Members of Troy City Council implicated in ballot fraud, "smart grid" could lead to lower light bills, Milton supervisor under investigation again, Gavin DeGraw attacked by mob

As former Troy City Clerk William Mcinerney was arrested on ten felony counts on Monday, many more people were also implicated in the scheme, including members of the Troy City Council. [YNN] [TU]

Officials are hoping a new $75 million "smart grid" plan by the New York Independent System Operator will lead to lower electricity bills. The NYISO broke ground on a new, $35 million control center in Rensselaer yesterday. [Daily Gazette] [WTEN]

The gap between white students' and black students' achievement on state proficiency tests has remained large, despite efforts to close it. In general, inner-city school districts fared far worse than those in suburban areas. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

A fellow state trooper who purchased a GPS system that was allegedly stolen from the State Police Aviation Unit has testified against State Police Maj. Robert U. Kreppein, stating that he purchased the tool for $1,600 and had no reason to believe it was stolen. [TU]

Milton Supervisor Frank Thompson is now being investigated for failing to fill out an ethics form indicating that his wife, Deborah, is the building manager for a company that owns apartment buldings for elderly tenants. Deborah Thompson has been charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing $35,000 from a resident of one of those buildings. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

The "black box" used to record the movements of the Canadian Pacific Railroad train that crashed into the side of a car will be inspected for evidence of what caused the accident. The train dragged the car for nearly a half mile, leaving the passenger dead and the driver injured. Driver Raymond Bagley's condition is improving. [WNYT] [WTEN]

The Albany Housing Authority will break ground today on a new $2.34 million Arbor Hill housing plan that is expected to create 10 new three-bedroom homes in the neighborhood. [Fox23]

A pair of local men have been arrested for allegedly robbing a man outside of Waterworks Pub in Albany on Sunday. [Fox23]

Former Congressman John Sweeney has petitioned the court to get his driver's license back. [Daily Gazette]

A Queensbury man already registered as a level-one sex offender is facing up to life in prison for allegedly taking a 14-year-old girl across state lines to have sex with her. [WNYT]

The average price for race horses spiked significantly at this year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Sale. [YNN]

District emails show that students were, in fact, close to Steven Raucci's office where he later was known to keep explosives. Raucci emailed school district officials to complain about the students and their "obnoxious behavior." [Daily Gazette]

A 64-year-old Clifton Park woman missing near Friend's Lake in Chestertown since Sunday has been found. Dale Gleason is being evaluated by doctors. [WNYT] [TU]

Gavin DeGraw's performance scheduled tonight for the Saratoga Performing Arts Center has been canceled after DeGraw was attacked by a mob in Manhattan. DeGraw suffered a broken nose and a cut to his face. The other acts on the bill, Train and Maroon 5, will still play. [Post-Star] [Daily Gazette] [TU]

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