Albany parking permits expected Oct. 1, defense claims Rhodes stabbed in self defense, toddler drowns in East Greenbush

Downtown Albany's long awaited permit parking plan is expected to go into effect on October 1st.

A pair of Gilboa teens were killed when their ATV collided with a dump truck on a busy section of Route 30.

Races for 8 of New York's 27 Congressional races are expexted to be competitive thanks largely to the new redistricting map.[NYT]

Hours after yesterday's NY Times suggested Andrew Cuomo had a plan to allow limted hydrofracking in specific parts of NY, a group of assembly democrats sent the Governor a letter registering their displeasure. [TU]

With the clock running down on the legislative session, Assembly democrats moved to pass bills on medical marijuana and microstamping bullet shells - but those bills don't have a lot of hope of getting through the republican controlled state senate. [YNN]

An 18 page memo claims that none of the documents destroyed by outgoing County Executive Michael Breslin's administration at a December "shredding party" pertained to a lawsuit over new Albany County legislative districts. [TU]

Defense attorney for Jah-Lah Vanderhorst claimed his 17 year old client was acting in self defense when he stabbed track standout Tyler Rhodes to death in April of last year. [TU]

The building that houses The Saratogian has been sold to Saratoga Businessman Frank Parillo for $2.625 million, but the ownership of the newspaper will not change. [Saratogian]

Burglaries are on the rise in and around Voorheesville. Sheriff Craig Apple says more than a dozen homes in the area have been hit by burglars who knock on the door to find out if there's anyone home before they break into the house. [YNN] [Fox 23]

NYRA has suspeneded a Saratoga Springs harness track trainer/driver from racing after he was charged with sexual abuse for allegedly having sex with a 14 and 15 year old girl. [Saratogian] [Fox 23]

A Troy woman sentenced to time in the Albany County Jail tried to sneak a hypodrmic needle and seven bags of heroine into the facility by hiding them in her vagina. [TU]

Police continue to investigate the drowning death of a 20 month old girl at her family home in East Greenbush on Wednesday.[TU]

The Ft. Edward police chief who was heading up the investigation of 13 year old boy who was accidentally shot , accidentally shot himself in the hand while cleaning his personal pistol at his Whitehall home. [TU]

A Pittstown man was placed in intensive care after being mauled and bitten over 100 times by a relative's pitt bull.

Vandals painted swastikas and other racist graffition the track at Hoosic Valley High School in Schaghticoke. [TU]

More than 300 employees from the state Workers' Compensation Board will be moving to a now vacant building in Schenectady next month. [Gazette]

NY OGS held an open house on Wednesday for the Schenectady Armory - which will be auctioned off next month.[WNYT]

The President of Schenectady's NAACP, who quit last month after the national group voted to support marriage equality still belives that marriage is between one man and one woman, has returned to his post as president .

The new Woodlawn Avenue parking garage is expected to be completed by next month with the help of a 450 ton crane. [Saratogian]

Time moves slowly at Albany City Hall [TU]

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