Crowds line streets to honor Mechanicville Marine, Cuomo comments on Apple speculation, Bailey Wind recovering at home

The body of Anthony Denier -- the Marine from Mechanicville who was recently killed in Afghanistan -- was transported home Monday (photo gallery). People lined the streets of Mechanicville for the procession. Said one woman to Fox23: "I can't send money. I can't do stuff like that, but I can be here, and I can hold a flag. And I can be here for him, and I think that will say something." Denier is scheduled to be buried at Saratoga National Cemetery Tuesday. [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette free] [TU] [Fox23] [YNN]

Albany police say an off-duty Coxsackie police officer was arrested early Monday on North Pearl Street (map) -- he's accused of menacing a person with a gun. Coxsackie's mayor says the man is a part time officer who's been on leave. [APD] [TU]

Eric Loeser -- the former EMT from Clifton Park who prosecutors say met a 15 year old on a call, then later abducted him and sexually abused him -- was sentenced to 20.5 years in prison. Loeser was convicted of abusing three boys. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

About 800 Albany residential parking permits have been sold so far. [TU]

The Times Union says Andrew Cuomo's comments yesterday about speculation that Project Azalea is an Apple supplier hinted that Apple is behind it. [TU]

The head of SEDC says for the Luther Forest campus to accommodate another huge manufacturing tenant, its already large electrical power supply would have to double. [Daily Gazette]

It appears that Stephen Saland -- one of the Republican state Senators who voted for the Marriage Equality Act -- will lose the election for the state Senate 41st after absentee ballot counting is finished. [AP/Saratogian]

Chuck Schumer was in Schenectady Monday pushing for the extension and expansion of federal tax credits for renovating historic buildings. [TU] [Schumer office]

Increased use of natural gas has significantly pushed down the amount of CO2 being emitted in states covered by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (that includes New York). [TU]

For Medicare purposes, you can be in the hospital for days but not be "hospitalized" -- a distinction that prompted a large bill for a local couple. [TU]

A Ballston Spa woman has been arrested and accused of stealing $35,000 from an elderly woman's accounts. [TU]

Watervliet's proposed 2013 budget would raise property taxes by 1.95 percent. [TU]

The town of Colonie's website is down again, apparently because of malware again. [TU]

There is apparently strong public opposition to a Niskayuna school district plan to shut down one of its middle schools because of a budget crunch. [WNYT]

Many "Bailey Wind now recovering at home" stories today -- this one might be the best. [News10] [WNYT] [Fox23] [TU] [Daily Gazette]
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APD: Police Officer Arrested

Albany police arrested a 45 year old man Sunday morning for pointing a loaded handgun at a man on North Pearl Street.
On December 9, 2012, at approximately 3:45 a.m., officers assigned to the North Pearl Street Beat responded to North Pearl Street and Sheridan Avenue for a report of a man with a handgun. When officers arrived they located Kenneth Rosimini, 45, of Ravena, with a loaded .380 handgun in his back pocket. During the course of the investigation, officers learned that Rosimini, an off-duty Coxsackie Police Officer, had menaced an acquaintance with the gun.
Rosimini was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd and Menacing 2nd.
He was arraigned this morning in the Albany City Criminal Court. Bail was set at $5,000 dollars.

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