Unruly passenger denied boarding at ALB, Guilderland passes fracking ban, 50 new citizens sworn in, Fuller Road reconstruction finished

A Wynantskill man who allegedly was drunk and unruly at Albany International Airport was not allowed to board his plane and is facing charges of felony assault, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. [Record] [TU]

The Guilderland Town Board unanimously passed a ban on hyrdrofracking on Tuesday night. [TU]

The attorney for the Schuylerville woman who shot and killed her former boyfriend says the killing was an accident. [Post Star]

A father and son in Rensselaer County are facing charges for illegally possessing a machine gun after a three-month investigation led State Police to a cache of guns-- including sawed off shotguns , hand guns, long guns and high-capacity ammunition magazines -- at their Nassau home. [TU]

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The Fuller Road construction project is finished.[YNN]

Officials are trying to determine what caused an early morning fire in a vacant Schenectady building that once housed Luigi's restaurant that spread to an adjacent building. [YNN]

Schenectady police are questioning a man in connection with a report of gunfire near a bike path on the North Side on Wednesday night.[TU]

A New York City woman is dead and four other people are injured after their car flipped on the Thruway late Tuesday night.[TU]

The man who pleaded guilty to robbing and murdering an elderly man in a Cohoes apartment building will be sentenced today. [YNN]

Due to overcrowding from two animal hoarding cases, The Animal Protective Foundation in Scotia turned away animals last month for the first time in its 70-year history.[TU]

Leaders in Saratoga aren't pleased with the County Legislative and Research Committee decision that thwarted their attempts to move up last call in the city. [TU]

The deputy general manager for Watervliet is planning to sue town officials for allegedly suspending her in retaliation for her opposition of the demolition of St. Patrick's Church. [TU]

A Rensselaer Counthy medical billing clerk is facing felony charges for allegedly falsifying records and stealing $75,000 from the county health department. [TU]

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy says he was not involved in the decision to hire his brother for a newly created counclor position in the County Sheriff's Department.[TU]

Rumors that a plan to raise legislators pay may be tied to eliminating the per diem payment they get for each day the spend at the Capitol, has local restaurateurs concerned the move will hurt their business. [TU]

Two former brokers charged with defrauding clients at their former Albany firm and misappropriating at least $8 million in funds, will stand trial in U.S. District Court in Utica in November. [TU]

Thirty people were sworn in as American citizens at the Saratoga Battlefield yesterday and 20 more became citizens at a ceremony at the Empire State Plaza. [Saratogian] [YNN]

A new energy contract with Siemens has saved Rensselaer County more than $250,000. [Record]

Mark Richardson, the man who murdered an elderly man while robbing a Cohoes apartment complex, will be sentenced today. [YNN]

A 22-year-old Malta man will spend up to 3 and a half years in jail for the rape of an underage girl. [TU]

Police in Schenectady have arrested a man and charged him with the rape of a 14 year old girl in Central Park last month.[YNN]

Saratoga County supervisors are working on a plan that would allow them to collect more occupancy tax revenue from online hotel booking companies.[Gazette]

Police in Schenectady tasered a man on Tuesday who was standing at the corner of State Street and Nott Terrace, threatening to shoot drivers with a fake gun. [WNYT]

About $12 million in assistance has been paid out to help Albany County residents recover from Tropical Storm Irene, but some local legislators say that's still not enough. [News 10]

A smoker's rights group is filing a lawsuit in an effort to force state parks to remove "no Smoking" signs [WNYT]

The Saratoga P.L.A.N 's proposed 43-acre nature preserve in the city received $20,000 from the city's Rotary Club this week. [TU]

State Parks officials are collecting data on people who use park trails in an effort to learn more about how the trails are used. [TU]

A Niskayuna cemetery is now New York State's first "green burial ground". [Record]

Hundreds of mourners remembered the Latham girl who was electrocuted plucking a golf ball from a pond at a mini-golf course in Florida. [TU]

The Colonie 14 year old who saved his father's life was recognized this week by the Loudonville Fire Dept and Colonie EMS.[TU] [WNYT]

The 5th of July was once a meeting day for freed slaves who gathered in Academy Park for speeches and sermons to mark Emancipation Day.[TU]

Eliot Spitzer starts a new job today on the NY1 talk show "Inside City Hall." [Fox 23]

Parades, fireworks, and a doughboy eating contest marked a few of the areas 4th of July celebrations. [Saratogian] [WNYT] [Gazette]

Cozmo the magician won't be charged for entertaining without a license.[Saratogian]

A revolutionary war era musket, powder horn and walking stick, passed down for generations in a Illinois family, will be donated to Fort Ticonderoga. [TU]

One of George Washington's swords and a pistol belonging to Lafayette are on display this week as part of a new Revolutionary War exhibit in the state Capitol. [Fox 23]

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