Albany stabbing suspect caught, 46th district count complete but race isn't over, Powerball brings a crowd to "lucky" store

Police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal stabbing in the city earlier this week. Michael D. Anderson was spotted by police on a fire escape on Lark Drive and arrested for allegedly stabbing three women -- one fatally-- on Monday night. Anderson is the ex boyfriend of one of the victims --Shaquasia Thomas. She and her aunt, Gwynn Carter are in critical condition at Albany Med. Thomas' sister, Tonette Thomas, died of her wounds. [APD Press Release] [TU] [YNN]

It's still anybody's guess who will control the NYS Senate in the coming session. Ballot counting is done in the race for the 46th Senate district and democrat Cecilia Tkacyk is behind by about 100 votes, but 800 ballots, mostly from the Amedore campaign,were objected to, so the race isn't over yet.
In the 41st district, Democrat Terry Gipson is still ahead of Republican incombant Stephen Saland.
Meanwhile, four Democrats in the Senate are trying to negotiate a power-sharing agreement with the Senate Republicans that would keep the Democrats from control.[WNYT] [YNN] [TU] [NYT]

The NYS Court of Appeals sided with David Soares on Tuesday in a ruling about the high-profile steroids case .The court unanimously voted that Judge Stephen Herrick exceeded his authority when he tossed out Soares 33-county indictment against the operators of an Orlando Compounding Pharmacy because the defendants had filed a federal civil lawsuit filed against Soares, creating a conflict of interest. [TU] [WNYT] [Saratogian/AP]

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The woman who, along with her boyfriend, is charged with the murder of her
son will not be allowed to attend the boy's funeral. [WNYT]

The mother of a little girl who died in a house fire in Albany will have to undergo parenting and fire safety classes to get her children back, after she admitted in to neglect on Tuesday. [TU]

A Troy woman is facing charges for allegedly stealing electronics equipment from the apartment of a Colonie aquaintance and then setting a fire that killed a dog in a cage in the apartment. [TU] [Record]

The APD is investigating a robbery near The College of Saint Rose and the Ualbany Alumni Quad in which a man was shot in the head with a pellet gun. [WNYT]

A Wilton man will spend two and a half years in federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy. [WNYT]

A driver accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake and ran her car into Marra's pharmacy in Cohoes on Tuesday afternoon.[WNYT]

Eric Schneiderman is calling on 75 non-profits to disclose their funding and relief efforts to victims of superstorm sandy. [WNYT]

Members of the financial industry want the federal government to grant tax exempt status for "Sandy bonds," that could be sold by private investors to repair or replace damage from the storm. [TU]

Congress Street in Troy was closed for several hours on Tuesday after a crew digging up a tree broke a pipe, causing a gas leak and forcing the evacuation of several nearby buildings. [TU]

Police are looking for a woman with a neck tattoo of stars who robbed a Pioneer Savings Bank on Tuesday morning. [Record] [TU]

DOT crews will start blasting this week at the site of last month's rock slide in Washington County. [WNYT]

Three Saratoga Springs cops are still on unpaid suspension in connection with a bar fight, but the department isn't saying why . [Saratogian]

The NYS DEC is applying for a 90 day extension on a hydrofracking health review that could push the fracking decision. [Capitol Confidential]

The newly amended Albany County budget, includes a plan to fund the county nursing home for a full year, in spite of County Executive Dan McCoy proposal to fund the nursing home for six months and then lease it to a private entity. [YNN]

A noted constitutional scholar is now Skidmore's Dean of Faculty and VP for academic affairs. [Saratogian]

Grinches in Bethlehem and Troy . [News 10] [YNN]

780 clinical trials have been conducted or are ongoing in the Capital Region since 1999.[Gazette]

Parts of unused trains, pointed out recently as an example of NYS government waste, were recently sold on eBay and more will be auctioned off at the Rotterdamn Industrial Park next month.[TU]

A mountain of metal from Troy is headed to Turkey for recycling.[TU]

It's time to remember how to drive in the snow. [TU]

George is one of 12 dogs who -- along with their State Trooper handlers -- graduated from the State Police Academy's Basic Canine Handler School on Tuesday. [TU]

The Powerball jackpot is up to $500 million , boosting ticket sales in the "lucky" Saratoga County store. [Fox 23]

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APD Press Release - Stabbing Arrest

The man wanted in connection with the stabbing incident on Monday afternoon on Myrtle Avenue was arrested this evening on Lark Drive.
 
At approximately 7:15 p.m., an Albany detective assigned to the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force, observed Michael D. Anderson on the fire escape of an apartment on Lark Drive.  Anderson fled on foot  and after a brief struggle he was taken into custody.
 
Detectives are still conducting their investigation at this time.
 
Further detail relevant to Anderson's arrest will be available tomorrow.

Comments

"Police are looking for a woman with a neck tattoo of stars who robbed a Pioneer Savings Bank on Tuesday morning. [Record] [TU]"

Pro tip for novice bank robbers: Get rid of any distinguishing characteristics that might aid witnesses in identifying you in a police line-up. For a longer career, avoid becoming the "Tattooed Bank Robber."

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