Momentive files for bankruptcy, severe weather and flooding expected to increase, off-duty officer fires gun to break up dog attack

Momentive Performance Materials has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (the reorganization kind of bankruptcy). Momentive employs about 900 people at a plant in Waterford -- none of those jobs are expected to be cut. The company, which makes silicone and quartz products and had been part of GE, was bought by a private equity firm in 2006. [Troy Record] [TU] [Daily Gazete]

A Rensselaer County Court judge has ruled that the confession from Trinity Copeland -- the Troy teen accused of fatally shooting her father in 2012 -- will not be allowed at trial because police didn't properly warn her of her Miranda rights. [TU] [Troy Record]

Albany Common Councilman Ron Bailey on the promises of jobs for city residents at a possible casino in Albany: "That needs to be locked down ... I've seen so many projects where our people are left standing on the corner watching as people from out of town come in to work. We can no longer stand for that." [TU]

Apparent consensus of experts at an extreme weather conference at UAlbany: flooding is becoming more frequent in the Northeast. [WNYT] [TU]


Albany police say a man was found shot in the leg in Sheridan Hollow Saturday (map). APD says the man was treated and released, and it's investigating. [APD]

Colonie police say an off-duty Albany police officer fired his gun in an attempt to stop a dog from attacking a smaller dog Monday morning -- neither dog was hit. But both dogs ended up being euthanized. [WNYT] [News10] [Daily Gazette]

A member of a fish and game club in Scotia on the deadline to register assault rifles with the state under the SAFE Act: "The big concern with a lot of people is if they register their guns the state could confiscate them in the future." [Daily Gazette]

Lead (lede) of the day: "Tom King, the president of the state's largest and oldest pro-gun group, has never had a bigger pulpit -- and he's never had so many of his fellow believers yelling at him." [TU]

Andrew Cuomo continues to embrace charter schools. [TU]

Of the 215 newly anointed "master teachers" by the Cuomo admin, 23 are from the Capital Region. [Cuomo admin]

The Albany County legislature has set up a committee to review the work of the commission that reviewed the county charter. [TU]

The push for a Troy land bank has hit a few snags. [TU]

Albany County officials criticized an Albany Pine Bush prescribed burn that went ahead despite high winds Monday. [News10]

The proposed expansion of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway -- said to be in the works whether the site gets a full casino or not -- would almost double the square footage of the venue. [Daily Gazette]

Glenville is hoping a zoning change will spur development along the town's gateway on Freemans Bridge Road (map). [Daily Gazette]
Saratoga Springs police say a man has been charged with gang assault for allegedly being part of a group that beat up a guy on Caroline Street early Sunday. [Daily Gazette]

Tickets for the Paul McCartney show at the TU Center sold out in about 30 minutes. [Troy Record]

Sports page

A parade for the Union hockey team is scheduled for Thursday in Schenectady. [Daily Gazette]

Jerami Grant, a star forward for the Syracuse basketball team, is leaving for the NBA after his sophomore year. [Syracuse Post-Standard]

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