Cuomo praises Obama's same-sex marriage support, Attorney General's office raids Saratoga Nissan dealership, ballet may cut back to 1 week at SPAC, Scotia's LaFrate in ANTM top three

Andrew Cuomo says President Obama's announcement that he supports same-sex marriage is a "major advancement for this country" . But Cuomo says he did not make a pitch for same sex marriage when he met with President Obama earlier this week. [NYT/CityRoom] [YNN]

Investigators from the Attorney General's office and the State Police raided the Saratoga Nissan dealership on Wednesday and removed business records. The investigators are not disclosing the reasons for the raid, but are asking anyone with complaints against the dealership to step forward. [TU] [Saratogian]

The NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities may fire as many as 200 employees with "substatianted allegations of abuse," as part of an effort to protect people with disabilities. [WNYT]

Jurors in the embezzlement trial of Pedro Espada told the judge they'd reached an impasse on Wednesday, but were told to keep deliberating. [NYT/ City Room]

The second ballot fraud trial of Troy City Councilman Michael Loporto is on hold until July so LoPorto's lawyer can have more prep time.
Meanwhile a key witness in the original trial, former Working Families Party Employee Sara couch, wants to add some words to her testimony which could change the meaning of her statements.[TU] [Record]

The day after DA candidate Lee Kindlon announced he'd walked into the Albany County Jail many times without signing in, security measures were stepped up at the facility, but Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple those measures were planned and the timing is just coincidental. [TU]

Clifton Park Republican have endorsed Saratoga County Clerk Kathleeen Marchione over Senator Roy McDonald. The Chairman of the Clifton Park Republican Committee, recently cited McDonald's voting record on redistricting as one of the resins [Post Star] [Saratogian]

The New York City Ballet may pull back their stay at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center from two weeks to one in 2013. Outgoing SPAC board chairman Bill Dake says the loss of HSBC sponsorship and the recession are partially to blame for a possible $250,000 deficit for the facility after seven years of showing a profit. [TU] [Saratogian]

Post offices in Lansingburgh and North Hoosick won't be closing after all . [Record]

A Schenectady county judge set bail at $1million for the Michael Chambers, the man allegedly hired by Larry Ahrens to hurl explosive devices at the home of Ahrens ex girlfriend's new boyfriend. Chambers response? "Wow." [Gazette] [TU]

Surprise --a 30 year old Albany man who grew marijuana, then contacted News10 to come and interview him, admitting to them that he grew marijuana -- is facing up to 2 1/2 years in prison for, yep, growing marijuana. [TU]

Police are investigating an overnight shooting in Saratoga.[CBS 6]

A former police officer could spend who once accused his chief of making racist statements could spend up to 7 years in prison after an Albany Grand Jury found him guilty of possessing a police retirement id card with the chief's forged signature. [TU]

The former gynecologist and one time owner of Saratoga Winners will serve 4-12 years in prison for setting fire to the nightclub back in 2009. [TU]

A drop of upstate landowners was at the Capitol on Wednesday to lobby for their right to frack for gas on their own land. [News 10/AP]

The Schoharie emergency sirens that announce a possible breach of the Gilboa Dam were tested yesterday afternoon and found to be in good working order One of the sirens had to be rebuilt after it was damaged in Hurricane Irene.[TU]

The Erie Canal will reopen at noon today after being closed due to high water. [TU]

The owner of two chocolate labs that attacked a Troy High Schol baseball coach at Greer field has been ticketed for having dangerous and unlicensed dogs. If she pays a $200 fine she can keep the animals.[TU]

Bethlehem is facing a $3.5 million budget gap, partly due to the expiration of a 20 year payment in lieu of taxes agreement with Selkirck Cogen Natural Gas Plant. [TU]

The Schenectady Trailways bus station -- a hub for Greyhound and CDTA, will get a 50,000 matching grant from the Schenectady County Metroplex Development to improve its appearance. [Gazette]

A Ticonderoga teen is in critical condition after the car she was a passenger in crossed the center line, careened into a ditch, hit several trees and turned over just after midnight on Wednesday. [ TU]

A State Trooper's vehicle hydroplaned off the Northbound lane between exits 2 and 4 of the Northway on Tuesday, just after President Obama's motorcade made its way to Albany International Airport. The trooper, who was assigned to check the area after the president passed through, was not injured. [TU]

300 middle school students followed in the president's footsteps yesterday, touring the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering on NanoCareer Day.[News10]

Charges have been dropped against the three Occupy Albany protestors arrested last week and David Soares office maintains that as long as protestors remain peaceful they won't prosecute.[WNYT]

Benedict Arnold -- the hero. [TU]

Scotia's Laura LaFrate has made it to the top 3 on America's Next Top Model.[TU]

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