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]

Comments

Go Elza! Oh, and hooray for America! :D

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

Morning Blend

Factors that played into the Schenectady casino site's selection, according to the Gaming Facility Location Board report released Friday: design and waterfront location, poverty rates... (more)

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (thawing), to the stage,... (more)

This week was brought to you by

This week was brought to you by carbs, cabin fever and the shift from disinterest to fantasy. Thank goodness for our AOA advertisers, putting the... (more)

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA: + Lauren went ice fishing. + The measles vaccine was introduced in 1963 and... (more)

Machine Age Modernism at The Clark

This looks interesting: The Clark is opening an exhibit called Machine Age Modernism: Prints from the Daniel Cowin Collection this Saturday (February 28). It includes... (more)

Recent Comments

When I used to bus-commute in another city, there was a similar smart card system and it was AWESOME. On/Off time was significantly decreased, so buses were even a little more timely. I hope this pilot goes smoothly because the faster this gets implemented, the better for bus riders. This is good news!

Leaning toward renting

...has 4 comments, most recently from W.W.

Good daycare near Schenectady?

...has 6 comments, most recently from MargieC

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 3 comments, most recently from Joebot

Scheduled for arrival: BurgerFi

...has 10 comments, most recently from -S

The Mohawk Colored Giants of Schenectady

...has 4 comments, most recently from Greg