Prosecutor says DNA links man to Troy murders, earlier bar closing time measure fails, yet another attempted bank robbery

Prosecutors allege that DNA evidence connects Michael Mosely to the scene of the 2002 murders of Samuel Holley and Arica Lynn Schneider in Troy. Prosecutors say a state database matched his DNA after he submitted a sample in December after pleading guilty to different crime. Two other men were scheduled to go on trial the murders -- the Rensselaer County DA wouldn't comment on the status of those trials. [Troy Record] [TU] [Fox23] [YNN]

The public employee unions continued to assert they have a binding no-layoffs agreement with David Paterson for this year, after the governor said yesterday that he may pursue layoffs in 2010. Said a CSEA spokesman: "It's a non-issue and he should stop talking about it in public." [TU] [AOA via Capitol Pressroom] [Fox23]

The state Senate passed legislation that would allow no-fault divorce in the New York. An odd couple opposing the legislation: both the National Organization for Women-NYS and the New York State Catholic Conference. New York is the only state without such a measure. [TU] [State of Politics] [WNYT] [WTEN]

The measure that would roll last call in Saratoga Springs back to 2 am failed to pass the city council last night. The vote was 2-2, with mayor Scott Johnson abstaining because of his business interest in two downtown restaurants. Family members of Ryan Rossley, the man killed during a hit-and-run downtown the night of St. Patrick's Day, pushed for the council to approve the earlier closing time. [Fox23] [Post-Star] [Saratogian] [WTEN]

The revised Schenectady school district budget was voted down in yesterday's re-vote. Said a school board member: "We've got to get faith back in the district." That means the district will go to a contingency budget. (The revised Cohoes school budget passed.) [Fox23] [Daily Gazette $] [TU] [Troy Record]

The family of the woman who died in the Saratoga Springs lockup has filed the paperwork necessary to reserve the right to sue the city.

Watervliet police say a man was arrested yesterday after he allegedly took his daughter from her mother's home and then held himself up inside his apartment. [Troy Record] [TU]

Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing anti-gang legislation -- though there are some questions about the numbers involved. [CBS6] [TU]

It appears that Colonie's town budget is in worse shape than town leaders predicted. [TU]

Albany police say a man tried to rob M&T Bank on Central Ave yesterday morning. They say he didn't get any money. [YNN] [Fox23]

A portion of Krumkill Road in New Scotland will be closed because "the whole road could just slide catastrophically without notice."

The developers of the proposed Capital Grand condo project in downtown Albany are now aiming to build apartments. [TU]

Residents around Saratoga Lake say the water level is too low. [TU]

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