Restaurant owner dies in freak elevator accident, movie theater proposed for downtown Saratoga, HVCC returns money to Bob Barker

A co-owner of the Bangkok Bistro in Schenectady was killed early Saturday morning after his head got stuck in an dumbwaiter used to move food from the basement. The man apparently was loading food into the small elevator when an employee activated it from the floor above and the man's head was trapped in the elevator, according to Schenectady police. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Health Administration (OSHA) will be investigating the death. [WNYT] [Daily Gazette] [News10] [Fox23] [TU]

Developer Sonny Bonacio submitted plans for a movie theater multiplex on the site of the former Railroad Place Price Chopper in downtown Saratoga Springs. Bonacio tells the Gazette he doesn't have a theater operator lined up, yet. [TU] [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette]

Drivers who stopped to help a man who had run off the road in Westerlo Saturday ended up blocking the man's car and taking his keys after suspecting he was driving drunk, according to Albany County sheriff Craig Apple. The sheriff's office says the man's BAC was 4.5 times the legal limit. It also says the man's license had been revoked because of a previous DWI conviction. [TU] [YNN] [Fox23]

In a statement to Colonie police, a 14-year-old who ran away for a home for girls in Albany says a man helped her prostitute herself at a motel on Central Ave. [WNYT] [TU]

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It appears Andrew Cuomo's leverage is declining with the Republican-controlled state Senate. [NYT]

One way a bill with bipartisan support in the state legislature -- in this case, a bill banning a flame retardant chemical used in children's products -- can get stuck, perhaps because of lobbying. [TU]

A Facebook co-founder is backing a push, in coordination with Andrew Cuomo, for public financing of political campaigns in the state. [NYT]

Four Democrats -- and one Republican -- are vying to replace Bob Reilly in the state Assembly. [TU]

HVCC has returned a chunk of money donated by former Price is Right host Bob Barker for its animal advocacy program. [Troy Record]

The retired Albany DARE police officer convicted of sexually abusing a teen in Rensselaer County has been sentenced to six years in prison. At the sentencing, the man apologized to his family -- but not the teen. [TU] [WNYT]

State Police say they nabbed a guy for allegedly driving 117 mph while drunk on the Thruway near New Baltimore Friday night. [TU]

The first Schenectady gun buyback netted more 28 guns. [News10]

Partly because of "public backlash" over the fact that the town highway superintendent will keep his job following a guilty plea on a drug charge, Milton's town supervisor is pushing for random drug testing of town employees. [Saratogian]

The state Attorney General's office has decided to not take action on allegations that Gary Gordon, a former candidate for Rensselaer County sheriff, had fixed speeding tickets (the issue was raised by incumbent Rensselaer County sheriff Jack Mahar). [Troy Record]

The town of East Greenbush is considering changes to rules for outdoor shooting ranges after a stray shot from a range hit a family's house. [WNYT]

The town of Bethlehem's IDA has approved tax breaks for two medical offices at the Vista "tech park" in Slingerlands -- which so far has no tech tenants. [TU]

Part of I-890 was closed Sunday night after a tractor trailer flipped. [Fox23]

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