Family says Gold's Gym man had no history of violence, FBI in on investigation into threatening videos, Colonie street usual target for Halloween pranksters, kids get anti-bullying measures and new urgent care center this week

The family of a man who turned violent at the Latham Gold's Gym and then died after being restrained by police said he was a nice man who had no history of violence. An autopsy into what caused his death is still inconclusive and investigators are still trying to determine if police used appropriate force against him. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [YNN]

The FBI has been brought into an investigation into videos posted on YouTube that threaten Niskayuna students and town cops. The FBI is getting a subpoena to force YouTube to turn over the IP address of the poster. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

The Colonie street where a couple hundred teenagers went on a Halloween rampage, egging cars, spraying shaving cream and throwing empty cans at responding police, has been a popular target for years. [TU]

Under the proposed Cohoes budget, a couple of city workers will be laid off to avoid raising taxes. [Troy Record] [TU]

The Albany City Council will vote on a proposal to support the Occupy Albany movement. [YNN]

Eight Albany County Democrats running for office have no opposition, which critics say is bad for government. [TU]

The debate between the candidates for Colonie Town Supervisor will be held tonight. [Fox23]

A jealous ex-boyfriend allegedly stabbed his rival outside of Arbor Hill Elementary School in Albany yesterday. [Fox23]

A Schenectady man was convicted of trying to kill his girlfriend's child's father after the dad won unsupervised visits with the child. [Daily Gazette]

Drivers in Albany County will no longer get a heads-up on DWI checkpoints. [YNN]

An anti-bullying rally scheduled for Friday in Ballston Spa will kick off a campaign of after-school awareness programs and workshops. [Daily Gazette]

A new urgent care center for kids opening in Halfmoon is full of child-sized chairs and toys to keep kids from getting scared. [Daily Gazette]

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