New York leaders hail death of Bin Laden, police dog sinks teeth into suspect who allegedly fired at her, alleged kidnap scheme was over $100

Farther afield: The United States has killed Osama Bin Laden. [White House]

Andrew Cuomo on Bin Laden's death: "New Yorkers endured Bin Laden's most devastating and destructive attack, and his death brings back the horrific images and emotions of that terrible day. However, his death also reminds us of our strength, courage, and unity as a people in our response to his actions." Chuck Schumer: "This is a thunderous strike for justice for the thousands of my fellow New Yorkers -- and citizens from all over the world -- who were murdered on 9/11." Chris Gibson: ""I appreciate the detailed planning, hard work and discipline that goes in to executing a mission such as this and I commend our service men and women and our counter-terrorist specialists on this monumental achievement." [State of Politics] [State of Politics] [email press release]

Albany police say a 17-year-old was fatally stabbed Saturday night near Hoffman Park (map). The APD says the teen was stabbed during a fight with an unknown attacker. [TU] [Fox23]

Albany police another 17-year-old was stabbed about two hours later Saturday night across town in West Hill (map). His injuries are reportedly not life threatening. The APD says it's unknown if there's a connection between the two stabbings. [TU] [Fox23] [CBS6]

Troy police say two men were arrested after a chase during which one of the men allegedly fired shots at a police dog and, possibly an officer, Friday evening (map). The suspect who allegedly fired the shots was taken into custody without pants because police say Elza -- the police dog -- bit him and shredded the pants. [TU] [Fox23]

After Andrew Cuomo complained that NYRA had awarded a contract to handle it's tele-betting calls to a company in Oregon, the racing org said the outsourcing of the job to an experienced company would improve both the capacity to take calls and customer service. [Saratogian] [State of Politics]

White males "dominate most key, high-paying positions within Albany County, Saratoga County, Schenectady County and the city of Schenectady governments," according to analysis of Equal Employment Opportunity reports by the Daily Gazette. [Daily Gazette]

Municipalities are getting crunched as the cost of gasoline far exceeds the amount budgeted for fuel for trucks and other equipment. [Post-Star]

Niskayuna police say they've arrested a man for the alleged rape near Balltown Road and Nott Street last October (map). [Fox23]

Troy police say the two suspects in the alleged scheme to kidnap a Troy man so he would repay a debt have turned themselves in. The amount allegedly at issue: $100 over a borrowed PlayStation. [TU] [WNYT]

Saratoga County DA James Murphy said Friday that the wife of a county supervisor has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $38k from an elderly woman. [TU]

Said a 16-year-old convicted for being involved in the attack on Louis Stelling near Washington Park last year that left Stelling with serious brain injuries: "I was going to be a foreign-exchange (student) ... this is not fair." [TU]

Troy police say a man flipped his car and fled after an alleged hit-and-run accident early Sunday morning. Police say there were two passengers in the flipped car -- they were injured and in the car when police showed up. [TU] [Troy Record] [CBS6]

The Hudson River hit seven feet above flood stage in Schuylerville. [Fox23]

The city of Schenectady has put up four abandoned properties it's offering to allow entrepreneurs to use for free. [Daily Gazette]

Niskayuna's new water meter system has prompted a bunch of complaints that people are being overcharged. [Daily Gazette]

Construction has started on the $30 million Watersview residential development in Cohoes. [Troy Record]

The number of people climbing the Adirondack's high peaks has been increasing steadily each year -- prompting concerns about over-use. [TU]

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