A pizza delivery guy saves woman from burning home, recession has cost New York high-paying jobs, ski slopes are losing money because of warm weather

A pizza delivery guy saved an 83-year-old woman from her burning Clifton Park home. Said the 20-year-old: "I just did what anyone would have done in that situation." [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Roger Hull wants a hand recount of the more than 9,000 ballots cast in the Schenectady mayoral race. [Daily Gazette]

The League of Women Voters is pushing to stop the new Albany County nursing home, saying the funds are better spent on at-home nursing services. [TU]

A man was shot and killed early this morning in Albany's South End (map). He was found inside a crashed car, but police are unsure of the sequence of events. [YNN] [WNYT]

The RPI Student Senate has voted to request a formal review of president Shirley Ann Jackson, and her removal if changes in governance and strategy aren't made. The resolution says the Student Senate is "concerned by personal accounts from students, faculty, staff, and administrators, of President Jackson's leadership techniques, including top down leadership, abrasive style, existence of fear among staff and administrators, and lack of engagement on campus." [Troy Record] [Reddit RPI]

Albany police have arrested a 19-year-old man for the alleged hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian Saturday morning in West Hill (map). The APD says there's "no question at all" that the driver knew he had hit the pedestrian. [WNYT] [TU]

The jury that's spent 35 hours deliberating an Albany murder-kidnapping case still can't reach a verdict. [TU]

A Schenectady County man faces 75-years-to-life in prison after being convicted of sex abuse of a three-year-old and 12-year-old. His behavior was discovered after he texted pictures of himself with the children to a friend. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

An Albany police officer has been suspended for allegedly stealing fireworks from a driver during a traffic stop. [TU]

State Police say a man punched a trooper in the face after being stopped on I-90 in Albany Sunday with 11 pounds of pot in his trunk, and then led troopers on a chase through uptown Albany. [TU]

New York State has lost 250,000 well-paying jobs during the recession, according to an analysis from a labor think tank. [TU] [Fiscal Policy Institute]

OSHA has hit Waterford-based Momentive Performance Materials with $81,000 in fines for a spring incident that severely burned two employees. Last week, the company said slow business prompted it to temporarily lay off hundreds of workers. [Troy Record] [WNYT]

The Lansingburg school district is considering installing different kinds of doors in its school buildings to prevent students from going on the roof. A distraught middle school student was severely injured when she jumped off the school roof earlier this month. [YNN]

Most area ski slopes are behind schedule for opening and are waiting for the first big snowfall. [YNN]

Comments

Sounds like someone needs to study this flow chart: http://alloveralbany.com/archive/2011/06/09/should-i-text-a-pic-of-my-junk

Or maybe the flow chart needs a side bar: Should I text pictures of myself in an uncomprimising position with a 3 yr old?

Sorry skiers and slope operators, but you had more than your fair share last year! 50 degrees is just fine with me...

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