Yesterday's storms took a toll, a woman was stabbed to death at the Super 8, murder-suicide in the Adirondacks, lederhosen in Albany

Yesterday's thunderstorm caused downed trees and power lines all over our area. Lightning struck a man riding his ATV in Schenectady County. Power was out all over the North Country, but it's mostly been restored. [YNN] [WNYT] [Saratogian]

A woman was stabbed to death and her male companion injured Sunday morning at the Super 8 Motel on Central Ave. in Colonie. The two lived locally and were only checked into the motel for one night. Other guests staying at the hotel said they didn't see or hear anything unusual. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [YNN]

A man strangled his wife and then shot himself in the tiny Adirondack town of Day. Their bodies were discovered by a family member. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

The Verizon workers who have been out on strike for the past two weeks are coming back to work today, now that contract talks are productive. Workers had accused the company of unfair bargaining. The biggest sticking points have been pension freezes and health care contributions. [WNYT] [YNN]

A man was injured so severely in an early morning fight in Saratoga Springs on Sunday that he had to be helicoptered to Albany Med. The guy he was fighting with was arrested and is in Saratoga County Jail. [YNN] [WNYT]

One of the Albany County sheriff's officials rousted for allegedly falsifying their addresses to meet the county residency requirement claims he did it because of fears for his safety. [TU]

Hudson Valley Community College is making $56 million in renovations to deal with a "space crunch." Meanwhile, Schenectady County Community College is planning its first dorms. [Troy Record] [Daily Gazette]

Little Leaguers are trying to move ahead with their world series, despite repeated rain delays. [Saratogian]

State troopers hiked around Schenectady County to remove hundreds of pot plants growing in the wilderness. [CBS6]

The Troy mayoral candidates answered more questions. [Troy Record]

The Capital Region is filled with man-made potholes. [TU]

There was plenty of lederhosen worn at Germanfest. [TU]

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