Family says boy struck by car has died, Cuomo adjusts casino plan, questions about housing as Park South redevelops

The family of the 7-year-old boy Albany police say was hit by a vehicle while crossing South Pearl Street (block map) Saturday night says the boy has died. [News10] [WNYT]

A motorcade will be transporting the body of Lt. Col. Todd Clark, recently killed in Afghanistan, from ALB to Christian Brothers Academy for calling hours today. [TU]

Andrew Cuomo is now proposing four -- instead of three -- upstate casinos as part of his upstate casino plan. The legislation necessary to move the process along is expected to a be a focus during this last week of the legislative session. Also: The Cuomo admin is apparently getting ready to flip the switch from "get along" to "kill" after a group of current VLT operators continued to oppose the administration's casino plans. [TU] [TU] [TU]

Residents of Schoharie County were cleaning up over the weekend from flash flooding on Friday, specifically in Middleburgh. Three inches of rain fell during just a few hours in some parts of the county. It was all too familiar. [Daily Gazette] [Daily Gazette] [TU] [TU]

Kirsten Gillibrand on the recent allegations by retired Lt. Col. Sharon Dwyer Stepp that officers in the 109th Airlift Wing in Glenville have covered up incidents of sexual assault: "Lt. Col. Stepp's remarks are consistent with what we have heard over and over again from the victims, the chain of command is failing victims of sexual abuse." (This issue has been a focus for Gillibrand.) [AP/Troy Record] [Capital New York]

Albany, Troy, Saratoga Springs, and Glens Falls are among the 60+ municipalities in the state that have courts specifically tasked with handling domestic violence cases, an arrangement said to do a better of job of holding abusers accountable. Also: An issue around New York State, if not necessarily the Capital Region: orders of protection being used to arrest not just the person they're directed at -- but also the person they're supposed to be protecting. [TU] [TU]

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Federal researchers say New York's Office of Children and Family Services made it unusually difficult to survey residents of the state's juvenile detention centers about sexual assault, so it couldn't compile reliable numbers for the state. [TU]

The state comptroller's office reports it identified some problems in the state Department of Labor with "inappropriate" unemployment benefit payments during 2012, including some to people were deceased. But the payments represented less than .1 percent of the total paid out. [NYS OSC] [TU]

Price of carbon credits for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative are rising as the regulators cut back on the supply. [TU]

Albany police say one man died and another was injured during a fall while moving furniture into a second-floor apartment on Myrtle Ave Friday. [APD]

Heather Kisselback -- the head of The Prevention Council of Saratoga County, who, as it recently came to light, had been arrested for DWI in March -- offered her resignation a second time, and this time it was accepted. [Saratogian]

Halfmoon supervisor Mindy Wormuth -- who, as the Times Union describes it, "has endured a series of controversial incidents" -- is not running for re-election. [TU] [Saratogian]

Rensselaer County won't be fined for a recent sewer overflow into the Hudson that a rep for an environmental org described as "the 150 proof version of sewage." [TU]

Former state Senator Pedro Espada was sentenced to five years in prison for his conviction for stealing from a non-profit he ran. In typical Pedro Espada fashion, the sentencing was not without drama. [NYDN] [NYT]

A Schenectady man is facing multiple charges after it's alleged he broke into a woman's home, held her at shotgun point, tied her up, and robbed her. [Daily Gazette]

A Saratoga Springs builder pleaded guilty to not paying state taxes and was ordered to pay $200k in restitution. [Saratoga County DA]

Downtown business owners in Saratoga Springs recently met with officials to discuss their growing concern over "aggressive panhandling." [Saratogian]

Questions that pop up as redevelopment at/around Albany Med in the Park South neighborhood continues: What about the promised housing portion? And what about the people already there? [TU]

Housing for backstretch workers at the Saratoga Race Course has gotten an upgrade. [Saratogian]

The city of Troy aiming for the demolition of 12 buildings at the former King Fuels site near the Menands Bridge. [TU]

HVCC wants to knock down a building near its campus for the construction of student housing. [TU]

The Troy Local Development Corporation approved a $100,000 loan to help Vic Christopher and Heather LaVine with their renovations of the Clark House building downtown and the startup of a grocery store, which apparently is moving along. [Troy Record]

It turns out it's difficult to get a political party's endorsement after you've talked trash about it in the past. [TU]

Perhaps somewhat to his chagrin, Mario Cuomo's portrait is now on display in the Hall of Governors at the Capitol. [NYT 2008] [TU] Earlier: Walking the Hall of Governors at the Capitol

APD: Update: Accidental Fall on Myrtle Avenue

On Friday June 14, 2013 at approximately 6:50 p.m., officers responded to the lower portion of Myrtle Avenue for a report of a fall. Upon arrival, officers located Christopher Rueda, 26, of Albany, in the rear of the residence with serious injuries. A second 26-year-old man was also involved in the fall. His identity is not being released.
Officers learned the two men had been carrying a piece of furniture to the second floor apartment when the fall occurred.
Both men were taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital.
Rueda was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The other man is currently admitted to the hospital and is in stable condition.

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