Slocum found guilty of murder, afternoon shooting in South Troy, push to post taxes on gas pumps, students: we'll walk for Latin, steeplechase coming to Saratoga

Matthew Slocum -- the Fort Edward man accused of murdering his mother, stepfather, and stepbrother, then their house to the ground -- was found guilty on all charges, including three counts of second-degree murder. The jury took just two hours to return a verdict. Slocum faces as much as 75 years to life in prison. After the verdict was read, the brother of Slocum's mother yelled "Rot in hell you coward." [Post-Star] [TU] [Saratogian] [WTEN]

Troy police say a man was fatally shot on the street in South Troy Thursday afternoon (map). The man -- Sha-kim "Pacino" Miller -- reportedly was confronted by three men in front of his house before they exchanged gun fire. A witness says she heard as many as six shots fired. Miller was a rapper who had recorded a track that predicted he'd be gunned down. [WTEN] [Troy Record] [WNYT] [TU]

A budget deadline showdown between Andrew Cuomo and the legislature could be shaping over the proposed new public employees pension tier now that it looks like the Assembly won't include the "Tier VI" proposal in its budget bills. Cuomo appears to be somewhat less than interested in negotiating. [TU] [State of Politics]

The latest guess about what might have caused the odd medical symptoms in two Saratoga County teens: Lyme disease. The suggestion to investigate the possibility of Lyme came from a biologist at SUNY Adirondack who had seen their story on TV. [WNYT] [TU]

The DEC says "a small amount of low-level radioactive material" was removed from a Halfmoon townhouse basement following an anonymous tip, though the material posed relatively little danger (map). A medical physicist lives in the townhouse and he told the Times Union he put the device containing the radioactive material there. [NYS DEC] [TU]

Rotterdam police say a tip from a school bus driver led them to arrest a married couple for a recent string of six burglaries in the area. [Daily Gazette] [WTEN]

An Albany man was convicted in absentia for being part of an armed robbery of a pizza deliveryman in Arbor Hill last summer. [TU] Earlier: Why you should tip your pizza delivery guy more

A Wilton woman has filed the initial paperwork to sue a group of Saratoga County law enforcement agencies after she was arrested -- and later of cleared of charges -- during a night in which Saratoga County Sheriff's Office deputies allegedly picked up a group of young women in a police car in order to "horse around with them." [Saratogian]

SCCC president Quintin Bullock did not get that job at a Maryland junior college, meaning he'll have to continue at the wheel of a Chevy. [Daily Gazette]

Albany County comptroller Mike Conners is pushing for a law that would require gas stations to post how much of the price of a gallon of gas is taxes. [WTEN]

The Mohonasen school district is considering a budget that would lay off 22 teachers and increase class sizes. [Daily Gazette]

With the Bethlehem school board considering a range of cuts to programs and bus transportation, two students told the board they'd rather walk farther to the bus stop than have Latin classes cut. [TU]

The downtown Albany building that once housed the old Bella Napoli restaurant -- which reportedly hosted three governors -- partially collapsed Thursday (map). [TU]

A student-run credit union branch has opened inside Albany High School. [YNN]

A day of steeplechase racing is coming to the Saratoga Race Course this fall. [Saratogian]

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