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]

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Pop. Pop. Pop. Shop.

We took a few minutes Wednesday afternoon to stop by the pop-up shops that are at Tricentennial Park in downtown Albany this week. Pop-Place includes... (more)

Lucius at The Hollow

Could be fun: Indie pop group Lucius will be at The Hollow December 5. Tickets are now sale -- they're $16 ahead / $18 day... (more)

Local food list

You're probably familiar with a lot of the names and places on this list of farmers' markets/CSA/PYOs/other local food producers compiled by CDPHP, but it's... (more)

Reminder: Yaddo tours this weekend

A quick reminder that Yaddo that will open for tours this Sunday, September 21 (as mentioned). Two of the four time slots are already sold... (more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Hoffman's Playland, red light cameras, birthing lessons, having nice things, Roosevelts... (more)

Recent Comments

... [T]he primary issue is that no one uses intersections correctly as it is, drivers or pedestrians. It's as simple as "pedestrians have the right of way in the crosswalk, so don't act like a jerk and try to run them over when they're in it" for drivers and "wait for the walk signal and cross at crosswalks so you don't hold up traffic like an idiot/get killed" for pedestrians. ...

Where to buy firewood?

...has 19 comments, most recently from rich

Reminder: Yaddo tours this weekend

...has 2 comments, most recently from Mary

The Hard Places: The Tom Little Story

...has 4 comments, most recently from beryl boerger

The latest One Monument Square plan evolves

...has 4 comments, most recently from Tim

Morning Blend for Sep 16

...has 6 comments, most recently from Bob