Remains found in East Greenbush may be linked to 75-year-old cold case, Pataki &McCall named to Cuomo commssion, Wormuth won't step down

Human remains discovered in East Greenbush could help police solve a 75-year-old mystery connected to the disappearance of a woman whose husband returned to Nazi Germany shortly after she vanished. The remains were discovered in a basement crawl space during a home remodeling project. A medical examiner is expected to take a look at them today. One of the few leads in the case is an old book report from a ninth grader. [TU][WNYT][YNN][News 10][Record]

George Pataki and former state comptroller Carl McCall -- two of Andrew Cuomo's former political opponents -- have been named by Cuomo to his Tax Relief Commission, tasked with finding ways to reduce property and business taxes in the state. [TU]

Embattled Halfmoon supervisor Melinda Wormuth says she will not step down before the end of her term on December 31, in spite of the ongoing FBI investigation into her business dealings. [TU]

The state Division of the Budget has announced it anticipates $430 million a year in revenues should four new casinos be established in upstate New York. [Capitol Confidential]

Gazette articles continue be open-access because of a computer problem.

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Chuck Schumer and Chris Gibson say they will refuse any pay during the federal government shutdown. Paul Tonko also says he agrees that lawmakers shouldn't be paid during the shutdown, and has sponsored legislation that would suspend the salaries of members of Congress during a federal shutdown. [WNYT][News 10]

Among the local effects of the federal government shutdown:
+ The clinical trial that a Schaghticoke man hoped would cure his rare form of cancer has been suspended. [News 10]
+Empty restaurant seats at a diner typically filled by employees from Stratton Air National Guard Base. [Gazette]

The Republican candidate for Colonie supervisor is demanding more transparency about the town's financial plan. [WNYT]

A Watervliet man will spend 13 years in prison for shooting at another man after an argument last year. [WNYT]

A pair of Schenectady County men were arrested in Plattsburgh after police say they were stopped with 600 bags of heroin with an estimated $30,000. [TU]

A Schenectady man was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly robbing the Trustco bank on Upper Union Street while claiming he had a bomb. [TU]

Some family members of a robbery victim tried to take justice into their own hands in Rensselaer County Court.[TU]

Advocates are working to raise the age for teens to be tried as adults from 16 to 18.[YNN]

More teens have been charged in connection with an alleged attack in June at the Bow Tie Cinema in Schenectady. [WNYT][Gazette]

Bow Tie Cinemas in Wilton and Saratoga Springs will open within a week of each other. [Saratogian]

A 57-year old retired State worker from Middleburgh is facing fines and possibly imprisonment, over a porch she had rebuilt after tropical storm Irene, because she didn't seek the proper town permits to build onto her home, which sits in an historic district. [TU]

The tick-borne disease Anaplasmosis-- similar to Lyme -- is on the rise in Rensselaer County. [TU]

A WWII veteran from Schenectady County celebrated his 100th birthday this week. [Gazette]

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