Father accused of causing daughter's death takes the stand, $100 counterfeits in Troy, kitten being treated in oxygen chamber

The Troy father on trial for killing his baby daughter took the stand yesterday, testifying that he never abused the girl, and that she had health problems. [Troy Record] [TU] [YNN]

Local flood victims expressed anger at a meeting with FEMA officials last night. Complaints include slow processing of paperwork and strict guidelines for aid. [YNN] [Daily Gazette] [Fox23]

Heavy rainstorms are closing roads and snarling commutes. [TU]

The federal government is providing funds to hire more police officers in Albany and Troy. Albany's application cited a surge in quality of life crimes in the student ghetto. The APD says the money will enable it hire 16 new officers. [AOA] [Troy Record] [TU] [YNN]

CTDA is asking for the public to help with a campaign to stop a loss of federal funds. [Daily Gazette]

An Albany based investment company is being sued for fraud. [TU]

The artifacts of the Attica prison uprising that are now at the NYS Museum include dozens of makeshift weapons used in the riots. [TU]

Counterfeit $100 bills circulating in Troy feature Abraham Lincoln instead of Benjamin Franklin. [Troy Record] [TU]

The anti-flood measures taken by the state in the high peaks area have ruined some of the natural waterways there, say environmental groups. [TU]

A Montana woman tried to board a plane at Albany International with a loaded gun in her purse. The TSA is investigating whether she got through checkpoints with the gun when on her way to Albany. [YNN] [Fox23]

A Schenectady market owner was charged with possessing a counterfeit tax stamp for cigarettes. [Daily Gazette]

A kitten is being treated in an oxygen chamber at Latham animal hospital after being found crushed and wrapped in plastic in a trash bin in Albany this week. [TU]

A Latham parakeet is recovering after surgery to remove a tumor. [TU]

Last night was epic for major league baseball. Sorry Red Sox fans. [TU]

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Last night was definitely one of the most insane nights for baseball EVER. I couldn't not believe what I was seeing. I had to go wake up my husband. It was just...wow.

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