Pilot in Clifton Park plane crash dies, doctors still searching for cause of Queensbury student's death, more Lopez employees allege harassment

A State Health Department investigations shows that the Queensbury High School football player who died earlier this week did not have meningitis, but the cause of the student's death is still unknown. More than 100 student athletes at Queensbury are taking preventative doses of the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin.[TU] [YNN]

The pilot of the small plane that went down in Clifton Park several weeks ago, has died. Jim Quinn suffered a head injury in the crash that also killed his passenger, local businessman Walter Uccellini. The two men were part of the company behind the new City Station development in Troy, part of which is officially opening today. [TU] [Record] [Fox 23] [YNN]

Prominent attorney Gloria Allred, who represented one of the alleged harassment victims who received a $103,000 harassment settlement in the Vito Lopez case,
says Sheldon Silver was wrong in his claim that the settlement precluded the Assembly from investigating the matter further. Silver says he welcomes an investigation into the matter.
Meanwhile, five women who worked for Vito Lopez told the New York Times that Lopez requested they wear short skirts and high heels to work, berated them, made unwanted advances and used crude language. [NYT] [Capitol Confidential] [NYT]

A deposition from David Soares has surfaced which shows that he was secretly admonished by a judicial panel for equating the defendants in a steroid case with drug dealers and for discussing the investigation of Guilderland's police chief with the Times Union editorial board. [TU]

Health care union SEIU 1100, PEF, and NYSUT have all endorsed David Soares for re-election as Albany County DA. [TU]

Kathy Marchione, who is challenging Roy McDonald in the Republican primary and Edward Gilbert in the Conservative party primary for the 43rd district stat Senate seat, has refused to participate in a League of Women Voter's Candidate forum with the two candidates. [Saratogian]

Shawn Morse, challenging Neil Breslin for the Democratic primary for state Senate, says he wants to see the creation of task force focused on on dilapidated buildings. Breslin and Morse will debate at Russell Sage College on September 4. [TU] [Record]

Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that $640,000 in state funding will be usedto help rebuild the Keene fire station that was washed away in last year's tropical storms. [TU]

A Saratoga County woman has pleaded guilty to her sixth DWI charge and faces two to six years in state prison. She also pleaded guilty to harassment for spitting at and kicking police officers. [Saratogian] [TU]

Saratoga Springs mayor Scott Johnson has proposed paying $400,000 to purchase a vacant lot valued at under $160,000 from a construction company owner who is facing nine felony tax counts. [TU]

A 24-year-old Saratoga Springs man is facing charges for allegedly assaulting a 3-year-old.[Saratogian]

The planned sale of "Lillian's lot," the public parking lot on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, to Bonacio Construction is expected to be final within thirty days. Bonacio has plans to put a building in the space. [Saratogian]

For the first time in the history of the Saratoga Race Course, there are not one, but two Travers canoes floating in the infield pond. [Saratogian]

Joe's Crab Shack plans to open in Latham on September 10.[TU]

Fuller Road store owners say two straight years of construction work outside their doors is bad for business. [TU]

Troy's OTB at Fourth and Fulton streets is moving to the Uncle Sam Lanes bowling alley. [Record]

Another new dorm opened in the Capital Region yesterday: The College of Saint Rose's Centennial Hall.[YNN]

Rensselaer County royalty runs in the family and comes not with a scepter, but with an ice cream scoop. [TU]

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