Three more teens arraigned in Corliss Apts murder, FBI investigates teens death on cruise ship, Tweets turn to fight among Shen/Saratoga students, Brinks rewards woman for returning $11,000

Andrew Cuomo and top state officials are considering ammendments to the NY SAFE legislation to allow movie producers to use prop weapons when filming in the state. [TU]

Three more teens arrested for the Corliss Park Apartments murder have been arraigned. In a statement to police, one 18-year-old woman said that she lured Takim Smith to her Corliss Park apartment, at the request of a friend, by telling him she'd have sex with him, then, once he'd disrobed, texted a friend to let him know Smith didn't have a gun. [Record] [TU]

The FBI is investigating the death of the Saratoga High School senior who died on a Carnival Cruise with his family last week, but foul play is not suspected. Carnival Cruiselines says Seth Younes died in his cabin at about 3 am, and denies he was served alcohol by any shipboard personel. [WNYT] [Saratogian]

What began with comments on Twitter ended with students from Shen and Saratoga high schools getting suspended for "hooligan like behavior" in a conflict at a hockey game. The fight began over comments made about Bailey Wind, who was injured in a car crash that claimed the life of her boyfriend and another friend in December, and who was in attendance at the game. [TU] [Saratoga Seen] [News 10]

The Wynantskill man who hit a pedestrian with his snow plow pick-up truck on Tuesday night was alledgedly drunk at the time and has been charged with felony vehicular assault.[Record]


Trey Smith, the special prosecutor in the three-year-long Troy ballot fraud trial is asking a judge to hold Rensselaer County in contempt of court for not paying his bills. [TU]

Albany County executive Dan McCoy says the county nursing home is losing $1 million a month. The first public hearing on the future of the nursing home has been scheduled for next week.[YNN] [WNYT]

Demolition for Latham Circle Mall and two other properties on Route 9 in Latham, is set to begin within ten days.[TU]

They attorney for the Glens Falls woman whose five year old whose 5-year-old son was killed by Gary Carpenter has asked the judge to drop the reckless endangerment charge that could land her client in prison for seven years. [WNYT]

A Ballston Spa man allegedly robbed a Stewarts with a BB gun that looked like a Beretta handgun on Thursday.[TU]

The Warren County Sheriff's department is looking into the theft of $32,000 worth of car parts from the Garvy dealership in Queensbury.[WNYT]

Shen superintendent Dr. Oliver Robinson has become the first Capital District resident to win Superintendent of the Year.

Wanted: CEO of NYRA, compensation package up to $550,000. [Saratogian]

The state Authorities Budget Office is recommending shifting control of The Egg to NYS OGS. [Gazette]

Anti-fracking activists say they're encouraged by the delays in the decision ton allowing fracking in New York.[Capitol Confidential]

Andrew Cuomo says a recent set of fundraisers in Florida are actually for his re-election campaign in New York, and not for a 2016 presidential bid. [Capitol Confidential]

State leaders say they're confident that New York's budget will be passed on time. [TU]

Legislators say they want more details on Cuomo's proposed plan to close an undetermined number of state psychiatric centers as a cost cutting measure.[TU]

Democrats in the NYS Senate have announced their unanimous support for Andrew Cuomo's plan to raise the minimum wage.[News 10]

The Schenectady 3rd grader allegedly beaten to death this weekend by his grandmother was remembered by his principal as a bright student with a bright future who loved books, writing and stories.[News 10]

Officials at Samaritan Hospital are conducting an investigation after allegations that an
administrator at the Rensselaer County Sheriff's office was accessing the private medical
records of corrections officers.

New York now prohibits automatic refills on hydrocodone prescriptions.[News 10]

You can now get ticketed for letting your car idle for more than five minutes in Saratoga Springs. [YNN]

The woman who collected and returned more than $11,000 that flew out of the broken door of a Brinks armoured car in Salem on Tuesday will get a $2,500 reward from the company.[News 10]

More than 800 South Glens Falls High School students are hoping to beat their own record and raise more than $400,000 at their upcoming charity dance marathon.[Saratogian]


I'm a little sad about the Latham Circle Mall. Homeward Bound had their rescue clinics there until last year and it's where we met our pups. I'll always think fondly of the old place because of that.

That being said, it's such a great location and it's baffled me that the space wasn't used better commercially. That whole stretch of Route 9 in that area reminds me of Jersey (sans jughandles). The only thing that might make it more Jerseyesque would be a Wegmans. Ha!

Like I said before, Wegmans supposedly already said no to Latham Circle... still hoping for IKEA or Nordstrom though (although lately I've been seeing a few Bloomingdale's trucks in the area)

I wonder if they'll look for a new owner for the theaters? I mentioned a while ago they should have a 16 to 20 screen multiplex with digital projection and perhaps a liquor license :) I contacted ShopRite a while ago, and they said there were no plans to open a store in Latham at this time (maybe it's too close to Niskayuna though, which IMO is a tiny store compared to the ones on 85 and even Central Ave)

I'd LOVE to see a few of the following retailers and food chains in the new Latham Circle... Jamba Juice, Urban Outfitters, Abercrombie & Fitch, Sephora, maybe another Kohl's...

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