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]

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