Double shooting in downtown Troy, Cuomo makes local campaign stops, rabid fox attacks man, cricket feud in Schenectady

Troy police say two people were shot Sunday morning on Congress Street between 3rd and 4th streets (map). They say both victims are expected to survive. The TPD says it's looking for a black Cadillac with chrome wheels that may have been involved with the shooting. [YNN] [Troy Record] [WNYT]

Andrew Cuomo's RV campaign tour stopped at the Albany Democratic Party picnic on Saturday (Jerry Jennings called him "a great friend of mine for many, many years.") Commented Cuomo on the huge pile of campaign cash he's pulled together, to Jimmy Vielkind: "One of the opponents is a multi-millionaire who has said he can put his hand in his own pocket and spend millions of dollars ... And if you don't have the money to run a campaign you're not competitive." (That "multi-millionaire" opponent to whom he refers is Carl Paladino.) Cuomo also stopped at the Troy Pig Out. [Fox23] [TU] [TU CapCon] [Troy Record]

The two Democratic challengers to Mike Neil Breslin for the state Senate are hoping to ride an anti-incumbent wave. Also: is this the "year of the woman" in elections for the state legislator? [TU] [TU]

David Paterson's campaign fund has paid $700k over the last four months for legal bills related to the three public integrity investigations currently in progress that involve the governor. [Fox23]

Charges have been dropped against Bryan Berry and Terrence Battiste, the two men originally accused of killing Arica Lynn Schneider and Samuel Holley in Troy in 2002. A different man, Michael Mosley, was recently accused of the crime after prosecutors say his DNA matched a sample found at the crime scene. Berry and Battiste are currently in prison on unrelated charges. [TU] [Troy Record] [WTEN]

A man who says he was present at the attack on Steve Barnes and a friend at Stuyvesant Plaza two years ago has pleaded guilty and says he will cooperate with the case against Timothy Rankins, the bar owner who allegedly organized the attack. [TU]

Said the mother of the two boys shot near Schenectady's Jerry Burrell Park recently of the alleged shooter, a 17-year-old: "I was looking for a monster, like I said, and I saw a baby." [Fox23]

State Police say they've located a Schodack man accused of being caught in an online underage sex sting in Colorado. They say he was found in Albany Med's ICU after he reportedly threatened to harm himself. [TU] [KDVR TV Denver] [Troy Record]

Yet another Schenectady cop has been suspended. [TU]

The mother of former Schenectay cop John Lewis has been arrested for allegedly using a computer at her Spa State Park police dispatcher job to look up info on people involved with the cases against her son. She's been suspended from her job. [TU] [WTEN]

Colonie police say they've arrested the man who's allegedly responsible for a string of break-ins at strip mall stores in Colonie and Latham. They say a phone tip led them to Niskayuna man. [WTEN] [WNYT]

The Albany man accused of drowning a cat and then setting it on fire has pleaded guilty. He could get up to four years in prison. [TU] [Fox23]

Officials want to crack down on underage gambling at Saratoga this year. Saratoga County DA James Murphy says any minors found gambling at The Track will charged with trespassing. [Post-Star] [Fox23]

Saratoga County will be spending $64,000 a year to store its electronic voting machines in a climate controlled space. [Daily Gazette]

The owner of Cornell's, the Schenectady Italian restaurant, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (that's the reorganization kind). The restaurant will stay open. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Both Price Chopper and Hannaford say they don't source seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, and thus their supplies aren't directly affected by the oil spill. [Saratogian]

A Wynanstkill man reportedly rescued two people on a burning boat in the middle of Snyder's Lake last week (map). [Troy Record]

A man was attacked by a rabid fox in Greenwich recently. [Daily Gazette]

The DEC says it's cited a man for killing an egret and a Great Blue heron in Clifton Park. [WNYT]

That section of Krumkill Road closed because it was sliding into the Normanskill has re-opened. [WTEN]

A proposed multi-million dollar cricket facility in Schenectady has prompted a feud between two cricket groups. [Daily Gazette]


The problem with these cricket feuds is that they can go on for days with no end in sight, but they do have the benefit of offering scheduled breaks for tea sandwiches.

This is quite the sticky wicket.

> The problem with these cricket feuds ...

Problem for whom? I'd like to know more about a local neighborhood where many folks will say they'd like the cricket feuding to end. Where is it?


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