Fort Edward 12-year-old fatally shot, mixed reaction to proposed St. Joeseph's brewery/pub, Spa City Council votes to move last call

A 12 year old Fort Edward boy was fatally shot on Tuesday. Police believe the shooter may have been the boys 13 year old friend. [WNYT] [TU]

Residents of Albany's Ten Broeck neighborhood had mixed reactions to a plan to turn the former St. Josephs church into a brewery and pub. [TU] [AOA]

After months of discussion, Saratoga's City Council voted last night to send a recommendation to the county to move last call for city bars from 4AM to 3AM. If the county approves the decision it moves on the State Liquor Authority Board which has already ruled that the city can't have a different last call time than the rest of the county. [ Saratogian]

Crime is up 26.5% in the city of Troy in the first quarter of 2012 over the first quarter of 2011. [Record]

UAlbany School of Business Weekend MBA ad 2012 summer

A Troy man is facing four counts of second-degree robbery and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with a string of recent Collar City robberies. [TU]

FBI agents arrested three people in a raid on a Glenville apartment yesterday, one of them a fugitive wanted in a drug related kidnapping and murder in Florida. [TU]

A pair of fugitives from Pennsylvania were arrested in Albany on charges of arson, possesion of a firearm and reckless endangerment. [APD Press Release (Full release below)]

A 38 year old Watervliet man will spend 50 years to life in prison for repeatedly raping a child. [TU]

A Schenectady gang member who claimed he was denied his constitutional right to confront a potential witness had his 2007 murder conviction reinstated by the State Court of Appeals. [TU]

The Committee to Save New York is under fire after it was revealed that private lobbying groups representing gambling intrerests poured money into the organization - which has been closely alligned with Andrew Cuomo - just months before Cuomo began his push to legalize casino gambling in New York State. NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg defended Cuomo's efforts to "get some private money to tell message," as Cuomo apparently acknowledged a stronger relationship with the group. But a spokesman for Cuomo says the suggestion that the governor has an improper relationship with gaming interests is a reckless distortion of facts.[YNN] [NYT] [WNYT]

New York is poised to become the first state to establish mandatory online reporting of perscriptions in real time -- when they're written by doctors and filled by pharmacists. The new plan, pushed by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is an effort to help curb black market traffic of prescription painkillers. [TU] [Capitol Connection]

NY legislators will consider a slate of bills aimed at putting a stop to "boosting crews" who shoplift large amounts of goods and sell them .[TU]

Two employees of a Mechanicville auto service center were arrested for allegedly selling the a car they promised to ship overseas. [Saratogian]

Police in East Greenbush picked up a man for DWI after he allegedly passed a school bus that was unloading kids, then drove eastbound in the westbound lane of Columbia Turnpike. Apparently the driver was so drunk he couldn't stand up long enough to get a mug shot. [TU] [WNYT]

After ending their relationship with Planned Parenthood several months ago, the committee reviewing sexual health education in the Shenendahowa School district issued a report that leaves the door open for the group to begin sending speakers to the district again. [YNN] [TU]

More drama ensued at last nights Ravena school board meeting after a board member called for the resignation of the board president John Vadney, who is charged with aggravated harassment following an argument with the father of the board's vice president. Just weeks after the board passed anti-bullying rules for students, the discussion at the meeting surrounded bullying by parents and board members. [TU]

A Schenectady business owner who was charged with animal cruelty in February was arrested for allegedly stealing more than $26,000 from customers through his miniature livestock business. [News 10]

Because of work on the Corning Preserve boat launch, the Alive at Five rain location is being moved to the parking lot behind the Albany Visitors Center on Broadway. [TU]

The East Greenbush Home depot donated two barbecue grills to replace the ones that were stolen from the Children's Garden in Albany's South End. [TU]

Philip J. Schuyler achievement academy received a gift of $20,000 in musical intstruments from Fidelity investments. [TU]

APD press release - Pennsylvania fugitive arrest

Albany police and the United State Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested two men this morning on arrest warrants after they fled the State of Pennsylvania for committing separate crimes.

Vito Fultano, 19, of 65 Oliver Driver Palmyra, Pennsylvania and Seville Brown, 20, of 1702 Mill Road Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, were arrested around 6:30 a.m., while at 5 Walter Street in the City of Albany.

Fultano was arrested on a warrant out of the Susquehanna Regional Police Department for arson.

Brown was arrested on a warrant out of the Northwest Regional Police Department for Possession of a Firearm and Recklessly Endangering Another Person after the loaded shotgun he was holding on May 13, 2012, discharged and caused injuries to his friend.

Both fled the State of Pennsylvania together.

They were both taken to Albany County Jail and are awaiting extradition back to Pennsylvania.


It's funny to see "Crime is up 26.5% in the city of Troy in the first quarter of 2012 over the first quarter of 2011" above an ad touting the fact "Troy is better!"

LOL Ravena SD. Okay, not really LOL'ing.

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