Shootout in Colonie, excessive heat warning issued, Cuomo says regions will compete for $1 billion, server saves choking diner

Colonie police say an officer shot a man in the head after the man allegedly fired on officers Thursday evening (map). Police say the officer and a Columbia County sheriff's deputy had gone to see Agostino Jubrey about a hit-and-run accident in Kinderhook earlier in the day. Police say Jubrey had already shot his stepfather in the hand during an argument. They say he then fired on the officers' vehicles, got into a car, and continued firing. Colonie police say they're not sure exactly what started the shooting. Police say Jubrey was in stable condition at Albany Med. [TU] [WTEN] [WNYT] [CBS6] [Fox23] [YNN]

The National Weather Service has issued an "excessive heat warning" for today. Temps are expected to reach the upper 90s, with high humidity. [NWS] [NWS]

The heat has prompted talk of possibly canceling the first day of racing at the Saratotga Race Course on Friday. Trainers don't seem to be too worried, though. The only time racing has been canceled in the 142-year history of The Track was August 2, 2006 when the heat index (a combination of air temp and relative humidity) was expected to his 110 (that is, it would feel like 110). [TU] [Daily Gazette] [AP/USA Today]

Tapes of conversations with Albany County sheriff's office officials were allegedly found in the office of Leonard Crouch, the recently fired head of the county's anti-DWI program. [TU]

The Cuomo admin says 10 regions in the state will compete for $1 billion in economic development funds. As a hypothetical example, Cuomo mentioned the Albany region applying for money to continue nanotech development. [State of Politics] [TU]

The state inspector general's office alleges the former head of the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District "abused and violated agency policy for personal benefit." HRBRRD is the agency that's been pressing Capital Region counties for money to help cover a budget gap. [Troy Record] [TU]

New York judges haven't gotten a pay raise in 12 years and they're getting a bit testy about it. [NYT]

Andrew Cuomo says his admin is now undecided on medical marijuana legalization. [State of Politics]

There were opening arguments yesterday in the trial of Tyrone Chaires (the nephew of Schenectady police chief Mark Chaires), who's accused of killing a man in Troy in 2009 as part of a gang hit. [Troy Record]

The State Liquor Authority has canceled the license for Club Shadow, the Saratoga bar from which a brawl recently spilled out onto Caroline Street. [Saratogian]

East Greenbush police say a 10-year-old reported that a man had tried to get her into his vehicle while she was playing in her driveway. [Troy Record]

East Greenbush police say they've arrested a former Albany police officer for allegedly using a stolen credit card. [WNYT]

A server (who's also a dentist) at a Delmar restaurant saved a customer recently by giving her the Heimlich. [TU Table Hopping]

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Today's moment of mural

Took a minute the other day to admire this little mural in the Williams Street alley just off Broadway in downtown Troy. It's just very... (more)

The interurbans

Check out this clickable map of the old "interurban" trolley lines that ran all over New York State back in the 1920s. Here in the... (more)

Dr. Dog at Upstate Concert Hall

Indie rock band Dr. Dog is set to play a show at Upstate Concert Hall February 13. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 19... (more)

Talking about artificial intelligence at the Rockefeller Institute next month / Automating Inequality with NYS Writers Institute this week

Artificial intelligence makes for good stories because killer robots and all that. But the reality of its promise -- and potential threat -- is probably... (more)

Solid Sound 2019 early-bird tickets

The Solid Sound festival will return to MASS MoCA June 28-30 in the summer of 2019. And early-bird tickets for the fest go on sale... (more)

Recent Comments

Giving out odd candy like Charleston Chews and Mallow Cups to confused trick or treaters and hoping that they try them and learn that they're awesome.

Drawing: Historic Haunted Pub Crawl of Downtown Albany

...has 43 comments, most recently from Shawna

The Albany Hardware & Iron Co.

...has 3 comments, most recently from Paulsome

Greenhouse, aquaponics, mircrolivestock, composting: here's a chance to check out the Radix Center in Albany

...has 1 comment, most recently from Barbara Nazarewicz

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 4 comments, most recently from King Lear

Where to buy Mexican-style chorizo?

...has 10 comments, most recently from Burnt My Fingers