Plane crash-lands in Clifton Park, admissions drop may cause layoffs at HVCC, Cuomo to host "yogurt summit"

A plane crash landed near the Colonie Reservoir at around 7:30 this morning. One person is dead and the pilot is injured. [TU] [WNYT]

A 13 year old bicyclist was hit by a car near the Northway entrance by Stuyvesant Plaza on Tuesday. Folks who live and work on Western Avenue say the ramp is dangerous it was only a matter of time before someone was injured there.[TU] [Fox 23]

Governor Cuomo will host a "yogurt summit" in Albany today to bring dairy farms together with yogurt producers and state officials to discuss how government to help encourage the industry, now that it has reached critical mass in New York. [YNN]

Police patrols are up in Troy while the department tries to determine who is responsible for a spate of suspicious fires in the city.Demolition crews took down the last four homes destroyed by the fire on Sunday in Troy's North Central District. Police believe the target may be a woman who lived in two of the buildings where the fires occurred. [YNN] [WNYT] [News 10]

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An investigation at the Albany County jail shows that "significant deficencies" in security allowed attorney Lee Kindlon to enter 13 times without signing into the facilty. [TU]

A Saratoga County judge declared a mistrial after a three day deliberation left a jury "hopelessly deadlocked" in the trial of a man accused of beating a man to death outside The Metro in Saratoga.[Saratogian]

Police in Albany say one of the two men who broke into a home on the 200 block of Spring Street this week shot at the homeowner. [WNYT]

State Police say a man died in a one car crash in the Southbound land of the Northway between exits 11 and 12 Tuesday evening. Police say the man was in his mid twenties and he was apparently speeding when his ford expedition swerved off the road and hit a tree. A pocketbook and a pair of shoes found at the scene indicate there may have been a female passenger in the vehicle as well. [TU] [News 10]

A drop in admissions at Hudson Valley Community College of about 4.5% may result in layoffs unless enrollment picks up before the fall semester begins in two weeks.[Record]

A fire that displaced a dozen people at a Madison Avenue apartment building could have been much worse, had a tenant not done one simple thing -- closed a door. [TU] Police believe the fire was caused by an electrical problem.

Rensselaer County is one step closer to a a text 911 system. [WNYT]

Governor Cuomo has ordered the Thruway Authority to lower what they call a "modest" 45-perercent increase in truck tolls. [Fox 23]

With New York's apple production down 52 percent - the smallest crop since 1948 - the Assembly is considering legislation to help bail out apple farmers.[Capitol Confidential]

Governor Cuomo signed legislation on Tuesday banning prerecorded phone messages unless they have been approved by the recipient. [WNYT]

All three Albany Parking Authority downtown garages are dropping evening parking rates to $2 in an effort to encourage people to come to the North Pearl Entertainment District. [News 10]

Honest Weight co-op broke ground for its new Watervliet Avenue buildingyesterday.[WNYT]

Attendance and on-track handle are down slightly from last year at Saratoga Racecourse, but overall wagering on races at Saratoga is up 6.5 % in the first 22 days of racing . With racetrack attendance declining nationwide, NYRA is working on a marketing plan to boost the popularity of racing in NY. [Saratogian]

A Troy Firefighter and 16 year military veteran whose supervisor allegedly accused him of faking PTSD will be fired from the department on Friday for allegedly operating a contracting business while on medical leave. [Record]

The sinkhole that appeared in the middle of Caroline Street on Tuesday afternoon is believed to have been caused by a break in a sewer or storm drainage line and has been repaired. [Saratogian]

Carhartt clothing has given Pastor Charlie Muller's Victory Christian church $5,000 . Muller is up for another prize - a Toyota Tundra-- which he says he'll donate to charity if he wins. [Fox 23] [YNN]

The Rensselaer County Legislature is one step closer to banning the sale of bath salts in the county.[YNN]

A number of local farms are selling their products at markets in New York City. [Post Star]

The six way race for the 109th assembly district is expensive. [TU]

Former Albany Patroons coach Phil Jackson is lending his support to former County Excutive James Coyne's primary bid in the race for the 109th Assembly District. [TU]

For 11-years a Saratoga County co-generation plant has been providing the electrictiy to Maplewood Manor nursing home, but the county has decided to pull the plug on the plant now siting a drop in commercial electric rates. [Gazette]

A Listeria scare has prompted an FDA recall cantaloupe. [CBS 6]

Bookings at the Hotel Albany are up 200- percent since they began renovations in June. [Fox 23]

C-R Productions at Cohoes music hall is about $11 thousand away from meeting a $75,000 necessary to close a funding gap that threatened to shut down the company. [TU]

No more Giants. Well,maybe next year. [WNYT] [TU]

What do Goldilocks and the Giants have in common?[TU]

Winning is nice, but for The Valley Cats, it isn't everything. [TU]

New York's powerball lottery drawing tonight will be for $320 million.


The story about the kid on the bike is upsetting. The main corridors into and out of Albany are totally unfriendly to bikes, leaving teenagers the options of either begging for a ride or taking the bus if they want to get somewhere like the mall.
Cycling gives kids a freedom that many of us enjoyed when we were younger, but what does our current infrastructure say to them and their parents? "Stay home and play video games, it's safer."

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