Flood recovery flagging, recent rash of shootings, "smash and grab" at museum, low primary turnout in Albany, it's the not-great pumpkin crop

Two years after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene, the Schoharie County recovery is, as the Times Union describes it, "running out of steam." [TU]

Albany police two men walked into Albany Med with injuries following what was apparently a shooting in the South End early Saturday morning (block map). And APD says one person was arrested after officers responded to a report of shots fired in the Ten Broeck Triangle neighborhood Saturday morning (map). Seven people have been shot in Albany since late August, according to police reports. [TU] [TU] [News10]

Ongoing problem for local police departments: pellet guns that look like real guns. [TU]

An upcoming Schenectady murder trial will hinge in part on DNA evidence technology that has never before been used in a New York court -- and which the defense the attorney in the case calls "voodoo." [TU]

"People with knowledge of the matter" tell the Times Union that Halfmoon supervisor Mindy Wormuth and her husband are the subject of an FBI investigation into their business dealings -- their attorney says they've done nothing wrong. [TU]

Saratoga Springs police say five gold and silver trophies were stolen from the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame late Thursday. The museum's director calls the trophies "irreplaceable." SSPD says the trophies were worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. [Daily Gazette] [TU] [Saratogian]

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The Rensselaer County Sheriff's Office says one person died in a large house fire in Poestenkill Sunday night. [News10]

The Albany County Sheriff's Office says the man who died in Thacher Park last week after an apparent rock climbing accident was a beginning climber and may not have tied a knot properly. Rock climbing isn't currently allowed in the park, but a group is pushing for it to be allowed. [News10] [WNYT] Earlier: Planning for the future of Thacher and Thompson's Lake State Parks

Albany Common Council president Carolyn McLaughlin on the low turnout for Albany's primary election: "The Democratic electorate in Albany is not excited about elections if only a quarter of the people are involved in the process." [TU]

The flooding in Cohoes last Thursday was caused by three inches of rain that fell in an hour (the weather station at ALB recorded a little more than 1 inch for the whole day). [TU]

Finger pointing -- and finger pointing over finger pointing -- regarding allegations of ballot fraud in Rensselaer County. [TU]

After raising more than $200k to avoid possible closure, the Historic Cherry Hill mansion in Albany next must another $500k by next July. [TU]

A former Catholic nun from this area was ordained as a priest Sunday -- one of a growing number in the country who now claim status as Roman Catholic priests, though their ordinations aren't recognized by the Vatican. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

A Troy artist is planning to buy the former St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Schenectady and renovate it for use as a museum, art school, and events venue. [Daily Gazette]

Honest Weight is looking at the possibility of increasing its number of co-op shares. [TU]

All the rain this past June has resulted in a poor local pumpkin crop this year. [Daily Gazette]

Miss New York -- Nina Davuluri -- was crowned Miss America. She's from the Syracuse area. [NYDN] [Syracuse.com]

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