Delmar man killed in Afghanistan, the weekend in crime, Marylou's numerous admirers

An optometrist from Delmar was one of the 10 aid workers killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan last week. Tom Little and his wife Libby had spent much of their lives doing humanitarian work in Afghanistan, providing eye care to people in poor and remote areas. It's estimated he treated about 250,000 people there. Members of local congregations that helped support their work remembered Little as dedicated and humble. Libby Little wasn't with her husband on this latest expedition because she was here in the Capital Region with one of their daughters, who's expecting a child. She's heading back to Kabul for his burial. [NYT] [AP/Troy Record] [TU] [Troy Record] [Daily Gazette] [WNYT] [CBS6]

Schenectady police say they've arrested a man for the fatal shooting in June on Crane Street. The people who drove the victim of the shooting to Ellis Hospital crashed their car into the emergency department doors. [Daily Gazette] [YNN]

Albany police say they're arrested four teens for allegedly throwing a man through a basement window on Washington Ave Saturday evening (map). They say they don't know what prompted the altercation, which appeared to be unprovoked. Another victim says they were walking their dogs when the teens approached them. [TU] [Fox23] [YNN] [WNYT]

Albany police say a teen was shot in the arm Saturday night in West Hill (map). [WNYT]

The Saratoga County sheriff's office says it's arrested a man for an alleged hit and run in the Town of Saratoga early Sunday. They say the victim, who's in serious condition, was standing in a driveway. [Saratogian] [Post-Star]

Albany police say a man said he was mugged by four assailants Friday night on Clinton Ave (map). [WNYT]

Albany police say a man was stabbed on Washington Ave Friday night (map). [WNYT]

Schenectady police say two people in a Dodge Neon were carjacked Sunday morning in Hamilton Hill (map). [Fox23]

State Police say they found the body of a missing Malta man in/near the Pine Bush on Saturday. They say there is no evidence of foul play. [TU] [Saratogian]

Troy's fire chief says the fire at the King Fuels site on Friday was "definitely arson." [Troy Record]

The Democratic primary for the 46th state Senate seat will be between Neil Breslin and Luke Martland after Tim Carney's petition was ruled to be two signatures short. [TU]

David Paterson apparently is no longer a fan of Kirsten Gillibrand. [NY Post/State of Politics]

The $125k/month contract for the guy hired to fix NYC OTB has caught the attention of the state comptroller's office. [TU]

The fungus that causes White Nose syndrome is continuing to hit local bat populations. Earlier on AOA: The stuff of bat nightmares. [TU]

It looks like there's some movement on the long-gestating plan to build an exit off the Northway for ALB. [TU]

Billy Fuccillo bought "four or five hundred" pairs of shoes for a local foster family org. [YNN]

Marylou Whitney was greeted by a crowd of (more than 150, 200, more than 400, about 700) admirers outside her gala Friday night at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs. One woman said she built a $40,000 addition onto her house to hold all her Marylou memorabilia. [Post-Star] [Daily Gazette] [Saratogian] [WTEN] [TU]


That is a lot of bad news.

Never would have expected Fucillo to be the savior of an otherwise totally awful news day. Well, he and Marylou. She's cute.

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