Arrests in Schenectady shooting, Albany police chief search narrows, corporate sponsorships proposed for parks, CO detectors a hot item

Schenectady police say they've arrested three men for the fatal shooting in the Vale neighborhood over the weekend. The SPD says the shooting doesn't appear to have been related to drugs. Police say they've also arrested a man for firing at police as they executed a search warrant near the site of the shooting Sunday night. The SPD says it's investigating an exchange that same night at the police station in which officers allegedly yelled at members of the victim's family who had come to report information about the original shooting. [TU] [Fox23] [Fox23] [Daily Gazette $] [CBS6]

State comptroller Tom DiNapoli is projecting that the state's budget gap will be $2 billion. [NYS OSC]

The state comptroller's office released county sales tax collections figures for 2009. Compared to 2008, Albany was down 7.8 percent, Rensselaer down 3.3 percent, Saratoga down 8.3 percent and Schenectady down 6.7 percent. A Saratoga county administrator said he doubted the number were accurate. [NYS OSC] [Saratogian]

The state AG's office announced that County Waste, a private trash hauler, will pay almost $1 million to settle allegations it was underreporting the amount of trash it was dumping in Colonie's landfill. The company had been facing a claim of $15 million in the case. As part of the settlement, the company neither confirmed nor denied the allegations. A whistleblower will get more than $160k. [NYS AG] [Daily Gazette $] [Troy Record] [TU]

The Albany police chief search committee has reportedly narrowed down the list of candidates to nine. The only internal candidate to make the cut is deputy chief Steven Krokoff. There will be two public forums about the search, one this week and one the next. [CapNews9] [TU] [CapNews9]

Suffolk County executive -- and possible statewide candidate -- Steve Levy has proposed keeping state parks open with corporate sponsorships. [AP]

It sounds like the Aqueduct racino deal will be held up for a while. (Money from the deal is expect to help stabilize racing in the state and pay for improvements at Saratoga.) [NYDN]

Albany County comptroller Mike Conners is continuing to push his case that the county is shipping residents out of state because it doesn't have enough nursing home capacity. [TU]

A consultancy has proposed four sites for the new Troy city hall. Among them: the site of the old city hall. [TU] [Troy Record]

Harry Tutunjian has called a special meeting to a vote on the sale of Troy's Uncle Sam parking garage. [Troy Record]

Troy police say they arrested a woman for allegedly stabbing her landlord yesterday. [Troy Record]

State police say the driver who may have struck and killed a Syracuse University student from Guilderland on the Thruway this past weekend has stepped forward. [TU]

Schenectady police say a man pulled over for allegedly driving drunk with a child in his car allegedly offered the officer $20k. [Daily Gazette $]

Albany police have accused a 16-year-old of tagging a bunch of buildings in Center Square; state police say the teen also allegedly tagged the ESP. [TU] [Fox23]

Chuck Schumer was in East Greenbush yesterday to tout a tax cut for hiring unemployed workers. [Troy Record]

The Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau has hired a new president. [Saratogian]

Hardware stores say carbon monoxide detectors have become a hot item -- a state law requiring them took effect Monday. [Fox23]

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