Bomb threat at GloFo site, midday bank robbery in downtown Troy, huge former Beech-Nut plant sold, a Cracker Jack buffet

Construction at the GlobalFoundries site in Luther Forest was temporarily stopped Monday -- and 3,000 construction employees sent home -- after a note was left at the scene claiming there were bombs at the site. (WNYT reports the note was left "on toilet paper in a portable bathroom stall.") Police say no explosives were found. State Police say a Glenville man -- working at the site as an electrician's apprentice -- was arrested for allegedly writing the note. An investigator said police aren't sure what prompted the threat. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [WNYT] [YNN] [NYSP] [Saratogian]

Said the sister of man who was fatally shot early Monday on First Street in Albany (map), to the Times Union, as she watched a firefighter hose her brother's blood off the pavement: "I don't want to live without my brother. I didn't even get to say goodbye. ... I may never leave this scene." An APD spokesman called the case "a very active and ongoing investigation" and urged the public to call with any information it might have. [APD] [TU] [News10]

Albany fire chief Robert Forezzi is retiring after 39 years with the department, almost eight of those as chief. [TU] [WNYT]


Good-government groups are pushing for the an overhaul of the state's Board of Elections -- they've criticized for it being too ineffective at addressing campaign finance law violations. [TU] [State of Politics]

State education commissioner John King on his decision to send his two kids to a private Montessori school in North Greenbush: "It's not about public versus private; it's about finding the right environment for your child." [TU]

Schenectady police say a man was stabbed in the neck at a motel on State Street Monday night (map). SPD says it's looking for a suspect who was reportedly seen fleeing the scene. [News10] [WNYT]

Troy police are looking for the woman who robbed a downtown bank late Monday morning. Just outside the bank at the time of the robbery a crew was installing one of the city's new surveillance cameras. [Troy Record] [TU]

A Schenectady woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the stabbing death of her live-in boyfriend last year. [TU]

A chemical plant in Cohoes that burned in a huge fire last year has been fined for venting a highly flammable gas into the air just a few weeks before the fire. [TU]

The Rotterdam Square Mall -- slated to go up for auction this week -- is off the block. [TU]

The former Beech-Nut plan in Canajoharie has been sold. The new owner says the plan is to redevelop the campus into space for multiple shipping and light manufacturing tenants. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Among the incentives the mayor of Middleburgh is using to entice businesses to set up on the village's the Main Street as it continues to rebuild from Irene: he offers to build them a free website. [Daily Gazette]

The founders of the Capital Region's only angel investment fund -- angel investors provide very early capital for startups -- are looking to start a second fund. [TU]

Growing student group at Saratoga Springs High School: fiddle club. [Saratogian]

The food at the reception after longtime local sportscaster Rip Rowan's funeral: draft beer, hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jack. [Marv Cermak/TU]

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