Tonko/Gibson expected to vote no on Syria strike, Trustco robbery suspect extradited from South Carolina, suspect critically injured in Spa City foot chase, attendance/handle down for Saratoga

Paul Tonko is suggesting that he will vote against military strikes against Syria, and Congressman Chris Gibson is a leading opponent of the plan. [Capitol Confidential]

A man who led police on a foot chase after allegedly shoving a woman's head into a brick wall on Caroline Street in Saratoga early Saturday morning, was later discovered unconscious, with serious injuries, outside a Caroline Street Bar. The suspect may have fallen from up to 20 feet of scaffolding after climbing up to elude police. Police unsuccessfully attempted to taze the suspect twice during the chase. Police chief Greg Vietch says an investigation is underway but he does not believe police did anything wrong. [TU][News 10][YNN][Saratogian]

The Canajoharie man picked up in South Carolina last week for allegedly robbing the Slingerlands Trustco last month has been returned to the area and is slated to be arraigned in Bethlehem Town Court today.[TU]

Admissions at Saratoga Racecourse were down 5 percent this season and handle was down less than 1 percent from last year. [Gazette]

Dozens of firefighters worked this morning to combat a house fire that broke out in Guilderland overnight. The mansion, which is vacant and for sale, was once considered for purchase by Evander Holyfield and the Olsen Twins. [YNN][TU]

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Police are looking into more shootings in Albany on Monday and early Tuesday in Albany.[TU]

Two people were shot in Schenectady near Becker Street late Friday night.[TU]

The man convicted of shooting and killing Shakim Miller on a Troy street back in March of 2012 was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday. [WNYT]

A Schenectady parolee was stopped by Queensbury troopers on Friday and found with 21 grams of cocaine in his car. [TU]

Police have arrested one of the three people who allegedly attacked an employee in a used car dealership on Ferry Street in Troy on Thursday.[TU]

State Police and Washington County sheriff's deputies destroyed thousands of pot plants across the county late last week and are expecting to make arrests in connection with the case in the future.[TU]

A Berne man died over the weekend when he rode his ATV into a booby trap set up to protect pot plants on his property near Thacher Park. [TU]

Five underaged drinkers were caught in a sting at the Schaghticoke fair on Saturday.[TU]

Albany's new School superintendent says "This is the beginning of a turnaround year for the district. People will see tangible results."[TU]

The trainer of the second-place finisher in the Travers Stakes is charging that the rider of Travers winner Will Take Charge used an illegal electrical device on the horse during the race. [News 10]

The Albany Visitors Center is getting a restored brass model of the USS Albany that was rescued from a San Diego scrap yard.[TU]

A group of moms from Ballston Spa won $34,000 on a boxed superfecta at Saratoga last week.[Saratogian]

Stinky sky predicted for the Adirondack Balloon Festival.[Saratogian]

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