Prosecutors say gang linked to teen suicides, Mosley testifies in his own defense, mugging in Center Square, ultimate frisbee rising

Federal prosecutors announced the arrests of 35 people they say are connected to a Schenectady gang that controlled a section of Hamilton Hill. Authorities say they started investigating the gang after there appeared to be a connection between it and a string of suicides by teen girls in the neighborhood. They allege three suicides were directly connected to harassment by members of the gang. Parents of the teens describe a toxic social environment that gradually destroyed their daughters' lives. [WNYT] [TU] [Daily Gazette] [Daily Gazette]

Michael Mosley took the stand in his own defense yesterday. He testified he did not kill Arica Lynn Schneider and Samuel Holley. He said he found their bodies the next morning when he stopped to pick up Holley -- but didn't say anything to anyone because, "I didn't want someone who did this to think I knew something, so I just let it go." He also explained that his blood got on a bed when he reached his injured hand in after he heard a phone ring. [YNN] [Troy Record] [TU] [Fox23] [WNYT]

Roy McDonald is among a small group of state Senators who haven't taken a public stance of legalizing same-sex marriage and thus have become the focus of lobbyists on the issue. Joe Bruno, who previously held McDonald's seat, said in an interview on TALK 1300 yesterday that he now supports marriage equality (Bruno also said he considers himself an "Andrew Cuomo Republican"). [TU] [State of Politics] [State of Politics]

The Troy city council saw proposed designs for the possible move of Troy city hall to the Dauchy Building. Among the concerns about moving to the River Street location: parking. Mayor Harry Tuntunjian says he's opposed to moving city hall to the Dauchy Building. [TU] [Troy Record] [WNYT]

A civil rights attorney says if Albany County redistricting plan doesn't include a fifth minority-majority district, he will take the county to court. [TU]

Former Albany mayoral candidate Nathan Lebron, a Republican, says he's running for Albany County exec. [TU]

The Rensselaer school board voted to accept a contingency budget rather than sending a revised budget up for a re-vote, the second year in a row it's done so. [Troy Record]

Albany police say a woman was stabbed in West Hill yesterday (map). [Fox23]

Albany police say a man was mugged at Chestnut and Dove in the Center Square neighborhood early Thursday morning (map). [Fox23]

The popularity of ultimate frisbee is rising -- the state high school championship is this weekend in Glenville. [TU]

The descendants of a former State Library archivist, whose life's work was largely destroyed in a 1911 fire, have donated books and documents from his estate to the library. [TU]

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Just so everyone knows, the guy with his hand nearly on the disc (Ultimate article) was on defense.

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