Alleged driver in fatal hit-and-run arrested, investigation into how council president's dad got subsidized apartment, Schumer: something "rotten" about gas prices, SUNY impact pegged at $20 billion

Update: Roy Sanders surrendered to police Wednesday. Sanders reportedly said "I'm sorry. I didn't know." while sobbing as he was led away. [TU] [@nicolon10] [@WMcClureFOX23]

Neighbors along the Troy street where 6-year-old Jahvion Perez was killed after being struck in a hit-and-run say drivers often speed along the street and they'd like to see speed bumps and more speed limit signs. Troy police have yet to arrest Roy Sanders, the person allegedly driving the pick-up truck that hit Perez. Sanders had been charged with allegedly shooting a man earlier this year, though it appears that case won't move forward. Said a man who said he witnessed the collision: "He just hit him, stopped for a second, then kept going." A neighborhood said Sanders had "waved to me and next thing I knew he was hitting the little boy and it was like just crazy." [WNYT] [Troy Record] [Troy Record] [WNYT] [CBS6]

Mosley trial: Jurors took a field trip yesterday to visit the Poestenkill Gorge, where Michael Mosley said he had injured his hand snowboarding the evening before the murders. The prosecution has tried to the make the case that there wasn't enough snow for snowboarding. Closing arguments are scheduled for today. [Troy Record] [TU] [WNYT]

The Troy Housing Authority is investigating how the father of city council president -- and mayoral candidate -- Clem Campana ended up in a subsidized apartment ahead of others on a long waiting list. Campana says his father "got no breaks or bargain." [Troy Record] [TU]

State attorney general Eric Schneiderman announced he's suing the federal government "for its failure to commit to a full environmental review of proposed regulations" of fracking. The state Department of Environmental Conservation is expected to release its rules for fracking by the beginning of July. A top Cuomo admin official recently told the DEC to review what happened during fracking accidents in Pennsylvania before completing the New York rules. [NYS AG] [TU] [State of Politics]

Stewart's says its recent ice cream recall was prompted by bits of Teflon and metal that may have broken off a machine. Inspectors were at the plant yesterday and gave it the OK to continue production. [Daily Gazette] [Saratogian]

The family of the Mexican man shot and killed by an Albany County sheriff's deputy on a road near ALB last year has filed a civil suit against the county, the sheriff's office and the deputy. The suit alleges the shooting was "unjustified and unwarranted" and "constituted unreasonable and excessive force". [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Negotiations between the Cuomo admin and the big state employee unions are apparently not going well. [TU]

Chuck Schumer was in Colonie yesterday banging the (oil) drum again yesterday about alleged price fixing by gasoline refiners (cue the stock footage of Chuck in front of a gas pump). Pointing to the fact that refiners aren't operating at capacity despite very high prices, Schumer said: "There are too many numbers that are too disconcerting and that point in the direction that this is not a free market working as the big oil companies say but rather something else afoot, something rotten." [Chuck Schumer office] [Fox23] [WNYT]

Albany police say a pizza deliveryman was robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday morning in Arbor Hill (map). [WTEN]

A man died this morning after being hit by a truck on the Northway this morning between exits 15 and 16. [Post-Star]

State Police say a trooper was involved in a car crash in Wilton Monday afternoon when a driver allegedly failed to yield while making a left turn. [Saratogian]

An Albany Common Councilwoman says the new pesticide rules worked up by council committee would give the city some of the strongest pesticide laws in the state. (The process was prompted by the news that the city had been spraying banned pesticides at city parks.) [TU]

Scotia's police chief says he'll step down from the position after he failed a civil service test for the job for the second time. [Daily Gazette]

A SUNY report scheduled to be released today pegs the system's economic impact on the state at $20 billion a year. [Buffalo News]

The Troy school board has adopted a redistricting plan for its elementary schools. [Troy Record]

A Dunkin Donuts franchise in North Greenbush has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit for $290k. The suit had alleged a manager made lewd comments and gave inappropriate hugs to female employees, some of them as young as 16. The manager has been fired. [Fox23] [Troy Record] [WTEN]

The My Way Cafe in Malta is closing after 27 years in business. [TU]

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