Teen shot and killed in Schenectady, pressure builds on same-sex marriage, UAlbany grad student back after being imprisoned in Iran

A 15-year-old was shot and killed early Sunday morning in Schenectady's Mont Pleasant neighborhood (map). A witness reported hearing "at least five or six" gun shots after some sort of altercation at a house party spilled into the street. It's Schenectady's first homicide of the year. The teen, Eddie Stanley, was a rising basketball star at Schenectady High School. Police haven't made an arrest yet. [YNN] [Daily Gazette] [TU] [WNYT]

Albany police say there was a reported shooting in West Hill Friday night (map). They say the victim reported being robbed and shot in the leg. The APD says it's investigating. [TU] [Fox23]

The eight state Senators who are publicly undecided on legalizing same-sex marriage are feeling pressure on all sides. Andrew Cuomo is reportedly pulling marriage equality supporters in for a strategy meeting today ahead of a possible vote this week. Roy McDonald says Cuomo asked him not to publicly state his position until talking with the governor again this week. [NYT] [NYT] [Post-Star]

The woman in the Saratoga Springs police chief sexting situation has hired a lawyer, who says the woman "wants justice" (not specified: what justice would entail). He says the woman asked the chief to stop sending her messages, but alleges the chief continued. City officials say they woman never filed an official complaint against the chief. [Post-Star] [Saratogian] [TU]

PEF has revealed the Cuomo admin's contract offer, which included no pay raises for four years and no step or longevity increases. [TU]

The members of the New York State legislature have one of the highest average levels of education in the nation compared to other legislatures (and the legislature includes almost twice the average number of lawyers). [TU]

The Troy Record and a local PR firm are "robo-polling" the Troy mayor race. [Troy Record]

A state appeals court has ordered an Albany woman's name removed from a child abuse registry after it concluded the woman didn't provide insufficient care by leaving a three-year-old unattended in a fenced-in yard for a few minutes. [TU]

Troy police say the body found in the Hudson near Bethlehem Friday was that of Keith Rafferty, a Troy man who has been missing almost eight months. Rafferty and his brother Matthew both went missing last November -- Matthew Rafferty's body was found in the Hudson near Saugerties last month. [Troy Record] [Fox23] [TU]

Troy police say they arrested a man last week for what a TPD captain said was one of the most brutal sexual assaults he's ever seen. [TU]

Albany police say there two apparently unrelated muggings near the intersection of Dove and State Streets early Friday morning (map). [TU]

Troy police say an RPI student was found injured after what appears to be an accidental fall from a third-story dorm window. They say alcohol may have been a factor. [TU] [Fox23]

The expansion of the Saratoga Springs City Center is finished. [Saratogian]

A second water line for the GlobalFoundries chip fab is becoming an issue. [TU]

Potential home buyers in the Capital Region seem somewhat less than eager about homeownership. [TU]

Dr. Kamiar Alaei, the UAlbany grad student who was imprisoned in Iran, is back in the Capital Region and working on his dissertation. [TU]

Former Congressman John Sweeney has started working with the lawfirm Tully Rinckey. [TU]

A Cohoes family is trying to find the owner of a beautiful racing pigeon that's taken a liking to their backyard. [Troy Record]

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