The weekend in violent crime, GloFo pushing for infrastructure upgrades, head of Palace Theatre resigns, biker nabbed for allegedly going 150 mph, gold watch returned -- 45 years later

The weekend in violent crime:
+ Albany police say a 15-year-old was found stabbed Friday night in a yard in the South End (map). APD says he was taken to the hospital and was in critical condition Saturday. [APD]
+ Albany police say a Schenectady man was shot early Saturday morning in West Hill. APD says it's the third time this man has been shot -- he was also hit in 2010 and 2007. [APD]
+ Albany police say a man was shot Saturday night on Washington Ave near the downtown UAlbany campus (map). APD says he was shot in the foot, treated at the hospital, and released. [APD]
+ Schenectady police say there was a shooting at a banquet hall Sunday night in the Central State neighborhood, one man was hit (map). [YNN]
+ Schenectady police say a 17-year-old was found with a gunshot wound Monday afternoon in Hamilton Hill (map). SPD says it doesn't know if the shooting is connected to the banquet hall shooting. SPD says the teen wasn't cooperating with police. [CBS6] [Fox23] [New10]
+ Albany police say they made six gun-related arrests Friday and Saturday in multiple incidents. [WNYT] [TU]

In Troy, neighborhood activists pushed for attention to stopping violent crime. See Kim's Soapbox: "What to do about the guns" [Troy Record] [AOA]

Albany's Citizen's Police Review Board doesn't have the authority to directly listen to audio or or view video recorded by the Albany Police Department. [TU]

There were two fires in two nearby abandoned buildings Monday in Schenectady (map) -- and as with many of the recent fires in the city, they're being considered suspicious. Schenectady's fire chief says the first part of 2012 has seen fires "probably about twice the normal rate of previous years." [Daily Gazette] [Fox23] [WNYT]

GlobalFoundries' CEO, Ajit Manocha, said Friday that upgrades in public infrastructure for the Malta chip fab -- including a backup water supply and new a gas line -- threaten future development there. "I'm not disappointed but I'd like to see more speed in infrastructure support. So far so good." [TU] [WNYT]

Would an increased minimum wage hurt the state's economy -- industry groups say yes, some academics say probably not. [AP/Troy Record]

A state court has ruled that the email sent by Eliot Spitzer from a personal account during his time as state attorney general that dealt with public business are subject of FOIL, a ruling that could apply to many state officials. [TU]

The new 21st Congressional District in New York, which will include part of Saratoga County, will cover 40 percent of the state's land. [Saratogian]

Green Island's school district may take a big hit in state school aid because a resident's $28.7 million lottery score significantly increases the average income in the village. [TU]

A report from city of Albany auditor Leif Engstrom reports that about half of pothole reports in the city are addressed within three days -- but the city could do a better job in how it picks which streets to pave. [TU]

The city of Schenectady is considering cutting back on the frequency of apartment inspections with the hope that more landlords will comply with them. [Daily Gazette]

The president of the the Schenectady NAACP chapter has resigned his position because of the national org's recent support of same-sex marriage. [TU] [NAACP]

Saratoga County's emergency medical services coordinator says some patients had a "less than desirable outcome" after one of the county's towns went without EMS for a period last year. (The Saratogian has put together a large package of articles about emergency medical services in Saratoga County.) [Saratogian]

The Palace Theatre announced Saturday night that its executive director, Kevin Carlon, had resigned his position. "People familiar with the operations of the Palace" tell the Times Union his term there had not been a smooth one. [Palace press release] [TU]

Clifton Park is considering mixed-use zoning for the Exit 9 corridor with an eye toward keeping the area developing with more a town center-type feel (map). [Daily Gazette]

The state Division of Lottery says a review of a VLT at the Saratoga Racino has concluded that a software malfunction caused improper totals to be displayed -- though it says the machine was till properly accounting for money. [Daily Gazette]

The city of Schenectady is outsourcing the operation of its swimming pools this summer to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Schenectady. [Daily Gazette]

Before speaking at RPI's commencement, US secretary of energy Steven Chu toured the GE Global Research Center. [Daily Gazette]

Albany police a teen was hit by a car Monday afternoon in West Hill (map). APD says the teen ran out from between two parked cars. [YNN] [TU]

State Police say they nabbed a Cohoes man for allegedly going 150 mph on a motorcycle while attempting to flee police on the Northway last week. [TU]

That alleged scheme to use forged payroll checks at Price Chopper has now resulted in more than 40 arrests. [Daily Gazette]

Watervliet dedicated a memorial to David Fisher, who died in Iraq in 2004 while serving with the Army. [YNN] [Fox23]

Lawrence the Indian, the Stockade's landmark statue, is in worse shape than previously thought. [Daily Gazette]

Says Minnie Bolster, prolific collector of all things Saratoga: "If you have more than two of anything, you have a collection." [Saratogian]

Marv Cermak is back together again. [TU]

Remarkable: an Albany Vietnam veteran got a gold watch back yesterday from the sergeant he gave it to for safe keeping in a Vietnam jungle 45 years ago. (No, the sergeant wasn't Christopher Walken.) [TU]
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APD: Stabbing

Albany police are investigating the stabbing of a 15 year old that happened last night on Third Avenue.

Officers responded to 21 Third Avenue, around 9:30 p.m., after receiving a call that a teen had been stabbed.

When officers arrived, they located the teen in the rear yard with a stab wound.

The victim was treated at the scene by firefighters and transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

The investigation is still ongoing.


APD: Shooting

Albany police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred at midnight in the area of 472 First St.

Responding officers located Kedar Morton, of 411 Victory Avenue, Schenectady N.Y., in the area of 472 First St, who had received one gunshot wound to his abdomen. Morton was treated at the scene by medical personnel and transported to Albany Medical Center where he is currently listed in critical condition.

Morton was injured by gunfire in two previous incidents including an injury to his right leg on April 9, 2010 and a gunshot wound to his abdomen on August 15, 2007.

The investigation is still ongoing.


APD: Shooting on Washington Avenue

Albany police are investigating the shooting of a 21 year old city resident Saturday night on Washington Avenue.

Officers responded to 400 block of Washington Avenue, just after 10:00 p.m., after receiving a call for a person who had been shot. When officers arrived, Morris Tootle, of Albany, was located on the sidewalk with a single gunshot wound to his left foot.

He was treated at the scene by firefighters and transported to Albany Medical Center where he was treated and released.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Comments

I'm disgusted by GlobalFoundries. They've been given huge amounts of money and are threatening to leave if they don't get more? And this when they're hiring non-local employees and contractors? If they cut and run they should be obligated to pay back every penny...

(Oh, and what is the purpose of a police review board that isn't allowed to review police?)

@Sarah: "And this when they're hiring non-local employees". You show 'em! They took our jobs!

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