Police say man was abducted because he owed money, former UAlbany president passes away, local redistricting moving slowly

Troy police say the man abducted from his South Troy home Saturday night allegedly owned money and was taken to an ATM so he could pay up (map). The TPD says the incident was not drug related and not random. [Troy Record] [Fox23] [CBS6]

Albany police say a man was shot in the leg early Sunday morning in Arbor Hill (map). The APD described it as a drive-by shooting. [Troy Record] [TU]

Albany police say they've arrested the man who allegedly robbed the Citizens Bank on Washington Ave on Friday (map). The APD says the man was picked up in the South End after an officer recognized him from surveillance video. [Troy Record] [TU] [WTEN]

Suspended Albany police spokesman James Miller is back on the payroll and the state DMV has granted him a conditional license (his future with the department is still unclear). [TU]

Former UAlbany president Vincent O'Leary has passed away. He was 86. [UAlbany]

Local municipalities haven't made much progress on mandated redistricting. [TU]

Among the local school districts in which teachers have taken pay freezes or made other concessions: Bethlehem, Watervliet, Troy, and Mohonasen. [TU]

Chris Gibson appears open to voting to raise the federal government's debt ceiling. [State of Politics]

Environmental groups aren't happy with Andrew Cuomo's stances on many issues so far. [TU]

Schenectady County prosecutors say the two men allegedly responsible for stealing thousands of dollars in metal grates from Schenectady streets were employees of Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp. and used their positions as cover to steal the metal. [Daily Gazette]

The Capital City Rescue Mission served 2,000 Easter meals -- it's biggest total ever. [Troy Record]

The amount of water treated at the Saratoga Springs city water treatment plant triples during the summer tourist season. [Daily Gazette]

Stillwater's first grade classrooms are getting iPads. [Troy Record]

An Irish heritage museum is moving to downtown Albany. [TU]

The Downstreet Marketplace on Broadway in Saratoga is now called the Saratoga Marketplace. [Saratogian]

Says Saratoga Springs native Pia Carusone, the chief of staff for Gabrielle Giffords, the congresswoman who was shot in Arizona: "I'm with her until the next step and I don't know what that is." [Fox23]

Union college hockey coach Nate Leaman, coming off the school's best-ever season, has taken the head coaching job at Providence. An assistant coach, Rich Bennett, has promoted to head coach. [WNYT] [Concordiensis]

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