Local suspect found in Florida let go because of paperwork problem, mental illness defense leads to not guilty verdict, two bank robberies, annual story goes meta

Troy police say the man wanted for allegedly sexually abusing children -- and taking photos of himself while doing so -- was found in Florida Thursday -- and then let go by police there because of a paperwork problem. [News10] [TU] [Troy Record]

The Gloversville woman on trial for stabbing a Schenectady cab driver was found not guilty due to mental illness. There will now be a hearing to determine whether she should be sent to a mental hospital for treatment. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

The Four Men in a Room are closing in on a state budget agreement -- or they're not. [TU]

A state inspection sweep of oil tanker cars at local rail yards found a range of minor problems. [TU]

How Quirky ended up in Schenectady. [TU]

Two bank robberies Thursday: one in downtown Troy, the other in uptown Albany. [Troy Record] [TU]

The feds have arrested a man law enforcement officials say is connected to the Capital Region's largest-ever drug bust. [TU]

An Altamont woman is accused of stealing more than $100k from the Guilderland Teachers Association. [WNYT]

Albany police say the New No. 1 Restaurant on Delaware Ave was robbed Thursday morning by a woman who implied she had a weapon. [APD FB]

A few more alleged details about the Dunn Memorial Bridge chase, crash and jump situation Wednesday. [TU]

Albany County sheriff Craig Apple has publicly supported the E23 casino proposal in Albany. [News10]

Albany mayor Kathy Sheehan says her administration is working on a plan to cap the amount of vacation time city officials can accrue in an attempt to end the large payouts when the time is cashed in at retirement. [TU]

Argued before the state's highest court this week: whether details about state teacher pensions should be made public. [TU]

Officials are looking for ways the planned Albany Capital Center and the ESP Convention Center and The Egg might share management and administrative functions. [TU]

The Saratoga City Center is pushing to build a 500-space parking garage in downtown Saratoga Springs that would charge for parking. [TU]

The South Colonie school district says declining enrollment and reduced state aid are prompting it to considering cutting 23 teaching positions. [TU]

A Domino's in Schenectady was among the pizza chain's locations named in a settlement with the state attorney general's office for labor violations, including underpaying overtime. [Daily Gazette] [NYS OAG]

Empire State College -- the online SUNY college based in Saratoga Springs -- has a new president. [TU]

A downtown Schenectady bridge peeled the roof off a too-tall truck. [Daily Gazette]

The Jumpin' Jack's-is-now-open story goes meta. [Daily Gazette]

Sports page

The #1 ranked Union men's hockey team faces Vermont in the NCAA tournament Friday afternoon. [Union Athletics]

Tyler Ennis, Syracuse's star freshman point guard, is leaving for the NBA. [Syracuse Post-Standard]

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