Colonie native among Boston Marathon rescuers, Cuomo seeks to toughen election law, another manhole cover dislodged by fire in Albany, Pulitzer winners from Niskayuna and Scotia

Federal agents determined that the explosives used in the Boston Marathon incident were in kitchen pressure cookers along with nails and other objects intended to act as shrapnel. [News 10]

A Colonie High School/Siena College grad who is a Boston firefighter ran into the smoke at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday and is pictured rescuing a young girl from the scene in a photo that has been widely circulated.[YNN][WNYT][TU]

RPI's hockey coach and assistant coach were on the scene in Boston on Monday and describe what they saw. [YNN]

Andrew Cuomo says he'll seek to create an independent office to enforce state election law, including a plan to curtail the power of political party bosses.
[NYT] [YNN]

Another manhole cover in downtown Albany was dislodged on Tuesday by an underground utility fire, prompting National Grid and the city of Albany to step up inspection of underground cables. [WNYT] [TU][YNN]

Crews began tearing down St. Patrick's Church in Watervliet on Tuesday morning.[TU][YNN]

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Three people were arrested and 453 packets of heroin were seized in a Troy drug bust on Tuesday, after police say they observed a drug sale in South Troy. [News 10] [Record]

Albany police arrested a city man in connection with the shooting of a man and a woman on the 300 block of Central Avenue that occurred on Monday afternoon. [APD Press Release]

A former Rensselaer County correction officer is facing charges for allegedly impersonating a law officer after he showed a badge from his former job to a Watervliet police officer who pulled him over for erratic driving.[Record][TU]

The Saratoga Springs City Council voted Tuesday to spend more than $50,000 to install six surveillance cameras in the downtown bar district. [Saratogian]

Surveillance cameras may soon be monitoring downtown Troy.[Saratogian]

A US District Court judge sentenced a California man to 20 months for transporting marijuana in a furniture truck in Troy. [Record]

A Moreau man has been charged for illegally selling an assault rifle after police saw that the gun was for sale on Facebook.[Saratogian]

The brother of a quadriplegic man who died four years ago at Albany Memorial Hospital has spent $20,000 and the years since his brother's death on a case against the home health care aid he claims caused his brother's death through unsanitary and incompetent care. [TU]

One of two drivers who fatally struck a Saratoga woman on Route 9 two years ago is suing the woman's estate after the accident left him partially paralyzed. [Saratogian]

Saratoga Springs' Board of Education has adopted a $112.7 million budget. [Saratogian]

The investment firm that bought Colonie Center last week for $107 million wants to ramp up efforts to appeal to consumers between 25 and 50, and is making plans to bring in up to twenty new stores and relocate some existing ones. [TU]

A Niskayuna native who had to go to summer school for English in his senior year of high school, and a Scotia High School drop out are among this year's Pulitzer Prize winners. [TU]

Clifton Park has purchased 78 acres of land to add to its land preserve.[YNN]

Did someone steal Ryan Gossling's motorcycle while The Place Beyond the Pines was shooting in Schenectady, or didn't they? [Marv Cermak]

Launching rockets on the Sage College lawn.[Record]

Cohoes Middle School's principal has been named the Capital Region's Principal of the Year.[WNYT]


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APD Press Release -Central Ave Shooting

Albany police arrested a 37 year old city resident in connection with a shooting that occurred on Central Avenue.
 
On April 15, 2013 at approximately 3:40 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Central Avenue for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a 35 year old female from Albany with a single gunshot wound to her foot. A second victim, a 23 year old male from Albany, also sustained a single gunshot wound to his left hip.
 
Both victims were treated at the scene by Albany Fire Department personnel and transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
 
Angel Rivera, 37, of Albany, was arrested by responding officers at a location near the scene.
 
Both of the victims and Rivera are known to each other.
 
Rivera was charged with two counts of Attempted Murder 2nd.
 
He was arraigned this morning in the Albany City Criminal Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail.
 

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