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]

Comments

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.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Realize Troy city summit

The ongoing project to develop a new comprehensive plan for Troy -- Realize Troy -- has a "city summit" public event lined up for this... (more)

The Warehouse District and thinking about change

We stopped into the public workshop about rezoning Albany's Warehouse District Tuesday evening. It was interesting to hear people talk about their aspirations and concerns... (more)

"He also envisioned buildings themselves as objects of Minimalist art that reflected Rockefeller's personal taste, for better or for worse."

It's about the history of the Empire State Plaza and it's by Paul Grondahl, so that's probably all you need to know. But it also... (more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: "upstate," tapping that, the 1920 waterfront, floral finds, running in the... (more)

A few facts, controversies, and quirks from the Northway's history

As noted by Albany Archives, the section of the Northway from Albany to around Glens Falls officially opened this week in 1961 (that is, Nelson... (more)

Recent Comments

I found Trevin Peterson through an All Over Albany recommendation about 2 years ago. ... His quotes were better detailed than other contractors. This spring, the job scope actually grew considerably since I decided this contractor was capable of replaceing 40 year old deteriorating retaining walls with architectural block here at my hillside home, along with an old side entrance deck supported by rotting cantilevered joists. Everything came out looking very professionally well done. He is partnered now with a master carpenter Chris Urba, and the company is now called Built By Design ... They will not be your cheapest quote, but if you want expert work they have the experience.

A look inside the new Druthers Albany location

...has 8 comments, most recently from Jason

A few facts, controversies, and quirks from the Northway's history

...has 2 comments, most recently from -B

What's up in the Neighborhood

...has 1 comment, most recently from JES

Capital Region birthday freebies

...has 41 comments, most recently from cher

The New Pornographers at Bearsville

...has 2 comments, most recently from Paul