More details in Schuylerville shooting, big plans for Albany riverfront park, man accused of repeatedly hitting police horse, that's a lot of toe shoes

The woman charged with fatally shooting her (perhaps former) boyfriend Sunday in Schuylerville allegedly did so at point-blank range, according to Saratoga County DA Jim Murphy. The DA says Joey M. Paul has not claimed self defense and Matthew Furlani was not armed. "Friends" tell WNYT that the gun used was an AK-47. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [Saratogian] [WNYT]

Colonie police say they arrested a mother for allegedly leaving her toddler alone in a car outside a store Monday afternoon. The windows were down and the temperature was 81 degrees. Police say the child was in the car for about 10 minutes. A passerby noticed the child and called police. The child ended up being OK. [WNYT] [TU] [News10] [YNN] [Fox23]

A Saratoga County Board of Supervisors committee has effectively stopped Saratoga Springs' bid to roll back last call to 2 am. [Saratogian]

The city of Albany bid for state economic development money includes plans for a big makeover of the waterfront park at the Corning Preserve. [TU]

It will take until the middle of next year for all the restaurants in Albany County to get new health inspections that will prompt the public display of the results. An Albany County law requiring restaurants to post health inspection results near the front door took effect on Sunday. [TU]

Gen. Martin Dempsey -- the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the nation's top military leader -- was in Troy Monday for a Wounded Warriors fundraiser. [Troy Record]

A large majority of school districts in the state missed the first deadline for submitting their teacher evaluations plans. [TU]

New York State is in line for $146 million as part of multi-state fraud settlement with pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. [NYS OAG]

The number of state and local authorities in New York increased by 63 new authorities during the last fiscal year -- bringing the overall total to 553. [State of Politics]

More than 90 percent of the bills passed in the legislature during this last session did so with the support of more than 90 percent of legislators. NYPIRG breakdown of voting patterns during the session. [TU] [State of Politics]

Rensselaer's fire chief says a charcoal grill on a back deck started the fire that spread to six buildings on Sunday. May Dan Dwyer says if the city doesn't have codes for grilling too closely to a structure, it might take up the issue. [Troy Record] [TU]

Albany police say two men were shot in a drive-by on Lark Street in Sheridan Hollow late Monday afternoon (map). The injuries weren't life threatening. [YNN] [Fox23] [TU]

Saratoga Springs police say an East Greenbush man hit a police horse "in the rear end multiple times for no apparent reason" early Sunday on Caroline Street. [Saratogian]

Police have accused a Waterford man of leaving his three-year-old son along in order to go steal copper pipes. [Fox23]

Albany police say the brother of Jah-Lah Vanderhorst -- recently convicted of manslaughter for the death of Tyler Rhodes in Albany's Hoffman Park -- was arrested this past weekend on a gun charge (map). [TU]

Schenectady police say two women and a man were arrested last week for allegedly assaulting a man with a baseball bat in Hamilton Hill (map) [Daily Gazette]

Rosemary Nichols, the currently suspended Watervliet deputy general manager, has filed a legal claim alleging employment discrimination and sexual harassment. [Troy Record]

Stillwater's switch from its old water system, which was polluted with PCBs, to the Saratoga County water system has resulted in a big cost increase for homeowners. [TU]

State work has started on 11 bridges in the greater Capital Region, including the Congress Street Bridge. [Troy Record]

The State Liquor Authority has approved Rensselaer County's request to allow liquor stores in the county to stay open from 9 am-9 pm on holidays. [Troy Record]

BBL continues to expand the Recovery Sports Grill chain, with new three new Capital Region locations planned. [TU]

Crossgates will demolish six vacant properties it owns on the Western Ave side of the mall. [TU]

Among the shipments to SPAC for the New York City Ballet: more than 1,000 pairs of toe shoes. [Saratogian]

Comments

About that toddler in the car story, am I the only idiot for thinking that leaving a small child alone should be the concern and not the fricking heat? It was 83 degrees and the windows were down for Christ's sake. An icecube wouldnt melt in that in ten minutes.

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