First homicide of the year in Albany, Cuomo admin reportedly pushed for Obama visit at UAlbany instead of GloFo, Fuller Road re-opens, hey -- that's Christopher Plummer

Albany police say a 22-year-old man was shot in the Mansion neighborhood Saturday night and died from his injuries (map). There were apparently multiple shots fired. It was the city's first homicide of the year. [APD] [Fox23] [TU]

The APD says two teens were shot in Arbor Hill Sunday night (map). They were shot in the leg and they're injuries don't appear to be life-threatening. [APD]

Tuesday is school budget vote day. About 475 education jobs will be cut by local school districts under proposed budgets, according to a Times Union analysis.

"A person involved in the presidential visit" says the Cuomo admin pushed the White House to move the recent visit from the GlobalFoundries chip fab to Albany NanoTech. [TU]

Saratoga Springs police allege a woman drove her car into two houses, poured lighter fluid on three people, and threw knives at them, and then struck four cars with her vehicle on Saturday (map). [Saratogian]

A Saratoga woman has been charged with child endangerment after she allegedly allowed her boyfriend's 4-year-old to cross Route 9P "without direct supervision." The boy was hit by a car, and taken to Albany Med for treatment. The driver has not been charged. [TU] [Saratogian] [Fox23]

State Police say a trio of Troy teens lost control of a stolen car on I-787 Friday night, which prompted a multi-vehicle accident that sent a motorcyclist to the hospital. [Troy Record] [TU]

The Albany Fire Department says three firefighters suffered minor injuries while fighting a fire on Swan Street in Sheridan Hollow Saturday night (map). Four buildings were damaged. Update: The four buildings have been demolished. [Fox23] [WNYT] [TU]

An attorney representing gas companies says that proposed state regulations and local bans will close off as much as 60 percent of the Marcellus Shale land that companies have leased for drilling. [AP/Post-Star]

Roy McDonald's vote in favor of the Marriage Equality Act has resulted in fundraising support from LGBT advocates. [TU]

Explanations by officials and experts about why African-Americans make up a disproportionate share of the convictions in Albany and Schenectady counties: it's complicated. [TU]

The Schenectady County Sheriff's office is starting a gun buyback program. [TU]

A substitute teacher is worried her Occupy Albany arrests will keep her from subbing after the state Education Department notified her that her file had been flagged for the arrests. [TU]

Schenectady landlord Frank Popolizio was arrested Friday by the state Department of Taxation and Finance in a case related to $75k the state says he owes in back sales tax from the now closed Pentagon restaurant. [Daily Gazette]

The city of Schenectady is moving ahead with the foreclosure of more than 100 properties in the city. [Daily Gazette]

Troy's zoning board has blocked the construction of seven planned Habitat for Humanity houses. [Troy Record]

The section of Fuller Road just north of Washington Ave is is back open -- now with more roundabout. [YNN]

A break in a century-old water main closed Clinton Ave in downtown Albany Sunday (map). [TU]

The cafe/store known as Arthur's Market in the Stockade has closed. Again. [Daily Gazette]

Derek Jeter addressed the crowd at Siena's commencement Sunday via a recorded video message -- his sister accepted an honorary degree for him. (Jeter was also 1-4 in a 6-2 loss to the Mariners yesterday.) [YNN] [ESPN]

The Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight scenes shot in the Stockade Friday included Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella, and Benjamin Walker. The Stockade was subbing for the Washington DC neighborhood Georgetown. [Daily Gazette] [Fox23] [WNYT]

Divinyl Revolution, the recently closed record shop on Broadway in Saratoga, is re-opening in the Saratoga Marketplace. [Saratogian]

The Schenectady bear was released back into the wild in Delaware County on Friday. [TU]


APD: Shooting

Albany police are investigating the shooting death of a 22 year old city resident last night on Grand Street.

Police responded to the area of 80 Grand Street, around 11:40 p.m., after receiving a call for shots fired. Responding officers located Andre Gipson, of Albany, at the corner of Elm and Philips Street with a single shot wound to his leg.

He was treated by firefighters at the scene and transported to Albany Medical Center, where he later succumbed from his injuries.

The investigation is still ongoing.

APD: Shooting on Clinton Avenue

Albany police are investigating the shooting of two city teens last night on the 200 block of Clinton Avenue.

Police responded to the area of 273 Clinton Avenue, just before 11:00 p.m., after receiving a call for a male shot in the leg. When officers arrived, they located two 16 year olds with gunshot wounds to their legs. Tahlik Inman, of First Street, was located in front of 108 Lark Street, with a single gunshot wound to his left thigh. Markell Jarrette, of South Pearl Street, was located in the park at the corner of Clinton Avenue and Lark Street. He sustained a single gunshot wound to his right thigh.

Both teens were treated at the scene by Albany firefighters and transported to Albany Medical Center.

Their injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

There are no suspects at this time and the investigation is still ongoing.

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