West Nile virus in Albany, woman almost passed on winning lottery ticket, this summer's weather wasn't all that

Albany County reported its first case of West Nile virus in a human. All the recent flooding has led to a mosquito boom. [YNN] [WNYT]

Alexander Grant, the college student who was found dead in a Saratoga creek this past March, did not have drugs in his system -- but he was legally drunk. Authorities are still hoping for more information to help them complete the picture of what happened to him. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

A doctor testifying as an expert witness in the trial of Joseph McElheny said yesterday McElheny's daughter had been abused before her death last year, and would have been screaming out in pain every time she was picked up during the last month of her life. [TU]

The family of Jonathan Carey, the autistic boy who was smothered by an aide from a state center in Schenectady in 2007, will get a $5 million settlement from the state. [NYT]

There was a vigil outside the state Capitol last night for Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis in the moments before he was executed. [YNN] [WTEN]

A laptop sitting on a stove caused a Schenectady house fire that left eight people homeless. [Daily Gazette]

Campers ousted by Irene will wait -- and wait -- for their refunds. [TU]

Building an attached airplane hanger on your house involves a lot of governmental procedure. [TU]

Shen is switching the order of lunch and recess in an attempt to benefit the health and productivity of its students. [Daily Gazette]

A Clifton Park women almost didn't buy the scratch-off ticket that won her $3 million. The Stewart's where she bought the ticket has been a hot spot for winners. [Daily Gazette] [Troy Record]

A new documentary looks at the lives of six Cohoes brothers who all fought in WWII and survived. [Daily Gazette]

A Scottish filmmaker is holding a casting call for actresses in Schenectady this weekend. [Daily Gazette]

Dozens showed up in Schenectady to be extras in "The Place Beyond the Pines." [Daily Gazette]

This summer was more mediocre than we thought, weatherwise. [TU]

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