDN] [Saratogian]

In a statement released early this morning David Paterson defended David Johnson, the advisor at the center of the much-anticipated New York Times story that posted last night. [Daily Politics]

Among the applicants for the Albany police chief job: the head of the FBI in Albany. The list also includes acting chief Steve Krokoff. [TU] [CapNews9]

Former Albany police chief James Tuffey has filed a disability claim that could significantly increase his pension. [TU]

Troy's police chief is considering retirement. [Troy Record]

David Harper, an attorney from Saratoga County, says he's running for the Republican nomination in the 20th Congressional District (currently Scott Murphy's seat). Harper said he resigned his position as a county ADA to run for the seat. [Post-Star] [Saratogian]

A seismologist says there's "no reason to expect something worse is coming" from the recent series of small earthquakes near Berne. [Daily Gazette $]

The membership drive for the Washington Ave YMCA in Albany has gotten 416 of the 700 new memberships it needs by April to stay open. [WNYT] *

A Colonie police officer was involved in a traffic accident while responding to a call Tuesday. [TU]

The principal conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra and music director of the Saratoga Chamber Music Festival announced that they have gotten married -- and this will be their last season in Saratoga. [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette $]

Heading into its busiest season of the year, local Home Depots are planning to hire 100 people. [WTEN]

A team from the Schenectady Curling Club will be competing in the national club championship. [Daily Gazette $]


* Yep, the Capital District YMCA has advertised on AOA

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