Man beaten in South Troy now dead, apparent love triangle shooting in Queensbury, pawn shop law vetoed, police say 13-year-old stole car

The man who was apparently beaten on a bridge over the Poestenkill in South Troy this weekend has died. Troy police say the man was an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, and they believe everyone involved with the incident is undocumented. TPD says it appears there was some sort of argument that escalated and the man was hit with a blunt object. [Troy Record] [TU] [YNN] [News10]

One person was killed and two others injured in a shooting in Queensbury Monday afternoon. The Warren County sheriff described the situation as "some sort of apparent love triangle." The sheriff says it appears Ralph Runnalls confronted Paul Wells and Jacqueline Keegan* with a handgun -- and Wells then got a shotgun and fired back, fatally injuring Runnals. The sheriff says the 18-year-old son Wells and Kegan witnessed the incident. (*Some outlets are reporting that as "Keegan," others as "Kegan.") [Post-Star] [Daily Gazette] [Fox23] [News10]

The DEC says tests did not find PCBs in the soot spread by the large fire in Columbia County last week. The agency says it tested within a 15-mile radius of the fire. [TU] [YNN]

If not necessarily agreeing with Jillian's owner that "people are afraid to come to downtown Albany," other bar/restaurant owners there say business has been down significantly this summer. [TU]

Jerry Jennings was among the mayors who released a joint "eh, maybe not" statement in response to the Cuomo admin's trial balloon for a "super control board" that could take over municipalities on the brink of bankruptcy. [State of Politics] [NY Post]

The script for gun control legislation in New York State: the Assembly passes it, the state Senate does not. [NYT]

Advocates are pushing for the re-instatement of free prison visitor buses funded by the state. [AP/Troy Record]

A recent report concludes that minorities make up a disproportionate share of the kids in the Capital Region's juvenile justice system -- though others involved in the system says it's not just about race, but also economic status and family structure. [TU]

Albany County exec Dan McCoy has vetoed the recently passed legislation that would place restrictions on the sale of second-hand jewelry, calling it well-intended but flawed (it's aimed at cracking down on the sale of stolen items). The legislation's sponsor says he'll reformulate it and push it again. [YNN] [TU]

The Albany Common Council has approved a new lease for the Palace Theatre, which includes a provision that the city cover the cost any major repairs. [TU]

Albany police say a 13-year-old stole a car and crashed it into a house Monday in North Albany (map). [TU]

Troy police say they arrested eight people on prostitution charges Friday. [Troy Record]

Attorneys representing charter school students and the Troy school district are at odds over a registration requirement and the district's payment of tuition for the students. [Troy Record]

The Saratogian stakes out the Saratoga Springs garbage transfer station, watching for people dumping trash without the required $4 trash bags. [Saratogian]

Saratoga County is starting a peer mentoring program for veterans recovering from PTSD. [Saratogian]

The Westerlo murder case will be featured on Nancy Grace Tuesday night. [TU]

A photography exhibit at the Saratoga Race Course includes photos taken by track workers documenting their lives around Saratoga. [Saratogian]

The former Fireside restaurant in Schenectady is for sale for $119,000. [Marv Cermak]

A retired Schenectady elementary school teacher has donated $117,000 to SCCC's music program. [Daily Gazette]


People aren't afraid to go downtown - there just isn't much down there to do other than go clubbing and there isn't any mass transit. It's not that it's dangerous, it's that it's not fun for people who don't want to go clubbing or want to do something else than going to a show. Jillians is OK for shows, but there's no reason to hang around - no late night eats, no chill bars. No thanks.

It's not about safety...we are POOR and there are NO jobs

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