Reaction to SCOTUS health care ruling, body found hours after car wreck, county spent $50k on low turnout primary, lobster prices down

New York State is already relatively far along in implementing its parts of the federal Affordable Care Act. Local reaction roundup to yesterday's Supreme Court ruling upholding much of the health care reform legislation. Reaction from Paul Tonko and Chris Gibson. [TU] [Troy Record] [Tonko's office] [Gibson's office]

The ruling was a campaign focus point last night for Republican Bob Dietrich, who's running against Paul Tonko for the new 20th Congressional District (Dick Morris was in Saratoga to campaign for Dietrich). And Democrats are going after Chris Gibson for his votes to repeal to the legislation. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [State of Politics]

Rensselaer County sheriff Jack Mahar says the man driving the car in a fatal wreck in Stephentown early Thursday morning left the scene -- the passenger who was ejected from the car and died wasn't found until several hours later. The man's body was found more than 100 feet from the crash. [YNN] [Troy Record] [WNYT]

A medical examiner in Florida has concluded that 11-year-old Ashton Jojo from Latham was accidentally electrocuted at a mini-golf course -- and a building inspector reported that it appears the wrong type of electrical breakers were used in the pond. [TU] [Orlando Sentinel]

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Albany police say they've arrested a Troy man -- Mister Taylor -- for allegedly shooting Kedar Morton on First Street in West Hill this past May (map).

The man whose wife is on trial for allegedly stabbing him multiple times last summer in Halfmoon testified yesterday that she told him to choose between her and his motorcycle gang -- and then said "you're done" as she stabbed him. [TU]

The Albany County Sheriff's Office say police busted a house where 80 marijuana plants were allegedly growing inside. [News10]

The state Public Service Commission says National Grid and other utility companies were "generally efficient and well-organized" during post-Irene restoration efforts, in part because of the utility's use of social media. [TU]

An association of school district business officials reports that about a third of school districts in the state will spend through their cash reserves in the next two years. [TU]

Lee Kindlon -- who's challenging David Soares for Albany County DA -- has proposed creating an "Early Case Assessment Bureau" that he says would speed up cases. [TU]

Albany County sheriff Craig Apple says his department is short on deputies and having trouble covering all its obligations. [TU]

Albany police and the Albany County Sheriff's Office are investigating how a woman waiting for arraignment briefly escaped custody. [TU]

The federal primary this week is expected to cost Rensselaer County as much as $50,000 -- and 1,710 people voted. [Troy Record]

A state comptroller's office audit of the village of Ravena concludes that 43 village account were overspent last year. [NYS OSC] [TU]

GlobalFoundries says it's addressed the hum that's bothered residents in neighborhoods near the Malta chip fab. Some residents say it's better -- others say it's still bothering them. [Saratogian] [TU]

GloFo is planning to build utility buildings for a possible expansion at the Malta fab. [Daily Gazette]

The opening of two of Schenectady's public pools has been delayed because of equipment problems. [Daily Gazette]

Schenectady is looking for volunteers to maintain flower beds in Central Park because the city can't afford the cost of maintaining them. [Daily Gazette]

What people want at ALB, according to a recent online survey: direct flights to San Francisco, LA, and JFK; and Jet Blue. Also: more than a third of the people said they'd gone to other airports because of cheaper fares or non-stop flights. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

A film project backed by a bunch of local investors has turned into its own drama. [TU]

Low wholesale prices and local supermarket competition have pushed lobster prices down. [Daily Gazette]

The fight against invasive clams in Lake George appears to be making some progress. [Post-Star]

Niskayuna took the top spot in this year's Schenectady County drinking water taste competition. [Daily Gazette]

The proposed Bombers in Troy is another step closer to opening. [Troy Record]

Jimmer Fredette was in Saratoga Thursday for his Jimmer Jam camp for kids. [Daily Gazette]


APD: Attempted Murder Arrest
A 20 year old Troy man was arrested last night in connection with a shooting that happened on First Street back in May.
Mister Taylor, of 516 Second Street, Troy, is alleged to have shot 21 year old Kedar Morton, of Schenectady, just before midnight on May 25, 2012.
Morton was shot once in the abdomen while on the 400 block of First Street.
Taylor was charged with Attempted Murder 2nd and Criminal Use of a Firearm 1st.
He was arraigned this morning in the Albany City Criminal Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail.

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