Mosely sentenced to life in prison, Albany metro ranks highly for green jobs, UAlbany says plan to build football stadium moving forward

Michael Mosley was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 2002 murders of Arica Lynn Schneider and Samuel Holley in Troy. Said Schneider's father during his victim impact statement: "Every time I use a household knife, I see it being plunged into my daughter." Mosley continued to profess his innocence at the sentencing. Rather than a harsh denunciation of Mosley, judge Robert Jacon delivered a subtle -- and perhaps more stinging -- message. [Troy Record] [Fox23] [TU] [TU]

Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that makes texting (or using some other handheld electronic device) while driving a primary offense, meaning drivers can now be pulled over specifically for that. The law takes effect immediately. Cuomo also announced that getting caught texting while driving, or talking on a mobile without hands-free device while driving, will now be three points on a license. Said Cuomo of what he's noticed while teaching his daughters to drive: "If their thumbs aren't moving they don't know if they're alive. And they get in the car and that device bings and bongs and vibrates or whatever it does and you can see that they have to answer that device now." [Cuomo admin] [Fox23] [YNN]

The Albany metro area near the top of national rankings for the number of "green" jobs, according to a Brookings Institution report. It calls the metro area "a surprise leader in the green economy." [Brookings] [TU]

Opponents of same-sex marriage are organizing protests for July 24. And a town clerk near Binghamton says she's resigning because a "higher law" prevents her from issuing marriage license to same-sex couples. [NYT] [YNN]

A Troy police officer alleges he's been passed over for promotion twice because he's not white. [CBS6]

Roger Hull, the Alliance Party candidate for Schenectady mayor, was pushing a Schenectady police tip line program he says was ignored by the Democratic Stratton admin because it had been floated by Republican Jim Tedisco. Said Tedisco yesterday of the program: "I'd rather have [drug dealers] not take a gun and try to shoot each other to win the position here in Schenectady, I'd rather have them call that tip line and squeal on another drug dealer that they want to get rid of." [Daily Gazette] [WNYT]

Hugh Farley says he and Tedisco and Republican state Assemblyman George Amedore are all supporting Hull for Schenectady mayor. [TU]

A $5 million grant will be used to build an educational center in Albany's South End. [TU]

The projected construction cost of the big State Police building going up on Route 7 in Latham is $35 million. [CBS6]

That $50 million flywheel energy storage facility is now running in Rensselaer County. [TU]

A UAlbany spokesman says funding has been lined up funding to build a football stadium. The spokesman says the plan is still in the design stage, but the stadium could be finished by the end of 2012. [CBS6] [TU]

A former basketball star at South Colonie will be appearing on the Young and the Restless. [CBS6]

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