Warrington found guilty of murder, Cuomo proposes Public Trust Act to curb legislative corruption, entire Round Lake Library Board resigns over fired librarian case

A Warren County jury found Brandon Warrington guilty of the murder of his girlfriend's 5-year-old son. Jurors deliberated for three-and-a-half hours on Tuesday before convicting Warrington of second degree murder in the death of Gary Carpenter in November. Warren County DA Kate Hogan said Warrington's own testimony "was a gift to the prosecution."[WNYT][YNN][TU]

The entire Round Lake Library Board resigned last night after deferring a decision on reinstating the village librarian who was fired for closing the building early due to tornado warnings. Board members resigned during an executive session on the matter, citing threats to their families over the issue. [YNN][Saratogian][TU][WNYT]

With just six days remaining in the legislative session, Andrew Cuomo is proposing the Public Trust Act to address corruption in the state legislature. The bill would create a new class of government corruption charges, including a misdemeanor for public officials who fail to report knowledge of bribery. [NYT] [TU]

Opponents of the NY SAFE Act rallied on the steps of the state Capitol on Tuesday afternoon. Following the rally protestors delivered petitions to legislators. [WNYT][TU]

A group called "New Yorkers for Life" are planning a rally at the Capitol today to protest the abortion provisions in Andrew Cuomo's proposed women's equality legislation.[YNN]

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The Legislative Ethics Commission has confirmed that, based on the JCOPE report on the Vito Lopez sexual harassment scandal, it has imposed a $330,000 fine on the former New York State Assemblyman. [Capitol Confidential]

High water levels from heavy rain prompted the temporary closure of a 93 mile stretch of the Erie Canal on Tuesday, from Waterford to Central New York. [TU]

Heavy rains caused Albany police to close a portion of McCormack Road on the city's southwest side (map). [TU]

A new RNA institute, unveiled on Tuesday at UAlbany will be a hub for the study of diseases like Alzheimer's, AIDS and ALS. [WNYT]

A Ballston Spa man could spend up to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to first degree rape on Tuesday.[TU][WNYT]

A 20-year-old North Greenbush man is facing child abuse charges for allegedly beating his girlfriend's 4-year-old son multiple times over nearly two months. [TU]

The Saratoga Springs man charged with DWI in the death of a pedestrian over the weekend has pleaded not guilty. [TU]

A Schenectady man who tried to shoot his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend, but instead shot as many as 20 bullets at the wrong house, was found guilty Tuesday of attempted murder and will spend up to 25 years in prison. [TU]

The Schenectady man accused of killing the mother of his child and a friend in Rome, New York is now facing murder charges. [News 10]

A 47-year-old Columbia County man died on Monday when his ATV flipped over on Route 5 in the town of Canaan, pinning him underneath. [TU]

The state Senate has passed legislation to ban synthetic marijuana and bath salts, and sent the bill on the the Assembly.[News 10]

State legislators are considering a bill that would require minimum nursing staff at acute care hospitals. [TU]

A local advisory board wants to see improvements to the Saratoga Race Course enacted quickly, so gaming revenue money won't be lost to potential new casinos.[Saratogian]

Racino owners are raising concerns that Andrew Cuomo's casino proposal would give new casinos a competitive advantage over current betting sites. [Saratogian]

Saratoga County's Public Works Committee has voted to sell 130 acres it purchased in the 90s for a county landfill to Finch Paper Company.[Saratogian]

A "green" subdivision is being planned for the town of Greenfield. [Saratogian]

For the second time in three days, a Glens Falls bar caught fire -- authorities say the fires don't appear to be linked. [WNYT]

Investigations are continuing into the Rensselaer County Jail records breach.[Record]

Niskayuna's board of education will hold another public meeting tonight on the 2013-2014 school budget, which is slated for another vote on June 18. [News 10]

High costs and a drop in funding have forced Schenectady's free health clinic, which opened in 2003, to close down.[Gazette]

A sad story of the power of a crack addiction. [TU]

Eighty of the cats removed from an animal hoarding situation in Queensbury have been sent to a no-kill shelter on Long Island.[WNYT]

After three hours of effort, East Greenbush firefighters managed to free a cat from a pile of rubble on Eastern Avenue. [News 10]

Watervliet Arsenal -- the oldest, continuously operating arsenal in the United States-- celebrated its 200th anniversary on Tuesday. [WNYT]

Hansel and Gretel Nursery School in Loundonville, founded in 1973 by then 20-year-old Cathy Griner, graduated its 40th class of children last week. [TU]

Comments

"A Glens Falls pub caught fire on Tuesday when a resident in an upstairs apartment was smoking while using an oxygen tank. [WNYT]"

The resident in an upstairs apartment smoking in the presence of an oxygen tank is actually in reference to a Saturday fire in a tavern on Glen St., and not the Tuesday pub fire on Maple St.

It's starting to get difficult keeping these tavern/apartment fires in Glens Falls straight.

Editors: Fixed. Thanks for the catch.

Gee, I guess don't mess with the 627 people that live in Round Lake.

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