Doctor charged with forcibly touching patients, old school likely coming down to make way for Mormon chapel, mock rape trial in Troy

A Waterford doctor arrested on charges of forcibly touching his patient wants to be able to go on a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. The doctor claimed he was only patting down addicted patients who brought in urine samples. [Fox23] [Post-Star] [TU] [YNN]

A judge has ruled that there's nothing "unique or significant" about the old St. Teresa of Avila Middle School in Albany. The building will likely come down to make way for a Mormon chapel. [TU]

Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan is demanding a retraction on what she says are false statements made by her opponent, Denise Sheehan, regarding the sale of the landfill. [YNN]

The State Liquor Authority has hit Legends on Pearl with a variety of infraction charges, including not serving food at all hours that liquor is for sale. [TU]

A resident in a four-apartment Cohoes building that caught on fire said they smelled something burning most of the day. [Troy Record]

Emergency crews had to pull a distressed boat and rider from the middle of Saratoga Lake. [Post-Star]

A ruling against the state Department of Education for refusing to disclose veterinary records was called an "assault on state agencies who ignore FOIL." [TU]

Sen. Schumer is coming to Malta today to talk about his bill to increase training opportunities for high-tech jobs. [Fox23]

A new project at Albany Law aims to provide basic legal assistance to homeless veterans. [YNN]

The Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program held a mock rape trial in Troy to show how a real life trial would probably go. The defendant was found not guilty. [Troy Record]

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