Repp fighting extradition in Schaghticoke murder case, Skidmore student's harasser sentenced, Cuomo may call special session for flooding, Scotia diner/wedding chapel

More rain and flash flooding are expected today in the Capital Region. [TU]

Prosecutors will have to seek a governor's warrant to bring the suspect in the July 4th murder of a Schaghticoke couple back to New York. 22-year-old Anthony Repp is fighting efforts to extradite him from Massachusetts to New York to face charges in the beating deaths of his mother and stepfather. [TU][YNN]

The 49-year-old Massachusetts man who sent Skidmore College into lockdown last spring, when he threatened a student in a text message, was sentenced to five years probation, time served in jail and psychiatric counseling. Lance Leonard must also stay away from the victim for eight years. [TU][YNN]

The latest in the battle between the Albany County Legislators and Dan McCoy over the plan to privatize the County Nursing Home: McCoy is blasting legislators for planning to vote on pieces of their
own plan for the nursing home, without submitting the plan for public review.
[TU]

Andrew Cuomo may call lawmakers back to Albany for a special session to help deal with the recent flooding in parts of the state. Fort Plain residents are hoping for federal aid to help with the flooding and Chuck Shumer is pressing to have parts of the state declared a disaster area to qualify for FEMA aid . [YNN] [WNYT][Capitol Confidential]

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Saratoga County's Personnel Committee has appointed a 46 -year old animal science major to the head up the county animal shelter. That position became a point of controversy in the spring, when county officials originally attempted to appoint a 22-year old recent Siena grad whose father is a politically connected developer.[Saratogian][WNYT]

State troopers arrested three people heading to Phish at SPAC on Friday after it's aleged they were found in possession of a large amount of drugs, including a candied form of LSD. [TU]

Police have not yet made any arrests in a pair of shootings that followed a party at the Troy Boys and Girls Club on Saturday night. Two 19 year olds were wounded in the incident and more minor skirmishes broke out in the crowd of nearly 200 that gathered in downtown Troy following the incident. [WNYT][Record]

Filed under "stuff we couldn't make up:" One of Eliot Spitzer's opponents in the race for NYC comptroller -- Kristen Davis, the former madam who claims to have booked his prostitutes. [WNYT]

Spitzer is not ruling out seeking higher office in the future. [State of Politics]

Siena College will collaborate with the New York Times on polling for the NYC mayoral election. [Siena Press Release]

Wynantskill's teachers nearly unanimously voted no confidence in the current school superintendent, and parents have been protesting what they say is bullying, intimidation and retaliation by the administrator. [Record]

Annie George could get up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when she is sentenced later today for keeping harboring an illegal immigrant at Llenrock mansion in Rexford. [Saratogian]

Two kayakers who got caught up in the current and pinned against a tree just below Lock 8 on the Mohawk River were rescued on Monday by the Scotia Fire Department.[TU]

The discovery of the body of a 68-year-old woman with Alzheimer's in Schenectady this week has Alzheimer's advocates calling for more notification and awareness of "silver alerts." [YNN]

Andrew Cuomohas approved a law enforcement exemption to the NY Safe Act.[State of Politics]

A lawsuit charges that SUNY Cobleskill admitted students who had no chance of graduating so it could collect tuition from them.[TU]

A water main break caused a boil water order in parts of Glenville on Monday. [TU]

The mayor of Lake George wants the owners of a Canada Street shop to remove "obscene" tee-shirts from his store window.[WNYT]

The Amsterdam Castle, originally listed for $2.5 million, was sold last week to a Fort Lauderdale couple for $825,000.[AOA][Gazette]

A 44-year-old congenital amputee biked, walked and ran 350 miles along the Erie Canal from Tonawanda to Albany in two weeks. [YNN][WNYT]

Saratoga's Bread Basket bakery is now operating the coffee shop space in the public library.[Saratogian]

The mid 19th century replica schooner Lois McClure will be docked in Troy today.[Record]

A Wilton woman is hoping a New Jersey pet detective can help her locate her lost beagle.[News 10]

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