Three weekend shootings in Albany, Cuomo's political role model is Bill not Mario, local colleges report record-high application totals

Police say there were three shootings in Albany over the weekend. The APD says a man was shot while entering his West Hill home Saturday night -- they say he's not cooperating with the investigation (map). Early Sunday morning, the APD says a man and woman were assaulted/robbed on the street in the West End neighborhood (map) -- and the man shot in the head, though the wound was not life threatening. And then around 10:30 am Sunday morning, the APD says another man was shot in West Hill (map). All three shooting occurred within a half-mile radius. [WNYT] [Fox23] [TU] [TU] [Fox23] [Fox23]

State officials have confirmed that the body found on Peebles Island Friday was Nadia A. Trinkala, an artist and former business owner in Cohoes and Troy. Police say they don't suspect foul play. (Matt Baumgartner's memories of "Trink.") [Troy Record] [TU] [WNYT] [Friday Puppy]

Albany police say two men were arrested early Saturday morning after they allegedly beat a man unconscious near the intersection of Quail and Madison (map). Both the arrested men are UAlbany students. [Troy Record] [TU]

Andrew Cuomo's apparent political role model: not his father, but rather Bill Clinton. [AP/Troy Record]

There's an anti-fracking rally at the state Capitol today. [EANY]

The Saratoga County sheriff's office says a woman reported that man tried to sexually assault her on a a path at the Vischer Ferry nature preserve. They say she was able to fight off the attacker. A police search on foot and by helicopter of the area didn't turn up a suspect. [YNN] [CBS6] [WNYT]

Schenectady police say a bullet flew through threw the window of a home in Hamilton Hill Saturday evening. map). The shooting was reportedly captured on video. [Fox23] [CBS6]

Glenville police say a man has been charged with unlawful imprisonment after he allegedly held a woman against her will and kissed her at a laundromat. They say the man was arrested eight days later when he was found hiding in a closet. [WTEN] [TU]

The Troy Police Department says it's investigating an alleged incident in which, according to "sources," a TPD sergeant passed over for promotion allegedly confronted the mother of the officer who did get the promotion Saturday night at Red Front. [Troy Record]

The Dunn Memorial Bridge was closed for a short time this weekend after police say a man crashed his motorcycle doing wheelies across the bridge. [WTEN]

State Police say an Argyle woman has been charged with impersonating a veterinarian after she allegedly botched the neutering of a dog (and before that, a cat). [TU]

Among the benefits for members of the state legislature: free health physicals. [TU]

The Ballston Spa school district's proposed budget would raise the tax levy 2.5 percent and cut 28 teaching jobs. [Daily Gazette]

Local colleges say they're seeing record-high application totals this year. [Daily Gazette]

The owner of the Parker Inn in downtown Schenectady says it plans to file for Chapter 11 (the reorganization bankruptcy). [TU]

Three cyclists from the Tour of the Battenkill race in Washington County were airlifted to the hospital after a crash Sunday. [Daily Gazette]

Former state Senator Hiram Monserrate (remember, he was booted from the Senate) is now running a pizza shop in Queens. [NY Post via State of Politics]

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