Many flood victims are still homeless and without aid, CTDA may face service cuts, New Yorkers favor casinos

Many people from along the Mohawk River are still homeless, as are many pets.[Daily Gazette] [WNYT]

Victims are wondering what could have been done to stop or mitigate the floods. [Daily Gazette]

State government can't decide how to deliver disaster aid. But some in the state are hoping to absolve those flooded from having to pay sales tax. [TU] [YNN]

An off-duty trooper who ran over a man lying in the road and then drove away has had all charges dropped. There appears to be no law against driving away and reporting an incident hours or days later when the only person at the scene is dead. The state trooper's girlfriend called emergency services from the road after her boyfriend had driven away. [YNN] [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Bus riders and folks from CDTA held a rally to protest federal budget cuts for transportation. If the cuts go through, about 10 percent of CDTA service will have to be eliminated. [TU] [YNN] [WNYT]

The toxicology report for Alexander Grant, the college student who was found dead in the Putnam Creek in Saratoga this spring, indicates there was no evidence of drugs in his system. Grant was tracked through an odd series of events before he went missing. [TU] [Skidmore Unofficial]

A majority of New Yorkers are in favor of more casinos. [Daily Gazette]

The Capital Region has added 4,000 private sector jobs this past year and no public positions. [TU]

A Cohoes man is launching a write-in campaign for mayor. [Troy Record]

The defense for a father accused of killing his four-month-old daughter is claiming her death was due to an intestinal condition. [Troy Record]

A trial started in a Schenectady double murder case. A flicked cigarette led to the two shooting deaths, according to the Schenectady County DA. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

A man stole cast-iron sewer grates to pay for his heroin habit, police said. [TU]

A man in Saratoga Springs was arrested after an oil drum fell off his pickup truck, creating hazardous conditions and snarling traffic for hours. [Saratogian]

In Lake George, two Holocaust survivors reunited with the soldiers who liberated them. [WNYT]

"The Place Beyond the Pines" has faced flood, heat and even plague of insects this summer. [TU]


Comments

The hit and run story makes me sick to my stomach. It's absolutely outrageous that someone could leave the scene of a fatal crash and not report it immediately.

I have a feeling the tech park will be given Mortgage Recording Tax breaks (money that funds transit) and then employees and employers will beg for CDTA to expand service into the park. When CDTA turns them down, and they should, the message should be: If you want mass transit service BUILD WHERE IT ALREADY EXISTS BEFORE LOOKING ELSEWHERE. You can't expand service without increased revenue.

So if I hit someone, I just have to make sure I kill them and nobody else is around so I can leave and call that in... sometime. Sounds legit.

The Alexander Grant case is so sad. It must be so awful for his family, not knowing what happened to him in the last minutes of his life or why.

Yeah, its pretty sick what police can get away with. There is no justice.

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