More flooding possible, man in campground kills daughters and then self, Schenectady official wants to ban pit bulls

The Schoharie Creek and other bodies of water may flood again because of this new heavy storm. So far, only some minor street flooding has been reported in the Capital Region. This comes as people are still cleaning up from Irene and trying to make their homes habitable again. Supply centers have been set up to help move the process along. [TU] [YNN] [Fox23]

A man camping with his two young daughters in Lake George killed them and then himself. The mother of the older daughter had reported her missing earlier in the week. The owner of the campground found the bodies after he noticed the car hadn't moved in a while. Each of the girls had been shot more than once. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [YNN] [Fox23]

Schenectady's corporation counsel wants to ban all aggressive dog breeds, including pit bulls. Other ideas to control potentially violent dogs in the city include a public list of registered dogs and a hotline for people to call about scary animals. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

An old city firehouse may have collapsed in Albany. [TU]

A man who was killed by a car while he was crossing Central Avenue to get back to his hotel was wearing dark clothing in the rain at night.The woman who was driving the car probably will not be charged. [YNN] [WNYT]

A man in Schenectady successfully outran police after punching out a taxi driver and stealing his cab. [Daily Gazette]

Troy mayoral candidate Carmella Mantello is suing to keep Jack Cox Jr. off the ballot. [Troy Record]

Schenectady High School is no longer classified as dangerous. [Daily Gazette]

Protestors in Troy are trying to keep RPI from razing an historic building. [Troy Record]

Albany High School's paint scheme has been changed to delineate the four new learning academies. [TU]

A local company has found a way to create energy out of waste heat. [YNN]

A Bethlehem woman said she tried for days to find someone to accept her donation for Irene victims. [WTEN]

The 2011 Saratoga High School yearbook that featured a photoshopped picture of a senior girl with two gold teeth has been replaced. [Saratogian]


Can we ban aggressive PEOPLE?

"People keep saying 'poor little bit bull,'" said City Councilman Joe Allen. "I've never seen a nice pit bull in my life. They're scary." And their ownersÂ…"are even scarier," City Councilwoman Denise Brucker said, completing Allen's sentence.

This excerpt strikes me as careless and ignorant, because I happen to know more than one set of responsible pit bull owners, who are A) NOT scary, and B) own well adjusted, sweet dogs. In fact, my dog plays with one of them regularly at the dog park. This problem definitely needs to be addressed, but adopting that sort of attitude isn't the way to do it.

*looks for button to 'like' Ethan & Summer's comments*

I completely agree, Summer, that the councilwoman's views are careless and ignorant. I live in Troy and I've yet to encounter an aggressive pit and there are several in my area.

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