Record highs continue, Troy teen shot, prosecutor seeks to split LoPorto & McDonough's ballot fraud cases, 911 audio released in Frank Adams robbery, self-proclaimed "best dressed man in the world" shops Albany thrift stores

Record highs are expected to continue on this first full day of spring.[NWS]

A 17 year old Troy man is in critical condition after he was shot in the head on Ninth street in the city last night. Police are searching for a dark colored sedan in connection with the shooting. [Record] [YNN]

The special prosecutor in the ballot fraud case of Michael LoPorto and Edward McDonough has filed a motion that would allow the two men to be tried separately. Jurors told Smith that the case resulted in a mistrial because it was too long with too many counts to consider. [TU]

Police have released the audio of the 911 call from the Frank Adams Jewelers robbery in Stuyvesant Plaza last week. In addition, pictures of the suspects faces, taken from surveillance video, are up on a bulletin board on I-90 which has produced a few leads in the case. [WNYT] [TU]

Crossgates Mall will institute a ban on smoking outside the mall on May 3. (As reported earlier.) [TU] [KAB]

Occupy Albany protestors took aim at The New York Postyesterday, and parent company News Corp, owned by Rupert Murdoch. [News 10/AP]

A legal opinion released Tuesday says the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority should have come to the City Council before giving director Ed Spychalski the raises that doubled his salary over the course of six years, but there's not much they can do about it in retrospect, since the law doesn't give the city power to reset the salary. Spychalski came under scrutiny after the recent housing authority bedbug scandal. Mayor Scott Johnson says ays hahe has sent a letter to the SSHA asking them to renegotiate the Spychalski's level of compensation. [WNYT] [Saratogian] [TU]

The Saratoga Springs man charged with making terrorist threats to President Obama and area school children will go before a grand jury later today. [YNN]

Albany Police Chief Krokoff and David Soares were among area leaders at a community forum yesterday to discuss a recent report that shows minority prison population in Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady counties is almost four times great as their representation in the general population[Fox 23]

Troy's Broadway Brew Pub and Grille has been ordered to close for 60 days after wracking up a long string of violations that included a stabbing, fights, exceeding capacity, open container and serving minors. [Record]

Albany attorney James Hennessey Jr. could get up to three years in prison when he's sentenced today for making racially charged phone calls to two Albany homes .[YNN]

State Senator Roy McDonald says he's still a Republican and he's still seeking the party's endorsement. McDonald, who broke with the party in his controversial vote in favor of marriage equity, says economic issues are the most important thing to his constituents, and that he stands with the Republican Party on those issues. [YNN] [WNYT]

Schenectady officials are reworking a 1979 entertainment law originally intended to tax strip clubs into something similar to Albany's cabaret law. [TU]

Disabled adults in New York have a 33.8% employment rate, compared with a 76.3 percent employment rate for people without disabilities, according to New York's Deputy Commissioner of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services.[TU]

The $31 million dollar restaurant/office/housing project at 1 Monument Square may include plans for affordable housing, but not low income housing. [Record]

Authorities have scaled back the search for the teenager who went missing in the central Adirondacks after a party on March 11th.[TU]

Nineteen people were arrested and 229 tickets were issued in a St. Patrick's Day weekend DWI crackdown in Rensselaer County.[TU]

A Troy woman is facing robbery and larceny charges after allegedly biting a WalMart security officer. [TU]

Colonie police have arrested a town resident for the 29th time.[Fox 23]

Holmes and Watson in Troy has been sold.[Record]

Latham Chemist Frank Costa is New York's newest millionaire. [WNYT]

The Albany teacher/playwright/performer who proclaimed himself the best dressed man in the world in the March issue of Esquire Magazine does much of his shopping at Goodwill and once got a $2,400 Italian cashmere overcoat for $34.99[TU]

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