Details in Scotia murder case, Schumer says GloFo asked for help developing relationship with Apple, live grenade removed from basement, Jennings Landing

It's hot. Today's forecast includes a high of 92. Municipalities around the area are opening cooling stations. (Locations in Albany.) [NWS] [TU]

Details in the case surrounding the death of Theresa Bernard in Scotia this past weekend: Scotia police say they apprehended Jeffrey Steele shortly after he allegedly stabbed his mother fatally in her bed, but didn't immediately realize who they had. Schenectady County DA Robert Carney says Steele was seen by police walking, covered in blood, carrying a military knife. Bernard appears to have endured "a brutal set of hardships throughout her life." [TU] [YNN] [News10] [Daily Gazette]

Though the state qualified for federal disaster aid to municipalities, FEMA has decided it will not be offering aid to individual homeowners in the upstate counties recently hit by flash flooding. Said Chris Gibson in a statement: "FEMA's decision is flat-out wrong." Said the mayor of Fort Plain to the Gazette: "This is just going to wipe their thoughts and future dreams of Fort Plain right off the map." [TU] [Cuomo admin] [Chris Gibson Facebook] [Daily Gazette]

About 60 people rallied on the steps of the state Capitol Monday morning to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida. Said one mother at the rally of her 12-year-old son: "I don't feel safe. I feel like someone could take my son away just like (Trayvon Martin). I don't want my son to live in a cage, but I live in fear for my son." [Daily Gazette] [TU]

The trial date for Dennis Drue -- accused of causing the Northway crash that killed two Shen students and injured two other teens -- is set for September 30. [Saratoga County DA]

The woman rallying support for the Albany Aquarium idea distanced her effort from that of Omni Development at an information session Monday night. [TU]


More than 80 percent of the campaign money raised by Andrew Cuomo has come in the form of checks worth $10,000 or more, according to a NYPIRG analysis. [TU]

In Capital Region school districts, almost half of the students are overweight or obese, according to data from the NYS Department of Health (this looks like the data set). [TU]

Following on the reports that Apple and GlobalFoundries have been talking about fab capacity in Malta, Chuck Schumer said Monday that's GloFo's CEO had asked him to help develop a relationship with Apple: "I have been urging Apple to consider developing a manufacturing and research partnership with GlobalFoundries ... This would be show-stopping news in the Capital Region, and I am doing everything I can to make this a reality." [CNET] [Saratogian] [TU]

The tally on the number of people taken to the hospital from Camp Bisco this year: about 50, something like half of which for drug-related issues. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Schenectady police say they've arrested the man who allegedly drove the getaway bike for a bank robbery on Friday. The 14-year-old teen who allegedly went into the bank and gave the teller a note demanding money is still at large. [News10] [TU]

Schenectady police say they've arrested a man who allegedly got entry into an elderly man's house -- and stole money and jewelry -- by claiming to survey the man's property for a driveway sealing estimate. [News10]

A motorcyclist who allegedly led State Police on a high-speed chase in the Helderbergs Sunday night reportedly was stopped by a speed limit sign, literally. [TU]

The Schenectady City Council approved a federal loan request that includes $500k for the demolition of a building owned by a private developer. [Daily Gazette]

The company selected to buy the not-yet-used Saratoga County landfill, Finch Paper, is looking for tax breaks for the property. [Daily Gazette]

Asbestos and mold have prompted part of Albany's South Station police station to be closed. [TU]

The Albany Common Council passed a measure re-naming Riverfront Park at the Corning Preserve "Jennings Landing," in honor of Jerry Jennings. [TU]

A bill waiting for Andrew Cuomo's signature would help resolve a situation in which a group of Schenectady churches were unintentionally put up for foreclosure. [Daily Gazette]

A woman living in an apartment building that was seized by the city of Schenectady for back taxes doesn't appear to have had a good time with the city as a landlord. [Daily Gazette]

State Police say an Albany teen saved a man from drowning in Lake George Monday. [Post-Star]

The Saratoga County Sheriff's Department says a live WWII hand grenade was removed from a basement in Ballston. [News10]

Pat Riley is paying for the Four Tops and The Temptations to play the 50th class reunion for Schenectady's 1963 Linton High School class (Riley is a part of the class). [TU]


From a city of Albany press release: cooling stations will be open Tuesday-Friday from 11 am-7 pm at the following locations:

Giffen Elementary School - 274 South Pearl Street

North Albany Academy - 570 North Pearl Street

Schuyler Academy - 676 Clinton Avenue

Delaware Avenue Library - 331 Delaware Ave

New Scotland Library - 455 New Scotland Ave


Jennings Landing? Dear God. Well, that is his legacy.

Can't we rename the dump after Jennings? Surely that will be his biggest legacy.

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