Bruno retrial starts today, pedestrian killed on I-87, two bars on Pearl Street pegged as trouble spots, tons of pasta

Joe Bruno's retrial starts today in federal court. This time around, the focus of the prosecution will be on "consulting fees" paid to Bruno by a Loudonville businessman. Bruno was, of course, once one of the most powerful politicians in the state and very influential in the Capital Region. [TWCN] [TU] [Daily Gazette]

State Police say a pedestrian on I-87 in Albany was killed Sunday night after being hit by a tractor trailer. NYSP say an initial investigation indicates the man "was alone in the center of three southbound lanes" when he was struck. That section of I-87 -- southbound, between exits 23 and 24 -- was closed for a time during the response to the incident. [NYSP]

Reports the Times Union: "Whether it's witnesses or grand juries, social media sites are now clearly the chief tools used to expose and threaten witnesses." [TU]

The scene at the Schenectady convenience store to which police have been called more than 1,000 times over the last two years. [Daily Gazette]

Said the sister of David Terry, the Schenectady man who died in the Hulett Street fire with three of his children last year, a year after the incident that authorities say was arson: "I don't want people to forget David, Michael, Layah and Donavan. I'm frustrated with all the liars, and the person out there responsible is free as a bird and can hug their own children and grandchildren. We can't hug our family." [TU] [Daily Gazette]

A state appellate court has tossed a conviction in a 2009 armed robbery and shooting in a pizza shop on Hoosick Street in Troy, citing issues with the warrant used to collect DNA from the man who was convicted. [TU]

Comments from neighbors and Albany police data indicate two bars on Pearl Street in downtown Albany are hotspots for problems. [TU]

Schenectady police allege a man accused of drunk driving hit a pedestrian Friday morning on State Street (map). [Daily Gazette]

State Police say a Rensselaer County man is facing a handful of charges related to an alleged incident in which the man is accused of firing at a turkey vulture, which is a protected species. [NYSP]

Albany police say an APD car hit a house on North Main Ave Friday afternoon after it swerved to miss to miss another car. [TU]

Guilderland police say two men were injured -- one seriously -- after they jumped from a bridge into the Normanskill 50 feet below Saturday morning. GPD said the men had to be rescued with ropes. [WNYT] [News10]

A group will be at the state Capitol Monday lobbying to end long-term solitary confinement in the state's prisons. [TU]

Many of the New York State court system's top judges have assigned cars and drivers. [TU]

A bit more on the potential casino site at Howes Cave. [AP/Troy Record]

As production increases at the GlobalFoundries chip fab in Malta, so too does the amount of hazardous chemicals being shipped to and from the plant. [Daily Gazette]

An armored truck overturned on its side on I-90 in Albany. [TU]

Chris Jansing -- known as Chris Kapostasy when she worked at WNYT -- is the new White House correspondent for NBC News. [TU]

The Pede Brothers pasta factory in Rotterdam makes 200,000 pounds of pasta a week. [Daily Gazette]

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