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]

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