APD says video shows shooting was justified, Cuomo piling up the campaign cash, Price Chopper says it's also getting on sustainable seafood boat

Said Albany police spokesman James Miller of the video showing the fatal Quail/Spring Street shooting in February: "I think it's pretty transparent that [the officers'] actions in that case were justified." He also said: "If you don't have that video all you rely on would be TV and newspaper reports and people would have to draw their own conclusions by what they're hearing. Now, they can draw their own conclusions by what they're seeing." The video came from two sources -- the dashboard camera from the patrol car and a nearby surveillance camera. [TU] [WNYT] [TU]

John Tinkler, the Troy man convicted of killing three-year-old Zoey Sandercox, was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. Said Sandercox's mother during her victim impact statement: "No 3-year-old deserves to be beaten on because a grown man cannot control his anger." [Troy Record] [TU]

The brother of Anthony Delgado, the man shot in the Poestenkill triple shooting, says his brother tried to wrestle the gun away from Robert Pryor, Sr. He says his brother is recovering. [Fox23] [WNYT]

Yelled the mother of the two kids shot near Jerry Burrell Park in Schenectady at the arraignment of the alleged shooter: "You shot my sons. You shot my mother-[expletive] sons. They're waiting for you upstate you mother [expletive]." [Daily Gazette]

A judge has partially lifted the restraining order preventing the state lottery division from reviewing the last remaining bid for the Aqueduct racino. The lottery division is still prohibited from issuing a recommendation until the challenge from the former AEG is heard next week. Money from the Aqueduct deal will go toward propping up NYRA, which operates the Saratoga Race Course. [Saratogian] [Daily Politics]

The special prosecutor investigation allegations of ballot fraud in last year's city primaries in Troy is reportedly looking to get DNA evidence from some number of public officials. [TU]

Mechanicville's mayor says the reservoirs that provide water for the city and parts of Stillwater are very low. [Daily Gazette]

Albany police say a chase Thursday night ended with the driver slamming into a guardrail on the ramp from I-787 north to I-90 east. The crash looks like it was nasty. [TU] [CBS6]

Andrew Cuomo reported having $23.6 million in campaign cash on hand. [NYT]

Carl Paladino's campaign has turned in almost double the number of signatures to get Paladino on the ballot for the Republican Party gubernatorial primary. [TU]

Joanne Yepsen, the Democrat challenging Roy McDonald for the 43rd state Senate district (Joe Bruno's old seat), reported having more campaign cash on hand than McDonald. [TU]

Officials say it appears that massive fire in Amsterdam Wednesday night was set. The Gazette has posted a remarkable photoset from the fire. It was so hot that it melted nearby street lamps. [Daily Gazette] [Daily Gazette] [TU]

After Hannaford's parent company announced it will eventually only sell sustainably-sourced seafood, Price Chopper says it's also developing a plan for sustainably seafood. [AOA] [TU]

Traffic for the Camp Bisco music festival in Mariaville was backed up for more than a mile yesterday. [Daily Gazette]

The Troy farmers' market will be in Monument Square this weekend because of the Troy Pig Out. Some streets downtown will also be closed. [@TroyMayor] [Troy Record]

Two teenagers found a more than two-foot-long alligator under an overpass near Binghamton. [Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin]


Um, alligator?

Some asshat seriously tried to keep an alligator as a pet, and then just ditched it?! You hear about that happening in urban legends, but I had always hoped people really weren't that dumb.

They need DNA evidence to investigate ballot fraud? Makes you wonder what they were doing with those ballots!

I'm trying to process a mother yelling "You shot my mother-[expletive] sons."

My favorite part was when the child killer got the maximum sentence. What was YOUR favorite part?

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