NYCLU: police misusing tasers, county legislator's daughter charged with social services fraud, bored scratch-off pays off

The NYCLU says many police forces, including Albany, engage in unwarranted, improper and poorly documented use of tasers. [TU]

Prosecutors have decided to drop the child endangerment charge against Joseph McElheny. [Troy Record] [TU]

The daughter of Albany County Legislator Wanda Willingham has been charged with defrauding county social services over childcare. Willingham's husband was arrested last week for allegedly being paid to care for the children while their mother (his daughter) was not at work. [Fox23] [TU]

After New York's highest court upheld his conviction, Christopher's Porco's attorney says they'll apply to get his case heard by the Supreme Court of the United States. [TU]

The last student to plead guilty in the Troy High School gang assault received a summer vacation jail sentence. [TU]

A man arrested in Albany for crack possession had his four-year-old daughter in the car. [Fox23]

Troy police say they found the teen who reportedly went missing Tuesday night while walking her dog. [TU] [YNN]

The CDTA had been planning to host a press conference at the very bus shelter that was destroyed by an allegedly drunk driver Monday night. [TU]

Infamous cop killer "Bucky" Phillips may have tried to escape from prison on Monday, according to corrections officials. [YNN]

Most local hospitals have stopped hiring licensed practical nurses, and instead are only hiring those with four-year degrees. [TU]

UAlbany's offer on a nine-acre parcel of land in Guilderland has been rejected. [TU]

At least five local school districts offer Mandarin classes -- and one high school requires it for graduation. [TU]

Hudson Valley Community College's TEC-SMART teaching facility now has a wind technology lab featuring two wind turbines from GE. [Troy Record] [Daily Gazette]

A Waterford retiree was just passing time when he bought a winning Win For Life lottery ticket. [YNN]


According to the YNN link in the first article, that missing teen has been found safe.

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