Cleanup -- and flooding -- continue, Cuomo appointing commission to investigate corruption, youth baseball dispute allegedly resulted in tackled umpire, spray park a lotto win

Areas on the western side of the greater Capital Region are continuing to clean up from recent flooding -- while watching for even more rain. Monday night there was flooding in Herkimer County. Earlier in the day, Andrew Cuomo has asked the feds for a major disaster declaration in New York in order to get federal aid. And the body of the Fort Plain woman missing after flooding hit her mobile home was found. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [News10] [Cuomo admin] [News10]

The searches for two people missing after separate river incidents -- one in Warren County, the other in Washington County -- have been suspended because of high water levels. In the Warren County case, State Police say there's video of the man going over the Rockwell Falls on the Hudson in Lake Luzerne. [TU] [Post-Star]

Andrew Cuomo is ready to appoint a 25-member bipartisan panel to investigate corruption connected to the state legislature. Said Dean Skelos on the Capitol Pressroom Monday of a potential panel: "If this is just aimed at the Legislature, I think that would be inappropriate." [NYDN] [TU]

The processing of state income tax returns filed on paper apparently has a lot of problems this year. [TU]

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The chair of the state Republican Party is criticizing the Cuomo's admin's START-UP NY/Tax-free NY program, calling it "political theater." [TU]

A VP for a gun company currently based in Rockland County, but planning to move its headquarters to Pennsylvania: "One of our big concerns was, OK, the SAFE Act was passed in the middle of the night. You wake up the next morning and boom, that was it ... We just felt like, gee, if they can do this, what can they do next?" [TU]

A dispute over a call in a youth baseball game in Ballston allegedly led to a parent tackling the umpire in the parking lot after the game. [TU]

Lead/lede of the day: "If they're looking for bail money, at least they know where to find it." [TU]

Chuck Schumer is vowing to block a measure that would do away with paper inserts for prescription drug information (the info would be available online) -- because it would hurt Glens Falls-based Finch Paper. [Saratogian] [WNYT]

Troy's new schools superintendent is a former math teacher and graduate of Albany public schools. [Troy Record]

A handful of proposed projects could change the look of South Broadway in Saratoga Springs. [Daily Gazette]

Green Island has a new spray park thanks to a $200,000 donation from a couple that was part of that pool of state employees that won the Mega Millions a few years back. [Troy Record]

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