Two shootings in Schenectady, Paladino taunts Cuomo, reports of bed bugs in Capital Region, State Museum acquires rotting whales

Schenectady police say an 18-year-old was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in the Central State neighborhood (map). They say they're looking for the shooter, who used a shotgun. Early Friday morning, a man was shot in the leg across the street from Bombers in downtown Schenectady -- police say the shooting followed an argument. [YNN] [TU] [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Albany police say they arrested two women for allegedly assaulting and robbing a woman uptown of the St. Rose campus in Pine Hills early Sunday morning (map). [Troy Record]

Albany police say four men assaulted and robbed three people at gunpoint early Sunday morning near the Delaware Ave Price Chopper (map). [CBS6]

Albany police say they've arrested a man for allegedly trying to rob a UAlbany student by placing a gun to the student's head early Friday morning in Pine Hills (map). [TU]

Carl Paladino, in a letter to Andrew Cuomo: "Come out and debate like a man." [NYT]

Lt. Governor Richard Ravitch is scheduled to release a report today that recommends significant changes to New York's $50+ billion Medicaid program. [NYT]

Schenectady mayor Brian Stratton says the city has spent $1.23 million to fire eight cops. [Daily Gazette]

Albany Med was included on a "watch list" for "below-average safety performance" in a patient safety analysis. [TU]

The Rensselaer County Sheriff's office says it found about more than six pounds of cocaine -- along with military-grade explosives -- during a raid this spring of a 65-year-old man's home in Poestenkill. [Troy Record]

The Rensselaer County Sheriff's office says it found 10 pounds of pot -- and bunch of other drugs -- during a house raid in Schodack last week. [Troy Record]

Albany police say someone set fire to covering of the fire wood outside the Stewart's on Morton Ave early Saturday morning. [YNN]

The Bronx church van that rolled over on the Thruway Saturday, killing six people, was headed for Schenectady. [Fox23]

Cohoes is looking to upgrade its railroad crossings so trains won't have to blow their horns while passing through. [TU]

Chuck Schumer is urging that National Grid's rate hike be help up until an investigation of the utility's expenses is completed. [TU]

Says a rep from the Cornell Cooperative Extension of the Capital Region: "We definitely have bedbugs." [Daily Gazette]

So far, so good at the Latham SPUI. [Daily Gazette]

Maestro's in Saratoga is planning to move down Broadway to a larger space in the Rip Van Dam building next spring. [Saratogian]

Basketball star Jimmer Fredette's return to Glens Falls for a game in December is a hot ticket. A group of people reportedly camped out over night for the tickets. [Saratogian] [Post-Star]

The State Museum has acquired to two rotting whales. For science. And display. Eventually. [TU]


"Carl Paladino, in a letter to Andrew Cuomo: 'Come out and debate like a man.' [NYT]"

Food fight!!!

Looks like a paid subscription is required to read the Daily Gazette articles...? Boo.

I'm with Meagan on this one.

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