Police: arrest in connection with fatal Schenectady shooting, veto casts doubt on Schenectady film studio, proposed state ban on youth tackle football

Schenectady police say they've made an arrest in connection with fatal shooting near Mont Pleasant Middle School late Tuesday night. Police say the suspect is being held on unrelated charges while the investigation continues. [TU] [YNN]

Albany police officer Brian Lutz testified in his DWI trial Thursday that when he first awoke in his vehicle on I-787 he thought he was at home in bed and the Menands village police officer talking to him was in his bedroom. (Lutz's attorney has asserted that his client was not drunk not that night, but rather had suffered a seizure from taking pain medicine.) [TU]

The teen convicted of the stabbing that eventually caused the death of then-15-year-old Adeujuan Adams during a bike robbery in Albany has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. [TU]

After an investigation of the circumstances of a Schalmont High School student's suicide -- there were allegations that he had been bullied at school -- Rotterdam police have concluded no behavior rose to a criminal level. [Daily Gazette]

The underground fire in downtown Troy Thursday that blew the cover off a manhole and prompted evacuations was apparently caused by a water main break that resulted in an electrical short. [Troy Record] [TU]

Andrew Cuomo's veto of a bill that would have extended a state film production tax credit to the Capital Region has cast doubt on plans for the proposed TV and film studio facility in Schenectady. [Daily Gazette]

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The state Commission on Judicial Conduct has determined that an Albany County Surrogate's Court judge should be removed from the bench for allegedly not disclosing conflicts of interest in cases before her. [NYS CJC] [TU]

An environmental group has raised another alarm about the state's brownfields tax credit program, alleging that "tax credits are being used by developers to pad profits, rather than make projects profitable in communities that are struggling to attract investment." [TU]

A state Assemblyman has proposed banning tackle football for kids younger than 14 out of concern for head injuries. [TU] [NYSNYS/Troy Record]

The attorney for the South Glens Falls teacher facing second-degree harassment charge for allegedly smacking a student on the back of the head with a hand and a ruler for misbehaving said his client denies any of it happening. He also argued the alleged behavior doesn't rise to the level of harassment. [TU] [Post-Star]

After a gang specialist said this week that students at Schenectady's Mont Pleasant Middle School were filming fights in an attempt to make money on YouTube, the online video service said it would be unlikely for them to make any money doing that. [Daily Gazette] [Daily Gazette]

The Troy city council passed a 2014 budget that includes a 1.4 percent tax increase. [TU]

Up for consideration in Glenville: whether to make the supervisor's job full time. [Daily Gazette]

After an intervention by Jerry Jennings, the city of Albany has overturned a decision by the Albany Municipal Civil Service Commission to disqualify a man for consideration to be hired as a firefighter because he didn't mention a traffic summons on his application. [TU]

The demolition of the Winans-Crippen house in Saratoga Springs has started. (The historic house was the subject of a long fight over whether its demolition should be allowed.) [Saratogian]

Said local man with family in the part of the Philippines hit by the recent typhoon: "The security is bad and food relief is not organized ... Dead bodies are everywhere. There's no water." A local couple is helping to raise money to send "ShelterBoxes" to areas affected hit by the typhoon. [TU] [TU]

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