Fatal shooting in Latham, state looking into non-profits' exec salaries, concern about drinking water in Saratoga County, lesson: hurry up and wait

Hurricane Irene is projected to plow through New England sometime Sunday afternoon into the evening. [NWS]

Colonie police say a man was shot and killed at a house in Latham near the border with Watervliet last night (map). Police say they've arrested the man's girlfriend for allegedly being the shooter. They say the man was shot with a rifle while other people were in the house, including children. [Troy Record] [CBS6] [Fox23]

Shirleen Lucas, the Schenectady woman who was mauled by three dogs early Monday morning, said she prayed and screamed, "I'm not going out like this," during the attack (map). Lucas says her plastic surgeon is "very optimistic" about repairing her ears, parts of which were bitten off by the dogs. The Schenectady County SCPA is asking the city of Schenectady to allow it to start ticketing the owners of unlicensed dogs running loose. [TU] [CBS6] [Daily Gazette]

The attorneys for the LuAnn Burgess, who lost control of her SUV before it struck and killed three women outside a Vorheesville church, say their client has Parkinson's and was only taking prescribed levels of medication for the condition. [TU]

Schenectady police have identified the two men arrested for allegedly being involved in a 2008 murder in the Central State neighborhood (map). One of the men was arrested yesterday shortly after being released from prison on an unrelated conviction. [TU]

George Pataki has reportedly decided to not run for the Republican nomination for president (yes, of the United States). A "source close" to Pataki says the decision not to run was based on family concerns. [CNN] [State of Politics]

A Cuomo admin task force has begun trying to collect information on how much non-profits funded with state money are paying executives. The head of the task force says it will be looking at "all non-profits that receive significant state funds." [NYT] [TU]

The chairman of the Saratoga County water authority says state tests have turned up potentially unhealthy levels of chlorine byproducts in the system's drinking water. [Daily Gazette]

A fourth nurse has pleaded guilty to not providing proper care as part of a neglect case at the Northwoods Rehabilitation Center in Schaghticoke in which investigators used a hidden camera. [TU]

Albany police have released a surveillance image of the woman they say robbed the Trustco Bank on Northern Blvd Wednesday (map). [Fox23]

Cohoes' fire chief is frustrated that they still haven't been able to get a hold of video from the fatal train-car collision in early August (map). [TU]

The owner of two properties attached to an RPI-owned building slated for emergency demolition is irked that tear down isn't being subjected to public comment. [Troy Record]

Is it Troy politics? Then there must be drama -- this time about the potential sale of a city-owned property. [Troy Record]

There were three lightning strikes in Schenectady yesterday afternoon. [TU]

Helen George, community volunteer and longtime chronicler of Schenectady society, has passed away -- she was 99. [Daily Gazette]

Five hundred teens learned an important less on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines yesterday: filmmaking involves a lot of waiting. [Daily Gazette]

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

An opinion on blood plasma centers, methadone clinics, a large logo, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience once a month in which the fates of multi-million... (more)

Exploring Washington County

The rural, rolling hills of Washington County are just about an hour northeast of Albany on a scenic ride along Route 40. The county is... (more)

Morning Blend

Next Albany police chief + Kathy Sheehan has appointed Eric Hawkins to be the next Albany police chief. He's currently the police chief in Southfield,... (more)

The Cornplanter pipe tomahawk

We got a chance this week to stop in the State Museum and see an interesting artifact that's newly on display, Cornplanter's Pipe Tomahawk. The... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

We're in the thick of the summer now. Long days, lemonade, blueberries, ice cream, and a bounty of stuff to do. We collected a few... (more)

Recent Comments

... The theft itself of this important Native American artifact is an important part of its story. It's really a miracle that almost 70 years later that the Cornplanter pipe tomahawk ended up back at the State Museum, instead of remaining in someone's secret, private collection acquired illicitly, or even worse, not cared for professionally and therefore damaged, destroyed, or lost forever.

Exploring Washington County

...has 2 comments, most recently from Katie

Scanning that New York State Department of Health report that argues the case for legalizing recreational marijuana

...has 12 comments, most recently from Megan m

The Cornplanter pipe tomahawk

...has 2 comments, most recently from Ed

Morning Blend for Jul 20

...has 1 comment, most recently from Amy

Local places to buy head scarves?

...has 2 comments, most recently from Summer