Search continues in stabbing of trooper, school locked down after parent brings gun to school, trial starts in Llenroc servant case

State Police released a name and photo of a man they say they'd like to question about the stabbing of a state trooper at the Empire State Plaza Sunday. NYSP say they've found the knife used in the stabbing. And the trooper -- Rodney Smith -- continues to improve. There's a $10,000 reward for info leading to the arrest and conviction of the attacker. [AOA] [TU] [Daily Gazette] [Troy Record]

Andrew Cuomo says it's "just not accurate" that a recent conversation with RFK Jr. prompted him to pull back from an imminent decision to approve test wells for hydrofracking. [AP/TU]

Dean Skelos says Senate Republicans are considering multiple changes to the NY SAFE Act. Andrew Cuomo says he's open to technical changes, but not substantial adjustments. [State of Politics] [YNN]

Colonie police say the truck driver who fatally hit a man on Central Ave over the weekend -- and then was assaulted when he stopped -- will not be charged. [Daily Gazette]

Pedestrian safety was a topic of discussion for Albany Common Council Monday. [WNYT] [News10]


Cuomo says there are more than two sides in the discussion about a package of legislation that includes bills on topics such as reproductive health, sexual harassment, and pay equity: "This is more like a pentagon, I think." [NYSNYS/Troy Record] [TU]

Jose Canseco was at the state Capitol Monday to support a bill banning dietary supplement compound. (You might remember previous episodes, including the one where Jose Canseco admitted to taking steroids, and the one where a ball bounced off his head and over the wall for a homerun.) [TU]

The head of the Rensselaer County jail has been let go. [TU]

The attorney for Annie George -- accused of keeping an Indian woman at the Llenroc mansion in Rexford as a servant for little pay -- argued at George's trial in federal court Monday that the woman was "happy" with the situation. A DHS special agent testified that the woman -- Valsama Mathai -- was "relieved" when officials showed up at the mansion. [Saratogian] [TU] [Daily Gazette]

The Saratoga County woman convicted of animal abuse -- and picked up for violating her probation by again keeping horses -- has worked out a deal that doesn't include jail time. [Saratogian]

The Doane Stuart school was locked down briefly Monday after police say a staff member saw that a parent was carrying a gun. Renssealer police say the man has a permit to carry to the gun -- but it's illegal to have it on school property, and he was charged with criminal possession of a weapon (a misdemeanor). But Rensselaer's police chief says the man had no intention of harming anyone. [Doane Stuart FB] [TU] [Daily Gazette] [WNYT] [Troy Record]

Coeymans police say an American Red Cross employee was arrested after he was accused of sending multiple sexually explicit texts to a teen whose contact info he got from a blood drive at RCS High School. Police say the man has been fired. [YNN] [News10]

Colonie police say it appears a dispute a 12-year-old had with someone online via Xbox prompted an attempted "swatting." [News10]

The Saratoga Springs accounts commissioner is pushing for the board of directors for the city's housing authority to be dumped, alleging "inefficiency, neglect of duty, or misconduct." The chair of the board says the commissioner's accusations have been "de-bunked." [YNN] [Daily Gazette] [WNYT]

The Albany Common Council voted to increase the apartment inspection fees paid by landlords -- the first such increase in 17 years. [TU]

A forensic audit of Section 2, the high school sports org for this region, concludes the org could have been defrauded -- or just had really bad accounting. [TU]

There's a petition to ban plastic bags in Saratoga Springs. [Daily Gazette]

There are public access TV factions in Schenectady. [TU]

Teenagers these days... and their compliments. [TU]

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