Moreland Commission to issue subpoenas, Collins pleads not guilty to attempted abduction, arson suspect is former firefighter

The Moreland Anti-Corruption Commission has decided to issue subpoenas to the employers of state lawmakers in an effort to get them to release the names of clients in their private law firms. The committee will also be investigating Democrats.[WNYT][TU][NYT]

The Guilderland man arrested on arson charges for allegedly burning down a home on Carman Road on September 30 is a former firefighter and served as assistant fire chief in Rensselaer County. [TU[[WNYT]

Anthony Collins pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to kidnapping and weapons charges in connected with the alleged attempted abduction of two women at a bus stop near UAlbany's downtown campus last week.[WNYT]

The three men who led police on a foot chase in the Lark Street area on Monday after their car crashed into a building are facing drug charges and one faces weapons charges for possessing a gravity knife. [TU]

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A Troy man was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly stole steak and seafood from the second avenue Price Chopper by stuffing it down his pants, and then led police on a vehicle and foot chase. [TU]

Schenectady police are looking for the man who allegedly robbed Tara Kitchen on Liberty Street at gunpoint around 9:15 on Saturday night. [TU]

Albany police say a man was shot in the leg on Morton Avenue on Tuesday night.[TU]

A pick up truck, driven by a 17-year-old who police say was under the influence of drugs crashed into a Moreau home. [WNYT]

Pastor Willie Bacote joined recent protests calling for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the August 31 police chase in Saratoga Springs that left 21-year-old Daryl Mount Jr. in a coma.[Saratogian]

Officials at Mont Pleasant Middle School in Schenectady are trying to stop the almost daily fights that have been breaking out after school since last spring, involving students, and in some cases, parents. School officials say fights have resulted in 18 suspensions. [YNN][TU]

One day after canceling a series of community forums about the Common Core initiatives due to disruptions from what he called "special interests" State Education Commissioner John King visited School 2 in Troy on Tuesday as part of a back-to-school statewide tour. [Record]

Cecilia Tkaczyk is asking State Education Commissioner John King to reschedule town hall discussions on the Common Core standards. [Capitol Confidential]

Cohoes has trimmed its proposed 2014 spending plan by $70,000, dropping the tax rate to about 1.3 percent. The move lowers the projected tax increase by 44 percent and would cut a the mayor's salary from the proposed $79,000 to $60,000. [Record][TU]

Saratoga's Public Safety Commissioner pulled a vote on a plan to sell the last public parking lot on Broadway and use the money for a third fire station when it became clear concil members would not pass the proposal. [Gazette][YNN]

Casino gambling opponents protested plans for more legalized gambling in New York by smashing a slot machine in West Capitol Park on Tuesday.[TU]

A group of volunteers -- mostly veterans -- are renovating the Vietnam Memorial in LaFayette Park.[WNYT]

A look at the new plans for the old Madison Theater.[YNN]

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