State Police: Schaghticoke couple died from blunt force trauma, Spitzer running for public office, 25,000 historical docs found in ceiling, remnants of industry are leather bikinis

State Police report the husband and wife killed in Schaghticoke on July 4 "suffered severe skull fractures and brain injuries due to blunt force trauma." The wife's son, Anthony Repp, was arrested Friday in Massachusetts in connection with the case after he allegedly fled the Capital Region by hopping a freight train. Authorities are working to have extradited back to New York. [NYSP] [TU] [News10] [WNYT]

Schenectady police have identified the body found Sunday afternoon in the eastern end of the city (map) -- they it was a 68-year-old woman who had been reported missing two weeks ago. SPD says foul play is not suspected -- she suffered from Alzheimer's and other medical conditions. [News10] [YNN] [WNYT]

Said the man accused of setting off fireworks in the crowd at the ESP Thursday, to WNYT: "I apologize if anybody got startled or anything. I didn't do nothing wrong. I just let off some fireworks." [WNYT]

The stretch of South Pearl Street in Albany where 7-year-old Qazir Sutherland was hit by a car -- and later died -- is getting new safety upgrades (map). [TU]

Eliot Spitzer says he'll attempt a run for New York City comptroller. He told NYT: "I'm hopeful there will be forgiveness, I am asking for it." [YNN] [NYT]

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A few Capitol observers describe the Moreland commission recently put together by Andrew Cuomo to investigate corruption in the state legislature has the beginning -- not the end -- of reform efforts. [TU]

Question in Fort Plain for business owners after recent flooding: Whether to rebuild, and if so, where? [TU]

Troy fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire at the Martin Luther King apartments early Friday that displaced more than 30 people from their homes. [Troy Record]

Troy police say the device found near the Taylor Apartments on the Hudson last week was a "small" pipe bomb. [Troy Record]

Sub-headline for Times Union story about Camp Bisco: "For some patrons, a weekend of music and fun turns into a dangerous, drug-fueled nightmare." [TU]

Schenectady's schools superintendent is pushing measure he says could address disparities between the rates at which African-American and white students are suspended. [Daily Gazette]

The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake is opting out of the National School Lunch Program after complaints from parents and students about the food resulting from the more stringent nutritional guidelines in the federal program. [Daily Gazette]

Construction work on the tunnel roadways under the Swan Street building at the Empire State Plaza is set to begin today, with traffic detours continuing through October. [NYS OGS]

Residents near Schenectady's Carrie Street Park are described as being "under siege" by unruly kids (map). [Daily Gazette]

Said Saratoga Springs accounts commissioner John Franck of a consulting project approved to look at traffic congestion at the intersection of Broadway, Lake, and Church Street downtown: "You fix that corner, there will be a statue of you in the city." [Saratogian]

As the number of restaurants in downtown Schenectady grows, restaurateurs hope the crowds will as well -- otherwise it's smaller slices of pie for everyone. [TU]

Found in a drop ceiling in Saratoga Springs city hall: 25,000 documents from an influential law firm that rented space there more than a century ago. [Saratogian]

Reported stolen in Albany: a 450-500 pound ship anchor. [TU]

Made from the scraps of the leather industry in Fulton County: leather bikinis. [Daily Gazette]

A local orthopedic surgeon has been practicing for 50 years. [TU]

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