Daughters testify against woman charged in death of grandson, recent Troy shootings believed connected, Halfmoon supervisor won't resign over FBI investigation, Auggie's to reopen

The three young daughters of the Schenectady woman who is charged with beating her eight year old grandson, resulting in his death, testified against their mother in court on Tuesday. [YNN]

Troy police believe three recent shootings in the city are related and were committed by two groups of people targeting each other. Detectives were out in full force last night in an effort to find the people responsible for the shootings. [TU][YNN][WNYT]

Members of the Halfmoon Town Board want Supervisor Melinda Wormuth to resign over the ongoing FBI investigation into her business dealings. Wormuth says she won't step down and claims and says the chargesare false and she has not been charged or convicted of any offense.[Saratogian] [TU][YNN]

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Under the terms of a new bill being considered by Andrew Cuomo 8,5000 management/confidential state employees would see their first raise since David Paterson instituted a wage freeze for them in 2009. [TU]

Public Officials in New York who are charged with corruption may lose their pensions under new policies announced by the U.S. attorney for NewYork's Southern District at the first public hearing of the Moreland Commission.[NYT][Capitol Confidential]

A lawsuit filed by Rensselaer County Democrats is aimed at stopping two of the 87 potentially fraudulent ballots from being counted. [TU]

With most of the absentee ballots counted in the Saratoga County Sheriff's primary, it appears Michael Zurlo has maintained his lead in the race.[WNYT]

The Fort Edward teen charged with the shooting death of Gary Cota -- shot in 2012 while the boys were paling with the gun--pleaded not guilty in Washington County Family Court on Monday. [Post Star]

A 20-year-old Mechanicville woman is facing DWI charges after she was pulled over driving the wrong way in a work zone in Guilderland early on Wednesday.

Sheriff's deputies in Warren County confiscated nearly 1,300 bags of heroin worth $20,000 when they arrested two men at a traffic stop in Queensbury.[News 10]

"We just wanted to show him that not all teenagers in the world do these kinds of things," said one of the Cohoes teens who voluntarily cleaned up pro-football player Brian Hollway's vacant Stephentown home on Tuesday, after another group of teens trashed the house over the weekend in a "flash party." More than $20,000 in damage was done to Holloway's home. The former NFL star says he plans to try to use the incident as an opportunity for the community to "teach these kids a better way."[YNN][TU][WNYT]

Saratoga County's board of supervisors has hired a Texas Company to write an economic development plan for the county.[Gazette]

Albany's City Planning Board will hold a hearing on Thursday on Albany Med's $110 Million plan to raze two blocks of Park South to make room for offices, shops and housing. [TU]

NYS Health Department to health care workers: Get a flu shot or wear a mask. [Gazette]

In Colonie: If you build it, you build it, they may come but will you also bother their visitors and cause parking problems? [TU]

A proposal for a $3 million, 10,000 square foot fire and rescue facility is being considered by the Saratoga City Council.[YNN]

A federal judge is expected to hear arguments on Thursday in the free speech lawsuit the Wandering Dago food truck has brought against NYRA.[Gazette]

Paul Grondahl on editing the memoirs of his own former editor, Harry Rosenfeld.[TU]

Augie's, the Ballston Spa restaurant that was destroyed by fire seven weeks ago, will reopen today.[WNYT]

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