Deadline for teacher evaluation plan is tomorrow, New Yorks's top judge proposes special youth court, NY legislators won't honor Houston,Councilman knew ballot fraud actions were wrong but not illegal, Selkirk dog Best in Breed at Westminster

Tomorrow is the deadline for teacher's unions and the State Education Department to come to an agreement on teacher evaluation plans before Governor Cuomo puts his own plan into play. [YNN]

New York's chief judge said he would ask the legislature to create a new Youth Court to handle nonevent offenses committed by 16 and 17 year olds. In his annual judiciary speech yesterday, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman also voiced his support for videotaping interrogations of criminal suspects and expanding DNA collection for all felonies and penal misdemeanors in an effort to prevent wrongful connections. [TU] [NYT]

New York legislators have decided not to pass a resolution to honor Whitney Houston. [Daily News]

"I knew it was wrong, but I did not think it was illegal," Troy councilman Kevin McGrath said yesterday about his efforts to get voter registrations and later have those voters sign absentee ballots. The Troy councilman,who was granted immunity for testifying in the election fraud trial of Michael LoPorto and Edward McDonough, said he took the applications to McDonough and watched him fill in the excuse boxes. [TU] [WNYT] [Record]

The 11 year old arrested for stealing a car and, earlier, for breaking into vehicles and a store in Albany allegedly stole wallets, purses and cell phones from other vehicles before making off with the Mercury Grand Marquis. [AOA] [TU]

A 15 month old Glens Falls boy is in Albany Medical Center with a critical head injury and his father is in the Warren County Jail facing assault charges for tossing the boy when he wouldn't stop crying. [YNN]

The Occupy Albany protestor who got in the way of a DPW worker attempting to break down a platform with an electric saw at the OA eviction in Decemberpleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge in a plea deal yesterday. William Preston is the first OA protestor that David Soares office has agreed to prosecute. After reviewing video Soares office decided not to prosecute two other OA protestors saying their behavior fell in the guidelines of a peaceful protest. A fourth protestor arrested that the same night has had his case adjourned for six months. [AOA] [TU]

Albany county has been spending $2 million a year to rent the county's Family Courthouse from a private developer, but now they're seeking to buy the building. [TU]

State Police are looking for a suspect who posed as a Clifton Park Water Authority employee to gain access to the home of an elderly woman and steal jewelry from her. [TU]

A Colonie man will spend a year and jail and pay back $65,000 he admitted to scamming from a GE retiree with memory problems. [Gazette]

Thieves made off with more than $45,000 worth of motorcycles and other items from Albany Honda over the weekend.[TU]

The Saratoga firefighter arrested on drug charges last week told police he used drugs and would take full responsibility for the drug paraphernalia found in his home.[Post Star]

Three Schenectady bartenders were arrested in a sting operation for allegedly serving minors.[WRGB]

Exterminators have begun working on the bedbug problem in Saratoga's Stonequist Apartments. [YNN]

Saratoga county supervisors are concerned that the wording in Governor Cuomo's proposed amendment allowing casino gambling in New York is too vague. [Saratogian]

The Troy Housing Authority and Omni Housing Development are working to turn two vacant Troy buildings into veterans housing. [Record]

British specialty paper manufacturing firm, Techfibers Incorporated, will open its U.S. headquarters in Rotterdam, creating over 30 new jobs in Schenectady County.

A ProAct pharmacy benefit card for those without insurance or whose insurance doesn't cover certain drugs, has n saved Rensselaer County residents more than $8,000 in less than one month. [Record]

A former stillwater thoroughbred breeding farm is reopening. -- something some consider a good omen for the racing industry. [Saratogian]

The lack of snow is prompting some area districts to give back snow days. [WRGB]

A Bethlehem High School student created a petition that got the Pledge of Allegiance reinstated in her High School.[TU]

Venus Williams, Martina Hingis and John Isner will be playing tennis in Albany this summer. [TU]

Jimmer will hold a basketball camp for kids in Glens falls at the end of June. [YNN]

A Selkirk Pharaoh Hound won Best in Breed at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. [TU]

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