Hearing in Troy on allegations of police brutality, student reports waking to unknown man in her room, new owners for Peter Pause Restaurant

The Troy City Council's public safety committee is scheduled to hold a hearing this evening on allegations of police brutality in the city, including the Kokopellis incident. The Troy African American Pastoral Alliance is planning a march ahead of the hearing. [TU] [TWCN] [TU]

The two vacant buildings on 5th Ave in downtown Troy (map) damaged in a fire Sunday were demolished Monday. Troy's fire chief says the fire appears to be arson. [News10] [Troy Record]

Michael Anderson -- who was facing charges, including second-degree murder, for the stabbing death of Tonette Thomas in Albany in November 2012 -- has pleaded guilty, and faces up to 45 years in prison, according to the Albany County DA's office. [TU] [Albany County DA]

At a legislative hearing Monday the state health commissioner wouldn't answer questions about when the review of potential health impacts from fracking would be finished. (The Cuomo admin has said its decision on fracking is awaiting the review.) [TU]

A Schenectady man was sentenced to 5.5 years in state prison for running a man down with a car last year. [Daily Gazette]

A man has filed a federal civil rights suit alleging his personal information was accessed by a Rensselaer County jail employee in an attempt to break up his relationship with a girlfriend. [TU]

Two gas stations -- one in Colonie on Everett Road near the Albany border (map), the other in Albany on Delaware Ave (map) -- have been held up the last two early mornings. (That Everett Road/Exchange Street station was hit by two men wearing swim goggles last August.) [WNYT] [WNYT] [TU 2013 August 8]

UAlbany police say a student on the uptown campus woke up early Sunday morning to find a man in her dorm room engaging in a lewd act. [News10]

East Greenbush police say a Troy man was arrested for his alleged involvement in a scheme to launder counterfeit money through his job as a cashier. [TU] Earlier: Cash money (or is it?)

Three "massage parlors" in the area have been busted recently for alleged connections with prostitution. [Daily Gazette]

Kathy Sheehan has appointed Warren Abriel to be Albany's next fire chief. He's been with the AFD since 1972. The appointment requires Common Council approval. [Sheehan admin]

The city of Troy has settled a lawsuit brought against it by the Police Benevolent Association and the org's president for $85k. Mayor Lou Rosamilia says the city's insurance will pay $75k of the sum. [Troy Record] [TU]

The Saratoga Springs PD says some officers have been wearing cameras to record interactions while on duty, though the department doesn't enough for all officers yet. [WNYT]

National Grid says a clerical error resulted in incorrect bills going out to about 40,000 households in the Capital Region. [TU]

Approximately 130 people are set to lose jobs with the announcement that Kmart locations in Lataham and Clifton Park are closing. [News10]

Touring Malta's roundabouts with its supervisor, and maybe throwing Clifton Park under the bus. [TU]

A developer has proposed building 242 rental apartments on Route 9 on the Clifton Park/Halfmoon border. [TU]

The Peter Pause Restaurant in Schenectady has been sold. [Daily Gazette] Earlier: Eat This: The eggplant sandwich at Peter Pause

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