NY SAFE injunction denied, officer and son of Rensselaer Police Chief charged with DWI in fatal accident, Northway crash victim identified, protests planned for Saratoga gun show

Farther afield: In a shootout this morning, police killed the gunman who allegedly killed four people in a rampage in Herkimer yesterday. In a statement this morning Andrew Cuomo commended the efforts of law enforcers who responded to the tragedy. [YNN]

An Albany County acting State Supreme Court Justice denied a request for a preliminary injunction against the NY SAFE act that was requested by activist Bob Schulz and a group of second amendment advocates. [Capitol Confidential]

22-year-old Mark Fusco, a Rensselaer police officer -- the son of Rensselaer Police Chief Rick Fusco, is charged with DWI in connection with a one car crash in East Greenbush yesterday morning that claimed the life of his passenger, 22-year-old Sean Murphy of Slingerlands. [YNN][TU]

The woman who died in the car/bus crash on the Northway in Clifton Park on Tuesday has been identified as 64 year old Barbara Weinstein of Saratoga. Her husband, Steve Weinstein, was driving the red porsche when it spun out of control hitting a busload of college students. Investigators are still looking for the cause of the crash. [Saratogian][TU]

The man who allegedly threatened a Skidmore College student last week, causing the campus to go into lockdown, has waived his right to extradition in New Jersey, where he was arrested, and will be sent to Saratoga Springs to face charges. [TU][Saratogian]


Former Troy Council President Clement Campana and Councilman Gary Galuski - the last two defendents in the Troy ballot fraud case - are scheduled to be in court today to learn whether their cases will go to trial, but their lawyer, E. Stewart Jones, says he'll accept nothing short of a dismissal. [Record]

A 20-year old Lake George man is facing a string of charges including manslaughter and homicide for allegedly hitting and killing a pedistrian with his car while high on Xanax and marijuana in June. [TU][WNYT][Saratogian]

A convicted rapist who pleaded guilty last month to sexually abusing a 91-year-old woman at the Loudenville adult home where he worked, will spend four years in prison. Albany County D.A. David Soares is still considering charges against the adult home that hired the man. [YNN][TU]

A 19-year-old Schenectady woman was jailed without bail on Sunday after she allegedly assaulted a police officer with his baton at a routine traffic stop. [TU][YNN]

There's another gun show planned in Saratoga this weekend and three groups will be protesting outside the Saratoga City Center.[Saratogian]

Saratoga County's Law and Finance Committee voted on Wednesday to move forward with the appointment of the 22-year-old recent Siena graduate, the daughter of a Halfmoon builder who has donated over $12,000 to County Republican Candidates, as supervisor of the county animal shelter.[Saratogian]

The nurse at a Shenendahowa middle school is refusing to administer a Lyme disease medication to a child in the district because it is an alternative treatment. [Gazette]

Albany's Bishop Howard Hubbard says the choice of Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio for Pope shows "an appreciation for the fact that the church and the third world is growing much faster than the church in the western world."[TU]

Advocates are working to save Wildwood Programs - which offers support to people with learning and developmental disabilities, from a proposed six percent or $850,000 state budget cut.[YNN]

Citizen's for St. Patrick will be in court this afternoon in yet another effort to stay building permits and prevent the demolition of the Watervliet church.[Record]

Construction at Ellis Hospital is creating some serious parking problems. [Gazette]

Only one company submitted a bid to redevelop One Monument Square in Troy.

The 90 year old champion of the effort to award the Medal of Honor to WWI hero Henry Johson has died. [TU]

Ballston Spa's robotics team is taking their frisbee launching robot to the FIRST Robitics World Championship in St. Louis in April. [Saratogian]


Huh. Apparently, simply saying that a law is unconstitutional is not sufficient grounds to have it overturned. You actually have to have a legal argument.


It would be helpful maybe to make a notation on the the links that go to articles behind a pay wall, e.g.,

"The nurse at a Shenendahowa middle school is refusing to administer a Lyme disease medication to a child in the district because it is an alternative treatment. [Gazette]"

My .02


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