Cuomo wants Assembly to return for Women's Equality vote, attorneys for former Albany imam request retrial,Lake George to become "smart lake," Cuomo's Harley at the ESP

Reaction to the Supreme Court's decision on DOMA from Andrew Cuomo, Kirsten Gillibrand, Paul Tonko, the Albany Pride Center. [YNN][Huffington Post][YNN][YNN]

Andrew Cuomo says he doesn't see the need for a special summer legislative session, but he want to see the Assembly return to the Capitol to vote on the split-up version of Women's Equality Act. [Capitol Confidential]

Amtrak has suspended service between Albany and Syracuse today, due to a 20 car train derailment in Montgomery County.[TU]

An acting State Supreme Court Justice is set to hear arguments on Friday in the case of four Occupy Albany protestors that DA David Soares has refused to prosecute. The outcome could not only affect the four protestors, but also, whether Soares can be held in contempt of court for not exercising his duties in the case. [TU]

Attorneys for the former imam of an Albany mosque, convicted in 2006 of laundering money as part of a fake scheme involving the sale of a shoulder fired missile,are seeing a new trial on the grounds that the FBI misidentified their client as a member of al-Qaida.[TU]

A National Transportation Safety Board report reveals some of what occurred before the single engine plane crash that killed developers Walter Uccellini and Jim Quinn.[TU][Record]


Police are searching for a man who impersonated a cop, flashed a picture of a badge on a cell phone, displayed handcuffs and made a pair of teen girls feel they had done something illegal, before asking the girls for sex in Lansing Park in Cohoes on Tuesday night.[TU][YNN][Record]

Albany police have charged two people in connection with an alleged stabbing on Hunter Avenue Friday night. [APD Press Release]

Police arrested a Moreau couple who allegedly broke into storage lockers in Queensbury.[TU]

The sentencing of a former Troy cop who pled guilty to sending sexual material to what he thought was a 14 year old girl, but turned out to be and NYPD detective, has had his sentencing postponed again. [TU]

$20 million in settlement money from banks that contributed to the housing collapse will go to land banks across New York State -- three of which are in Schenectady and Amersterdam. [Capitol Confidential]

New York and Canada have ended the war over the Peace Bridge, connecting Buffalo to Fort Erie, Canada. A plan has been laid out that will improve the American side of the bridge.[Capitol Confidential]

RPI, IBM and the Fund for Lake George are teaming up to make the lake "the smartest lake in the world."[YNN]

NARAL Pro-Choice NY is the first organization to get an exemption to the state's donor disclosure regulations, after claiming that disclosing the names of their contributors could put the contributors in danger. [TU]

Schenectady County Community College will soon be a tobacco-free campus.[Gazette]

More wet weather may delay the reopening of a section of the Erie Canal between Scotia and Fort Plain that has been closed for repairs. [TU]

A Saratoga Springs city employee has discovered the records of one-time powerful senator and Adirondack Trust Company founder Edgar Truman Brackett, described by the current ATC president as "Joe Bruno on steroids.", in a drop ceiling in City Hall. [WNYT]

Proctors' 30-year-old marquee will get an upgrade and Schenectady County Community College will get a pedestrian link to lower State Street with help from Schenectady Metroplex funding. [TU]

Veterans for Peace led a peaceful protest through Saratoga on Wednesday, to call for the closing of Guantanamo Bay prison camp.[Saratogian]

The Saratoga Springs planning board has approved site plans for a 90-unit senior housing complex with a green roof covered in grass, balconies, and small community garden plots for residents. [Saratogian]

The flyover ramp from Crossgates Mall to the Northbound lanes of the Northway will be closed from 10 pm Friday through 10 am Saturday. [YNN]

Central Park pool in Schenectady opened on Wednesday after some mechanical delays. [TU]

More Google Glass testers in the Capital Region.[TU]

A new camp in Saratoga Springs for kids on the autism spectrum. [YNN]

A custom paint job on Andrew Cuomo's Harley, done by "American Chopper" designer Paul Teutul Jr., is part of a tourism display on the Empire State Plaza's South Concourse. [Capitol Confidential]

Clowning around in college.[TU]


APD Press Release -- Stabbing Arrest

Albany detectives arrested an 18 year old city resident in connection with a stabbing that occurred on Hunter Avenue.
On June 21, 2013 at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers responded to the area of Colby Street and Hunter Avenue for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers located a 24 year old male with several puncture wounds.
The victim was treated at the scene by medical personnel and transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He has since been released.
Nicholas Lewis, 18, of Albany, was arrested Tuesday evening following an investigation.
He was charged with Attempted Murder 2nd.
Detectives also charged Lewis's friend, Brandie Hensmen, 31, of Albany, with Conspiracy 2nd for her role in the incident.
Both were arraigned Wednesday morning in the Albany City Criminal Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail.

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