Six year old killed in hit-and-run, woman falls 75 feet into Plotterkill gorge, another measles case, Siro's opening a second location

Troy police say a six-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run accident Monday evening (map). The TPD has identified a Troy man as a suspect. Troy police say they've recovered the pickup truck allegedly involved in the incident. Harry Tutunjian has put up a $500 reward for info leading to the suspect's arrest. [TU] [Troy Record] [Fox23] [CBS6]

Troy police say four people were injured during a shooting early Monday morning in South Troy (map). The TPD says found no victims -- only empty cartridges -- at the scene, but then the injured started showing up at local hospitals. Police say they're searching for the shooter(s). [TU] [Troy Record] [Fox23] [YNN]

Officials from the federal Department of Justice say they haven't heard of anything like the teen suicides linked to a Schenectady gang and will add the info to its body of gang statistics. The parents of the girls who killed themselves say their daughter had been tormented by members of the gang. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Mosley trial: On Friday during cross examination Michael Mosley repeatedly denied murdering Arica Lynn Schneider an Samuel Holley. Prosecutors also called former local TV weatherman Howard Altschul, now a forensic meteorologist, as a witness to challenge Mosley's assertion that there had been enough snow to snowboard the day before the murders. [Troy Record] [WNYT]

More alleged details are leaking out about the situation surrounding SUNY Research Foundation head John O'Connor and the alleged no-show job Susan Bruno once had at the org. SUNY has apparently hired a law firm to look into its relationship with the Research Foundation. [TU] [TU]

Flash floods have devastated the the Warren County town of Thurman, causing millions of dollars in damage to roads and bridges. Flooding also closed parts of the Northway Saturday night in Warren County, backing up holiday weekend traffic. [TU] [Post-Star] [Post-Star] [WNYT]

Rotterdam police say a woman fell 75 feet near a waterfall at the Plotterkill Preserve Monday afternoon. Seven agencies were involved in rescuing her from the gorge. [TU] [Fox23]

Albany police say a woman was sexually assaulted on Lancaster Street in Center Square early Saturday morning. A state Senate staffer who lives nearby heard the woman scream and chased off the attacker. [Fox23] [TU]

Albany police say a man was stabbed Sunday night in Sheridan Hollow (map). [Fox23]

State Police used tear gas to end a 16-hour standoff in Brunswick yesterday with a man who had allegedly holed up in his house after firing a shot in the air during an argument with family members (map). State Police say they were left with no choice but to use tear gas on the man. Neighbors had been evacuated from nearby houses. [Troy Record] [TU] [YNN] [CBS6]

The state Department of Health says there's another confirmed case of measles in the Capital Region, possibly as result of exposure to the infected college student earlier this month. (Yes, your kids should be vaccinated.) [Daily Gazette] [TU] [WTEN]

The attorney for Brian Lutz, the Albany police officer recently fired following an arrest for DWI, citing the recent re-instatement of James Miller, says his client was treated unfairly. [TU]

An allegedly drunk driver crashed into the yard of Lenny Crouch's home last week -- Crouch is Albany County's stop DWI coordinator. [WNYT]

Two state legislators are pushing a bill that would require orgs campaigning for/against school budgets to publicly disclose their names (you know, like the anonymous mailers that recently urged Albany voter to reject the school budget). [TU]

Saratoga County school districts are preparing for an influx of students from families moving to area for the GlobalFoundries chip fab. [TU]

Objections to convenience store owners taking over Arthur's Market in the Stockade have prompted accusations of racism. [TU]

The expansion of the Saratoga City Center is scheduled to be officially finished next week. [Saratogian]

The owners of Siro's are planning to open another Saratoga location on Nelson Avenue (map). [Post-Star]


That's so terrible about the hit and run. My heart is broken for that poor boy and his family. Citing the laundry list of prior offenses, I'm shocked and furious that this crook was out on the streets.

Re: the Lancaster street assault: I heard that someone matching the description of the assailant was seen leaving Cafe Hollywood on Sunday night at approximately 10pm, and was to be picked up for questioning. After that, I don't know.

If ever there was a reason to bring back the practice of tar-and-feathering it be for the Anti-vaxers who let their kids/other peoples' kids get sick. Their ignorance goes beyond neglect and into the realm of public endangerment.

None of the links on the "measles" story work.

Editors: Fixed. Sorry about that. Thanks for the heads-up.

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