Potential casino sites that are not Saratoga, allegation of excessive force against Troy police, new community owners for Open Door Bookstore

Increasing talk about the potential Capital Region casino not ending up in Saratoga -- maybe instead sites in Rensselaer, Albany, or Schenectady. [TU]

State Police say the Schoharie County home in which an 8 year old's adult teeth were allegedly pulled with a pair of pliers was "in an advanced state of disarray" and "in terrible condition." The girl's legal guardian is facing assault and child endangerment charges. [TU] [WNYT]

A Saratoga Springs man has filed a lawsuit alleging Troy police used excessive force against him -- including tasing him in the head -- during an arrest in 2011. Also: A separate allegation of excessive force against TPD officers has become the latest focus of the ongoing fight between Troy police chief John Tedesco and the city administration. [TU] [Troy Record]

Democrat Cynthia Young has filed paperwork that's the first step in appealing a decision by a state Supreme Court justice to toss two absentee ballots in the Malta supervisor election, giving the win to incumbent Republican Paul Sausville. The judge, a Republican, disqualified the ballots because the voters had written on the back of the ballot in the section for the state constitutional amendments. From a message posted on Young's campaign FB page: "It is a long shot, but the outrage over the disenfranchisement of voters needs to be addressed." [TU] [Saratogian] [Cynthia Young campaign FB]

The US Postal Service has suspended mail service to a section of Van Vranken Ave in Schenectady (block map) after postal officials say a mail carrier was targeted by someone with a BB gun last week (the carrier wasn't hurt). [Daily Gazette]

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More than $715,000 in aid will be going to Capital Region food bank orgs as part of an emergency state grant aimed at addressing shortfalls from a cut in federal food assistance. [TU]

A few more details about the allegations against the outgoing Hoosick town supervisor and the misdemeanor charges he's facing. [TU]

More tales of the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority: When "most cost effective" actually means "only." [Saratogian]

Brandon Burritt -- who pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the stabbing death of his roommate, David Hochsprung, in Watervliet this past April -- was sentenced to 18 years in prison. [TU]

Albany police say three people were arrested last week after a caller reported what looked like a man with an AK-47 near Lincoln Park (map). APD says officers found a .22 caliber rifle that had been modified to look like an AK-47. [APD FB]

Albany police say two people were arrested after officers responded to a call in which "a young adult who was home for the day, observed a man breaking into his home" on Hackett Boulevard (block map). APD says a man fled the house as officers approached, there was a short foot chase, and the man was arrested along with another man in a nearby vehicle. [APD FB]

The Schenectady Fire Department says the vacant home in the Central State neighborhood that caught fire Monday morning had been frequented by squatters (map). A deputy chief said squatters often start fires for warmth. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

There's a plan to remediate a piece of land in Troy's Little Italy neighborhood from pollution that stretches back a century. [Troy Record]

GE has reached agreements with Saudi Electricity Co. on deals worth more than $1 billion for power generating turbines and maintenance, which could be good for the company's plant in Schenectady, where steam turbines are built. [TU]

Who actually owns 1 Commerce Plaza in Albany? [WNYT]

The projected completion date for "Zero Energy Nanotechnology" building planned for the NanoCollege campus in Albany has been pushed back to 2015. [TU]

The Open Door Bookstore on Jay Street in Schenectady is being sold to a group of community members. [TU]

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