Three shot in Poestenkill home, municipal budgets in bad shape, Fresh Market aiming for August opening in Latham

Police say an elderly man shot two people at his home in Poestenkill yesterday afternoon then turned the gun on himself (map). They say the shooter, Robert Pryor, died. They say the two people he shot -- his daughter and his granddaughter's boyfriend -- survived and are in serious and critical condition, respectively. The Rensselaer County sheriff says Pryor may have been suffering from mental health problems. Pryor's son told WNYT that he had talked with his father on the phone shortly before the shooting said Pryor had been angry with his daughter. [TU] [YNN] [Fox23] [WTEN] [Troy Record] [WNYT]

In attempt to unstick the stalled state budget process, David Paterson offered a revised revenue bill yesterday. The bill included a property tax cap and the provision that would allow SUNY campuses to set their own tuition (with limits). The legislature refused to formally accept the bill for consideration. [YNN] [Buffalo News] [TU]

Chris Gibson, the Republican challenger to Scott Murphy, has reportedly had a strong fundraising quarter -- but Murphy still holds a big lead in overall money. [Politico] [TU]

The budgets for many for Capital Region municipalities are in bad shape. [TU]

State Senator Eric Schneiderman, one of the frontrunners for state attorney general, was riding in a car that was involved in an alleged hit-and-run accident with a parked car in Manhattan Monday evening. A Schneiderman spokesman disputes the alleged seriousness of the damage and criticized the characterization of the incident as a "hit-and-run." Weird twist: the staffer driving the car is Elena Kagan's niece. [YNN] [NYT] [NYDN]

Colonie police are looking for a man who they say has burgled a series of businesses in Latham and Colonie since last November. Among the businesses they say he's hit: Chipotle, Ario's and Edible Arrangements. They have a surveillance video grab of him looking straight into the camera. [Fox23] [WNYT] [WTEN]

Said the alleged victim who refused to testify yesterday in trial of an Albany man accused of assaulting her: "I might have the court in my corner today, but when I go home, who's in my corner? Nobody." [TU]

Former Troy high school basketball star Tiki Mayben was sentenced to five years probation after his conviction for selling cocaine in downtown Troy last year. [TU] [Troy Record]

North Greenbush police say they've arrested three teens for allegedly vandalizing 20 homes in Defreestville this past weekend.

Among the ideas that came up during a public comment session on riverfront development in Troy: building a permanent structure for the farmer's market. Among the allegations: the teens are accused of flooding a garage with a garden hose. [YNN] [Troy Record]

State police say they've arrested two teens who allegedly used info gleaned from Facebook to schedule a burglary in Columbia County. [YNN]

The new Fresh Market grocery store is aiming for a mid-August opening in Latham. [WTEN]

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