Fire destroys Cohoes fish fry, Troy woman rejects plea deal in alleged Boston Marathon fraud, Cuomo rolls out $6 million promotional plan at booze summit

Matt's Fish Fry in Cohoes was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. [TU]

A fund has been set up to help the family of the pregnant woman who died in what police are calling a suspicious fire in Lansingburgh last week. [TU][Record]

An anti-bullying rally was held at a Rensselaer playground in support of a developmentally disabled girl who was beaten with a baseball bat by a group of kids under 14 after she told them to stop cursing around young children. [WNYT]

At the second New York State Beer, Wine and Cider summit held on Tuesday at The Egg, Andrew Cuomo announced he would push for legislation to clear the way for more growth in the brewing, distillery and cider industries and rolled out a $6 million marketing plan to help reach consumers. But some local distillers say they'd like to see the state relax some regulations that restrict sales for products that require purchase of out of state ingredients. [TU][Record][TWCN]

The Troy woman charged with fraudulently collecting almost $500k from the fund set up for Boston Marathon bombing victims has opted not to take a plea bargain in Massachusetts. Investigators say Audrea Gause had claimed she suffered a brain injury as part of her allegedly fraudulent victims fund application. [TU][Record]

The attorney for a man who threatened to bomb the state Department of Taxation and Finance call center at the Harriman campus in Albany a day after last year's Boston Marathon bombing says his client is not a terrorist, just an angry taxpayer fed up with bureaucracy. [TU]

A suspect arrested in Albany for allegedly breaking into a vehicle and stealing items from the car is on parole for setting a 1990 fire that killed five elderly people in Schenectady. [TU][Gazette]

State troopers in Clifton Park pulled a Potsdam teen over on the Northway for doing 110 mph and say they found him with marijuana, cocaine and a crack pipe. [TU][Saratogian]

A Glens Falls man has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty for allegedly binding the legs of his ex-girlfriend's dog and drowning it in the Hudson. [WNYT][News 10]

Raymond Halacy was convicted in connection with a Thanksgiving Day burglary that also landed his brother, John Halacy -- the man who recently escaped an unrelated rape charge on a technicality -- in jail. [WNYT]

Albany police have released photos of the woman they believe stole money from the New No. 1 Chinese Restaurant on Delaware Avenue last week. [TU]

JCOPE has ruled that groups who lobbied for changes to state abortion law will not be exempt from disclosing the names of their donors. [CNY]

Mayors from around the Capital Region will meet in Schenectady today to discuss housing issues and how to deal with blighted neighborhoods. [TU]

Niskayuna's proposed school budget calls for a 2.34 percent tax increase and would restore funding for freshman sports.[Gazette]

The names of two more DWI victims were added to a memorial wall in Rensselaer on Tuesday.[TWCN][Record]

A total of 1,449 people stayed at Code Blue shelters in Albany this year, 240 more than in the winter of 2013, while Saratoga Springs had 928 people stay in their new Code Blue shelter this winter. [WNYT]

Saratoga Springs native and golf pro Dottie Pepper will be the first female announcer to cover The Masters from Augusta. [Record]

60 years of Gus' hot dogs. [News 10]

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