Services for Rensselaer County soldier this week, sheriff's office says teen got special delivery from California, Schenectady teacher swapping jobs with Englishwoman

Officials say the body of Derek Farley, the Rensselaer County soldier who died while trying to disarm a bomb in Afghanistan last week, will travel in a motorcade from ALB to the town of Nassau on Wednesday. There will be calling hours on Thursday in Rensselaer. Farley was ABC News' person of the week last week. [TU] [Troy Record] [Fox23] [ABC News]

The infant injured when she was hit by a car -- along with her mother and a sibling -- on Broadway in Menands this weekend has died. Colonie police say the driver didn't have time to stop when the family darted into the street -- and will not be charged. [YNN] [TU]

State police say an Albany man -- and substitute teacher -- was arrested for allegedly trying to meet two teen girls for sex. They say the man has taught in several local districts. There are also indications he worked at a local camp. [TU] [CBS6] [Fox23]

An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Hearst, the Times Union's parent company, broke the law when it laid off 11 TU employees last year -- and ordered the employees re-hired. The TU's publisher says "we strongly disagree with the judge's decision" -- and, pending an appeal, the paper won't re-hire the employees. The newspaper guild's president says the appeal is "meant only to drag the case out." [Albany Newspaper Guild] [TU] [Daily Gazette] [Troy Record]

The New York State health plan for people with pre-existing conditions, who haven't had health insurance recently, is starting to take applications. [AP/CBS6]

Multiple levels of law enforcement are focusing their search on one square mile for a man accused of injuring a state trooper Friday night in Washington County. Police say the man is an undocumented immigrant who's been working on a local farm. [TU] [WTEN] [Post-Star]

The Albany County Sheriff's office says a 19-year-old from Menands was arrested for allegedly trying take delivery packages containing pot brownies and "a very, very high-grade of marijuana" via courier service. The sheriff's office says the packages were sent from California. [YNN] [WTEN] [TU]

East Greenbush police say a 13-year-old girl is still in critical condition after being hit by a car on Route 4 Saturday night. [TU]

Jay Townsend and Gary Berntsen -- the two Republicans vying to run against Chuck Schumer for the US Senate -- debated last night in Schenectady. Recap: one, two, three. The Republicans competing to face Kirsten Gillibrand debate tonight. [YNN] [State of Politics x3] [YNN]

Luke Martland, who's challenging Neil Breslin for the state Senate, is criticizing Breslin for taking campaign contributions from the insurance industry. [WNYT]

Attendance and the amount bet at the Saratoga Race Course this season continue to run behind last year's numbers, according to NYRA. The racing org's president told CNBC yesterday that the industry is "going through a decline and a consolidation." [Saratogian] [CNBC/Post-Star]

A state administrative law judge has ruled that former Albany police chief James Tuffey should get $66,000 in workers' compensation for arm injury he suffered while breaking up a fight at Albany High School in 2007. [TU]

The Green Island Power Authority wants to expand the capacity its hydroelectric plant on the Hudson and develop the area around the plant for public use. [TU] [Troy Record]

Mechanicville's planning board has signed off on the $40 million mixed-use "Esplanade" project. [Troy Record]

A Schenectady elementary school teacher will be swapping houses -- and jobs -- with a teacher in England this school year. (No word on whether a guy who looks like Jude Law is part of the deal.) [Daily Gazette]

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