NYRA takeover, minimum wage, teacher evaluations still up in the air on last day of legislative session, day 4 of deliberations in Vanderhorst trial, still hot.

It's still hot. [WNYT]

Legislators are racing to get to the end of the legislative session today. [TU]

Yesterday the Senate and Assembly passed Governor Cuomo's bill to create a justice center to protect disabled people from abuse and neglect and a plan to change the organ donation process on drivers license applications to raise the number of organ donations. [NY Times]

On the list of items that may or may not come to a vote today: Cuomo's plan to restrict viewing of teacher evaluations to parents and a vote on the takeover of NYRA and a plan to raise the minimum wage to $8.50 an hour. [YNN] [WNYT]

Andrew Cuomo says the Republican State Senate was too conservative for not taking up his plan to decriminalizeze small amounts of marijuana in an effort to reduce "stop and frisk arrests." [YNN]

The jury is entering day four of deliberations in the second degree murder trial of Jah-Lah Vanderhorst. Yesterday, jurors requested testimony readbacks from three witnesses and asked the judge to redefine "intent to cause serious physical injury.[TU] [YNN]

G. E. has reached a ten year agreement with the town of Rotterdam, Schenectady County and Shalmont School District that includes a $49 million payment in lieu of taxes in exchange for lowering the assessment on the Rotterdam portion of the main plant from 138 million to $132 million. [YNN]

A grassroots group working to save St. Patrick's in Watervliet has gathered about twice the necessary number of signatures to require the City Council to vote on rezoning the property where the church sits, from business to residential. [TU]

Albany county is cracking down on people who illegally park in handicapped parking spaces [YNN]

Troy police investigating a disturbance at a third street home picked up a man wanted for attempted murder in a South Carolina shooting. [Record]

U.S. Marshals arrested the final suspect in the drug trafficking round up of alleged members of the Uptown or Gunners in Schenectady. Darius smith is one of 27 alleged gang members indicted in April. He's charged with conspiracy to sell more than 280 grams of cocain and heroin. [WNYT] [TU]

Sheriff's deputies in Wilton picked up a woman for selling crack, cocaine and heroin out of her mobile home. [Saratogian]

An Averill Park Contractor has been arrested for the second time in one week after after dropping his phone while fleeing the home he was allegedly burglarizing. [Record] [Post Star]

An Albany man was arrested for allegedly stealing from the safe at Thatcher Street Pub. [TU]

A Troy man was arrested for driving drunk two kids in his car and a flat tire. [TU]

Members of least eight emergency companies combined to rescue a hiker who fell down an embankment at the Plotter Kill Reserve.[TU]

Officials in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk school district deny that the State Ed Commissioner is investigating the district for alleged election fraud in recent elections. [TU]

The Capital Region real estate market is up 9% over last year. [YNN]

For the most part, the Capital Region has escaped it, but whooping cough is spreading across New York State. [TU]

The Coeymans Police department got a check for 18,000 from "Making Crime Pay" a program to put cash that would have profited criminatl activity into law enforcement and programs for kids. The money will pay for new rifles, radios and a digital fingerprint system. [Fox 23] [ WNYT]

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