Judge approves warrant for DNA samples in Troy ballot fraud investigation, go-ahead for new development at Harriman campus, fade out for Harold Gould

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A judge has approved a search warrant that allows State Police to collect DNA samples from Troy city councilman Michael LoPorto and city clerk William McInerney as part of the investigation of alleged ballot fraud in the city. Attorneys for both men have described the DNA requests as "fishing expedition." [TU] [Troy Record]

Nine former nurses at Northwoods nursing home in Troy were indicted on charges related to allegations of neglect and falsifying medical records. The indictments stem from a state attorney general's investigation. [Troy Record] [Troy Record March 2010]

The state's economic development arm has approved $921k in funding for the demolition of the former Troy city hall. [TU]

The board of directors for the Harriman State Office Campus in Albany has given Columbia Development the initial go-ahead to construct new office buildings at the site, despite the objections of Jerry Jennings. [ESD] [TU]

Police in Mechanicville and Stillwater are warning about a rash of burglaries. [Daily Gazette]

Albany police say a pedestrian was injured in a hit-and-run collision Monday night while crossing Clinton Ave. [Fox23]

Officials say they're concerned about a recent string of hiking accidents at the Kaaterskill Falls in Greene County. [YNN]

The Tri-City Valley Cats won the New York-Penn League Championship Series with a two-game sweep of the Brooklyn Cyclones. [CBS6]

Longtime actor Harold Gould, a Schenectady native and UAlbany grad, has died. He was 86. Gould's filmography is huge -- he appeared in films such as the The Sting and made appearances on TV shows such as Rhoda, Golden Girls, Felicity and just this year, Nip/Tuck. [Wikipedia] [Daily Gazette] [IMDB]

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