Guilderland soldier remembered, arrest in Eddie Stanley shooting, Duffy pays almost $2k/month for his Albany apartment, Ken Bruno is selling cars

"His smile. That's what I'll always remember. He had the biggest smile," says one of the sisters of Army spc. Rafael A. Nieves Jr., the Guilderland High School graduate who was killed in Afghanistan Sunday. The husband and father of two would have turned 23 next week. He graduated from Guilderland in 2008. [TU] [DOD] [Fox23] [WNYT]

Schenectady police say a Brooklyn man has been arrested for allegedly shooting 15-year-old Eddie Stanley at a party in June. They say James Wells was nabbed by federal marshals and the NYPD in Brooklyn. Police allege that Wells shot Stanley five times -- "Kind of hard to say it was not intentional," said Schenectady public safety commissioner Wayne Bennett. Bennett says they're looking for more people connected to the case. [Daily Gazette] [YNN] [Fox23] [TU]

The chairman of the Rensselaer County Democratic Party is calling for Clement Campana to drop out of the Troy mayoral race. [Troy Record]

Albany County legislators and law enforcement officials are pushing a bill that would require secondhand shops in the county to photograph items they buy, record descriptions of the item and seller, send the info to police, and hold the items for 10 days in an effort to crack down the sale of stolen items. The head of a local business group says the law would "have no effect at all" other than slowing business and causing some shops to close. "We don't want to put anyone out of business, we just want to make sure we recover stolen property," says the bill's sponsor. [Troy Record] [Fox23] [TU] [WNYT]

Bob Duffy has been using campaign money to pay his nearly $2000 rent at The Alexander, the big apartment complex at Patroon Creek in Albany. A Cuomo admin spokesman says using the campaign cash that way is "clearly" allowed by campaign law. [State of Politics] [NYDN]

A privately-backed dorm project has been proposed for Schenectady County Community College. The 264 bed building is planned for lower State Street (map). [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Schenectady police and Proctors officials say thieves stole money from a theater office by smashing through a wall. [Daily Gazette]

The Washington County pastor who pleaded guilty to stealing $400k from the Saratoga County credit union at which he worked has been sentenced 3-9 years in prison. [Post-Star]

Chuck Schumer was in Cohoes yesterday pushing legislation that would increase penalties for prescription drug theft. [Troy Record]

A vacant church in Albany partially collapsed yesterday.

Coming to Lake George this summer: pole vaulting. [Daily Gazette]

Ken Bruno -- former Rensselaer County DA, current private practice attorney, son of Joe -- now has a small used car lot. [TU]

The owner of a Saratoga coffee shop just gets right down to it: "I'm selling a drug." [Saratogian]

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