Skydiver falls to his death, four shootings in a week, neighbors say pit bulls haven't been properly trained, Andrew Cuomo can't help not touching shiny things

The Saratoga County Sheriff's office says a man fell to to his death while skydiving after it appears his parachute detached Sunday afternoon. They say the 60-year-old man from Duanesburg landed in a farm field in Northumberland (map). The sheriff's office says it's not sure what happened exactly -- the owner of the skydiving company said the man was an experienced skydiver with more than 9000 jumps. Update: The Saratoga County Sheriff's office has ruled the death a suicide. [Saratogian] [CBS6] [Post-Star] [Fox23]

The candidates for Schenectady mayor are taking different approaches on neighborhood revitalization: knock down vacant buildings vs. trying to find new owner occupants. [Daily Gazette]

The candidates for Colonie town supervisor are going back and forth over whose ideas are best for developing business in the town. [TU]

Albany police say a man was hit in the face with bullet fragments after his car was shot at Thursday night in West Hill -- the city's fourth shooting in a week (map). [TU]

Cohoes' police chief says he's "baffled" why he can't get a copy of the train video from the fatal crash at a crossing in August. [WNYT]

An attorney in the state attorney general's office in Manhattan has been suspended, apparently because it came to light she'd been moonlighting as a dominatrix (the dominatrix-ing doesn't seem to be the problem, per se -- it's having an undeclared outside job). [NY Post]

The state comptroller reports that state revenue is up, but the state is still operating on "razor thin margin." [TU]

The drug overdose good samaritan law has taken effect in New York State -- it protects people who report an overdose from being charged with possession. [YNN]

Angela Lopez, the "wealthy welfare mom" from Colonie was released on pail pending an appeal of her conviction -- even though her plea deal waived her right to appeal. [TU]

State Police say it appears a woman was distracted talking on her mobile phone when she veered across three lanes of traffic on the Northway Friday afternoon, hit a stand of trees, and had to be cut out of her car. [WNYT]

Neighbors of the pit bulls that attacked a mail carrier recently in Schenectady say the dog's owners haven't trained the dogs properly. [Daily Gazette]

Albany fire fighters rescued a woman from the second floor of a house fire in Pine Hills Sunday afternoon (map). [TU]

After the Schenectady school district set a hard line this year of requiring students to enroll at their neighborhood school, one principal personally drove a student to the correct school after his parents repeatedly tried to enroll him somewhere else. [Daily Gazette]

The flood waters have receded in Bennington -- and so too, apparently, have the tourists. [WNYT]

Soon to open at the Saratoga Marketplace: Comfort Kitchen, a restaurant offering comfort foods made from local and organic ingredients. [Saratogian]

Andrew Cuomo couldn't keep his hands off the cars at a classic car show in Long Island. [NYT]

Comments

FYI: a "principle" can't drive a student to school, but a "principal" can.

Editors: Yep, we made the classic mistake. Thanks. It's probably fair to say the principal was acting on principle.

Don't mean to pile on, but there's also a huge difference between homicide and suicide!

Editors: You should pile on. We should have caught that right away. Sorry about that. Fixed.

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