Police responded to gym rampage with multiple taser shots, Albany has no precedent for removing protestors, infamous pink building coming down in Latham

The "burly, incoherent" 32-year-old man who died after police Tasered him at the Latham Gold's Gym yesterday had thrown dumbbells and increased the speed of another customer's treadmill and punched him in the face. When police arrived, he continued to throw gym equipment and lifted an officer off his feet. Police said they tasered the man about four or five times with the weapons on stun mode. Earlier: Firsthand accounts of the Latham Gold's Gym struggle and death [Troy Record] [TU] [Daily Gazette] [YNN]

Since Albany has never before enforced a curfew at Academy Park, law experts say officials are in the right for not enforcing it now. [TU]

Jack Cox Jr., who was bounced from Troy mayoral ballot by a judge but had planned to run a write-in campaign, has dropped out of the race and will instead back Democrat Lou Rosamilia. [Troy Record]

FEMA has extended its deadline by which people affected by storms Irene and Lee can apply for assistance. [YNN]

A Kansas man who went missing in Galway on Sunday was found dead in the lake. The Navy sailor had gone swimming with his friends in the 40 degree waters. [Troy Record] [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Brian Ashline, the Watervliet man accused of killing his child and the child's mother in Bath, New York last year, testified yesterday that he did kill them -- his attorney has been arguing for manslaughter instead of murder. [Corning Leader via TU]

Niskayuna police spent Monday at the high school because of a rumor that there would be a school shooting on Halloween. [Daily Gazette]

The Saratoga County District Attorney's sex crimes bureau is going to handle the case of an attempted abduction of a woman at a gas station because prosecutors believe the man intended to sexually assault her. The man pleaded not guilty in court yesterday. [TU] [Saratogian]

A Halfmoon apartment complex that caught fire over the weekend has been hit by fire at least four other times in the past decade. [TU]

A former Latham strip club that has been a point of contention between the town of Colonie and the owner for years is being demolished. It's the pink building at the intersection of Route 7 and Wade Road Ext (map). ( [YNN]

Police in Rensselaer County used Halloween as a day to check up on registered sex offenders. [Fox23]

The Wilton woman who won a $48.8 million Powerball jackpot with her husband earlier this year died of cancer this week. [Daily Gazette]

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

The Kenmore Hotel and Steuben Club, uproar on Elm Street, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience once a month in which the fates of multi-million... (more)

Seeking foregiveness

This area has a lot of public employees, so we suspect this will be of interest: You know that federal program that was supposed to... (more)

Fall foliage maps 2018

Fall officially starts Saturday. That means colorful foliage. That means maps about where to see colorful foliage. The map above is from I Love NY,... (more)

Local coding or 3-D printing classes for kids?

Tom emails: My 11 year-old son has expressed interest in computer coding (he's been doing some at code.org) and also 3-D printing. He's a very... (more)

Morning Blend

Percoco sentenced + Joe Percoco -- the former top advisor to Andrew Cuomo who was convicted of taking more than $300k in bribes from companies... (more)

Recent Comments

La Mexicana is a treasure. We always buy a few packages of the Chorizo and freeze them (after stopping in for tacos) -Great market and really cool restaurant.

A look around the Maiden House residential + retail conversion in downtown Albany

...has 12 comments, most recently from Peter

Local coding or 3-D printing classes for kids?

...has 3 comments, most recently from Kate

A booming global industry, human blood, and an Albany strip mall

...has 14 comments, most recently from Alton Henson

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 2 comments, most recently from Sean

Yep, this summer was unusually hot

...has 2 comments, most recently from Ra