Woman who drove into river died of heart attack, student injured in bike accident wasn't wearing helmet, veterans finally receive medals

An autopsy revealed that an 84-year-old woman who was pulled from the Mohawk River this weekend died of a heart attack. The woman and her car ended up in the river after she called 911 to say that she was lost. Authorities and the woman's husband believe she had the heart attack before she was in the water. [YNN] [TU] [Daily Gazette]

The new city rules laid out for Occupy Albany include allowing only three portable toilets, two propane heaters, one generator, and no clotheslines. [TU]

Concludes a NYT analysis of records relating to the deaths of people with developmental disabilities in state care, including some here in the Capital Region: "it is unusually common for developmentally disabled people in state care to die for reasons other than natural causes." [NYT]

"Two well-placed public officials" say Global Foundries is looking to trade future state tax incentives for cash now, reportedly raising concerns about GloFo's financial situation. [TU]

A man was shot in the back near Craig Street in Schenectady on Saturday night. [Fox23]

A 19-year-old man was killed when he crashed his car into a tree in Guilderland on Sunday morning. [YNN] [Daily Gazette]

Police say an RPI student who was injured in a weekend bicycle-car accident wasn't wearing a helmet and had no light as he sped down a Troy hill. He is now in critical condition with severe head trauma. [Fox23] [Troy Record]

An East Greenbush women has stepped forward to claim that she wrote the angry letter aimed at Democratic tax collector Toni Murphy that was published in the advertising weekly. [TU]

A Shen grad exited the the World Series of Poker this weekend on an all-in bet, but still finished 4th and won $3 million. [TU]

Albany County voting locations have changed significantly since last year, and in some cases since the September primary. [Fox23]

Rensselaer County veterans received overdue medals for military service at a ceremony in North Greenbush this weekend. The vets had served in WWII, Korea and in Vietnam. [Troy Record] [Fox23]

This weekend, there was a fundraiser for the Schenectady Inner City Mission food pantry, which delivered 400,000 meals worth of food last year. [Daily Gazette]

The sisters who run Civitello's Italian Pastry Shoppe in Schenectady have been using the same recipes for 90 years. [Daily Gazette]

Comments

A Shen grad bombed out of the World Series of Poker this weekend, losing his shot at several million dollars.

Or, one could say he beat 6,681 other players and took home three million dollars. Potato, potato.

"A Shen grad bombed out of the World Series of Poker this weekend, losing his shot at several million dollars."

Didn't he still take home $3 million? Seems like several to me.

@B, Chris: You're both totally correct. It's fixed.

I wasn't necessarily commenting to have it fixed, just thought the perspective was interesting. It did follow Giannetti's view, from the TU article:

Giannetti said he wanted to win the title, saying the $3 million for fourth place was no consolation.
"Who won fourth place last year?" Giannetti said, adding nobody remembers.

I sympathize, coming so close to that kind of achievement and missing has to be heartbreaking, but to not see it as its own accomplishment? Ulcer-inducing I'm sure, but that sympathy only goes so far for someone who's still bringing home over $1m after taxes. I'd rather congratulate him.

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