Appeals court says Bruno can be retried, state police shoot man in Clifton Park, Glenmont buffet employees charged with identity theft, attendance down at Saratoga

A federal appeals court rejected Joe Bruno's argument that facing a new trial would amount to double jeopardy. That opens the way for the scheduling of a second Bruno trial on charges of honest services mail fraud (this time around with a "a bribery and
kickback theory"). Bruno says he is disappointed in the ruling and is planning further appeals. [US Court of Appeals Second Circuit] [YNN] [TU] [TU CapCon]

State Police say a trooper shot a Clifton Park man Tuesday night while responding to a 911 call from the man's wife, asking them to check on his welfare. State Police say they found Douglas Stewart holding a rifle and shot him when he refused to lower the weapon. Stewart underwent surgery at Albany Med and is expected to make a full recovery. [NYSP] [TU] [WNYT] [YNN] [Saratogian]

Bethlehem police say they're investigating "numerous incidents of identity theft" allegedly related to the Golden Town Buffet in Glenmont. BPD says an investigation has determined that credit/debit card info was compromised. Police say four people have been arrested. BPD says there appear to be at least three dozen victims and $50k in fraud. The restaurant had been open as a buffet for about two months. Police are asking anyone who has used a credit or debit card there since June 15 to check their statements for fraudulent activity. [BPD] [YNN] [News10] [TU]

The jury in the trial of Rory Poulin -- charged with the murder of his girlfriend -- will continue deliberating today.

Former investment brokers Timothy McGinn and David Smith are expected to be sentenced later today for securities fraud. [WNYT]

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Albany County DA David Soares announced a new Animal Abuse Task Force made up of local veterinarians, police, and representatives from local shelters in an effort to help first responders deal with animal cruelty cases. [TU]

Drugs and alcohol have been ruled out in the death of a Pattersonville man killed on Friday when he ran a red light, steering into a truck driven by a friend. [TU][WNYT]

An audit by the state comptroller's office reports overestimation of Halfmoon's share of Saratoga County
tax revenues
and a lack of long range planning are responsible for a drop in the town's general fund. [WNYT][TU]

A 19-year-old Ballston Span man was sentenced to ten years in jail on Tuesday for raping a 14-year-old at gunpoint in Saratoga. [TU]

A Pennsylvania man who came to Saratoga for what he thought was going to be a tryst with a 14-year-old girl was convicted by a federal jury on Tuesday of attempted enticement of a minor.[TU]

Troy city councilman Mark McGrath argues the emergency demolition of a 151-year-old building next door to the new Bombers in the Collar City was not necessary and that the building was not structurally unsafe. Troy's fire chief is standing behind the decision to tear down the building. [WNYT][Record

Police have finished their investigation into the shooting death of 13-year-old Gary Cota at his Fort Edward home in June of 2012 and will decide on charges in the case in the next couple of weeks. [WNYT][TU

Nearly $8,000 has been raised in an effort to help the employees of Augie's, the popular restaurant in
Ballston Spa that burned down earlier this week. [WNYT]

Investigators say a fire that spread to five historic row homes in Saratoga last week began in a closet and that the cause was electrical. [TU]

Chuck Shumer wants the CDC to study the tick-borne Powassan virus, a case of which was recently reported in the Capital Region.[WNYT]

The state DOT is planning to replace the Cohoes-Waterford bridge over the Mohawk River and will hold a public hearing on Tuesday. [TU]

FEMA has agreed to provide funding to replace the Blenheim Bridge in Schoharie that was washed away in Tropical Storm Irene, but the agency wants the bridge built in a different place.[YNN]

Attendance at the Saratoga Race Course is down this year, in spite of efforts to promote the 150th year of racing. [Business Review]

Funny Cide visited his hometown of Greenfield Center as part of a fundraiser for retired horses.[YNN]

A five-month-old bloodhound has joined Albany County's search and rescue squad.[YNN]

A Granville native who flew 17 missions over Europe in a B-17 during WWII was one of the guests onboard the B-17 The Memphis Belle, during a flight Monday at ALB. [TU]

The new class of Albany Medical College students -- 143 students -- accepted their white coats on Tuesday and recited the Hippocratic Oath. [TU]

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