NYS fracking plan could require town approval, another Troy shooting arrest, 81 fake ids seized at DMB show, app to cut down wait for hot dogs at Valley Cats Games

A State DEC official says fracking would be limited to counties in the deepest areas of the Marcellus Shale region and would be subject to town approval, under a plan being pursued by the Cuomo administration. [NYT]

Troy officials say the city's PEACE initiative played an important role in the arrest of a city man in connection with a May shoorting on Sixth Avenue.U.S. Marshals arrested 18 year old Daquan Jones last night and charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting Isaiah Cooper. [TU] [YNN]

81 underaged drinkers may lose their drivers licenses after they were caught using fake ids at SPAC's beer garden at last weeks Dave Matthews Show. Many of the ids were purchased from a Malaysian website.[YNN] [TU]

The former Albany cop fired last month for, among other things, soliciting a prostitute while off duty, will spend a year and 15 days in the Saratoga County jail on charges of harrassment and criminal mischief stemming from a fight last year with his ex girlfriend. [TU]

The Troy cop who allegedly solicted a minor for sex on the internet has filed for retirement and is apparently eligible to collect a pension. [WNYT] [Record]

The lawsuit filed by the family of the unarmed Mexican immigrant who was shot and killed by Albany County sheriff's deputies, has been dismissed, but the County is mum about the amount of the settlement reached. [TU]

The 21 year old Schenectady mother who lit a pile of her boyfriends clothes on fire in an empty apartment and left her two daughters behind when she fled the building will spend six months in jail. [TU]

The 54 year old Schenctaday man who set fire to an occupied ay street aparatment last month will spend more than 30 years in state prison. [TU]

Albany County elections officials are concerned that the electronic signatures required in a State plan to allow motoritsts to register to vote online, would violate election law, but the Cuomo administration says their fears are based on a flawed understanding of the process. [TU]

SUNY's board of trustees voted Tuesday to support measures to make all SUNY campuses smoke free -indoors and out.The proposal, which would be enected by January 2014, would need to be approved by the NYS Assembly and Senate and could be a close vote. [YNN] [News 10]

A proposed law that would guarantee a life sentence for killing police and court officials could be in danger of stalling out in the NYS Assembly after passing in the Senate several weeks ago.[YNN]

David Soares went to Washington D.C. yesterday to brief congressional staffers on strengthening the relationship between the community and law enforcement. [YNN]

Police in Saratoga arrested a man who was allegedly sleeping when his toddler was found wandering the streets alone. [News 10]

Two guests who say they contracted Legionnaires disease after staying at the Best Western Sovereign on Western Avenue in Albany, are now suing the hotel. [YNN]

A Colonie psychiatrist who was disciplined last year from prescribing excessive doses of medication and failing to monitor patients, was arrested last week for allegedly inappropriately touching two femail employees. [TU]

Scotia -Glenville schools went into lockdown mode for a few hours yesterday after a drunk man with a knife was reprtendly wandering the neighborhood following a domestic dispute. [Fox 23]

The "Sticky 29" - a group of teens suspended for posting thousands of sticky notes in from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirck High School as a prank, were treated to a picnic by the owners of a local tavern who sympathized with them. [TU] [WNYT]

Criminal charges have been dropped against a Greenwich Superintendent of schools who failed to report child sex abuse offenses against an art teacher. [TU]

Troy business owner Rocco DeFazio is one of the organizers of a statewide neighborhood revialization conference slated for Russell Sage College this fall. [Record]

Sheriff's departments in NY are supporting a plan where motorists could put a sticker with a Yellow dot on the rear window of a vehicle, indicating there is important medical information in the glove compartment.[YNN]

A Troy-based tech start-up will roll out a new concession stand app designed to save stadium customers from long food and beverage lines, at Tri-City Valley Cats games.[Record]


I'm glad the RCS "Sticky 29" got a picnic. I don't think they deserved to be punished. It's a senior prank! It was nothing destructive! I think it was pretty creative and very tongue in cheek. The graffiti on the outside is something totally different. I have a feeling that the kids on the inside doing the post-it note thing were not the ones who did the graffiti on the outside.

Wow, I can't believe those kids were suspended for such a harmless prank. It seems so clever - and the damage was recyclable! Glad someone stepped up to the plate with that picnic.

It's interesting to see that the Troy PD is making what appears to be headway on finding the shooters, compared to what seems to be the norm in Albany where the story runs about someone getting shot, and no clues, oh well, and on to the next shiny thing.

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