Paladino gets conservative party nod, Ward Stone retires, body discovered in Saratoga, Glenville coach accused of having sex with teen

Now that Rick Lazio has bowed out of the race for governor, the state conservative party has given its endorsement to Carl Paladino. Seventeen members of the nominating committee either abstained or voted against the endorsement. [TU] [WTEN]

The pro-choice group NARAL has endorsed Andrew Cuomo. [NY1]

The Cuomo campaign is charging that some of Paladino's top aides "couldn't pass a simple background check for state employment." [NYT]

State wildlife pathologistWard Stone has retired. Stone took the early retirement incentive offered to state workers. Of the scandal that broke in the Times Union last spring, Stone says he "may have violated some insignificant rules" but that his science has been untouchable. [Fox 23] [TU] [CBS6]

A hiker discovered human remains in the woods off Route 50, just south of Spa State Park in Saratoga. [TU]

Damian Burkett was sentenced to 25 years to life, the maximum, for the murder of his girlfriend in Troy. [Record]

A volunteer coach for the Scotia-Glenville girls hockey team is facing charges for allegedly having sex with a 15 year old girl. [TU]

A Queens drug dealer has been found guilty of first degree murder and ten other felonies in connection with the failed robbery of another drug dealer in Schenectady. [YNN]

A former Rensselaer County corrections officer may be facing as much as ten years behind bars for hitting an inmate and then lying to the FBI about it. [Record]

As part of a plea bargain, a Cohoes woman has admitted to stabbing her husband in his sleep back in 2009.[CBS6]

A long term dispute may be what led to another shooting in Schenectady last night. A 20 year old man was shot in the knee on Park Avenue. [TU]

President Obama has nominated a Capital Region attorney to the federal bench. Mae D'Agostino will serve on the U.S. District Court for Northern NY. [TU]

Colonie's preliminary budget calls for a hike in taxes and decrease in services. One town board member described the budget picture as "grim." [YNN]

Saratoga is also facing budget woes and may be looking at layoffs in 2011. [Gazette $]

A "significant announcement" regarding Albany High School is expected later this morning. [CBS6]

The president of The College of Saint Rose has suffered a minor stroke. [TU]

A new drug and alcohol treatment center for women has opened in the Capital Region. [WNYT]

A U.S. Army veteran who is running from Oregon to Main to honor soldiers who died in Iraq, stopped in the Capital Region yesterday. [Saratogian]

A number of roads will be closed in downtown Albany tomorrow morning for a memorial service for BBL Construction creator Donald Led Duke [CBS 6]

Capital Region doctors are studying the use of angioplasty to help patients with MS.[Fox 23]

There's still an opportunity to get in on the New York State Appliance Swap Out.[News10]

If Fred Dicker decides he wants to make nice with Carl Paladino after yesterday's --umm--whatever that was -- he might try a little pasta and a good super-tuscan. [NYT]

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