Troy officials to respond to weekend shooting, mandatory meeting for casino hopefuls yields questions, AHL hockey team may be headed for Glens Falls

More than 100 members of casino development teams and dozens of lobbyists attended Wednesdays mandatory bidder's conferenceheld by the NYS Gaming Commission. But the conference was brief and apparently just a space to ask questions which will be answered on the Gaming Commission website on Friday. [TU][WNYT]

Several CSX train cars carrying crude oil caught fire and derailed in Virginia on Wednesday just hours after Andrew Cuomo sent a letter to President Obama and issued a report on how the shipment of crude oil could be made safer.[TU][AOA]

Still no arrests in a weekend shooting on Fourth Street in Troy that left five people with gunshot wounds. Police and city officials are have announced a press conference for this morning to discuss safety measures and a response to the shooting. [TU][TWCN]

Two Albany men were arrested on attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting a man near Delaware Avenue earlier this month.[TU]


A retired state Tax Department employee was convicted in federal court on Wednesday of using a file trading program to collect and distribute child pornography. [TU]

According to sources who spoke off the record, after publicly criticizing Andrew Cuomo's shutdown of the Moreland Commission, Manhattan's top federal prosecutor subpoenaed New York's Joint Commission on Public Ethics on Wednesday for all the complaints it has received on public corruption. [TU]

State police officers from 20 counties were in Albany this week for training on how to respond to heroin overdoses. [TU]

A fire that destroyed a three story building on Eagle Street in Schenectady displaced 25 residents on Wednesday. [TU]

A former State Trooper is facing charges of reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child for chasing his estranged wife in a car with their young children in the backseat.[TU]

An off duty state trooper who graduated from the State Police Academy in December turned himself into police 15 hours after crashing his Mustang into parked cars on Main Street in Altamont and fleeing on foot in the early morning of April 17.[TU]

A case of he said/he said, further clouding the demolition of King Street buildings in Troy last year, as Mayor Lou Rosamillia questioned details of Tuesday's testimony of former City Engineer Russ Reeves' testimony before the city council. [Record]

Advocates from 40 different organizations are calling for a draft environmental impact statement for the Livingston Avenue Bridge renovation to include a bike and pedestrian crossing. [TU]

South Colonie's proposed $95.2 million school budget would cut more than nine full time teaching positions and move twenty-three bus drivers in the district from full time to part time positions. [TU]

Lou Rosamillia has pulled a letter of support he originally wrote for Ark Community Charter School. [TU]

Only two people have filed to run for three seats on the Schenectady School Board. [TU]

New York's top judge, Jonathan Lippman said new rules will go into affect in June pputting restrictions on third party credit card debt collectors that purchase overdue debts and currently have the ability to freeze bank accounts and garnishee wages.[TU]

A 66-year-old veteran who was arrested when he dressed as the Grim Reaper and stood outside a military airbase in Syracuse to protest the U.S. drone aircraft program has been acquitted of criminal charges.[TU]

WNYT reports sources are telling them the Calgary Flames AHL hockey team will sign a contract with the Glens Falls Civic Center next week, to bring hockey back to the arena. [WNYT]

Alice Baker, "unofficial mayor of Central Avenue, died on Tuesday at age 76, in her apartment above Little Motors, the used car lot she ran from 1978.

Yes, that was the Norman Rockwell Museum on Jeopardy last night. [TU]


15 hours later, eh? Nice. If it were any of us, the cops would be at your door before the flames went out. WTF were they doing, toasting marshmallows at 3am? Corrupt hypocrites.

Glad to see hockey will remain in Glens Falls. No offense to Albany but GF is THE place to see hockey in the area. There isn't a bad seat at the GF Civic Center, the seating is spacious and the beer is tasty. I will be sad to see the Phantoms go though. :-(

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