No jail time for father in Wilton accidental shooting, CDTA cutting positions and trimming routes, Gibson one of few Republicans to vote against Ryan budget, a more walkable Bethlehem

Update: Matthew Slocum was sentenced to 88 years in prison Friday morning for killing his mother, stepfather and stepbrother last summer in Washington County. [Post-Star]

Edward O'Rourke, the father of the boy who accidentally shot and killed 12-year-old Nicholas Naumkin in Wilton in 2010, pleaded guilty yesterday to endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. He will not serve jail time. "We don't feel as if there was any justice served," said Naumkin's mother, who along with the boy's father had been pushing for jail time. Saratoga County DA James Murphy says the endangering the welfare charge was the highest charge possible. Said Oksana Naumkin of O'Rourke: "He didn't say one word. He didn't even look our way, not once. We don't even think he feels any remorse because the only reason he pleaded guilty is because he wanted to avoid jail sentence." [Saratogian] [Post-Star] [TU] [YNN] [Fox23]

David Soares met with a a skeptical group of community members in Albany's South End neighborhood last night to talk about the Nah-Cream Moore shooting. Among the comments from the crowd: "There's just too many holes in the story ... At the end of the day it all comes down to race" and "You have to stop hunting our kids." Soares responded to some of the rumors about the case: "When you say it could have been candy, it was not candy ... Once Mr. Moore had been shot, the revolver that had been identified as the revolved used in the home invasion was the revolver on him and in his hand." Concluded one woman about violence in the neighborhood: "The community can't do it by themselves and clearly law enforcement can't do it by themselves so we have to collaborate." [WNYT] [TU] [YNN] [WTEN] [Fox23]

The state Department of Health has ordered a ban on the sale of synthetic marijuana. Law enforcement officials had been pushing for the ban. And the number of incidents reported to the Upstate Poison Control Center have been trending upward. [NYS DOH] [Post-Star] [TU]

Brent Dickinson, the man accused of threatening elementary schools in Saratoga and the White House, has been indicted on charges of making a terroristic threat for the alleged threats against school children. The alleged threats against Barack Obama will be handled by federal prosecutors. [Saratogian] [TU]

CDTA says it will be cutting 50 positions and trimming a few routes in order to balance its budget for the upcoming fiscal year. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

The Albany school district is looking at cutting 60 positions in order to close its budget gap. [TU]

Chris Gibson was one of 10 Republicans in the House of Representatives to vote against the Paul Ryan budget plan. [TU]

Sheldon Silver would set the record for longest tenure as Assembly speaker in 2018 (surpassing Schenectady County's Oswald Heck, the last speaker from upstate). [State of Politics]

The new state budget includes money for the commemoration of the War of 1812. [NYT]

A recent ruling by the the New York State Court of Appeals -- the state's highest court -- acknowledges "That the phenomenon of false confessions is genuine has moved from the realm of startling hypothesis into that of common knowledge, if not conventional wisdom." [NYT]

State Police say the body of a 38-year-old man missing since November turned up in the Hudson near Saratoga National Historical Park on Wednesday. The man had been a UAlbany student had been a UAlbany student in spring 2011 but wasn't when he had disappeared. Police say they don't suspect foul play. They say the body was found dressed in winter clothing. [Troy Record] [TU] [AP/WNYT] [Post-Star] [YNN]

Albany police say a 14-year-old was stabbed -- and a 13-year-old injured -- during a fight Wednesday night in West Hill (map). Update: The APD says the 13-year-old stabbed the 14-year-old. [APD press release, below]

Three teens have been charged with gang assault for a large fight in Schenectady earlier this month that involved multiple stabbings. [Daily Gazette]

The pharmacy at the VA hospital in Albany was quarantined for a few hours Thursday after an enveloped containing a suspicious -- apparently non-dangerous -- powdered was sent there. [TU] [WNYT]

Bethlehem's town board is backing a plan to make a stretch of Delaware Ave from Elsmere to Delmar more walkable. [TU]

A federal judge has ordered a Mexican citizen living in Troy to be deported for the fourth time. [Troy Record]

City finances have become the focus of the race for Rensselaer mayor. [Troy Record]

There's a push to open an African-American cultural center in an old bank building at Maidson and Pearl in Albany. [TU]

People started lining up at Jumpin' Jack's yesterday at 5:50 am. [Daily Gazette]

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APD: 14-year-old stabbed
Albany detectives are investigating the stabbing of a 14 year old Colonie Street teen last night at North Lake and Livingston Avenue.
Officers responded to Memorial Hospital just after 9:00 p.m. after they received a call from hospital staff stating that two teenagers, ages 14 and 13, came to the Emergency Room with their mothers after they were injured in a fight at around 8:30 p.m.
The 14 year old sustained four stab wounds to his back while the 13 year old sustained fractured bones in his right hand.
The two teens, who are cousins, were riding their bikes on Livingston Avenue when the 13 year old was jumped by another teen. Initially only the two were fighting but at some point several other kids got involved and during the course of scuffle someone stabbed the 14 year old in his back.
Both victims rode their bikes home and were taken to the hospital by their mothers.
The stabbing victim was transferred to Albany Medical Center for further treatment. His injuries do not appear to be life threatening.
The 13 year old was treated and released.
No arrests have been made at this time.
The investigation is still ongoing.

Update:

Albany detectives arrested a 13 year old Third Street teen last night for the Wednesday night stabbing at North Lake and Livingston Avenue.
The suspect, whose name is not being released because of his age, was charged at the South Station around 6:30 p.m. for stabbing a 14 year old teen four times during a large fight around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night.
Officers responded to Memorial Hospital just after 9:00 p.m. Wednesday after they received a call from hospital staff stating that a 14 year old was brought in by his mother with four stab wounds to his back.
Two teens, who are cousins, were riding their bikes on Livingston Avenue when the one who is 13 years old was jumped by another teen. Initially only the two were fighting but at some point several other kids got involved and during the course of scuffle the suspect allegedly stabbed the 14 year old in his back.
Both victims rode their bikes home and were taken to the hospital by their mothers.
The stabbing victim was transferred to Albany Medical Center for further treatment. His injuries do not appear to be life threatening.
The 13 year old was treated and released for a hand injury.
The suspect was charged with Assault 2nd and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th.
He was turned over to his mother and is scheduled to be arraigned in Albany County Family Court at a later date.

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