Troy ballot fraud trial slows over inconsistent testimony, UAlbany football stadium reportedly moving ahead, family wants officer fired for shooting dog, Flavour Cafe rebuild stuck

An inconsistency in a witness' testimony has slowed the Troy ballot fraud trial. [Troy Record]

The Irene flooding has left behind people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental illness. [TU]

The state Department of Health says the odd illnesses of two girls in Corinth are not connected to illnesses of a group of teens near Rochester. The DOH apparently reached this conclusion without directly investigating the the cases of the two Corinth girls. [Saratogian] [TU]

A Schenectady 18-year-old has admitted to killing 19-year-old Terrill Reese Jr. with a shotgun in the Central State neighborhood in September 2010 (map). He said he pulled the trigger because had "problems" with Reese. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Construction on the UAlbany football stadium will begin in April, according to "multiple sources." [WNYT]

A Schenectady school board members says the district should look at updating its abstinence-based sex ed curriculum because the teen pregnancy rate in the county continues to be high. [Daily Gazette]

The Schenectady County SCPA, the Glenville-based Animal Protective Foundation, and the Schenectady Police Department are in a spat over two dogs -- and a broader issue of who should be responsible for strays. The Schenectady County SCPA has called for the head of the APF to resign after the woman left two stray puppies at Schenectady police headquarters on Friday. The APF says org didn't have room at its shelter, so the director took the dogs to the police in order to have them handed off to animal control. APF says strays are the city's responsibility. And, in turn, the SCPA's animal control officer accused the APF director of having "betrayed her vow to live up to the name of their foundation." [TU] [Daily Gazette] [WNYT] [YNN] [Fox23]

The Bethlehem animal control officer shot and killed a dog who had gotten out its yard and was allegedly chasing livestock in South Bethlehem Saturday. The dogs owners are calling for the officer to be fired. [TU] [WNYT]

A new state requirement to pick up and recycle electronics is significantly increasing Schenectady's recycling tonnage -- and its costs. [Daily Gazette]

Saratoga Springs police say they arrested a Saratoga Springs firefighter and his girlfriend for allegedly having crack and drug paraphernalia in their home. The firefighter has been on "involuntary medical leave." [Saratogian] [TU]

The president of Maria College is stepping down. [TU]

The owner of the Flavour Cafe in Troy, closed by fire, says his plan to rebuild is being held up because his insurance company needs to know of the cause of the fire -- and the Troy Police Department investigation is moving slowly. [Troy Record]

The proposed Troy Bombers is still not a done deal, but city officials are hoping it will open this summer. [Troy Record]

Malta is considering two more roundabouts, which would bring its total to 15. [Daily Gazette]

A developer has broken ground on luxury apartments near the intersection of Route 4 and Route 43 in North Greenbush. [Troy Record]

Schoharie County residents are pushing to have the historic landmark status preserved for the Blenheim Covered Bridge, which was swept away during Irene flooding. [Daily Gazette]

A 97-year-old man is still active in the Jonesville Fire Department. He's been part of the department for 75 years. [Saratogian] [YNN]

A Charlton native is competing on that new Full Metal Jousting show on the History Channel. [TU]


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